All Podcasts

The conversations are listed in the order they were broadcast with the newest tapes at the top of the first page.

The End of the Roman Republic

Professor Edward Watts UC San Diego

Professor Watts discusses his book “Mortal Republic” about the fall of the Roman Republic. Possible parallels to the US today are discussed.

The Biggest Bet In History

Dr Fred Brooks University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Computer pioneer Dr Fred Brooks discusses the IBM 360 Project and his life.

“Crazy Rich Asians”

Kevin Kwan

NYT bestselling author Kevin Kwan discusses his book, writing style, and the future of Asia.

The Amazing Story of Castle Itter

Stephen Harding

Historian Stephen Harding discusses the amazing battle of Castle Itter. It was the only battle in World War II where German and American military forces fought together.

The Life of Peter Sellers

Susan Wood

Peter Sellers longtime personal assistant gives her first radio interview about the life of the comic master.

Inside The Gambino Crime Family

Michael DiLeonardo

Michael Di Leonardo was a top captain in arguably the most powerful mafia family in the US in the 1980s

The Fifth Beatle : Pete Best

Roag Best

A​ ​discussion​ ​of​ ​how​ ​the​ ​Beatles​ ​were​ ​formed.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis, author of “Israel : A Concise History of a Nation Reborn” discusses the history of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Search for Immortal Life

Dr. Aubrey de Grey

An interview with Dr. Aubrey de Grey. De Grey is the leading proponent of treating death as a disease to be treated rather then an inevitable part of life.