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.
||Steve Coogan, Visualizing Dark Matter, & Hip-Hop’s Best Year||Steve Coogan finds the comedy in becoming washed up in the new show “Happyish.” An artist and an astrophysicist figure out how to think about “dark matter” — the invisible energy that undergirds the structure of the universe. And Sideshow host||22 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: How to Get Billy Idol to Play Your Birthday Party for Free||It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, but in 2012, a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star and his band to play his birthday party for free. All Michael Henrichsen had to do was make ridiculous videos, e||21 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Ex Machina," Sexy Robots, & Four-Legged Stars||Director Alex Garland plays with notion of humans loving robots in his new movie, “Ex Machina.” What it takes to train a canine star for the new film “White God.” And composer Jeanine Tesori sings her way through the making of her Broadway hit,||15 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hilary Mantel on “Wolf Hall,” Juliette Binoche, & Dwight Yoakam||Hilary Mantel explains why we’re still so interested in Henry VIII: he was a real-life “monster-king.” Juliette Binoche stars as an aging actress in “Clouds of Sils Maria” opposite Kristen Stewart’s undermining upstart. And Dwight Yoakam pla||8 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)||Furious 7 will be one of the biggest movies of the year. Since The Fast and the Furious came out in 2001, the combination of cars, speed, and Vin Diesel has made the franchise one of the most profitable in the history of cinema, grossing close to three b||7 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paul Beatty, Mad Women, & the Hidden Music of the Civil Rights Movement||Paul Beatty’s new novel, "The Sellout," manages to make our national conversation about race witty, profane, rude — and also very funny. A real-life Peggy Olsen dishes on the not-so-glamorous reality behind the "Mad Men" era. And we hear about hundre||1 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Cameron Mitchell, Noah Baumbach, & Making a Video Game about Cancer||The writer and original star of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," John Cameron Mitchell, reflects on the role he created twenty years ago. Director Noah Baumbach explains why his latest film, "While We’re Young," might be his funniest yet. And a couple desi||25 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'||Al Madrigal has been The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" for years. In his funny new documentary, Half Like Me, he travels across the United States and Mexico to explore his ambivalence with that ethnic identity. Along the way, Madrigal disco||25 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cassandra Wilson, Redesigning Mondays, & Making Art with Code||Cassandra Wilson pays tribute to one of her greatest inspirations, Billie Holiday, on the late singer’s 100th birthday. We give our least favorite day of the week, Monday, a makeover. And a computer programmer recreates the styles of painters like Mon||18 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Björk, Scott McCloud, & the Secret to a Pop Hit||Björk, the world’s most famous Icelander, redefines what pop can be — but is she just a frustrated music teacher? The comics artist Scott McCloud explains that we all make a bargain with death every day. And researchers dig into decades of Billboard||11 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|