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Best Radio Wolinsky podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Radio Wolinsky podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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During the lockdown, a new podcast will go live every Sunday afternoon. A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, interviews and discussions with KPFA producers and hosts, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past thirty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky. New podca ...
 
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who died on June 19, 2020 in Los Angeles of colorectal cancer at the age of 55, burst onto the literary scene in 2001 with his novel, The Shadow of the Wind, first of an interrelated group of four novels titled The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, set in Barcelona, Spain, his birthplace. This interview, recorded in May, 2009, focuses…
 
Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Recorded in January 2013. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie revolves around the matriarch of a black family of the Great Migration [1] and her children and grandchildren, and was an Oprah Book Club selection. From the New York Times review: “Hattie Shepherd, the t…
 
Bonnie Tsui discusses her book, "Why We Swim," which examines the human need for moving in water, from the history of swim strokes, to how physiology plays a role in swimming, to the history of swimming from ancient times in the Sahara to Rome and to the present, and how swimming became a sport. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Bonnie Tsui lives in the …
 
Judy Juanita, author of the novel "Virgin Soul," in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded spring, 2013. Judy Juanita is a poet, novelist and playwright. In her younger days, as Judy Hart, while at San Francisco State, she served as editor in chief of The Black Panther newspaper, and lived in one of the Black Panther safe houses in 1967.…
 
Tayari Jones, whose latest novel is “An American Marriage,” is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and her latest, An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A …
 
John Updike, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded on June 9, 2006. John Updike was considered one of the great chroniclers of middle class American life. Novelist, short story writer, literary critic, poet and essayist, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction --- for the novels Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest – Updike was consid…
 
Clive Cussler (1931-2020). Clive Cussler, who died at the age of 88 on February 24th, 2020, was an adventure writer in the tradition of the pulp magazines, and an underwater explorer. Most of his novels featured Dirk Pitt, a – to quote Wikipedia – a larger than life hero reminiscent of Doc Savage – and I might add, Indiana Jones, and involved sunke…
 
Tope Folarin, author of the novel “A Particular Kind of Black Man” is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. This first novel, by an up and coming Nigerian American writer, blends memoir and fiction in the tale of the son of Africans who grew up in white Utah and Texas, finding himself ethnically displaced and looking to find his roots. (Photos: Ric…
 
Andrew Altschul discusses his latest novel, The Gringa, with host Richard Wolinsky. The Gringa tells the story of an American activist who goes to Peru in the early 1990s and becomes involved with a radical group who is eventually charged and incarcerated with terrorist crimes, based loosely on the real-life story of Lori Berenson. Paralleling that…
 
From the Probabilities Archive: Michael Crichton, recorded December 5, 1990, while on tour for his novel “Jurassic Park,” interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff in the KPFA studios. Michael Crichton’s first novel, “The Andromeda Strain” obviously has particular resonance today. In this interview, he talks about his career and about t…
 
E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015). A look at the life and career of E.L. Doctorow, author of Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, The March, Loon Lake and other novels, one of America’s greatest writers, who died on July 21, 2015. Interview One: Recorded May 12, 2004, while on tour for his collection, Sweet Land Stories. Interview Two: Recorded Sept/Oct 2009, whil…
 
Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020), who died on January 31st, 2020 at the age of 92, was the best-selling author of 51 books, most of them suspense novels featuring women in jeopardy, with four theatrical films and over thirty other books adapted for television. Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff interviewed Mary Higgins Clark for the Probablitiles…
 
Terrence McNally, who died of complications from the corona virus on March 24th in Florida at the age of 81, was a giant of the American theatre. He received tony awards for his plays Love Valour Compassion and Master Class, and for best book for a musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. His plays, musicals and operas have been performed …
 
Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her collection of short stories, “Verge.” The author of novels, essays, a memoir and short stories, Lidia Yuknavitch details life of people on the margins of society. Her new collection is culled from several years of her work, and much of the book was rewritten or written for the publication. She is interviewed by Richar…
 
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