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Trump's inner circle and the psychology behind his rallies with President Trump’s former personal secretary Madeleine Westerhout and author Carl Hoffman

Gurvey's Law

What's it like to be around the President of the United States? Well, maybe that all depends on which side you're on! Last weekend Alan Gurvey and guest host, attorney Troy Slaten, took a fair and balanced look inside President Donald J. Trump's inner circle. During the first half-hour, President Trump’s former personal secretary Madeleine Westerhout provided a fascinating look at what it was like being shoulder to shoulder with the President as she documented in her new book, "Off the Record: My Dream Job at the White House, How I Lost It, and What I Learned." Madeleine shared the highs and lows of what many would call a life-changing experience, and answered the burning question… ”Who is she voting for”?  Later in the show, Alan and Troy talked about the psychology behind the President’s rallies with Carl Hoffman, who wrote the new book, "Liar's Circus: A Strange and Terrifying Journey Into the Upside-Down World of Trump's MAGA Rallies." Don't miss Gurvey’s Law on Sundays, at 5 p.m. on KABC-AM 790 TalkRadio and streaming live at kabc.com!

48mins

26 Oct 2020

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Carl Hoffman on the upside-down world of President Trump’s MAGA rallies

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York

To those on the left, Donald Trump’s rallies are a Black Mass of American politics with the President summoning the nation’s darkest forces. To his supporters the rallies are a form of pilgrimage; joyous ceremonies that make them feel a part of something bigger than themselves. Based on hundreds of hours of reporting, Carl Hoffman’s new book “Liar's Circus: A Strange and Terrifying Journey Into the Upside-Down World of Trump's MAGA Rallies” aims to understand these strange and powerful happenings and the movement driving them. Join us for a trip through the heart of Trump country in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.

50mins

11 Sep 2020

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Carl Hoffman Interview Episode 33

Thecuriousmanspodcast

In this episode Matt Crawford speaks with author Carl Hoffman about his book Liar's Circus. Hoffman went on the road attending MAGA rallies and talking to Trump supporters all over the country. This is an in depth and personal read about what he learned, experienced and what he saw while he stood in line for more than 170 hours. All this was occurred during the pivotal impeachment trial and the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an enlightening read that really does capture a pivotal disparity between political parties. Required reading, especially now.

1hr 16mins

1 Sep 2020

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Carl Hoffman: Inside the Upside-Down World of Trump's MAGA Rallies

Keen On

Carl Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest, which was a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” a NY Times best seller, one of the Washington Post’s 50 notable books of 2014, a Kirkus best book of 2014 and the number one non-fiction book of 2014 on Amazon.com. The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes, was one of the Wall Street Journal’s ten best books of 2010. He is a former contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired magazines and his narrative pieces have also appeared in Smithsonian, Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure and many other magazines. He has traveled on assignment to eighty countries and is the father of three young adults. He lives in Washington, D.C. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

1 Sep 2020

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Carl Hoffman and the MAGA Rallies

The Bob Cesca Show

[Explicit Language] Carl is the New York Times best selling author of Liar's Circus, out September 1, an immensely insightful real-life story of a reporter's journey into Donald Trump's MAGA rallies. Carl attended dozens of Trump events across the country and got to know some of the Red Hat superfans who attended – so of course we'll talk with Carl about what makes these people such loyalists to a fascist tyrant, and we'll figure out whether they can come back from their brainwashing. Follow Carl on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and his own site.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57mins

26 Aug 2020

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Carl Hoffman, "The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure" (William Morrow, 2019)

New Books in Anthropology

Journalist Carl Hoffman talks about Bruno Manser and Michael Palmieri, two men who arrived in Borneo with very different dreams and aspirations. Hoffman served as a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired Magazine. He is the author of The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure (William Morrow, 2019).Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one.Michael F. Robinson is professor of history at Hillyer College, University of Hartford. He's the author of The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and The Lost White Tribe: Scientists, Explorers, and the Theory that Changed a Continent (Oxford University Press, 2016). He's also the host of the podcast Time to Eat the Dogs, a weekly podcast about science, history, and exploration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

