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Wednesdays, 10:30 am
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Sundays, 1 pm
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Saturdays, 7:00 am
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Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
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5undays, 5:30 pm.
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Fridays, 11:30 am
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Tursdays, 2:00 pm
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Saturdays, 11:30 am
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KPSQ, 97.3, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sundays 10 am,
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Saturdays, 9:00 am
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Between The Covers, Thursdays, 11 am
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These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves, Arts-Waves, and the Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and interviews.
November 16, 2023
Tim O'Brien, author of America Fantastica.
Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Shotgun Players through December 30, 2023.
November 9, 2023
Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winning novelist, recorded October 6, 2000 while on tour for the novel When We Were Orphans
Mick Herron, author of The Secret Hours, part two of a two part interview. Complete interview Theatre Review: Bulrusher, at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theatre Through December 3, 2023.
November 2, 2023
Bookwaves: Ben Fountain, author of the novel Devil Makes Three.
Podcast posted October 29, 2023
Margaret Atwood, recorded June 10, 2003 while on tour for her novel Oryx and Crake.
October 26, 2023
Bookwaves: Mick Herron, author of The Secret Hours and the Slough House spy novel series.
Bookwaves: Vauhini Vara, author of The Immortal King Rao.
October 19, 2023
October 12, 2023
Bookwaves: Heather Cox Richardson, author of Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America and the daily newsletter, Letters from an American. Complete 52-minute interview.
September 14, 2023
Artwaves: Dawn Porter, documentary film-maker, The Lady Bird Diaries, John Lewis Big Trouble and other films.
Artwaves: Errol Morris, documentary film-maker, The Fog of War and other films.
Theatre Review: The Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre through October 8, 2023.
September 7, 2023
Artwaves: Giovanna Sardelli, Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Artwaves: Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021), discussing the second volume of his selected lyrics, "Look i Made A Hat," recorded November, 24, 2011.
August 31, 2023
Bookwaves: Martin Amis (1949-2023) discussing his novels NIght Train and The Information. Recorded January 27, 1998. Co-interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky.
Bookwaves: Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn, recorded Sept. 20, 2016.
August 24, 2023
Artwaves: Wayne Wang, film director, Career Retrospective: Chan is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, etc.
August 17, 2023
The Probabilities Archive: Two Interviews
conducted by Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Fritz Leiber (1910-1992, science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, recorded September, 1977.
Bookwaves: Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), mystery novelist focused on the Navajo reservation, recorded January 14, 1987.
August 10, 2023
Bookwaves: Christopher Moore, author of Razzmatazz.
Bookwaves: Lillian Ross (1918-2017) New Yorker staff writer, one of the founders of the New Journalism. Recorded June 4, 2002.
August 3, 2023
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of Lady Tan's Circle of Women. Recorded July 2023.
July 13, 2023
Two from Pacific Film Archive.
Bookwaves: Stuart Klawans, author of Crooked but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges.
Artwaves: Kate MacKay, curator of a retrospective of the films of Luis Bunuel.
July 6, 2023
Bookwaves: David Grann, author of The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder and Killers of the Flower Moon. Recorded June, 2023.
Bookwaves: Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants, recorded February 10, 2009.
June 29, 2023
Bookwaves: Joanna Trollope, interviewed on tour for the novel Brother and Sister, recorded May 12, 2002.
Bookwaves: Andrew Sean Greer, interviewed for the novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli, recorded March 4, 2004.
June 22, 2023
Bookwaves: Alan Hollinghurst, two interviews.
Interview recorded October 18, 2005, on tour for the Booker Prize winning The Line of Beauty.
Interview recorded November 5, 2011 for the novel The Stranger's Child.
Complete interview to come.
June 15, 2023
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, author of Happy Go Lucky, just out in trade paperback.
Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre thru June 25, 2023
June 8, 2023
Bookwaves: Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007), noted science fiction and cult author, recorded February, 1983 following the release of Cosmic Trigger. Digitized and edited June 2023.
Bookwaves: Fay Weldon (1931-2023), recorded January 21, 1992 while on tour for Darcy's Utopia and Life Force. Interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky. Digitized, remastered, and edited, June 2023.
June 1, 2023
Bookwaves: Martin Amis (1949-2023). The great British novelist and essayist died on May 19, 2023 at the age of 73. This interview was recorded November 26, 1991 while on tour for London Fields. Digitized and edited in 2023.
Artwaves: Bill English, Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse on the upcoming season.
Theatre Review: Let The Right One In, at Berkeley Rep through June 25, 2023.
May 4, 2023
Bookwaves: Philip K. Dick. Excerpts from various interviews and readings by the late Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), recorded as two memorial Probabilities programs, digitized and edited in 2023. With Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Richard Wolinsky.
Bookwaves: Alan Furst, noted spy novelist, excerpts recorded 2014 while on tour for Midnight in Europe.
April 27, 2023
Bookwaves: Don Winslow, author of the novel, City of Dreams, second in the "City" Trilogy.
