Bill James – Popular Crime
Bill James, the man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball, will examine our cultural obsession with murder, including the history of tabloid crime in America.
Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America’s national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, as well as the author of The Man from the Train and Popular Crime, where he has used his analytical expertise to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.
Ken Layne – Desert Oracle
In Hour 2, we are joined by Ken Layne, who will share the strange and intriguing secrets of the Mojave Desert, including its myths and legends, outcasts and oddballs, flora, fauna, and UFOs.
Ken Layne is the editor of Desert Oracle, a print periodical about the folklore, nature and history of the mysterious American desert. He is host of its companion radio show, Desert Oracle Radio, which is broadcast on Western U.S. radio stations and is a cult favorite podcast. His latest book, Desert Oracle Vol. 1, is a compendium of his strange tales from the southwest published by MCD Books.
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