Welcome to One True Podcast, where we explore the life, work, and world of Ernest Hemingway! You can hear us at the Hemingway Society, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you listen to your shows.

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Past Episodes

  • Mackenzie Astin on In Love and War
  • James Nagel and Dimitri Villard on Hemingway in Love and War
  • Barbara Will on Gertrude Stein
  • One True Sentence #27 with Jay McInerney
  • John Hemingway on Strange Tribe
  • Russ Pottle on “Hills Like White Elephants”
  • One True Sentence #26 with Ilan Stavans
  • Gioia Diliberto on Hadley Richardson
  • Martina Mastandrea on “In Another Country”
  • One True Sentence #25 with Naomi Wood
  • James M. Hutchisson on Hemingway in 1923
  • Suzanne del Gizzo on “The Christmas Gift”
  • One True Sentence #24 with Michael Mewshaw
  • Jackson Bryer on the Hemingway Code
  • Don Daiker on The Nick Adams Stories
  • One True Sentence #23 with Joshua Ferris
  • Hariclea Zengos on “On the Quai at Smyrna”
  • Kirk Curnutt on “After the Storm”
  • One True Sentence #22 with Kawai Strong Washburn
  • Timothy Christian on Mary Welsh Hemingway
  • One True Sentence #21 with Billy Collins
  • John Sutton and Chris Warren on Hemingway’s Rockies
  • One True Sentence #20 with Craig Johnson
  • Darla Worden on Hemingway’s Wyoming
  • One True Sentence #19 with Jennifer Haigh
  • Tom Jenks on Editing The Garden of Eden
  • Mark I. Lurie on Lewis Galantière and Rufus Hickok on Guy Hickok
  • One True Sentence #18 with David Frum
  • Andrew Feldman on Revolutionary Cuba
  • J. Gerald Kennedy on In Our Time
  • One True Sentence #17 with Michael Katakis
  • Ruth A. Hawkins on Pauline Pfeiffer
  • Michael Thurston on Bill Gorton in The Sun Also Rises
  • One True Sentence #16 with Brian Turner
  • Sarah Churchwell on Fitzgerald in A Moveable Feast
  • Ryan Hediger on “A Natural History of the Dead”
  • One True Sentence #15 with Pam Houston
  • Mary V. Dearborn on Hemingway in 1922
  • Suzanne del Gizzo on “Christmas on the Roof of the World”
  • One True Sentence #14 with Sherman Alexie
  • James Naremore on the 75th Anniversary of The Killers
  • One True Sentence #13 with Debra A. Moddelmog
  • Janet Somerville on Martha Gellhorn
  • Hemingway and Baseball
  • One True Sentence #12 with Russell Banks
  • From St. Louis to Kansas City with Andrew Theising and Steve Paul
  • Nicholas Reynolds on Hemingway as Soldier and Spy
  • One True Sentence #11 with Erik Nakjavani
  • A. Scott Berg on Max Perkins
  • Valerie Hemingway on the Summer of 1959
  • One True Sentence #10 with Andre Dubus III
  • Alex Fernandez de Castro and Hugh Eakin on Joan Miró’s The Farm
  • Amanda Vaill on Gerald and Sara Murphy
  • One True Sentence #9 with Hideo Yanagisawa
  • Paul Hendrickson on Hemingway’s Boat, Pilar
  • Mark Salter on How Hemingway Inspired Senator John McCain
  • One True Sentence #8 with Elizabeth Strout
  • Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on Their Hemingway Documentary
  • Laura Godfrey on “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”
  • One True Sentence #7 with Boris Vejdovsky
  • Carol Armstrong on Paul Cézanne
  • Ross K. Tangedal on Three Stories & Ten Poems
  • One True Sentence #6 with Paula McLain
  • Adrian Sparks on Playing Papa
  • Suzanne del Gizzo on “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”
  • One True Sentence #5 with Mark P. Ott
  • Sandra Spanier and Miriam B. Mandel on the 1932-1934 Letters
  • Robert K. Elder on Hemingway in Comics
  • One True Sentence #4 with Verna Kale
  • Seán Hemingway on The Old Man and the Sea
  • John Irvin on The Garden of Eden Film
  • One True Sentence #3 with Gail Sinclair
  • Robert W. Trogdon on the Early Years
  • Bob Vila on the Finca Vigía Preservation Project
  • Representative Jim McGovern on the Finca Vigía Foundation
  • One True Sentence #2 with Craig McDonald
  • Joseph M. Flora on “The Battler”
  • One True Sentence #1 with Carl P. Eby
  • Susan K. Harris on Mark Twain
  • Elizabeth Outka on the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919
  • James Plath on “Big Two-Hearted River”
  • Jerry Fielder and Anne E. Havinga on the Karsh Photograph
  • Andrew Farah on Hemingway’s Brain
  • Lesley Blume on The Sun Also Rises
  • Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis on Cuba
  • Scott Donaldson on the Iceberg Theory
  • Mark Thompson on the Italian Front of WWI
  • Marc Dudley on Race
  • Susan Beegel on the Maine Marlin
  • Stacy Keach on Playing Hemingway
  • Alex Vernon on War
  • Julia Sweig on Cuba
  • James McGrath Morris on John Dos Passos
  • Kirk Curnutt on F. Scott Fitzgerald

Our Music

Most of our episodes begin with the first minute of Hemingway’s mother Grace Hall Hemingway’s song “The Leicester Waltz.” She was a classically trained opera singer who gave voice lessons and recitals in the family home on Kenilworth Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. She also oversaw the design of that house. A true artistic talent in her own right! We’re excited about the energy this song brings to the show. It was recorded by Michael Surratt (piano).

Our closing song, “Tutti Mi Chiamano Bionda,” is the Italian folk song that Hemingway and Mary sang together the night before he committed suicide in July 1961. It is a gorgeous song that brings a fitting end to each and every one of our episodes. It was was performed by the following University of Evansville music faculty, students, and alumni: Dennis Malfatti (Professor of Music; music coordinator; accordion), Griffin Devoy (voice), Michael Kmiecik (guitar), and Adam Smith (voice/audio technician).