In this episode of Boozing Through Lit, author Brett Crehan and I discuss Martin Luther King Day, a North Korean defector’s possible transgressions on truth, and pointed questions to the pontiff — all with a dash of Dostoevsky!
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Books and literature mentioned in this episode are as follows:
“I have a dream,” By Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” By Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” By Malcolm X and Alex Haley
“Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” By Manning Marable
James Baldwin, Wikipedia
“Native Son,” By Richard Wright
“Escape from Camp 14,” By Blaine Harden
“The Aquariums of Pyongyang,” By Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot
Articles mentioned during podcast are as follows:
“Prominent North Korean defector admits parts of story are inaccurate,” published by The Washington Post on Jan. 17, 2015
“Prominent North Korean defector recants parts of his story of captivity,” published by The New York Times on Jan. 18, 2015
“North Korean defectors are crucial — but sometimes unreliable — witnesses,” published by The Washington Post on Jan. 19, 2015
Darryl Coote says that the story of Shin Dong-hyuk’s fabrication broke on January 14. He later corrects this in the podcast with the correct date of January 17.