Mario Correa

Mario is a Congressional aide turned lobbyist turned writer and commentator (there’s nothing he loves more than turning!)

He’s contributed to outlets that include The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Us Weekly, The Denver Post, and Travel Weekly, among others. He was Washington Correspondent for Public Radio International’s Fair Game with Faith Salie; the “Channel Serf” television columnist for The Washington City Paper; host and co-executive producer of the WRC/NBC 4 pilot, PowerHouse; and a staff writer for two seasons on the TV series Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca

Oh, and somewhere along the way, he turned from Chilean to American.


Mario Correa appears in the following:

That Was A Hit?!?: Disastrous Love Songs Edition

Thursday, February 13, 2014

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, it’s important to pay tribute to the less successful entries in the love-song genre. Mario Correa -- writer and Entertainment Weekly Radio host -- offered up these three “disastrous love songs” for Soundcheck's occasional series That Was a Hit!?!.

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That Was A Hit?!? Disastrous Love Songs; Siberian Punk; Tom Brosseau Plays Live

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In this episode: With Valentine’s Day coming up Friday, Soundcheck asked That Was A Hit?!? regular Mario Correa to bring in a few love songs that, really, had no business on the pop charts. From disaster movie themes to songs about potential threesomes, we take a listen.

Then: Bryan Swirsky has been digging up, researching, and translating Soviet-era underground punk records for a decade. He’ll join us to talk about the differences between Siberian and Yugoslavian and Ukrainian punk groups, and why their forgotten musical legacy is important.

And: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Brosseau performs “Cradle Your Device” and more in the Soundcheck studio.


The Year in Music: Caryn Ganz's Best Albums Of 2013; That Was A Hit?!? 2013 Edition; More Live Performances

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In this episode: Soundcheck's week-long look back at the year in music of 2013 continues. First, Caryn Ganz, editorial director of, shares her favorite music of 2013.

Then, a very special 2013 edition of Soundcheck's ongoing series That Was a Hit?!? with chart-obsessed contributors Mario Correa and Chris Molanphy -- who predict which of this year’s smash hits will be ridiculed 20 years from now -- by music snobs in their flying cars.

And more of our favorite in-studio performances from the past year.


That Was A Hit?!?: 'Der Kommissar'

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our series That Was A Hit?!? is all about unlikely songs that have made it to the top of the charts. Today's installment looks at three versions of the surprise hit "Der Kommissar" that battled it out for chart supremacy.

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That Was A Hit?!?: Murray Head, 'One Night In Bangkok'

Monday, December 02, 2013

In this installment of Soundcheck's series That Was A Hit?!?, Mario Correa explains how "One Night in Bangkok," a song from a musical about chess, became a chart-topping pop hit.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This Valentine’s Day, RelationShow pillow talks with the fabulous Carrie Fisher (seriously—she calls us straight from her bed!) We also meet Carolyn Hax and Nick Galifianakis, whose nationally syndicated relationship advice column is going gangbusters—even though they divorced each other a decade ago.  Plus, a sharp-eyed psychologist uncovers the hidden love codes in your instant messages, and we hear from New Yorkers who find novel ways to keep the romance burning. Come celebrate Valentine's Day with RelationShow!

Meet Us, Meet Our Baby—RelationShow

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Like most successful conceptions, the conception of RelationShow began with sperm. Specifically, when I asked my friend Mario if he would consider giving me some of his because I wanted to have a baby.

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