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.
||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|
||Sideshow Podcast: Teach Me How to Summah (feat. Howard Kremer)||Most comedians have just a few memorable bits; Howard Kremer has just one. Good thing he managed to build a comedy empire on it. A few years ago, Kremer had an epiphany while on the beach in Los Angeles: there was nothing more important in life than maki||14 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tony Bennett, Music History in Drag, & Reading “On the Road” for the First Time||Tony Bennett has been defying skeptics since the Depression, and his current tour with Lada Gaga is no exception. We hear from Taylor Mac, who’s performing a comprehensive survey of 20th century American music — in drag. Plus, a married couple trie||8 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shamir Plays Live, Leon Russell’s Rock Doc, & A Data Self-Portrait||In under two years, the 20-year-old dance-pop phenomenon Shamir Bailey has gone from recording songs in his bedroom to seeing his face on a billboard in Times Square. Kurt also talks to rock legend Leon Russell, the subject of a fascinating documentary t||1 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: How a Batman Movie Helped The Wolfpack Escape||The seven siblings featured in the new documentary The Wolfpack grew up in New York’s Lower East Side, but they were raised almost completely shut off from the outside world. Despite and because of these strange circumstances, they became completely o||30 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Yoko Ono, Aziz Ansari, & Unlocking the Truth||John Lennon described Yoko Ono as “the world’s most famous unknown artist.” That’s changing, with 10 number one dance hits in recent years, and a solo show of her art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Also, we hear from comedian Aziz Ansar||24 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shilpa Ray Live, Jonathan Galassi, & To Be or Not to Be a Play by Shakespeare||The singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray blends her Indian classical music training with her love of punk rock, with infectious results. Also, we hear from Jonathan Galassi, the long-time publisher, editor, translator, and poet, who now — at age 65 — has wri||17 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sideshow Podcast: How God Turned His Twitter Account into a Broadway Show||In the beginning, there was Twitter. David Javerbaum — a seasoned comedy writer for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report who has won Peabodys, Emmys, and a Grammy — started the account @TheTweetofGod in 2010. Like God Himself, he quickly gained mil||16 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|