LARB Radio Hour

The LARB Radio Hour is hosted by Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher, and Kate Wolf.


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Namwali Serpell's “The Furrows”

On this special LARB Book Club episode of the Radio Hour, Boris Dralyuk and Medaya Ocher are joined by Namwali Serpell, to speak about her new novel, “The Furrows.” ...


Celia Paul’s “Letters to Gwen John”

Acclaimed artist and writer Celia Paul joins Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher to speak about her latest book "Letters to Gwen John", an epistolary memoir addressed to the Welsh painter Gwen John....


Patti Smith’s “The Melting”

Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher speak with musician, author, artist and all-around legend Patti Smith about her latest work, “The Melting.”...


Neel Patel’s “Tell Me How to Be”

Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher are joined by Neel Patel, an author and TV writer based in Los Angeles, to talk about his debut novel, “Tell Me How to Be.”...


Tochi Onyebuchi’s “Goliath”

Eric Newman and Kate Wolf are joined by Tochi Onyebuchi to discuss his first science fiction novel for adults, “Goliath.”...


The Best of 2021 Show

In our annual “best of” show, Kate, Daya, and Eric select their favorite books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, scandals, and other items from the past 12 months....


Sam Quinones’s “The Least of Us”

Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher are joined by Sam Quinones, whose latest book is “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth.”...


Helen Oyeyemi’s Peaces

Eric and Daya are joined by acclaimed author Helen Oyeyemi, whose latest novel is “Peaces.”...


Jo Ann Beard’s Festival Days

Medaya Ocher talks with renowned essayist and fiction writer Jo Ann Beard, whose latest collection is “Festival Days.”...


Brian Dillon Supposes a Sentence

Subscribe on Podcasts | Spotify | SoundCloud Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher welcome essayist Brian Dillon, author of Suppose a Sentence, which ...


Lauren Oyler’s “Fake Accounts”

llSubscribe on Podcasts | Spotify | SoundCloud Kate and Daya talk with Lauren Oyler, one of the country's most popular and feared literary ...


Aminatou and Ann's Big Friendship

Authors Aminatou Sow and Ann Friendman join Medaya and Kate to discuss close adult friendships and their book Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close....


Juli Delgado Lopera Comes Alive

Subscribe on Podcasts | Spotify | SoundCloud | Juli Delgado Lopera, author of Fiebre Tropical, joins co-hosts Eric and Daya. Juli shares how their ...


Garth Greenwell's "Cleanness"

This week's guest on the LARB Radio Hour is Garth Greenwell, author of the new book of fiction, "Cleanness," a follow-up to "What Belongs to You."...


Leslie Jamison on Everything

Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | SoundCloud | Tom Lutz opens the show with a spirited introduction of co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher ...


Sally Rooney: Great Expectations

Co-hosts Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf speak with Sally Rooney about her two novels "Conversations with Friends" and "Normal People."...


Talent Show: Juliet Lapidos and Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz joins Juliet Lapidos to discuss "Talent," her new novel about a 29-year-old English grad student who can’t finish her dissertation, spending her days eating pop tarts rather than producing pages....


LARB Radio Hour: The Body as Archive

In a wide-ranging conversation about her new book, "No Archive Will Restore You," Julietta Singh and LARB hosts touch on gender, sexuality, parenting, and navigating the world in and as a body....


Junot Diaz Writes for a New Generation

Author Junot Diaz joins co-hosts Eric Newman and Kate Wolf to discuss the inspiration behind Islandborn, the story of five year-old Lola learning about her family's history and culture, beautifully illustrated by Leo Espinoza....


Maxine Hong Kingston: Warrior of Peace

Maxine Hong Kingston reflects on a lifetime of writing, an unorthodox career, and her current work as a teacher and healer, which couldn't be more relevant for our troubled times....


LARB Radio Hour: Dispatches From The Border

Francisco Cantu talks about his new book "The Line Becomes a River," an impressionistic chronicle of his five year stint as an agent for the United States Border Patrol....


LARB Radio Hour: An Evening with Alan Alda and K.C. Cole

Science writer K.C. Cole in dialogue with actor and author Alan Alda discuss his new book, "If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating."...


Radio Hour: Jill Leovy

This week our hosts talk with LA Times reporter Jill Leovy about her new book, GHETTOSIDE....


Radio Hour: Claire Hoffman

Writer Claire Hoffman discusses her memoir, 'Greetings from Utopia Park,' and explores the idea of faith....


Radio Hour: Walter Shapiro

Journalist Walter Shapiro comes in to discuss his new book, HUSTLING HITLER: THE JEWISH VAUDEVILLIAN WHO FOOLED THE FUHRER....


Radio Hour: Walter Shapiro

Journalist Walter Shapiro comes in to discuss his new book, HUSTLING HITLER: THE JEWISH VAUDEVILLIAN WHO FOOLED THE FUHRER....


Radio Hour: Claire Hoffman

Writer Claire Hoffman discusses her memoir, 'Greetings from Utopia Park,' and explores the idea of faith....


Radio Hour: Jill Leovy

This week our hosts talk with LA Times reporter Jill Leovy about her new book, GHETTOSIDE....


Radio Hour: Jill Leovy

This week our hosts talk with LA Times reporter Jill Leovy about her new book, GHETTOSIDE....


Radio Hour: Claire Hoffman

Writer Claire Hoffman discusses her memoir, 'Greetings from Utopia Park,' and explores the idea of faith....


Radio Hour: Walter Shapiro

Journalist Walter Shapiro comes in to discuss his new book, HUSTLING HITLER: THE JEWISH VAUDEVILLIAN WHO FOOLED THE FUHRER....


Radio Hour: Michelle Latiolais

Subscribe on iTunes  -  Listen Live on KPFK This week author Michelle Latiolais joins Seth, Tom, and Laurie to discuss her new ...


Radio Hour: Michelle Latiolais

Subscribe on iTunes  -  Listen Live on KPFK This week author Michelle Latiolais joins Seth, Tom, and Laurie to discuss her new ...


Radio Hour: Walter Shapiro

Journalist Walter Shapiro comes in to discuss his new book, HUSTLING HITLER: THE JEWISH VAUDEVILLIAN WHO FOOLED THE FUHRER....


Radio Hour: Jill Leovy

This week our hosts talk with LA Times reporter Jill Leovy about her new book, GHETTOSIDE....


Radio Hour: Claire Hoffman

Writer Claire Hoffman discusses her memoir, 'Greetings from Utopia Park,' and explores the idea of faith....


Radio Hour: Michelle Latiolais

Subscribe on iTunes  -  Listen Live on KPFK This week author Michelle Latiolais joins Seth, Tom, and Laurie to discuss her new ...


Radio Hour: The Success of Amy Schumer, Genre Fiction, and Russian Noir
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