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Sideshow Podcast: The Best of 2014's Internet

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sean Rameswaram revisits the best videos, songs, sites, and memes the internet gave us in 2014 with prior guests and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen.
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Video: David Chase and Steve Buscemi on the Rise of TV Antiheroes

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In today's new golden age of television, why are the most fun-to-watch characters also the most morally dubious?  

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Willing to Be Lucky in New York

Friday, August 16, 2013

Kurt remembers the writing that brought him to New York — an essay by E.B. White that explored the different sides of the same city. 

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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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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.

    The Takeaway

    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, say about change in the United States?

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    Kurt Andersen on the Year of 'The Protester'

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    This morning, TIME announced 2011's Person of the Year: The Protester.
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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Redesigning Monopoly

    Tuesday, May 03, 2011

    Kurt Andersen, host of PRI's Studio 360, stops by to discuss his show's listener contest to redesign the game Monopoly for the 21st century.

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    360 Exclusive: Hot on the Trail of "Anonymous"

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Anyone else feeling a little political déjà vu?  Fifteen years ago a salacious political novel called Primary Colors offered a thinly veiled account of President Bill Clinton’s election campaign and was written by…well, no one knew. Primary Colors was a huge success and turned into a movie.  Now, as if on cue, we get O: a Presidential Novel, a juicy speculative account of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign written by another “Anonymous” author.

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    Spark: Read Kurt's Foreword

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Spark: How Creativity Works doesn't hit bookshelves until February 15.  But to get you in the mood, we've got a sneak-preview.  In his foreword to the book, Kurt describes how he embraced Daniel Boorstin's "Amateur Spirit" and summoned the courage to keep trying new things.

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    Premiere Performance: Shara Worden, “We Added It Up”

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    On Thursday, January 27, Shara Worden will bring her synergetic mix of classical music, cabaret, and punk to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series -- and we’re thrilled that she's given us an exclusive sneak preview of a song she wrote for the event.

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    Reggie Watts Gets Cosmic

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Earlier this week, one-of-a-kind comedian/musician Reggie Watts rocked WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space for a special 'Studio 360' all about Theoretical Physics. That’s right…Theoretical Physics.  Here at 360, we like a little science sprinkled in with our arts and culture.

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    The Apples in Stereo Are Back from the Future

    Friday, July 09, 2010

    The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now.  The band's latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel.

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    Change of Heart

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Have you noticed how the rituals of Valentine's Day seem to be designed for children? The red hearts, the overload of candy, and that weird baby Cupid. It's all so bizarre, and may I say -- nauseating?

    We here at Studio 360 think the so-called holiday is due for a ...

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    Waiting for 2010

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    As the New Year closes in and we all take a little time for reflection, I can’t help but wonder what I’ll be doing at the close of the next decade -- and the next, and the next...  I get solace and inspiration from a 'Studio 360' episode from last February which featured several older  folks who are still productive, or had even started something new later in life.

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    Features

    Verdict in on Mamet's Race

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

    "At the end of the play, we left the theater knowing almost nothing about the characters internal lives or even their back stories." 

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    Dear Diary -- It's Paul's Alter

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Have you been acquainted with a Mr. Elyot Vionnet?

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    Let's Take A Ride

    Friday, September 04, 2009

    They Might Be Giants is just about my favorite working band, and not just because they're also the only band -- apart from the Byrds, many many years ago -- with whom I've actually worked a show onstage and back stage. TMBG are smart and good and nice and funny. And live in Brooklyn. Really: what more could one want?

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    Cuteness gets remixed

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Don't be fooled by the first 20 seconds of this video-- it's is not just another cute toddler Youtube sensation. Prepare to be impressed and a little freaked out by some very slick video editing. The toddler noises and mugging for the camera get transformed into what could quite possibly be the next dance hall hit. If Kidz Bop were to cover Crystal Castles' "Vanished", it would sound something like this.

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