Fishko Files from WNYC
By WNYC, New York Public Radio
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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.
||Critics||In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the past and present of film criticism, and its variable impact over a couple of generations. (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits... Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Mix Engineer:||5/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Artie Shaw||May 2010 marked 100 years since the birth of Artie Shaw, the bandleader and clarinet player. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko uses the occasion to tell us how Shaw is worth remembering for more than just his music... (Produced in 201||4/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Unison: Synch and Synergy||There’s something powerful about multiples in unison, all across the arts. A chorus, orchestra or dance troupe 'synching up' can be magical --whether you’re on the inside of one of them or just watching. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara||4/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sibelius and Heifetz||In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the power of the recording –and the music. (Originally broadcast in 2010) WNYC Produc||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Piels Campaign||WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach. Here is the next Fishko Files... (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits.||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robin Hood||In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery.... (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits... Executive Producer: Sar||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Celebrating a Pianist's Birth Centennial||Friday marks 100 years since the birth of Sviatoslav Richter. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, this Russian pianist masterfully broke the mold. Here is this Fishko Files…||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ken Russell||For this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko speaks to British film director Ken Russell, who died in 2011, about his movie-run through music history... (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits... Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Mix||3/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Andy Warhol||Even now, more than 25 years after his death, Andy Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye. And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream. Here is the next Fishko Files... (Produced in 2010) WNYC Productio||3/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ida Lupino||When this piece was produced in 2010, the U.S. Open tennis tournament was overlapping with a festival of films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko couldn’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Symphonies that Swing||Since jazz began, composers have had the impulse to “jazz up” the more traditional symphony orchestra. Has it been a happy partnership between the two styles? Here is the next Fishko Files… (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits.||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Defenders||WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back more than 50 years at an expertly written television series called The Defenders. Here is the next Fishko Files... (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits... Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Mix Engineer: Wayne||2/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Post-War Painters||From fistfights in bars…to inspiration in cold water flats…the post WWII art scene in New York is legendary. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko hears tales from postwar painters who were in downtown Manhattan just as Abstract Expre||2/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trouble in Tahiti||In this Fishko Files WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers Leonard Bernstein’s atypical opera, Trouble in Tahiti. (Produced in 2010)||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
One of the best arts reporters in ANY medium
Luckily, her medium is radio, which makes the podcast so much more enjoyable than if she worked with acrylics. (little arts joke there) But if Sara Fishko were on NPR nationwide people might soon forget the name Susan Stanberg. Though who doesn't like Susan Stanberg? The radio dial's big enough for Sara and Susan, and if its not maybe Dr. Laura needs to step down. Give Fishko a try, you'll be glad you did.
I am excited to find these podcasts available so I can catch up on missed episodes. Invariably fascinating, informative and well thought out. Always leave me wanting more.
One Of The Best!
Consistently interesting and informative.