Drinks with Tony
Robert Dugoni #157

Robert Dugoni #157

September 14, 2021

Robert Dugoni latest book is called The World Played Chess. We chat about Vietnam Vets, the personal experience of his new novel, how to prepare a speech for The Oscars, and super secret writing tips. 

Matthew Fitzsimmons #156

Matthew Fitzsimmons #156

September 8, 2021

Matthew Fitzsimmons is the author of Constance. His previous books include The Short Drop and Cold Harbor.

We discuss the secrets of writing a novel, Jodie Foster, and how to rear children.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Hilma Wolitzer #155

Hilma Wolitzer #155

August 31, 2021

Hilma Wolizter is the author of Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket, a collection of her stories from the ’60s and ’70s as well as new work. Her first novel was published when she was 44 and now she’s 91. She quit smoking when she was 37. Is there a correlation?

Join me on September 8th at the Los Angeles Public Library for a free creative writing workshop at 6pm PDT. 

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Reuben Leder #154

Reuben Leder #154

August 25, 2021

Reuben Leder is the author of You Might Feel a Little Prick. He was also head writer on Magnum P.I. and wrote many other TV shows and screenplays. This is his first novel.

Join me on September 8th at the Los Angeles Public Library for a free creative writing workshop at 6pm PDT. 

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Mark Haskell Smith #153

Mark Haskell Smith #153

August 18, 2021

Mark Haskell Smith is the author of Rude Talk In Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey through Greece.

My favorite and most frequent guest on Drinks with Tony.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Andrea Bartz #152

Andrea Bartz #152

August 11, 2021

Andrea Bartz is the author of We Were Never Here.

Join me for a free writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library. This is our last online event, and we’re scheduled for in person classes again in September. It’s been fun doing it on Zoom for anyone from anywhere to join, so, let’s do one more great one.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Meghan Daum #151

Meghan Daum #151

August 4, 2021

Meghan Daum is the author of The Problem With Everything and hosts the podcast Unspeakable. We chat mixtapes, crap on NPR, and a retirement home for Gen Xers that includes access to Xerox machines for chapbooks.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Matthew Specktor #150

Matthew Specktor #150

July 28, 2021

Matthew Specktor is the author of Always Crashing in the Same Car: On Art, Crisis, & Los Angeles, CA. We chat about screenwriting, Tom Cruise, divorce, and the meaning of life.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett #149

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett #149

July 21, 2021

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is the editor Palm Springs Noir out now on Akashic Press. It features some great writers who have been on the show before like Janet Fitch, Tod Goldberg, and Rob Roberge.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald #148

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald #148

July 16, 2021

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is the author of the new novel All The Money In The World. She joined my from her home in Limerick, Ireland. Enjoy the show.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Charles Farrell #147

Charles Farrell #147

July 15, 2021

Charles Farrell is the author of (Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and The Mob. Listen to our conversation about his fascinating life.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Tess Gerritsen #146

Tess Gerritsen #146

July 7, 2021

Tess Gerritsen is the co-author of Choose Me with Gary Braver. She is also the author of the bestsellers Life Support, Bloodstream, Gravity, and The Surgeon.

Join my free creative writing workshop presented by the Los Angeles Public Library on July 14th at 6pm Pacific.

On July 15th join Tess and Gary for their Zoom event with the Portland Maine library by clicking here. 

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Marilyn Peterson Haus #145

Marilyn Peterson Haus #145

June 30, 2021

Marilyn Peterson Haus is the author of Half of a Whole: My Fight for a Separate Life.

Join my free creative writing workshop presented by the Los Angeles Public Library on July 14th at 6pm Pacific. It might be our last Zoom workshop since libraries are opening, so make sure to attend if you’re from out of town.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Noel A. Obiora #144

Noel A. Obiora #144

June 23, 2021

Noel A. Obiora is the author of A Past That Breathes, out now on Rare Bird Press.

Enjoy the show.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Michael Easter #143

Michael Easter #143

June 16, 2021

Michael Easter is the author of The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self.

Enjoy the show.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Claire Phillips #142

Claire Phillips #142

June 9, 2021

Claire Phillips is the author of A room With a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia.

Join my free creative writing workshop on June 9th through the Los Angeles Public Library by registering here. 

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Mary Dixie Carter #141

Mary Dixie Carter #141

June 2, 2021

Mary Dixie Carter is the author of The Photographer, which is her debut novel.

I’m teaching a free creative writing class on Zoom through the Los Angeles Public Library on June 9th at 6pm Pacific time. Follow the link to register, no need for a LAPL library card.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Eric M. Johnson #140

Eric M. Johnson #140

May 26, 2021

Eric M. Johnson is the author of Whenever a Happy Thing Falls. He’s also a journalist and writes for Reuters.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Mick Harvey #139

Mick Harvey #139

May 20, 2021

Mick Harvey is the co-founder of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and The Birthday Party. He also has released four records translating the songs of Serge Gainsbourg.

During the interview PJ Harvey came by in her hotel robe and showed us her bikini underneath before she went swimming. That’s the part where I tell Mick it was the best day of my life.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Dan Denton #138

Dan Denton #138

May 12, 2021

Dan Denton is the author of $100-A-Week Motel out now on Punk Hostage Press.

