Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
By 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.
||Lucy Liu, “Peanuts,” & “Sorry, Wrong Number”||The actor Lucy Liu talks about her decision to reveal her secret second career as a painter — and her struggles with being typecast. Also, Charles Schulz’s biographer on how one of the most beloved comic strips of all time made us more open about dep||25 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Terrorists Target Culture||When terrorists struck Paris, they took aim at what binds us together as a society: our culture. And looking back at 15 years of terror, that’s nothing new. Near East scholar Bernard Haykel shows how ISIS uses poetry as propaganda. Pakistani-American c||18 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Are Computers Creative?||This week, Kurt Andersen asks: can computers make art? And if so, is it any good? We’ll meet a program named AARON that’s been painting for nearly 40 years, a filmmaker who replaced her editor with an algorithm, and a professor who thinks what comput||11 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carrie Brownstein & Why Every Candidate Must Go on SNL||What do you do after founding one of the most beloved bands ever? If you’re Carrie Brownstein, you become the star of “Portlandia” and satirize one of the most beloved cities. Also, former “Saturday Night Live” political writer Jim Downey expla||4 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Obama Gets Memed & EL VY Plays Live||The new band EL VY plays live in our studio, combining the downer indie rock of The National with the cheery electro-pop of Menomena. Also, how President Obama became the internet’s go-to scapegoat for all of life’s little annoyances. And the writer||28 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sam Rockwell in Love & The Secrets of Making Hit Pop Songs||The actor Sam Rockwell explains why acting in every frame of the movie “Moon” can't compare to the difficulty of playing a damaged rodeo cowboy in Sam Shepard’s play “Fool for Love.” Also, reporter John Seabrook breaks down exactly what makes||21 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Twyla Tharp & How the X-Files Taught Us to Believe||One of the most famous choreographers working today, Twyla Tharp is the person you call when you want to turn Billy Joel songs into Broadway catnip or get horses dancing in Central Park. Also, we hear what made “The X-Files” such a good fit for the c||14 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: The Internet Is Forever||For his final episode, Sean Rameswaram traces the path of creative work he has personally posted, from blogging to sketch comedy videos to a truly ill rap posse. To close out the show, he gets the posse back together for one last song. Special thanks to||12 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sloane Crosley Quits Her Day Job & Are We Watching Too Much TV?||Sloane Crosley had a successful career as a book publicist and had written two best-selling collections of funny essays. But to write her first novel, she ditched it all and moved to France — not too shabby! Also, we hear from the CEO of FX, who thinks||7 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chrissie Hynde Rocks & Hodor Speaks||Chrissie Hynde, who founded The Pretenders — and still performs under the name — reveals the pain behind the music in a new memoir. Also, the actor who plays Hodor, the "Game of Thrones" character who only says one word, becomes the internet’s fa||30 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|