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.

Two Science Fiction Masters: Ursula K. LeGuin (1929-2018), author of “The Left Hand of Darkness”, “The Dispossessed” and the Earthsea Trilogy, recorded in September, 2000, co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff. Gene Wolfe (1931-2019), author of The Book of the New Sun series and other novels, recorded in November, 1982, co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson. Both interviews digitized, remastered and re-edited in 2018 and 2019. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.