• Claire Phillips #142

    Claire Phillips is the author of A room With a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia. Join my free creative writing workshop on June 9th through the Los […]

  • Mary Dixie Carter #141

    Mary Dixie Carter is the author of The Photographer, which is her debut novel. I’m teaching a free creative writing class on Zoom through the Los Angeles Public Library on […]

  • Eric M. Johnson #140

    Eric M. Johnson is the author of Whenever a Happy Thing Falls. He’s also a journalist and writes for Reuters. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also […]

  • Mick Harvey #139

    Mick Harvey is the co-founder of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and The Birthday Party. He also has released four records translating the songs of Serge Gainsbourg. During the […]

  • Dan Denton #138

    Dan Denton is the author of $100-A-Week Motel out now on Punk Hostage Press. May 13th at 7pm I’m teaching a free creative writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public […]

  • Bob Calhoun #137

    Bob Calhoun is the author of The Murders That Made Us: How Vigilantes, Hoodlums, Mob Bosses, Serial Killers, and Cult Leaders Built the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re both natives of […]

  • Aaron Carnes #136

    Aaron Carnes is the author of In Defense of Ska, out now on Clash Books. We talk all things ska, religion, Fishbone, Skankin’ Pickle, god, faith, and empathy. Drinks with […]

  • Marisa Silver #135

    Marisa Silver is the author of The Mysteries. Much love to Adam K. Happy birthday and keep up the healing. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also […]

  • Michael Elias #134

    Michael Elias is the author of You Can Go Home Now. As a screenwriter his credits include The Jerk, Lush Life, and he co-created Head of the Class, which ran […]

  • Jason Novak #133

    Jason Novak illustrated the new book by Joe Frank called Ascent. Novak’s previous books include Et Tu, Brute?, and Baseball Epic. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The […]

  • Jordan A. Rothacker #132

    Jordan A. Rothacker is the author of The Death of the Cyborg Oracle. He’s also the author of The Pit, and No Other Stories, and And the Wind Will Wash […]

  • Keith Rosson #131

    Keith Rosson is the author of Folk Songs For Trauma Surgeons. His previous novels include The Mercy of the Tide and Smoke City. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast […]

  • Gabriel Valentin #130

    Gabriel Valentin is the author of the graphic novel Digital Lizards of Doom. It’s the first volume of more books to come in 2022 and beyond. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, […]

  • Joshua Mohr #129

    Joshua Mohr is the author of Model Citizen. His novels include Damascus, Fight Song, and Some Things that Meant the World to Me. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast […]

  • Kristin Hannah #128

    Kristin Hannah is the author of the new book The Four Winds. Also check out Firefly Lane on Netflix, a series adapted from one of her earlier books. Join me […]

  • Andrew Nicholls #127

    Andrew Nicholls is the author of COMEDY WRITER: Craft advice from a veteran of sitcoms, sketch, animation, late night, print and stage. We chat about his years writing for Alan Thicke, […]

  • Jane Rosenberg LaForge #126

    Jane Rosenberg LaForge is the author of Sisterhood of the Infamous, released yesterday, and Medusa’s Daughter that was released in January. Thanks for listening. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets. […]

  • Rucker Moses #124

    Rucker Moses is the pen name of the writing team Craig S. Phillips and Harold Hayes Jr. Together with Theo Gangi they wrote Kingston and The Magician’s Lost and Found. Today […]

  • Sue Buyer #125

    Sue Buyer is a 92 year old debut author. Her book is called All Things In Time. Born in the 1920s, she saw The Great Depression, both World Wars, and […]

  • Tod Goldberg #123

    Tod Goldberg is the author of The Low Desert. His other books include Gangsterland and Gangster Nation and he runs the Low Residency Creative Writing MFA program at UC Riverside. […]

  • Daniel Pyne #122

    Daniel Pyne is the author of Water Memory. He’s also a screenwriter who wrote Doc Hollywood and The Manchurian Candidate. His TV credits include Bosch and Miami Vice. We talk […]

  • Chris Matheson #121

    Chris Matheson is the author of The Buddha’s Story. He’s also the screenwriter for the Bill and Ted films that started with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Enjoy our conversation. […]

  • Lee Goldberg #120

     Lee Goldberg is the author of Bone Canyon. He’s also a TV writer and producer with a ton of credits including Monk, of which he wrote many novels based on […]

  • Mo Daviau #119

    Mo Daviau is the author of Every Anxious Wave, which may soon become a feature film. Listen to the podcast to find out every gritty detail. Join my 8 week screenwriting […]

  • Joshua Samuel Brown #118

    Joshua Samuel Brown is the author of Spinning Karma. He has written 13 Lonely Planet travel guides and his other books include Formosa Moon and Vignettes of Taiwan. Join my 8 […]

