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Thecuriousmanspodcast

Aug 10, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with author Dr. Andrew Bomback about his book, Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting. When did parenting become a verb? How do most of us learn to be parents? Normally we follow what we felt worked and didn't from our parents. Not a "how to" book but Bomback tells us what...


Aug 9, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with author Chris Martin about his book, May Tomorrow Be Awake. Many of us have a difficult time communicating with autistic or neurodiverse people and often times that communication comes in the form of trying to "fix" them so that they fit into our community. Martin uses the medium of...


Jul 27, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with author Rick Emerson about his book, Unmask Alice. In 1971, Go Ask Alice helped to set in motion and fortify our government and cultural perception of drugs and LSD in particular. The supposed diary of a middle-class white female this book was the jet fuel to the war on drugs machine. 5 million...


Jul 19, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with author Kevin Maurer about his first novel, The Good Afghan. This is a great read that explores how grey the lines can be around what is right and wrong, especially during war time. Those Faustian bargains we make with ourselves when we truly believe what we are doing is the right thing can...


Jul 18, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with Stephanie Storey about her life, her work in TV production for nearly two decades and her writing, specifically her newest book, Raphael, Painter in Rome: A Novel. You know when you meet someone and within five minutes you realize that you are both going to get along splendidly? Well, that is...