Bond, James Bond: Exploring the Shaken and Stirred History of Ian Fleming's 007
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About the Author
Brad Gilmore is a radio and television host born and raised in Houston, TX. Since 2011, he has been the host of The Brad Gilmore Show which covers the worlds of sports, music, and pop culture. Brad currently hosts "The Hall of Fame" with WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T on ESPN Radio. Brad began his career covering music and worked as a regular contributor to Houston Press and the hip hop blog DayandaDream.com. He hosts a variety of TV shows and podcasts including Reality of Wrestling, Movie Trivia Schmoedown, Schmoedown Rundown, Heated Conversations (featured in the iTunes Top 10 Podcast Chart), and since 2015, Back to the Future: The Podcast. During his career, Brad Gilmore has appeared in print, radio, television and film and always looks to bring his one of a kind view to each of his endeavors and entertain audiences worldwide.
Mike Kalinowski is an actor and host born in upstate New York. He has appeared on shows such as Showtime's Black Monday, and The CW's Jane the Virgin, Castle, Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, and General Hospital. A walking comic book encyclopedia, Mike is one of the hosts of "DC Movie News" on Popcorn Talk for the Maria Menounos produced Afterbuzz network and has hosted numerous movie and TV podcasts for the network. He is also a veteran theme park performer of more than nineteen years for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Sea World, the Action Horizons Stunt Team and Universal Studios in both Hollywood and Orlando. Mike is an unabashed, life-long James Bond fan, whose wealth of knowledge of the character helped him to become a 3x Champion in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown competition. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
--Booker T., author of My Rise to Wrestling Royalty
"Brad and Mike found the perfect blend of childlike wonder and thoughtful analysis. They have knowledge and an endless array of interesting tidbits, but see everything through the eyes of the fans, which is ultimately what makes this so enjoyable."
--Peter Rosenberg, Hot97 & ESPN
"Eureka! Brad and Mike provide a detailed historical account to one of America's most endeared entertainment franchises!"
--Cedric Duplechain, co-star on AMC's The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan
"James Bond is one of the greatest movie characters of all time, and Brad Gilmore and Mike Kalinowski do an incredible job of celebrating why 007 has left such an indelible mark on pop culture, regardless of the actor playing him. From the villains, to the drinks and the gadgets, this will make you love the Bond franchise even more!"
--Chris Van Vliet, four-time Emmy-Award-winning TV host