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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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Radiolab

Mama Mia, Mama Mia! A Canadian Bohemian Rhapsodizes About String Theory

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's been frustrating, this 100-year search by physicists all over the world for a Unified Theory of Everything, and Tim Blais, physics grad student, a capella singer, Queen fan, feels their collective pain in this — his Bohemian Rhapsody on String Theory. Don't miss the Albert Einstein hand puppet in a hail storm, crying his heart out.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Duchess Has a Vagina Edition

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black" and the documentary "The Art of Killing," and Simon Doonan joins them to talk about the British royal baby phenomenon.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Long Shoots of Goldenrod Edition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the documentary "The Queen of Versailles," the new NBC show "Revolution," and the question of how best to appreciate the art of the past.

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Soundcheck

Songs We're Powerless To Resist

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

After today's interview with Dr. Alisun Pawley about her research into sing-along songs, Pitchfork founder and Soundcheck bullpen member Ryan Schreiber was inspired to compile his own list of irresistible songs. Two lists, in fact. 

See the lists, and hear the music, after the jump...

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Soundcheck

Sing Along Songs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

British researchers asked why crowds love to sing along to some songs and not others. Will their research hold up in America?

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds program, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You." Also, listen to Don Byron's String Quartet,"Four Thoughts On Marvin Gaye," played by Ethel from their most recent effort, "Heavy."    

Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel. Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel. Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel.

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The Takeaway

Super Tuesday's Super Playlist

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

As part of our Super Tuesday coverage we asked you which songs best represent it and the rest of the primary season. By text, Facebook, Twitter, and voice, this is what you told us. 

Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Crossroads - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Crumbling Down - John Mellencamp

I Don't Care Anymore - Phil Collins

Send in the Clowns - Frank Sinatra

Helter Skelter - The Beatles

Panic in Detroit - David Bowie

Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band

Cold Sweat - James Brown

It's My Party - Leslie Gore

Everybody Loves A Clown - Gary Lewis and the Playboys 

Everybody Knows - Leonard Cohen

Waiting Room - Fugazi

Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

Possum Kingdom - The Toadies

Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

If I Only Had a Brain - Warner Brothers

A Change is Gonna to Come - Sam Cooke

Another One Bites the Dusk - Queen

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Soundcheck

The Weirdest Hit Ever?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody went from unintelligible to just plain weird.

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The Takeaway

'She-Wolves:' Queens Before Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In England, and around the world, all eyes may be on Kate Middleton, the future queen. But long before Middleton or even Queen Elizabeth I, women of the monarchy were attracting great attention and wielding surprising power in England. Helen Castor is a historian who’s been delving into the lives of these powerful, but largely unrecognized women, as far back as nine hundred years ago. She’s the author of “She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth.

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Studio 360

They Will Rock You

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Muppets have a proud tradition of taking the hit songs and making them their own: muppet-izing them, shall we say.  The Sesame Street gang had a string of successes with “Letter B” (ala the Beatles’s “Let Her Be”), “Born to Add” (ala the Boss’s “Born to Run”) and “U Really Got a Hold On Me” featuring Smokey Robinson and a rather clingy Letter U.

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