Alabama Humanities Awards speaker featured on podcast’s podcast Triple Take featured Stewart McLaurin, keynote speaker for Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon this week, taking a look at the writing, film and music that influenced him.

As president of the White House Historical Association, it should have come as no surprise that this Alabama native’s favorite childhood book was the Book of Presidents.

His favorite film? Chariots of Fire. And album? Dan Fogelberg’s Nether Lands.

In a 28-minute interview with journalists Carla Jean Whitley, John Hammontree and Matt Scalici, McLaurin talked of the influences on his life and what shaped him. He also talked about the White House and its history and little known facts about America’s “sacred legacy.”

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