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Malcolm Gladwell on His New Book, ‘The Bomber Mafia’

Russillo and Malcolm talk about the U.S. Air Force and its role in World War II, the Air Force’s early technical difficulties, the development of napalm, and more

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Russillo is joined by author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book, The Bomber Mafia. They talk about the U.S. Air Force and its role in World War II, the Air Force’s early technical difficulties, the feud between major general Haywood S. Hansell and major general Curtis LeMay, the development of napalm, and more (0:50). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions. (46:45).

Host: Ryen Russillo
Guest: Malcolm Gladwell
Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti

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