Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC
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The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.
||Lily Tomlin on “Grandma” & the Guy Who Slapped the Bass for "Seinfeld"||Starting in 1969 on "Laugh-In," Lily Tomlin has created and played a whole theatre troupe’s worth of characters. But her latest — a ballsy, fiercely protective grandmother in the movie "Grandma" — might be the closest to her real self. Also, we hea||26 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: Hip-Hop, 40s, and the Myth of the Brass Monkey||In the mid-90s, rappers from the East Coast to the West convinced an entire generation to consume malt liquor in “40s”— 40-ounce glass bottles that delivered the alcohol equivalent of a six-pack in one serving. Songs like N.W.A.’s “8 Ball” gl||26 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Crime and Justice: with Sue Grafton, Joshua Oppenheimer, & the Art Forger That Got Away||This week's show is all about crime: author Sue Grafton had never tried to write a mystery before “A Is for Alibi,” the first novel in her Kinsey Millhone series. Now that she’s on “X,” she’s getting ready for a well-deserved party. And we he||19 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jason Segel, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” & Yo La Tengo Takes Requests||In his latest movie, “The End of the Tour,” Jason Segel stretches from the goofy, lovable characters he normally plays to the role of the tragic genius David Foster Wallace. Also, the writer and director of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” Marielle||12 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: Jonathan Wolff Slapped the Bass for Seinfeld and the Internet Can’t Thank Him Enough||Jonathan Wolff is the Michael Jordan of TV theme songs. He’s written over 40, from Will and Grace to The Hughleys. Before becoming Hollywood’s go-to theme song writer, Wolff spent a decade as a “multi-purpose utility tool for musical chores”||11 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Simon Pegg, The Bird and the Bee, & Betting on Bond||The actor and screenwriter Simon Pegg explains how he went from making funny genre flicks with his buddies to starring in some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises — “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” and “Mission: Impossible.” Also, the musical duo||5 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||American Icons: Native Son||This is the novel about racism that America couldn't ignore. The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. Richard Wright set out to confront white readers with the most brutal consequences of racism, and finally||29 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: How 'Kung Fury' Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes||Kung Fury is every 80s action film you've ever watched and dreamed of, packed into a ridiculous, rollicking, fully retro 30 minutes. It’s about a renegade cop in 1985 Miami who gets hacked back in time to kill Hitler, of course. But really it's abou||28 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, The Silver Lake Chorus, & Poet Mary Jo Bang||As the lead singer of The Gap Band, Charlie Wilson had huge hits — as well as a debilitating drug habit. He tells his story of recovery and rebounding to the top of the charts with the help of Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West in the new me||22 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ian McKellen, “Go Set a Watchman,” & Mac DeMarco||Ian McKellen has played Magneto in the “X-Men” movies and Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings,” but his latest role is a real biggie: Sherlock Holmes. Plus, Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” upends our picture of Atticus Finch, but the LA Time||15 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|