Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 14: September Hope

September Hope is an excellent book by author John C. McManus that chronicles the American side of the WWII campaign against Nazi Germany known as Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt to cut through the Netherlands and to Berlin to "end the war before Christmas". It is a compelling and well researched account that covers the operation from it's inception to it's agonizing conclusion.  Join Dave Kleinschmidt, Jeff Hallett, Mike Lembke and our special guest Jim McDermott as they discuss and pontificate about this interesting book. 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Episode 13: Planet of the Apes (novel)

In tonight's episode, we discuss the book that inspired a major entertainment dynasty. Did you even know that the movie classic, Planet of the Apes was based on a 1963 French novel, La Plan├Ęte des Singes by Pierre Boulle? That's the same Pierre Boulle that wrote The Bridge on the River Kwai. We're tempted to say it's a truth stranger than fiction, but we're talking about some pretty strange fiction here. Download this episode (right click and save)