Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Adam Gopnik

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik visits to talk about his chronicles of New York City since he returned in 2000, which are compiled in his new book Through the Children's Gate.

Lee M. Silver

Professor of molecular biology and public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University Lee M. Silver visits the program to talk about chimeras, biotechnology, cloning and more. Silver is also an author, most recently of Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life.

John Ford night

It's John Ford night as Bruce Bennett, Kent Jones, Amy Taubin, and actor Dobe Carey (SEARCHERS, etc).
BAM is having a Give Thanks for John Ford retrospective from November 22 - 26.

Carl Hiaasen, Harry Shearer and Bob Balaban

Author Carl Hiaasen talks bout his latest novel, Nature Girl. Then Harry Shearer and Bob Balaban, two of the cast memeber of the new film For Your Consideration, talk about their craft and the experiences of being in Christopher Guest's films.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Phillip Lopate and Richard Pena

Author Phillip Lopate, talking about American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now, also, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Richard Pena visits again.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Bruce Bennett and James Spooner

Frequent co-host Bruce Bennett returns to talk film. Dorian and Bruce are joined by a special guest, filmmaker James Spooner (Afro-Punk), who is co-curator of the Afro-Punk weekend at BAM June 30 — July 4 .

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Kent Jones

Film critic Kent Jones , who has workes as an archivist for Martin Scorsese's Cappa Productions), programmer (for the Film Society of Lincoln Center) and critic and editor at large for Film Comment.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Glenn Head

Renowned comix artist Glenn Head visits the studios to talk about his latest project, HOTWIRE Comix and Capers, which he edited and features works by artists Tony Millionaire, Carol Swain, Danny Hellman, and many others.

Come meet Glenn Head and several contributors to HOTWIRE this Thursday, June 8 at 6PM! Doug Allen, Lauren Weinstein, Craig Yoe, Danny Hellman, Sam Henderson, Matt Madden, R. Sikoryak, and Michael Kupperman will be on hand to sign copies of the book. At Jim Hanley's Universe, 4 West 33rd Street between 5th and 6th Aves in Manhattan.

Coming up June 12:
It's Bruce Bennett time!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Duck Hunting with Dick, with Ken Smith and guest Gen. Wm. Odom

Special guest, General William. E Odom, former director of the National Security Agency. Plus updates and news on Porter Goss, Rummy, and, of course, the Decider himself. Ken Smith cohosts.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

John Haskell

Author John Haskell visits the studios to talk about his latest book, American Purgatorio.

May 22 - Kate T. Williamson, author of A Year in Japan

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mac Premo

Artist, animator, commercial director and carpenter Mac Premo visits to talk about his work and the 2006 Atlantic Avenue Artwalk (Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ruth Reichl and Henry Petroski

Food critic and editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine Ruth Reichl visits theshow to talk about her latest book, Garlic and Sapphires.
Then, Duke University Professor od Engineering and author Henry Petroski returns to talk about Success Through Failure, the Paradox of Design.

Monday, May 1, 2006

Kate T. Williamson

Writer/illustrator Kate Williamson talks about her experience spending a postgraduate fellowship year in Kyoto, which culminated in her book A Year in Japan.

Kate's website is . Be sure to check out the Pet Portraits!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

George Stevens, Jr. and Charles A. Stevenson

Producer, director, writer, and founder of the American Film Institute George Stevens, Jr., talks about his experiences on the set and his new book Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age : At the American Film Institute
former US Senate defense and foreign policy advisor Charles A. Stevenson talks about the unique challenges of the office of Secretary of Defense and the people who have served in the office, including William Perry, Donald Rumsfeld, and show favorite Dick Cheney. His new book is titled SECDEF: The Nearly Impossible Job of Secretary of Defense.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Andrew Ross and Lawrence Joseph

NYU Professor of American Studies and Director of the Metropolitan Studies Program Andrew Ross discusses corporate flight and the lessons of free trade as explained in his latest book, Fast Boat to China: Lessons from Shanghai.
April is Poetry Month. Lawyer/poet Lawrence Joseph helps celebrate.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Edward Tenner and Simen Johan

This week finds the return of author and historian of technology Edward Tenner, this time tp talk about Google, science education, and the emerging plagiosphere.
Then photographer Simen Johan discusses his latest work, Until the Kingdom Comes, which is showing at the Yossi Milo gallery in Manhattan through April 1.

Bruce Bennett on Don Siegel and more

Bruce Bennett returns to talk about the last of the indepents, Don Siegel, director of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry, Charlie Varrick, and many other notable films. Plus other film talk!

Duck Hunting with Dick 2006 Fundraising Marathon Show

C'mon and pleadge to the greatest radio staion on the planet! Today begins our final week of the marathon, and tonight's you can pledge to The Speakeasy/Duck Hunting with Dick. As little as $10 gets you goodies; $65 get you lots of them + the Speakeasy's premium CD, "Make It Stop!," a collection of hummable (and not so-) tunes that have the potential to insinuate themselves into your head. You ca pledge more or lesser amounts for varying degrees of swag. Tune in and call or email your pledge for Duck Hunting with Dick.

Ken Smith cohosts, 'natch.

Samantha Hunt

Author of the novel The Seas, Samantha Hunt, visits the studios to talk writing, music, and mermaids.