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The Big Event

Jan 30, 2018

Children’s book author Mo Willems joins host Peter Hartlaub to talk about how to write picture books, how Charles Schulz influenced his career and the difficulty of making his work look easy.

Episode 15 of The Big Event podcast is an interview with Mo Willems, author of more than 50 children’s books including...


Jan 25, 2018

Episode 14 of The Big Event podcast is a celebration of “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the 1993 comedy starring Robin Williams and directed by Chris Columbus. San Francisco Chronicle style reporter Tony Bravo and columnist Beth Spotswood are guests. The Big Event is hosted by Peter Hartlaub. In this episode, we talk about the...


Jan 11, 2018

Episode 12 of The Big Event podcast is a music-heavy conversation with Berkeley comic and CNN “United Shades of America” star W. Kamau Bell. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub. In this episode, Emmy-winning comedian, podcaster and TV host Bell recalls his early career as a struggling stand-up in San Francisco. He also...


Jan 4, 2018

Episode 11 of The Big Event podcast is a Bay Area nostalgia tour with comedian, author and frequent “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” podcast guest Paula Poundstone. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub. In the episode, Poundstone discusses the S.F. comedy scene in the 1980s, opening for Jerry Garcia, the kindness of strangers...