Podcast Episode #98 – Philip Short

This week we interview Philip Short, a British journalist who has written several definitive biographies, including Mao: A Life and Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare. Short has had a long career as a foreign correspondent in Moscow, Beijing, and Washington, D.C., working for the BBC, the Economist, and the Times of London. Short’s latest biography is, Putin, published by Henry Holt & Company in July 2022. It examines the life of… Read More »

Podcast Episode #93 – David Maraniss, part 2

This week we offer the second part of two special episodes featuring David Maraniss, the veteran journalist and author of 13 highly regarded books. His latest book, Path Lit By Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe, will be published by Simon and Schuster in August 2022. Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author, associate editor at The Washington Post and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. In addition, his reporting and writing has earned him… Read More »

Podcast Episode #92 – David Maraniss, part 1

This week we offer the first of two special episodes featuring David Maraniss, the veteran journalist and author of 13 highly regarded books. His latest book, Path Lit By Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe, will be published by Simon & Schuster in August 2022. Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author and associate editor at The Washington Post. In 1992 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on then presidential… Read More »

Podcast Episode #85 – Debby Applegate

This week we interview biographer and historian, Debby Applegate. Her first book, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. This book also was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, NPR’s Fresh Air, the Washington Read More »

Podcast Episode #78 – Daniel de Visé

This week we interview veteran Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and writer, Daniel de Visé. Exploring the life and times of a legendary guitarist and singer, his latest biography, King of the Blues, The Rise and Reign of B.B. King, was published by Grove Press in October 2021. De Visé’s previous books include biographies of actors Andy Griffin and Don Knotts (Andy & Don, Simon & Schuster), as well as professional cyclist… Read More »

Podcast Episode #35 – Michael Kranish

In this week’s episode, fellow biographer and BIO member John “Jack” Farrell interviews Michael Kranish, author of The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of  Cyclist Major Taylor; America’s First Black Sports Hero. This interview was recorded in Washington, DC in September  2019. https://biographersinternational.org/podcast-player/6354/podcast-episode-35-michael-kranish.mp3Read More »

Podcast Episode #25 – 2019 BIO Conference Panel: Fire Up Your Narrative

This week’s episode features highlights from a panel from the 2019 BIO Conference, “Fire Up Your Narrative,” with moderator Linda Leavell and panelists John A. Farrell, Ruth Franklin, Caroline Fraser,  and Tom Reiss. https://biographersinternational.org/podcast-player/6206/podcast-episode-25-2019-bio-conference-panel-fire-up-your-narrative.mp3Read More »

Podcast Episode #24 – 2019 BIO Conference Panel: Telling Life Stories in These Chaotic Times

This week’s episode features highlights from a panel from the 2019 BIO Conference, “Telling Life Stories in These Chaotic Times,” with moderator John A. Farrell and panelist Sarah Burnes, Tim Duggan, and Katherine Flynn. https://biographersinternational.org/podcast-player/6193/podcast-episode-24-2019-bio-conference-panel-telling-life-stories-in-these-chaotic-times.mp3Read More »