Peter David Myers on Dark Labyrinth about astronomer Galileo Galilei

Our guest today is Peter Myers, author of Dark Labyrinth: A Novel Based on the Life of Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, who is perhaps best known for championing the radical idea that the sun—not the earth—was the center of the universe, an idea that put him […]

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Jonathan Brown on A Boxing Trainer’s Journey about Angelo Dundee

Our guest today is Jonathan Brown, author of A Boxing Trainer’s Journey: A Novel Based on the Life of Angelo Dundee. This Italian-American from South Philly trained and served as cornerman to fifteen world boxing champions including Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. He also trained Russell Crowe for his […]

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Michael Berick on battery inventor Alessandro Volta

Our guest today is Michael Berick, author of Relentless Visionary, about the Italian inventor of the electric battery who discovered methane and clearly excelled as a physicist and a chemist in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Listen Now or Subscribe via Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS

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Collin Mitchell on The Faithful about composer Giuseppe Verdi

Our guest today is Collin Mitchell, author of The Faithful: A Novel Based on the Life of Giuseppe Verdi, the opera composer who gave the world Aida, Otello, and Falstaff. As a supporter of the unification of Italy in the 1860s, he was pleased that “Va, pensiero,” the chorus from […]

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