Episode 052

George Gershwin Family History w/Katharine Weber


Katharine Weber does not just hold the fascinating family secrets. She digs for more and shares them. Her family is the stuff of legend. Katharine’s grandmother is the groundbreaking first woman to write the score for a Broadway musical and she shared a long and loving affair with George Gershwin. The intrigue does not stop there. Katharine’s great grandfather was the architect of the Federal Reserve. Her grandfather advised and feuded with FDR and her father’s erratic, communist chummy behavior earned him a thick FBI file. Plus Fritz and Weezy are recommending High on the Hog, Flack, Home Before Dark and The Vanishing of Harry Pace.