Month: July 2014

Ron Rosenbaum – Re-Explaining Hitler

Season 4 Episode 28 Ron Rosenbaum – Re-Explaining Hitler “The choices that an artist makes are not traceable back to a particular set of neurons firing. They’re choices made by the complete consciousness of a person. Art, in a way, validates free will, and thereby validates the notion of evil.” Ron Rosenbaum returns to the…

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Ron Slate – Buddy Rich’s Teeth and the Corruption of Reality

Season 4 Episode 27 Ron Slate – Buddy Rich’s Teeth and the Corruption of Reality “It’s said that the sources of writing are mysterious, but the sources of not writing are pathological.” Ron Slate spent more than two decades in the corporate¬†world before returning to poetry and writing an award-winning collection praised by the likes…

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David Baerwald – Fail Better

Season 4 Episode 26 David Baerwald – Fail Better “Artistically, LA’s a disaster. It’s full of amazing stories. But as a city, it’s not a city. Nobody but bus-drivers see the whole place.” Singer-songwriter, musician, inventor, dad, reader, and writer David Baerwald joins the show to talk about the ups and downs of his career…

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Merrill Markoe – Dogs of LA

Season 4 Episode 25 Merrill Markoe – Dogs of LA “I hate to find out that people I admire are schmucks.” Legendary comedy writer, producer and performer Merrill Markoe let me into her home after seeing pix of my adorable greyhounds, and we got to spend an hour talking about how she co-created Late Night…

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Peter Kalkavage – From Billiards to Bach

Season 4 Episode 24 Peter Kalkavage – From Billiards to Bach “No one can be deeply affected by this course of study and not want to go beyond it. It gets you excited about ideas, questions and authors. To read one author is to lead you to another.” How does a man go from being…

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