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John Reeves, Author of “Soldier of Destiny: Slavery, Secession, and the Redemption of Ulysses S. Grant”

July 22, 2024
For many of us, Ulysses S. Grant is the most compelling figure of the American Civil War. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast we interview John Reeves, author of...

Jonathan Turley, Author of “The Indispensable Right: Free Speech in an Age of Rage”

July 15, 2024
Professor Jonathan Turley is one of the most popular and respected commentators on legal and constitutional issues working today. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Jonathan discusses his new...

Pacers Sports and Entertainment Senior Vice President Danny Lopez

July 08, 2024
Pacers Sports and Entertainment Senior Vice President Danny Lopez is one of the smartest, most thoughtful, and considerate leaders in Indiana today. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, our...

Radio Legend Laura Steele

July 01, 2024
On the list of most delightful, friendly, and hardworking Hoosiers, Laura Steele’s name should be at the very top. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, the Pike High School...

Documentarians Luke Rynderman and Adam Kamien on “The Speedway Murders”

June 24, 2024
Their names are Jayne, Mark, Ruth, and Danny. They were abducted from the Burger Chef in Speedway on November 17, 1978; their bodies were found two days later in a...

Talmage Boston, Author of “How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons from Our Top Presidents”

June 17, 2024
The ranking and reputation of presidents certainly change over time—but there are a core of executive leaders who are consistently hallowed for getting the Big Things right. On this week’s...

Josiah Bunting III, Author of “The Making of a Leader: the Formative Years of George C. Marshall”

June 10, 2024
George C. Marshall is one of the most impactful leaders of the 20th century—he was both a five-star general and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. But what was his...

Paul Dickson Author of “Sputnik: the Shock of the Century”

June 03, 2024
It was the beep heard ‘round the world. On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched an artificial satellite named “Sputnik” and history and mankind have not been the same...

Sallie Rowland, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

May 27, 2024
Our community lost a true leader and legend earlier this month with the passing of the indomitable Sallie Rowland—appropriately, on Memorial Day, we are re-posting our podcast interview with her...

Alex Kershaw, Historian and Author of “Patton’s Prayer”

May 20, 2024
Alex Kershaw is one of the world’s leading historians of World War II. On this week’s Leaders and Legends podcast, Alex joins us to discuss his superb new book “Patton’s...

Jason Lantzer, Butler University History Professor and Author of “Dwight Eisenhower and the Holocaust.”

May 13, 2024
By witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust in person, General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower changed history by insisting we preserve history. On this week’s Leaders and Legends podcast Butler...

Allen Guelzo, Author of “Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment”

May 06, 2024
Professor Allen Guelzo is a best-selling, award-winning historian of Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War, and our enduring republic. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Dr Guelzo makes a second appearance...

Historian David L. Roll, Author of “Ascent to Power: How Truman Emerged from Roosevelt’s Shadow and Remade the World”

April 29, 2024
The transition between the Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman presidencies involved some of the most contentious issues in the history of the United States. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends”...

Bob Ryan, Sports Columnist Emeritus for the Boston Globe

April 22, 2024
Bob Ryan is one of the most famous and respected sportswriters of the past 50 years. You’ve seen him on TV and (if you’re smart) you follow him on X,...

Jason Herbert, Host of “Historians at the Movies”

April 15, 2024
“Historians at the Movies” is a brilliant and popular podcast hosted by Jason Herbert, Ph.D. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with Dr Herbert about how movies make history relatable and...

Martin Davidson, Author of Mobilising Hate: The Story of Hitler’s Final Solution

April 08, 2024
Martin Davidson is an award-winning author, producer, director for the BBC, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel. He is also this week's guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast....

Deborah Daniels, Former U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney General

April 01, 2024
It is an honor to have Deborah Daniels as our “Leaders and Legends” podcast guest for this week. She is one of state’s most successful and impactful leaders. Along with Jim...

Dr Elizabeth Norton, Historian of British history

March 25, 2024
The British Monarchy just always seems to be in the news, and we love that here at the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. This week’s interview is with Dr Elizabeth Norton, a scholar of British history and...

John Stehr, Broadcaster and Mayor of Zionsville

March 18, 2024
It’s a Grand Rapids Reunion! On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast new Zionsville Mayor and Indiana broadcast Hall of Famer John Stehr joins his fellow Hall of Famer and...

