Gregory Crouch – The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches in the American West
Biography / July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 – Our time machine strikes gold in Nevada’s Comstock Lode — a world-record vein so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States as the Civil War loomed. Our guide on this journey is Gregory Crouch who brings us: The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches in the American West. It’s the history-making, rags-to-riches story of an Irish immigrant who made his fortune, won the love of his adopted country — and then fell from the national memory in part because nobody had a bad word to say about him. Gregory Crouch’s previous books include the World War II flying adventure China’s Wings and the alpine memoir Enduring Patagonia. He studied history at the United States Military Academy at West Point, completed U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and led two infantry platoons. Visit him at GregCrouch.com, Facebook.com/GregoryCrouchAuthor, @GregoryCrouch on Twitter, or Gregory.Crouch on Instagram.             Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:23 — 129.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

Anne Serling – As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling
Biography / May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 – In this episode, our time machine welcomes aboard the daughter of an American national treasure: Rod Serling. Best known for his ominous exposition in TV’s groundbreaking anthology, The Twilight Zone, Serling also produced landmark screenplays such as Planet of the Apes, Seven Days in May, Playhouse 90’s The Velvet Alley, and Requiem for a Heavyweight. He was a World War Two veteran, jokester, animal-lover, social commentator, prolific writer and — unfortunately — a heavy smoker, which contributed to his early death at only fifty years old in 1975. But perhaps the credit Rodman Edward “Rod” Serling could boast with the greatest pride, is that of loving father. This is the man we’ll meet thanks to his younger daughter, Anne Serling, in As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling. Far from the dark, brooding, tortured character many have portrayed, this intimate portrait introduces us to a writer, thinker and teacher we would all be proud to know. Visit our guest online at AnneSerling.Com, @AnneSerling on Twitter, or Facebook.com/AnneSerlingBooks.     Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:25 — 106.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More