Doug Swanson

Doug Swanson


Doug J. Swanson is the author of five novels and two non-fiction books. His most recent book is "Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers." Writing in the New York Times, distinguished historian Douglas Brinkley said that Swanson "has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous side of the Rangers." Swanson was for many years a reporter and editor at the Dallas Morning News. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and was a Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University. He currently teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. His 2014 book on Las Vegas gambling empresario Benny Binion, "Blood Aces," is in development as a television series.



Past Shows:

  • The Texas Rangers / Marley Woods Anomalies

    Journalist Doug J. Swanson the epic and sometimes brutal history of the Texas Rangers. Followed by ufologist Thomas M. Ferrario on anomalies at Marley Woods.More »
  • True Crime Tales

    George Knapp presided over an evening of true crime stories, beginning in the first hour with investigative journalist Doug Swanson, who shared the astonishing tale of Benny Binion—a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. In the second hour, Stapleton...More »

Last Night

Sci-Fi & the Future / Other Side Messages
Sci-Fi & the Future / Other Side Messages
Novelist and scientist David Brin discussed space exploration and the science fiction genre. Followed by intuitive medium Geoffrey Jowett on the afterlife and spirit communications.


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