Radio Rookies

Thirsty for Sneakers

Sunday, June 30, 2013

It’s no secret that a lot of teenagers love sneakers. But for some kids, their passion for kicks consumes hours each day, and hundreds of dollars every season.   “Sneakerheads”, as they call themselves, will queue up overnight to be the first to buy a limited edition pair of Jordans. Radio Rookies Josh and Kyrie routinely try to convince their mothers to shell out $200-$300 for a new pair of shoes, which are walking markers of status for many teens, while Rookie Gibran finds the whole thing over the top. The three Rookies take listeners inside the wonderful and colorful world of Sneakerheads.


Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight Edition

Saturday, September 15, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the turmoil in the Arab world. On the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, John Dickerson returns to talk about his great passion, Bob Dylan, who has a new album out.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight Edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, John Dickerson, John Swansburg, and Farhad Manjoo discuss Bob Dylan's new album "Tempest," the 20th anniversary of the film "Sneakers", and a cheating scandal at Harvard.



Sneaker Re-Sellers Use Fancy Footwork to Make a Buck

Friday, June 29, 2012

The hype over new shoes is so great that some entrepreneurs have discovered it’s possible to make a living flipping shoes: waiting on long lines to get a sneaker before it sells out, and then re-selling it at a significant mark-up.

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the New Patrons of the Arts

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Converse: sneakers to the stars.  Rock stars anyway...

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Studio 360

Design for the Real World: Sneakers

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Paola Antonelli, design curator at the Museum of Modern Art, finds sublime design in a rubber-soled wonder — the sneaker.