I went over to Book Soup last evening to talk with Variety critic Todd McCarthy about his new book, Fast Women: The Legendary Ladies fo Racing, which is about the world of pre-corporate American race-car competition in the 1950s and the women — Denise McCluggage and Evelyn Mull receive the lion’s share of McCarthy’s attention — who were a vibrant part of that scene. Here’s an mp3 of our chat, which I had to finish quickly in order to see Danny Boyle‘s Sunshine on the Fox lot at 7:30 pm….yeesh.

Todd McCarthy, author of Fast Women: The Legendary Ladies of Racing