Fiction

the Return of the Fantastic Four

Airs at: Mon, 12/13/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
As winter gets closer, Fortunato and DK take a look back 60 years ago this month when the third issue of the Fantastic Four comic book appeared on newsstands. Today, will feature a radio adaptation of this issue's story, The Menace of the Miracle Man. It's should be lots of... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 13, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 12/13/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Time to get it Right: Johanna Brenner interviews Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) President, Elizabeth Thiel, about how their union proposes to solve a staffing crisis... Read more

The Hidden Child

Airs at: Mon, 12/13/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The horrors of the eugenics movement were not restricted to the Nazis. Larry Bowlden reviews Louise Fein’s excellent historical novel, The Hidden Child, about the rise of  eugenics pseudoscience in Europe and America. In the story Fein lays out the attempt to mistakenly app... Read more

Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Airs at: Thu, 12/09/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we we pay tribute to arguably Oregon’s greatest writer, Ursula K. Le Guin. I’m sure Ken Kesey would have loved to arm wrestle her for the title, but I think he’d lose. Ursula was not only a brilliant and prolific author, but an activist for the environment ... Read more

Strangers On A Train by Patrica Highsmith

Airs at: Mon, 11/15/2021 at 11:00pm - Tue, 11/16/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight we present a radio adaptation of the film Strangers On A Train, originally adapted from a novel by Patrica Highsmith. Ray Milland stars as the young tennis pro Guy Haines and Frank Lovejoy appears as the charming psychopath Bruno Antony. Two strangers meet in the cl... Read more

RadioZine: Rabia Yeaman interviews author John Shirley about his new book Stormland

Airs at: Fri, 11/12/2021 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Today host Rabia Yeaman will speak with musician, screenwriter and author John Shirley about his newest novel Stormland which describes the southeast portion of the U.S. as being in a perpetual state of hurricanes, flooding, storms, and occasional lulls. They call this area... Read more

Aminder Dhaliwal - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 11/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:45pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As the Portland Book Festival recovers from the Covid pandemic, we welcome the return of Aminder Dhaliwal, whose new book Cyclopedia Exotica grew out of a serialized online comic, just like her earlier book Woman World. Aminder has worked as a storyboard director for the... Read more

Shawn Levy, author of A Year in the Life of Death

Airs at: Thu, 11/11/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we welcome Shawn Levy, author of the new book of poems A Year in the Life of Death, from Portland’s University of Hell Press. Inspired by an obituary for Adele Mailer in the New York Times, Shawn decided to write 100 poems based on obits published in the Ti... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 1, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 11/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour which includes the following segments: Don’t Quit, Organize! In Part Two of a two-part interview, Joe Clement talks with labor activist Eric Dirnbach about Strike-tober, the mass quittings and staff short... Read more

Oh William!

Airs at: Mon, 11/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The title of Elizabeth Strout's new novel, Oh William!, could as well have been called Oh Elizabeth! argues Book Mole Larry Bowlden in his review of Strout’s latest. As she continues to describe the lives of Lucy Barton and others of her past characters, Strout once again s... Read more