August 29, 2016 – In this episode, our time machine sets sail in the aftermath of World War Two, on a mission to feed the hungry that endures to this day, through Heifer International — those folks who help you give the gift of livestock. It’s a storybook for kids called The Seagoing Cowboy, and it tells the story of the ships that once carried weapons and soldiers, turning to humanitarian cargo: Livestock, farmers, teachers ...

Aug 22, 2016 – For this episode, our time machine takes us back to the aftermath of the First World War, where we’ll visit a defeated member of the Central Powers that targets ethnic minorities for wholesale slaughter. It’s not Nazi Germany, but Ottoman Turkey — in the final chapter of their genocide against Greeks, Armenians and other Christians, that the nation denies to this day. Our guest, Lou Ureneck, is a professo...

August 15, 2016 – This week, we follow the journey of the men and women who — in the aftermath of World War Two in Europe — dedicated themselves to visiting justice upon Hitler’s Henchmen. Veteran author and foreign correspondent Andrew Nagorski brings us these stories in The Nazi Hunters, stripping away the myths and caricatures of popular fiction. The book is also an implicit call to action, breathing life into the ph...

August 8, 2016 – This week, our time machine whisks us back to meet the great master, Michelangelo: Sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer. He was also the original brooding artist, who for the first time connected the artist to the work, a link we consider essential today. Our guide is Miles J. Unger, here to explore what the great artist is whispering to us across the centuries with his new book, Michelangelo: A Life in Six M...

August 5, 2016 – Today, we’re going to hear from author, journalist and producer Denise Kiernan. Her latest book is, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. Kiernan is the author of several history books, including Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence, and Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the U...

August 3, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly. For almost a year now, we’ve brought you ancient wisdom for modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. But today — the History Author Show’s 1st Anniversary, August 3, 2016 — represents our last midweek installment. While Van Bryan will lend his voice to future episodes, he’s focusing on all th...

August 1, 2016 – In this episode, our time machine takes us out to the ballgame, where we’ll root, root, root for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The year is 1947, and Dem Bums just signed Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League History. Sitting next to us in the 50¢ grandstand seats, is Geoff Griffin, author of the children’s book, Brooklyn Bat Boy: A Story of the 1947 Season that Changed Baseball Forever. I...

July 29, 2016 – Today we’re going to hear from popular historian and frequent TV news guest, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her latest book is, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. She previously touched on the extended Roosevelt family twenty years ago, writing No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II, for which she was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer P...

July 27, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly– bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. The subject of death has been a source of fascination, and unease, for philosophers and religious seekers for centuries. How exactly should we feel about our deaths? Should it be a source of concern? Should we fear it? If you were to ask the ancient ...

July 25, 1016 – This week, Hildegarde Mahoney shares her memoir, Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War. In 1941, seven-year-old Hillie and her family left home in New York City and set off for their native Germany. They planned to take the safe and scenic route: Across the U.S., the Pacific, and Eurasia via the Trans-Siberian Railway. But then Hitler betrayed his alliance with Stalin, the family found themselv...

EPISODES

Peggy Reiff Miller – The Seagoing Cowboy

August 29, 2016 – In this episode, our time machine sets sail in the aftermath of World War Two, on a mission to feed the hungry that endures to this day, through Heifer International — those folks who help you give the gift of livestock. It’s a storybook for kids called The Seagoing Cowboy, and it tells the story of the ships that once carried weapons and soldiers, turning to humanitarian cargo: Livestock, farmers,...

Lou Ureneck – Smyrna, September 1922 – The American Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide

Aug 22, 2016 – For this episode, our time machine takes us back to the aftermath of the First World War, where we’ll visit a defeated member of the Central Powers that targets ethnic minorities for wholesale slaughter. It’s not Nazi Germany, but Ottoman Turkey — in the final chapter of their genocide against Greeks, Armenians and other Christians, that the nation denies to this day. Our guest, Lou Ureneck, is ...

Andrew Nagorski – The Nazi Hunters

August 15, 2016 – This week, we follow the journey of the men and women who — in the aftermath of World War Two in Europe — dedicated themselves to visiting justice upon Hitler’s Henchmen. Veteran author and foreign correspondent Andrew Nagorski brings us these stories in The Nazi Hunters, stripping away the myths and caricatures of popular fiction. The book is also an implicit call to action, breathing life i...

Miles J. Unger – Michelangelo
Art

August 8, 2016 – This week, our time machine whisks us back to meet the great master, Michelangelo: Sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer. He was also the original brooding artist, who for the first time connected the artist to the work, a link we consider essential today. Our guide is Miles J. Unger, here to explore what the great artist is whispering to us across the centuries with his new book, Michelangelo: A Lif...

H5F: Denise Kiernan – The Girls of Atomic City

August 5, 2016 – Today, we’re going to hear from author, journalist and producer Denise Kiernan. Her latest book is, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. Kiernan is the author of several history books, including Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence, and Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Si...

CWW: Aristotle and the Case for Hate

August 3, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly. For almost a year now, we’ve brought you ancient wisdom for modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. But today — the History Author Show’s 1st Anniversary, August 3, 2016 — represents our last midweek installment. While Van Bryan will lend his voice to future episodes, he’s focusing...

Geoff Griffin – Brooklyn Bat Boy: A Story of the 1947 Season that Changed Baseball Forever

August 1, 2016 – In this episode, our time machine takes us out to the ballgame, where we’ll root, root, root for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The year is 1947, and Dem Bums just signed Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League History. Sitting next to us in the 50¢ grandstand seats, is Geoff Griffin, author of the children’s book, Brooklyn Bat Boy: A Story of the 1947 Season that Changed Baseball ...

H5F: Doris Kearns Goodwin – The Bully Pulpit

July 29, 2016 – Today we’re going to hear from popular historian and frequent TV news guest, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her latest book is, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. She previously touched on the extended Roosevelt family twenty years ago, writing No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II, for which she was awarded the 1995 ...

CWW: Death Does Not Concern Us

July 27, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly– bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. The subject of death has been a source of fascination, and unease, for philosophers and religious seekers for centuries. How exactly should we feel about our deaths? Should it be a source of concern? Should we fear it? If you were to ask th...

Hildegarde Mahoney – Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War

July 25, 1016 – This week, Hildegarde Mahoney shares her memoir, Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War. In 1941, seven-year-old Hillie and her family left home in New York City and set off for their native Germany. They planned to take the safe and scenic route: Across the U.S., the Pacific, and Eurasia via the Trans-Siberian Railway. But then Hitler betrayed his alliance with Stalin, the family foun...