Christopher Bonanos – Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
Art , New York / November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018 – Our time machine hauls out the big, bulky Speed Graphic camera and watches the ultimate watcher of watchers in 1930s, ’40s and ’50s New York City: Arthur Fellig. Helping haul the tripod around to various crime scenes and disasters is Christopher Bonanos who brings us Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve seen his gritty images from the 1930s through ’50s. It’s an incredible body of work produced by a photographer who hammed up claims of an uncanny ability to show up at a crime scene just as the cops did — a human Ouija board. Christopher Bonanos is city editor at New York magazine where he covers arts and culture and urban affairs. His previous book is Instant: The Story of Polaroid. Follow him on Twitter @HeyBonanos and @PolaroidLand on Instagram.         Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:36 — 125.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Patrick Gregory – An American on the Western Front
WWI / November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018 – Our time machine soars over the Great War’s trenches — and gets down and dirty on ground level — through the eyes of a pilot in the very early days of U.S. air power. Our guide on this journey is Patrick Gregory, co-author of An American on the Western Front: The First World War Letters of Arthur Clifford Kimber 1917-18. Written along with his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Nurser (Kimber’s niece), Patrick Gregory has produced a true labor of love, bringing to life the only Great War record of its scope from the period of America’s involvement. In addition to having a family friend in former President Theodore Roosevelt, Lt. Kimber also had the distinction of carrying the first official U.S. flag to the nation’s European allies, adding rich details to the story of one doughboy among so many. Patrick spent most of his career as a journalist at the BBC, working for 20 years at Westminster and helmed a number of political and history documentaries, as well as working in journalistic democracy-strengthening initiatives in the Asia-Pacific area. Visit him online at or @AmericanOnTheWF on Twitter.   Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:04:22 — 147.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts…