• 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 […]

  • Kim Dower #92

    Kim Dower is the author of Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, Slice of Moon, and The Soapy Shrimp Boat. She was the City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood from 2016-2018. […]

  • Isaac Fitzgerald #91

    Isaac Fitzgerald is the author of the new children’s book How To Be A Pirate. His previous books include Pen & Ink and Knives & Ink. He’s a regular guest […]

  • John Martin Fischer #90

    John Martin Fischer is the author of Death, Immortality, and Meaning in Life. Want to join my class at UCLA Extension? There is ONE spot left as of Tuesday evening…and […]

  • Danny Plotnick #89

    Danny Plotnick is the author of Super 8: An illustrated History, released yesterday on Rare Bird Books. He is the King of Super 8. Danny’s films include Skate Witches and […]

  • Billy Van Zandt #88

    Billy Van Zandt is the author of Get In The Car, Jane! Adventures In The TV Wasteland. His TV resume is quite impressive and he is the recipient of a […]

  • Deborah A. Lott #87

    Deborah A. Lott is the author of Don’t Go Crazy Without Me: A Tragicomic Memoir. She’s also the author of In Session: The Bond Between Women and Their Therapists. Thanks […]

  • Adam Gnade #86

    Adam Gnade is the author of This Is the End of Something But It’s Not the End of You and The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad. Check […]

  • Carla Malden #85

    Carla Malden is the author of Search Heartache. She’s also the co-author of Where Do I Start? with her father Karl Malden, and Afterimage: A Broken Hearted Memoir of a […]

  • Maggie Downs #84

    Maggie Downs is the author of Braver Than You Think coming out May 12th on Counterpoint Press. She’s also a skydiver, which is way braver than I could ever be, […]

  • Nick Flynn #83

    Nick Flynn is the author of, Stay: threads, conversations, collaborations, out now on ZE Books. He’s also the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City that was made into […]

  • Beth Lisick #82

    Beth Lisick is the author of Edie On The Green Screen. It’s her debut novel and she’s also best selling NY Times author with earlier non-fiction including Everybody Into The […]

  • Alia Volz #81

    Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco. Remember to check out if you’re interested in book coaching. I hope you […]

  • Cara Black #80

    Cara Black is the author of Three Hours in ParisThe Hours in Paris, her first stand alone novel. Cara is known for 19 novels of of the literary investigation series […]

  • Chip Jacobs #79

    Chip Jacobs is the author of Arroyo, out now on Rare Bird Books. His other books include Smogtown, Strange As It Seems, and The People’s Republic of Chemicals. I teach […]

  • Michael Shermer #78

    Michael Shermer is the author of Giving The Devil his Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist. He’s also the founder of Skeptic Magazine and used to be a Born Again […]

  • Robert Anasi #77

    Robert Anasi, the author of Last Bohemia, Scenes From the Life of Williamsburg and The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle, joins me this week on the show. This was recorded a […]

  • Sands Hall #76

    Sands Hall is the author of the memoir Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology. She is also the author of the novel Catching Heaven and Tools of the Writer’s Craft. Thanks […]

  • Charlie Buhler #75

    Charlie Buhler is the director of the film Before The Fire. She also played Jasmine in the film Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, directed by Eric Stoltz, written by […]

  • Danko Jones #74

    Danko Jones is the author of I’ve Got Something To Say: 10 Years of Rock and Roll Ramblings. He’s also the frontman for the band Danko Jones. In this episode […]

  • 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 […]

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