Hunting The Butcher” Podcast, Having Books Adapted Into Films & More – The Hype Magazine


Published on May 6th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

As a journalist, Stephan Talty has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Playboy, The Chicago Review and plenty of other prestiguous publications. As a best-selling author, Talty has penned 6 acclaimed non-fiction books, 2 of which have been made into films, and 2 psychological thrillers. Those film adapations, you ask? The Oscar-winning Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks and Only The Brave starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce the film adaptation of Talty’s book The Black Hand for the Paramount Pictures studio.

Stephan Talty’s latest acclaimed project is Good Assassins: Hunting The Butcher, the podcast version of Talty’s book The Good Assassin. The podcast tells the untold story of the secret mission to hunt down a savage, escaped Nazi murderer. Led by a brilliant Mossad agent who lost his parents in the Holocaust, the hunt for the infamous Butcher of Latvia was a secretive espionage operation that forever altered the fates of all ex-Nazis. The podcast made its debut last month — hitting all key podcast platforms — and quickly reached the top 10 on the Apple Podcast charts.

On May 6, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Stephan Talty via Zoom, as embedded below. Besides Good Assassins: Hunting The Butcher, we also spoke about his creative process, his New York roots, future plans and plenty more. Additional info on Talty’s projects is here, here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being “Editor At Large” for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018’s “Pocket Change: Your Happy Money” (Book Web Publishing) and 2019’s “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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