On this week’s show, author Diana Wagman talks about her new novel Life #6 and the Robert Stone interview that changed her life, Laurie reports back from her interview with The Look of Silence director Joshua Oppenheimer, and Tom, Laurie, and Seth talk about a recent petition calling for the Los Angeles Unified School District to change the name of a middle school that’s currently named for the influential film director and infamous racist D. W. Griffith.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin.

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Here is the 1994 interview with Robert Stone, conducted for a movie written by Diana Wagman and directed by her husband Tod Mesirow called Written in Water, which triggered a deep and lasting response in Wagman. To this day she credits meeting Robert Stone and hearing him talk about writing with inspiring her to put screenplays aside and become a novelist.

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