Monday, September 13, 2021

ARCLight Podcast S01E02: A Conversation about John Hersey With Lesley M. M. Blume


Author Lesley M. M. Blume has a deep admiration for John Hersey. Her book, Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account about how John Hersey wrote Hiroshima. 

"When I came across Hersey's story, " she states, "it just seemed to me the purest example of journalistic integrity and journalistic effectiveness that one could possibly find."

On August 10, just days after the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and just days before the 75th anniversary of the publishing of Hiroshima in the pages of The New Yorker Magazine, I sat down with Lesley Blume to discuss her book, John Hersey and the legacy of Hiroshima. It was a great conversation.

Listen  to the new episode of the ARCLight Podcast today featuring that conversation, and check out the display case outside the ARC. There, you will find an original newspaper from 1945, plus the rare edition of The New Yorker magazine discussed in the podcast.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify, ApplePodcasts, Google Podcasts -- or anywhere you listen to your podcasts. You can also listen below.


Check out the displays outside the ARC, which includes an original newspaper from August 7, 1945 and the rare New Yorker discussed in the podcast. We are featuring books about John Hersey and Hiroshima this month in the ARC. Check it out.







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