Podcasts

Welcome the the University of California Press podcast series. The series features interviews with authors of new and recently published University of California Press titles. Interviews are hosted by Chris Gondek of Heron and Crane productions. Individual interviews with authors are featured on this web page, and you may subscribe to the monthly podcast feed with your RSS aggregator or directly via the iTunes store.

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Episode #80 - October 2013
Harry W. Greene
Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art
Episode #79 - October 2013
Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Episode #78 - June 2013
Gordon Young
Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City
Episode #77 - June 2013
Nathan Schneider
God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet
Episode #76 - May 2013
John Goodman
Mingus Speaks
Episode #75 - April 2013
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop
Episode #74 - March 2013
Sabine Heinlein
Among Murderers: Life after Prison
Episode #73 - February 2013
Leslie C. Bell
Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom
Episode #72 - January 2013
Joshua Bloom
Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
Episode #71 - November 2012
Suzanne Barston
Bottled Up: How the Way We Feed Babies Has Come to Define Motherhood, and Why It Shouldn’t
Episode #70 - October 2012
Don Lattin
Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk
Episode #69 - April 2012
Agustin Fuentes
Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature
Episode #68 - April 2012
John Bateson
The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
Episode #67 - April 2012
Laura Pulido
A People's Guide to Los Angeles
Episode #66 - March 2012
Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin
Engineering Happiness: A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life
Episode #66 - March 2012
Marion Nestle
Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics
Episode #65 - March 2012
Glen Martin
Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife
Episode #64 - February 2012
Gerald Asher
A Carafe of Red
Episode #63 - February 2012
Gilbert Waldbauer
How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back
Episode #62 - October 2011
Julie Guthman
Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism
Episode #61 - October 2011
Andrew Shryock
Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present
Episode #60 - October 2011
Edward Behr
The Art of Eating Cookbook: Essential Recipes from the First 25 Years
Episode #59 - September 2011
Dr. Q
Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
Episode #58 - September 2011
Dr. Q
Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
Episode #57 - August 2011
Gerald Asher
A Vineyard in My Glass
Episode #56 - April 2011
Paul R. Epstein, MD, and Dan Ferber
Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It
Episode #55 - March 2011
Dale Maharidge
Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
Episode #54 - March 2011
Jonathan Balcombe
The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure
Episode #53 - February 2011
Stephen Brooks
The Finest Wines of California: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines
Episode #52 - February 2011
Grace Lee Boggs
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
Episode #51 - February 2011
Kathryn Lofton
Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon
Episode #50 - February 2011
Siva Vaidhyanathan
The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)
Episode #49 - December 2010
Rebecca Solnit and Lia Tjandra
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas
Episode #48 - November 2010
Terry Theise
Reading between the Wines
Episode #47 - November 2010
Toni Yancy
Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time
Episode #46 - November 2010
Harriet Smith
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Episode #46 - September 2013
Harriet Smith
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Episode #45 - September 2010
Joe Mathews and Mark Paul
California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
Episode #44 - September 2010
W. Joseph Campbell
Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism
Episode #43 - August 2010
Robert A. Scott
Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief
Episode #42 - August 2010
Scott Christianson
The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber
Episode #41 - June 2010
Rosemary Drisdelle
Parasites: Tales of Humanity's Most Unwelcome Guests
Episode #40 - June 2010
Laurent Dubois
Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France
Episode #39 - April 2010
Paul Farmer and Haun Saussy
Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader
Episode #38 - March 2010
Mark W. Moffett
Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions
Episode #37 - March 2010
Peter Schrag
Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America
Episode #36 - February 2010
Evan Goldstein
Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs
Episode #35 - February 2010
Jerome Loving
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens
Episode #34 - January 2010
Nikhil Pal Singh
Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O’Dell
Episode #33 - January 2010
Darra Goldstein
The Gastronomica Reader
Episode #32 - December 2009
Randall Grahm
Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology
Episode #31 - December 2009
Dennis Tedlock
2000 Years of Mayan Literature
Episode #30 - October 2009
Leslie J. Reagan
Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America
Episode #29 - October 2009
Bill Sharpsteen
Dirty Water: One Man's Fight to Clean Up One of the World's Most Polluted Bays
Episode #28 - September 2009
Janet Poppendieck
Free for All: Fixing School Food in America
Episode #27 - September 2009
Paul R. Linde, MD
Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist
Episode #26 - August 2009
Joshua Clover
1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About
Episode #25 - August 2009
Judith A. Carney
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World
Episode #24 - July 2009
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Mark Twain’s Book of Animals
Episode #23 - July 2009
Gerald Nachman
Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan's America
Episode #22 - June 2009
Laurel E. Fletcher, and Eric Stover
The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices
Episode #21 - June 2009
Bryant Simon
Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks
Episode #19 - May 2009
Richard Milner
Darwin’s Universe: Evolution from A to Z
Episode #18 - April 2009
David Blumenthal
The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office
Episode #17 - April 2009
Jonathan Marks
Why I Am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge
Episode #16 - March 2009
Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
Episode #15 - March 2009
Gary Y. Okihiro
Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones
Episode #14 - February 2009
Michael McLeod
Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot
Episode #13 - February 2009
Jonah Raskin
Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California
Episode #12 - January 2009
Allison J. Pugh
Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture
Episode #11 - January 2009
Jeri Quinzio
Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making
Episode #10 - December 2008
Lawrence Weschler
True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney
Episode #10 - December 2008
Aaron Glantz
The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans
Episode #09 - November 2008
Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson
Poems for the Millennium, Volume Three: The University of California Book of Romantic & Postromantic Poetry
Episode #09 - November 2008
Adam Frank
The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate
Episode #08 - October 2008
Russell Leigh Sharman and Cheryl Harris Sharman
Nightshift NYC
Episode #08 - October 2008
Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta
Douglas Fairbanks
Episode #07 - September 2008
John Winthrop Haeger
Pacific Pinot Noir: A Comprehensive Winery Guide for Consumers and Connoisseurs
Episode #07 - September 2008
Tyler Colman
Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink
Episode #06 - July 2008
Joel Best
Episode #06 - July 2008
Roger H. Martin
Racing Odysseus: A College President Becomes a Freshman Again
Episode #05 - June 2008
Nalini M. Nadkarni
Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees
Episode #05 - June 2008
Marion Nestle
Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine
Episode #04 - May 2008
Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin
Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice
Episode #04 - May 2008
Robert J. Davis
The Healthy Skeptic: Cutting through the Hype about Your Health
Episode #03 - April 2008
David Ngaruri Kenney and Philip G. Schrag
Asylum Denied: A Refugee’s Struggle for Safety in America
Episode #03 - April 2008
Mark Juergensmeyer
Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to al Qaeda
Episode #02 - March 2008
Bill Ivey
Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights
Episode #02 - March 2008
Elias Aboujaoude, MD
Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession
Episode #01 - February 2008
Gayle Greene
Insomniac
Episode #01 - February 2008
Rajmohan Gandhi
Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire

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