Interviews, Talks and Articles


Los Angeles Review of Books, 22 October 2016. “A Glitter-Run Through History,” review of Simon Reynolds’ Shock And Awe.


Mojo, Issue 274, September 2016. “Soul On Ice” (a look at the early days of Young Americans).


Travels in Music, May 2016. Interviewed by Zachary Stockill for his podcast.


Aquarium Drunkard, 2 May 2016. A look through the catalog of covers of Bowie compositions.

Lust For Life: A Panel On Iggy Pop, 9 April 2016. A look at the life and times of Iggy Pop: a panel discussion with O’Leary and music scholar Steve Waksman. Easthampton Bookfest, 3 to 5 PM, Luthier’s Coop.

WFMU, The Evan “Funk” Davies Show, 13 January 2016. An interview on Bowie’s life and legacy.


Eruditorum Presscast, 13 January 2016. A talk with Phil Sandifer on Bowie’s life, his various intersections with Doctor Who, and all sorts of other digressions.


Slate, “The Making of ‘Sound and Vision’,” 11 January 2016.

Slate, “There’s a Showman, Waiting in the Sky (Lazarus review),” 8 December 2015.


New York, “A Taxonomy of David Bowie’s Many Personas and Their Imitators,” December 2015.

New Books in Pop Music Podcast

“New Books in Pop Music” podcast from 21 June 2015.


Life Elsewhere, 22 March 2015 – A fun, very extensive interview with Norman B on his radio show.


Zero Squared, 25 March 2015 – An interview conducted by Doug Lain, novelist and Zero Books’ publisher.

Philly City Paper

Philadelphia City Paper, 8 April 2015 – An interview with Michael Pelusi.

Rebel Rebel: Book and Music Event, 11 April 2015 – Reading with musicians Matt Medeiros and Bob Fay.

Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard,13 April 2015 – Thoughts on bootleg Bowie songs.

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WFMU The Evan “Funk” Davies Show, 27 April 2015 – Interview and survey of Bowie music.


Foyles, May 2015 – Q&A about Rebel Rebel.

Interested in booking Chris O’Leary for a speaking engagement?  Please email bowiesongs at gmail dot com.


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