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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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Episodes

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

Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Shazam," Superhero Movies and a Detour into the Federalist Papers

4/8/2019
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Episode 36 of Datebook podcast is Movies with Mick LaSalle, starting with a discussion about "Shazam" and superhero movies, and other new films including "Dumbo," "The Public" and "The Invisibles." LaSalle and his co-host Leba Hertz also make a few detours, talking about baseball movies, the Federalist Papers and the general lousiness of Johnny Depp. This episode produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot Sessions. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:36:18

Armistead Maupin interview — "Tales of the City" author drops by his old Chronicle home

4/2/2019
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Episode 35 of Datebook podcast is an interview with "Tales of the City" author Armistead Maupin, returning to the San Francisco Chronicle to Style reporter Tony Bravo and Maupin's former People section colleague Ruthe Stein. Maupin talks about the beginnings of the "Tales" column, what it was like being a gay man in the newsroom and his thoughts about the new Netflix "Tales of the City" continuation which debuts later in 2019. This Datebook podcast is for mature audiences. This episode...

Duration:00:37:16

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij interview — The OA Part II in San Francisco

3/25/2019
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Episode 34 of Datebook podcast is an interview with Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, co-creators of "The OA Part II." Marling is the series star and co-wrote the show. Batmanglij co-wrote and directed most episodes. They talk about why they came to San Francisco, how their research and experiences in the city influenced the script and how their favorite San Francisco movie inspired the new Netflix show. This episode produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by...

Duration:00:29:15

Theater with Lily Janiak: Darryl V. Jones interview — on his vision for Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

3/18/2019
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In Episode 33 of Datebook podcast, Lily Janiak talks to Darryl V. Jones, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's new acting artistic director. She asks about his vision for the black theater company — a Bay Area institution, but one that's faced setback after setback in the last decade — as well as the show he's directing for it, "The Urban Retreat," which runs March 22-April 6 at the African American Art and Culture Complex. This episode produced by Lily Janiak. Music by Steven Boyle. Learn more...

Duration:00:35:41

Alex Gibney interview — on making "The Inventor" and faking it in Silicon Valley

3/13/2019
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Episode 32 of Datebook podcast is an interview with Alex Gibney, talking about Silicon Valley and its role in his new HBO documentary about the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos debacle, "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." Gibney talks about his own young career as a documentarian, the late-in-the-game leaked footage that made "The Inventor" special, and the links he made in his film between Holmes and original "fake it 'til you make it" entrepreneur Thomas Edison. This episode...

Duration:00:28:59

Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Captain Marvel," Spielberg on Netflix and new movies

3/8/2019
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Episode 31 of the Datebook podcast is Movies with Mick LaSalle. Mick and movie editor Leba Hertz talk about Steven Spielberg's comments about Netflix, and debate whether Netflix releases should qualify for Academy Awards. They also talk about the new release "Captain Marvel," and whether it's one of the best of the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. And they talk about new movies and other fun, from Bob Fosse to Beethoven. This episode produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's...

Duration:00:32:11

Komal Shah Interview — Art Collection and the New Stanford Artist Conversation Series

2/27/2019
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Episode 30 of the Datebook podcast is a conversation between San Francisco Chronicle art critic Charles Desmarais and Bay Area art collector Komal Shah, who along with her husband Gaurav Garg is presenting the Artists on the Future series at Stanford. The first event in the Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg Artist Conversation Series is set for Monday, March 4 at the CEMEX Auditorium, and features artist Dana Schutz in conversation with Hamza Walker. Admission is free but registration is required....

Duration:00:37:19

Datebook Talks Oscars - Academy Awards Conversation with Mick LaSalle, Tony Bravo, Otis Taylor Jr. and Mariecar Mendoza

2/21/2019
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Episode 28 of Datebook podcast is a live recording of the Feb. 20, 2019, Datebook Talks Oscars event, featuring an Oscars rundown with San Francisco movie critic Mick LaSalle, Style reporter Tony Bravo, East Bay columnist Otis Taylor Jr. and senior digital A&E editor Mariecar Mendoza. The group talks about the upcoming Academy Awards, Oscars of the past, fashion, the no-host awards show coming up on Feb. 24, 2019 and how The Chronicle covers the Academy Awards. Produced by King Kaufman and...

Duration:01:27:04

Movies with Mick LaSalle: Academy Awards Should Win/Will Win Episode

2/18/2019
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In Episode 28 of Datebook podcast, Mick LaSalle talks about what should win and what will win for the upcoming Feb. 24, 2019, Academy Awards. LaSalle is joined by Chronicle editor Leba Hertz. Their Movies with Mick LaSalle discussion leads to talk about "colonoscopy movies," Christian Bale's surprising English accent and why the worst thing for a journalist writing about the Oscars is two different movies being honored for Best Director and Best Picture. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is...

