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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
78 RPM records are sought by few and possessed by fewer, but they contain the output of some of popular music's most influential voices, and some that may yet be discovered. The writer Amanda Petrusich and producer Chris King tell Soundcheck about the rarefied world of 78 collecting.
Friday, March 14, 2014
You’ve heard the question a thousand times: “Are you a Beatles person or a Stones person?” (Recently on Soundcheck, we even pitted the two sides against each other during a live Soundcheck Smackdown). It's perceived as the biggest rivalry in rock music -- but when the Beatles wrote the song “I Wanna Be Your Man" -- it was for The Rolling Stones. So how real was this supposed rivalry?
In his new book, music historian John McMillian says it wasn’t… except when it was. The book is called – what else? – "Beatles vs. Stones" – and John McMillian joins us to talk about it.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Clive Thompson, author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better tells us why he thinks technology isn't making us dumber -- it's actually improving our memory, cognition, and more.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
By Linda Brewer
July Update: The process for this month's story was: use some of the work I actually do for a change, and some of the experiences I have had as a mom and write something short. I had started the story a few years ago and gave up on it. This time I persisted with it. Many yellow sticky notes ...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll – that pretty well sums up the early years at MTV, at least according to some of the station’s earliest on-air personalities. Two of the station’s original VJs -- Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood -- talk about the new oral history, VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Mary Roach tells you everything you every wanted to know (and maybe some stuff you didn’t) about human digestion. In Packing for Mars, she wrote about space toilets and for RadioLab she stuck her hand inside a real-live cow’s stomach to experience digestion from the inside. Her new book is Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal.