Charles Van Doren, who died April 9 at age 93, will forever be known as the man at the center of the quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the subject of the 1994 motion picture Quiz Show. Humiliated and ostracized when the truth emerged that Van Doren and other contestants of the brainy shows had …Continue Reading »
Maxwell King, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers (Abrams, 2018, 405 pp.) Fred Rogers as a child was bullied, chased home from school, and taunted as “Fat Freddy.” An only child, he sought refuge in the attic of his parents’ home, where he created his own world with puppets that he …Continue Reading »
This week’s podcast guest is Paul Pressly, who talks about Ossabaw Island, his new book on environmental history–Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture—just out from UGA Press, and the history and future of Georgia’s great barrier island treasures.
A special Christmas podcast, with Stan reading from one of his favorite books, as Mr. Pickwick and his fellow Pickwickians visit Dingley Dell Manor Farm for a good old fashioned English Christmas. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Stan’s guest this week is Cuffy Sullivan, the president of the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia. She talks about the League’s history, its mission, and what it does and doesn’t do.