Punk Rock


VIDEO: Radiolab Presents: Radio Ambulante

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As a follow-up to our story Los Frikis, we're bringing you a translated version of Radio Ambulante's story on the same subject.
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Los Frikis

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The story of how punk rock’s arrival in Cuba allowed a small band of outsiders to sentence themselves to death and set themselves free.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2006): The End of an Era: CBGBs Closes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In the year 2006, CBGBs closed and was replaced by luxury restaurants and hotels. Chris Stein, guitarist, songwriter, and author, talks about changes the neighborhood has seen.

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Check Ahead: Raccoon Fighter, 'ZIL'

Monday, September 23, 2013

On ZIL, the swaggering debut from the garage rock band Raccoon Fighter.

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The Takeaway

Evolution of Marijuana Culture, Future of Biking, Punk in Fashion

Thursday, May 09, 2013

How is Marijuana Culture Changing in This Country? | What it Might Take to Reinvent the Wheel | Lessons From a Female Union Electrician | The Rise of Bike Culture | Punk Fashion: From the Streets to the Met

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Richard Hell

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Richard Hell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his journey to New York as a teenager and starting pivotal punk bands like Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. He also told us what he's listening to these days -- find out below!


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Taliban vs. Teenage Girl, Richard Hell, The New Deal

Monday, March 11, 2013

Vanity Fair’s Marie Brenner tells how a Pakistani girl became the face of resistance against the Taliban—and the target of gunfire. Richard Hell talks about starting pivotal punk bands like Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Jonathan Dee describes his latest novel, A Thousand Pardons. Historian Ira Katznelson argues that a small group of Southern lawmakers protected American democracy during the 1930’s, even as they safeguarded racial segregation. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Richard Hell: I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

Monday, March 11, 2013

Writer and musician Richard Hell charts his childhood, coming of age, and misadventures as an artist in the era of rock and roll. I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography is about his journey from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion when he was 17. He was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and he help make CBGB a punk ground zero. 

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Studio 360

Ramone Idol

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Last month, hundreds of fans and celebrities gathered at Hollywood Forever cemetery in LA to pay tribute to rock guitarist Johnny Ramone and to view the statue he commissioned in his honor. Marketplace's Michelle Philippe attended the unveiling, and brought back a glimpse ...


Studio 360

Rock on GOP

Saturday, July 24, 2004

The Democrats have little trouble finding support among pop musicians. But on websites such as and rockers are rallying around the current president. We sent Trey Kay to talk to members of Third Day and Gotham Road, conservatives who rock.