Sun, 28 February 2016
This podcast examines the careers of four children's book authors/illustrators. All four served in the US military during World War 2.
topics include: Richard Scarry, Busy Town, army, art career, New York, publishing industry, Golden Books, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Doctor Seuss, First Motion Picture Unit, propaganda, PM magazine, political cartoons, anti-isolationism, Warner Brothers, Disney, Chuck Jones, Private Snafu, PD Eastman, animation career, Seuss protege, Roald Dahl, RAF, pilot, intelligence work, Lord Halifax, Britain, getting America to fight WWII
Tue, 3 February 2015
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has always been steeped in controversy. Keeping this tradition alive here, Aaron examines some of the darker elements of this book.
topics include: Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin, printing, media, propaganda techniques, shaping pubic opinion, secret societies, Junto, American Indians, alcoholism, genocide, Pennsylvania, philosophy, science, Royal Society, Philadelphia Experiments