interviews

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara's personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....

Fresh Air interview with Jonah Hill, director of “Mid90s”

My sister and I watched Mid90s, Jonah Hill's first, full-length film as a director. I can say we enjoyed it, but we both felt we needed more context to understand and appreciate what the film meant. Was this autobiographical for Jonah Hill? Were the actors in the film...

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died recently from cancer, a disease he fought for much of his adult life. Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest where Allen was active, I don't know anything about the man. From this 2011 interview with Leslie Stahl on 60...

Lady Gaga interview with a clearly impressed Stephen Colbert

Endearing interview with Stephen Colbert and Lady Gaga. Clearly, Colbert was deeply affected, surprised, and blown away by Lady Gaga’s performance in Bradley Cooper’s version of A Star is Born.