History Happy Hour Encore Episode 127: Josephine Baker WWII Spy
Guest: Damien Lewis
Sunday, January 8, 2023
This Week on History Happy Hour: Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was the highest-paid female performer in Europe, renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she vowed to stay and fight. Overnight, she went from performer to Resistance spy.
Chis and Rick welcome renowned historian Damien Lewis about his new book Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy. Lewis has spent ten years researching the story and unearthing new details about Baker’s wartime exploits.
Agent Josephine, Sunday at 4PM ET, on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.