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Brittany Talissa King is a 33-years-old writer and journalist based in the Midwest. She graduated from New York University, receiving her Master's in Journalism (Cultural Reporting and Criticism) in 2019. At NYU, she was accepted into Ta-Nehisi Coates' prestigious writing workshop, which broadened her scope on the art of language. Additionally, she received her Bachelor's in Writing & Literature from Indiana University in 2014, where she formerly taught writing in 2021. She's currently the editor-in-chief for "Yellow Seeds Magazine." An online publication which platforms non-partisan think-pieces that question our cultural conversations to humanize our complexities as people You can find her published work in The Republic, Tablet Magazine, The Daily Beast, SPIN Magazine, Forward Magazine, Fractyll Magazine, ZORA magazine, Curious Magazine, and more. Also, she hosts a channel on YouTube called "American Shade w/ Brittany King."
Dec 16, 2022
Jerry Falwell Jr. is a prominent figure in the evangelical world whose support for presidential candidate Donald J. Trump helped secure Trump's Republican nomination in 2016. He captured headlines when it was revealed that he and his wife Becki had participated in a years-long bizarre sexual relationship with a pool attendant they met at the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach. As Falwell Jr. began to deny this relationship, even more damaging news came out, ultimately forcing him to resign as president of Liberty University, which many consider to be the largest evangelical Christian university in the world.
Giancarlo Granda is now ready to share the story of his years on an "only in America" rollercoaster ride through the monied corridors of power and profound hypocrisy.
Nov 2, 2022
About the Interview:
Interview with Mark Ebner about his book Off the Deep End: Jerry and Becki Falwell and the Collapse of an Evangelical Dynast y
LEE SANSUM & HOWARD LINSKEY
This is the story of the real bodyguard, Lee Sansum, ex-Royal Military Policeman, martial arts champion, and expert in close protection. Part of Mohamed and Dodi Al-Fayed's protection team, Lee had to guard the most famous woman in the world, Princess Diana. He formed a close bond with Diana and the young princes, particularly Harry, and it was only by a stroke of luck that he was not in the car the night Diana died. That night proved to be the turning point in his own life. Over the course of his career, Lee has worked with the rich and famous, such as Hollywood stars Tom & Nicole, Pele and Sylvester Stallone, and he gives a candid account of what it's like to work in a job where lives are literally at stake.
Sept 2, 2022
Alex Gillis is the Canadian author of A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do, the best-selling nonfiction book about the geniuses and maniacs who created the traditional and Olympic styles of the art. He's trained in the martial arts for more than 35 years, mainly with its pioneers, and first heard the incredible stories of Tae Kwon Do and Taekwondo from one of his instructors in the late 1990s. As an investigative journalist, he had rare access to TKD's leaders and their archives and communities.
June 10, 2022
About the Interview:
Interview with Alex Gillis his book A Killing Art: The Untold Story of Tae Kwon Do
Will Staples writes books, as well as scripts for movies, TV, and videogames. His work includes the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, the upcoming movie WITHOUT REMORSE, the JACK RYAN and SHOOTER television series, and adapting Tom Wolfe’s book THE RIGHT STUFF as a TV series for Disney+. In 2011, Will wrote the videogame CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3—at the time, the largest entertainment release in history
.Though the story is fiction, the characters, locations, and plot points are almost entirely rooted in fact. They are the product of hundreds of conversations with everyone from Jane Goodall to the CIA, to Damien Mander (an ex-mercenary turned animal activist). To experience the issue firsthand, Will Staples took a month-long research trip spanning three continents and seven countries. The journey was a profoundly transformative, life-altering experience.
The author’s goal with this novel is to expose this issue to as many people as possible. To that end, all his income from this book will be donated to nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting wildlife
July 28, 2022
Joseph Osmundson is a professor of microbiology at New York University. His work has been published in leading biological journals including Cell and PNAS and in the Village Voice, Gawker, the Feminist Wire, and elsewhere. He lives and works in New York City
Aug 22, 2022
About the Interview:
Interview with Joseph Osmundson about his new book Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between
ARI RABIN-HAVT served as deputy campaign manager on Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign and was a Sanders aide from 2017 to 2021. His writing has appeared in the New Republic and the Washington Post, among other publications and has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Al Jazeera. Prior to working for Sanders he was host of The Agenda, a national radio show airing Monday through Friday on SiriusXM and as an advisor to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, John Kerry and former vice president Al Gore among others.
MAY 6 , 2022
About the Interview:
Interview with Ari Rabin-Havt about his new book The Fighting Soul: On the Road with Bernie Sanders
Acclaimed writer, bestselling author, and founder of Salon magazine, David Talbot has brought us masterful and explosive headline-breaking stories for over 25 years with books like the New York Times bestsellers Brothers, The Devil's Chessboard, and nationally recognized Season of the Witch. Now for the first time, journalist and historian David Talbot turns inward in this intimate journey through the life-changing year following his stroke, a year that turned his life upside down, and ultimately, saved him.