John Nores – #63, author of Hidden War

John Nores is the author of Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming America’s Wildlands From The Drug Cartels. He was a warden for the Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

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  • John Nores – #63, author of Hidden War

    John Nores is the author of Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming America’s Wildlands From The Drug Cartels. He was a warden for the Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

  • Jade Chang #62

    Jade Chang is the author of The Wangs vs. the World. She’s also a journalist and a television writer. Chang is the recipient of a Sundance Fellowship for Arts Journalism, […]

  • Brad Warner #61

    Brad Warner is a Soto Zen priest. He is the author of Letters To a Dead Friend About Zen as well as Hardcore Zen, and Sit Down and Shut Up. […]

  • Kim Krizan – #60

    Kim Krizan is the author of Spy in the House of Anais Nin. She’s also the co-writer of the fabulous films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight. In fact, […]

  • Matthew Specktor – #59

    Matthew Specktor is the author of That Summertime Sound and American Dream Machine. He’s a founding editor at Los Angeles Review of Books and just a damn good person. Enjoy […]

  • #58 – Peter Houlahan

    Peter Houlahan is the author of NORCO ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History. It’s a fantastic real story that reads like a multidimensional […]

  • Liska Jacobs – #57

    Liska Jacobs is the author of The Worst Kind of Want coming out on November 5th on hardcover from FSG. It’s her second book and it rocks. And definitely check […]

  • Annalee Newitz – #56

    Annalee Newitz is the author of The Future of Another Timeline and Autonomous. Annalee co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct with Charlie Jane Anders. Newitz was also editor of […]

  • Peter Seth – #55

    Peter Seth is the author of When I Got Out. It’s a sequel to his first novel What It Was Like. He’s also written for TV and film, and, as […]

  • Nicholas Meyer – #54

    Nicholas Meyer is the author of The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols. His previous books include The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood, […]

  • Madame Pamita – #53

    Madame Pamita is the author of Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot: Using the Cards to Make Your Dreams Come True. She provides readings and other services here at www.parlourofwonders.com. She’s also […]

  • Rob Zabrecky – #52

    Rob Zabrecky is the author of Strange Cures: A Memoir. He’s a magician, a regular performer at The Magic Castle, and was the frontman of the band Possum Dixon. As […]

  • Jorjeana Marie – #51

    Jorjeana Marie is the author of Improv For Writers, a book about using the techniques of improv acting to escalate your game as a writer. She also writes for TV, […]

  • Carol Schlanger – #50

    Carol Schlanger is the author of Hippie Woman Wild: A Memoir of Life & Love on an Oregon Commune. She has been billed as “A baby boomer’s answer to Lena […]

  • Robert Crais – #49

    Robert Crais is the author of A Dangerous Man, the 18th book in his Joe Pike series. Crais is also a veteran TV writer with credits like Hill Street Blues, […]

  • Megan Monahan – #48

    Megan Monahan is the author of Don’t Hate, Meditate! (5 Easy Practices to Get You Through the Hard Sh*t). She teaches meditation and you can check out her upcoming workshops […]

  • David Kukoff – #47

    David Kukoff is the editor of Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine, out now on Rare Bird Lit. He’s also the author of the novel Children […]

  • Cat Gwynn – #46

    Cat Gwynn is the author of 10-Mile Radius and an artist and photographer. She has a great story on surviving cancer and how it shifted her life path. Enjoy the show. Drinks […]

  • Patrick O’Neil – #45

    Patrick O’Neil is the author of Gun, Needle, Spoon and is a contributing editor to Sensitive Skin Magazine. He works with Natashia Deon on the project Redeemed, helping rehabilitated felons […]

  • Bruce Ferber – #44

    Bruce Ferber is the editor of the new book, The Way We Work: On The Job In Hollywood, out now on Rare Bird Lit. He’s also the author of Cascade […]

  • Chris L. Terry – #43

    Chris L. Terry is the author of the new novel, Black Card, out now on Catapult Press. He’s also the author of Zero Fade. And, he used to be in […]

  • Bucky Sinister – #42

    Bucky Sinister is the author of Black Hole, Time Bomb Snooze Alarm, and more. He created and co-produces The Business, a comedy showcase that now happens every Monday at Little […]

  • J. Ryan Stradal – #41

    J. Ryan Stradal is the New York Times best selling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. His latest novel is The Lager Queen of Minnesota. Stradal grew up in […]

  • Janet Fitch – #40

    Janet Fitch is the author of White Oleander, Paint It Black, The Revolution of Marina M., and her new novel Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. White Oleander was an Oprah […]

  • Rob Roberge – #39

    Rob Roberge is the author of Liar, a memoir, out now on paperback. His previous books include The Cost of Living, Ludlow, Drive, and More Than They Can Chew. He’s […]

  • Duke Haney – #38

    Duke Haney is the author of Banned For Life, Subversia, and Death Valley Superstars: Occasionally Fatal Adventures in Filmland. He’s also an actor and screenwriter, and, as you’ll hear on […]