Duration:00:36:24

Theater with Lily Janiak: Actor Caleb Cabrera

2/12/2019
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In Episode 27 of Datebook podcast, theater critic Lily Janiak interviews local actor and pedicab driver Caleb Cabrera as part of The Artist's Life series, a recurring feature that spotlights the talent who help make up the rich tapestry of the Bay Area’s cultural life. We talk about his recent role in Shotgun Players' "Women Laughing Alone with Salad," his upcoming role in Crowded Fire's "Transfers" and what it's like to shuttle tourists and baseball fans around the Embarcadero on three...

Duration:00:33:23

Adam Shankman interview - "What Men Want"

2/5/2019
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In Episode 26 of Datebook podcast, Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub interviews Adam Shankman - director of the new comedy "What Men Want." Shankman got his start as a dancer and choreographer, and his directorial debut was the San Francisco movie "The Wedding Planner." He talks about making films in the Bay Area, the surprise comedy genius of Taraji P. Henson and his epic meeting with John Waters when Shankman was hired to direct a "Hairspray" remake. Produced by Peter Hartlaub....

Duration:00:28:02

Entertainment Deals, Part 2: Classical Music and Visual Art, with Joshua Kosman, Charles Desmarais and Peter Hartlaub

1/29/2019
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In Episode 25 of Datebook podcast, San Francisco Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman, art critic Charles Desmarais and pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub share some of the best entertainment deals on their beats. After talking about some of their own early deals - and Charles Desmarias' scoop about free entry at the Fine Arts Museums in San Francisco, Joshua, Charles and Peter name some favorite bargains. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue...

Duration:00:39:05

Oscar nominations breakdown with Mick LaSalle, Tony Bravo and Peter Hartlaub

1/22/2019
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In Episode 24 of "Datebook" podcast, Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle, Style reporter Tony Bravo and pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub break down the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards. LaSalle focuses on the best picture, best actress and best actor categories - and then Bravo answers the question: Are the Academy Awards still a fun and relevant spectacle. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot Sessions Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:32:15

Movies with Mick LaSalle: The Excellence of January Movies

1/17/2019
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In Episode 23 of "Datebook" podcast, Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle talks about why he likes January movies, which have traditionally been looked at as a dumping ground. He discusses his "Glass" empty chair review in the Chronicle, and closes with a discussion with arts and entertainment editor Leba Hertz about the good movies that come out of hard political times. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot Sessions Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:32:38

John C. Reilly interview - "Stan & Ollie"

1/7/2019
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In Episode 22 of "Datebook" podcast, Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub interviews actor John C. Reilly about his role in "Stan & Ollie," the new biopic about comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Reilly talks about the difficulty and responsibility taking on the role of Hardy, who is on his final tour near the end of his life in the film. Reilly also talks about the research involved - which still continues even as the movie is about to be released on Jan. 11, 2019. Produced by...

Duration:00:31:07

Theater with Lily Janiak: Christian Cagigal Interview, Ghost Hunt Walking Tour Guide

12/31/2018
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Lily Janiak talks to local magician, storyteller, solo performer and now San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour guide Christian Cagigal. We talk about how he got into leading tourists, local history buffs and fans of the supernatural on a one-mile nighttime jaunt through Pacific Heights, some of the lore he shares along the way, whether ghosts are real, what makes a good ghost story, and why so many ghost stories happen to take place in Pac Heights. Produced by Lily Janiak. Music by Steven...

Duration:00:36:05

Theater with Lily Janiak: Siobhan Doherty interview

12/28/2018
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In episode 21 of Datebook podcast, Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak talks to local actor Siobhan Doherty as part of The Artist's Life series. In January, Siobhan will perform in Cutting Ball's revival of its 2012 hit, "Tenderloin," which she cowrote. We talk about the variety of gigs she takes to make it work as a Bay Area artist, including entertaining passengers at SFO, working with incarcerated youth and training future doctors, teachers and police. Produced by Lily Janiak. Music by...

Duration:00:42:52

When critics get surprised - Chronicle reviewers share their stories

12/20/2018
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In Episode 20 of "Datebook" podcast, Joshua Kosman and Lily Janiak join host Peter Hartlaub to talk about when critics get surprised, and how it fuels their work. Janiak talks about a presentation of "Our Town," Hartlaub recalls a Snoop Dogg concert that went from routine to unforgettable and Joshua Kosman recalls some classical music surprises - and talks about a recent pleasant surprise at the S.F. Symphony. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot...

Duration:00:34:49

Movies with Mick LaSalle: Top 10 movies of 2018

12/17/2018
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In Episode 19 of "Datebook" podcast, Mick LaSalle returns to Movies with Mick LaSalle to present his Top 10 list of 2018. The Chronicle's movie critic declares 2019 one of the best years for movies in recent memory, and reveals a list that includes "First Reformed" and "Blindspotting." LaSalle is joined by Leba Hertz, who also talks about her 10 favorite movies of the year. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot Sessions Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:58:50