Tom McNamara

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Podcast: Meet Carl Sandburg

It’s American Masters radio: the other AM, on the podcast dial.

For this hour, ‘Meet Carl Sandburg,’ from NBC Radio’s Biography in Sound series. This 1955 broadcast is a documentary in sound about the poet, author, musician, and historian, Carl Sandburg: all told through readings and songs from Sandburg, as well as interviews with the people that knew him–describing him as if he were as big as Paul Bunyan.

The Education of Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal: The Quotable American

‘There is not one human problem that could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.’ — Gore Vidal, 1925-2012 BY TOM McNAMARA In 1960, there were buttons made that read: GORE VIDAL FOR CONGRESS. That kind of red and blue, postwar colored typeface you’d see for politicians like Nixon and Kennedy–or […]