David Brown, Author of “The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson.”

March 11, 2024
Very few individuals have impacted American politics like our seventh president. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss the power of Old Hickory with Professor David Brown, author...

Joshua Claybourn, Lincoln Scholar and Co-Host of the Lincoln Log Podcast

March 04, 2024
Is Abraham Lincoln a Hoosier? The three-way fight among Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois to claim precedence regarding the Great Emancipator rages on. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast we...

Harry Gonso, Former IU Trustee and Daniels Chief of Staff

February 26, 2024
Harry Gonso is a famous Hoosier athlete, a pioneering attorney, one of the proudest IU alums you’ll ever meet, and a former chief of staff to Governor Mitch Daniels—he is...

Harold Holzer, “Brought Forth on this Continent: Abraham Lincoln and American Immigration”

February 19, 2024
Harold Holzer is one of the world’s foremost scholars on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln—he served as the historical advisor for the movie “Lincoln”—and he makes his third...

Gerald Posner, Author of “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK”

February 12, 2024
Gerald Posner is one of the most acclaimed investigative journalists/historians in the world—he is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We discuss his books on the...

Bob Kravitz, Sports Writer

February 05, 2024
Love him or hate him—we love him—Bob Kravitz is one of the most influential voices in American sports journalism. He is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast....

Professor Brendan Simms, Author of “Hitler’s American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany’s March to Global War”

January 29, 2024
Why did Adolf Hitler declare war on the United States on December 11, 1941? Strategic or just stupid…both? On this week’s Leaders and Legends podcast, we interview historian and Professor Brendan Simms...

State Representative Jerry Torr

January 22, 2024
In October 2023 State Representative Jerry Torr announced his retirement from the Indiana Legislature. A champion for Hoosiers for more than 30 years, Jerry is our guest on this week’s...

Who was Jack the Ripper? With Richard Jones

January 15, 2024
Who was Jack the Ripper? Who were his victims? Why did he go uncaught in the heat of his murder spree and why does his identity remain an unsolved mystery...

Debby Knox

January 08, 2024
Debby Knox was welcomed into our homes as a trusted and beloved journalist for more than 40 years—and this week she is our first guest for 2024 on the “Leaders...

Ambassador Kenneth Adelman Remembers Henry Kissinger

December 18, 2023
In the opinion of many, Henry Kissinger is the most influential diplomat of the last 60 years. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss Dr Kissinger’s career with...

Gareth Russell on His Book “The Palace”

December 11, 2023
Love to read about secret passageways, lustful intrigue, and ruthless power? This week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast has all this and more. Brilliant historian and author Gareth Russell returns to the podcast...

James Oakes, Author of “The Crooked Path to Abolition”

December 04, 2023
Professor James Oakes is an award-winning historian of Abraham Lincoln, his presidency, and the issue of slavery in American history. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss the...

Rick and Karen Fuson

November 27, 2023
Rick and Karen Fuson represent the best of involved and authentic community leadership. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss the growth of Indianapolis, its wonderful people, and...

Dr Elizabeth Varon, Author of “Longstreet: The Confederate General Who Defied the South”

November 20, 2023
General James Longstreet is remembered by many as a superb Confederate general during the American Civil War. He also was reviled by generations of Southerners as an apostate—both for criticizing...

Timothy Egan, Author of “A Fever in the Heartland”

November 13, 2023
What was Indiana’s role in the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s? And how did a violent loser like D.C. Stephenson attain so much power? On this...

Mark Lawrence and Mark Updegrove, Hosts of the “With the Bark Off” Podcast

November 06, 2023
Mark Lawrence and Mark Updegrove are two of this country’s most preeminent historians of the American Presidency—they also host the superb history podcast “With the Bark Off”. On this week’s “Leaders and...

Professor Rachel Chrastil, Author of “Bismarck’s War: The Franco-Prussian War and the Making of Modern Europe”

October 30, 2023
Prussia’s victory in the Franco-Prussian War altered world history like no other European conflict of the 19th century. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Professor Rachel Chrastil discusses her...

Ryan Walters, Author of “The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding”

October 23, 2023
Ryan Walters, Author of “The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding” For the last century, President Warren G. Harding has appeared on the list of worst presidents in American history—but...

Ed Achorn, Author of “Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln”

October 16, 2023
On March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most compelling speeches in the history of spoken language. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss the...

