My Conversation With Novelist And Opinion Writer Kevin Baker

At the Mic

My conversation with award-winning novelist and op-ed writer Kevin Baker on this week’s episode of the “johnmac Radio Show” (the 154th episode in the series) may be heard by clicking on your browser.

Kevin’s books include “Sometimes You See it Coming”, “City of Fire” trilogy (“Dreamland” (1998); “Paradise Alley” (2002); and “Strivers Row” (2006), “The Big Crowd”, and the forthcoming “America The Ingenious” (to be published in October). His most recent New York Times op-ed piece (August 28, 2016), “Living in L.B.J.’s America”, may be read at

Join me for my conversation with labor leaders for my first annual Labor Day Special on the “Weekly johnmac Radio Show” (Monday, September 4th at 7:00PM Eastern) — with Chick Donohue, Paddy Carr, Jack Minogue and others by clicking on your browser or by dialing 646 716–9756 (use the phone connection if you wish to join us on the air).

This show will be the 155th episode of the weekly show. The recordings of the previous 154 shows may be found at under the Radio Show Tab. The guests include authors, technologists, academics, law enforcement officials, religious leaders, politicians, labor leaders and other parties that I find interesting.

Have a binge weekend and listen to shows with Sara Paretsky, Chick Donohue, Paul Levinson, Thomas Kelly, Pamela McCorduck, Coleen Rowley, Shawn Fury, Alan Fanger, Frank Mulderrig, Steve Levy, Michele Somerville, Dan Sheehan, F. Paul Wilson, Jack May, Rev. Claire Woodley, Andrew Gross, Luke McMullen, Marc Rasch, Mary Roach, Erin O’Riordan, Kevin Kelly, Rob Mercante, Sally Sypher, Jim Caufield, David Brin, Fred Gillen, Jr., Karen DeWitt, Doug Garr, George Hopkins, Amy McMullen, Pagan Kennedy, Artie Burns, Sally Wiener Grotta, Joseph Nyre, Peter Walsh, Vinnie Dacquino, William Volk, Dennis Murray, Bill Machrone, Rev. Tom Sandi, John Riciari, David Gerrold, Ellen Hancock, Jim Taylor, Bob Tendy, Paul Wallich, Wendy Corsi Staub, Jim Casey, Sandra Irizarry Ward, Lorien Pratt, Denis Hamil, Don Delaney, Steve McPartlin, Joe “Sepi” Crane-Messina, Walter Jon Williams, Renee Esterbrooks, Bob Frankston, F. Paul Wilson, Gail Thackeray, Joseph Hankin, Frank Hickey, the late Al DelBello, Tod Roach, Dan Kottke, Dave Farber, Gene Schneider, Dan Becker, Norb Vonnegut, Hedrick Smith, Julian Dibbell, Gail Lumet Buckley, Virginia Heffernan, Danna Colman, Alan Brody, and many others — writers, academics, technologists, poets, politicians, clergy, journalists, law enforcement — a wide variety of interesting people with something to say