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Matthew Algeo

Biography:

When he's not writing his own biography in the third person, Matthew Algeo writes about unusual and interesting events in American history. His latest book is The President Is a Sick Man (Chicago Review Press, 2011). His previous book, Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post. Algeo is also a journalist. He has reported from three continents, and his stories have appeared on some of the most popular public radio programs in the United States. In addition to reporting and writing, Algeo has held jobs as a convenience store clerk, a gas station attendant, a Halloween costume salesman, and a proofreader. He also worked in a traveling circus (as a hot dog vendor; no acrobatics involved).

Past Shows:

Zombie Apocalypse

Steven Schlozman, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, joined Ian to ponder what a ''Zombie Apocalypse" might look like, the unique biology of zombie organisms, and what we can do to stop them from taking over the world. In the first hour, author Matthew Algeo discussed the cover-up of Pres. Grover Cleveland's mysterious 5-day disappearance in 1893. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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