May 13th at 7pm I’m teaching a free creative writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library. Go to the link to sign up from anywhere, and this might be near a last chance once we can do the class in person again, so join us.

May 16th I’m on a podcasting panel with Meghan Daum and ZIbby Owens, join us at 1pm at litfestpasadena.org. In fact, it goes on all day and there are other panels, so come for us, stay for the extra credit.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Bob Calhoun #137

Bob Calhoun #137

May 5, 2021

Bob Calhoun is the author of The Murders That Made Us: How Vigilantes, Hoodlums, Mob Bosses, Serial Killers, and Cult Leaders Built the San Francisco Bay Area.

We’re both natives of the SF Bay Area, so enjoy the ride through the journey of writing, murder, Daly City, and answering the important question, what is life?

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Aaron Carnes #136

Aaron Carnes #136

April 28, 2021

Aaron Carnes is the author of In Defense of Ska, out now on Clash Books. We talk all things ska, religion, Fishbone, Skankin’ Pickle, god, faith, and empathy.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Author photo: Amy Bee 

Marisa Silver #135

Marisa Silver #135

April 21, 2021

Marisa Silver is the author of The Mysteries.

Much love to Adam K. Happy birthday and keep up the healing.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Michael Elias #134

Michael Elias #134

April 14, 2021

Michael Elias is the author of You Can Go Home Now. As a screenwriter his credits include The Jerk, Lush Life, and he co-created Head of the Class, which ran for five seasons.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Jason Novak #133

Jason Novak #133

April 7, 2021

Jason Novak illustrated the new book by Joe Frank called Ascent. Novak’s previous books include Et Tu, Brute?, and Baseball Epic. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harpers.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Jordan A. Rothacker #132

Jordan A. Rothacker #132

March 31, 2021

Jordan A. Rothacker is the author of The Death of the Cyborg Oracle. He’s also the author of The Pit, and No Other Stories, and And the Wind Will Wash Away.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Keith Rosson #131

Keith Rosson #131

March 24, 2021

Keith Rosson is the author of Folk Songs For Trauma Surgeons. His previous novels include The Mercy of the Tide and Smoke City.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Gabriel Valentin #130

Gabriel Valentin #130

March 18, 2021

Gabriel Valentin is the author of the graphic novel Digital Lizards of Doom. It’s the first volume of more books to come in 2022 and beyond.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Joshua Mohr #129

Joshua Mohr #129

March 10, 2021

Joshua Mohr is the author of Model Citizen. His novels include Damascus, Fight Song, and Some Things that Meant the World to Me.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Kristin Hannah #128

Kristin Hannah #128

March 3, 2021

Kristin Hannah is the author of the new book The Four Winds. Also check out Firefly Lane on Netflix, a series adapted from one of her earlier books.

Join me for the free Creative Writing Workshop presented by the Los Angeles Public Library on March 10th at 6pm Pacific Time via Zoom. Go to this link to register at least one day before the class.

Thanks for listening.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Andrew Nicholls #127

Andrew Nicholls #127

February 24, 2021

Andrew Nicholls is the author of COMEDY WRITER: Craft advice from a veteran of sitcoms, sketch, animation, late night, print and stage.

We chat about his years writing for Alan Thicke, Johnny Carson, Mickey Rooney, and so much more. Enjoy the show.

Thanks for listening.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Jane Rosenberg LaForge #126

Jane Rosenberg LaForge #126

February 17, 2021

Jane Rosenberg LaForge is the author of Sisterhood of the Infamous, released yesterday, and Medusa’s Daughter that was released in January.

Thanks for listening.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Rucker Moses #124

Rucker Moses #124

February 11, 2021

Rucker Moses is the pen name of the writing team Craig S. Phillips and Harold Hayes Jr.

Together with Theo Gangi they wrote Kingston and The Magician’s Lost and Found. Today I talk with Harold Hayes Jr. about the book, his collaborations with Craig, as well as their company and expansion into virtual reality storytelling.

Drinks with Tony is on iTunesSpotifyPandoraStitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.

Sue Buyer #125

Sue Buyer #125

February 11, 2021

Sue Buyer is a 92 year old debut author. Her book is called All Things In Time.
Born in the 1920s, she saw The Great Depression, both World Wars, and she graduated from Vassar in 1947. In 1950 she started Columbia Journalism School and after she received her degree she went to work for the Buffalo Evening News as a reporter. Her novel is based on her years as a journalist.
She’s 92 years old, has 25+ years as a journalist to her credit, and waits until her 90s to publish a novel. Beat that!

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Tod Goldberg #123

Tod Goldberg #123

February 4, 2021

Tod Goldberg is the author of The Low Desert. His other books include Gangsterland and Gangster Nation and he runs the Low Residency Creative Writing MFA program at UC Riverside.

February 10th at 6pm I teach this free online creative writing workshop through the Los Angeles Public Library. Go to the link to register, and since it’s online, you can take advantage of this class from anywhere in the world.

