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Libros Schmibros is a podcast exploring the people, books, movies and ideas that Californians care about, in a thoughtful way that even New Yorkers can understand. We're coming to you from Libros Schmibros, our bilingual nonprofit lending library in Boyle Heights, on the west coast of the country and the east bank of the mighty Los Angeles River.

Libros Schmibros David Kipen

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Libros Schmibros is a podcast exploring the people, books, movies and ideas that Californians care about, in a thoughtful way that even New Yorkers can understand. We're coming to you from Libros Schmibros, our bilingual nonprofit lending library in Boyle Heights, on the west coast of the country and the east bank of the mighty Los Angeles River.

    Carribean Fragoza Interview

    Carribean Fragoza Interview

    New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the Carribean Fragoza Interview.

    Vickie Vertiz in conversation with Carribean Fragoza, writer and artist from South El Monte. Her debut collection of stories Eat the Mouth That Feeds You was recently published by City Lights.
    Vickie Vertiz is a poet, educator, and frequently collaborates with Carribean Fragoza.

    Learn more about Ms. Fragoza, and purchase her books here:


    Buy Eat the Mouth That Feeds You
    Buy K-12, at Eohippus Labs
    Buy East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte

    • 32 min
    John Freeman Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    John Freeman Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    David Kipen in conversation with writer and literary critic John Freeman. Freeman is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story, a selection of short fiction

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Rick West Jr. Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    Rick West Jr. Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs presents David Kipen in conversation with Rick West, President and CEO of the Autry Museum, who will be retiring from his position at the end of the month. Rick is also the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. This (admittedly loooong) interview appears as part of the Cultural Affairs department's Big Read of Louise Erdrich's novel The Roundhouse. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Kendra Atleework Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    Kendra Atleework Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    David Kipen and Colleen Jaurretche have a conversation with Kendra Atleework about her memoir, Miracle Country.  Her new book draws on personal stories as well as the environmental history of her place of birth, the Eastern Sierra.

    • 39 min
    Kim Stanley Robinson Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    Kim Stanley Robinson Interview - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    David Kipen has a conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson about his work and the work of poet Kenneth Rexroth.  

    His new book is Ministry for the Future, a science fiction novel set in the near future, about coping with the effects of climate change in the next 30 years.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jon Wiener - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    Jon Wiener - The Libros Schmibros Podcast

    David Kipen speaks with Jon Wiener, author of the revised and newly  timely Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago  Seven and host of radio’s Trump Watch -- recently re-christened,  courtesy of Libros Schmibros’ expert naming service, Hey Joe.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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