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Paul Levinson talks about TV, movies, politics, social media, outer space, good food, science fiction; occasionally reads from his science fiction stories, plays concerts of his music, interviews other authors

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United States

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Paul Levinson talks about TV, movies, politics, social media, outer space, good food, science fiction; occasionally reads from his science fiction stories, plays concerts of his music, interviews other authors

Twitter:

@PaulLev

Language:

English

Contact:

9146596160


Episodes

Paul Levinson interviews Richard Sparks about New Rock, New Role

2/27/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 375, in which I interview Richard Sparks about his new novel, New Rock, New Role, as well as the joys and woes, the trials and tribulations and triumphs of the writerly life. More about New Rock, New Role

Duration:00:54:34

Review of True Detective 4

2/20/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 374, in which I review the fourth season of True Detective on HBO Max. True Detective 4.1-4.3 True Detective 4.4-4.6

Duration:00:11:58

Review of Reacher 2

2/13/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 373, in which I review the second season of Reacher on Amazon Prime Video. Reacher 1 written blog post review

Duration:00:07:25

Review of 'The Greatest Night in Pop'

2/6/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 372, in which I review The Greatest Night in Pop: The Untold Story Behind 'We Are the World'. written blog post reviewThe Greatest Night in Popvideodocumentary

Duration:00:09:08

Roundtable Discussion of For All Mankind, Seasons 1-4

1/30/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 371, in which I join Captain Phil on WUSB-FM Radio (Stony Brook, New York) and Marybeth Ritkouski, Michael Rizzo, Bruce Playfair, and Colleen Bement in a 2+ hour in-depth, fun discussion of For All Mankind, Seasons 1-4, on Apple TV+. written reviewsFor All Mankind interviewFor All Mankindstoryradio play

Duration:02:21:07

Review of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 25 Premiere

1/23/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 370, in which I review Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 24 premiere. Read this review.

Duration:00:09:12

Review of the Who Killed JFK podcast, Episodes 9-10

1/16/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 369, in which I review the Who Killed JFK? podcast, episodes 9-10. Read this review (written review of episode 10, with link to written review of episode 9) Podcast reviews of Who Killed JFK? Episodes 1-5 and 6-8 Photo by Robert H. Jackson. Originally published in the Dallas Times Herald, November 25, 1963. Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Photography.

Duration:00:13:34

Tetrads for History and Alternate History

1/9/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 368, which I devote to consideration of tetrads for history and alternate history. Don't know what tetrads are? They're explained in the first few minutes of the podcast. Read about Tetrads for History and Alternate History here. Further reading on Tetrads: Laws of the Media (by Marshall McLuhan, with Preface by Paul Levinson); Tetrad Wheels of Cultural Evolution (Paul Levinson); Tetrad on the Selfie (Paul Levinson); Tetrads and Chiasmus: A Reclamation of the Tetrad Wheel (Matthew S. Lindia & Paul Levinson), Further reading, listening to, viewing Alternate History: A Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History by Jack Dann; Paul Levinson's review of A Fiction Writer's Guide to the Alternate History; Paul Levinson's interview with Jack Dann; Paul Levinson's interview with Rufus Sewell, who starred in The Man in the High Castle series on Amazon Prime Video; Chuck Todd's interview with Paul Levinson about alternate histories; It's Real Life (alternate history about The Beatles by Paul Levinson, made into a radio play) Also -- a voicemail from Marshall McLuhan for me, in 1978

Duration:00:16:06

Review of the Who Killed JFK podcast, Episodes 6-8

1/2/2024
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 367, in which I review the Who Killed JFK? podcast, episodes 6-8. Read this review (written review of episode 8, with links to written reviews episodes 6 and 7) Podcast review of Who Killed JFK? Episodes 1-5 Dick Russell's The Man Who Knew Too Much

Duration:00:18:28

Review of Maestro

12/26/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 366, in which I review Maestro, the Leonard Bernstein biopic. Read this review. Links to some of what I mentioned in the podcast: Person to Person interviewInside Pop: The Rock Revolution

Duration:00:10:17

Review of The Way Home season 1

12/19/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 365, in which I review the first season of The Way Home on Hallmark TV. Read this review. Links to some of what I mentioned in the podcast: Novikov WindowsAll For YouEverything I Wanted

Duration:00:13:29

Review of the Who Killed JFK podcast, Episodes 1-5

12/12/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 364, in which I review the Who Killed JFK? podcast, episodes 1-5. Read this review (written review of episode 5, with links to written reviews episodes 1-4) Links to some of what I mentioned in the podcast: reviewFiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History podcast interviewalternate history story

Duration:00:23:00

Review of The Lazarus Project season 1

12/5/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 363, in which I review The Lazarus Project, season 1, on TNT. Read this review.

Duration:00:10:35

Review of Bosch: Legacy 2.7-2.10

11/28/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 362, in which I review Bosch: Legacy, episodes 2.7-2.10, on Amazon Prime Video. Read this review (with links to reviews of earlier episodes and seasons, including the very first season of Bosch). Podcast review of Bosch: Legacy 2.1-2.6

Duration:00:08:22

Foundation 2nd Season: Cora Buhlert, Joel McKinnon, and Paul Levinson discuss

11/21/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 361, in which Cora Buhlert, Joel McKinnon, and I talk about the second season of Foundation on Apple TV+. Relevant links: discussion of the first seasonFoundation reviews of the 2nd season Cora Buhlert's reviewsSeldon Crisis podcast

Duration:01:39:11

A Conversation about The Beatles 'Now and Then'

11/14/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 360, in which Joel McKinnon and Cora Buhlert join me for a conversation about The Beatles' "Now and Then". We had reconvened for a conversation about the second season of the Foundation series on Apple TV+ -- I had asked them to join me to talk about the first season back in 2021 -- but Joel, who's been in a band for decades, asked me what I thought of The Beatles new single, and this led to a conversation about the new single, The Beatles in Hamburg, AI and recording, and lots of observations you won't hear any place else. (And look next week for the conversation about Foundation that ensued.) Relevant links: review 2021 conversation

Duration:00:28:56

Paul Levinson interviews Jack Dann about Alternate History

11/7/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 359, in which I interview Jack Dann about his book The Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History and other things science fictional. Relevant links: Wandering Stars discoveredWandering Stars The Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History reviewThe Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History It's Real Lifereaction Chuck Todd interviews Paul Levinson

Duration:00:56:26

Review of Bosch: Legacy 2.1-2.6

10/31/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 358, in which I review Bosch: Legacy, episodes 2.1-2.6, on Amazon Prime Video. Read this review (with links to reviews of earlier seasons, including the very first season of Bosch). Podcast review of Bosch: Legacy 2.7-2.10

Duration:00:10:44

Roundtable Discussion of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2

10/24/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 357, in which I join Captain Phil on WUSB-FM Radio (Stony Brook, New York) and Marybeth Ritkouski, Michael Rizzo, and Roy Bjellquist in a 2-hour in-depth, fun discussion of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. written reviewsStar Trek: Strange New Worlds Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Season 1storyradio play

Duration:02:06:45

Paul Levinson interviews Chris Cosmain about his Time Travel Novel 'Novikov Windows'

10/17/2023
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 356, in which I interview Chris Cosmain about his novel Novikov Windows and time travel. We also discuss how to succeed as a science fiction author. my reviewNovikov Windowsthe novelweb pageThe Chronology Protection Case noveletteThe Chronology Protection Case movievideo interview with director Jay KensingerThe Chronology Protection Casefree

Duration:00:55:00