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Travel the world of ideas and places with author and writer, Matthew Stevenson (Letters of Transit, Whistle-Stopping).
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Now displaying: October, 2015

Welcome to The Travel Hour.  Interviews and broadcasts from the worlds of Matthew Stevenson 

Oct 19, 2015

The author of "A House in St. John's Wood: In Search of My Parents," sculptor Matthew Spender talks with Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson about growing up as the son of famous parents.  His father was the celebrated English poet from the 1930s, Stephen Spender, and his mother was the pianist, Natasha Litvin.  Writers W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood were fixtures of his childhood.

Oct 6, 2015

Author Joan Brady talks with host Matthew Stevenson about the Alger Hiss case, which gripped the United States from 1948 until 1950, when the former State Department official was convicted—Brady says unjustly—of perjury for denying he knew a purported Communist named Whittaker Chambers.  According to Brady's new book, in helping to convict Hiss, Richard Nixon, who later was elected U.S. President, worked to fabricate evidence against Hiss.

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