A Bay Area entertainment podcast created by the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section — with interviews and discussions related to current news and features. Hosted by the critics, editors and reporters of Datebook, who interview celebrities and newsmakers, recap and preview big events and break down the latest Bay Area entertainment news.

Society & Culture
TV & Film
Adam Shankman interview - "What Men Want"
28 min
Entertainment Deals, Part 2: Classical Music an...
Art critic Charles Desmarais, classical music critic Joshua Kosman and pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub share some low-cost entertainment on their beats.
38 min
Oscar nominations breakdown with Mick LaSalle, ...
31 min
Movies with Mick LaSalle: The Excellence of Jan...
Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle talks about why he likes January movies, and quality movies in hard political climates
31 min
John C. Reilly interview - "Stan & Ollie"
30 min
Theater with Lily Janiak: Christian Cagigal Int...
35 min
Theater with Lily Janiak: Siobhan Doherty inter...
42 min
When critics get surprised - Chronicle reviewer...
Critics Lily Janiak, Peter Hartlaub and Joshua Kosman recall their biggest surprises as critics
34 min
Movies with Mick LaSalle: Top 10 movies of 2018
58 min
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" directors P...
Episode 18 of Datebook podcast is an interview with "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" directors Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman and Bob Persichetti. The filmmakers worked on the animated superhero film for more than three years, operating mostly under the radar, before the film was screened for critics and became a critical hit. The team joined host Peter Hartlaub in the archive podcast studio at the San Francisco Chronicle. "Spider-Verse" opens to wide audiences on Dec. 14. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor by Blue Dot Sessions.
25 min
Filmmaker "Sandi Tan" interview - "Shirkers"
Sandi Tan talks about the documentary "Shirkers," a film about a film that was stolen from her.
28 min
The Rolling Stones and stadium shows
With the Rolling Stones returning to the Bay Area in 2019, host Peter Hartlaub talks with Chronicle pop music critic Aidin Vaziri and assistant metro editor Mark Lundgren about the band.
30 min
Theater with Lily Janiak: Jon Tracy interview -...
43 min
Movies with Mick LaSalle: Holiday film preview
San Francisco Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle and arts and entertainment editor Leba Hertz talk about the holiday movie season.
25 min
Entertainment Deals, Part 1: Music, theater and...
Pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub, pop music critic Aidin Vaziri and theater critic Lily Janiak share some low-cost entertainment on their beats.
31 min
Theater with Lily Janiak: "Miss Saigon" redux
A closer look at the SHN production of "Miss Saigon," with host Lily Janiak, Jeffrey Lo and Nikki Menez
47 min
Theater with Lily Janiak: Lauren Mayer interview
40 min
Beyond the Book: A conversation with Susan Orlean
Chronicle book editor John McMurtrie talks to Susan Orlean, author of "The Library Book"
39 min
Beyond the Book: Neil deGrasse Tyson on "Access...
Author, astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson comes to the San Francisco Chronicle to speak with book editor John McMurtrie about "Accessory to War."
41 min
Movies with Mick LaSalle: “A Star is Born”
Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle discusses “A Star is Born” and other new film releases.
28 min
Yo-Yo Ma interview
Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman interviews cellist Yo-Yo Ma
38 min
The Artist's Life: Nathan Marken
Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak interviews local actor and singer Nathan Marken
29 min
Fall movie preview
The Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub, Leba Hertz and Don Asmussen talk about movies coming out in fall 2018
26 min
Breaking down the "Crazy Rich Asians" hype
Vanessa Hua, Mariecar Mendoza and Peter Hartlaub react to the “Crazy Rich Asians” phenomenon
27 min
The Artist's Life: Denmo Ibrahim
Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak interviews local actor Denmo Ibrahim
27 min