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Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen appears in the following:

Reggie Watts Plays Live; Studio 360's Blues Challenge; Maya Angelou Remembered

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In this episode: Comedian, actor, and one-man band Reggie Watts joins us to talk about the new season of the IFC talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! Plus, hear him rigs up his loop pedals and mics for an impromptu set in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: Our friends at Studio 360 recently launched the “1914 Blues Challenge” which for the past few weeks, asked listeners to record a 100-year-old W.C. Handy classic, “Yellow Dog Blues.” Host Kurt Andersen and the contest’s judge, musician Chocolate Genius, join Soundcheck to review some of the submissions they’ve received so far.

And: Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on the life and legacy of poet and civil rights icon Maya Angelou, who died yesterday at age 86.

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Extra Credit: A Gaggle of Plurals

Friday, April 04, 2014

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WNYC

We know all about schools of fish and gaggles of geese. Now Kurt Andersen wants you to create new collective nouns for curious groups of humans: including hipsters, critics, and venture capitalists.

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The Greene Space

TV's Antiheroes: A Conversation with David Chase and Steve Buscemi

Monday, March 3, 2014

7:00 PM

Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen sits down with David Chase and Steve Buscemi — creators of some of the most wickedly appealing characters in recent memory — to explore the rise of the antihero on TV.

And the Oscar for Worst Award Show Goes To...

Sunday, March 02, 2014

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WNYC
We ended up again with awards that were all expected, except Best Picture -- we were betting on Gravity, as it seemed to have all the perfect elements for the top Academy Award: actio...
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Help Scare Kurt Andersen

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, talks about the show's scary movie contest, plus their Oscars bingo game for Sunday's awards ceremony.

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Studio 360: Inside 3D Printing with MakerBot's Bre Pettis

Monday, December 23, 2013

Before they threw a 3D printing party in The Greene Space, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen visited MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis in their downtown Manhattan store to get a closer look at the game-changing technology.

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On-Demand Video: Science Fair - Studio 360's 3D Printing Party

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Believe the hype: 3D printing is a game changer. From art to auto parts, prosthetic limbs to food to firearms, this rapidly developing, disruptive technology is bringing the future to us now.

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The Greene Space

Science Fair: Studio 360 in 3D

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

7:00 PM

Bre Pettis, founder of the innovative Brooklyn-based 3D printer company MakerBot and Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen host a festive show-and-tell with participants in our Holiday Ornament Challenge. Watch a live video webcast!

Library Award Finalists

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Nominations for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards topped 4,300, now find out the 10 finalists. Julie Sandorf, president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, is joined by contest judges Fatima Shama, NYC Immigrant Affairs commissioner, and Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, to announce the finalists and discuss the judging process and the prizes.

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Battle Of The High School Bands

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guest host Kurt Andersen speaks with Andrew W.K., Ben Folds, and two high school rockers about Studio 360's "Battle of the High School Bands" listener challenge.

 

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Guest Host Kurt Andersen (of ‘Studio 360’) Referees A Battle Of The High School Bands; Carla Bruni Plays 'Little French Songs'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In this episode: Soundcheck guest host Kurt Andersen (host of Studio 360) talks high school rockers, as part of Studio 360’s ongoing Battle of the High School Bands. One of the contest judges, musician Andrew W.K., reviews recordings submitted by high school bands -- both recent and not so recent. And, Kurt talks with members of two currently active high school bands, Fly Baby and The Sectionals — and we hear from singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds about his high school band.

Plus: We hear a live performance from Carla Bruni. The singer, model, and former first lady of France joins us to perform in our studio. 

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New Rite of Spring From 'Studio 360'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Spring is officially here, but for one of our sister programs at WNYC, the season started a little early this year. Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener chall...

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Producer Joe Boyd On Nick Drake; Broadway’s 'Cinderella' In Studio; Remixing Spring with Kurt Andersen

Thursday, April 04, 2013

In this episode: More than forty years ago, the record producer Joe Boyd helped turn the songs of the late English musician Nick Drake into musical masterpieces. Now, he’s releasing a tribute album to the songwriter, Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake.

Plus: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of Cinderella is playing on Broadway for the first time. We’re joined by Cinderella and the Prince (Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, respectively) and music supervisor David Chase for a live performance that will air before midnight.

And: Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener challenge called “Remixing Spring.” Before the show announces the contest winner this weekend, Kurt joins us to share a shortlist of entries.

    Faking It: The Matrix

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, at the Metropolitan Museum, contains hundreds of strange and fascinating pictures, all of them altered in different ways. Wanderi...

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    Adele, Meet James Bond

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film and the franchise is being celebrated with a DVD box set, a documentary, a film festival at the Museum of Modern Art...

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    Gore Vidal: Fighting Words

    Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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    WNYC

    My first experiences of Gore Vidal were not his writing, but as a pop cultural performer playing himself on television. When I was a little kid, he was a regular on late-night talk shows, chatting with Johnny Carson and then Dick Cavett about '60s politics and culture and ...

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    Kurt Andersen on True Believers

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, discusses his new novel, True Believers. The story alternates between the present and the 1960s—and captures the enduring impact of the social upheaval of that time on the ways we live now. The narrator, Karen Hollander, is a successful attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court because of a 1968 episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. She’s about to make that secret public—but first she has to track down the answers to some crucial last questions.

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    From the 60s to the Supreme Court with Kurt Andersen

    Friday, July 06, 2012

    Kurt Andersen is a man of many talents. In addition to hosting Studio 360, Andersen just published a new novel, "True Believers." What does the new novel, based mostly in the 1960s, s...

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    Dylan, Hendrix, Lennon: The True Believers Soundtrack

    Thursday, July 05, 2012

    PRI
    WNYC
    I have a new novel coming out next week, True Believers, that isn't easy to pigeonhole. So I'll defer to the novelist Scott Turow, who describes it as "one part bildungsroman, one p...
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    Kings County

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen talks about his new Brooklyn-centric take on the variety show, Kings County, and helps with a listener quiz. Think you know Brooklyn? Call 212-433-9692 and test your Kings County bona fides!

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