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Jun 11, 2024

Today I sit down with K.D. Alden, the brilliant mind behind the biographical fiction novel "Lady Codebreaker." Throughout the interview, we delve into the remarkable true story of Elizabeth Friedman, America's first female cryptologist, whose groundbreaking work helped shape the course of history.

Discussed in this Episode:

  • The incredible journey of Elizabeth Friedman from Shakespeare scholar to pioneering codebreaker
  • K.D. Alden's meticulous research process and the challenge of blending fact and fiction seamlessly
  • The forgotten history of the Tango War and the critical role of cryptology in WWII's South American theater
  • The personal struggles and triumphs of a trailblazing woman in a male-dominated field
  • Insights on the craft of writing, the publishing industry, and the power of untold stories



Produced by Podcast Studio X.

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