In 1998, Paul Theroux wrote a scathing memoir about his friendship with Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul, who died on August 11, 2018 at the age of 85. In this interview recorded in October, 1998, Richard A. Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky speak with Paul Theroux about Naipaul, and about his work. The photo shown here was taken in 2011 at their reconciliation after their fifteen year old feud.

Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

In this yearly interview, Bill English discusses the previous and upcoming seasons at San Francisco Playhouse. In addition, he discusses the current production of “Sunday in the Park with George” and examines the role of lighting in creating the feel of Playhouse productions.

Howard Browne (1908-1999) was a novelist, pulp magazine editor, radio writer, screenwriter and author of dozens of television episodes in the 1950s. He discusses his long career, with anecdotes from life in the depression, ’40s radio, and his work in Hollywood. This is the only radio interview he ever gave, hosted by Richard A. Lupoff, dating to the mid to late 1980s. The interview was digitized, remastered and re-edited by Richard Wolinsky in 2018/

Richard Powers, whose latest novel is “The Understory,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. The author of “The Time of Our Singing” and “The Echo Maker” delves into the world of eco-terrorism and the secret life of trees in this epic story about eight individuals who, together and apart, come to see the forests of earth as our salvation, and the salvation of the planet.

Jeanne Sakata is the author of the play “Hold These Truths” at Theatreworks Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 11 – August 5, 2019. Jeanne Sakata is an actress who has appeared on several TV shows and films, and on stage at both ACT and Berkeley Rep. Hold These Truths is the true true story following Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese-American student who fought internment to a relocation camp during World War II.

Nancy MacLean, author of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. In this interview recorded October 20, 2017, she discusses the role of Buchanan and the Mont Pelerin Society in the underpinnings of this gradual take-over of the state and federal government, and what the goals are, according to her research.

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