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The Political Story of Charles Barkley
On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Tim Bella joins the show to talk about his new biography of Charles Barkley.
November 28, 2022
The World John von Neumann Built
Game theory, computers, the atom bomb—these are just a few of things von Neumann played a role in developing, changing the 20th century for better and worse.
October 28, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis Cover-Up
How JFK and Robert Kennedy hid the quid pro quo that saved the world from nuclear war.
October 24, 2022
The Enigma of John Donne
Racy, profane, and spiritual, the Metaphysical poet has remained a mystery to generations of readers.
October 13, 2022
John Nichols on Democrats and Marijuana, Plus Greil Marcus on Bob Dylan
On this week’s episode of
Start Making Sense
, writers join the show to talk about Democratic strategy and a new biography.
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October 10, 2022
The Death and Life of My Father, Donald S. Kelley
Reckoning with a legacy of violence, fear, and love.
Robin D.G. Kelley
October 7, 2022
The Real Reason Herschel Walker’s Abortion Scandal Hurts the GOP
The issue isn’t his character. It’s Walker’s policy that’s the problem.
October 5, 2022
Maggie Haberman’s Trump Biography Buys Into the Myth
The book’s focus on an individualized rise to power lets the American media, political system, and cult of entrepreneurship off the hook.
September 30, 2022
Remembering Frank Watkins, Longtime Lieutenant to Jesse Jackson
Though he preferred to work behind the scenes, Watkins was a crucial force in opening the Democratic Party to Black leadership—and pulling it to the left.
Kevin Alexander Gray
September 21, 2022
Remembering Ying Lee
Looking back at the life of a trailblazing activist and Berkeley’s first Asian American city council member.