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A Bay Area entertainment podcast created by the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section - with interviews and discussions related to current news and features. Hosted by the critics, editors and reporters of Datebook, who interview celebrities and newsmakers, recap and preview big events and break down the latest Bay Area entertainment news.

A Bay Area entertainment podcast created by the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section - with interviews and discussions related to current news and features. Hosted by the critics, editors and reporters of Datebook, who interview celebrities and newsmakers, recap and preview big events and break down the latest Bay Area entertainment news.
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A Bay Area entertainment podcast created by the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section - with interviews and discussions related to current news and features. Hosted by the critics, editors and reporters of Datebook, who interview celebrities and newsmakers, recap and preview big events and break down the latest Bay Area entertainment news.

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English


Episodes

Duffy Jennings Interview — on Moscone/Milk Shootings, Zodiac and his Memoir "Reporter's Notebook"

7/18/2019
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Duffy Jennings worked at the San Francisco Chronicle for just a decade, but it was filled with news; he covered the Milk/Moscone murders, parts of the Zodiac killings and other high-profile drama in the 1970s. His new memoir is "Reporter's Notebook," covering his time at The Chronicle and his childhood growing up in San Francisco, where his mother ran one of San Francisco's first gay bars. Jennings returned to The Chronicle to record a Datebook podcast with reporter Sam Whiting and critic...

Duration:00:41:12

Sponsored Episode: The Weapon of Art, Transforming Guns into instruments of Hope

7/17/2019
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During a time when senseless gun violence continues to plague our country, artists are transforming weapons into instruments of hope and symbols of peace. In this sponsored episode of the Datebook podcast, King Kaufman speaks with four key individuals behind the upcoming Art of Peace exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Pati Navalta Poblete, founder of the Robby Poblete Foundation, and Rudy Corpuz from United Playaz discuss their collaborative efforts to decrease gun...

Duration:00:18:24

Movies with Mick LaSalle: New Pink Section Column, Women in Film and "The Lion King"

7/12/2019
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Episode 54 of Datebook podcast is Movies with Mick LaSalle. The Chronicle's movie critic is joined by Leba Hertz and talks about his new column in the Sunday Datebook pink section, an upcoming column on women in film, and new films including "The Art of Self-Defense" and "The Lion King." Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:18

Theater with Lily Janiak - Skyler Cooper on Playing Othello from Two Genders

7/5/2019
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Theater critic Lily Janiak talks with transgender actor Skyler Cooper about playing the title role in “Othello” as a woman and then as a man — from Impact Theatre’s so-called “lesbian” production, in 2005, to Livermore Shakespeare Festival’s production, now running through July 21. Produced by Lily Janiak. Theme music by Steven Boyle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:16

Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Yesterday," "Spider-Man" and some love for the Roxie

7/1/2019
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The latest Movies with Mick LaSalle covers some movies of the present and future, including "Toy Story 4," the Beatles music-themed "Yesterday" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home." LaSalle is joined by Leba Hertz, and goes on a few fun tangents, including talk about the Roxie theater. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:24

Gabby La La Interview — on ASMR, Playing the Sitar and Snow Angel

6/27/2019
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Chronicle digital arts & entertainment producer Annie Vainshtein interviews Gabby La La, a musical artist who has teamed with Sayuri to create Crafting with ASMR videos. She talks about the art of ASMR, her development as a musical artist and her band Snow Angel. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Midnight Special by E's Jammy Jams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:16

Glenn McCoy Interview — Executive Director for San Francisco Ballet

6/25/2019
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Datebook podcast features an interview by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Sam Whiting with outgoing San Francisco Ballet executive director Glenn McCoy, who has worked with the Ballet for more than three decades. McCoy talks about his career, why he's retiring at just 60 years old, and what he plans to do next. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:58

Introducing the Summer Fun Issue; Chronicle tips for things to do

6/19/2019
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The San Francisco Chronicle on June 20 will publish its first Summer Fun Issue. In this week's Datebook podcast, host Peter Hartlaub is joined by senior digital A&E editor Mariecar Mendoza and pop music critic Aidin Vaziri to talk about some entertaining, unusual and often inexpensive things to do in the Bay Area between June and August. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:36

Movies with Mick LaSalle: Emma Thompson, Dark Phoenix and more on Elton John

6/14/2019
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In the latest Movies with Mick LaSalle, LaSalle and Leba Hertz cover new movies including "Late Night," "5B" and "Men in Black: International," and last week's "Dark Phoenix." Mick also talks more about Elton John, and response to his personal Elton John column and "Rocketman" review. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:44

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Interview — Young Countertenor Debuts for SF Opera

6/5/2019
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Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman interviews Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, a gifted young countertenor who is about to make his S.F. Opera mainstage debut in Handel’s “Orlando.” We talk with him about his newly burgeoning career and his choice of this vocal niche. “Orlando” opens Sunday, June 9. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams, and Kenneth Fuchs piano concerto "Spiritualist" featuring Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:29:48

Theater with Lily Janiak — Maya Herbsman, Intimacy Choreographer

6/3/2019
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Lily Janiak talks with intimacy choreographer Maya Herbsman. Intimacy choreography is a new name and discrete position for a longstanding job that historically fell to actors or director — how to stage sexually or otherwise intimate scenes in a way that serves the show while also keeping the performers safe. We talk about her work in Cutting Ball’s “The Bald Soprano,” running June 5-16. Produced by Lily Janiak. Music by Steven Boyle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:38:58

Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Rocketman," "Godzilla" and the best movie of the week ("Ma")

6/2/2019
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In the latest Movies with Mick LaSalle, host Mick LaSalle talks about his love of Elton John and why he didn't like the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman," "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and the best movie of the week - the horror/thriller "Ma" starring Octavia Spencer. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:45

"Always Be My Maybe" star Randall Park and director Nahnatchka Khan

5/31/2019
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With the May 31 Netflix release of "Always Be My Maybe" starring Randall Park and San Francisco native Ali Wong, San Francisco Chronicle senior digital A&E editor Mariecar Mendoza interviews Park and the movie's director Nahnatchka Khan. They talk about filming in San Francisco, a certain high-profile cameo (light spoilers in this episode) and Asian representation in movies and television. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "Midnight Special" by E's Jammy Jams Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:31:17

Jimmy O. Yang Interview — Comedian and "Silicon Valley" Actor

5/21/2019
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Jimmy O. Yang is an offbeat often outsized character as Jian-Yang in "Silicon Valley," Horace in "Fresh Off the Boat" and Bernard in "Crazy Rich Asians." He's a little more low key and thoughtful in person, speaking with San Francisco Chronicle Senior Digital A&E Editor Mariecar Mendoza about Asian representation in Hollywood, the types of roles he likes and more. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot Sessions. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:17:20

Movies with Mick LaSalle: RIP Doris Day, Shakespeare and "John Wick 3"

5/17/2019
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Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle discusses the death of Doris Day, Shakespeare in movies, and new movies including "John Wick 3" and "My Son." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:18

"Wine Country" — Breaking Down the Napa Valley-Based Netflix Movie

5/9/2019
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Chronicle wine writer Esther Mobley and Style reporter Tony Bravo join host Peter Hartlaub to talk about the new Netflix movie "Wine Country," filmed in Napa Valley, starring and directed by Amy Poehler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:02

T.C. Boyle interview — California Author on Fires, Drugs and "Outside Looking In"

5/6/2019
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Chronicle deputy managing editor Kitty Morgan sits down with author T.C. Boyle to talk about his latest acid-infused book, “Outside Looking In,” his own past battle with drugs, the fires near his Montecito home, cats and living in California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:27

Theater with Lily Janiak — A Conversation About Pay in Comedy

4/29/2019
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Lily Janiak talks with performer Phil Wong, PianoFight's Rob Ready, Killing My Lobster's Allison Page and Endgames Improv's Max McCal about whether performers in sketch, improv and other kinds of comedy should get paid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:16

Movies with Mick LaSalle: Avengers Endgame first impressions

4/23/2019
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Less than an hour after seeing "Avengers: Endgame," Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle is joined by Peter Hartlaub and Leba Hertz to give their first impressions of the big new Marvel movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:15

Joseph Young Interview — New Conductor of the Berkeley Symphony

4/17/2019
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Critic Joshua Kosman interviews Joseph Young, recorded shortly after the 37-year-old was named conductor of the Berkeley Symphony. Young talks about getting the job, and childhood music interests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:21