Notebook on Cities and Culture
(Formerly The Marketplace of Ideas.) Colin Marshall sits down for in-depth conversations with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene all around Los Angeles and beyond.
Wine journalist George M. Taber A conversation about that most revered of all beverages and the devices that close our bottles of it with George M. Taber, wine journalist and former business editor of Time magazine. His new book is To Cork or Not to Cork: The Billion-Dollar Battle for the Bottle.
Direct download: mi102707taber.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm UTC

Entrepreneur and blogger Ben Casnocha A conversation about optimism, eternal studenthood and funny conservatives with entrepreneur and author Ben Casnocha. His most recent book is My Start-Up Life.
Direct download: mi102007casnocha.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40am UTC

Spy-fi novelist Josh Conviser A conversation about hybridizing genres, using future technology and reading Dwell magazine with Josh Conviser, author of Echelon and Empyre.
Direct download: mi101307conviser.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

Litblogger and novelist Mark Sarvas A conversation about book criticism, the Los Angeles Literary scene and Michiko Kakutani with Mark Sarvas, author of popular weblog The Elegant Variation. Harry, Revised, his first novel, hits shelves in May 2008.
Direct download: mir102007sarvas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39am UTC