LIST OF NOTABLE INTERVIEWS BY Weekend All Things Considered HOST GUY RAZ: 2009-2012

Since mid-2009, I’ve interviewed more than 3100 people for the program.  Each weekend, we featured two musicians and two authors.  If we included every name, this list would be far too long.  Here's a selection of some of the people who have appeared with me on the program.


POLITICIANS/GOVERNMENT

Pres. Jimmy Carter

Vice Pres. Al Gore

Sen. Gary Hart

Sen. Tom Daschle

Gov. Michael Dukakis

Speaker Newt Gingrich

Sen. George McGovern

Sen. Bob Dole

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Ron Wyden

Rep. Ron Paul

Sen. Tom Harkin

Gov. Tom Vilsack

Rep. Tammy Baldwin

Sen. Mark Warner

Sen. Jim Talent

Sen. Bob Graham

Gov. Jerry Brown

Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan

Rep. Paul Ryan

Sen. Tom Coburn

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Gov. Deval Patrick

Sen. Judd Gregg

Sen. George Voinovich

Rep. Sander Levin

Sec. Ray LaHood

Sen. Blanche Lincoln

Sen. Alan Simpson

Rep. Brad Sherman

Rep. Vic Fazio

Rep. Bob Inglis

Sen. Fred Thompson

Rep. Lynn Rivers

Rep. Peter DeFazio

Sen. Clare McCaskill

Sen. Judd Gregg

Rep Shelly Moore Capito

Sen. Tom Daschle

Sen. Richard Lugar

Gov. Gray Davis

Gov. Pete Wilson

Rep. Alan Grayson

Rep. Bob Inglis

Rep. John Spratt

Sen. Dick Durbin

Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Dan Lungren

Rep. Jim Jordan

Gov. John Hickenlooper

Sen. Kent Conrad

Rep. Jane Harman

Rep. Pat Schroeder

Sen. Bob Casey

Sen. Russ Feingold

Gov. Peter Shumlin (VT)

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Rep. Jeff Flake

Sen. Mark Warner

Rep. Charles Boustany

Rep. Mike Castle

Speaker Dennis Hastert

Atty Gen. Kris Kobach (KS)

Rep. Jim Moran

Rep. Charles Bass

Rep. Barney Frank

Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Rep. Ed Markey

Sen. Bob Bennett

Rep. Cynthia Lummis

Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (FL)

Rep. Hansen Clarke

Sen. Byron Dorgan

Sen. Chuck Hagel

Atty. Gen. Ken Cucinelli (VA)

Sen. Fred Thompson

Gov. Nathan Deal

Rep. Vin Weber

Se. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Sen. Mark Udall

 

POLICYMAKERS/NEWSMAKERS/PUNDITS/BIG THINKERS

Paul Wolfowitz

Douglas Feith

Richard Perle

Pat Buchanan

UN Ambassador Susan Rice

Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice *

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

John Negroponte

Richard Clarke

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Robert Baer

C Boyden Gray

Gen. Jack Keane

Michele Flournoy

Amb. Karen Kornbluh

Amb. Peter Galbraith

Amb. Michael Oren

Mark Mckinnon

Dee Dee Myers

Alice Rivlin

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Dep Nat’l Sec Advisor Ben Rhodes

Rory Stewart

Comptroller General David Walker

David Stockman

Neel Kashkari

Robert Baer

Amb Christopher Hill

Austin Goolsbee

Thomas P.M. Barnett

Gideon Rachman

Elliot Abrams

Hillary Mann Leverett

Flynt Leverett

Michelle Rhee

Stephen Hadley

Fmr. Nat. Sec. Advisor Robert McFarlane

PJ Crowley

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AZ)

Sheriff Lee Baca (LA)

Amb. Wendy Chamberlain

Bill Burton

Amb. Dan Kurtzer

Amb. Maen Erekat

Sec. Larry Summers

Grover Norquist

Van Jones

Ralph Nader

Doug Feith

Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft

Aaron David Miller

Hanan Ashrawi

Mayor Ed Koch

Gov. Elliot Spitzer

Fareed Zakaria

Rep. Mickey Edwards

Ragheeda Dergham

Adm. Michael Mullen*

Sarah Bloom Raskin (FED)

Jeff Lacker (FED Governor)

Gen. David Petraeus*

Amb. Paul Bremer

Kanan Makiya

Patrick Buchanan

David Ignatius

Dennis Ross

Trita Parsi

Sec. Ray LaHood

Ephraim Halevy (fmr. Mossad dir)

Whit Ayers

Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad

Amb. Ron Kirk

Bob Fu

Gov. Gary Johnson

Julian Bond

Jill Stein

Elizabeth Warren

Peter Wallinson

Amb. Ivo Daalder

Sec. Robert Rubin

Peter Beinart

Gary Bauer

Dinesh D’Souza

Mark MacKinnon

 

 

 

WRITERS/AUTHORS

Jonathan Franzen

Don DeLillo

Michael Chabon

Jeffrey Eugenides

Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Ben Mezrich

Dave Eggers

Ian Frazier

James Wood

Alain de Botton

Arthur Frommer (Frommer’s Guides)

