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LARB Radio Hour

The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour is a weekly show featuring interviews, readings and discussions about all things literary. Hosted by LARB Editor-at-Large Kate Wolf, Managing Editor Medaya Ocher, and Gender and Sexuality Editor, Eric Newman.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 28, 2016

On this week’s show, a conversation on the wildly popular Netflix show Making a Murderer; an interview with Phil Zuckerman, author of Living the Secular Life and founder at Pitzer College of one of the first departments of secular studies; and a recommendation by author Bruce Bauman of three books that he describes as a “philosophical and foodie trilogy of the early part of the 20th century.”

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin. The LARB Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 2:30pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.

Jan 21, 2016

This week we discuss Woody Guthrie L.A.: 1937 to 1941, a chronicle of Guthrie’s formative years in Los Angeles, during which he not only experimented and refined his music but also found his calling as a political songwriter. Co-authors Darryl Holter and William Deverell join to talk about Guthrie’s legacy in Los Angeles, and Holter even plays a rare Guthrie tune about the city's 1934 New Year’s Eve flood.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin. The LARB Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 2:30pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.

Jan 14, 2016

This week’s show features some surprising opinions on the career and life of David Bowie; an interview with author Alex Espinoza, who is currently helping launch California’s first bilingual MFA program at Cal State LA; and a discussion of Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone feature with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin. The LARB Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 2:30pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.

Jan 7, 2016

This week’s show features a lively debate with author David Shields about his new book War Is Beautiful: A Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict, an excerpt from Colin Marshall’s interview with novelist Jonathan Lethem about whether his adopted town of Claremont, California, would make for a good setting in an upcoming novel, and an interview with author and journalist Sam Quinones about his new book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin. The LARB Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 2:30pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.

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