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D.G.Martin is smart. He is a retired lawyer, Green Beret, athlete,and democratic politician. He can talk about anything and everything, and does he ever. Above all, D.G. is curious. Curious about his guest and curious to learn from them.

Latest Episodes

September 21, 2019

Rufus Edmisten, Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee, NC Attorney General and Secretary of State, Democratic nominee for governor in 1984 and, many say, the most colorful politician in North Carolina’s last 50 years, talks about his new book, “That’s Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Heel Politics, Watergate and Public Life”

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September 14, 2019

Jim Auchmutey, a journalist who wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for almost 30 years, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture, talks about his new book, “Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America,” and how the history of barbecue parallels the history of our country.

Guest host is John Shelton Reed coauthor of “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue”

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September 7, 2019

Casey Cep, New York Times best selling author, talks about the incredible story of a Baptist minister accused of murdering five of his family members who was himself murdered at the funeral of his last victim, the lawyer who defended both the reverend and the vigilante who shot him, along with Pulitzer-Prize winner Harper Lee’s own attempt to write a book about the case.

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August 31, 2019

Rufus Edmisten, Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee, NC Attorney General and Secretary of State, Democratic nominee for governor in 1984 and, many say, the most colorful politician in North Carolina’s last 50 years, talks about his new book, “That’s Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Heel Politics, Watergate and Public Life”

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August 24, 2019

Casey Cep, New York Times best selling author, talks about the incredible story of a Baptist minister accused of murdering five of his family members who was himself murdered at the funeral of his last victim, the lawyer who defended both the reverend and the vigilante who shot him, along with Pulitzer-Prize winner Harper Lee’s own attempt to write a book about the case.

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August 24, 2019

Larry Tise, Wilbur and Orville Wright Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University from 2000 to 2015, talks about the history and culture of the region we call the “Outer Banks” his new book “Circa 1903: North Carolina’s Outer Banks at turn of the Dawn of Flight.”

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August 10, 2019

Howard Covington, author of “Fire and Stone: The Making of the University of North Carolina under Presidents Edward Kidder Graham and Harry Woodburn Chase”, He talks about the new book and the University of North Carolina during the years between World War I and the Great Depression

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