Tracy Kidder

Jane Goodall

Neil Sheehan

John Scieszka

Kate DiCamillo

Jon Krakauer

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jon Ronson

Maya Soetero-Ng

Alice Eve Cohen

David Aaronovitch

Alice Eve Cohen

Rebecca Skloot

Philip Hoare

Ben MacIntyre

Bill Clegg

Peter Stothard

Bret Easton Ellis

Jay McInerny

Ken Follett

Alison Weir

Isabel Wilkerson

George Dohrmann

Douglas Coupland

Ann Patchett

Michael Cunningham

James Wood

Danielle Evans

Bernard Cornwell

Jane Smiley

Howard Jacobson

Seth Mnookin

Ron Reagan Jr.

Alexander Cockburn

Pico Iyer

Adam Hochschild

George R.R. Martin

Miroslav Penkov

Andy Borowitz

ND Wilson

Peter Ackroyd

Luis Alberto Urrea

Amanda Hocking

Alan Bennett

Daniel Mendelsohn

Adam Gopnik

Allison Bechdel

Don Winslow

Ian Sinclair

DT Max

 

 

 

MUSICIANS

Neil Diamond

Michael Stipe (REM)

Jimmy Cliff

Alanis Morissette

Carrie Underwood

Max Weinberg

Bear McCreary

Asher Roth

Paper Bird

DJ Cassidy 

Jovanotti

Rakim

Van Morrison

Kurtis Blow

Bill Frisell

Low Anthem

Baaba Maal

Sondre Lerche

The Bronx (Mariachi el Bronx)

Pete Yorn

Fanfarlo

Stewart Copeland

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hall and Oates

The RZA (Wu Tang Clan)

Weezer

Patrick Watson and Wooden Arms

Dhani Harrison

Vernon Reid (Living Color)

Nas

Damian Marley

Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips)

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Britt Daniel (Spoon)

Gil Scott-Heron

Stephen Merritt (Magnetic Fields)

Hawksley Workman

Mumford and Sons

Meaghan Smith

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward (She and Him)

The Hold Steady (Craig Finn)

Vampire Weekend (Ezra Koenig)

Hiromi (pianist)

Bryn Terfel

Kings Go Forth

Tracey Thorn

Band of Horses (Ben Bridwell)

Jack Johnson

Eminem

Sinead O’Connor

Mary Gauthier

?uestlove

Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO)

Bjork

Villagers (Conor O’Brien)

Frazey Ford

Kristen Hersh (Throwing Muses)

Michael Tilson-Thomas (SF Symphony)

Michael Franti

Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)

Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal)

Elizabeth Mitchell

Ozomatli

School of Seven Bells

Aloe Blacc

Bryan Ferry

A-Trak (Duck Sauce)

Hauschka

Bonobo

Billy Bragg

Will.i.Am

Flea

Colin Meloy (Decemberists)

Sam Beam (Iron and Wine)

Joyce DiDonato

Jon King (Gang of Four)

The Civil Wars

Lupe Fiasco

Trent Reznor

Lykke Li

Noah Lennox (Animal Collective)

Vittorio Grigolo

Ric Ocasek (the Cars)

Danger Mouse

Raphael Saadiq

Priscilla Ahn

Seun Kuti (Fela’s son)

Ledisi

Battles

LMFAO

Joss Stone

Zach Condon (Beirut)

Hanni El Khatib

Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag)

Ivy (Dominique Durand)

Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien)

Damon Albarn (Blur)

Stephen Hough

Lang Lang

Phoenix (Thomas Mars)

Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction)

Justin Timberlake

J. Cole

Keith Jarrett

Adam Levine (Maroon 5)

Ian MacKaye (Fugazi)

Mary J. Blige

Christian McBride

Dessa

Landau Eugene Murphy

Rick Robinson (Detroit Symphony)

Harold O’Neal

Peter Frampton

Kelly Clarkson

Bombay Bicycle Club

Ryan Tedder (One Republic)

Jessie Baylin

Nicolas Godin (AIR)

Sharon van Etten

Jill Sobule

Ana Tijoux

The Cranberries (Dolores O’Riordan)

The Shins (James Mercer)

FUN. (Nate Ruess)

Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

Alfredo Rodriguez

Karl Wallinger (World Party)

Carrie Underwood

Marvin Sapp

Jason Mraz

Arturo Sandoval

John Mayer

Adam Lambert

The Lumineers

Vanessa Perez

Brian Wilson/Mike Love (The Beach Boys)

Jack White (White Stripes)

Carly Rae Jepsen

Fiona Apple

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)

Avi Avital

Linda Oh

Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors)

Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)

Jimmy Cliff

Branford Marsalis

The Very Best

Art Garfunkel

Alanis Morissette

Dave Matthews

Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant)

PSY (Gangnam Style)

Joe Jackson

Ben Folds Five

Nigel Godrich

DJ Shadow

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) 

Taylor Swift

Adriano Celentano

Ricky Martin

Ian MacKaye (Fugazi)

