Jena Friedman conquers another medium with 'Not Funny'
Friday, April 21, 2023, 5:00am
Comedy writer, standup and TV host Jena Friedman is turning her attention to a new outlet. She's releasing "Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera" and she tells WPR's "BETA" that pivoting from joke writing to non-fiction is a whole other beast.
'I'm in another dimension': 50 years on 'The Dark Side of the Moon'
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:00am
Fifty years ago, Pink Floyd recorded an album that changed the band members' lives forever: "The Dark Side of the Moon." WPR's "BETA" spoke with John Kruth about his book, "Lunacy: The Curious Phenomenon of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, 50 Years On."
Gabrielle Zevin's 'Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow' explores life, love and video games
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00am
Gabreille Zevin talks about her critically-acclaimed, best-selling novel, "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow," with WPR's "BETA." The book explores the relationship between two friends who team up to create immersive and innovative video games.
Comedian Frankie Quiñones is always a character
Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00am
Frankie Quiñones talks with "BETA" about the power of humor, his viral YouTube videos and playing a new character, Luis, for the Hulu comedy series "This Fool" created by his friend and fellow comedian Chris Estrada.
James Burrows has spent 50 years making you LOL
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00am
The great situation comedy director James Burrows talks about making America laugh for half a century through his work on great sitcoms as 'Cheers,' 'Frasier' 'Friends' and 'Will & Grace.'