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 […]

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  • 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 www.tonydushane.com 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 […]

  • 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, […]

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