Peter Stone, debut author of The Perfect Candidate, talks about his time in Washington (before the onset of the 24-hour news cycle), how interns run the world, and how writing a speech for his wife led him to finally try a novel.
LINKS AND TOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
The Wilderness (by Crooked Media)
Old Ebbitt Grill (bar in Washington, D.C.)
House of Cards (TV show)
Scandal (TV show)
The Pelican Brief (movie)
The Hunt for Red October (movie)
Ben’s Chili Bowl (restaurant in D.C.)
Tortilla Coast (restaurant in D.C.)
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