Zeb Larson

Jim Calder

Zeb Larson is a writer, historian, and software developer in Columbus. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a PhD in History in 2019. His research focused on the anti-apartheid movement in the United States and the passage of sanctions against South Africa. He writes about 20th-century U.S. history, food history, and politics The United States and African Liberation … Read More

Bob Batchelor

Jim Calder

Bob Batchelor is a critically-acclaimed cultural historian and biographer. He has published books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike. Bob’s new book Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon, An Illustrated History explores the company’s rich history from its 1880 founding to the current day, mixing 300 images with a vibrant narrative. The book provides … Read More

Matthew Donahue

Jim Calder

Dr. Matthew Donahue is a Teaching Professor at the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, specializing in topics related to popular culture, popular music, film, media and culture and popular culture and the arts.  He has lectured on such topics regionally, nationally and internationally and has served as an authority on popular culture topics for national and … Read More

William McDaniel

Jim Calder

William “Ted” McDaniel is Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of Music at the Ohio State University. A specialist in African-American music and jazz performance, he is noted for his analysis of the music of John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. He has published several works on black music and more than 300 music arrangements. Understanding Black History Through Black Music … Read More

Mindy McGinnis

Jim Calder

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, Not A Drop to Drink, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, In A Handful of Dust was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A … Read More

Linda Mizejewski

Jim Calder

Linda Mizejewski is a Distinguished Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University. She has published six books on women in popular culture, including a book about the romantic comedy It Happened One Night. In her 2002 book Hardboiled and High Heeled: the Woman Detective in Popular Culture,she analyzes the female investigator character in cinema, television, and best-selling novels.  Her most recent two … Read More

Julie Rubini

Jim Calder

Julie K. Rubini is a children’s book author and founder of Claire’s Day, Ohio’s largest children’s book festival. She is the recipient of a Toledo Area Jefferson Award, YWCA Milestones Award and University of Toledo Distinguished Alumni award. Julie’s first book, Hidden Ohio, was featured as the Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Awards book. Three of Julie’s works have been published by … Read More

Susan Trollinger

Jim Calder

Susan Trollinger is professor of English at the University of Dayton where she teaches courses on writing and rhetoric. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s and PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book, Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), explores … Read More

Fred Andrle

Jim Calder

Fred Andrle is the author of two poetry collections,  “Love Life,” ( XOXOX Press, Gambier, 2008), and “What Counts,” ( XOXOX, 2012).  Fred was Executive Producer and Host of “Open Line,” a daily public affairs radio talk show heard for more than 20 years over WOSU, the radio station of the Ohio State University in Columbus. Fred’s current book is “Rocking … Read More