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Thor Hanson
Author and Biologist
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David de Jong
Middle East Correspondent. Author of Nazi Billionaires
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Sam Kean
New York Times-bestselling author of six narrative science history books, including Disappearing Spoon and Icepick Surgeon
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Sam Wasson
New York Times Best Selling author of many books on Hollywood including The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood. He lives in Los Angeles.
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New York Times bestselling author of Sons of Wichita and The Money Kings, deputy editor (news & politics) @motherjones
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Richard Munson
Wrote biographies of Nicola Tesla, Jacques Cousteau, and pending on Benjamin Franklin. Also wrote history of electricity and profiles of food and farm innovators.
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Martin Turnbull
Historical fiction author focused on life during Hollywood's studio era (1920s to 1950s)
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Novelist and journalist, author of What Language Do I Dream In? (A Memoir)
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Nonfiction writer and author of forthcoming book about Mt. Rushmore, experienced leader in cultural diplomacy
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Aspects of History encompasses a range of views from our heritage. The past isn’t dead. It’s not even past. But, equally so, the past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. The study of history should be encouraged, as opposed to erased. We have no intention of no-platforming any voices. Indeed, we encourage writers to arrange permanent platforms with us through this site to enable historians and novelists to promote their work in an ongoing way via interviews, podcasts, blog posts, short stories and book reviews. History should be both championed and challenged, disseminated and debated.
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We handle all the tech and logistics (hosting, scheduling, calling, reminders, payments) + integrations (Goodreads, email, etc.), so you can spend your time in conversation, not administration. We also make earning or raising money smoother and more transparent.
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What kind of conversations is Skolay meant for?
Skolay means “purposeful leisure” in ancient Greek, and the best conversations stay true to that spirit. 

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