Jane B. Singer – The War Criminal’s Son: The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder
Civil War / September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019 – What if your family name was infamous? What if you were the only loyal American in a clan where everyone — even your little, old grandmother — backed treason? Jane B. Singer introduces us to just such a man in The War Criminal’s Son: The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder. It’s the true story of Confederate General John H. Winder and his son, Union Captain William Andrew Winder, who served as prison commandants on opposite sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Jane previously joined us to chat about another book from the period, Lincoln’s Secret Spy: The Civil War Case That Changed the Future of Espionage. She is a Civil War scholar and author of The Confederate Dirty War, the basis of the History Channel special, Civil War Terror. Visit her online at JaneSinger.com, follower her on Twitter @JaneBSinger1, or toss her a like on Facebook at Jane Singer Author.         Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:09:01 — 158.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Bob Batchelor – The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius
Crime / September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019 – Bob Batchelor introduces us to the boisterous, brass-knuckes bootlegger who quenched Dry America’s thirst in the Roaring Twenties. His book is The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius. We last caught up with Bob to chat about his book Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel. You can find that interview in our archives at iHeartRadio, iTunes or wherever you listen to on-demand audio. In an era that featured names like Capone, Rothstein, Luciano, and Nucky Thompson of Boardwalk Empire fame, Remus broke the mold. A talented lawyer, pharmacist, and social-climbing doctor obsessed over his wife’s affair with a G-man, he grew so powerful, he even had President Warren G. Harding in his pocket. Bob Batchelor is a cultural historian who has written or edited more than two dozen books on popular culture and American literature, including books about John Updike, The Great Gatsby, and Mad Men. He lives in the Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio, and teaches at Miami University. Visit him at BobBatchelor.com or @CultPopCulture on Twitter.       Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:04:30 — 147.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More