Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith

July 30, 2015

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.


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.


LARB Radio Hour airs every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles.