The Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg Unabridged Podcast
Summary: In the interviewers chair for over 30 years, Milt Rosenberg exemplifies utterly implausible radio. Whether the topic is foreign policy or American politics, the state of the English language, the history of World War II, the latest discoveries in astrophysics, what local chefs cook for their own dinners, or the guest is a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize winner, you won't hear anything, anywhere, quite as stimulating or quite as fascinating. Past guests of note include Margaret Thatcher, David McCullough, Henry Kissinger, David Mamet, Colin Powell, John Updike, William Safire, P.D. James, Richard Posner, Phillip Roth, Robert Bork, Gary Becker, William Bennett, Norman Mailer, George Will, Jim Lehrer and on and on--virtually a cast of thousands of interesting and significant people. It's no wonder Talkers Magazine cites him as the "Nation's leading author interviewer". Authors, journalists, scientists, newsmakers, professors, and even the occasional cab driver or waitress-all have sat across the table from Milt to opine on a wide array of topics. Among the panel discussions recently featured: Adventures in the cab (or PR firms, or the restaurant trade) recent developments (or historical perspectives) in law, sociology, film criticism, the talk trade itself and ad infinitum.
Milt speaks with Joe Morris and David Remnick about Remnick's new book, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama .
Milt discusses the shortcomings of our state government with John Tillman and James Nolan.
Milt discusses the origin and evolution of languages with linguists Gerrold Sadock and Morris Goodman.
Milt talks to historian Max Hastings about Churchill during World War II, and his new book, Winston's War: Churchill 1940-1945.
Milt speaks with Dick Simpson and Andy Shaw about corruption in Cook County.
Milt speaks with John Preib, Brendan Dougherty, and John Wrigley of the Chicago Police Department about stories from throughout their police careers.
Milt speaks with Bernard Wasserstein about his new book, Barbarism and Civilization.
Milt marks Abraham Lincoln's birthday with a discussion of Lincoln's legacy and the Civil War featuring scholars Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Robert Girardi and Thomas Carson.
Milt speaks with Ron Grossman and John Drummond about unforgettable characters they have met over their careers.