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Studio 360

Video: Ralph Steadman Draws Kurt

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When Ralph Steadman came to the studio to talk with Kurt Andersen, we couldn’t resist asking him to do a sketch. Quite a few laughs, a fair share of “Oh dears,” and “a final flourish of splatter” later, we ended up with two drawings of Kurt and a studio desk covered in ink. Watch the video.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Video: Sean Hemingway on His Grandfather Ernest

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Ernest Hemingway's grandson Sean Hemingway talks about putting together a new edition of The Sun Also Rises, which includes drafts and notes and deleted chapters.

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Radiolab

Lucy and Kanzi

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Just how close can we get to our closest primate relatives? That's the question at the heart of our show Lucy -- a question that we try to answer by getting to know a chimp named Lucy, and a bonobo named Kanzi.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Somi, In The Studio

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

When you hear Somi's globe-spanning music, you can hear her past come to life. The Illinois-born musician spent 18 months living in Nigeria -- where she collected the ideas that form her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. Watch Somi perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Studio 360

Video: Lydia Loveless, "Blind" (Live)

Monday, August 04, 2014

The last thing you’d expect to hear out of country crooner Lydia Loveless is a pop song. But when she launches into a Kesha’s “Blind” — sans Autotune or a distracting dance beat — it seems like the song has been waiting for her all along.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Pogo is YouTube's Favorite Musician

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where some mash-up artists stun with clever technique or surreal juxtapositions, Pogo is first and foremost a fan, passionate and careful with sources like Alice in Wonderland and Fresh Prince. 

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Soundcheck

Watch: Moby, In The Studio

Monday, July 28, 2014

Watch Moby perform an extended session of new songs from Innocents and old classics in the Soundcheck studio.

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Studio 360

Lydia Loveless Leaves the Country Behind

Friday, July 25, 2014

Singing about doomed romance and drunken phone calls comes easily to Lydia Loveless. But stories of childhood loss? Those cut deep. Loveless writes songs that reduce her to tears, in the best way.

Video: Lydia Loveless, "Everything's Gone" live in Studio 360

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Studio 360

Introducing the Least Viral Videos on the Internet

Monday, July 21, 2014

Petit Tube presents only the least-viewed videos on YouTube, giving us a long look at the found poetry of internet unpopularity.

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Radiolab

Watch: Jad and Robert on Colbert

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jad and Robert were guests on The Colbert Report on Monday, take a look:

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Studio 360

This Tampon Ad is Funny. Period.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

If this new video from HelloFlo is any indication, commercials for feminine hygiene products are poised to go from totally lame to totally awesome.

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Radiolab

Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hotel hallways are cramped and narrow, like cages. But Storyboard P won't be trapped. Watch this Brooklyn dancer float toward a fire extinguisher — beauty in tight places.

 

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Studio 360

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Feminist Folk

Friday, June 13, 2014

Alynda Lee Segarra and her band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, bring a punky, feminist attitude to the traditional world of folk music. She’s got her sights set on that staple of old-time music, the murder ballad: she wants to give a voice to all those drowned lovers.

Video: "Blue Ridge Mountain" live in Studio 360

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Studio 360

Heavy Metal + Embroidery = One Epic Music Video

Thursday, June 12, 2014

When the UK heavy metal band Throne wanted to make a music video for its new song "Tharsis Sleeps," they came up with an idea that will shock even hardcore fans: embroidery. 3,000 frames and 45 million stitches later... Watch the result.

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Studio 360

These Algorithmic Creatures Don't Bite

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Visual artist and creative programmer Raven Kwok uses computer coding and mathematical theory to create "algorithmic creatures" that move, shift, and morph in a mesmerizing dance.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Video: Jane Austen and George Eliot Changed Adelle Waldman's Life

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., talked about some favorite books and why Philip Roth's Sabbath's Theater blew her away.

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New Tech City

Video Extra: Tracking Kilowatts in the Home of the Future

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WNYC
Inside these typical suburban walls is a glimpse into the future. 700 homes in the Muëller community in Austin are blazing a trail for how we all might consume energy someday soon.
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Soundcheck

Future Islands, Live In Concert

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The thrilling and heartbreaking Baltimore band Future Islands performed at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Video: Mary Roach "If you dig enough, anything is fascinating"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mary Roach came by April 17 to talk about her book Gulp for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Video: Rebecca Mead Talks About Some Things She Loves

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch, on why she's read Middlemarch over and over, what she's reading now, and what it's like to be a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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