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LARB Radio Hour

By Los Angeles Review of Books

The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour is a weekly show featuring interviews, readings and discussions about all things literary. Hosted by LARB Editor-at-Large Kate Wolf, Managing Editor Medaya Ocher, and Gender and Sexuality Editor, Eric Newman.

  1. 1.
    The Magic World of Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum11/27/2020
    39:09
  2. 2.
    Alexander Nanau's Collective Nightmare for Our Time11/20/2020
    33:41
  3. 3.
    The Election and a Changing America: Talking with Tom Zoellner, LARB Politics Editor & Author of The National Road11/13/2020
    48:19
  4. 4.
    Bryan Washington's Memorial; and Election Reflections11/06/2020
    56:55
  5. 5.
    Women Against the Odds: Talking to Filmmaker Garrett Bradley & Art Legends, the Guerrilla Girls10/30/2020
    55:26
  6. 6.
    Friending Thanatos: Richard Seymour's The Twittering Machine10/23/2020
    56:06
  7. 7.
    LARB Book Club: Talking to Alain Mabanckou, author of Black Moses10/16/2020
    56:11
  8. 8.
    Homeland Elegies: Ayad Akhtar on mourning America10/09/2020
    43:19
  1. 9.
    Arundhati Roy on Freedom, Fascism & Fiction09/25/2020
    42:30
  2. 10.
    Friendship and Mortality in a Plague Year: Sigrid Nunez on What Are You Going Through09/18/2020
    44:30
  3. 11.
    A Different Addiction Story: Yaa Gyasi talks about Transcendent Kingdom09/11/2020
    43:26
  4. 12.
    Kelli Jo Ford, author of Crooked Hallelujah, on Love and the End Times09/04/2020
    38:52
  5. 13.
    Yan Lianke, author of Three Brothers, on Chinese Life, Law, and Literature08/28/2020
    30:23
  6. 14.
    An Alpaca and a Llama Walk into a Bar: Talking to Joni Murphy, author of Talking Animals08/21/2020
    34:36
  7. 15.
    Life In Between: Awkaeke Emezi on their new novel The Death of Vivek Oji08/16/2020
    38:39
  8. 16.
    Talking Tomboys with Melissa Faliveno08/08/2020
    44:15
  9. 17.
    Aminatou and Ann's Big Friendship08/01/2020
    46:52
  10. 18.
    Talking “Breasts and Eggs” with Japan’s Rising Literary Star, Mieko Kawakami07/23/2020
    47:41
  11. 19.
    When Reform Isn't Enough: Afropessimism's Argument for a New Society07/18/2020
    44:08
  12. 20.
    French Connections: Hirokazu Kore-eda on The Truth; Joyce Zonana on Henri Bosco’s Malicroix07/11/2020
    40:46
  13. 21.
    From Pride Month to Independence Day: the story of Frank Kameny, an LBGBTQ+ Trailblazer07/04/2020
    36:53
  14. 22.
    Changing the Conversation: Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on Trans Representation06/26/2020
    39:54
  15. 23.
    On the Line with Percival Everett06/22/2020
    31:08
  16. 24.
    Death in her Hands: Talking to Otessa Moshfegh06/14/2020
    39:39
  17. 25.
    In Conversation with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder #BlackLivesMatter06/07/2020
    54:46
  18. 26.
    Juli Delgado Lopera Comes Alive05/31/2020
    47:06
  19. 27.
    Art in an Emergency: Talking to Olivia Laing and Lucy Ives05/24/2020
    54:34
  20. 28.
    Wayne Koestenbaum's Whirlwind of Wit & Wisdom05/17/2020
    45:00
  21. 29.
    Cathy Park Hong Reckons with Minor Feelings05/10/2020
    44:36
  22. 30.
    A Time Capsule of Queer LA: Tom of Finland & Circus of Books05/03/2020
    42:43
  23. 31.
    Wow, it's Samantha Irby04/26/2020
    47:52
  24. 32.
