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Public Radio Interviews by Bill Hammack

Shakespeare's Opposites:
The Admiral's Company 1594-1625

Interview with Andrew Gurr, Literary Scholar and Co-Director of the Renaissance Texts Research Centre, Reading University
October 5, 2009

Descartes' Bones:
A Skeletal History of the Conflict
Between Faith and Reason

Interview with Russell Shorto, Director of the John Adams Institute, Amsterdam; Contributing Writer at the New York Times
October 1, 2009

The Geek Atlas:
128 Places Where
Science and Technology
Come Alive

Interview with John Graham-Cumming, Founder of Electric Cloud, and author of a unique travel book
September 28, 2009

Decoding the Heavens:
A 2,000-Year-Old Computer
and the Century-Long Search
to Discover Its Secrets

Interview with author Jo Merchant on her book describing an ancient Greek "computer"
September 25, 2009

Why Size Matters:
From Bacteria To Blue Whales

Interview with John Tyler Bonner, Developmental Biologist and the George M. Moffett Professor Emeritus at Princeton University
September 19, 2007

The Frodo Franchise:
The Lord Of The Rings
and Modern Hollywood

Interview with Kristin Thompson , Film Theorist, Writer and Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin
September 14, 2007

Doomsday Men:
The Real Dr. Strangelove
and the Dream of the Superweapon

Interview with Peter D. Smith, Writer, on his book of the making of the atomic bomb
September 13, 2007

15 Stars:
Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall
Three Generals Who Saved
The American Century

Interview with Stanley Weintraub, Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University and Biographer
September 12, 2007

Convergence Culture:
Where old and new media collide

Interview Henry Jenkins, Professor of Humanities and the Founder and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT
January 29, 2007

The New Television Season

Interview with David Bianculli, TV Critic for The New York Daily News and Contributor to Fresh Air
September 28, 2006

Spying on the bomb: American nuclear intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

Interview with Jeffrey T. Richelson, Writer and a Senior Fellow at the National Security Archive and a Leading Authority on U.S. intelligence agencies
September 27, 2006

The Shakespeare Wars:
Chasing scholars, public fiascoes, palace coups

Interview with Ron Rosenbaum, Journalist writing for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, and Esquire
September 26, 2006

The Box:
How the shipping container
made the world smaller
and the world economy bigger

Interview with Marc Levinson, Economist, Formerly Finance and Economics Editor of The Economist, Journalist, and Editorial Director of the Journal Commerce
September 25, 2006

Why most things fail:
Evolution, extinction
and ecology

Interview with Paul Ormerod, Theoretical Economist, Founding Director of the Henley Centre for Forecasting, and one of the Founding Directors of Volterra Consulting
September 22, 2006

The Last Imaginary Place:
A human history
of the arctic world

Interview with Robert McGhee, Curator of Arctic Archeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
September 20, 2006

Orson Welles:
Volume 1 The Road to Xanadu
and Volume 2 Hello Americans

Interview with Simon Callow, Writer, Director and Actor
September 19, 2006

Envisioning science:
The design and craft
of the science image

Interview with photographer Felice Frankel, research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 17, 2003

Mirror, Mirror:
A history of the human love affair with reflection

Interview with Mark Pendergrast, Independent Scholar and Writer
September 15, 2003

The Reactor and the Whale:
A Search For Limits in an Age of High Technology

Interview with Langdon Winner
September 25, 2001

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

Interview with Samuel Florman
September 24, 2001

The Comforts of Home:
The American House and the Evolution of Modern Convenience

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Interview with Merritt Ierley
September 16, 2000