During the pandemic, a new podcast will go live every Sunday.
A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past forty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky.
Frederik Pohl (1918-2013) recorded at the Octocon Science Fiction Convention, October 15-16, 1978. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson, for KPFA’s Probabilities radio program. Digitized, remastered and re-edited February, 2021 by Richard Wolinsky. This interview has not been heard in any form since 1978.
Charles Yu, author of “Interior Chinatown,” winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Charles Yu worked in the writers’ room of the first season of “Westworld,” along with other shows. This is his second novel, and riffs on the nature of Asian stereotypes in Hollywood movies and television shows.
Carl Hiaasen discusses his latest comic thriller “Squeeze Me,” and his work as a newspaper columnist. “Squeeze Me” is a satire of Palm Beach during the Trump era, and the author explains how difficult his has been to write satire when people like Rudy Giuliani exist in real life. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Five and a half years ago, Chris Hedges spoke about his book “Wages of Rebellion” in front of an audience as a KPFA benefit. Shortly afterward, Donald Trump declared his candidacy and America changed. This podcast contains the question and answer period after the speech. He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Neil Sheehan, the man who broke the Pentagon Papers in the New York Times, died on January 7, 2021 at the age of 84. He discusses the nuclear standoff with the USSR, the Cold War and the lessons of Vietnam in this 2009 interview with host Richard Wolinsky.