Datebook

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.

Arts
Society & Culture
TV & Film
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Babylon Gone 3: Does SF Still Need Beach Blanke...
21 min
2
Babylon Gone 2: "Let No Stranger Wait Outside Y...
19 min
3
Babylon Gone 1: The Wigmaster
17 min
4
Trailer: Babylon Gone, a new series from Datebo...
2 min
5
Movie with Mick LaSalle: On 'The Irishman,' 'Fo...
50 min
6
Theater with Lily Janiak — Bedridden for decade...
28 min
7
Movies with Mick LaSalle: On Eddie Murphy, "Dol...
40 min
8
Marc Huestis interview — Castro impresario on S...
49 min
9
Robert Pattinson interview — on "The Lighthouse...
20 min
10
Movies with Mick LaSalle: On "Joker," "Judy" an...
40 min
11
Judy Garland and "Judy," with Tony Bravo, Conni...
Judy Garland and "Judy," with Tony Bravo, Connie Champagne and Lara Gabrielle Fowler
52 min
12
Nato Green interview — on saving the Punch Line...
40 min
13
Alice Kahn's Lost Jerry Garcia Interview
47 min
14
Metallica and beyond at the Chase Center, with ...
25 min
15
Theater with Lily Janiak - Ed Moreno to Ed Berk...
31 min
16
When Critics Get Surprised, with Lily Janiak an...
34 min
17
Linda Lee, S.F.'s Septuagenarian Nightlife Quee...
39 min
18
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Datebook Po...
25 min
19
Robert Mailer Anderson interview — on "Windows ...
49 min
20
Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Once Upon a Time in ...
41 min
21
Duffy Jennings Interview — on Moscone/Milk Shoo...
40 min
22
Sponsored Episode: The Weapon of Art, Transform...
During a time when senseless gun violence continues to plague our country, artists are transforming weapons into instruments of hope and symbols of peace. In this sponsored episode of the Datebook podcast, King Kaufman speaks with four key individuals behind the upcoming Art of Peace exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Pati Navalta Poblete, founder of the Robby Poblete Foundation, and Rudy Corpuz from United Playaz discuss their collaborative efforts to decrease gun violence. Artist Tsungwei Moo shares the story behind her artwork in the exhibition, and YBCA CEO Deborah Cullinan speaks on the importance of addressing one of our nation's most prominent issues.
18 min
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Movies with Mick LaSalle: New Pink Section Colu...
38 min
24
Theater with Lily Janiak - Skyler Cooper on Pla...
30 min
25
Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Yesterday," "Spider-...
49 min
26
Gabby La La Interview — on ASMR, Playing the Si...
47 min
27
Glenn McCoy Interview — Executive Director for ...
18 min
28
Introducing the Summer Fun Issue; Chronicle tip...
34 min
29
Movies with Mick LaSalle: Emma Thompson, Dark P...
47 min
30
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Interview — Young Countert...
28 min
31
Theater with Lily Janiak — Maya Herbsman, Intim...
38 min
32
Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Rocketman," "Godzill...
43 min
33
"Always Be My Maybe" star Randall Park and dire...
30 min
34
Jimmy O. Yang Interview — Comedian and "Silicon...
17 min
35
Movies with Mick LaSalle: RIP Doris Day, Shakes...
37 min
36
"Wine Country" — Breaking Down the Napa Valley-...
36 min
37
T.C. Boyle interview — California Author on Fir...
27 min
38
Theater with Lily Janiak — A Conversation About...
49 min
39
Movies with Mick LaSalle: Avengers Endgame firs...
26 min
40
Joseph Young Interview — New Conductor of the B...
28 min
41
Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Shazam," Superhero M...
Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle talks about the latest film releases, pop culture and more fun tangents
35 min
42
Armistead Maupin interview — "Tales of the City...
Maupin joins Tony Bravo and his former co-worker Ruthe Stein to talk about Chronicle lore, living in S.F. and the new Netflix "Tales"
37 min
43
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij interview — The...
Peter Hartlaub interviews the co-creators of the new Netflix release "The OA Part II," which was filmed in S.F.
29 min
44
Theater with Lily Janiak: Darryl V. Jones inter...
San Francisco Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak interviews Darryl V. Jones, new acting artistic director of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
35 min
45
Alex Gibney interview — on making "The Inventor...
Documentarian Alex Gibney, director of "The Inventor" on HBO, talks with The San Francisco Chronicle's Peter Hartlaub
28 min
46
Movies with Mick LaSalle: "Captain Marvel," Spi...
San Francisco Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle and editor Leba Hertz talk about new movie releases, film news and other fun
32 min
47
Komal Shah Interview — Art Collection and the N...
Chronicle art critic Charles Desmarais interviews Komal Shah about her origins as an art collector and new Stanford series
37 min
48
Datebook Talks Oscars - Academy Awards Conversa...
Chronicle experts talk about the upcoming 91st Academy Awards, and how the media covers the annual event
86 min
49
Movies with Mick LaSalle: Academy Awards Should...
36 min
50
Theater with Lily Janiak: Actor Caleb Cabrera
Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak interviews pedicab driver and actor Caleb Cabrera for The Artist's Life series
32 min
51
Adam Shankman interview - "What Men Want"
28 min
52
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
53
Oscar nominations breakdown with Mick LaSalle, ...
31 min
54
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
55
John C. Reilly interview - "Stan & Ollie"
30 min
56
Theater with Lily Janiak: Christian Cagigal Int...
35 min
57
Theater with Lily Janiak: Siobhan Doherty inter...
42 min
58
When critics get surprised - Chronicle reviewer...
Critics Lily Janiak, Peter Hartlaub and Joshua Kosman recall their biggest surprises as critics
34 min
59
Movies with Mick LaSalle: Top 10 movies of 2018
58 min
60
"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
61
Filmmaker "Sandi Tan" interview - "Shirkers"
Sandi Tan talks about the documentary "Shirkers," a film about a film that was stolen from her.
28 min
62
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
63
Theater with Lily Janiak: Jon Tracy interview -...
43 min
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
Theater with Lily Janiak: Lauren Mayer interview
40 min
68
Beyond the Book: A conversation with Susan Orlean
Chronicle book editor John McMurtrie talks to Susan Orlean, author of "The Library Book"
39 min
69
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
70
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
71
Yo-Yo Ma interview
Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman interviews cellist Yo-Yo Ma
38 min
72
The Artist's Life: Nathan Marken
Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak interviews local actor and singer Nathan Marken
29 min
73
Fall movie preview
The Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub, Leba Hertz and Don Asmussen talk about movies coming out in fall 2018
26 min
74
Breaking down the "Crazy Rich Asians" hype
Vanessa Hua, Mariecar Mendoza and Peter Hartlaub react to the “Crazy Rich Asians” phenomenon
27 min
75
The Artist's Life: Denmo Ibrahim
Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak interviews local actor Denmo Ibrahim
27 min
76
Dan Hoyle interview
Chronicle editor Leba Hertz interviews actor and writer Dan Hoyle
31 min
77
Beyond the book: Lawrence Ferlinghetti interview
Chronicle book editor John McMurtrie interviews literary legend Lawrence Ferlinghetti
26 min