Two very different tales about making stuff up about the CIA. Your host shares the story of Sylvia Press, who in the 1950s, wrote a revenge novel after she was fired during the McCarthy purges. And author Jefferson Morley tells us about the time CIA director Richard Helms tried to create an American James Bond with the help of future Watergate burglar E Howard Hunt.

Get Jefferson Morley’s amazing new book: Scorpion’s Dance . Sylvia Press’s novel The Care of Devils is harder to find.

Personally connecting the dots. All of them.

Theory of Everything plunges listeners into a whirl of art, journalism, fiction, interviews, and exploding pipe dreams. Host Benjamen Walker connects the dots in a world of information overload, featuring conversations with philosophers, friends, and the occasional too-good-to-be-real guest.

If you’re new to Theory Of Everything try starting with one of these series!

Series

False Alarm

Fake news and alternative facts have declared war on the real. How are we gonna keep our mix and fact and fiction going?

Instaserfs

In the sharing economy, no one can hear you work. In 2015, your host decided to partner with an official ToE instapoder who drove, shopped, delivered, and manserved.

NY After Rent

The play Rent closed in NY the same year AirBnB came: 2008. Your host confronts the commodification of every square inch of the city.

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