Light On Light Through
Summary: weekly (or more frequent) commentaries about new techs, popular culture, tv. movies, Wikipedia, space travel, politics, First Amendment, the works ... each usually 5-8 minutes long
review of Star Trek: Picard and first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery
complete 1-hour virtual concert by Paul Levinson, with songs from Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time, and from Twice Upon A Rhyme
a lively interview about Paul Levinson's music, science fiction, and politics
journey through Paul Levinson's music, beginning with Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time (2020) back to Twice Upon A Rhyme (1972) and many songs before that
A review of all three seasons of The Crown.
I review The Irishman. I thought it was fabulous, perhaps Scorsese's best.
The Man in the High Castle: review of extraordinary final Season 4
I read from The Silk Code in May 1999 for the legendary Seeing Eye Theatre, months before the novel was published by Tor Books. The reading was audio only, and took place in a hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, where the Science Fiction Writers of America's yearly Nebula convention was being held (I was President of SFWA back then).
The notorious Captain Phil interviews me about my new music, latest science fiction, and Donald Trump's current assaults on democracy. Phil also plays, at the start of the episode, two rough mixes from my forthcoming Welcome Up album of science fiction songs, to be released by Old Bear Records this Fall: "Alpha Centauri" and "Samantha". We also discuss such topics as the return of Jeff Lynne and the re-launch of Amazing Stories, in which several of my new science fiction stories have appeared.
I (a progressive) and three conservatives talk about Donald Trump and the media.
Captain Phil (on WUSB Radio) interviews me about my music, views of Donald Trump, and NASA's Ultima Thule fly-by. Not only that - Phil plays, for the first time on any radio station, three rough mixes from my forthcoming Welcome Up album of science fiction songs, to be released by Old Bear Records this Spring: "Samantha", "If I Traveled to the Past", and "Welcome Up". I always have a good time talking to Phil, but these 90 minutes were really out of the ball park.
a personal remembrance of the significance of The Village Voice
review of Making a Murderer, both seasons
I review The Man in the High Castle - Season 3. I thought it was the best season so far, which is high praise indeed, since I thought the first two seasons were outstanding.
Welcome to Light On Light Through, episode 111, in which Captain Phil interviews me for a second time -- this time about Aretha Franklin, my novel Borrowed Tides, Mars, Carl Sagan, David Kyle, and sundry things.