Brattlecast #16 - The Spy Behind Home Plate

Batter up! Red Sox catcher Moe Berg was tasked with intercepting much more than fastballs as a spy inflitrating Nazi Germany. Ken shares intimate stories about Moe's life, including numerous visits to the Brattle Book Shop in this privileged look at the enigmatic ballplayer.


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Brattlecast #9 - These Magazines are Giving Me Life

Life Magazine: a touchstone of American culture for nearly a century. In this episode, Ken Gloss provides some fascinating background on the enduring popularity of Life among amateur collectors, and the unique way its content, photography, and advertising captured the zeitgeist. Can you guess the magazine's rarest and most elusive cover?


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Brattlecast #5 - Cooking With Books

Order up! Ken Gloss shares his favorite recipes, ranging from the 1600's to the invention of Jell-O. Also on the menu are meals prepared on lead cookware, murder cookbooks, and a grateful collector combing the stacks for a copy of "Coconuts and Constipation".  Boston's own rich culinary history is also on display as Ken and Jordan Rich bond over Gus Saunders' Yankee Kitchen.


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