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'One True Podcast' Explores Ernest Hemingway's Work and World

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Photograph of Ernest Hemingway sitting at a table writing while at his campsite in Kenya.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new three-part “Hemingway” documentary premieres tonight at 8:00 on WGCU-TV. The six hour series will shine light on one of the most famous and storied writers in American history. Over the course of his career Ernest Hemingway published seven novels, six collections of short stories, and two works of non-fiction. His approach to writing, which he termed the iceberg theory, strongly influenced 20th century fiction around the world.

We meet the creators of the "One True Podcast" which explores all things related to Ernest Hemingway, his work, and his world. It’s hosted by Dr. Mark Cirino, professor of English at University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana; and produced by Dr. Michael Von Cannon, instructor in the Department of Language & Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University.

It’s distributed by The Hemingway Society and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and most places you find podcasts these days. The episode featuring Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is up now.

For anyone who wants to continue the discussion about the new documentary, The Hemingway Society is hosting a post-watch party on Saturday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. with the documentary writer Geoffrey Ward and other Hemingway scholars.