Friday, November 14, 2014
By Amanda Angel
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Original Air Date February 21st, 1985 —
Richard Serra was not a happy man in 1985. His public sculpture, Tilted Arc, was the focus of an on-going controversy in New York City and in this interview with Jenny Dixon on WNYC's Artists in the City, Serra defends himself against ...
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.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Hear John Paul Keith perform songs from his new record Memphis Circa 3 AM in the Soundcheck studio
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
From 1980 to 1986, Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan. The two men made compromises that shaped America’s future and became one of history’s most celebrated political pairings—and they remain a prime example of how ideological opposites can get things done. Chris Matthews was a top aide to Tip O’Neill, and in his book Tip and the Gipper, Matthews tells how the two leaders fought over the major issues of the day—welfare, taxes, covert military operations, and Social Security—but found their way to agreements that reformed taxes, saved Social Security, and brought peace to Northern Ireland.
Wayne Koestenbaum, 'Philosopher of Fabulousness'; Jayme Stone’s Global Bluegrass; Salon's 'Most Hated Bands'
Thursday, August 15, 2013
In this episode: New York Magazine once called writer, critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum “the philosopher of fabulousness.” Now, he has new collection of personal and critical essays, My 1980s and Other Essays. He tells us about it and shares a playlist.
Plus: The banjo player and composer Jayme Stone hails from Canada, but his music is inspired by folk traditions from around the globe. He performs songs from a new album, The Other Side of the Air.
And: Writer Chuck Klosterman’s essay on whether to hate — or not to hate — the Eagles sparked some discussion on Salon. And that, in turn, sparked the site to compile a list called “The 15 Most Hated Bands of the Last 30 Years.” Assistant editor Prachi Gupta breaks it down.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Alysia Abbott, author of the new book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, talks about her new memoir and growing up with a gay single father in the context of the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the gay rights movement. Listeners: Any kids of a gay parents, call us up and talk about how you reacted to last week's Supreme Court rulings--and tell us what it's been like growing up with gay parents. 212-433-9692 or comment here.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
In the early ‘80s, audiences at hardcore punk shows began pushing, shoving and slamming into each other – in the friendliest way, of course. Musician, critic and author Michael Azerrad joins us to talk about the evolution of moshing - plus we hear from Jack Rabid, editor of the music magazine The Big Takeover.