  • William Loving #117

    William Loving is the author of City Of Angles. He was also a long time journalist and we talk all things newsroom and so much more. I hope you enjoy […]

  • Kim Gruenenfelder #116

    Kim Gruenenfelder is the author of My Ex’s Wedding. She was also a writer on Jeopardy for some years and is still involved in TV and film. Join my 8 […]

  • Paul Madonna #115

    Paul Madonna is the author of Come To Light, a three book set featuring illustrations from the artist who brought you the series All Over Coffee. My UCLA screenwriting class […]

  • Daniel Tunnard #114

    Daniel Tunnard is the author of Escapes, A Novel About Scrabble. Out now on Unnamed Press. He’s also a translator and has written two books in Spanish on traveling via […]

  • Kevin Smokler #113

    Kevin Smokler is the director of Vinyl Nation, a documentary about all things vinyl records available until December 1st. Go to to watch it before it leaves. Kevin is […]

  • Iris Berry #112

    Iris Berry is the author of All That Shines Under The Hollywood Sign and The Daughters of Bastards. She’s also the co-founder and editor of Punk Hostage Press. I hope you […]

  • Lee Child #111

    Lee Child is the author of 25 novels in the Jack Reacher series. His latest is The Sentinel, co-authored with his brother. He’s also the editor of The Nicotine Chronicles […]

  • Joseph Di Prisco #110

    Joseph Di Prisco is the author of The Pope of Brooklyn and Subway to California. His latest novel is The Good Family Fitzgerald out now on Rare Bird Lit. I […]

  • Lee Gutkind #109

    Lee Gutkind is The Godfather behind creative nonfiction according to Vanity Fair and they’re right. His latest book is the intimate memoir entitled My Last Eight Thousand Days. He has […]

  • Art Bell #108

    Art Bell is the author of Constant Comedy: How I started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor. We talk TV biz, we talk Jon Stewart and The Daily […]

  • Helen Pluckrose #107

    Helen Pluckrose is the co-author of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody. We chat feminism, patriarchy, and how almost losing her […]

  • D. B. Ramsey #106

    D. B. Ramsey is a former Baptist minister and the author of Speaking of God: We Don’t Know Shit: A Former Minister Reflects on God and Religion. So if the […]

  • Mitzi Szereto #105

    Mitzi Szereto is the author of Normal For Norfolk and Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. Her new book is an anthology she edited called The Best New True Crime Stories: […]

  • Douglas A. Martin #104

    Douglas A. Martin is the author of Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother and Wolf. If you’d like to join my intermediate screenwriting course at UCLA Extension click this link and scroll […]

  • Rose Andersen #103

    Rose Andersen is the author of The Heart and Other Monsters: A Memoir. If you’d like to join my intermediate screenwriting course at UCLA Extension click this link and scroll to remote […]

  • Judy Gold #102

    Judy Gold is the author of Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble. She has standup specials on HBO and Comedy Central […]

  • Joe Clifford #101

    Joe Clifford is the author of The Lakehouse. His previous books include the Jay Porter series and Junkie Love. If you’d like to provide coffee for Drinks with Tony send […]

  • Neal Pollack #100

    Neal Pollack is the author of Pothead: My Life as a Marijuana Addict in the Age of Legal Weed, as well as many other books. He’s also a three time winner […]

  • Richard Kadrey #99

    Richard Kadrey is the author of Ballistic Kiss, the 11th novel in the Sandman Slim series. He’s currently writing the 12th and final Sandman Slim novel. Richard came on Drinks with […]

  • Carolyn Terry and A. M. Black #98

    Carolyn Terry and A. M. Black are the co-authors of Tenderloin available from The Outsider Agency. The Tenderloin is a neighborhood in San Francisco that’s often misunderstood, usually just driven […]

  • Barbara Bottner #97

    Barbara Bottner is the author of I Am Here Now, a Novel in Free Verse. Sign up for her virtual launch party here, happening on August 15th. Barbara is a NY Times […]

  • Joe Meno #96

    Joe Meno is the author of Between Everything and Nothing: The Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the Quest for Asylum. Joe’s other books include Hairstyles of the Damned, The […]

  • Miriam Feldman #95

    Miriam Feldman is the author of He Came In With It, a Portrait of Motherhood and Madness. It’s not all tragedy as there are layers and Miriam’s memoir is beautiful […]

  • Arthur Nersesian #94

    Arthur Nersesian is the author of The Five Books of (Robert) Moses. His other books include The Fuck-Up, Mesopotamia, Suicide Casanova, and Manhattan Loverboy. Check him out on Thursday at 7pm […]

  • Tommie Vaughn #93

    Tommie Vaughn is the author of This Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream, the final book of the Frankie Spencer Trilogy. She’s also the front woman of Wall Of Tom. We chat […]