The great Broadway composer lyricist Stephen Sondheim died on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the age of 91. Today’s program starts with a 2011 interview with the Broadway legend, recorded for the second volume of his collection of lyrics, “Look! I Made a Hat.” That’s followed by an interview with Broadway performer Nancy Opel, who is currently in “A Christmas Carol” at the Golden Gate Theatre. The weekly theater review looks at “Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley,” now at Marin Theatre Company. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Jan Morris (1926-2020) was a noted travel writer and historian, and a leading figure in the trans world. This program contains two interviews with Jan Morris, the first from August, 1999 which focuses on her career as a travel writer and historian, and the second from November 2001, recorded during the tour for her book, “Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere.” Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Produced and introduced by host Richard Wolinsky.

Venessa Veselka discusses her two novels, “The Great Offshore Grounds” and “Zazen,” both just released in trade paperback, then a 1981 interview with Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) about the origins of Spenser and Hawk, and his views on detective fiction. Weekly Review: My Fair Lady, Lincoln Center Revival, at the Orpheum in San Francisco. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Richard Powers returns to talk about his latest novel, “Bewilderment,” and about his life during the pandemic. Then playwright Michael Gene Sullivan discusses his latest work, “The Great Khan,” now playing at San Francisco Playhouse, along with his long association with the legendary San Francisco Mime Troupe. Weekly Theater Review: “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the 50th Anniversary Revival Tour, now at the Golden Gate Theater. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Daniel Handler, writing as Lemony Snicket, and the creator of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” discusses Lemony Snicket’s lastest book, “Poison for Breakfast” as well as the origins of the Baudelaire siblings. Then, an interview with Tim Bond, the new Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. At 1:55: theatre review of “The Claim” now playing at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage.