Anne Rice, the author of “Interview with the Vampire” and “The Vampire Lestat,” along with several other books, incluing the Mayfair Witches trilogy and “Cry to Heaven,” died of a stroke on December 11, 2021. In this interview recorded in December 2016, she discusses her return to books about Lestat along with her entire career as a writer, with host Richard Wolinsky.

Nancy Opel, Broadway veteran performer, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded November 22, 2021. Currently in “A Christmas Carol” in San Francisco, Nancy Opel has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of “Evita” and “Sunday in the Park with George,” and later in “Wicked,” “Memphis and several other shows.

Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) was the creator of novels featuring Spenser, the wise-cracking Boston detective, his sidekick Hawk, and girlfriend Susan Silverman through 41 novels, plus the TV series “Spenser for Hire” and a series of television film adaptations. In this interview recorded for “Probabilities” in 1981, he discusses his earlier life as a professor, the origins of his characters, and his love of noir fiction. The interview was conducted by Lawrence Davidson and Richard Wolinsky. Digitized, remastered, edited and with an introduction in 2021 by Richard Wolinsky.

George Saunders, author of the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. George Saunders is the highly acclaimed author of several short story collections, including “Tenth of December,” “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline,” “In Persuasion Nation” and others, along with political commentary that recently appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. This podcast was first posted Feb. 26, 2017,