2016 Margaret Mitchell minicast

September 21, 2016 by  
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Margaret Mitchell House

Ed Kasputis interviews Joanna Arietta about Atlanta’s famous, Margaret Mitchell.

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2011 Atlanta Braves

April 21, 2011 by  
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Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead, it’s all great for us.  Our PhD Committee is in the Capitol of the South – Atlanta.  Ed, Farley & Mark talk about those Braves, then we get some Baseball PhD culture.  Ernie Harwell was from Atlanta and Margaret Mitchell‘s paperboy.  First Ed interviews Joanna Arrieta from the Margaret Mitchell House as we  learn about Mitchell’s life and her greatest work, Gone With The Wind. Ed then interviews Steve Klein from The King Center.  The podcast concludes as we say good bye to Atlanta and hello to the highest ballpark in the Majors – Coors Field in Denver.

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Margaret Mitchell House

April 17, 2011 by  
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This week is Braves week with our podcast featuring the Atlanta Braves being released on Friday, April 22nd.  As we prepared for the release of our Ernie Harwell podcast (Episode 38) which was released on December 10, 2010, we learned that the late great Ernie Harwell (1918 – 2010) was the paperboy for Margaret Mitchell (1900 – 1949).

This fact inspired us to dig deeper and explore this connection.  While stuck in bed with a broken ankle, Margaret Mitchell sat in her apartment and started to write her first novel, Gone With The Wind.  During our current Great Recession, would you spend $40 to buy a book for pleasure reading?

In 1936, during the Great Depression, over 1 million Americans did just that.  (The novel cost $3 at the time which equals $40 dollars today.)  “I had the chance to interview Joanna Arrieta from the Margaret Mitchell House,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “Her interview was engaging and unforgettable.  I was shocked to learn that after adjusting for inflation, the highest grossing U.S. film of all-time was Gone With The Wind and not Star Wars.”  You can hear this outstanding interview during out next podcast.

It all started in Apartment 1

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Margaret’s paperboy – Ernie Harwell

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