Episode 95: Sprinting Through No Man's Land with Adin Dobkin


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In this episode, I spoke with writer and journalist Adin Dobkin about his book "Sprinting Through No Man's Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France." We talked about conflict as a lens into cultural history, the 1919 Tour de France and its relationship to World War I, the emotional and psychological impact of World War I, sporting events and national identity, the role of the bicycle in history-specifically as it relates to World War I and women's history, and more.

Adin Dobkin is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Paris Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. Born in Santa Barbara, California, Dobkin received his MFA from Columbia University. He is the co-host of the podcast "War Stories," which looks at warfare’s development through the accounts of individuals at various points in history.

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