    Crime & Punishment & RuPaul’s Drag Race: Talking to Rufi Thorpe, author of The Knockout Queen04/19/2020
    46:47
  25. 33.
    It Was A Good Day: Talking the Rise of Gangsta Rap with Felicia Angeja Viator04/11/2020
    47:37
  26. 34.
    Literary LA: Our Meteoric Quarantine with Harry Dodge04/04/2020
    39:42
  27. 35.
    Coronavirus Quarantine Encore: A Podcast About Nothing with Jenny Odell03/28/2020
    43:12
  28. 36.
    The Roots of California's Modernist Utopia: Tuberculosis and Teutonic Nudism03/21/2020
    34:52
  29. 37.
    The Mystery of the Empty Nest: Journalist Joshua Hammer on Wildlife Crime03/15/2020
    44:19
  30. 38.
    Best of Difficult Women03/08/2020
    37:02
  31. 39.
    The Wild Tales of Walter Mosley02/29/2020
    50:22
  32. 40.
    Literary LA: Janet Fitch on Kate Braverman; and Tom Lutz's Slippy Debut02/22/2020
    54:58
  33. 41.
    Isabella Rossellini & the Links Between Us02/14/2020
    34:16
  34. 42.
    Garth Greenwell's Cleanness02/08/2020
    46:05
  35. 43.
    Literary LA: Satire, Metafiction, Anti-Racist Critique in Charles Yu's Interior Chinatown02/01/2020
    40:32
  36. 44.
    Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Tom Lutz01/25/2020
    45:23
  37. 45.
    Portrait of a Feminist Filmmaker01/19/2020
    40:04
  38. 46.
    Hilton Als on His Playwrighting Debut: Robert Wilson, Race, and the Avant Garde01/10/2020
    41:20
  39. 47.
    J Hoberman: Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump and the American Political Imaginary01/03/2020
    46:40
  40. 48.
    The Best of 2019: Books, TV, Movies, and More12/27/2019
    1:00:37
  41. 49.
    Literary LA: Witches, Wisdom, and an Oracle for Our Troubled Times12/21/2019
    46:34
  42. 50.
    Darryl Pinckney: Reflections on the Present through the Prism of Our History12/14/2019
    44:52
  43. 51.
    Archive Fever: Marion Stokes' 24-Hour News Cycle12/06/2019
    32:50
  44. 52.
    Generosity: Frederic Tuten's Life of Art, Literature, and Solidarity11/29/2019
    39:00
  45. 53.
    Literary LA: Yogita Goyal on the Slave Narrative, Past and Present11/22/2019
    42:25
  46. 54.
    Literary LA: Eve Babitz Back in Print11/15/2019
    44:34
  47. 55.
    Monique Truong's 19th Century Triptych Portraiture11/09/2019
    38:13
  48. 56.
    Natasha Stagg's Fashionworld Phantasmagoria11/02/2019
    48:22
  49. 57.
    Leslie Jamison on Everything10/25/2019
    50:50
  50. 58.
    Director Bong Joon Ho Talks Parasite10/18/2019
    33:17
  51. 59.
    Literary LA: Stephen Van Dyck Meets People from the Internet10/11/2019
    32:57
  52. 60.
    The Formation of the #MeToo Canon10/04/2019
    41:11
  53. 61.
    Sarah M Broom's Autobiography of a House09/28/2019
    38:39
  54. 62.
    A Podcast About Nothing with Jenny Odell09/20/2019
    43:20
  55. 63.
    Recasting American Mythology: Tea Obreht's Western for the 21st Century09/12/2019
    34:20
  56. 64.
    Literary LA: Susan Straight In the Country of Women09/06/2019
    39:14
  57. 65.
    Race and Reparative Writing; plus, the Cutthroat World of Translation08/29/2019
    1:00:23
  58. 66.
    21st Century Globalized Capitalism in Microcosm: American Factory08/23/2019
    42:34
  59. 67.
