What I’m Reading Now

How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It by Arthur S. Herman (Crown Publishing, 2001, 472 pp.). The Enlightenment is one of my favorite periods in history, as writers and thinkers like Voltaire pushed back hard against the orthodox boundariesContinue Reading »

Homicide: Life on the Street, Part 2

This week is Part 2 of Stan’s interview with real-life Homicide detective Sgt. Hiram “Pete” Rivera with the Savannah Police Department. They talk about what real homicide detectives do out on the street, in the Box, what Hollywood gets right and wrong about its portrayals of homicide detectives, and the hardest part of the job.Continue Reading »

Homicide: Life on the Street, Part 1

This week Stan talks to a real-life Homicide detective, Sgt. Hiram “Pete” Rivera with the Savannah Police Department, about what real homicide detectives do out on the street, in the box, and what Hollywood gets right and wrong about the job. This is part one of a two-part episode. Enjoy.

January 5 Podcast: Let the Big Dog Eat

Stan previews the upcoming National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama and relives the glory glory that was the 1980 championship team. Go Dogs.

December 7 Podcast: The Halifax Explosion, the College Football Playoffs, and more

This week Stan tells the story of the tragedy of the largest man-made explosion in the pre-atomic age that happened 100 years ago this week, shares random thoughts about the college football playoffs, and remembers Cornelia Walker Bailey.