Neal Bascomb – Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best
Sports , WWII / March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 – Adolf Hitler … had a need for speed. After all, it was the key feature in blitzkrieg, lightning war. So the Nazis poured resources into developing the fastest engines, sleekest race cars, and best drivers. Who dared stand against them? We’ll meet the Jewish driver who took on these would-be Aryan supermen in Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best. For this journey, we welcome a familiar face back into our time machine: Neil Bascomb. We previously caught up back in Norway with The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb — and — The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War. Visit NealBascomb.com, follow @NealBascomb on Twitter, or like Facebook.com/NealRBascomb.       Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:03 — 114.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Jerry Mitchell – Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era
Civil Rights , Crime / March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020 – Jerry Mitchell joins us with Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.  In addition to what we today know as the Mississippi Burning case, this unique memoir covers our guest’s efforts in the assassination of Medgar Evers, the 16th Street Church bombing, and the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer. By refusing to ignore pleas for justice when everyone else had given up hope, Mitchell’s dedication that ultimately landed four members of the KKK in prison for the rest of their lives. Jerry Mitchell has been a reporter in Mississippi since 1986, earning over 30 national awards and founding the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit that carries on his work of exposing injustices and raising up a new generation of investigative reporters. Follow him @JMitchellNews on Twitter.       Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:24 — 110.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More