Tony was born in Iowa, grew up in an intentional spiritual community in West Virginia that many called a hippie commune, and attended a public high school in Atlanta. After studying at Amherst College in Massachusetts, at twenty-one, he boarded a plane for the People’s Republic of China, and the time there turned him inside out, and transformed his life. His first book, Double Happiness recounts those adventures. His new book, Red, White & Blind looks at how censorship, propaganda, and disinformation are woven into American history and are becoming increasingly corrosive in the digital age. Learn more about Tony and his work here.
Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “You Been Here Before,” by Christone Kingfish Ingram; Outro: “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.
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