Bookwaves: Norah Piehl, Director of Literary Programs at the Bay Area Book Festival, May 6-7, 2023.
April 20, 2023
Bookwaves: Gemma Whelan, author of the novel, Painting in the Dark.
Bookwaves: Russell Banks (1940-2023), recorded November 11, 2004 while on tour for the novel, The Darling.
Theatre Review: English at Berkeley Rep through May 7, 2023; Poor Yella Rednecks at ACT Strand through May 7, 2023.
April 13, 2023
Artwaves: Jason Graae, performer and actor, at Feinsteins at the Nikko in San Francsico April 14-15 with Faith Prince.
April 6, 2023
Bookwaves: Donald Spoto (1941-2023), biographer, recorded June 18, 1997 while on tour for Notorious, the Life of Ingrid Bergman.
Bookwaves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame, the Hijacking of Reality, recorded October 27, 2018 at Green Apple Books.
Theatre Review: Triumph of Love at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage through April 30, 2023.
March 30, 2023
Bookwaves: Rebecca Makkai, author of the novel I Have Some Questions for You.
Bookwaves: John Sayles, part two. See below.
Theatre Review: Merrily We Roll Along, at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theatre through April 9, 2023.
March 23, 2023
Bookwaves: John Sayles, author of Jamie McGillivray, the Renegade's Journey, screenwriter and director. Part One.
Artwaves: Nora Ephron (1941-2012), Screenwriter and author, recorded November, 2010. Complete 45-minute interview. Theatre Review: Cambodian Rock Band at Berkeley Rep through April 2, 2023.
March 16, 2023
Artwaves: Joe Ngo, performer, Cambodian Rock Band, at Berkeley Rep through April 2, 2023.
Theatre Review: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through April 2, 2023.
February 16, 2023
Artwaves: Luis Alfaro, playwright, The Travelers, at Magic Theatre through March 5, 2023.
February 9, 2023
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of the novel, A Dangerous Business.
Bookwaves: Fay Weldon (1931-2023) noted author of The Life and Loves of a She Devil, recorded March 1990 while on tour for her novel The Cloning of Joanna May. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
February 2, 2023
Bookwaves: Wil Haygood, author of Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Dennis Lim, Part Two, discussing his career as a critic.
Theatre Review: In Every Generation at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
January 26, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Dennis Lim, author of Tale of Cinema, which focuses on the work of South Korean film director Hong Sang-soo.
Bookwaves: Russell Banks (1940-2023) noted novelist and short story writer, recorded June 7, 2000 while on tour for his collection, The Angel on the Roof. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
January 19, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Jack O'Brien, author of Jack in the Box, or How to Goddam Direct, and theatre director, winner of three Tony Awards and nominated seven times.
January 12, 2023
Bookwaves: Suzy McKee Charnas (1939-2023), science fiction and fantasy author of The Vampire Tapestry, Motherlines, and other novels, recorded Halloween Weekend, 1981.
Artwaves: Frank Galati (1943-2023), noted stage director, director of Ionesco's Rhinoceros at ACT in 2019. Tony and Oscar nominated director and screenwriter.
Both artists died January 2, 2023.
January 5, 2023
Bookwaves: Vanessa Veselka, author of The Great Offshore Grounds and Zazen.
Bookwaves: Robert B. Parker (1932-2010), author of the Spenser novels, recorded Spring, 1981 while on tour for Early Autumn. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Lawrence Davidson.
December 29, 2022
Bookwaves: Shelley Singer (1939-2022), mystery author, Jake Samson mysteries; Barrett Lake mysteries. Former book reviewer on KPFA's Probabilities radio show. Interview recorded November 19, 1986, Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy and The Book of Dust trilogy. Recorded November 30, 2000 while on tour for The Amber Spyglass.
December 22, 2022
Bookwaves: Helen Benedict,co-author (with Eyad Awwadawnon) of Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece.
Review: Little Shop of Horrors, at Theatreworks Lucie Stern Theater.
December 1, 2022
Artwaves: Derek Goldman, co-playwright/
director, Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theatre thru Dec. 18, 2022.
Bookwaves: William Gibson, master of cyberpunk, interviewed while on tour for Pattern Recognition, recorded February 4, 2003.
Theatre Review: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage.
November 24, 2022
Masters of Science Fiction
Bookwaves: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), recorded at his home in Los Angeles, 1992. Interviewed by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
November 17, 2022
Artwaves: Emma Rice, adaptation and
direction, Wuthering Heights, at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, November 18 - January 1.
Bookwaves: Julie Powell (1973-2022), author of Julie & Julia and Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession. Recorded Dec. 16, 2009.
Theatre Review: Colonialism is Terrible but Pho is Delicious, at Aurora Theatre.
November 10, 2022
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, author of Bewilderment, now out in trade paperback.
Artwaves: Lisa Ramirez, Part Two.
For older interviews, links to previous years can be found by going to the 2022 archive.
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)
Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
Recorded February 9, 2000 (40 min)
Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)