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The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast

Half of humanity is on lockdown, but you are not alone. This week, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you two great interviews to help you through these trying times. Up first,we begin with politics and a conversation with CNN Political Analyst and author of FAULT LINES, Julian Zelizer. In our second half-hour, Halli speaks with one of the most revered writers of our day about his brand new book, DEVOTED, Dean Koontz. The podcast is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

Julian Zelizer

Consider the erosion of trust in government and in the economy that characterized the emerging mindset of the 1970s. Consider the emerging conservative movement, a backlash against the changes of the 1960s. All this followed by the rise of the Religious Right and the New Right and Progressive social activists who opposed the rightward direction mobilized to defend and expand the legacies of the New Deal and Great Society. What do you get? The clash that continues to this day, the fault lines hat led to the earthquake called Donald Trump that has shaken, rocked and rolled American politics. All are explored in FAULT LINES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1974 co-authored by Princeton University historian and CNN Political Analyst Julian E. Zelizer and Kevin M. Kruse a book that grew out of the hugely popular course that that the authors co-created at Princeton University. Author Zelizer joins Halli for quite a conversation.

In our second half-hour, never afraid to go where no writer has gone before, Dean Koontz launches his new book DEVOTED, another action-based, cerebral thriller that tests the imagination of his readers. In a time when truth is stranger than fiction, DEVOTED is the perfect diversion and proof that only a master storyteller can outwit truth. Koontz, praised as a “literary juggler” for his deft ability to blend other genres—horror, romance, humor, science fiction, and mystery—into his acclaimed suspense thrillers has had 14 of his novels land #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, making Koontz one of only a dozen writers to have hit that milestone. His books are available in 38 languages and have sold more than 500 million copies to date. That’s the writer, who is the man? Let’s talk.

Politics, a pandemic, what happens to Election 2020? But we begin with CNN Political Analyst and author Julian Zelizer. And while you shelter in place, have a listen to an intimate conversation with New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz about his latest thriller, DEVOTED and oh so much more. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast is always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and on all your favorite apps.

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