Jeremy C. Young – The Age of Charisma

August 14, 2017 – This week, our time machine travels back to the Gilded Age and pre-World War Two America, to hear the voices of those who held crowds enthralled. Our guide on this journey is Jeremy C. Young, and his book is, The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870–1940. In it, Jeremy traces the modern relationship between leaders and supporters, back to a unique group of charismatic social movements prominent in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It was the age of magnetism, of dramatic gestures, of Christian revivals led by riveting preachers — and it laid the groundwork, for today’s mass media. Jeremy is Assistant Professor of History at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. You have seen his editorials in many newspapers including the Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Seattle Times. You can find him at JeremyCYoung.com, at @JeremyCYoung on Twitter, or Facebook.com/TheAgeOfCharisma.       Podcast: Download (Duration: 57:00 — 130.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

Clare Mulley – The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry
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August 7, 2017 – This week, our time machine takes to the skies of Germany as war clouds gather on the horizon, to meet two very different women, united in history by their determination to soar in the brand new — and male-dominated — world of human flight.This week, our time machine takes to the skies of Germany as war clouds gather on the horizon, to meet two very different women, united in history by their determination to soar in the brand new — and male-dominated — world of human flight. Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg shared talent and courage, but held very different views on the Nazi state — partly because Melitta had a Jewish grandfather, which led her to support the Valkyrie plot, which very nearly succeeded in killing Hitler. Clare Mulley joins us from the U.K. to introduce The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry. Her previous books are The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb, which won the Daily Mail Biographers’ Club Prize — and — The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville. Granville was Britain’s first female special agent…