An Atlanta man's experience as a prisoner of war during World War II is now the subject of an Apple TV+ series. His granddaughter speaks about his memoir.
Friday on Political Rewind: Mary Rodgers grew up among some of Broadway's biggest names, from Sondheim to Bernstein. Her father was one half of Rodgers and Hammerstein. We sit down with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green to discuss Rodgers' autobiography, Shy.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: We revisit our conversation with writer Frank Bruni. His book, The Beauty of Dusk, details how his life was changed by a stroke that left him blind in one eye. Bruni imparts a hope-filled message on how to change your perspective during dark times.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: In the aftermath of the Jan. 6th committee's unprecedented decision to refer former President Trump to criminal charges, we take a step back to look at the origins of our democracy. Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff joins us to discuss Samuel Adams' vision for our country.
Over the past few decades, the cost of owning a home in the Atlanta metro area has risen dramatically, and that has pushed some low income residents out of the area. In his new book, Dan Immergluck, professor of urban studies at Georgia State University, says the city of Atlanta failed to protect Atlanta's poorest residents from being displaced by gentrification.
Friday on Political Rewind: In 1964, two Klansmen killed Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn, a Black veteran, near the Broad River Bridge in Athens. John Pruitt, then a 22-year-old cameraman for WSB-TV, covered the case. He documents that experience in his novel Tell It True.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Not all of Donald Trump's business took place in the Oval Office, according to author @MarkLeibovich in his new book Thank You for Your Servitude. From his seat at the bar in the Trump International Hotel in D.C., he saw the president's closest confidants.
Public radio listeners know former Savannah writer George Dawes Green from The Moth. The storytelling organization — with its Radio Hour on GPB — turns 25 years old this month. And its founder Green is celebrating another milestone, the release of his fourth novel.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Los Angeles in the early 1970s was a glittering confluence of creative genius, which transformed American society as we know it. Journalist and cultural historian Ronald Brownstein documents this lively history in his new book, Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics.
We speak with Brownstein about how 1974 would change the face of popular culture forever — and create works far ahead of the political status quo of the time.
Thursday on Political Rewind: In his early days in office, President Biden has put coping with climate change near the top of his agenda. But New York Times best-selling author David Pogue doesn’t want us to wait for government fixes.
In his new book How To Prepare For Climate Change, Pogue tells us it’s time we learn to adapt to forces of nature that will continue to dramatically alter life as we know it.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A conversation with author Larry Tye about the history of demagoguery and the presidency.
As President Donald Trump continues to spin out conspiracy theories about a fraudulent election to inspire outrage among his supporters, Tye reminds us Americans have long had a love affair with bullies in his new book.
Partisan and ideological divisions have hobbled the nation’s response to the pandemic and our sinking economy. For one theory on how American politics became so toxic, Princeton professor and best-selling author Julian Zelizer turns to former Georgia Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey swore she'd never return to Atlanta after her mother was murdered there. 35 years later, she faces those demons in her searing new memoir, Memorial Drive.
Author Lara Prescott joined Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual author talks. Her debut novel The Secrets We Kept, which became an instant New York Times best-seller, is about the CIA’s program to influence Russian thinking during the Cold War — with literature. Hear their discussion about the espionage plot and the real-life love story behind Dr. Zhivago.
Lisa Donovan is a celebrated southern pastry chef, James Beard award-winning essayist, and now author of a new memoir. The book, called Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger, follows her life in and out of kitchens, documenting her journey to the restaurant industry she loved — and later left. On Second Thought spoke with Donovan to discuss the pains, obstacles and joys of finding her voice as a woman and a southerner, and learning to use it in the male-dominated culinary world.