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Mar 27, 2018

Patt Morrison talks with interface designer Aza Raskin.  Raskin's work with Mozilla, Firefox and numerous innovative startups, as well as having grown up the son of human-interface expert Jef Raskin, gives him rare insight into Facebook's recent data theft debacle. 

Mar 20, 2018

Patt Morrison speaks with Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker. In his new book, “Enlightenment Now: the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress,” Pinker makes the case against doom and gloom-ism, especially in academia, and tribal know-nothing-ism in politics.  

Feb 21, 2018

Joan Baez talks about her new album, her upcoming farewell tour, the current state of protest music and how Trump inspired her to write a new song. 

Feb 7, 2018

The Los Angeles Police Commission already has its hands full being upbraided by protesters at its public meetings over questionable police shootings and the use of drones. Now it has to find a replacement for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa speaks to Patt about the tasks at hand.

Jan 22, 2018

Patt Morrison talks with Maimuna Syed, executive director of Emerge California, about how the organization prepares women to run for office.

Jan 2, 2018

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison talks with author Laurie Kilmartin about death, dying and what to do with your stuff before you go.

Dec 19, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with "Freeway blogger" Patrick Randall about his unique protest method 

Dec 5, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Kathleen Unger about her voter ID law non-profit, Voteriders. 

Nov 21, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with John Hodgman live at the LA Times Ideas Exchange

Nov 14, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne.

Nov 7, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with feminist author and editor Kate Harding about her new book "Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America" 

Oct 24, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Andrew Essex about the new era of advertising. 

Oct 9, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with author Salman Rushdie about his new book "The Golden House" at the LA Times Ideas Exchange.

Sep 26, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with author Steven J. Ross on his new book, "Hitler in Los Angeles"

Sep 19, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Kurt Andersen about his new book "Fantasyland: How America Went Waywire"

Sep 12, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Cat Packer, LA's new Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation

Sep 5, 2017

Patt Morrison sat down with Bill Nye (the Science Guy) at the LA Ideas Exchange to discuss his latest book, "Everything All At Once"

Sep 5, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison interviews documentarian filmmaker Ken Burns on his newest project, "The Vietnam War"

Aug 15, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Title IX author Bernice Sandler about the lasting influence of her bill. 

Aug 7, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with California's emergency services director Mark Ghilarducci about disaster preparedness.

Aug 1, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Stanford professor and crime statistics analyst John J. Donohue about gun control and right-to-carry laws and data.

Jul 10, 2017

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with author and senior culture writer for BuzzFeed Anne Helen Petersen about her new book "Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman" 

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