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A fresh take on classic interviews with famous authors, artists, and celebrities.
64 Episodes 2021 - 0
Larry King recalls a moment of "radio interruptus". From a lost 2001 Esquire interview.
Wilt Chamberlain in 1992 as interviewed by Ann Liguori.
Interview by Leonard Lopate, WNYC, March 4, 1996
Interview by Rocci Fisch for ABC News Radio, 1985, Washington, D.C.
A classic lost interview with the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown.
A lost 2009 interview with Maurice Sendak on childhood.
Louis Armstrong as interviewed in 1964 by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein.
Interview with Ray Charles by Joe Smith, June 3, 1987.
Kurt Cobain as interviewed by Jon Savage on July 22, 1993.
Jerry Garcia as interviewed by Joe Smith on May 23, 1988.
Tupac Shakur in March, 1994 as interviewed by Benjamin Svetkey.
Interview with John Updike by John Freeman, Spring 2002.
Barry White as interviewed by Joe Smith on April 3, 1987.
"When I looked in his eyes, he was there. He was home... I had a dad." - Carol Burnett
Grace Kelly on June 19, 1965 as interviewed by Paul Gallico.
Stan Getz as interviewed by Joe Smith on August 7, 1987.
"My nervous energy is usually the easiest form of energy to tap into." - Heath Ledger
"I just hope and pray I can die with my boots on." - Johnny Cash, 1996
"It's all true, folks: all you need is love." - John Lennon, 1969
"On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free."
Conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Simon Critchley on Dec 22, 2012.
"The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing." - Maya Angelou
Re-animated excerpts from an unheard 1991 interview with Robin Williams.
"If I knew how it was going to end, I probably wouldn't write it." - Tom Robbins in 1994
B.B. King in an unheard interview from 1986.
Lou Reed in an unheard outtake from a 1987 interview.
Dolly Parton, as recorded in a 1978 interview for Playboy.
A lost 1972 interview with Ray Bradbury.
Joni Mitchell in 1986, as told to Joe Smith.
Dave Brubeck in 2008, interviewed by John Dankosky.
"What's wrong with being fat? That's what I want to know." - Jim Morrison
"I've got on these stiletto heels aimed for his face." - Farrah Fawcett
"If this Revolution falls, what we will have here in Cuba is a hell." - Fidel Castro
"In my insides, it really hurts if someone doesn't like me. It's silly." - Janis Joplin
"I was not the son he wanted to have." - Tim Gunn
Meryl Streep in 2008, as interviewed by Christine Spines.
"My singing i'll just say it simple as possible: it's just godly." - Michael Jackson
Roger Ebert in 1990, as interviewed by Lawrence Grobel.
Dustin Hoffman in 1971, as interviewed by Milton Hoffman.
"I keep my mouth shut now. I've turned into a professional coward."- Hunter S. Thompson
"I don't know what the 'big time' is" - Tom Waits in 1988
"I'm sorry, I'm a coward. I didn't want to die." - Patty Hearst in 1982
"I'm just an obnoxious guy who can make it appear charming." - Bill Murray
"Nothing means anything" - Kurt Vonnegut on November 8, 1970
"I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life." - Nina Simone
"There was a price to be paid for being interested in fiction." - Garrison Keillor, 1994
"Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows"
"Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function."
"When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan." - Jane Goodall, 2002
Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2010 from an oral history at the British Library.
Buckminster Fuller in 1965, as told to Studs Terkel
"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important."
Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel.
"Sometimes when it all comes together ... you become the film you're making."
Rod Serling interviewed in 1963.
"I don't think that there's a girl around that would fit in with what we do."
"I'm never going to become rich and famous" - Bob Dylan in 1962.
Marlene Dietrich in 1969, as interviewed by Jay Kent Hackleman
"If you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the rule.
"If God didn't want me to sing it, he wouldn't have given me the talent to do it" - Stevie
Aldous Huxley as interview by Mike Wallace on May 18, 1958.
"I don't feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I
"I'm very interested in how people adapt to extremes" - Oliver Sacks on July 28, 1996
"We're going to investigate every single one of these hypotheses, and we'll tell you what