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Location:

Santa Cruz, CA

Genres:

Interviews

Description:

Producer Rick Kleffel reports on literature, technology and whatever he can talk his editor into for National Public Radio. He rarely sleeps and sometimes plays electronic music.

Twitter:

@RickKleffel

Language:

English

Contact:

203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-476-2800


Episodes

1561: A 2013 Phone Interview with Edward Gauvin

12/8/2013
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"Fantastic stories have to move on this invisible slippage..."

Duration: 00:20:41


1560: A 2013 Interview with Susan Stinson

12/2/2013
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"The rhetorical moves are unbelievable."

Duration: 00:44:02


1559: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 135: Susan Stinson

12/1/2013
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Spider in a Tree

Duration: 00:08:18


1551: A 2013 Interview with Dan Simmons

11/10/2013
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"Tibet, in those days, was truly unknown..."

Duration: 01:58:19


1550: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 132: Dan Simmons

11/7/2013
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The Abominable

Duration: 00:08:35


1549: A 2013 Interview with Bill Bryson

11/3/2013
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"It was the most amazingly eventful and magical summer..."

Duration: 01:03:04


1548: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 131: Bill Bryson

11/1/2013
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One Summer: America, 1927

Duration: 00:06:34


1547: A 2013 Interview with Margaret Atwood

10/27/2013
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"There isn't a general agreement about what normal and good is."

Duration: 00:46:26


1545: Three Books With Alan Cheuse

10/26/2013
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Stephen King, 'Doctor Sleep' ; Ann Rice, 'The Wolves of Midwinter' ; Michael Gruber, 'The Return'

1546: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 130: Margaret Atwood

10/26/2013
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MaddAddam

Duration: 00:04:16


1544: A 2013 Interview with Hannah Kent

10/23/2013
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"...it felt like some kind of kinship..."

Duration: 08:24:05


1543: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 129: Hannah Kent

10/22/2013
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Burial Rites

Duration: 00:59:47


1542: A 2013 Interview with Paul Harding

10/20/2013
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"I'm just there to take it down..."

Duration: 08:23:41


1541: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 126: Paul Harding

10/19/2013
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Enon

Duration: 00:37:08


A 2013 Interview with Nicholson Baker

10/16/2013
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"...I did all sorts of things to get the voiceiness..."

Duration: 23:18:39


1539: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 127: Nichjolson Baker

10/15/2013
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Traveling Sprinkler

Duration: 02:18:19


1538: A 2013 Interview with Jonathan Lethem

10/13/2013
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"...we resist thinking about these things, and then suddenly it will become quite urgent figure it out, wait, where do I come from..."

Duration: 01:31:29


1537: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 127: Jonathan Lethem

10/10/2013
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Dissident Gardens

Duration: 00:07:45


1536: A 2013 Interview with Temple Grandin

10/8/2013
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"Well, I don't want to get cured."

Duration: 00:45:02


1534: A 2013 Interview with Mark Epstein

10/5/2013
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"...it's hard to have a decent relationship if those early relationships are fraught...."

Duration: 01:08:01

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