    Among the Believers: Ammon Bundy and America's Armed Libertarian Right-Wing08/16/2019
    41:26
  60. 68.
    The Roots of California's Modernist Utopia: Tuberculosis and Teutonic Nudism08/09/2019
    34:52
  61. 69.
    James Ellroy and Tom Lutz: The Storm in 1942 Los Angeles08/02/2019
    54:03
  62. 70.
    Brazil's Tragedy and the Global Crisis of Democracy07/26/2019
    32:05
  63. 71.
    Ariana Reines' Quest for 21st Century Epic Verse07/19/2019
    36:33
  64. 72.
    Generosity: Frederic Tuten's Life of Art, Literature, and Solidarity07/12/2019
    38:01
  65. 73.
    Tragedy and Inspiration: Cherrie Moraga on Her Mother, the Chicanx Diaspora, and the Age of Trump07/05/2019
    42:08
  66. 74.
    Historical Frictions: Jordy Rosenberg, Jack Sheppard and Imagining Transgender Lives in the Archive06/28/2019
    41:57
  67. 75.
    Breaking Down the Binary with Jacob Tobia06/21/2019
    50:19
  68. 76.
    John Waters: Holding Court with the King of Filth06/14/2019
    38:08
  69. 77.
    Commitment and Trust, Past and Present, with Erica Jong and Susan Choi06/06/2019
    41:49
  70. 78.
    The LA Times Book Prize Winners: Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Carl Phillips05/31/2019
    29:50
  71. 79.
    Hanif Abdurraqib's Love Letters to A Tribe Called Quest & Claire Vaye Watkins' Desert Futurism05/24/2019
    39:33
  72. 80.
    Homecoming: Laila Lalami on The Other Americans & a Mother's Day Tribute with Jo Giese05/17/2019
    47:13
  73. 81.
    Werner Herzog on Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev05/10/2019
    45:05
  74. 82.
    Sally Rooney: Great Expectations05/03/2019
    39:42
  75. 83.
    Talent Show: Juliet Lapidos and Tom Lutz04/26/2019
    32:51
  76. 84.
    Opening Up with William E Jones04/19/2019
    42:30
  77. 85.
    A Tale of Two Karens04/11/2019
    38:17
  78. 86.
    Brooklyn's Loss is LA's Gain: Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico04/04/2019
    47:57
  79. 87.
    Bannon Agonistes: Alison Klayman's The Brink03/29/2019
    44:30
  80. 88.
    At the Movies with Geoff Dyer03/22/2019
    39:38
  81. 89.
    Deborah Eisenberg's Duck is Our Duck03/15/2019
    36:36
  82. 90.
    Strange Journeys: Chloe Ardijis' Sea Monsters03/08/2019
    37:22
  83. 91.
    A Difficult Woman: The Fierceness and Feminism of Andrea Dworkin03/01/2019
    38:54
  84. 92.
    Identity Theft02/22/2019
    38:29
  85. 93.
    Three Cynics and a Funeral02/14/2019
    47:49
  86. 94.
    Circling the Abyss: Talking to Sam Lipsyte, author of Hark02/08/2019
    40:55
  87. 95.
    Mitchell S Jackson's Survival Math02/01/2019
    32:40
  88. 96.
    Jeffrey Yang and the Mystique of Marfa01/25/2019
    34:45
  89. 97.
    And the Winner for the Best Documentary is...01/18/2019
    44:15
  90. 98.
    John McPhee's Magisterial Patchwork01/11/2019
    38:00
  91. 99.
    Telling Stories and Telling Histories: Wayetu Moore's She Would Be King01/04/2019
    34:01
  92. 100.
    The Best of 2018: Books, TV, Movies, and More12/28/2018
    40:09
  93. 101.
    John Wray's Improbable Leap of Faith12/21/2018
    45:30
  94. 102.
    LA Stories: Howard Hughes, Starlets, and Outcast Punks in Dystopia12/14/2018
    1:03:27
  95. 103.
