Martin Amis (1949-2023), Booker Prize winning novelist and essayist, who died on May 19, 2023, in conversation with Richard Woilnsky for “London Fields” November, 1991 (first of five interviews with Richard Wolinsky).
Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse, talks about the current and upcoming season.
Review: “Let The Right One In” at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre through June 25, 2023.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Philip K. Dick. The KPFA Memorial program dedicated to the life of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), produced by Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson, originally aired in the spring of 1982, digitized and edited in 2023. Also: An excerpt from a 2014 interview with spy novelist Alan Furst, recorded while he was on tour for his novel, “Midnight in Europe.” Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Don Winslow discusses his latest novel, “City of Dreams,” a sequel to “City on Fire,” and the second book of a noir trilogy using the plot of the Trojan War and its aftermath. He also discusses his political anti-MAGA work on Twitter. Then we hear from Norah Piehl, the Director of Literary Programs at the Bay Area Book Festival, which occurs in Berkeley the weekend of May 6-7, 2023. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Gemma Whelan discusses her novel, “Painting in the Dark,” which takes place in Ireland and Northern California in the early 1980s. Then, a 2004 interview with Russell Banks (1940-2023) discussing his novel “The Darling,” an interview not heard in nearly two decades. The weekly theatre review looks at “English” now at Berkeley Rep, and “Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2” now at ACT’s Strand Theatre. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


1.. Noted biographer Donald Spoto (1941-February 11, 2023) discusses the art of biography and the role of fame in this interview recorded in 1997 while he was on tour for “Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman.” 2. Justine Bateman discusses her book, “Fame, the Hijacking of Reality, recorded October 27, 2018. Justine Bateman is known for her role as Mallory on classic TV show “Family Ties” and was writer/director of the 2021 release, “Violet.” 3. Review of “Triumph of Love” at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage through April 23.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Part One: Rebecca Makkai, author of the new novel, “I Have Some Questions For You,” discusses her work in depth with host Richard Wolinsky.
Part Two: John Sayles, filmmaker and author of “Jaimie McGillivray, The Renegade’s Journey” discusses his work as a director and screenwriter in the second of a two-part interview.
Part Three: Review of “Merrily We Roll Along” at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theater through April 9th.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Part One: Filmmaker John Sayles talks about his new novel, “Jamie McGillivray, the Renegade’s Journey” and about his career as a director.
Part Two: Screenwriter Nora Ephron (1941-2012) talks about her career and about movies and politics in this interview recorded in September, 2010.
Review: “Cambodian Rock Band” at Berkelely Rep’s Roda Theatre through April 2.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Actor/performer Joe Ngo discusses his role of Chum, the father in “Cambodian Rock Band,” now at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, and delves into the years of the Killing Fields in Cambodia and his career as an actor. Plus a short previously unaired excerpt of an interview from last September with New York Times theatre critic Jesse Green, and a review of “Fannie: The Music and Lief of Fannie Lou Hamer” at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through April 2, 2023.


Playwright Luis Alfaro discusses his latest play, “The Travelers,” at the Magic Theatre through March 15, with host Richard Wolinsky. A Chicano activist and performer, Luis Alfaro has established a career as one of this country’s leading playwrights. This interview focuses not only on his present work, but on his career and his views about the state of live theater today.