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Shakespeare in 1606 and Olympic swimmers

November 26th, 2015

Episode 240 of 286 episodes

Professor James Shapiro talks to us about his new book 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, a follow-up to his acclaimed 1599. Meanwhile the author Julie Checkoway tells the story of a remarkable group of Japanese-American swimmers who sought unlikely Olympic glory.

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