    The Body as Archive12/07/2018
    42:31
  96. 104.
    William Cooper, Conspiracy Theories, and The Decline of the American Mind11/30/2018
    42:21
  97. 105.
    Chris Kraus' Social Practice11/23/2018
    40:14
  98. 106.
    Rethinking Identity with Kwame Anthony Appiah11/16/2018
    42:30
  99. 107.
    Centering the Margins: A Conversation with Patrisse Cullors11/09/2018
    57:01
  100. 108.
    Sandi Tan Talks Inspiration, Betrayal, and Singapore's First Indie Film11/02/2018
    36:57
  101. 109.
    Matt Tyrnauer's Histories of American Glamour & Sexuality10/26/2018
    57:49
  102. 110.
    Your Brain on Capitalism: Martijn Konings Deconstructs the Neo-Liberal Order10/19/2018
    41:45
  103. 111.
    Owls in the Fog: Ben Marcus and Brian Phillips10/12/2018
    1:00:51
  104. 112.
    Seth Greenland's New Nineteenth Century Novel10/05/2018
    39:50
  105. 113.
    The Delightful Rage of Fran Lebowitz09/28/2018
    46:33
  106. 114.
    Minding the Gap with Bing Liu09/21/2018
    38:35
  107. 115.
    Michael Arceneaux's Faith: Beyonce, Writing, and Romance09/14/2018
    46:51
  108. 116.
    Porochista Khakpour: Reflections on Being Sick09/07/2018
    43:08
  109. 117.
    Reconciling the Mother and the Artist with Jori Finkel08/30/2018
    33:38
  110. 118.
    Martin Duberman on The Gay Movement Past & Present08/24/2018
    44:10
  111. 119.
    The Poverty of Wealth with Lauren Greenfield08/17/2018
    33:59
  112. 120.
    Inside Bachelor Nation with Amy Kaufman08/10/2018
    46:36
  113. 121.
    Our Homes, Ourselves: Reading Interiors with Lydia Millet08/03/2018
    52:26
  114. 122.
    The Ties That Bind?07/27/2018
    35:23
  115. 123.
    The Science of Fiction: David Naimon on Ursula K Le Guin07/20/2018
    32:59
  116. 124.
    Mister Rogers and the Art of Radical Empathy07/13/2018
    37:18
  117. 125.
    Joseph O'Neill is up to "Good Trouble"07/06/2018
    37:20
  118. 126.
    Rebecca Makkai and the Burdens of History06/29/2018
    43:38
  119. 127.
    "Would You Have Waited for Me?" Tayari Jones An American Marriage06/22/2018
    40:55
  120. 128.
    Johanna Drucker: The Ecological Longview06/15/2018
    43:15
  121. 129.
    Carmen Maria Machado and Jenny Zhang06/08/2018
    45:53
  122. 130.
    Morgan Jerkins’ Vulnerable Bravery06/01/2018
    31:43
  123. 131.
    Wim Wenders on Pope Francis: The Man and His Words05/25/2018
    28:36
  124. 132.
    Talking About Race with Ijeoma Oluo05/18/2018
    41:03
  125. 133.
    Ryan Holiday on Nick Denton, Peter Thiel, and the Conspiracy against Gawker05/10/2018
    47:32
  126. 134.
    In The Frame: Los Angeles & Sharp Women Writers05/04/2018
    44:24
  127. 135.
    A Deep Dive into Pop Culture with Hanif Abdurraqib04/27/2018
    41:12
  128. 136.
    Ayelet Waldman's Psychedelic Salvation04/19/2018
    1:04:17
  129. 137.
    Junot Diaz Writes for a New Generation04/12/2018
    34:15
  130. 138.
    The Science of Feelings and the Origins of Culture04/06/2018
    41:44
  131. 139.
    Sean Penn's Latest Role: Novelist03/30/2018
    30:49
  132. 140.
    Maxine Hong Kingston: Warrior of Peace03/22/2018
    55:49
  133. 141.
