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The Takeaway

Con Artists, Bringing Back the Dead, and Vampires in their Downtime

Friday, February 27, 2015

In this week's podcast, there are a lot of heavy topics and lousy movies. But on the bright side, Jemaine Clement, of Flight of the Conchords fame, stops by to talk about his new film!  
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Around Broadway

Bloody Terrific

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers his review of the vampire "boy meets girl" play "Let the Right One In."

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The Takeaway

Better Than Buffy: A Girl Vampire Takes Iran

Friday, November 21, 2014

Part spaghetti western and part horror film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a new movie about an Iranian vampire that takes pride in defying expectations.

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Freakonomics Radio

What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A lot! “The Economics of the Undead” is a book about dating strategy, job creation, and whether there should be a legal market for blood.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2'

Friday, November 16, 2012

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New York Times
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In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review the highly anticipated final installment of the Twilight saga. "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2"  is expected to be one of the highest grossing movies of 2012. Vampire lovers prepare to be awed in one way or another.  

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Features

Witchcraft: A Halloween Talk with Deborah Harkness

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It’s nearly Halloween, so soon the streets will be thronged with superheroes and pirates and princesses and politicians.  And, of course, witches and vampires.

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Spinning on Air

Vampiric Victory

Sunday, October 30, 2011

 

The domination of pop culture by vampires is no false, pyrrhic victory. It's a vampiric victory over all of us who shiver in the dark, flinch at fangs, and wonder at the persuasive power of seductive evil. Count Dracula and his growing brood pop up in literature, movies, and visual and sonic arts of all kinds. Host David Garland offers the tricks and treats of vampire-inspired music, featuring film scores from Scars Of Dracula, The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, Andy Warhol's Dracula, and several other vampire movies, plus a few vampire novelties.

 

Host David Garland offers the tricks and treats of vampire-inspired music, featuring film scores from Scars Of Dracula, The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, Andy Warhol's Dracula, and several other vampire movies, plus a few vampire novelties.

 

 

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WQXR Blog

Watch: A Piano Duo's Scary Encounter with Schubert

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Schubert’s song “Der Erlkönig," is a perennial favorite for Halloween concerts. The Anderson-Roe Piano Duo have found that it's best not to play when lurking around an empty piano factory.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Tales of Terror

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This program is devoted to two classic tales of terror by two masters of the genre. "Dracula’s Guest" by Bram Stoker is read by Aasif Mandvi and "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe is read by Fionnula Flanagan.

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Radio Rookies

Interview With a Teenage Vampire

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rookie Reporter Hawa Lee reports on the sometimes spooky connection between vampires and teenagers.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Joan Acocella on vampires

Monday, March 09, 2009

Joan Acocella discusses the enduring appeal of vampires

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Studio 360

Vampire Chronicles

Friday, December 05, 2008

With the hit movie "Twilight" and HBO's series "True Blood," vampires are back in a big way. Peter Crimmins surveys culture's long obsession with these blood suckers in an attempt to find out why the vampire motif will never die.

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Studio 360

Vampire Chronicles

Friday, April 14, 2006

They feed off our blood, they live forever, and they don't pay taxes. Peter Crimmins explains why no stake to the heart can kill off the public's thirst for the fashionably undead.

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Studio 360

From Lestat to Chocula

Friday, April 14, 2006

Kurt Andersen surveys the strange history of vampires in pop culture.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Anne Rice

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Kurt talks to Anne Rice about monsters.

Rice is one of the bestselling novelists of all time. She's been writing about vampires — along with witches, ghosts, and mummies — for nearly 30 years. Rice's books include Interview with the Vampire, The Queen of the Damned, and Blood ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Anne Rice

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Kurt Andersen talks to novelist Anne Rice about the mystery and seduction of monsters across movies, art, and literature.

Anne Rice is one of the bestselling novelists of all time. She's been writing about Vampires — along with witches, ghosts, and mummies — for nearly 30 years. Rice's 25 books ...

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