Aftershock

April 17th, 2006

San Francisco street scene, 1906I'm about to run off to S.F. to have an onstage conversation with the great autobiographical comic-book writer Harvey Pekar -- but I just wanted to mention that tonight's TV program (at 7:30; repeated on Friday at 10:30 p.m.) features an interview with another fine writer: the charming British polymath Simon Winchester, whose latest book is A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906.

This is a deluxe re-airing of a previously broadcast episode, and I hope and trust that it has aged gracefully -- like a fine wine, perhaps, only faster and with less cork.

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3 Comments

  • 1. Sue T.  |  April 18th, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Josh, you were a perfect choice to interview Harvey — great job last night. As we were leaving, I said to my husband (who is the optimist to my pessimist), “I hope you realize now that I’m a regular li’l ray of sunshine!” Man, that guy is a downer. But so talented.

  • 2. Margie  |  April 18th, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Isn’t Simon charming? I’m so glad I caught the show last night, as I had missed the previous airing.
    If you now think geology is sexy, try reading Walter Alvarez’s “T. Rex and the Crater of Doom.” Way sexy. He does a great job with the storytelling, and also provides fascinating insight into how the scientific community operates.

  • 3. Lucy  |  April 21st, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    Great show. The “rock on” bit was especially clever. There are plenty of landslides hurting the property values of that particular area in Daly City so it’s no surprise the city is reluctant to advertise the quake’s epicenter being there.


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