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.
Mick LaSalle, author of Dream State: California in the Movies, and film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Recorded as a Zoom event for KPFA, edited for audio. A wide-ranging discussion that includes a look at the work of French director Eric Rohmer, movie viewing during the pandemic, the rise of long-form television, and the real reason why Dorothy should never have gone back to Kansas.
Third in a series of interviews recorded for an abandoned documentary on George Gershwin. Kitty Carlisle Hart (1910-2007) dated George Gershwin for three years in the mid-1930s. In this brief phone interview from 2001, she discusses her relationship with the composer, as well as her work with the Marx brothers and in the early days of television. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Isaac Asimov, who died in 1992 at the age of 72, was one of science fiction’s greatest writers. This interview with host Richard Wolinsky was conducted on August 10, 1983 for KPFA’s Probabilities radio series, and has not been available for nearly forty years. A television adaptation of his “Foundation” trilogy arrives on Apple+ in September.