Joel Richard Paul , Author of “Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism”

October 09, 2023
Joel Richard Paul is a law professor and one of this century’s leading historians. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss his book “Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the...

Actress Carolyn McCormick From “Law & Order”

October 02, 2023
Actress Carolyn McCormick is perhaps best known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet in “Law & Order”, but her career has encompassed many different starring roles on stage and...

Mike O’Brien and Andy Miller

September 25, 2023
The friendship of Mike O’Brien and Andy Miller is a perfect example of how politics is supposed to work. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Jim Shella and I...

Dr Mark Lawrence, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum

September 18, 2023
Known as “LBJ”, Lyndon Baines Johnson is one of our most consequential presidents. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast we interview Dr Mark Lawrence—author and director of the LBJ...

Dr Helen Rappaport on The Romanovs

September 11, 2023
In July 1918, Russian Czar Nicholas II, his wife, their five children, and the few remaining members of his household were slaughtered in a dim and dreary basement by Bolshevik...

Randall Shepard, Former Chief Justice of Indiana’s Supreme Court

August 28, 2023
Randall Shepard served as chief justice of Indiana’s Supreme Court for twenty-five years. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we interview one of our state’s most distinguished jurists and...

James Kunetka, Author of “The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer, the Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb”

August 21, 2023
The movie “Oppenheimer” is in theaters to (deservedly) rave reviews. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, our conversation is with historian James Kunetka, author of “The General and the...

Medal of Honor Recipient Donald “Doc” Ballard

August 14, 2023
On May 16, 1968, Navy Corpsman Donald “Doc” Ballard dove on a grenade thrown by a North Vietnam soldier in an attempt to save five United States Marines from death. Realizing...

Alexander Larman , Author of “The Windsors at War: The King, His Brother, and a Family Divided”

August 07, 2023
Were the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Nazi sympathizers or just embarrassing, inept dupes? How did the wartime performance of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth help save the British...

Mel Raines, President & COO, Pacers Sports & Entertainment

July 31, 2023
Mel Raines is one of the Hoosier State’s most admired leaders—and legends. On this week’s podcast, we interview a woman on everyone’s wish list when it comes to big projects,...

Dr Tracy Borman, Author of “Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Forever Changed British History”

July 24, 2023
No mother-daughter pair made more of an impact on British history than that of Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, distinguished historian Dr Tracy...

Michael Burlingame, Author of “The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality"

July 17, 2023
Professor Michael Burlingame has no peer when it comes to understanding Abraham Lincoln, hisphilosophy, and his presidency. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss his latestbook on the...

Lesa Dietrick and Diane Masariu

July 10, 2023
Lesa Dietrick and Diane Masariu are wonderful, delightful, amazing, and have never let politics get in the way of an enduring friendship. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Jim...

Tudor Historians Owen Emmerson and Kate McCaffrey

July 03, 2023
The Tudors continue to fascinate history lovers around the globe. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast we discuss the legacy and impact of this delightful and dysfunctional royal family...

Ray Boomhower, Author and Senior Editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press

June 26, 2023
Ray Boomhower is one of the Hoosier State’s most talented historians. He is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. Ray serves as the senior editor of the...

James Conroy, Author of “The Devils Will Get No Rest: FDR, Churchill, and the Plan that Won the War”

June 19, 2023
While the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences during World War II get the most attention from scholars, the Casablanca Conference in 1943 demonstrated how the Allies planned for the destruction of...

Del Quentin Wilber, Author of “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

June 12, 2023
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was nearly assassinated by a deranged Jodie Foster fan named John Hinckley. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, our conversation is with...

Patty Spitler and Ken Owen

June 05, 2023
The friendship of Patty Spitler and Ken Owen stretches back to the last century and Indianapolis is the better for it. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we feature...

Kevin Hymel, Author of the Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership Series

May 29, 2023
General George S. Patton is one of the most successful and polarizing military leaders in American history. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we interview Kevin Hymel—the world’s premier...

Edward Achorn, Author of “The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention that Changed History”

May 22, 2023
It was 163 years ago this month that Abraham Lincoln was somehow, someway nominated for president. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss “The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the...

John C. McManus, Author of “To the End of the Earth: The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945”

May 15, 2023
“To The End of the Earth” is a brilliant and highly-readable account of the United States Army’s heroic campaigns in the Western Pacific during the last year of World War...

