The 'Garden State' Soundtrack: Still Changing Lives After Ten Years

Monday, August 18, 2014

Soundcheck talks to Buzzfeed's Reggie Ugwu about the impact of the compilation which introduced many to the likes of The Shins, Coldplay, Iron & Wine, and more. 

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John Turturro on Sax, Sex and 'Fading Gigolo'

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Actor, writer and director John Turturro returns to our studio to discuss the music in his newest film, Fading Gigolo, out in theaters now.



Your Cooking Soundtrack, And Why Bluegrass Makes The Best Eggs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, we want to know what you listen to when you're in the kitchen.

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Movies on the Radio

The Lustrous Sound of Ernest Gold

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ernest Gold composed nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and his death in 1999. His music seems to be an elegant combination of Hollywood and Vienna.

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Movies on the Radio

Music by the Oscar Contenders

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Host David Garland gives listeners the chance to evaluate the contenders by presenting music from this years Oscar nominees for best musical score.

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New Sounds

With Ryuichi Sakamoto

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ryuichi Sakamoto,, the Japanese-born, New York-based pianist, producer, film score composer, and electronic music pioneer is also a citizen of the world, and his travels to Greenland’s ice fields to study the effects of climate change can be felt in his latest work, sometimes literally.  Sakamoto captured sounds in disparate locations such as under the sea and on top of a glacier to create the minimal ambient works that make up part of his double CD, "Playing the Piano/Out of Noise." (Both CDs were released separately in Japan in 2009.)

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Movies on the Radio

George Duning: Master of Tenderness

Saturday, January 26, 2013

George Duning (1908-2000) may not have the most familiar name in soundtrack composing, but his music is striking and unforgettable.

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Albums of the Week

Eckart Runge Captures Cinematic Sounds of the Cello

Sunday, January 06, 2013

With awards season heating up, our Album of the Week is an enjoyable collection of classic film themes, by composers such as Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Rota, Herrmann and Morricone, all arranged for cello and piano.

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Brain Fodder Vol. 3

Monday, October 15, 2012

On the brains of Radiolabbers this week: pillow lava, pale ale, and an intense soundtrack.

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Music in the Kitchen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today, we find out what some of New York’s hottest chefs listen to while they cook. And, New York Times food writer Jeff Gordinier and chef Jesse Schenker of the West Village restaurant Recette explain the role that music plays in menus, dining areas, and even hiring. Plus, we ask you for your kitchen and dining room soundtracks.

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The Hunger Games: Dystopian Soundtrack

Friday, March 23, 2012

The much-anticipated sci-fi movie “The Hunger Games” comes out in theaters today, but the soundtrack to the film has been selling like gangbusters since Tuesday. Music journalist Joe Levy gives us his review of the star-studded album, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett. Plus, we open the phones to talk about great music inspired by dismal predictions of life in the future.

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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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The Takeaway

Make a Summer Soundtrack for President Obama

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From Iran to health care to the Supreme Court — it's going to be a hot summer for President Obama. What would you put on his soundtrack to help cool him off?

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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