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Title: Mitchell Nathanson, "Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original" (U Nebraska Press, 2020)

Chris Fleming, "On Drugs" (Giramondo Publishing, 2019)

May 14th, 2020

"After I’d finished my rapid-fire history of self-justification he paused and then said, deadpan and rural-Australian-slow: 'Right. Ok. So how is that… Go to Episode

Nancy Mattina, "Uncommon Anthropologist: Gladys Reichard and Western Native American Culture" (U Oklahoma Press, 2019)

May 13th, 2020

Protégé of Elsie Clews Parsons and Franz Boas, founder and head of Barnard College's anthropology department, and a trailblazer in Native American linguistics… Go to Episode

Lisa Balabanlilar, "The Emperor Jahangir: Power and Kingship in Mughal India" (I. B. Tauris, 2020)

May 8th, 2020

Despite a reign that lasted for over two decades, the Mughal emperor Jahangir has often been regarded as a weak ruler who was hobbled by his addictions… Go to Episode

Kwasi Konadu, "In Our Own Way In this Part of the World" (Duke UP, 2019)

May 7th, 2020

In his new book In Our Own Way In this Part of the World: Biography of an African Community, Culture and Nation (Duke University Press, 2019), Kwasi Konadu… Go to Episode