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Podcast: The Three Michaels in conversation

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The Three Michaels — Lewis, Pollan and Chabon — entertained a large audience with stories of Berkeley and the writing life. Photo: Pete Rosos

Two weeks ago, 600 Berkeleyside readers were treated to 90 minutes of conversation with The Three Michaels: Michael Chabon, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan, moderated by Sedge Thomson. As a special holiday treat, here’s a podcast of the evening. To listen, either click on the link or right-click to save to your computer, tablet or phone. You can subscribe to Berkeleyside podcasts using our feed.

Among the highlights of the conversation:

  • How Pollan’s car crashed into Lewis’ studio
  • The professionals’ approach to Star Market’s annual pumpkin carving contest
  • The truth and fiction of Berkeley stereotypes
  • Balancing writing and family
  • The difference between Berkeley’s and “Republican” softball teams
  • How web browsing can lead you from spark plugs to the Partridge Family

The evening was a fundraiser for 826, a writing program that will open in Oakland to serve East Bay youth.

Related:
3 Michaels talk writing, inspiration and Berkeley quirks [12.11.12]
The Three Michaels of Berkeley: Supporting, supported [12.10.12]


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