Although the full archive of the show can be found on The Biography Podcast page on this site, I am planning on adding posts on all the shows individually to give context to how the show developed.
I have to admit that, 8 years after this show went out, I don’t recall the full details of how I chose it. First and foremost, I was interested- and still am- about not focusing exclusively on North American titles. This is the 21st century and podcasts reach the world and Amazon makes it easy to purchase books from other countries. Needless to say, this interview took place quite a bit before the Jeremy Piven TV show on Harry Selfridge went into production.
Lindy Bartell, the author, couldn’t have been nicer about being my first interview for the show and I was lucky to get her. So, from February 14, 2009, Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge