Bookwaves Heard on:
KPFA, 94.1 FM Berkeley California, Thursdays 3:00 pm.
WRFA, 107.9 FM, Jamestown, NY
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
WERU, 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 102.9 FM, Bangor, Maine
Fridays, 5:00 am
KGHI, 91.5 FM, Westport, Washington
Sundays, 1 pm
WRFI, 91.1 FM, Watkins Glen; 88.1 FM, Ithaca; 89.9 FM, Odessa, NY
Wednesday 5:30 am
WOOL, 95.1 FM Southern VT & NH
Saturdays, 7:00 am
KRFI, 88.5 FM, Idaho Panhandle
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
KYAQ, 91.7FM, Lincoln County Oregon
5undays, 5:30 pm.
KXCR, 90.7 FM Florence Oregon
Fridays, 11:30 am
Global Community Radio Network
Tursdays, 2:00 pm
WPHX, 101.9 Ruskin Florida
Saturdays, 11:30 am
KPPQ, 104.1 FM Venura California
KPSQ, 97.3, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sundays 10 am,
KURU, 89.1 FM Gila NM
Fridays, 4;:00 pm
CHMR, 93.5FM St. Johns, NL, Canada
Saturdays, 9:00 am
KBOO, 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon
Between The Covers, Thursdays, 11 am
KOWA, 106.5 FM. Olympia, Wash.
KCEI, 90.1 FM, Taos, NM, Wednesdays
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Mondays, 3:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific
On Line: see individual station listings.
Bookwaves & Arts-Waves
These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves and Arts-Waves. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews hosted by CS Soong.
July 22, 2019
Arts-Waves: Susan Oxtoby, curator of the BAMPFA film series, Against Authority: The Cinema of Masaki Kobayashi.
July 18, 2019
Bookwaves: Susan Sontag (1933-2004), recorded while on tour for In America, her final novel, recorded March 16, 2000. Interviewers Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
July 15, 2019
Arts-Waves. Ha Jin, author of The Banished Immortal, a biography of the eighth century Chinese poet Li Bai (Li Po).
July 11, 2019
Bookwaves. Barry Lopez, author of Horizon.
July 8, 2019
Arts-Waves: Steven Saylor, author of Throne of Caesar, just out in trade paper.
July 8, 2019
Bookwaves: Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains.
July 1, 2019
Arts-Waves: Errol Morris, documentary film maker, author of The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality).
June 27, 2019
Bookwaves: Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series of books. Recorded June 14, 2007 for the book Michael Tolliver Lives.
June 24, 2019
Arts-Waves: Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.
June 20, 2019
Bookwaves: Joseph Heller (1923-1999) author of Catch-22 and its sequel Closing Time. Recorded October 17, 1994. Co-hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
June 17, 2019
Arts-Waves: David Sedaris, author of Calypso.
June 13, 2019
Bookwaves: Patricia Marx & Roz Chast, authors of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions.
June 10, 2019
Arts-Waves: Giovanna Sardelli, director of Archduke at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Arts thru June 30, 2019.
June 6, 2019
Bookwaves: Tony Horwitz (1958-2019), author of Spying on the South.
June 3, 2019
Arts-Waves: Frank Galati, director of
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, at ACT Geary Theatre through June 23, 2019.
May 30, 2019
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women.
May 6, 2019
Arts-Waves: Annette O'Toole, lead actor in the play The Good Book, at Berkeley Rep's Peet's Theatre through June 9, 2019.
May 2, 2019
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, author of The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, now in trade paperback.
April 29, 2019
Arts-Waves: Kate Kilbane & Dan Moses, "The Kilbanes," creators and performers of Weightless, at ACT Strand through May 12, 2019.
April 25, 2019
Bookwaves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and Executive Director, The Bay Area Book Festival, May 4-5, 2019 in downtown Berkeley.
April 22, 2019
Arts-Waves: George RR Martin, before Game of Thrones. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff, recorded 1991.
April 18, 2019
Bookwaves: Dave Eggers, author of The Parade.
April 15, 2019
Pre-empted for KPFA 70th Anniversary.
April 11, 2019
Bookwaves: John Lanchester, author of the novel, The Wall.
Extended podcast to be posted.
April 8, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, now out in paperback.
April 4, 2019
Bookwaves: Tommy Orange, author of the novel, There, There.
April 1, 2019
Arts-Waves: The Jungle. Co-director Justin Martin and actor Amman Haj Ahmad discuss the play, The Jungle, at the Curran through May 18, 2019.
March 28, 2019
Bookwaves: Kurt Vonnegut, recorded1991. Rebroadcast in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Slaughterhouse-5. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
March 25, 2019
Arts-Waves. Falsettos. Interviews with James Lapine, director; William Finn, composer/lyricist; Spencer Liff, choreographer; and Jordan Roth, producer of the musical Falsettos, now at SHN Golden Gate through April 14, 2019
March 21, 2019
Bookwaves: Brian Garfield (1939-2018) author of western fiction, Death Wish and Hopscotch.
March 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Mfoniso Udofia, playwright, The Ufot Cycle. Her Portmanteau at ACT through 3/31/19. In Old Age at the Magic starting 3/27/19.
March 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Barry Eisler, author of The Killer Collective.
March 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Don Reed, comedian, writer/performer That Don Reed Show at the Marsh, Berkeley through April 28, 2019.
February 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Josh Costello, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company starting July 2019.
February 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Wes Craven (1930-2015). The noted horror director, author of the novel Fountain Society. Recorded October, 1999. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
February 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Francine du Plessix Gray (1930-2019), author of Them and contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Recorded May, 2005.
February 7, 2019
Bookwaves: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018). Recorded September, 2000. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
February 4, 2019
Arts-Waves: Michael David Lukas, author of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
January 31, 2019
Bookwaves: Joyce Maynard, author of a memoir, The Best of Us.
January 28, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tim Kreider, author of I Wrote This Book Because I Love You.
January 24, 2019
Bookwaves: Peter Carey, author of the novel A Long Way from Home.
January 21, 2019
Arts-Waves: Pam McKinnon, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
January 17, 2019
Bookwaves: Carol Channing (1921-2019) noted Broadway star and author of Just Lucky I Guess, a memoir, recorded 2002.
January 14, 2019
Arts-Waves: Trina Robbins, author of the memoir, Last Girl Standing.
January 10, 2019
Bookwaves: Amos Oz (1939-2018), noted Israeli novelist and peace activist, recorded November 2004.
January 7, 2019
Arts-Waves: Larry Kirwan, creator of the musical Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep through
Feb. 24, 2019. Co-founder of the Irish American band Black 47 and author of five books.
January 3, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled, From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back.
December 31, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jacqueline Woodson, author of the novel, Another Brooklyn
December 27, 2018
Bookwaves: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012).
Archival interview recorded in 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
December 24, 2018
Arts-Waves: Richard Adams (1920-2016), author of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs.
First aired 1978. Aired on the second anniversary of his death. A new version of Watership Down has just been added to Netflix.
December 20, 2018
Bookwaves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame:The Hijacking of Reality, former co-tar of the television sitcom Family Ties.
December 17, 2018
Arts-Waves: Frank Bonham (1915-1988). Archive interview with the author of westerns and young adult novels. Interviewers: Lawrence Davidson & Bill Pronzini.
December 3, 2018
Arts-Waves: Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the musicals Tuck Everlasting, at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through Dec. 30, 2018, Amelie and the forthcoming Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep with previews starting on Dec. 30, 2018.
November 29, 2018
Bookwaves: Octavia Butler (1947-2006). Interview recorded November 1998 with Richard A. Lupoff & Richard Wolinsky
November 26, 2018
Arts-Waves: Taylor Mac, writer, performer, and co-director, and Niegel Smith, co-director, Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce at the Curran in San Francisco through December 1, 2018.
November 22, 2018
Bookwaves: Jeffrey Eugenides, whose latest book is a collection, Fresh Complaint.
November 18, 2018
Arts-Waves: Dancer Joey Arrigo, acrobat Bradley Henderson and publicist Steven Ross from Cirque du Soleil "Volta."
November 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Esi Edugyan, author of the novel, Washington Black.
November 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Lethem in Berkeley. Excerpts from an interview recorded on March 13, 2016 in front of a live audience.
November 8, 2018
Bookwaves: Helen Benedict, author of the novel Wolf Season.
November 5, 2018
Arts-Waves: John Fisher, Artistic Director, Theatre Rhino.
November 1, 2018
Bookwaves: Andre Dubus III, whose latest novel is Gone So Long,
October 29, 2018
Arts-Waves: Roz Chast, whose latest book is Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.
October 25, 2018
Bookwaves: Ben Fountain, author of Beautiful Country, Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion and Revolution.
October 22, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jeanine Tesori, composer, and Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel, Fun Home, at TheatreWorks Mountain View through
October 28, 2018.
October 18, 2018
Bookwaves: Gary Shteyngart, author of the novel Lake Success.
October 15, 2018
Arts-Waves: Rupert Everett, actor and director, the film The Happy Prince. Also: Playwright Charles Busch on drag.
October 11, 2018
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled Calypso.
October 8, 2018
Arts-Waves: Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, director of Sweat at ACT Geary, through Oct. 21, 2018
September 17, 2018
Arts-Waves: Johanna Pfaelzer, the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, starting in the 2019-2020 season. Also: Loretta Greco, director of Sweat, at ACT Geary through Oct. 21, 2018
September 13, 2018
Bookwaves: Charles Busch, playwright, Red Scare on Sunset, at New Conservatory Theatre
Sept 21-Oct 21, 2018
September 10, 2018
Arts-Waves: Robert Kelley, Artistic Director, Theatreworks Palo Alto.
September 3, 2018
Arts-Waves: Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion. Recorded live June 9, 2015.
August 30, 2018
Bookwaves. Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe, recorded live at Pegasus Books, Solano Ave., Berkeley, Nov. 30, 2017. Aired for the first time.
August 27, 2018
Arts-Waves: Erik Larson. author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. First aired on July 21, 2011.
August 23, 2018
Bookwaves: Erroi Morris, documentary film maker and author of The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)
August 20, 2018
Arts-Waves: Joseph Kanon, author of the novel The Defectors.
August 16, 2018
Bookwaves: Sir Vidia’s Shadow: Paul Theroux discusses V.S. Naipal (1932-2018). Interview from 1998 with Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
August 13, 2018
Arts-Waves: Bill English Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse
Contains links to earlier archives back to 2001/
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011
All Bookwaves shows that can be heard on-line are listed and linked alphabetically.
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)
Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
Recorded February 9, 2000 (40 min)
Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)