Overheard with Evan Smith
This series features in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. Meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join Evan for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.
Overheard with Evan Smith Previous Broadcasts
Bryan Cranston, Actor (Episode #618)
KQED World: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning he'd been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Recent film credits include Trumbo, Argo, and the new HBO film All the Way, in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in All the Way on Broadway. He earned a Tony Award for that role.
- KQED World: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Ambassador Ron Kirk, Former U.S. Trade Representative (Episode #604H)
KQED World: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Kristin Hersh is a founding member of the bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave. Her memoir Rat Girl received rave reviews from the New York Times and Rolling Stone, which named it one of the top ten best rock memoirs ever written. Her new memoir, Don't Die, Don't Suck, is a haunting, personal story about the loss of her friend, musician Vic Chesnutt.
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor Re/Code (Episode #617)
KQED World: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Kara Swisher is the Executive Editor of Re/code, Host of the Re/code Decode podcast and Executive Producer of the Code Conference, which brings together technology influencers and CEOs. Swisher has been covering technology and digital issues since 1997 when she was a reporter in the Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. She's been called Silicon Valley's "Most feared and well-liked" journalist and the region's "most powerful snoop." Swisher also writes occasionally for Vanity Fair magazine.
- KQED World: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Thomas Mallon, Author, Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years (Episode #602H)
KQED World: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Robert Reich is a leading expert on work and the economy. He served in 3 U.S. administrations, including as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton and on President Obama's economic transition advisory board. In 2008 TIME magazine named him one of the 10 most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century. Reich has written 14 books and stars in the 2013 documentary Inequality for All.
Jane Harman, Former Us Representative (Episode #623)
KQED World: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Richard Melville Hall, known to most people as Moby, is a singer-songwriter, musician, DJ, and author. He has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and is well known for being vegan and supporting animal rights. AllMusic calls him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s." He has produced and remixed music with Michael Jackson, David Bowie, the Beastie Boys, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, and Aerosmith. His memoir Porcelain has just been published.
- KQED World: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Wendy Davis, Politician and Activist (Episode #622H)
KQED World: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Wendy Davis is a former Democratic Texas State Senator. Davis stepped into the national spotlight during her 11-hour filibuster in the summer of 2013. She spoke out in an effort to defeat a controversial abortion bill. In 2014, Davis ran for the Governor of Texas. Davis' new non-profit organization Deeds Not Words launches this month. The organization is an online network that connects millennial women to resources that help fight gender inequality.
Wendell Pierce, Actor and Author (Episode #606H)
KQED World: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Wendell Pierce is an actor, producer, and author, best known for playing Detective Bunk Moreland on HBO's "The Wire." A New Orleans native, he starred as Antoine Batiste in Treme, the HBO series about the city after Hurricane Katrina. Pierce is a three-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for best actor in a television drama and won the 2008 Image Award for best actor in a television movie. His memoir The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken was recently published.
- KQED World: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Steve Case, Venture Capitalist & Co-Founder, AOL (Episode #621H)
KQED World: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Steve Case is Co-Founder of AOL and a venture capitalist. As CEO of Revolution he has backed companies like Zipcar, Sweetgreen and Living Social. He's known as one of America's most successful entrepreneurs and executives, focused on supporting startups. Case is also a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and was a member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is author of a new book entitled The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future.
Ethan Hawke, Actor & Author (Episode #610)
KQED World: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Ethan Hawke is an Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter. He's also an author of three novels, including his most recent Rules for a Knight, which The New Yorker called "a hybrid parenting guide and self-help book." Hawke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role last year for his performance in Boyhood. In his newest film, Born to be Blue, he plays legendary jazz musician Chet Baker. That film will be released March 25th.
- KQED World: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 -- 10:00 AM