• Christy Alexander Hallberg #183

    Christy Alexander Hallberg is the author of Searching for Jimmy Page. She lives in North Carolina and we talk all things death, writing, magic, Led Zeppelin, meeting Joan Jett in […]

  • Lauren Dollie Duke #182

    Lauren Dollie Duke is the author of Sh!thouse: A Memoir. She’s an expert of the nervous system and how to navigate trauma as well as a seasoned yoga instructor. Take […]

  • Tony DuShane #181

    Tony DuShane is the author and screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. He teaches screenwriting at UCLA Ext. and since there was a schedule mixup with an author […]

  • Lynn Hightower #180

    Lynn Hightower is the author of The Enlightenment Project. She teaches at UCLA Ext. (with me) and lives in Kentucky. We talk demons, exorcism, and puppies, because every exorcism discussion […]

  • Wayne Hoffman #179

    Wayne Hoffman is the author of The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer’s to Solve a Murder. He’s also been a journalist for decades and has great stories about interviewing […]

  • Adam Gnade #178

    Adam Gnade is the author of After Tonight, Everything Will Be Different out now on Three One G and available from Adam’s website. Also check out his book THE DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE TO FIGHTING […]

  • Florence Williams #177

    Florence Williams is the author of Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey. Do you have an idea for a novel or screenplay? Have you finished a draft and need help […]

  • Dave Pell #176

    Dave Pell is the author of Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year That Wouldn’t End. He also runs the popular NextDraft Newsletter. I’m […]

  • Eliza Jane Brazier #175

    Eliza Jane Brazier is the author of Good Rich People. We chat about growing up Mormon, buying a horse during the pandemic, being homeless in London, and so much more. […]

  • Maggie Rowe #174

    Maggie Rowe is the author of Easy Street: A Story of Redemption from Myself. We discuss Envy, one of the 7 deadly sins, and who are we? Do we really […]

  • Joanna Lioce #173

    Joanna Lioce is the author of At Vesuvio. It’s a secret look behind the curtain at what being a bartender at one of the greatest bars in the world is […]

  • Tom Benjamin #172

    Tom Benjamin is the author of A Quiet Death in Italy and his new book The Hunting Season. Before he was an author he was a spokesman for Scotland Yard, […]

  • Reinhard Denke #171

    Reinhard Denke is the author of It’s a Wonderful Time with Doug Stebleton. The book is about time travel and the film It’s a Wonderful Life, so, it’s kind of […]

  • Robert McKee #170

    Robert McKee is the author of Character: The Art of Role and Cast Design for Page, Stage, and Screen. We chat everything storytelling, hero’s journey, and how to write a […]

  • David Leo Rice #169

    David Leo Rice is the author of Drifter: Stories. We discuss David Cronenberg, NFTs, Danzig’s penis size, how to write a great novel, and so much more. Join my FREE […]

  • Daphne Gottlieb #168

    Daphne Gottlieb is the author of Saint 1001. She was also a part of Sister Spit and toured with them. Last time she was on Drinks with Tony was probably […]

  • Kurt Baumeister #167

    Kurt Baumeister is the author of Pax Americana. He’s also an editor at 7.13 Books. New Screenwriting classes are now available at I’m also accepting new coaching clients for novels and […]

  • Joshua Jay #166

    Joshua Jay is a magician and author of the book How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters. New Screenwriting classes are now available at I’m also accepting new coaching […]

  • David S. Wills #165

    David S. Wills is the author of High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism. And, on November 11th it’s the 50th anniversary of the two part article […]

  • Rosemary Mosco #164

    Rosemary Mosco is the author of A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World’s Most Misunderstood Bird. We chat about poop and sex and the beauty of […]

  • Barry Adamson #163

    Barry Adamson is the author of the memoir Up Above the City Down Beneath The Stars. The book documents his growing up in Manchester, the bands he was a part […]

  • Gabriel Hart #162

    Gabriel Hart is the author of Fallout From Our Asphalt Hell. He’s also the frontman for the wall of sound punk band Jail Weddings. We chat all things writing, desert […]

  • Reba Merrill #161

    Reba Merrill is the author of Making It: What I Got Away With in Hollywood. She was a morning TV talk show host in Phoenix and San Diego and spent […]

  • Mike DeCapite #160

    Mike DeCapite is the author of Jacket Weather, out now on Soft Skull Press. We talk writing, falling in love later in life, and memoir vs. novel. Drinks with Tony […]

  • Vince Passaro #159

    Vince Passaro is the author of Crazy Sorrow. He also writes for Harper’s, The Nation, and many other publications covering books. We chat writing mentors, gaps between first and second […]

  • Jay Jay French #158

    Jay Jay French is the author of Twisted Business: Lessons From My Life in Rock ‘n’ Roll. He’s the founder of Twisted Sister and we discuss how to be a […]

  • Robert Dugoni #157

     Robert Dugoni latest book is called The World Played Chess. We chat about Vietnam Vets, the personal experience of his new novel, how to prepare a speech for The Oscars, […]

  • Matthew Fitzsimmons #156

    Matthew Fitzsimmons is the author of Constance. His previous books include The Short Drop and Cold Harbor. We discuss the secrets of writing a novel, Jodie Foster, and how to […]

  • Hilma Wolitzer #155

    Hilma Wolizter is the author of Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket, a collection of her stories from the ’60s and ’70s as well as new work. Her […]

  • Reuben Leder #154

    Reuben Leder is the author of You Might Feel a Little Prick. He was also head writer on Magnum P.I. and wrote many other TV shows and screenplays. This is […]

  • Mark Haskell Smith #153

    Mark Haskell Smith is the author of Rude Talk In Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey through Greece. My favorite and most frequent guest on […]

  • Andrea Bartz #152

    Andrea Bartz is the author of We Were Never Here. Join me for a free writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library. This is our last online event, and […]

  • Meghan Daum #151

    Meghan Daum is the author of The Problem With Everything and hosts the podcast Unspeakable. We chat mixtapes, crap on NPR, and a retirement home for Gen Xers that includes […]

  • Matthew Specktor #150

    Matthew Specktor is the author of Always Crashing in the Same Car: On Art, Crisis, & Los Angeles, CA. We chat about screenwriting, Tom Cruise, divorce, and the meaning of […]

  • Barbara DeMarco-Barrett #149

    Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is the editor Palm Springs Noir out now on Akashic Press. It features some great writers who have been on the show before like Janet Fitch, Tod Goldberg, […]

  • Sarah Moore Fitzgerald #148

    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is the author of the new novel All The Money In The World. She joined my from her home in Limerick, Ireland. Enjoy the show. Drinks with […]

  • Charles Farrell #147

    Charles Farrell is the author of (Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and The Mob. Listen to our conversation about his fascinating life. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast […]

  • Tess Gerritsen #146

    Tess Gerritsen is the co-author of Choose Me with Gary Braver. She is also the author of the bestsellers Life Support, Bloodstream, Gravity, and The Surgeon. Join my free creative writing workshop […]

  • Marilyn Peterson Haus #145

    Marilyn Peterson Haus is the author of Half of a Whole: My Fight for a Separate Life. Join my free creative writing workshop presented by the Los Angeles Public Library on […]

  • Noel A. Obiora #144

    Noel A. Obiora is the author of A Past That Breathes, out now on Rare Bird Press. Enjoy the show. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also […]

  • Michael Easter #143

    Michael Easter is the author of The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self. Enjoy the show. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets. It […]

  • 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 […]