Podcasts

Welcome! Here’s where you’ll find fascinating discussions with biographers from around the country and the world.

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Podcast Episode #44 – James H. Johnston

In this week’s episode, we interview James H. Johnston, author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family (Fordham University Press, 2015). This interview was recorded in December 2019 in Washington, D.C.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #43 – Lisa Napoli

In this week’s episode, we interview Lisa Napoli, author of her third book, Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN and the Birth of 24 Hour News (Abrams Press, 2020). This interview was recorded via an online Zoom session in May 2020.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #42 – Eric K. Washington

In this week’s episode, we interview Eric K. Washington, first-time biographer and author of Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal (Liveright, 2019). This interview was recorded via an online Zoom session in June 2020.… Read More »

Podcast Episode #41 – Ash Carter and Sam Kashner

This week’s podcast features Ash Carter and Sam Kashner, co-authors of  Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends. The episode was recorded in November 2019 in Santa Monica, California. This is our last podcast of the year. Look for new episodes in early 2020.    … Read More »

Podcast Episode #40 – Eugene Meyer

In this week’s episode, we interview journalist Eugene Meyer, author of Five for Freedom: The African American Solders in John Brown’s ArmyThis interview was recorded in October 2019 in Washington, DC. Read More »

Podcast Episode #39 – Danny Fingeroth

In this week’s episode, we interview Danny Fingeroth, author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee. This interview was recorded in Sherman Oaks, California, in November 2019. Read More »

Podcast Episode #38 – Pamela Newkirk

In this week’s episode, we interview Pamela Newkirk, award-winning author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (2015). Her latest book, published this year, is Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar BusinessThis interview was recorded in November 2019 in Washington, DC. Read More »

Podcast Episode #37 – Andrew Marble

In this week’s episode, we interview Andrew Marble, author of Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili’s American Success. This interview was recorded in Washington, DC, in October 2019. Read More »

Podcast Episode #36 – Holly Van Leuven

In this week’s episode, we interview Holly Van Leuven, author of Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow. This interview was recorded during BIO’s May 2019 annual conference in New York City. 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. Read More »