The Brian Lehrer Show

Tidal Joins the Wave of Music Streaming Sites Fighting For Your Ears

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fortune's technology reporter discusses the Jay-Z-backed Tidal music streaming service and what it means for consumers.

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New Tech City

Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.

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On The Media

Dare to Stream

Friday, August 01, 2014

Bob goes to Hollywood to track down the future of television and locates his laptop. A special report on streaming video, first aired in March of 2014.

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The Takeaway

David Simon & Beau Willimon on Big Data TV

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beau Willimon, screenwriter and show runner of the American "House of Cards," and David Simon, creator and writer of "The Wire" and "Treme," discuss the benefits and drawbacks of data-driven entertainment, and the evolving field of television.

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On The Media

Dare to Stream

Friday, March 07, 2014

Bob goes to Hollywood to track down the future of television and locates his laptop. A special report on streaming video.

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Beats Music: Changing The Game, Or More Of The Same?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In a market crowded by Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and many other streaming services, how does Beats Music compare? Eliot Van Buskirk, editor at, gives his first impressions after a week with the new service.



Fewer Songs, More Often! How Top 40 Radio Keeps You Listening

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Radio programmers at Top 40 stations are desperate to keep you tuned in and listening to ads; that’s how they pay the rent. So they’ve done some homework, and they think they might have a way of competing with music streamers like Spotify: Play fewer hit songs, more often.

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Why Music Fans Should Care About Net Neutrality

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Since the beginning of the internet, there has been a question of who “owns” cyberspace. In the wake of a recent ruling from the US Court of Appeals against the FCC, the question of whether we all have equal access to the internet is again a hot debate. Interim Executive Director of the Future of Music Coalition, Casey Rae, joins John Schaefer to talk about the implications of FCC ruling on music makers, music lovers, and the industry.


New Tech City

Aereo CEO on Taking on Networks Over Streaming TV on the Web

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Chet Kanojia is the CEO of Aereo, a New York-based web startup that allows users to stream live television on the internet without a cable subscription. 



New Music Service Aims To Keep You Focused

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Harley Davidson Motor Company recently made news when it banned all music from its factory floors. No more headphones, no more radios, no more piped in music. Now, of course, this ruffled some feathers… some rather large, burly ones. But let’s face it – music can be pretty distracting.

However, a new online music streaming website called Focus@Will is betting on music as a way to keep listeners focused – particularly when they're trying to read, or study, or work. Founder Will Henshall joins us to explain the science behind the service. 

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Sneak Preview: Sigur Rós, "Valtari"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Icelandic band Sigur Rós is set to release a new album called “Valtari” at the end of this month, but you’ll be able to hear the entire album streamed live on the Soundcheck site this Thursday evening.