Radio Shows About Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick's 80th birthday anniversary on SF Bay area radio Pirate Cat Radio, December 13, 2008

On the occasion of Philip K. Dick's 80th birthday anniversary (on December 16) Total Dick-head blogger and PKD scholar, David Gill is guest on a 2 hr radio show about Philip K. Dick. Listen to the entire show filled with interviews, music and interesting discussions here.

About Sonic Youth's album Sister on Pirate Cat Radio, November 21, 2008

Total Dick-head blogger and PKD scholar, David Gill talks (in an interview with SF Bay area radio Pirate Cat Radio) about what is behind Sonic Youth's album Sister which is in part inspired by the life and works of PKD. He explains, among other things that the "Sister" of the title was Dick's twin, who died shortly after her birth, and whose memory haunted Dick his entire life. Listen to Sister and to the interview here (it takes place 45 min into the program).

We Can Remember it for You Wholesale on BBC7, broadcast on june 7th and 8th, 2007.

Reading of the short story (first published in 1966) that was the basis for the movie "Total Recall".

Talk of the Nation, July 25, 2006: The Adaptations of Philip K. Dick

Guests explore the strange and foreboding world of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick and the film adaptations of his work, including the latest, A Scanner Darkly


  • Marshal Fine, film and TV critic for Star magazine; chairman of Film Critics Circle; author of Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented American Independent Film
  • Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude; and Motherless Brooklyn has written about Philip K. Dick and has worked as consultant to his estate
  • Lawrence Sutin, author of Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick; his latest book is All Is Change: The Two-Thousand-Year Journey of Buddhism to the West
  • Laura Leslie, the oldest daughter of Philip K. Dick; legally responsible for his estate

Colony - aired on X Minus One (Oct.10, 1956)

The Defenders - aired on X Minus One (May 22, 1956)