Edward Wilson-Lee on The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

The Curious Man’s Podcast | 30 September 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Edward Wilson-Lee about his book The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library. Describes the life and work of Hernando Colon, the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus. Covers his biography that burnished the reputation of Columbus, his work to collect everything ever printed and house it in the world’s biggest library; and discusses the parallels with knowledge curation today.

William Hazelgrove on Wright Brothers, Wrong Story

The Curious Man’s Podcast | 19 March 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Hazelgrove about his book Wright Brothers, Wrong Story: How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight. Discusses the evidence from archival material that it was Wilbur, rather than Orville and Wilbur, that was the mastermind behind the first powered flight.

Sean Strub on Body Counts

Thecuriousmanspodcast | 15 January 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sean Strub about his book Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex and Survival. Recounts the AIDS epidemic through the lens of Sean’s life as a gay man who turned to activism to fight the discrimination and stigma attached to HIV and AIDS.