Calvin Harris

Andre Rieu

Alex Clare

Ne-Yo

 

 

BUSINESS/FINANCE LEADERS

George Soros

Bill Gates

Mark Zuckerberg

Dan Akerson (GM CEO)

 

 

 

PHILOSOPHERS/ACADEMICS/HISTORIANS/BIG THINKERS II

Francis Fukuyama

Dinesh D’Souza

Christopher Hitchens

Noam Chomsky

Paul Berman

Minxin Pei

Rory Stewart MP

Atul Gawande

Prof. Randall Kennedy

Tom Holland

Richard Holmes

Michael Walzer

Mary Beard

Abbas Milani

Garry Wills

Alison Weir

Robert Dallek

Michael Kazin

Jack Rakove

Alan Dershowitz

Reza Aslan

Richard Billows

Curtis Gans

Robert Dallek

Julian Zelizer

Edward Luttwak

Niall Ferguson

David Eisenhower

Andrew Bacevich

Atul Gawande

Samer Shehata

Rob Malley

Shibley Telhami

Frances Fox Piven

Dominique Moisi

Shadi Hamid

Deborah Lipstadt

Vijay Prashad

Douglas MacGregor

Sean Wilentz

Amy Myers Jaffe

Lawrence Lessig

Stephen Walt

Jeff Madrick

Rashid Khalidi

Michael Beschloss

Bart Ehrman

Michelle Alexander

Peter Edelman

Rami Khouri

Steven Cook

Daphne Koller

Nicholas Negroponte

 

 

FAITH

Karen Armstrong

Dr. Martha Simmons

Bishop Jim Swilley

Jay Bakker

Eugene Peterson

James Carroll

Bill Warren

Anne Graham Lotz

Amy Jill Levine

Tim Goeglein

Dr. Richard Land

Jim Daly (Focus on the Family)

Lauren Winner

Pastor Fred Luter

Joel Osteen

Greg Surratt

Brian McLaren

Rabbi Shmuely Boteach

Wm. Paul Young (The Shack)

 

 

ACTORS/FILMAKERS/COMEDIANS

Guillermo Del Toro 

John Cusack

Werner Herzog

Demetri Martin

Leonard Nimoy

Scarlett Johansson

Tony Danza

David Hasselhoff

Jim Caviziel

Portia de Rossi

Alex Gibney

Terry Gilliam

Jerry “the Beaver” Mathers

John Slattery

Jack Black

Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey)

Marc Maron

Jodie Foster

Norman Jewison

Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights)

Errol Morris

Samantha Bee

Leonardo DiCaprio

Bill Cosby

Ralph Fiennes

Eugene Jarecki

Chris Colfer (Glee)

Dick Cavett

Steve Guttenberg

Carol Burnett

Norman Lear

Bear Grylls

Christopher Nolan

Matthew McConaughey

Jonathan Goldsmith (Most Interesting Man in the World)

Robby Benson

Jeff Bridges (on the Dude)

Ang Lee

Keira Knightly

Maya Rudolph

 

 

ECONOMISTS

Paul Krugman

Kenneth Rogoff

Lakshman Achuthan

Nouriel Roubini

Simon Johnson

Christina Romer

Laura Tyson

Jeffrey Sachs

Mark Zandi

Karl Case (Case-Schiller)

Richard Koo

Gillian Tett

Mark Blyth

Peter Diamond

Greg Mankiw

Robert Reischauer

Maya MacGuineas

Mary Schapiro (SEC)

Justin Wolfers

Betsey Stevenson

Felix Salmon

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Mohammed el-Arian

Tyler Cowen

Martin Wolf

Dean Baker

 

WORLD LEADERS

Israeli President Shimon Peres

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Serbian President Voislav Kostunica

Ahmad Chalabi*

Ingrid Bettencourt

UN Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann

Nato Sec. Gen. Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Pres. Michel Martelly (Haiti)

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani*

 

 

SPORTS

Brian Billick

Sugar Ray Leonard

Bob Arum

Yuri Foreman

Kristine Lilly

Nate Jackson

Greg Lougainis

Ross Ventrone

 

 

 

CHEFS/FOOD

Michael Ruhlman

Carla Hall

Bobby Flay

Michael Pollan

Chris Cosentino

Monica Bhide

Gabriel Hamilton

 

 

SCIENTISTS/MEDICINE/EXPLORERS

Astronaut Leroy Chiao

Nicholas Stern

Paul Offit

Don Walsh

Michio Kaku

Harvey Karp

 

 

JOURNALISTS/MEDIA

Brian Williams (NBC anchor)

Nat Hentoff

Jonathan Alter

Dana Milbank

Andrew Sullivan

Bill McKibben

Lawrence Wright

Richard Brookhiser

Matt Taibbi

Cesar Conde (Univision)

George Packer

Aaron Brown

William Langewiesche

Tom Brokaw

John McWhorter

Clarence Page

James Fallows

Dave Weigel

Frank Rich

David Remnick

Sidney Blumenthal