Andrew Lawler joins us for a fascinating conversation regarding America’s first colony in Roanoke, which proceeds Jamestown by 20 years.  Andrew tells of the compelling life and death struggles on top of solving their mysterious disappearance.  To me, our actual history is light years more interesting than the fables and myths we were spoon fed in school.

Andrew Lawler is author of two books, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a Southern Independent Best Seller, and Why Did the Chicken Cross the World: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization.

As a journalist, he has written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles from more than two dozen countries. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many others. He is contributing writer for Science and contributing editor for Archaeology. Andrew’s work has appeared several times in The Best of Science and Nature Writing.