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I was born in the Bronx and grew up in New York City and Long Island. I lived in Washington, D.C. for 18 years before moving to Portland with my wife in 1991. Music has always been a big part of my life. I started collecting records a year before I had a record player. I have published five detective novels, the first of which, Served Cold, won the Shamus Award. In addition to my Author, Author interview program. I teach occasionally and have taught courses in jazz history and the Marx Brothers’ movies.

Ed's regular shifts are Saturdays 8 am to 10 am, and 2 am to 6 am on Sundays. Ed also hosts Saturday Matinee from 10 am to 2 pm while the Metropolitan Opera is in hiatus.

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Latest blog entries from Ed Goldberg:

Susan Mailer

Susan Mailer is the first-born daughter of Norman Mailer and the author of In Another Place: With and Without My Father Norman Mailer. As one might suspect, this memoir is not the usual story. I found it entertaining and informative, especially since I was an admirer of her father’s work. She called from Chile, the… More


Jarett Kobek

Jarett Kobek is a Turkish-American writer living in California. He is the author of the novella ATTA (2011) and the novel I Hate the Internet (2016), an international best seller that has appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in seven languages. His current novel is Only Americans Burn in Hell, a kind of Swiftian, take… More


Holly George-Warren

I had the opportunity to see Janis Joplin perform at the Fillmore East. She was astonishing. Her untimely death was a blow to the 60s music scene, and felt personally by her fans. There has been much misinformation over the years about Janis’s life, some of it her own creation. Holly George-Warren has done a… More


Thom Hartmann

[This interview is unabashedly left progressive. Even if you consider yourself a conservative, I urge you to listen. Thom Hartmann is a scholar of American history and politics and I have not found him to get his facts wrong.] Talkers Magazine ranks Thom as the #1 progressive talk show host in America, with a cumulative… More


Cara Wall

Cara Wall is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and Stanford University. While at Iowa, Cara taught fiction writing in the undergraduate creative writing department as well as at the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio in her capacity of founder and inaugural director. She went on to teach middle school English and History and has… More


Kira Jane Buxton

Kira Jane Buxton’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Huffington Post and more. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds and a husband. Her latest book is Hollow Kingdom. I spoke with Kira… More


Michael Benanav

Michael Benanav is an author In addition to his books, Michael writes and/or shoots for The New York Times, Lonely Planet, The Christian Science Monitor Magazine, Geographical, Afar, CNN.com, Wend and Hand/Eye among others. His photographic work has been selected to appear in the National Geographic book, Rarely Seen: Images of the Extraordinary and he’s… More


Mona Awad

Mona Awad was born in Montreal and has lived in the US since 2009. Her debut novel, 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL (Penguin), won the Amazon Best First Novel Award, the Colorado Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Arab American Book Award. It was also long-listed for… More


Erica Ferencik

Erica Ferencik is a Massachusetts-based novelist, screenwriter and stand-up comic. Ferencik was born in Urbana, Illinois and later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and French from University of Massachusetts and later a Master of Arts in creative writing from Boston University. Ferencik did stand-up comedy for ten years at various comedy clubs… More


Shawn Levy

Born in New York City, Levy was the film critic of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon, from 1997 to 2012 and of KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate, from 2009 to 2016. He is a former Senior Editor of American Film and a former Associate Editor of Box Office. His work has appeared in major newspapers… More


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