33mins

2 Aug 2019

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Carl Hoffman, "The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure" (William Morrow, 2019)

New Books in History

Journalist Carl Hoffman talks about Bruno Manser and Michael Palmieri, two men who arrived in Borneo with very different dreams and aspirations. Hoffman served as a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired Magazine. He is the author of The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure (William Morrow, 2019).Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one.Michael F. Robinson is professor of history at Hillyer College, University of Hartford. He's the author of The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and The Lost White Tribe: Scientists, Explorers, and the Theory that Changed a Continent (Oxford University Press, 2016). He's also the host of the podcast Time to Eat the Dogs, a weekly podcast about science, history, and exploration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

33mins

2 Aug 2019

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Carl Hoffman Interview Ep 9

Thecuriousmanspodcast

In this episode Matt Crawford interviews New York Time best selling author Carl Hoffman about his book The Last Wild Men of Borneo. In this unbelievable story two men from different sides of the world end up in the jungles of Bali searching for fulfillment. Two men on different paths that converge in a story that reads like a Hollywood Movie. Carl Hoffman writes a book that you do not want to put down and will mourn the end of.

1hr 6mins

3 Jul 2018

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AOA 098 | Carl Hoffman | Cannibals, Dangerous Journeys, And Adventure Writing

The Derek Loudermilk Show

"The role of an artist is to open people's minds" - Carl HoffmanI caught up with this weeks guest at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival here in Bali to talk about adventure travel writing.Carl Hoffman is one of the greatest modern adventure travel authors. He is the author of Savage Harvest, The Lunatic Express, and Hunting Warbirds, as well as being a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler. Carl has traveled to more than 75 countries on assignment for Outside; Smithsonian; National Geographic Adventure; ESPN, the Magazine; Wired; Men’s Journal; Popular Mechanics and many other publications.Savage Harvest was a New York Times bestseller and a New York Times “editor’s pick.” Amazon.com named it the best non-fiction book of 2014. For the project, Carl learned to speak Indonesian and lived in a remote village amidst 10,000 square miles of road-less swamp with a tribe of former headhunters and cannibals on the southwest coast of New Guinea.In this episode shares come great stories about how he wrote Savage Harvest and how he approaches writing books and journalism. It was great to hear Carl's process of uncovering the story and understanding the situation.Another one of my favorite moments of the interview was the story of his bus ride across Afghanistan where the bus breaks down in the region of a dangerous warlord.So if you are curious about how you can become a travel writer, or are a fan of intriguing stories about far off places, this is the interview for you!Quotes:"I'm overcome constantly with ideas for stories" - Carl Hoffman"What draws us to tribal people in the first place?" - Carl Hoffman"When I'm reporting, I put aside my personal needs" - Carl Hoffman"Good journalism is trying to perceive the soul of a place" - Carl Hoffman"The way to be a good writer is by reading" - Carl Hoffman"Books resonate with you when you need them" - Carl Hoffman"The role of an artist is to open people's minds" - Carl Hoffman"Writing a book becomes an effort to understand" - Carl Hoffman"Try to write as simply as you can" - Carl Hoffman"Adventure is doing something unexpected" - Carl Hoffman"I have an antenna up at all times to find the end of my story" - Carl HoffmanWhat you will learn:-How to choose what stories to write about-What it takes to produce a NYT bestselling adventure travel book-How to be prepared as a journalist-The Evolution of being an Author as a career-How to get paid as a travel journalist-How to approach reading as a writer-How to navigate the farthest, most remote places on our planet-How to fit in in any culture-How to find the right people to be your journalistic sourcesContinue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):CarlHoffman.comSavage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive ArtThe Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and PlanesHunting Warbirds: The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Aircraft of World War IIReading recommendations from Carl:Tony HorwitzWilfred ThesigerKon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft (Enriched Classics)Thanks Carl Hoffman!If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Carl know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:Click here to thank Carl on TwitterSupport the Art of Adventure!This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on PatreonSubscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!You might also like these episodes:AOA 067 | Matt Prior | Adventure AcademyAOA 074 | Colin Wright | The Future Of PublishingAOA 069 | Kimanzi Constable | How To Sell 100,

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12 Nov 2015