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First Listen: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Tom Hanks grew up watching Walt Disney on television — now the actor will play him on-screen in Saving Mr. Banks. To prepare for the role, Hanks poured over archival recordings held by the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. He gave a sneak preview of his Walt Voice to Kurt ...

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Mario Buatta: Prince of Chintz

Friday, November 08, 2013

In the 1970s and 80s, Mario Buatta made a name for himself creating opulent, English country style interiors for the rich and famous. He’s designed for Jackie Onassis, Barbara Walters, and Henry Kissinger — he also created rooms in Blair House, the White House’s guest residence. ...

Slideshow: Mario Buatta’s Interiors

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Jessica Lange's Dark Magic

Friday, November 01, 2013

The Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange started her career as the ultimate ingénue — the beautiful helpless blonde in King Kong, then the sweet soap opera actress in Tootsie. Since then her roles seem to have gotten steadily darker, and now she’s leading the cast of the FX series American Horror Story ...

Jessica Lange's 3 for 360

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Darwin Got It Wrong

Friday, November 01, 2013

Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Lord Kelvin are remembered as unimpeachable geniuses. But over the course of their careers, they each made tremendous errors — not just faulty equations but fundamental misunderstandings. In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio showcases those failures and the surprising discoveries ...

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American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, October 18, 2013

Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. We’ll tour Disneyland with its art director, a second-generation Imagineer, who explains why even the trash cans are magic. In Florida, urban planner Andres Duany shows how a theme park helped reimagine city life; Tom Hanks, the first person to play Walt Disney on screen, and futurist Cory Doctorow explain how Disney made them kids for life.

Bonus Track: Cory Doctorow on the Disney theme parks

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No Time For Tea

Friday, August 30, 2013

The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan's techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young.

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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

Friday, March 22, 2013

While classical institutions usually bemoan the aging audience, Eric Whitacre’s fanbase is squarely in a prize demographic of 18-to-30 year olds. Whitacre is the most popular choral composer working today, his music performed by school choirs, university groups, and professional ...

Bonus Track: “Oculi Omnium,” performed by the Eric Whitacre Singers

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Listener Challenge: Remixing Spring

Friday, March 01, 2013

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just finished digitizing its entire collection of 150,000 animal sounds — including its especially vast collection of bird songs. We want you to use some of those bird songs to create your own composition on the theme of Spring. We’ll choose a winner and ...

Enter: Spring Remix Challenge

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Downton Abbey: Cocktails with the Crawleys

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A saga with such color, such intrigue deserves a cocktail named after everyone in it, upstairs and downstairs: The Dowager Countess (crème de violette and lemon juice), O'Brien's Revenge (whiskey and bitters) ...

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New Year’s Resolution: A Cello Recital

Friday, January 04, 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you to declare your creative New Year’s resolution. We heard from more than 100 ambitious creatives, including aspiring novelists, composers, and a poet-turned-singer. Now that it’s 2013, it’s time to make good on those promises ...

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Aha Moment: Finding Nemo

Friday, January 04, 2013

Kiki Kienstra had a good job teaching kindergarten, a nice apartment, and a community of friends. “I didn’t have a big need for change,” she remembers. “You know, everything was fine, so why rock the boat?” One day, on a whim, she saw Finding Nemo, a Pixar movie about a clownfish ...

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Winner: Photo Remix Challenge

Friday, December 21, 2012

Last month, we gave you a challenge: married photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor provided ten images for you to remix into an original composition.  We received more than 600 entries. Jerry and Maggie judged the contest and return to the show to announce the results ...

The Winner and Runners-Up

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FDR’s Secret Love Life

Friday, December 07, 2012

In the summer of 1939, Europe was months away from war and England was desperate for American support. Franklin Roosevelt invited the King and Queen to spend the weekend at his country house in upstate New York. The new movie Hyde Park on Hudson tells the story ...

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More of Your Photo Remixes

Friday, November 30, 2012

Photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor have provided ten elements for you to use to create a new image. We’ve already received hundreds of great submissions, including one from graphic artist Andrea Little of Houston incorporates all ten elements to dress up the ...

Enter Studio 360's Photo Remix Listener Challenge

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Your Photo Remixes

Friday, November 23, 2012

We recently kicked off a new listener challenge — your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves photography. Married photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor have provided ten elements for you to use to create a new image. One, from a listener named Jill ...

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Faking It: Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor

Friday, November 16, 2012

Since the 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann has been a giant of surreal photomontage. And he still works the old-fashioned way: “I’ve had images that I’ve worked on for two or three weeks in the darkroom.” But his wife, Maggie Taylor, creates her surreal photomontage on a computer ...

Video: Manipulating Photography

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, November 09, 2012

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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Getting Creative During the Superstorm

Friday, November 02, 2012

Many of us in the Northeast had our routines upended by Superstorm Sandy this week. Here at Studio 360, we've been scrambling around Brooklyn — using laptops, kitchen tables, and borrowed studios to record and assemble the show. That makeshift spirit made us wonder if any listeners shut in by ...

Bonus Track: a piano composition inspired by Sandy

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Lawrence O'Donnell: Politics as Entertainment

Friday, November 02, 2012

Political candidacies now seem to be as much about narrative as experience, with each campaign vying to control “the story” of its candidate. Lawrence O’Donnell is a former senate staffer who became a writer for The West Wing, and now hosts a political show on MSNBC. Kurt spoke with him about ...

Video: Lawrence O’Donnell vs. Taggert Romney

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Aha Moment: Lee Ann Womack

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mary Miller fell in love with a man who made his fortune flipping houses.  When the relationship ended, Mary wasn’t just heartbroken — she wanted to beat him at his own game.On the way to the bank to sign a $400,000 loan, Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” came ...

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