Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman appears in the following:

Ghosts of Football Past

Saturday, February 03, 2018

In anticipation of Super Bowl LII (Go Eagles), we're revisiting an old episode about the surprising history of how the game came to be.
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Chuck Klosterman: Society Doesn't Need Pop Culture

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In his new book, Chuck Klosterman shares a series of essays on culture, sports, relationships, ethics and technology. He says that the work represents "a portrait of my interior life."


Chuck Klosterman On Zombies And Mountain Dew

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman joins us to discuss his latest book, which is a collection of work.


Lose Lose

Friday, December 30, 2016

This episode we look at a high profile sporting event where, thanks to a quirk in the tournament rules, the best shot at winning was … to lose. 
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Chuck Klosterman: Will Butthole Surfers Outlast The Beatles?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The culture writer and critic joins Soundcheck to speculate about the deep future and talk about his new book, 'But What If We're Wrong?'

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Chuck Klosterman Asks 'What if We're Wrong?'

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

In his new book, Chuck Klosterman challenges our certainty of basic concepts, from our understanding of time and gravity, to our political beliefs. 

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American Football

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The most popular sport in the US is savage, creative, brutal & balletic. Love it or loathe it, it’s a touchstone of the American identity.  

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Chuck Klosterman Reveals Which Musical Villains Wear 'The Black Hat'

Monday, November 11, 2013

In I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined), Chuck Klosterman how and why people pass judgment on musical heroes and villains.


Steve Reich Rewrites Radiohead; HAIM Plays Live; Chuck Klosterman On Villains

Monday, November 11, 2013

In this episode: Steve Reich, the composer that reinvented orchestral music discusses his newest composition, Radio Rewrite, a work inspired by the music of Radiohead.

Then, music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear The Black Hat.

And, the Los Angeles-based power pop group HAIM perform in the Soundcheck studio.

Chuck Klosterman Wears The Black Hat; Franz Ferdinand Plays Live; 'Love's Labour's Lost' Set To Song

Thursday, August 01, 2013

In this episode: Music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear the Black Hat.

Plus: Franz Ferdinand, the Scottish-bred art-pop band that staked its claim with the 2004 single “Take Me Out,” has returned with a new album called Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The band plays live in our studio. 

And: Michael Friedman composed the music for the Public Theater’s new Shakespeare In The Park musical presentation of the classic comedy "Love's Labour's Lost." He joins us to talk about setting Shakespeare to song. 

Guest Picks: Chuck Klosterman

Monday, July 22, 2013

Chuck Klosterman, the Ethicist for the New York Times Magazine, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). He also shared some of his more unexpected interests, including wildebeests. 


Chuck Klosterman: I Wear the Black Hat

Monday, July 22, 2013

When we classify someone as a bad person, what are we really saying?

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Chuck Klosterman on 'The Visible Man'

Friday, October 07, 2011

Chuck Klosterman has his finger on the pulse of contemporary American life. His essays and novels examine not only sports and pop culture, but also what the most popular athletes, music, movies and Internet obsessions say about who Americans are. Klosterman’s new book, "The Visible Man" is a novel about a therapist and her extraordinary patient, a man who claims he’s perfected the art of invisibility.


Klosterman à la Carte

Monday, September 20, 2010

With songs now an easy 99 cent download from iTunes, writers want to see if they can’t also cash in. Chuck Klosterman, author of "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs," "Eating the Dinosaur," and "Fargo Rock City” joins us to explain why he’s embracing this new model.

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Eating the Dinosaur

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chuck Klosterman, columnist for Esquire, has chronicled rock music, film and sports for almost 15 years. His latest book, Eating the Dinosaur, is a collection of essays exploring the relationship between expectation, reality and living history.

Event: Chuck Klosterman is reading and signing books
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