Lincoln's indispensible man, William Seward, lived most of his adult life in Auburn, NY, that is, when he wasn't governor of New York, a US senator, or Secretary of State during the Civil War. Host Matthew Stevenson speaks with Andy Roblee of the William Seward House.
Meeting in Charlottesville near the home of Thomas Jefferson, novelists and authors Jim Hougan and Jack Owens discuss with host Matthew Stevenson the incongruities of the John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas—bringing to the discussion their backgrounds (Hougan) as an investigative journalist and (Owens) as an agent for the FBI.
Assassinated in Buffalo, NY in 1901, President William McKinley lived most of his adult life in Canton, OH, where host Matthew Stevenson speaks with the McKinley Museum's Buzz Ream about the qualities that made McKinley a Civil War hero and president.
Professor Barbara Snedecor, director of the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, in upstate New York, describes for host Matthew Stevenson and Tom Leonard the octogonal study where Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and many other books at his Elmira summer home.
Curator Chris Lafave of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in downtown Indianapolis speaks with host Matthew Stevenson about the life and books of the celebrated Indiana-born author who struggled for years as a writer until his first best-seller was published in 1969.
Calcutta director of Indian Mother and Child, Dr. Sujit Brahmochary remembers his early days working as a physician for Mother Teresa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace. Host Matthew Stevenson.
Documetnary filmmaker Paul Yule speaks with host Matthew Stevenson about his film, "The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover" about photographer O. Winston Link, and the disturbing questions that it raises about the iconic figure.
Host Matthew Stevenson speaks in 2012 with Boston University professor and noted author and commentator, Professor Andrew Bacevich, about his books and his views on US foreign policy.