Christopher Andersen, Author of “The King: The Life of Charles III”

May 08, 2023
For the first time since 1953 there was a coronation ceremony in England, and billions across the globe watched the pomp and pageantry as Charles III was crowned King of England....

Craig Symonds, Author of “Nimitz at War”

May 01, 2023
One of only four five-star Fleet Admirals in the history of the United States Navy, Chester Nimitz is one of the most consequential and underrated leaders of the Second World...

Michael Seth Starr, Author of “Don Rickles: The Merchant of Venom”

April 24, 2023
 He was known as “Mr. Warmth” and Don Rickles’ insulting presence on our television screens lasted seven decades. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with acclaimed author...

Bob Grand

April 17, 2023
Bob Grand is one of the most influential and generous Hoosiers I’ve ever met. He remains a mentor to many, a supporter of charities and candidates, and Bob is this...

Gareth Russell on “The Ship of Dreams: the Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era”

April 10, 2023
 At 11:40pm on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. In his compelling and delightful book, “The Ship of Dreams: the Sinking of the...

Tevi Troy, Author of “Fight House”

April 03, 2023
Tevi Troy is one of the most popular and respected presidential historians writing today. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, Tevi discusses his book “Fight House” which details some...

Steven McGregor, Author of “The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway.”

March 27, 2023
The Battle of Midway is universally regarded as one of the watershed naval encounters in world history; but how did the Americans defeat the Japanese so decisively? On this week’s...

Greg Steinmetz, Author of “American Rascal: How Jay Gould Built Wall Street’s Greatest Fortune”

March 20, 2023
On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we discuss the untamed world of 19th-century finance (a reoccurring topic it seems); our guest is Greg Steinmetz, author of “American Rascal: How...

Ambassador Ken Adelman, Author of “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War”

March 13, 2023
Ambassador Ken Adelman is a legend in the arms control community. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we interview Amb. Adelman about his book “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that...

Jake Oakman, Executive Director of White River State Park

March 06, 2023
Jake Oakman is the executive director of the beautiful White River State Park and one of the most respected communications gurus in the world. We have a fun and funny...

Kate Andersen Brower On Her Book “Elizabeth Taylor: the Grit and Glamour of an Icon”

February 27, 2023
 Elizabeth Taylor is on the Mount Rushmore of the entertainment industry’s megastars. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we interview author Kate Andersen Brower about her delightful and fascinating...

Historian Jeff Shesol on His Book “Mercury Rising: John Glenn, JFK, and the New Battleground of the Cold War”

February 20, 2023
How important was John F. Kennedy to the launch of America’s space program and how did John Glenn get to be its first hero? On the week’s “Leaders and Legends”...

Dave Hyde, Co-Author of “Swagger” with Coach Jimmy Johnson

February 13, 2023
Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson is one of the most successful football coaches in history. Award-winning Florida sports columnist Dave Hyde recently collaborated with Coach Johnson on the latter’s entertaining...

Al Hubbard, Businessman and Entrepreneur

February 06, 2023
For our 200th podcast interview, “Leaders and Legends” presents a conversation with businessman and entrepreneur Al Hubbard. A philanthropist who served in both Bush Administrations, Al is also one of...

Sarah Gristwood, Author of “Elizabeth: The Queen and the Crown”

January 30, 2023
Sarah Gristwood is one of the world’s best-selling historians, and she is our guest on this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast. Sarah discusses her writings and research, how female historians...

Scott Sander, Host of WISH-TV’s “Daybreak.”

January 23, 2023
Scott Sander is one of the most respected & genuine of all Hoosier journalists, and he is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We discuss his...

Martin Dugard, Author of “Taking Berlin: The Bloody Race to Defeat the Third Reich” 

January 16, 2023
The end of World War II in Europe is one of the most fascinating topics in military and political history. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, best-selling author Martin...

Todd Huston, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives  

January 09, 2023
Representative Todd Huston is the Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. Co-host Jim Shella and I talk with Todd...

United States Senator Todd Young 

January 02, 2023
Just reelected to the United States Senate (and winning 89 of Indiana’s 92 counties), Todd Young represents Hoosiers with purpose, faith, and distinction. Senator Young was a guest on the...

