CWW: Aristotle’s Poetics

November 4, 2015 – 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. Today we are visiting with Aristotle, a man who is often considered to be the most influential philosopher to ever live. We are looking at Aristotle’s Poetics and we will talk about how the idea of a “good story” has remained essentially unchanged for over two thousand years! Then we will consider the notion that reading tragic literature might actually contribute to our health and well-being. Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show. Podcast: Download (Duration: 7:46 — 7.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

Jennifer Kincheloe – The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

November 2, 2015 – For our first historical fiction author, we’re pleased to introduce Jennifer Kincheloe’s debut novel: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc. Join us in 1907 Los Angeles, where Anna Blanc chafes under the thumb of her controlling father and yearns for a life of crime — solving them that is. Inspired by the wild Santa Anna winds, Anna joins a suffragette protest, lies to everyone in her life, and takes a job as an LAPD police matron — under a not particularly convincing fake name. “If the police find out, she’ll get fired; if her father finds out, he’ll disown her; and if her fiancé finds out, he’ll cancel the wedding and stop pouring money into her father’s collapsing bank.” And so the stakes are set, in the secret life of our spunky heroine: Anna Blanc. You can follow Jennifer Kincheloe @JenKincheloe on Twitter, or like the novel’s Facebook page. And if you’re hungering for more of LA at the dawn of the 20th Century, check out Jennifer Kincheloe’s Pinterest page. It features over 35,000 images from her extensive research on the period.     Additional books discussed on this episode:           Podcast: Download…