Streams

 

Performance

Studio 360

Tim Minchin's Christmas Carol

Friday, December 20, 2013

Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda perfectly conjures both the naughtiness and sweetness of kids being kids. When it comes to Christmas, Minchin is a bit of a cynic. But we think his Christmas song, written for his daughter, is a modern classic. ...

Video: “White Wine in the Sun" (live)

Comments [5]

Studio 360

Julie Taymor's Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, December 20, 2013

In 2002, Julie Taymor was the new Queen of Broadway: a MacArthur genius and the creator of The Lion King, which became the most lucrative Broadway musical of all time. But soon after, she was hired to create what became the most notorious Broadway debacle in recent years ...

Bonus Track: Spider-Man — behind-the-scenes

Comments [1]

Studio 360

Will Rogers’ Bacon, Beans, and Limousines

Friday, November 22, 2013

Before there was Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, even before Lennie Bruce, there was Will Rogers, America's first political comic. “There was a real gentleness to his form of satire that was truly admirable,” says Lewis Black, “It gave the same sting, but did not need to be done in the harsh fashion ...

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Thomas Dolby Reveals His 'Invisible Lighthouse'

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hit maker Thomas Dolby's new film and live music project, The Invisible Lighthouse, springs from his potentially dangerous — and probably illegal — attempts to document the destruction of a structure that he holds dear.

Comments [1]

Studio 360

American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, October 18, 2013

Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. We’ll tour Disneyland with its art director, a second-generation Imagineer, who explains why even the trash cans are magic. In Florida, urban planner Andres Duany shows how a theme park helped reimagine city life; Tom Hanks, the first person to play Walt Disney on screen, and futurist Cory Doctorow explain how Disney made them kids for life.

Bonus Track: Cory Doctorow on the Disney theme parks

Comments [30]

On Being

Indigo Girls — Music and Finding God, in Church and Smoky Bars

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Comment

On Being

[Unedited] Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

August Wilson Cycle

Friday, September 20, 2013

WNYC's The Greene Space is in the midst of presenting all ten plays that form August Wilson's American Century Cycle. Artistic director Ruben Santiago Hudson, actor and associate artistic director Stephen McKinley Henderson, and the project’s audio theater producer Arthur Yorinks talk about the playwright and his work, its depiction of African American history, and the process of converting stage productions to radio drama.

→Check ticket availability for the remaining performances at The Greene Space.

Comments [4]

Studio 360

American Icons: Anything Goes

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cole Porter lived in Europe during the 1920s, and returned to American to write a sharp satire of this freewheeling era that has outlived the people and events it referred to. Music historian Will Friedwald explains how Frank Sinatra saved the song, and we hear a new version written by Joe Keenan.

Exclusive Bonus Track: An updated version of "Anything Goes"

Comments [24]

Studio 360

No Time For Tea

Friday, August 30, 2013

The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan's techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young.

Comment

Studio 360

Steve Earle’s Washington Square Serenade

Friday, August 16, 2013

Country rocker Steve Earle tells Kurt about how his move from Nashville to New York City inspired his album Washington Square Serenade.

Bonus Track: "Days Aren't Long Enough"

Comment

Studio 360

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. 

Comment

Studio 360

Keeping Up With the Sarah Joneses

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Tony Award-winning writer and performer transforms from a self-deprecating Brit to a Jewish grandmother, to a young male rapper.

Slideshow: Sarah Jones in character

Comments [2]

Studio 360

Nereida Comes to America

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sarah Jones channels a young Dominican immigrant and her family’s first miracle in America.

Comment

Studio 360

Steve Earle Performs "City of Immigrants"

Friday, August 16, 2013

Steve Earle’s wife and musical collaborator, Allison Moorer, joins Earle on this love song to their adopted hometown of New York.

Comment

Studio 360

Steve Earle Performs "Christmas in Washington"

Friday, August 16, 2013

Steve Earle casts a critical eye on the political scene, in a song from his record El Corazon.

Comment

Radiolab

And Now For Something Completely Different

Saturday, August 03, 2013

I don't know what this is, or what it cost this guy to do what he does to his knees, or to the top of his skull. I don't know what I'm listening to. I only know that what happens in this video is beautiful.

Read More

Comments [3]

Studio 360

American Icons: Appalachian Spring

Friday, July 05, 2013

In 1942, Aaron Copland was commissioned to write a score for the choreographer Martha Graham. Dance and music in America have never been the same. Their ballet Appalachian Spring looks at the tension between community and individualism through the story ...

Comment

Studio 360

Jack Handey's Ideas for Paintings

Friday, June 14, 2013

Many a painter has stared at a blank canvas and pondered what to paint. Not any more! Jack Handey, whom you might remember as the author of Saturday Night Live's "Deep Thoughts," offers his best suggestions.

Comment

Studio 360

Tim Minchin and Matilda

Friday, June 07, 2013

At this year’s Tony Awards, a show about a strange little girl with horrible parents was nominated for no fewer than twelve awards — practically every category that it was eligible for. Matilda is based on Roald Dahl’s novel, and set to music by the Australian songwriter and comedian Tim Minchin ...

Video: Tim Minchin performs "When I Grow Up"

Comments [2]