Former Purdue Coach Gene Keady 

December 26, 2022
In honor of Purdue University’s standing as the number one ranked men’s college basketball team in the country, we are reposting our fun and terrific “Leaders and Legends” podcast interview...

Toby McClamroch and John Dillon 

December 19, 2022
Toby McClamroch and John Dillon personify what it means to be loyal and close friends—and politics be damned. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with these two...

Historian Taylor Downing on His Book “1942: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Darkest Hour.” 

December 12, 2022
Was 1942 the decisive year of World War II? Historian Taylor Downing argues that it is, and he is this week’s guest on the Leaders and Legends podcast. Taylor is...

Will Inboden, Author of “Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink” 

December 05, 2022
Dr Will Inboden is author of the brilliant new book “Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink” and he is also our guest on the...

Levi Roach, Author of “Empires of the Normans” 

November 28, 2022
Is the history of the Normans more than just the feats of William the Conqueror in 1066? Yes, says Professor Levi Roach. In this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we...

Remembering Rex Early 

November 21, 2022
He was a man as unique as his name: Rexford Carlisle Early. We lost Rex, a former Marine, on Veterans Day, and in tribute the “Leaders and Legends” podcast convened...

Craig Shirley, Biographer of Ronald Reagan

November 14, 2022
Craig Shirley is a prolific and award-winning historian who has chronicled the rise and legacy of Ronald Reagan, the beginning and end of World War II, and is this week’s...

Gareth Russell, Author of “Do Let’s Have Another Drink: the Dry Wit and Fizzy Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother”

November 07, 2022
Gareth Russell is a best-selling author and historian who was kind enough to join the “Leaders and Legends” podcast this week to discuss his delightful and funny book: “Do Let’s...

Clint Hill, Secret Service Agent For Jackie Kennedy

October 31, 2022
A few years ago, we posted an interview with President John F. Kennedy Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and his co-author Lisa McCubbin Hill; just this month Agent Hill has...

Dr Nicola Tallis, Author of Uncrowned Queen: The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors

October 24, 2022
Dr Nicola Tallis is the author of several books on British history, and she is this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We discuss her books on 16th-century...

Dwight Chapin, Author of “The President’s Man: The Memoirs of Nixon’s Trusted Aide”.

October 17, 2022
Dwight Chapin was one of President Richard Nixon’s closest aides both during his political comeback in the late 1960s and while he was president. In part one of a two...

John Wechsler, CEO of Spokenote

October 10, 2022
John Wechsler is one of Indiana’s most impactful and respected entrepreneurs—and he is also this week’s guest on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. John joins us to talk about how...

Larry Csonka, Super Bowl VIII MVP – Part Two

October 03, 2022
Larry Csonka, Super Bowl VIII MVP - Part Two In part two of our “Leaders and Legends” podcast interview with NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl VIII MVP Larry Csonka,...

Larry Csonka, Super Bowl VIII MVP – Part One

September 26, 2022
Larry Csonka is one of the greatest players in NFL history. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion, was named MVP of Super Bowl VIII, and is author of “Head On:...

“Queen Elizabeth II: An Oral History” Authors Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald Strober,

September 19, 2022
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II after reigning for more than 70 years is dominating the media around the globe and tugging at the heart strings of millions of people...

John Gregg, Former Indiana Speaker of the House

September 12, 2022
Former Indiana Speaker of the House and two-time gubernatorial candidate John Gregg is one of the most well-liked, humorous, and accomplished public servants in modern Indiana history. On this week’s...

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s Chris Lafave and Kip Tew

August 29, 2022
Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most brilliant and famous Hoosier writers in our state’s history. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast our conversation is with Chris Lafave, curator...

Historian Jeff Shesol, Author of “Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the Feud that Defined a Decade.”

August 22, 2022
The clash between President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Robert F. Kennedy is the defining political relationship of the 1960s. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with historian...

Janet Allen, Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Indiana Repertory Theater

August 12, 2022
Earlier this year the wonderful and delightful Janet Allen, Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Indiana Repertory Theater, announced her retirement after nearly 40 years of service at one of...

Jeffrey Frank, Author of “The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953”

August 08, 2022
Probably only Ulysses S. Grant has had a more beneficial and recent historical reappraisal than our 33rd president Harry Truman; on this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast historian and journalist...

James Danko, President of Butler

August 01, 2022
In 2011, James Danko became the 21st president of Butler University. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with President Danko about his career, the amazing opportunity to...