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  • Tom Lutz #73

    Tom Lutz is the author of Born Slippy. He’s also the founding editor of Los Angeles Review of Books and his non-fiction books including And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches […]

  • Chana Porter #72

    Chana Porter is the author of The Seep. She’s also a playwright and definitely knows the art of veering conversation. It’s what we strive for here on the show. Go […]

  • W. Bruce Cameron #71

    W. Bruce Cameron is the author of A Dog’s Promise, the third book in the A Dog’s Purpose Series, which is also a film. He created 8 Simple Rules For […]

  • Chloe Hilliard #70

    Chloe Hilliard is the author of F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me. She’s also a standup comic and used to be a warm up comic for […]

  • Marilee Albert #69

    Marilee Albert is the author of The Tutor. She studied philosophy at Yale before moving to Europe to work in the film business. These days, between TV and movie scripts, […]

  • Rykarda Parasol #68

    Rykarda Parasol is the author of Aunt Black and Aunt Black Goes To Paris. She’s also an amazing singer and her full length records include The Color of Destruction, Against the […]

  • Bernard Meisler #67

    Bernard Meisler is the author of There’s Never Been a Better Time To Die. He’s also the founder and editor of Sensitive Skin Magazine, which, includes a literary podcast, so […]

  • Mary Ladd #66

    Mary Ladd is the author of The Wig Diaries. It’s a humorous, illustrated cancer book that wise cracks its way through hospitals, hair loss, wig-ness, and one huge doctor’s crush. Mary […]

  • Lincoln A. Mitchell #65

    Lincoln A. Mitchell is the author of San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third-Place Baseball Team.  His other books include Will Big League Baseball Survive?: Globalization, the End […]

  • Anthony Mora #64

    Anthony Mora is the author of Virtual Velocity: An L.A. Story. He has been a music journalist and was around the Los Angeles music scene during the punk years and […]

  • 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 […]

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