The Bookmonger with John J. Miller
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Hosted by John J. Miller of National Review, The Bookmonger features 10-minute interviews with today's top authors on current events, politics, history, and more.
||CleanEp. 164: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won||World War II was in fact many wars, writes Victor Davis Hanson in The Second World Wars: How the F...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 163: Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine||Understanding Ukraine today is impossible without also understanding what the Soviet Union did to it...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 162: Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya||Who were the Maya and what did they believe? Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos explains in Art and Myt...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 161: The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America’s Enemies||How did a woman who loved poetry as a student at Hillsdale College become one of the 20th century's ...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 160: Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II||Becoming a papal biographer will change your life-or so it seems, judging from George Weigel';s Les...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 159: Blythe||It's a novel of faith, freedom, and forgiveness says John E. Kramer, author of Blythe. In a 10-minut...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 158: Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution||Was he a kind man who did his best for Russia or a reactionary tyrant who despised the Russian peopl...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 157: Enemy of the State||Kyle Mills continues the story of American assassin Mitch Rapp, the hero invented by the late Vince...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 156: The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896||America in the late 19th century looks a lot like the America of 2017, says Richard White, author of...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 155: Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle||Studies of Paul may be the liveliest area of biblical scholarship today, says Paula Fredriksen, auth...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 154: Winston Churchill, Myth and Reality: What He Actually Did and Said||Was Churchill a drunk? Richard M. Langworth insists he wasn't in Winston Churchill, Myth and Reali...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 153: Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy: The Twilight of the Ancient World||Americans in the 21st century can learn a lot from an Elizabethan Englishman who wrote about classic...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 152: Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary||Edwin Stanton was President Lincoln's indispensable man, says Walter Stahr, author of Stanton: Linc...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 151: A Political Companion to Flannery O’Connor||Flannery O'Connor was a great writer of literature, but was she also a political figure? That's the ...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 150: False Black Power?||In his new book, False Black Power?, Jason L. Riley says that the civil-rights movement made a mis...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 149: Max Eastman: A Life||He was once "one of the most widely known American writers at home and abroad," writes Christoph Ir...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 148: On This Date: Discovering America One Day at a Time||Carl Cannon writes about "the degraded conditions of our dysfunctional, rude, hair-on-fire politics"...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 147: Free People, Free Markets: How the Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Shaped America||The Wall Street Journal publishes a legendary editorial page-and George Melloan reveals its histor...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 146: George Washington: A Life in Books||George Washington was a warrior and a farmer and a leader. Was he also a reader? Kevin J. Hayes sa...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 145: The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism||The president you thought you knew was someone else, writes Henry Olsen in The Working Class Republi...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 144: Brad Thor: Use of Force||The world is more dangerous today than it was just a year ago, says Brad Thor, author of the new thr...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 143: Target Omega||In the tradition of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor comes Peter Kirsanow, author of the debut novel Target...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 142: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.||Is it science fiction, fantasy, or a time-travel steampunk adventure story? Neal Stephenson and Nico...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 141: Lincoln’s Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856||Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president, but he wasn't the first Republican presidential ...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 140: Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century||The pro-life movement would be nowhere without grassroots activists who are women, writes Karissa Ha...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Bookmonger gives a ten minute review of new books on the market mostly from the center-right perspective. These interveiws feel longer and more indepth than ten minutes would allow John Miller is that good at giving an interview. I have many books on my reading list thanks to this podcast. It is well worth your time to listen to each episodes and discover a brand new and wonderful book to check out!
The Bookmonger - get it!
I like to read but I don't have the time to read everything. The Bookmonger podcast quickly focuses my selections. Politics, history, sports, biography, auto-biography - John J. Miller covers them all. The podcast is a quick burst of info that's short enough to be listened to on a break and long enough to cover the subject in some depth. Highly recommended.
Fast food for the mind (good fast food!)
My title — "Fast food for the mind" — is meant as a simple description and as a compliment. Bookmonger host John J. Miller, author and journalist, has a gift for introducing a large topic quickly by asking his guest simple questions (for example, "Who is H.L. Mencken? When did he live? Why is he important?"); but after establishing the outlines of the topic he is always able to penetrate a little deeper. I've listened to a lot of these (mostly on the web) and today I realized I ought to listen to them more often. I recommend the podcast.