Tribute to Salman Rushdie: In an interview recorded in September, 2019, Salman Rushdie discusses his latest novel to date, “Quichotte,”
This is followed by an interview with pianist/performer Hershey Felder talking about “Chopin in Paris,” which plays at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts through September 11, 2022.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Paul Rudnick, author of the novel “Playing the Palace,” and the teleplay for the HBO film “Coastal Elites,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Paul Rudnick’s latest novel, “Playing the Palace,” is the story of a gay man living in New York who falls in love with a gay Prince of Wales, and what ensues. Also: Review of “Follies” by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim, at San Francisco Playhouse through September 10, 2022.

A conversation with the great theatre director Peter Brook (1925-July 2, 2022), recorded in San Francisco in 2017, discussing his history with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his relationship to the theatre of Artuad, and his work on the various versions of the Indian epic, “The Mahabarata.” Then, an interview with Tess Gerritsen discussing her 2021 novel, “Choose Me,” co-written with Gary Braver, now out in trade paperback. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

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.

Chrstine Dwyer, who plays “Mother” in the musical “Ragtime” at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, discusses her work on the show, along with her views on life after the pandemic and how theatre has changed following the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Then, Flynn Berry discusses her thriller set in Northern Ireland, “Northern Spy,” now out in trade paperback. Also, a review of “The Sound Inside” at Marin Theatre Company. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Part One: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company discusses how his company handled the pandemic shutdown, and talks about the latest play, “The Sound Inside” by Adam Rapp. Part Two: KJ Sanchez, director and co-adaptor of “Romeo y Juliet” at Cal Shakes (California Shakespeare Theatre) discusses her work on the play, her career as actor and director, and her work as a theatre professor. Also: Review of “The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin” at San Francisco Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.