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Episode 322: In the Hurricane’s Eye Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Episode 322: In the Hurricane’s Eye Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and Bunker Hill, returns to the show to discuss the finale of his Revolutionary War trilogy In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.

Episode 313: Founding Martyr Author Christian Di Spigna

Episode 313: Founding Martyr Author Christian Di Spigna

Author and historian Christian Di Spigna talks to Daniel Ford about his new book, Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero.

Episode 268: Inside the Combat Zone Author Stephanie Schorow

Episode 268: <i>Inside the Combat Zone</i> Author Stephanie Schorow

Live from the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., Stephanie Schorow, author of Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits, talks to Sean Tuohy and Mike Nelson about the history of Boston’s “sordid and alluring” underside.

Episode 246: The Frozen Hours Author Jeff Shaara

Episode 246: <i>The Frozen Hours</i> Author Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals and The Fateful Lightning, returns to the podcast to discuss his new novel, The Frozen Hours. Shaara talks to Daniel Ford about consulting with Korean War veterans, how he chose the characters featured in this narrative, and why, in large part because of those veterans, his writing process was more emotional this time around.

Episode 242: Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee Author Stacie Haas

Episode 242: <i>Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee</i> Author Stacie Haas

Stacie Haas, author of the middle-grade, historical fiction novel Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee, talks to Daniel Ford about wanting to be a writer since she could hold a pencil, how she caught the history bug, the inspiration behind her debut novel, and how her publishing journey led to 50/50 Press.

Episode 239: The Demon Crown Author James Rollins

Good friend of the podcast James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force Series, talks to Sean Tuohy about his new novel The Demon Crown (out Dec. 5).

I allow myself 90 days of research. On Day 91, I start writing.
— James Rollins

To learn more about James Rollins, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @jamesrollins. Also listen to last year’s live interview with the author at The Harvard Coop.

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Episode 182: The Last Days of Magic Author Mark Tompkins

Mark Tompkins, author of the brilliant and bloody The Last Days of Magic, talks to Daniel Ford about the novel coming out in paperback, what he learned while promoting the book, and what’s in store for his characters in the sequel he’s working on. 

Tenacity is the defining characteristic of a successful writer.
— Mark Tompkins

To learn about Mark Tompkins, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @MLTompkins. Also listen to our first podcast with the author.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 166: Pachinko Author Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires and the recently published Pachinko, talks to Daniel Ford about her path to storytelling, her intense research process, the global immigrant experience, and what inspired her new (and highly praised) novel.

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People who are conscious and know history, I think we’re always resisting.
— Min Jin Lee

To learn more about Min Jin Lee, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @minjinlee11. Also, the author is appearing at Harvard Book Store on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 134: Nerd Blogger On Why We Love Superheroes

The Nerd Blogger returns! She digs into the history of American comic books and explores why people love superheroes. 

Visit Only Nerds Allowed’s official website, like their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @OnlyNerdsAllowd.

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Episode 126: Best-Selling Author and Historian Nathaniel Philbrick

Episode 126: Best-Selling Author and Historian Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick, the best-selling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, talks to Daniel Ford about how he caught the history bug and what inspired his new book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.

Episode 111: Author Jay Atkinson

Jay Atkinson, author of Massacre on the Merrimack, talks to Daniel Ford about his mentor Harry Crews, his research and writing process (yellow legal pads play a starring role), and what inspired his narrative featuring Hannah Duston’s thrilling, and bloody, escape from her Native American captors.

To learn more about Jay Atkinson, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Atkinson_JayAlso check out our first interview with the author (“New England Narrative: 9 Questions With Author Jay Atkinson”) and our review of Massacre on the Merrimack.

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Episode 79: Author Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara (photo credit: Olivia Cowden)

Jeff Shaara (photo credit: Olivia Cowden)

Jeff Shaara, best-selling historical fiction author of Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, talks with Daniel Ford about his new novel The Fateful Lightning (available for sale starting today).

To learn more about Jeff Shaara, visit his official website. Also, check out our first interview with the author:

Episode 60: Author Brian Abrams

Brian Abrams Photo credit: Jeff Swensen

Brian Abrams
Photo credit: Jeff Swensen

Brian Abrams, author of AND NOW...An Oral History of "Late Night with David Letterman," 1982-1993 and Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office, talks to Daniel Ford about journalism, New York City, and drunk Presidents.

Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office is available for pre-order and will be published on Feb. 10.

To learn more about Brian Abrams, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @BrianAbrams.

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Episode 27: Historical Fiction Author Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and GeneralsThe Last Full Measure, and, most recently, The Smoke at Dawn, talks with Daniel Ford about taking over his father Michael Shaara’s Civil War series, a few of his favorite historical figures, and why writers need to focus on telling the best story they can possibly tell.

To learn more about Jeff Shaara, visit his official website

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