Friday, January 30
Guest: David Morris
Marine infantry officer DAVID MORRIS suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after being embedded as a journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan. Returning home and struggling with the illness, Morris began to explore PTSD, its medical and cultural history. He spoke with researchers and survivors, not only combat veterans but people victims of rape, domestic abuse and natural disasters. Morris comes in to talk to Marty about his new book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Radio Times In Review: Writer Anand Giridhardas, Novelist Junot Díaz, Rockabilly legend Charlie Gracie
Guests: Anand Giridhardas, Junot Díaz, Charlie Gracie
In this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review, we’ll listen to Marty’s 2012 conversation with Philadelphia rock and roll pioneer, CHARLIE GRACIE. The rockabilly legend recently co-authored a book about his life and career in music. We’ll also hear Marty’s conversation with novelist JUNOT DÍAZ. He joined us in 2008 to discuss his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which was recently declared to be the best novel of the century in a study by the BBC. But first, we’ll listen to our interview with author and New York Times columnist ANAND GIRIDHARDAS. He joined Marty in 2011 upon the release of his first book of narrative nonfiction called India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nations Remaking.