Jonathan Sandys – God & Churchill (A Tribute)
Religion , World Leaders / December 28, 2020

   December 28, 2020 – What’s it like being the great-grandson of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century, the man called “the Greatest Briton”? In this episode, we pay tribute to Jonathan Sandys, Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, who passed away at just 43 years old on December 29, 2018. With the two-year remembrance upon us, we reached back into the archives to share a speech he delivered to the English-Speaking Union at the Fort Orange Club in Albany, NY, about his book, God and Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope to Ours. You can also enjoy our full interview about God & Churchill from October 6, 2015 in our archives at HistoryAuthor.com, our iHeartRadio Channel, iTunes, etc. Jonathan, like his famous ancestor, had the power to uplift even in the darkest times. We hope this speech will inspire you to “never surrender,” to “Never, never, never give up,” as we approach 2021. As Winston Churchill said, “When you’re going through hell, keep going.” Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:16:07 — 174.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Bob Batchelor – Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon
Art / December 14, 2020

  December 14, 2020 – In 1880, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer founded Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, aiming to give American artists a place to produce quality pieces to beautify the home, but also practical ceramics and tile. It grew into a world-renowned success, one that endures to this day. Spinning the pottery wheel for us is Bob Batchelor who brings us the illustrated history Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon — a Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide 2020 Selection. We previously caught up with Bob to chat about his books The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius and Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel. 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. Find him at BobBatchelor.com, on Facebook, or at the Twitter and Instagram handle @BobPBatchelor.     Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:21:47 — 187.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More