WR085 – ‘The Name is Bond, James Bond.’

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This episode we welcome spy thriller and espionage novel connoisseur Nick Barry to discuss more than half a century of the James Bond franchise. From Ian Fleming’s service in WWII to his extraordinary novels and the mega movie franchise they inspired, we dig into everything that makes James Bond one of the most enduring pop culture phenomenons of all time.

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Ian Fleming:

James Bond Author Ian Fleming

James Bond Author Ian Fleming

Where it all started, 'Casino Royale' 1st Edition, 1953.

Where it all started, ‘Casino Royale’ 1st Edition, 1953.

Author Ian Fleming & Sean Connery on the set of 'From Russia With Love'.

Author Ian Fleming & Sean Connery on the set of ‘From Russia With Love’.

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Behind the Scenes:

Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on the set of 'Dr. No' (1962)

Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on the set of ‘Dr. No’ (1962)

Sean Connery & Daniela Bianchi at work with director Terence Young on 'From Russia With Love'.

Sean Connery & Daniela Bianchi at work with director Terence Young on ‘From Russia With Love’.

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