Donald J. Sobol is the Edgar-winning author of the phenomenal Encyclopedia Brown juvenile mystery series, which I first started to read back when they first came out in 1963. Each of the Encyclopedia Brown books features 10 short stories, each a mystery solved by the eponymous hero (or on occasion by his sidekick and bodyguard Sally Kimball), and following the formula Sobol established in his legendary Two-Minute Mysteries series, the solutions to the crimes are listed at the back of each book. There are twenty-five books in the series, the most recent having been published in 2007. About the time that book, Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case, came out, podcaster Eric Greenberg, who runs the website Just My Show (“the retro pop culture podcast”), conducted an interview with Mr. Sobol. Here it is. Be sure to check out the other podcasts available on Just My Show, which are completely free.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING PODCAST
Donald J. Sobol interviewed by Eric Greenberg