Comcastrodors, please welcome Jacopo della Quercia. An educator and history writer featured on CNN Money, BBC America, The Huffington Post, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, Jacopo has authored over 100 articles for the website Cracked.com, specializing in the weirder and more amazing parts of world history. He’s also a history professor and writer of speculative, comedic, historical fiction.
This conversation becomes a thought experiment walking through the more unlikely points of American history, starting with the super villain life of Andrew Jackson leading to the ultimate question of how Donald Trump could win the 2016 election. He also teases his upcoming License to Quill, a James Bondesque thriller starring William Shakespeare during the Gunpowder Conspiracy.
Jacopo’s present book, The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, dramatizes the lives and rivalries of the Taft and Roosevelt families and is available on Amazon.