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Thecuriousmanspodcast

Nov 12, 2019

In this episode Matt Crawford speaks to author and educator Kevin Levin about his book Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth. I don't think this book could have come at a more opportune time. This book debunks the myth that African Americans slaves served in the Confederate Army and...


Nov 5, 2019

In this episode Matt Crawford speaks to Author Claudia Rowe about her book The Spider and the Fly. This is an amazing book about a reporters relationship with a serial killer that sparks her own introspection. Rowe is painfully open and honest in this book and while I came for the story of a serial killer I stayed for...


Oct 29, 2019

In this episode Matt Crawford speak with New York Times best selling author Sam Kean about his book The Bastard Brigade. This is the unbelievable true story of efforts  the U.S went to in trying to prevent the Nazi's from acquiring an atomic bomb. Kean uses his background in science and his prose as a writer to...


Oct 22, 2019

In this episode Matt Crawford speaks with author Jeremy Zallen about his book American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light; 1750-1865. This book connects the sources of light from the early 19th century to the industries it illuminated and to the lives it shaped. Zallen weaves the story of whalers to crime in...


Oct 15, 2019

In this episode Matt Crawford speaks to author J.L Bell about his book The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War. Like a historical detective J.L Bell tracks down four cannon that were the spark that ignited the first battle of America's War of Independence. This book captures the events...