  • Maggie Rowe – #37

    Maggie Rowe is the author of Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience. She also produces Sit ‘n’ Spin, the longest running spoken word show every third Thursday on at the […]

  • Dennis Cruz – Ep. #36

    Dennis Cruz is the author of The Beast Is We, Moth Wing Tea, and No One: Poems. During our conversation a wee accident happened on the street in front of […]

  • Alex Espinoza – #35

    Alex Espinoza is author of Cruising: An intimate History of a Radical Pastime coming out on June 4, 2019 on Unnamed Press. He’s also the author of Still Water Saints […]

  • Liza Mandelup – #34

    Liza Mandelup is a documentary filmmaker. Her film, Jawline, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2019. The film follows 16-year-old Austyn […]

  • Christine Sneed – Ep. #33

    Christine Sneed is the author of Little Known Facts and Paris, He Said and the short story collections The Virginity of Famous Men and Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve […]

  • Saskia Vogel – Ep. #32

    Saskia Vogel is the author of the novel, Permission. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and now resides in Berlin. Vogel worked as Granta magazine’s global publicist and […]

  • C. J. Farley – Ep. #31

    C. J. Farley is the author of Game World, Kingston by Starlight, and My Favorite War. He wrote the best-selling biographies Aaliyah: More Than a Woman and Before the Legend: […]

  • Rheea Mukherjee – Ep. #30

    Rheea Mukherjee is the author of The Body Myth. It’s her debut novel on Unnamed Press and it’s awesome. Rheea spent her childhood in the US and her teens in […]

  • Michael Marcus – Ep. #29

    Michael Marcus is the author of #1 Son and Other Stories on Punk Hostage Press. One of the main takeaways from this fantastic confessional is that you shouldn’t smoke crack. […]

  • Jack Grisham – Ep. #28

    Jack Grisham is the author of An American Demon: A Memoir, Code Blue: A Love Story, A Principle of Recovery, and I Wish There Were Monsters. He’s also the founder […]

  • Ayser Salman – Ep. #27

    Ayser Salman is the author of The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit in. She is also […]

  • Allan MacDonell – Ep. #26

    Allan MacDonell is the author of Punk Elegies: True Tales of Death Trip Kids, Wrongful Sex, and Trial by Angel Dust, Now That I Am Gone: A Memoir Beyond Recall, […]

  • Mitchell S. Jackson – Ep. #25

    Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family. He’s also the author of The Residue Years and winner of a 2016 Whiting Award. Survival […]

  • Irvine Welsh – Ep. #24

    Irvine Welsh is the author of Dead Man’s Trousers. It’s the final chapter of the saga of the characters from Trainspotting. Trainspotting was made into a film, you know. There’s also […]

  • Porangui – Ep. #23

    Poranguí is a musician, healer, and producer. Check out his self-titled album as well as the companion record Guided Journey. “He lives in service to pachamama as an artist and […]

  • Charlie Jane Anders – Ep. #22

    Charlie Jane Anders is the author of The City in the Middle of the Night. Her previous books include Choir Boy and All the Birds in the Sky. Her novelette […]

  • Lee Goldberg – Ep. #21

    Lee Goldberg‘s latest book is Killer Thriller. It’s the sequel to True Fiction. Both books are fantastic reads as Goldberg is a master of his craft. He’s written too many […]

  • Gabriel Hart and Lydia Millet – Ep. #20

    Gabriel Hart is the frontman of the band Jail Weddings. His twin novellas Virgins In Reverse & The Intrusion was released last month on Traveling Shoes Press and includes a forward by Tav […]

  • Delfin Vigil and Ned Vizzini – Ep. #19

    Delfin Vigil is the author of Death of a Newspaper Man and Nikko: Concrete Commando. He’s also an ex-Jehovah’s Witness and was a features writer and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle […]

  • Jerry Minor and Amy Sedaris Ep. #18

    Jerry Minor is an actor and comedian. He’s also an ex-Jehovah’s Witness, so, we talk a lot about that and how he has been able to thrive after suffering major […]

  • Hugh Patterson and Michael Muhammad Knight Ep. #17

    Hugh Patterson is a chess master, a chess instructor, a writer, and his moniker is Johnny Genocide. As Mr. Genocide, he’s best known for the band No Alternative. He’s a cancer […]

  • Alexander Hacke Danielle de Picciotto Blixa Bargeld – Ep. #16

    hackedepicciotto are Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto. Their music and utterly amazing, so check them out as they tour the West Coast the rest of the month. Hacke is […]

  • Jay London and Edward Furlong Ep. #15

    Jay London is a stand-up comic. He was on two seasons of the TV show Last Comic Standing and his other credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The […]

  • Scot Sothern and William T. Vollmann Ep. #14

    Scot Sothern is the author of Curb Service: A Memoir, Streetwalkers, and Big City. He’s also a photographer and his portraits of sex workers have been shown in galleries around […]

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