Born and raised in the well-mannered dairyland of Wisconsin, John moved to Brooklyn in 2003 to face his fear of large crowds and to pursue a career in music and audio engineering. After two years working a major recording studio, the now defunct Right Track Recording, John began his freelance career at WNYC. He contributed sound design to
American Icons: . (He also found himself unwittingly tasked with preventing a tempestuous The Great Gatsby Courtney Love from smoking in the studio.) After a stint as the Technical Director for PRI’s Fair Game with Faith Salie, John worked with On The Media, Soundcheck, Freakonomics, Radiolab, Spinning on Air, Radio Rookies, and WNYC’s newsroom, before joining the staff of Studio 360 in 2012. John writes and performs literary folk rock as The Reverend John DeLore. He enjoys reading Dostoevsky by moonlight, and still dislikes large crowds.
John DeLore appears in the following:
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The most popular living composer of choral music doesn’t need the world’s best singers in his choir — he just wants thousands of amateurs from all over the world.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
A science-fiction radio play by the author Lydia Millet imagines a future in which humans have wiped out the world’s plants.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The movie “whiteonwhite” has human actors, director, and crew. But its editor is an algorithm that creates a different version of the film each time it plays.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think "Native Son" exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth.
Friday, November 14, 2014
"Rosewater," which opens today, stems from an actual "Daily Show" story, and Stewart says that directing a Middle East thriller isn’t that different from writing jokes about the news.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory play live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and he talks with bandmate Tift Merritt about how to overcome the fears that go along with being a performer.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Alynda Lee Segarra and her band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, bring a punky, feminist attitude to the traditional world of folk music. She’s got her sights set on that staple of old-time...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Our latest listener challenge asks you to send us your version of W.C. Handy’s classic "Yellow Dog Blues," and the entries so far range from the traditional to the far-out. Today we h...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
We’ll see your Oscars speech and raise you one, Matthew. Your Rustin Cohle says “time is a flat circle,” so we put Dave Wooderson behind the wheel of his 1970 Chevy and had him pick...
Friday, February 14, 2014
A couple weeks ago, we announced Studio 360's Scary Short Film Festival and gave you a challenge: create a scary movie on the theme of “young genius,” no longer than 30 seconds. Tim ...
Friday, January 10, 2014
What is the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Last year, we followed four listeners who, with our periodic encouragement/nagging, all reached their goals. When we put ...
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 Walte...
Friday, October 11, 2013
As a young man in 1990, Bill Callahan started making music under the post-industrial moniker Smog. Smog’s music was experimental and spartan: just Callahan’s baritone singing over min...
Friday, September 06, 2013
The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
A couple hours before their recent show at New York's Mercury Lounge, we caught up with Foxygen's Sam France and Jonathan Rado on a playground across the street from the venue. They p...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
“On Blue Mountain, God will save us. Put the pieces back together." So sings Sam France, frontman of the young, psychedelic rock band Foxygen. ”Blue Mountain” is a track on their kill...
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 c...
Monday, January 28, 2013
I am an English major and a fan of professional football. So for this year’s Super Bowl, it will come as no surprise that I'm rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, the only team in the NF...
Friday, December 21, 2012
Beck has always been an unpredictable musician: from the folk-rock of Mellow Gold, to the digital sounds of Odelay, to the raucous funk of Midnite Vultures. But for his latest project...
Friday, July 06, 2012
A new film premiered last year that is truly one of a kind. whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir was made by Eve Sussman and her collaborators, known as the Rufus Corporation. They shot most ...