As a guest on ‘Fresno’s Best’ podcast, I talk about theater, atonality and burritos

Hey, I’m on a podcast! I’m featured on the latest episode of “Fresno’s Best,” hosted by Jordan Mattox. We have quite a conversation that ranges from my favorite place to eat in Fresno (I’m easy; I’m always happy with a Don Pepe’s spicy shrimp burrito) to my take on dissonant classical music from the 1950s (best listened to, by the way, when eating a Don Pepe’s spicy shrimp burrito). I also get to gab about the Fresno-area theater scene, arts criticism in the social-media-mob-rules era, and — my favorite — spend a whole slew of minutes talking about some of my recent favorite books and authors. (This part of the discussion is a nice complement to the latest edition of “The Quarantine Chronicles,” in which I offer several literary picks.) There might be some other stuff that I talk about, too, that I’ve forgotten, because I have to confess that I couldn’t stand the thought of listening to all 67 minutes of myself and … my … long … pauses … when I speak, but it’s pretty common to hate the sound of your own voice, right? I will say that it was a kick to be able to have a long-form discussion with someone as smart and funny like Jordan, who is a wonderful podcaster and an upstanding cultural citizen.

Some links for you:

“Fresno’s Best” on Apple Podcasts

“Fresno’s Best” on Spotify

Also, I want to give a shoutout to Jordan’s other podcast, “History of California.” I’m now subscribed to that one and “Fresno’s Best.”



Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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