Live From Kepler's Books every Wednesday in 2016!

By special arrangement with Kepler's Books and Peninsula Arts & Letters, we record fresh In Deep with Angie Coiro interviews every Wednesday at Kepler's in Menlo Park, in front of a live audience. Seating is limited; reserve your tickets here.

August 24, 2016
12:00pm - Linguist Geoff Nunberg: the Language of Campaign 2016

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is "wacky". Clinton claims Trump is "dangerously incoherent." In the political world, nearly every word is carefully honed to convey specific messages to a deliberately targeted audience. From the choice of vernacular to the number of syllables, the chosen language speaks volumes about America's culture and subcultures - and the people who want their vote. Linguist Geoff Nunberg joins Angie to unravel what this election's crop of words and phrases tells us about what we're hearing and what's behind it. And they'll look at the evolution of political language from elections past.

August 31, 2016
12:00pm - Actor/Playwright Dan Hoyle and "The Real Americans"

In its continuing examination of the American electorate, In Deep hosts Dan Hoyle to discuss his one-man show at The Marsh, "The Real Americans". Escaping the liberal urban bubble, award-winning playwright and performer Dan Hoyle spent 100 days traveling through small-town America. Living out of his van, he found himself sharing meals and conversations with union coal miners, rural drug dealers, anti-war Veterans, and closeted gay creation theory experts, among others. Hoyle sought to see the world through their eyes, and found himself at ground zero of our country’s growing economic inequality and polarized politics. The show's newest incarnation is directed by an acclaimed master of solo performance theater, Charlie Varon. It incorporates material from Dan's later visits with people who inspired the original show. Why has this show resonated so deeply across America? What's changed in how Dan views his own "liberal bubble", having so deliberately stepped outside it? And how does a performer respectfully morph a person into a character? We'll examine all of that, and Dan's ongoing career in journalistic theater.

September 21, 2016
12:00pm - The Mushroom at the End of the World

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? By investigating one of the world’s most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she codirects Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA). She is the author of Friction and In the Realm of the Diamond Queen (both Princeton).


In Deep with Angie Coiro is an independently-produced, two-hour weekly news-talk and interview program. Hosted by award-winning Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro, In Deep is a closer look at news and issues of the week— particularly the important stories that fell through the cracks of major media coverage. Featuring lively, thought-provoking interviews with newsmakers, politicians, and behind-the-scenes notables, each show illuminates important issues and the forces shaping the national narrative.

Senior Producer, Host: Angie Coiro
Executive Producer: Gordon Whiting
Engineer: Scott McDowell
Assistant Producer: Carolee Hazard
Digital Producer: Ben Hess
Auxiliary Engineers: Peter Labberton, Jaimeson Durr

In Deep with Angie Coiro

Live From Kepler's Books every Wednesday!

Come see us record our broadcast/podcast show at Menlo Park’s venerable Kepler’s Books, a community home to discourse and ideas for sixty years.

In Deep began as The Angie Coiro Show on the San Francisco radio dial in 2009. It's evolved into a syndicated show heard across the country. We cast a sharp, inquisitive eye on America’s cultural underpinnings: politics, art, and society. We bring you good conversations that matter, with heart and a sense of humor.

Kepler’s tradition is right in line with our own. The store was founded by a peace activist in 1955. It provided an early home for the Grateful Dead, and held social and political salons that prefigured its current packed slate of events. With partner Peninsula Arts and Letters, Kepler’s has created a vibrant community for thought-provoking dialogue and smart entertainment.

We’re glad you’re listening. And we’d love to see you at Kepler’s! Most shows are free. The occasional Premium Shows carry a $10 charge. Reservations for both are available via our Kepler’s ticket page.

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