L.A. THEATRE WORKS

Since 2009, Myke has researched and produced nearly 100 interviews, features, and pieces for the public radio program L.A. Theatre Works. His work runs the gamut from neuroscience to jurisprudence, from mapmaking to ghost-hunting; he has interviewed musicians, paleontologists, reproductive ethicists, and religious scholars, among many others. Included here are ten of Myke’s favorite pieces from his work at LATW. You can hear the show each week on public radio stations nationwide, or online at LATW.org.

01 / “Atomic Platters” of the Nuclear Age. (7m51s)

Guest: Bill Geerhart. Originally aired with the play Atomic Bombers by Russell Vandenbroucke.

02 / The Birth of the Jazz Bootleg. (9m)

Guest: Phil Schaap. Originally aired with the play Side Man by Warren Leight.

03 / Philanderers: A Theatrical Survey. (9m30s)

Guests: Bill Largess, Catherine Sheehy, Martin Jarvis, Robert M. Collins. Originally aired with the play Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn.

04 / The Richard Feynman Tapes. (8m31s)

Guest: Ralph Leighton. Originally aired with the play Moving Bodies by Arthur Giron.

05 / Mail-Order Brides of the Old West. (7m30s)

Guest: Chris Enss. Originally aired with the play Abundance by Beth Henley.

06 / The World of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). (6m30s)

Guest: Mike Harding. Originally aired with the play Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward.

07 / The U.S. Invasion of Grenada, 1983. (7m34s)

Guest: Gary Williams. Originally aired with the play Halcyon Days by Steven Dietz.

08 / The “Wandering Soul” Tapes of Vietnam. (3m47s)

Guest: SGM Herbert Friedman. Originally aired with the play Mimi’s Guide by Doris Baizley.

09 / Margaret Thatcher and ’80s Activist Art. (8m17s)

Guest: Liza Filby. Originally aired with the play Top Girls by Caryl Churchill.

10 / The Architecture of Apartheid. (5m6s)

Guest: Rebecca Ginsburg. Originally aired with the play “Master Harold”… and the boys by Athol Fugard.