A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, interviews and discussions with KPFA producers and hosts, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past thirty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky. New podcasts are generally weekly, though not always.
Barry Lopez, whose latest book is “Horizon” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic “Arctic Dreams,” a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters–human, animal, and natural–that have shaped an extraordinary life.
Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City novels and other works, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded June 14, 2007 at KPFA following the publication of “Michael Tolliver Lives,” which features one of the key characters from the series. In the interview he discusses the origin of the series of books. A fourth series of Tales of the City was released on Netflix in June, 2019.
Patricia Marx and Roz Chast, co-authors of the humor book, “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions,” talk about their work and life with host Richard Wolinsky. Patricia Marx is a staff writer on the New Yorker magazine, and writes various comic pieces, and Roz Chast is a cartoonist whose work is recognizable to anyone who has looked through the New Yorker’s pages.
Tony Horwitz (1958 – May 27, 2019) discusses his most recent book, “Spying on the South” with host Richard Wolinsky. Recorded May 17, 2019 at the start of his book tour. The book follows the path of the creator of Central Park, Frederick Law Olmstead, down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to the Mexican border.
Joseph Heller, author of “Catch-22” and its sequel, “Closing Time,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff, recorded in San Francisco on October 17, 1994. In this interview, not heard in two decades, Heller talks about both books, the film based on “Catch-22” and some of the themes of his works.