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Omar El Akaad

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Omar El Akaad about his debut novel American War, which tells the story of a second American Civil War taking place 100 years in the future. Omar has spent his professional life covering news in places like Iraq, Egypt and Guantanamo Bay and uses his incredible view of the world to shape this book.

In our intro Adam chats with his brother Jason who also works at OverDrive. Yep, that's right, Adam's has a brother who works with him that has never been on the podcast because Adam is a dumb-dumb. They discuss the books Jason reads with his daughter and his affinity for audiobooks with their trademark witty banter... A trademark listeners would know about had Adam brought Jason on any time in the first 106 episodes...

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