radio & podcasts

Pass the mic

The Takeaway – with John Hockenberry, Oct. 2014
On the Nobel Prize going Patrick Modiano

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, Aug 2014
Recommending books by Lauren Beukes and Jules Feiffer. The main guest: George Takei. (George fucking Takei!)

KCRW with Lisa Napoli, Aug 2014
Book picks for fall. So many books, so little time.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, July 2014
Westerns. Book recommendations, that is.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, June 2014
Recommending new books by Megan Abbott and Maria Venegas

KCRW with Lisa Napoli, May 2014
On Sally Ride’s bio and Willy Vlautin’s novel

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, March 2014
Cyronics semi-confessional plus Zachary Lazar’s latest

KCRW with Lisa Napoli, Feb 2014
Literary awards season

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, Jan 2014
A New York utopia and New York dystopia in books by Sherrill Tippins and Adam Sternbergh

KCRW with Lisa Napoli, Jan 2014
Some new books for the new year

Three Percent Podcast, Nov 2013
I join Chad Post and Tom Roberge to talk about Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge. At least 2 of us have Trystero tattoos.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, Nov 2013
In which I recommend 2 books entirely unsuited for radio

KCRW with Steve Chiotakis, Oct. 2013
Litcrawl comes to North Hollywood

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn – Sept. 2013
A few book recommendations for fall. It’s a short segment: the featured guest is Stephen Merchant, who can really lipsync/dance.

KCRW with Lisa Napoli, Sept. 2013
Fall book recommendations – but different fall book recommendations

KCRW story on literature and liquor – with Steve Chiotakis, Sept. 2013
Charles Bukowski posthumously shills for Dewar’s, joining a cadre of esteemed cultural figures doing booze ads

NPR report: National Book Awards look to raise profile – by Lynn Neary, Sept. 2013
In which I compare the NBA and the NBA.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn – Aug. 2013
Recommending a couple of classic L.A. books. The big guest: Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn – July 2013
Recommending two books for summer. The big guests: Rick Moranis and Booker T. Jones.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn – May 2013
Recommending books for spring. The big guest: Huey Lewis. Yep, Huey Lewis.

Three Percent podcast – Feb. 2013
About the National Book Critics Circle awards

Notebook on Cities and Culture podcast with Colin Marshall – Aug. 2012
Talking about writing about books and also about Los Angeles