Amy Pearl

Amy is a producer at New York Public Radio who makes photos, videos and audio. She developed the podcast 10 Things That Scare Me and enjoys taking photos, recording strange sounds, and being outside.

Amy Pearl appears in the following:

Richard Brody Makes the Case for Keeping Your DVDs

Friday, September 08, 2023

With Netflix finally ending its DVD-rental business, a critic and passionate cinephile explains why owning a physical copy of a cherished film matters.

Good Things: Home Grown Native Plants

Friday, August 04, 2023

It takes something extra to thrive in New York City, especially if you are a plant! That’s why the Parks Department has 13 acres to grow plants specifically adapted to the 5 boroughs.


Good Things: Teen Gardeners at Untermyer Park and Gardens

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Lots of teenagers get summer jobs as camp counselors or scooping ice cream, but WNYC’s Amy Pearl caught up with a group of teen gardeners at historic Untermyer Park. 

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Good Things: Battling Water Chestnuts

Monday, July 03, 2023

An invasive plant is attempting to take over some of New York City’s waterways, but in Van Cortlandt Park, a small team of volunteers is making a stand.

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Good Things: Helping The American Chestnut

Friday, May 26, 2023

It’s been over a century since a blight wiped out the American chestnut trees that filled New York City’s parks. But in Brooklyn, a volunteer is helping the trees make a shaky comeback.


Good Things: Glass Eels in Staten Island

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Each spring millions of tiny glass eels enter New York City’s waterways. And it’s the job of this Staten Island science class to help count them.


The Playwright Larissa FastHorse on “The Thanksgiving Play,” Broadway’s New Comedy of White Wokeness

Friday, April 14, 2023

Vinson Cunningham talks with FastHorse, the first Native American woman to have a play produced on Broadway.

Good Things: Silver Shoes Dance Club

Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Rambling House bar in Woodlawn is usually closed at 10 a.m. but on Fridays, the tables are pushed back against the walls and 20 or so dance students are learning the bachata. 


Good Things: Young Writers

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

New York City has long been considered a writers’ town, attracting aspiring authors from all over the world. At the Bronx Library Center, young writers hone their skills.

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Good Things: Grandpa's Birthday

Friday, March 17, 2023

When it comes to famous Staten Islanders, people may think of The Wu Tang Clan and Christina Aguilera but... what about Grandpa? 


Chloe Bailey on Working Solo: “I Have Never Felt More Free”

Friday, March 03, 2023

As children, Chloe and Halle Bailey’s covers of pop songs were going viral. Chloe, now a solo artist with a début solo album, spoke with Lauren Michele Jackson.

Good Things: Bananas and Bagels

Friday, February 24, 2023

More than 45,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City since last spring, and many are living in emergency shelters and relief centers. Neighbors try to fill the gaps. 

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Good Things: Film Noir Cinema

Friday, February 10, 2023

Tucked away on a residential street in Greenpoint, there's a teeny tiny movie theater that specializes in deep cuts.


Good Things: Squirrel Whisperer of City Hall Park

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The NYC Parks Department reminds you: please don’t feed the animals. But one guy can’t resist. 

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Good Things: Babel In Reverse

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

There are over 200 languages spoken in New York City and a new public art installation lets you experience them in an unexpected spot.


A Local Paper First Sounded the Alarm on George Santos. Nobody Listened.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Clare Malone speaks with the publisher and managing editor of the North Shore Leader, the local newspaper that first exposed George Santos’ lies. Why was he elected anyway?

Good Things: Mall Santa

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

In an attempt to get into the holiday spirit, WNYC’s Amy Pearl headed to the mall.


Good Things: Green Burial

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

A conversation you probably won’t be having around the holiday table is what you want to do with your body after you die. One option that is growing in popularity is Green Burial. 

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Quinta Brunson, a “Child of the Internet,” Revives the Sitcom

Friday, November 25, 2022

The creator and star of the Emmy-winning “Abbott Elementary” talks with Doreen St. Félix about what old-fashioned network sitcoms have over edgier streaming shows.

Good Things: Comfort Dogs In Training

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Department of Education's Comfort Dog program is now in 53 schools. But being a therapy dog requires special training.