Jonathan Lethem: Career Retrospective, hosted by Richard Wolinsky. On March 3, 2016, Richard Wolinsky had a chance to sit down with Jonathan Lethem in front of a Berkeley audience as a benefit for KPFA. In this career retrospective, Jonathan Lethem talks about his best-known novels, including Chronic City, Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude, and his early novels as well.

Christopher Moore, author of “Razzmatazz,” “Noir,” and other novels of comic fantasy and horror, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Christopher Moore has eighteen novels to his credit, including Practical Demonkeeping, Bloodsucking Fiends, Fool and Secondhand Souls, many of which take place in San Francisco, where he now lives.

Peter Brook (1925-2022) visionary director, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Peter Brook, who died on July 2, 2022 at the age of 97 was one of the greatest theatrical directors of the twentieth century. Artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company for twenty years from 1962-1982, he transformed how the English speaking world looked at the plays of William Shakespeare. This interview was recorded while he was in San Francisco, working with his collaborator Marie Helene Estienne on “Battlefield,” a short theatrical piece based on themes from The Mahabarata. The interview was recorded April 24, 2017. Included in the podcast is a brief commentary on Peter Brook by actor and director Simon McBurney.

Garry Marshall (1934-2016) was a television producer (“Happy Days”) and film director (“Pretty Woman”). In this interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky conducted in 2012 while he was on tour for his memoir, he discusses his entire career, starting with writing for men’s magazines in the 1950s. Encore podcast first posted July 20, 2016. Recorded at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera.

David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled “Happy Go Lucky,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Recorded June 9, 2022 at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. David Sedaris is author of thirteen books, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, A Carnival of Snackery, The Best of Me, Calypso, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and others. He has been a commentator on NPR and CBS.

Christine Dwyer, who plays “Mother,” along with characters in the ensemble, in the current production of the musical “Ragtime” at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Arts, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Christine Dwyer performed as Elphaba in the Broadway and touring productions of “Wicked,” and has appeared on tour in both “Finding Neverland” and “Waitress.”