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Erik Larson: Dead Wake

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Audiorecenze knihy o tragédii potopení lodi Lusitania německou ponorkou, která vtáhla Spojené státy do Světové války a spolurozhodla tím o jejím konečném výsledku.


16 Sep 2021

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Bookwaves/Artwaves: August 19, 2021: Erik Larson – W.P. Kinsella

KPFA - Bookwaves/Artwaves

Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to assorted local theater & book venues [1] Bookwaves Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Erik Larson is the author of several best-selling works of narrative non-fiction, including Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts and The Devil in the White City. His latest book takes us one year, from May 1940 to May 1941, a time which encompasses not only Winston Churchill’s first year as Prime Minister of England, but also the Blitz, the often daily air raids by the Germans on London, Coventry and other cities, which began at the same time and ended almost to the day one year later. We follow the Churchill family’s quotidian lives during that time, from watching to bombs to various wartime love affairs and break-ups, along with a look at how both the British and German governments worked during that year. Complete 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast. [2] Bookwaves W.P. Kinsella, author of the now classic novel Shoeless Joe, which became the film Field of Dreams, died on September 16, 2016 at the age of 81.  In this archive interview recorded April 19, 1988, he talks about the book and his career with Richard A Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky. Over the past decades, Field of Dreams has become a classic, and last week Major League Baseball created a ballpark in the cornfields of Iowa in both celebration and exploitation of the movie and the themes from the film. Digitized, remastered and edited in 2016 by Richard Wolinsky. W.P. Kinsella Wikipedia entry [3] Book Interview/Events and Theatre Links Note: Several theatre companies are postponing their September shows due to the Delta variant. Please be aware that these changes are being made day-to-day. Most in-person events require vaccination proof or recent negative Covid test, and masks. Check the venue before arrival. Bay Area Book Festival  [4] In person: Heather Young, September 1, 6 pm, Sausalito Books by the Bay. 2021 Festival events streaming on-demand. Book Passage. [5]  Calendar for August. [6]Mix of on-line and in-store events. Books Inc. [7]  Mix of on-line and in-store events. The Booksmith  [8]  Calendar for August. [9]On-line events. Center for Literary Arts, San Jose. [10] Check website for archived events. Kepler’s Books [11]  On-line Refresh the Page program listings. [12] Alter Theatre. [13] Brer Peach, an audio play by Andrew Saito, see website for details. American Conservatory Theatre [14] Freestyle Love Supreme opens January 21, 2022 at the Geary Theater. Aurora Theatre [15] Stoop Stories by Dael Orlandersmith, September 3 - October 3, 2021 as a filmed production. Berkeley Rep [16] Wintertime by Charles L. Mee, opens November 12, 2021, Roda Theater. The Ripple, That Wave That Carried Me Home by Christina Anderson, has been postponed until 2022. Brava Theatre Center: [17] See website for live and streaming events. California Shakespeare Theatre 18  The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly, on stage September 1 - 26, 2021. Central Works [19] Audio plays: Bystanders by Patricia Milton, streaming now. The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau, streaming now.  2022 season to be announced in October. Cinnabar Theatre. [20] Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler, on stage weekends in September starting September 10, 2021. Streaming on demand September 24-26. Contra Costa Civic Theatre [21]Our Town by Thornton Wilder, on stage October 1-31, 2021. Curran Theater: [22] Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set to resume January 11, 2022 as a single evening play. Taylor Mac videos available on-line. Custom Made Theatre [23] Season schedule to be announced. 42nd Street Moon [24]. Chess In Concert, September 24-26, Alcazar Theater. A Little Night Music, November 4-13, Alcazar Theater. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. [25] Upcoming season to be announced. Magic Theatre. [26] In-theater performances to resume 2022. Joy and Pandemic by Taylor Mac, postponed to a later date. Marin Theatre Company [27] The Catastrophist by Lauren Gunderson, streaming through July 24, 2021. On stage: Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, November 2021. The Sound Inside postponed. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts [28] Upcoming Events Page. [29] New Conservatory Theatre Center [30] Streaming: Hold Me The Forgotten Way, through December, 31, 2021. In Theater: Interlude by Harrison David Rivers, October 8 - November 7, 2021. Oakland Theater Project [31]. The Dream Life of Malcolm X by John Wilkins. Outdoor production cancelled. Pear Theater. [32]In Theater: Mothers of the Bride by Megan Maugeri, directed by Katie Hipol Garcia, on stage and streaming August 20- September 12, 2021. Ray of Light: [33] The Rocky Horror Show, October 7-31, at the Oasis. San Francisco Playhouse [34]. In Theatre/Streaming On Demand, Starting Here, Starting Now, the songs of Maltby and Shire. August 31 - October 2. SFBATCO [35]See website for upcoming streaming and in theatre shows. Shotgun Players. [36] Main stage: Passing Strange, March 5 - April 10, 2022. The Breath Project. [37] Streaming archive. The Marsh: [38] MarshStream updated calendar. In theater performances to be announced. Theatre Rhino [39]Essential Services Project, conceived and performed by John Fisher, all weekly performances now available. August 19: National Trust. Streaming: Hold Me the Forgotten Way, episodes 1-4. On stage: At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen by Terry Guest, dates to be announced. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley [40].  On stage: Lizard Boy, a new musical by Justin Huertas, October 6 - October, 31, 2021. Word for Word. [41] Wordcast: A Pair of Eyeglasses by by Anna Maria Ortese, posts September 2; Home by George Saunders, October 7; two by Toni Cade Bambara, November 4. Each will be streamed for a year. National, Misc: Chamber Music San Francisco: [42]Live concerts return February, 2022. Dance Mission Theatre [43]. [44] On stage events calendar. Oregon Shakespeare Festival: [45] Live on stage: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West. July 1 - October 9. Atlantic Theatre Company. [46] Live theater in New York resumes August 26, 2021. Irish Repertory Theatre. [47] George M. Cohan Tonight, streaming August 17 - August 29, 2021. Public Theatre, [48] New York. Streaming now: Shadow/Land, audio play. Events Calendar. [49] Shakespeare in the Park: Merry Wives at the Delacorte. Playbill List of Streaming Theatre: [50] Updated weekly, this is probably the best list you'll find of national and international streaming plays and musicals. Each week has its own webpage, so scroll down. National Theatrical Streaming: [51] Upcoming plays from around the country. If you’d like to add your bookstore or theater venue to this list, please write Richard@kpfa.org [52] [1] https://kpfa.org/episode/bookwaves-artwaves-august-19-2021/#EVENTLINKS [2] https://kpfa.org/area941/episode/erik-larson-the-splendid-and-the-vile/ [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._P._Kinsella [4] https://www.baybookfest.org/ [5] https://www.bookpassage.com/ [6] https://www.bookpassage.com/event [7] https://www.booksinc.net/ [8] https://www.booksmith.com/ [9] https://www.booksmith.com/event [10] https://www.clasanjose.org/ [11] https://www.keplers.com/ [12] https://www.keplers.org/refresh-the-page-online [13] https://www.altertheater.org/ [14] https://www.act-sf.org/ [15] https://auroratheatre.org/ [16] https://berkeleyrep.org/ [17] https://www.brava.org/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=https%3A//d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20201027/72/27/90/b1/06aa7e5aaa3473a1c7496592_1280x212.jpg&utm_campaign=October%2028%2C%202020 [18] https://calshakes.org/ [19] http://centralworks.org/ [20] https://cinnabartheater.org/ [21] https://ccct.org/ [22] https://sfcurran.com/ [23] https://www.custommade.org/ [24] https://42ndstmoon.org/ [25] https://www.lhtsf.org/ [26] http://magictheatre.org/ [27] https://www.marintheatre.org/ [28] https://missionculturalcenter.org/ [29] https://missionculturalcenter.org/upcoming-events/ [30] https://www.nctcsf.org/ [31] https://oaklandtheaterproject.org/ [32] https://www.thepear.org/ [33] http://rayoflighttheatre.com/ [34] https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/ [35] https://www.sfbatco.org/ [36] https://shotgunplayers.org/ [37] https://www.thebreathproject2020.com/ [38] https://themarsh.org/ [39] http://therhino.org/ [40] https://theatreworks.org/ [41] http://www.zspace.org/pod [42] http://www.chambermusicsf.org/ [43] https://dancemissiontheater.org/shows-and-events/ [44] https://dancemissiontheater.org/2021/01/26/march-5-13-d-i-r-t-festival-2021-harriets-gun/ [45] https://www.osfashland.org/ [46] https://atlantictheater.org/ [47] https://irishrep.org/ [48] https://publictheater.org/ [49] https://publictheater.org/calendar/ [50] https://playbill.com/ [51] https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/theater/streaming-theater.html [52] https://kpfa.orgmailto:Richard@kpfa.org


