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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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Mar 31, 2016

On this week’s show we talk with Deanne Stillman on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of her most well-known book, Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave. We also discuss the new HBO documentary Everything Is Copy, about the life and career of author and screenwriter Nora Ephron, and author Wally Rudolph recommends reading Scott O’Connor’s Half World.

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Mar 24, 2016

This week’s show features a recap of Laurie’s recent trip to Broadway, including a review of the hit musical Hamilton. We also discuss the new documentary City of Gold, about legendary Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold, and talk with screenwriter John Romano about the late Charles Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend.

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.

Mar 17, 2016

This week’s guest is the acclaimed and often controversial author, playwright, actress, and radio columnist Sandra Tsing Loh. Her latest book, The Madwoman in the Volvo, is an unforgiving memoir about parenting, menopause, and adultery, and she takes us through the entire story and its adaption into a play at the South Coast Repertory theater in Costa Mesa, CA.

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.

Mar 10, 2016

On this week’s show we discuss the new FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, author Antoine Wilson returns to recommend the French short story writer Guy de Maupassant, and Linda Hervieux joins to talk about her new book Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War.

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.

Mar 4, 2016

On this week’s show we discuss the new Showtime series “Billions,” Jerry Stahl returns to endorse Philip Kerr’s trilogy of Berlin novels, and we’re joined by professors Norman M. Klein and Margo Bistis to talk about their new book and companion multimedia project, “The Imaginary 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.

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