In 1977 Josephson established The Radio Foundation, a nonprofit radio production and distribution organization. In addition to Bob & Ray, Larry hosts and produces an annual reading of excerpts from Ulysses by James Joyce, heard for the past 30 years everyBloomsday (June 16) on WBAI, New York (99.5 FM) and on Pacifica stations and affiliates nationwide.
His current project: recording of every word of Ulysses with actors like
His other productions include Only In America: The Story of American Jews (an 8-hour documentary featuring Ellie Wiesel and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) and
What Is Judaism?, conversations about the history, liturgy and foods of seven Jewish holidays, with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary. These programs were heard on 220 NPR stations. Links to all of Larry's past work can be found at radioart.org
Larry Josephson, 72, twice divorced, lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with a cat named Chloe. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, for which he profoundly apologizes, and was educated at Berkeley. Much to his surprise, Larry joined a synagogue a few years ago (he had barely been inside one since his bar mitzvah). He has three grown children and a set of twin grandchildren.
Josephson's obsessions are cats, kids, radio and food: thinking, dreaming and talking about food, and consuming lots of delicious dishes. His motto: food is more important than life itself. He often can be seen at Zabar's, the Jewish Vatican. Larry has his own table atBarney Greengrass, which he shares with 10,000 other people every Sunday morning.