    Dispatches From The Border03/16/2018
    42:01
  134. 142.
    Bassem Youssef's Revolutionary Comedy03/09/2018
    32:18
  135. 143.
    The Literature of Exile03/02/2018
    37:56
  136. 144.
    Huck Finn on the LA River02/23/2018
    47:44
  137. 145.
    Love and Jealousy02/16/2018
    44:26
  138. 146.
    The Faith and Fortitude of Min Jin Lee02/09/2018
    42:09
  139. 147.
    An Evening with Alan Alda and K.C. Cole02/02/2018
    59:20
  140. 148.
    Lovers and Liars01/26/2018
    37:15
  141. 149.
    Queer Memoir Part Two: Feeling Mean with Myriam Gurba01/19/2018
    33:51
  142. 150.
    Queer Memoir Part One: Feeling Creepy with Jonathan Alexander01/12/2018
    36:20
  143. 151.
    Russia, Romance, Revolution!: Janet Fitch’s ‘The Revolution PF Marina M01/04/2018
    37:41
  144. 152.
    Masha Gessen on Russia's Evolution from Soviet Socialism to Putinism12/29/2017
    34:23
  145. 153.
    Ragnaroket Science: Clifford Johnson's Comic Book Explains the Universe12/22/2017
    37:18
  146. 154.
    Errol Morris Explores the Death of Truth in America, Past and Present12/15/2017
    33:04
  147. 155.
    Controversial Jews12/08/2017
    1:13:55
  148. 156.
    Freeman’s Bright Future for New Writing Across the Globe; plus Kurniawan’s Beauty is a Wound11/30/2017
    37:34
  149. 157.
    Liska Jacobs’ Catalina: A Crash & Burn Tale for Our Times; plus Chris Kraus’ Video Green11/23/2017
    31:19
  150. 158.
    Robin Campillo's BPM Captures the Vitality & Tragedy of ACT UP Paris in the 90s; plus Canine Lit11/17/2017
    40:35
  151. 159.
    Lynn Comella on the Feminst Sexual Revolution that Shook the Nation; + Katherine Heiny11/10/2017
    46:23
  152. 160.
    An Israeli & Palestinian Dinner at the Center of the Earth with Nathan Englander; & Rachel Cusk11/02/2017
    41:41
  153. 161.
    Literary & Artistic Connections: Manchester to Oaxaca to LA; plus, Pankaj Mishra's Histories10/26/2017
    44:29
  154. 162.
    Ai Weiwei on Human Flow: Refugees, Art, History, Spirit & Nature10/19/2017
    34:41
  155. 163.
    Karen Tei Yamashita's Letters to Memory; plus Sylvia by Leonard Michaels10/12/2017
    33:31
  156. 164.
    Orange County: A Literary Field Guide; plus Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow's Age of the Walkman10/05/2017
    43:12
  157. 165.
    Chiara Barzini's Los Angeles Before the Earthquake; plus, Play Dead by Francine Harris09/28/2017
    29:07
  158. 166.
    Natalie J Graham Begin with a Failed Body; plus Russian Emigre Short Stories after October 191709/21/2017
    36:59
  159. 167.
    Dolores Huerta & Peter Bratt La Lucha Continua at 87; plus, David Plante's Difficult Women09/14/2017
    39:39
  160. 168.
    Lucy Ives Impossible Views of the World; plus Roxane Gay's Hunger09/07/2017
    29:10
  161. 169.
    Bryan Fogel’s Icarus Has the Dope on Putin; plus Tom Atwood’s LGBTQ Home Pics08/31/2017
    39:13
  162. 170.
    Imani Tolliver Runaway: A Memoir in Verse; plus Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter08/24/2017
    39:12
  163. 171.
    Danzy Senna's New People: Race, Identity, Romance, & Jonestown; plus Toni Cade Bambara08/17/2017
    36:05
  164. 172.
