Episode 91: From Fleming With Love: James Bond

It’s that wonderful, whimsical twist you’ve been hoping for… Just A Story is once again becoming Just A Movie for one whole episode! This week we are taking a look at the spy who loved us all; drank martinis like it was January 28, 1919; and had license to both thrill and kill. We explore the legendary character James Bond and the man who dreamt him up, Ian Fleming. What makes us love Bond? Where did Fleming find his inspiration? And in the case of this bombastic, over-the-top series of stories; could the truth be stranger than fiction? Join us as we reveal the mysterious history of the English spy ring that inhabited Washington DC in the years preceding World War II. The Baker Street Irregulars, as they called themselves, included people like Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl, and they just might have helped inspire the most well known secret agent of all time.


Ep 91



Ian Fleming: the man who would be Bond: The Telegraph

Charles Lindbergh’s Noninterventionist Efforts & America First Committee Involvement

Hitler Grants Lindbergh High Decoration After Bitter Attacks on Flier by Russians – NYTs 1938

How ‘America First’ Got Its Nationalistic Edge

Unoriginal C.I.A. Straight Up Stole James Bond’s Gadget Ideas – Vanity Fair

The James Bond Phenomenon: A Critical Reader edited by Christoph Lindner

America First, for Charles Lindbergh and Donald Trump

Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided America By James P. Duffy

A Story of America First: The Men and Women who Opposed U.S.intervention in … By Ruth Sarles

Donald Trump echoes Charles Lindbergh: The history of his odious campaign slogan

President Trump’s ‘America First’ slogan was popularized by Nazi sympathizers – The Washington Post

The Truth About the America First Movement – The Heritage Foundation

Des Moines Speech

A Short History of ‘America First’ – The Atlantic

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and … By Ben Macintyre

James Bond Creator’s Preposterous Plan to Outwit Nazis Revealed – Fox News

Ian Fleming’s Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII by Nicholas Rankin

The Real Reason Ian Fleming Wrote ‘Casino Royale’ – HuffPost


Bottoms Up – Christopher Hitchens

Trump’s ‘America First’ has ugly echoes from U.S. history – CNN

Was James Bond the Result of Ian Fleming’s Midlife Crisis? – The Atlantic

Remembering Fleming, Ian Fleming – NYT

Ian Fleming – the real James Bond – The Telegraph

Dark side of 007 author Ian Fleming – Express

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington


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