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Daniel Pyne #122

Daniel Pyne #122

January 27, 2021

Daniel Pyne is the author of Water Memory. He’s also a screenwriter who wrote Doc Hollywood and The Manchurian Candidate. His TV credits include Bosch and Miami Vice. We talk a lot about his work with Michael J. Fox for Doc Hollywood, which is one of my favorite Michael J. Fox films, so, there was a little starfucking in this episode because I’m such a fan of the film that doesn’t get as much buzz as other Fox films.

February 10th is my free online creative writing workshop presented by the Los Angeles Public Library and I should have a link next week. Worse case scenario, send me an email at dushane@gmail.com so I can forward the Zoom info to you when I get it.

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Chris Matheson #121

Chris Matheson #121

January 20, 2021

Chris Matheson is the author of The Buddha’s Story. He’s also the screenwriter for the Bill and Ted films that started with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Enjoy our conversation.

Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot.

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Lee Goldberg #120

Lee Goldberg #120

January 14, 2021

 Lee Goldberg is the author of Bone Canyon. He’s also a TV writer and producer with a ton of credits including Monk, of which he wrote many novels based on the character, and as we discuss in this episode the Flipper reboot. After you read Bone Canyon check out his many other books.

Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot.

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Mo Daviau #119

Mo Daviau #119

January 6, 2021

Mo Daviau is the author of Every Anxious Wave, which may soon become a feature film. Listen to the podcast to find out every gritty detail.

Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot.

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Joshua Samuel Brown #118

Joshua Samuel Brown #118

December 30, 2020

Joshua Samuel Brown is the author of Spinning Karma. He has written 13 Lonely Planet travel guides and his other books include Formosa Moon and Vignettes of Taiwan.

Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot.

Also, I’m teaching Writing Through Grief and Tragedy through UCLA Extension starting on February 16th.

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William Loving #117

William Loving #117

December 23, 2020

William Loving is the author of City Of Angles. He was also a long time journalist and we talk all things newsroom and so much more. I hope you enjoy the show.

Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot.

Also, I’m teaching Writing Through Grief and Tragedy through UCLA Extension starting on February 16th.

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Kim Gruenenfelder #116

Kim Gruenenfelder #116

December 16, 2020

Kim Gruenenfelder is the author of My Ex’s Wedding. She was also a writer on Jeopardy for some years and is still involved in TV and film.

Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot.

Also, I’m teaching Writing Through Grief and Tragedy through UCLA Extension starting on February 16th.

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Paul Madonna #115

Paul Madonna #115

December 9, 2020

Paul Madonna is the author of Come To Light, a three book set featuring illustrations from the artist who brought you the series All Over Coffee.

My UCLA screenwriting class for Winter quarter is full, but my screenwriting class at Writing Workshops starting January 25th has some openings, so join us:

8-Week Online Beginning Feature Screenwriting, Join List For Next Class

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Daniel Tunnard #114

Daniel Tunnard #114

December 2, 2020

Daniel Tunnard is the author of Escapes, A Novel About Scrabble. Out now on Unnamed Press.

He’s also a translator and has written two books in Spanish on traveling via bus and train through Argentina. Daniel is a blast to interview and I hope you enjoy this episode.

Join me for a free creative writing workshop through the Los Angeles Public Library on December 2nd at 6pm on Zoom. Full registration instructions are here.

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Kevin Smokler #113

Kevin Smokler #113

November 25, 2020

Kevin Smokler is the director of Vinyl Nation, a documentary about all things vinyl records available until December 1st. Go to www.vinylnationfilm.com to watch it before it leaves.

Kevin is also the author of Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to ’80s Teen Movies.

Join me for a free creative writing workshop through the Los Angeles Public Library on December 2nd at 6pm on Zoom. Full registration instructions are here.

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Iris Berry #112

Iris Berry #112

November 18, 2020

Iris Berry is the author of All That Shines Under The Hollywood Sign and The Daughters of Bastards. She’s also the co-founder and editor of Punk Hostage Press.

I hope you enjoy the show and buy her books.

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Lee Child #111

Lee Child #111

November 11, 2020

Lee Child is the author of 25 novels in the Jack Reacher series. His latest is The Sentinel, co-authored with his brother. He’s also the editor of The Nicotine Chronicles out now on Akashic Books.

I hope you enjoy the show and buy his books.

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Joseph Di Prisco #110

Joseph Di Prisco #110

November 4, 2020

Joseph Di Prisco is the author of The Pope of Brooklyn and Subway to California. His latest novel is The Good Family Fitzgerald out now on Rare Bird Lit.

I hope you enjoy the show and buy his books.

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Lee Gutkind #109

Lee Gutkind #109

October 28, 2020

Lee Gutkind is The Godfather behind creative nonfiction according to Vanity Fair and they’re right. His latest book is the intimate memoir entitled My Last Eight Thousand Days.

He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Good Morning America, and now, here on Drinks with Tony. I’m a lucky fella.

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Art Bell #108

Art Bell #108

October 21, 2020

Art Bell is the author of Constant Comedy: How I started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor.

We talk TV biz, we talk Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, we talk Mystery Science Theater, and we talk even more TV biz.

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