Once again this year, in celebration of the spooky season Stan reads a favorite ghost story, “Call First” by Ramsay Campbell, first published in 1975. Draw near the fire, dim the lights, and enjoy…..
Stan’s guest this week is Jim Jordan, talking about his new book, The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book, published in 2018 by UGA Press. Jim tells the fascinating story of Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, who in 1858 illegally brought one of the last shipments of enslaved Africans to the United States, and whose papers were confiscated by the U.S. government after the Civil War. In 2009 the letters were rediscovered in a New Jersey attic, rescued by Jordan, and donated to the Georgia Historical Society. Jim talks about Lamar, the slaveship Wanderer, and the story of the missing papers.
Part 2 of Stan’s interview with historian John Ferling on Jefferson, Paine, and Monroe, as well a lightning round of “Rate that Founding Father.”
Stan talks to author John Ferling about his new book, Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe.
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. Enjoy.