19 Aug 2021

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"The Splendid And The Vile" By Erik Larson

Reader's Corner

Note: This is an encore edition of our program that first aired in April 2020.


31 Jul 2021

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Erik Larson: In the Garden of Beasts

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Audiorecenze vynikající knihy mého oblíbeného autora, který bravurně balancuje na pomezí historické fikce a literatury faktu, tentokrát v období nacistického Německa 30. let.


23 Jul 2021

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Joined today by New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson. Erik and I recorded at Legends in NYC and talk about the status of “Devil in the White City” being produced into a HULU original after the rights were purchased by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. We talk about the behind the scenes of writing a book, how he knows it’s finished, if he feels pressure or relief when the final draft is submitted and what he does with his thousands of pages of notes. Erik’s latest release, “The Splendid and The Vile” debuted during the beginning of the pandemic, and we talk about being on tour when the lockdowns began. We change course and talk about our love of tennis, the US Open and the current state of men’s and women’s tennis. Erik shares how 9/11 influenced him to write “The Splendid and The Vile”, why this book about Churchill is different than the others, and why Mary Churchill’s daughter decided to give Erik Larson the diary which was the missing piece to his book. We talk about if social media could have impacted Roosevelt and Churchill’s actions during that tumultuous time, how Londoners reacted to 57 days of bombings and how Churchill went from being compared to the Third Reich to having an 88% approval rating. From trying to get an invite to his famous marathon brunch to shows he watched during the quarantine. All this and more with one of the most popular and influential writers of our generation.   Follow Erik on twitter and his website:https://twitter.com/exlarson https://eriklarsonbooks.com/

1hr 3mins

20 Jul 2021

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Worlds of Books to discuss The splendid and the vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz DB100054 by Erik Larson 03/16/2021

Worlds of Books

Worlds of Books will discuss The splendid and the vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz DB100054. The NLS annotation follows:The splendid and the vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz DB100054Larson, Erik. Reading time: 17 hours, 51 minutes.Read by Erik Larson.BestsellersWorld History and AffairsThe author of Dead Wake (DB 80936) describes Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. He examines this dark year of London's history primarily through the domestic drama of Churchill and his family's day-to-day experiences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.You can find this book on Bookshare at the following website:https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/3731541?returnPath=L3NlYXJjaD9tb2R1bGVOYW1lPXB1YmxpYyZrZXl3b3JkPXRoZSBzcGxlbmRpZCBhbmQgdGhlIHZpbGU


19 Mar 2021

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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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In this masterful piece of history, we learn about serial killers, architects, assassins, and waffle cones! This complex narrative combines narratives of the Chicago Columbian Exposition, the killer H. H. Holmes, and the architects building both.


5 Mar 2021

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CEP003 – A Hardware Design Review with Erik Larson

The Contextual Electronics Podcast

Today we’re talking with, Erik Larson, who is a firmware engineer with some interesting background! He joins Chris to review the Advanced BLE-Cell (ABC) board, which is also a new course on Contextual Electronics. Erik has worked at places like Honeywell Aerospace, Apriva and Hologram (where he and Chris met). Erik is now a full time consultant for his own company, Statropy Software LLC. Erik was the firmware engineer on the Hologram Dash, which was an embedded module that Hologram used to make for people to get started making cellular connected devices. During his career, he had to learn how to code remotely on a VAX! This meant being very careful with code check-ins Erik and Chris review some of the “Must check” sections of schematics, in order to get firmware and hardware talking properly: Pin selection on a microcontroller Programming elements, including the bootloader Understanding the peripherals of the specific chip you’re using The board we’re reviewing is the Advanced BLE-CELL (ABC) board, which is designed as part of a Contextual Electronics course. You can follow along and watch the entire design of this board if you’re a member of Contextual Electronics. Here is the schematic, as shown in the video (has since been updated for the course, as has the layout) Check out the nRF52840 Product Specification (datasheet) Erik recommends getting a development board and breakout boards before the hardware arrives. You can hire Erik to help with your next firmware project on his website, Statropy Software, LLC That’s our third episode, which is the last in our initial release of shows! Please follow us on social media: @Chris_Gammell on Twitter @ContextualElec on Twitter Contextual Electronics on Facebook Contextual Electronics on LinkedIn Please consider leaving us a review iTunes page for subscribing and reviewing Video version of the podcast: Audio version of the podcast:

1hr 6mins

3 Aug 2020

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Ep. 395 — Erik Larson

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Erik Larson is a best-selling narrative non-fiction author. His latest book, The Splendid and the Vile, chronicles British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s first year in office during Germany’s bombing blitz of London in 1940. Larson joins David to talk about what lessons we can glean from Churchill about leadership in times of crisis, what Larson learned about writing from his favorite mystery novels, his process for choosing a subject and crafting a narrative, and how legendary journalist Bob Woodward threatened his career.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

1hr 5mins

16 Jul 2020

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Erik Larson and Amor Towles

Great Podversations

Best-selling authors Erik Larson and Amor Towles discuss history, research, and the craft of writing.


10 Jul 2020