This list isn’t complete. It’s not meant to be a ‘Best Interviews Ever’ list or anything like that.
This is really just a list of interviews that, for whatever reason, keep swirling around in my head. They’ve stuck with me, as good interviews do. They are not necessarily comprehensive or definitive, but they reveal something human about each subject, which is the point of a good interview.
And because I’ve often myself wanting to revisit these pieces, I've had to repeatedly search for them online to reread and rewatch. So perhaps for no better reason than I don’t want to have to Google all these interviews anymore, I’m putting them here. I expect to keep this as a living article and update it often.
Maybe these interviews will stick with you too. Enjoy.
Joe Hyams interviews Frank Sinatra
Charlie Rose interviews Bill Murray
Studs Terkel interviews Hunter S. Thompson
Terry Gross interviews Maurice Sendak
Chris Wallace interviews Oliver Stone
Lilian Terry interviews Nina Simone
Alex Frank interviews Aretha Franklin
David Sheff interviews John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Alex Haley interviews Malcolm X
Mike Wallace interviews Frank Lloyd Wright
Benjamin Svetkey interviews Tupac Shakur
Cal Fussman interviews Larry King
George Plimpton interviews Ernest Hemingway