Broadway legend Barbara Cook talks with host Richard Wolinsky about her memoir, Then & Now in an extended interview in which she discusses all of her major shows, her difficulty with alcoholism, and her triumph as a concert and cabaret performer. At the age of 88, Barbara Cook continues to perform and record.

Edward Abbey, who died at the age of 62 back in 1989 was a novelist, short story writer and non-fiction essayist who is now known as the father of the radical environmentalist movement and one of the great voices of America’s unfettered west. This podcast is drawn from a 1985 interview co-hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Lawrence Davidson. Written, hosted and produced by Richard Wolinsky.

Film critic Richard Schickel (1933-2017) in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in 2003. Richard Schickel, who died on February 18, 2017 at the age of 84, spent forty-five years as film critic for Time Magazine. During his lifetime he wrote 36 books, most of them about film, and produced and directed thirty-four documentaries, all about film.This interview was recorded while he was publicizing his book, ““Good Morning Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory and World War II.”

David Shields, author of “Other People: Takes & Mistakes,” in coversation with Richard Wolinsky.

David Shields ia an essay, novelist, short story writer and film maker.Among his works are “Black Planet,” “How LIterature Saved My Life,” and “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.: In his latest book, a collection of over thirty essays and stories, he examines what it means to know another person.

Colm Toibin, author of “House of Names,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. “House of Names” is a retelling of the story of the House of Atreus, the classic Greek tragedy of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Electra and Orestes, which formed the basis of plays by Sophocles, Euripedes and Aeschylus, as well as influenced playwrights from Shakespeare to Eugene O’Neill.

Gore Vidal, in conversation on March 11, 1998 with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A Lupoff while he was on tour for his novel “The Smithsonian Institution.” In the wide ranging interview he talks about the demonization of the Clintons, health care in America, United States history, his own biography and his work in stage and film.

Andrew McCarthy, author of the young adult novel “Just Fly Away,” travel writer and actor/director, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Andrew McCarthy has had a long career, starting out as an actor in such films as “Pretty in Pink,” “Less Than Zero” and “Weekend at Bernie’s”, and went on to become a noted travel writer and successful television director,

Radio Wolinsky 3: A Conversation with Gore Vidal, 1990. This encore podcast originally was posted on November 18, 2015; a shorter version aired as a Arts-Waves program/podcast on October 31, 2016. Gore Vidal (1925-2012) was the author of such novels as Burr, 1976, Julian and Myra Breckinridge, as well as one of America’s greatest essayists. On … Continued

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