Check out the latest episode of the history podcast: Marco Werman of PRI’s The World interviews James David Robenalt about his new book The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War. Robenalt is a Cleveland lawyer with deep roots in Ohio. He was lucky enough to get his hands on a microfiche copy of Harding’s love letters to his mistress; the originals are still under seal in the Library of Congress. The resulting tale is full of surprises, about Harding, about his lover Carrie Phillips, and about the politics and foreign relations of the day.
Posted in History, How We Got Here
Tagged BBC, Carrie Phillips, history podcast, How We Got Here, James David Robenalt, Jeb Sharp, PRI, PRI's The World, The Harding Affair, Warren Harding, WGBH, Woodrow Wilson, WWI
This is great–as much for the audio journalists out there as those who listen to them:
New history podcast is up–long versions of my interviews this week with Haleh Esfandiari, author of My Prison, My Home and Peter Maass who wrote Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. There’s also an interview with the Canadian health care expert and former politician Roy Romanow on the origins of the Canadian system. Finally an excerpt that didn’t make it into the radio segment from my interview Tuesday with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, The UN Development Fund for Women, about rape as a weapon of war. I include it in the history podcast because Goetz includes a great deal of historical perspective in answering the question of why it’s so urgent to address epidemic levels of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict zones around the world. More info on HWGH#29 at http://www.theworld.org/history as soon as I have time to post there.
Posted in Gender-Based Violence, Iran, Radio Stories, United Nations, War Crimes, Women
Tagged Anne-Marie Goetz, BBC, Crude World, Haleh Esfandiari, history podcast, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, My Prison My Home, Peter Maass, PRI, PRI's The World, Roy Romanow, UNIFEM, WGBH