Drinks with Tony
Dave Pell #176

Dave Pell #176

January 26, 2022

Dave Pell is the author of Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year That Wouldn't End. He also runs the popular NextDraft Newsletter.

I'm teaching a FREE creative writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library via zoom on Feb. 9, 2022 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern. Register at LAPL.org.

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.

Eliza Jane Brazier #175

Eliza Jane Brazier #175

January 19, 2022

Eliza Jane Brazier is the author of Good Rich People. We chat about growing up Mormon, buying a horse during the pandemic, being homeless in London, and so much more.

And, how she got her first agent, lost her agent, but then, jumped right back up on the saddle. I love inspiring tales from authors. 

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.

Maggie Rowe #174

Maggie Rowe #174

January 12, 2022

Maggie Rowe is the author of Easy Street: A Story of Redemption from Myself. 

We discuss Envy, one of the 7 deadly sins, and who are we? Do we really present our true self to others? Do we present our true self to ourselves?

Questions are answered, the human condition is explored and completely revealed, and it's just two writers chatting.

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.

Joanna Lioce #173

Joanna Lioce #173

January 5, 2022

Joanna Lioce is the author of At Vesuvio. It's a secret look behind the curtain at what being a bartender at one of the greatest bars in the world is like.

I'm teaching a FREE creative writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library via zoom on January 12th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern. Register at LAPL.org.

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.

Tom Benjamin #172

Tom Benjamin #172

December 29, 2021

Tom Benjamin is the author of A Quiet Death in Italy and his new book The Hunting Season. Before he was an author he was a spokesman for Scotland Yard, and we have fun chatting about that as well as all things Bologna. 

I'm teaching a FREE creative writing workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library via zoom on January 12th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern. Register at LAPL.org.

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.

Reinhard Denke

Reinhard Denke

December 22, 2021

Reinhard Denke is the author of It's a Wonderful Time with Doug Stebleton. The book is about time travel and the film It's a Wonderful Life, so, it's kind of perfect for Christmas.

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.

I'm accepting new coaching clients for novel and screenplays, go to https://www.tonydushane.com for more info.

Robert McKee #170

Robert McKee #170

December 15, 2021

Robert McKee is the author of Character: The Art of Role and Cast Design for Page, Stage, and Screen. We chat everything storytelling, hero's journey, and how to write a screenplay like a champ.

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.

I'm accepting new coaching clients for novel and screenplays, go to https://www.tonydushane.com for more info.

Thanks for listening.

David Leo Rice #169

David Leo Rice #169

December 8, 2021

David Leo Rice is the author of Drifter: Stories. We discuss David Cronenberg, NFTs, Danzig's penis size, how to write a great novel, and so much more.

Join my FREE Creative Writing workshop on December 15th at 6pm PST at the Los Angeles Public Library. It's on zoom, register here: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/creative-writing-workshop-4

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.

Daphne Gottlieb #168

Daphne Gottlieb #168

December 1, 2021

Daphne Gottlieb is the author of Saint 1001. She was also a part of Sister Spit and toured with them. Last time she was on Drinks with Tony was probably in 2004 in studio in San Francisco.

New Screenwriting classes are now available at www.tonydushane.com. I'm also accepting new coaching clients for novels and screenplays over the holidays. 

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.

Kurt Baumeister #167

Kurt Baumeister #167

November 24, 2021

Kurt Baumeister is the author of Pax Americana. He's also an editor at 7.13 Books.

New Screenwriting classes are now available at www.tonydushane.com. I'm also accepting new coaching clients for novels and screenplays over the holidays. 

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 Jay #166

Joshua Jay #166

November 17, 2021

Joshua Jay is a magician and author of the book How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters.

New Screenwriting classes are now available at www.tonydushane.com. I'm also accepting new coaching clients for novels and screenplays over the holidays. 

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.

David S. Wills #165

David S. Wills #165

November 10, 2021

David S. Wills is the author of High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism.

And, on November 11th it's the 50th anniversary of the two part article Hunter S. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone that later became the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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.

Rosemary Mosco #164

Rosemary Mosco #164

November 3, 2021

Rosemary Mosco is the author of A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World's Most Misunderstood Bird. We chat about poop and sex and the beauty of pigeons.

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.

Barry Adamson #163

Barry Adamson #163

October 27, 2021

Barry Adamson is the author of the memoir Up Above the City Down Beneath The Stars. The book documents his growing up in Manchester, the bands he was a part of including Magazine, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and more. 

He's also a film composer and solo artist with some fantastic records to his credit including Moss Side Story, Back To The Cat, and As Above So Below.

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 Hart #162

Gabriel Hart #162

October 20, 2021

Gabriel Hart is the author of Fallout From Our Asphalt Hell. He's also the frontman for the wall of sound punk band Jail Weddings. 

We chat all things writing, desert life, and why Transcendental Meditation is whack. 

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.

Reba Merrill #161

Reba Merrill #161

October 13, 2021

Reba Merrill is the author of Making It: What I Got Away With in Hollywood. She was a morning TV talk show host in Phoenix and San Diego and spent decades interviewing celebrities from Meryl Streep to Harrison Ford. She also critiques my interviewing style, listen as things get intense.  

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.

Mike DeCapite #160

Mike DeCapite #160

October 6, 2021

Mike DeCapite is the author of Jacket Weather, out now on Soft Skull Press. We talk writing, falling in love later in life, and memoir vs. novel. 

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.

Vince Passaro #159

Vince Passaro #159

September 29, 2021

Vince Passaro is the author of Crazy Sorrow. He also writes for Harper's, The Nation, and many other publications covering books.

We chat writing mentors, gaps between first and second novels, and the celebrities from New Rochelle, NY.

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.

Jay Jay French #158

Jay Jay French #158

September 22, 2021

Jay Jay French is the author of Twisted Business: Lessons From My Life in Rock 'n' Roll. He's the founder of Twisted Sister and we discuss how to be a celebrity, if there was a Jesus, who was the real father, and so much more. Check out his podcast, The Jay Jay French Connection, and if you're in Los Angeles be sure to meet him in person at Barnes and Noble on September. 26th. 

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.

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