Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

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Hacks, Hitler & the Hotel Imperial

Ep. 60

We might now be used to hearing about the intimate details of celebrities and world leaders, but when did this become the norm?


In the lead up to the Second World War, a collection of American journalists began to report not only on world affairs - interviewing Hitler, Gandhi and Mussolini to name a few - but also private affairs, their own and those of others.


Today, Kate is Betwixt the Sheets with Deborah Cohen to find out about the reporters John Gunther, Frances Fineman Gunther, H. R. Knickerbocker, Vincent Sheean, and Dorothy Thompson. Deborah is the author of a new book ‘Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took On A World At War’


*WARNING there are naughty words and adult themes in this episode*


Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Sophie Gee.


Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.


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