Lindsay M. Chervinsky – The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
American Presidents / January 25, 2021

  January 25, 2021 – When George Washington accepted the responsibility of being the first president of a new nation, he felt the weight of history on his broad shoulders, knowing that every step he took, would set precedents for generations. So, how did he pick a team of advisers to keep his path straight on the long march to nationhood? We explore how he pioneered the presidential cabinet with Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky. She’s a historian of Early America, the presidency, and government who brings us The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Lindsay Chervinsky is Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College, Senior Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, and Professorial Lecturer at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University. She earned her Ph.D. in history from UC Davis. Find her at LindsayChervinsky.com, or on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where you can also find the page for QuincyTheHistoryHound. Previous interviews on the period: David Head: A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: Valley Forge…

Mike “Doc” Emrick – Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice
Sports / January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021 – In 2017, Sports Illustrated named Mike “Doc” Emrick the greatest sportscaster of all time. But how did a kid from a tiny town in the American Midwest, grow up to be a voice synonymous with Canada’s game, the first media member inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, a TV heavyweight, and the winner of eight Sports Emmys? How did Doc sound just as excited about the 10,000th goal he saw, as he did when he was a boy in the 1950s, watching the Fort Wayne Komets put the biscuit in the net for the very first time? We get those insights in his memoir, Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice. In a career that spanned 47 years, Doc had stops everywhere from ESPN and CBS, to Fox, SportsChannel, MSG, NBC, and beyond. He survived prostate cancer along the way, and spent 5,000 nights away from his beloved wife, Joyce. They’ve certainly earned their retirement. The Emrick’s are also lovers of all creatures great and small. In fact, Doc is donating proceeds from sales of Off Mike to animal charities. The History Author Show will be dropping the gloves…