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John Flansburgh - They Might Be Giants

John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants speaks with Sarah LaDuke about the bands recent exploits, near-future plans, Twitter, Portlandia, and more! TMBG are playing at The Calvin in Northampton on Thursday, March 8.

Randy Cohen - Person Place Thing

Randy Cohen is a popular humorist and Emmy award winning TV writer who has written for David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore. For twelve years he wrote "The Ethicist," a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. Now, he is the creator and host of the new radio show, Person Place Thing - where interview subjects come prepared to talk about a person, a place, and a thing that are important to them. The show premieres on WAMC on February 17th.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is a playwright, television writer, and an author for Marvel Comics. Sarah LaDuke speaks with the award winning playwright about the upcoming Powerhouse reading of his play Abigail/1702.

Duncan Sheik

Duncan Sheik is playing at Helsinki Hudson on Saturday 12/17. Here he speaks with Sarah LaDuke about Covers 80's, the American Psycho musical, and more.

Zach Grenier - Man and Boy

Zach Grenier is currently appearing with Frank Langella, Adam Driver, Francesca Faridany, Brian Hutchinson, Virginia Kull, and Michael Siberry in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Terrence Rattigan's Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Sarah LaDuke speaks with him about this show, previous Broadway credits, and his film and television work.

Powerhouse Theater - February House - Gabriel Kahane

Sarah LaDuke speaks with composer/performer, Gabriel Kahane, about his new musical, February House (book by Seth Bockley). The show will be presented as a staged-reading in the Martel Theater in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film as part of New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater season July 14-16.

Josh Ritter - Bright's Passage

Sarah LaDuke speaks with musician, Josh Ritter, about his debut novel, Bright's Passage.

Williamstown Theatre Festival - A Streetcar Named Desire - Jessica Hecht and Sam Rockwell

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Streetcar co-stars, Jessica Hecht (Blanche) and Sam Rockwell (Stanley) about their work in this production, how they choose their roles, and dancing.

Dick Van Dyke

Joe speaks with the amazing, Dick Van Dyke, about his career and his new memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business.

Adam Godley - Anything Goes

Cole Porter's Anything Goes is enjoying amazing reviews for its Broadway Revival at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Adam Godley plays Evelyn Oakleigh in the production, which is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

Donna Murphy - The People in the Picture

Donna Murphy stars in The Roundabout Theatre Company production of the new musical, The People in the Picture. Here the two time Tony Award Winner speaks with Sarah LaDuke about working on the show which is currently in previews at Studio 54.

Brian Bedford - The Importance of Being Earnest

Brian Bedford is the director and star of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, which is currently running at The American Airlines Theatre on 42 Street in New York City. Bedford also portrays Lady Bracknell in the production. Here he speaks with Sarah LaDuke about that show and his esteemed career.

Golda's Balcony starring Tovah Feldshuh comes to Proctors

Sarah LaDuke speaks with oft nominated and award winning actress, singer, and playwright, Tovah Feldshuh, about Golda's Balcony, living and working in the moment, portraying Katherine Hepburn, and more.

Will Hermes - Fall Music Preview - Part 2

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He's also The Roundtable's go-to music guy and he joins Sarah for a 2010 Fall Music Preview.

Will Hermes - Fall Music Preview - Part 1

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He's also The Roundtable's go-to music guy and he joins Sarah for a 2010 Fall Music Preview.

Bang on a Can Festival 2010

Sarah is joined at The Linda by Pulitzer Prize winning composer and Bang on a Can co-founder, David Lang to tell us about this year's Bang on a Can Festival at MASS MoCA. Cellist, Ashley Bathgate, and pianist, Vicky Chow, join the conversation and play live music for us.

Clarke Peters - The Whipping Man at Barrington Stage

Clarke Peters is a Theater World Award winning actor with an esteemed stage and television career. He is appearing in Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man at Barrington Stage.

Carol Burnett

Prior to her visit to our region, Joe Donahue speaks with comedy legend Carol Burnett.

Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away

Josh Ritter's highly anticipated sixth record comes out this week. The advance reviews have been stellar. In this segment Sarah LaDuke and Josh Ritter speak at length about his career, the album, and we play several songs from So Runs the World Away as Sarah and Josh speak about them.

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg is hopping the pond to play The Newport Folk Festival on Saturday. While he's here, he's playing Northampton, MA and Albany, NY as well. Sarah LaDuke speaks to him about his current projects (music for a play), his recent work (with Beethoven), and more.