JCCSF Podcasts -

Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Michael Wex

Translator, novelist and performer Wex follows his witty and erudite Born to Kvetch with Just Say Nu, a colorful, uncensored guide to the idiomatic use of Yiddish in such areas as madness, fury, driving, mob Yiddish, insults and thirteen designations for the human rear.



Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin, the scientist who made the groundbreaking discovery of the “fish with hands,” takes us on a lively, thoroughly engrossing chronicle of evolutionary history that unearths the often startling secrets behind why we look the way we do.



Max Apple

Short-story writer and novelist Max Apple is known for the comic intelligence of his work. In his first collection to appear in 20 years, Apple presents stories that are funny, off-the-wall inventive and down-to-earth intelligent.



Nathan Englander

The author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges returns with The Ministry of Special Cases, about the Jewish community in Buenos Aires on the eve of Argentina’s 1976 military coup.



Martin Amis

The witty and controversial British writer talks about his new novel House of Meetings, the nature of authoritarianism and life with his father, Kingsley Amis.



Mickey Hart

The Grateful Dead drummer and music preservationist talks about his commitment to save and celebrate the world’s musical heritage.



Mark Morris

One of the defining artistic minds of contemporary dance discusses his life and work.




Eric Kandel

The winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Medicine discusses his groundbreaking discoveries in the science of memory.

Etgar Keret

Israel’s most acclaimed young writer reads from The Nimrod Flipout, his latest collection to be translated into English.

Wayne Thiebaud

Gain insight to one of the most prominent artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement in California, Wayne Thiebaud, a San Francisco-based painter, who is best-known for his vivid, thickly textured paintings depicting mass culture, from cakes to city scenes.