    Frank Gehry in Dialogue with Joseph Giovannini08/10/2017
    54:30
  165. 173.
    In Depth with Poet Douglas Kearney; plus The Healers by Awi Kwei Armah08/03/2017
    1:03:24
  166. 174.
    Lorin Stein of The Paris Review in Dialogue with Tom Lutz; plus Jim Shepard's The World to Come07/28/2017
    41:43
  167. 175.
    Harmony Holiday Hollywood Forever; plus Garth Greenwell on Yiyun Li07/21/2017
    35:14
  168. 176.
    Peter J Harris' Johnson Chronicles; plus Dick Gregory's Autobiography07/13/2017
    29:06
  169. 177.
    Errol Morris on His B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography; plus, Alison Lurie's Nowhere City07/06/2017
    32:59
  170. 178.
    Jonathan Lethem is More Alive and Less Lonely; plus The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead06/29/2017
    44:26
  171. 179.
    Deborah Nelson on Tough Women; plus praise for Motherest06/23/2017
    38:14
  172. 180.
    Amelia Gray on her new novel Isadora; plus The Last Wolf by Lazlo Krasznahorkai06/15/2017
    32:00
  173. 181.
    Jess Arndt on Large Animals: Stories; plus Brian Blanchfield's Proxies: Essays Near Knowing06/09/2017
    30:23
  174. 182.
    Mary Gaitskill in Dialogue with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer06/01/2017
    44:24
  175. 183.
    Joyce Carol Oates, Morgan Parker, and Fiona Maazel at the LA Times Bookfest05/25/2017
    50:15
  176. 184.
    Garth Greenwell, Marcy Dermansky, and Dana Spiotta at the LA Times Bookfest05/19/2017
    51:51
  177. 185.
    Janet Sarbanes' The Protester Has Been Released; plus recent Chinese Queer literature05/12/2017
    30:54
  178. 186.
    Laura Poitras on Risk, her new film about Julian Assange. Plus, Russell Banks' America05/04/2017
    30:18
  179. 187.
    Abdellah Taia's Another Morocco; & Gershom Scholem's Mystical Messiah Sabbatai Sevi04/27/2017
    41:02
  180. 188.
    Kellie Jones South of Pico: Black Artists in LA in the 60s & 70s; plus in praise of Irene Nemirovsky04/20/2017
    35:34
  181. 189.
    George Prochnik on Gershom Scholem, Benjamin, and Jerusalem; Elif Batuman The People in Trees04/14/2017
    37:55
  182. 190.
    Elif Batuman The Idiot; Donika Kelly Bestiary; Honoring Robert Silvers04/07/2017
    39:27
  183. 191.
    Melissa Febos Abandon Me; plus The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl03/30/2017
    38:22
  184. 192.
    Naima Keith & The California African American Museum03/24/2017
    35:27
  185. 193.
    Akhil Reed Amar on Trump and the Constitution03/16/2017
    37:59
  186. 194.
    Valeria Luiselli's Tale of Children Refugees Tell Me How It Ends; Sarah Manguso on 803/10/2017
    41:32
  187. 195.
    Sarah Manguso 300 Arguments; plus One Hundred Demons Recommended03/02/2017
    37:26
  188. 196.
    Film Now Panel: Justin Chang, J D Connor, Gil Robertson, Cathy Schulman, Anna Shechtman02/23/2017
    50:42
  189. 197.
    Literature vs Trump: Iranian Poet Moshen Emadi & San Pedro's Martabel Wasserman02/10/2017
    40:13
  190. 198.
    Karina Longworth's You Must Remember This; Monica Coleman's Bipolar Faith02/02/2017
    53:23
  191. 199.
    Best Foreign Films of 2016; Awards Season; Tom Lutz on TC Boyle & DH Lawrence01/27/2017
    37:37
  192. 200.
    LARB in SF with Ha Jin and Dr. Loco (Jose Cuellar); plus Lena Dunham and Thomas Lux01/21/2017
    36:48

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