Faith is a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!
She’s also a panelist on the BBC America series, “Would You Rather…?” with Graham Norton. She was the host of Bravo’s The Approval Matrix and of the Planet Green series Treehugger TV. She’s appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Anderson, CNN, HLN, Bravo, VH1, and she’s written for Slate.com, O, The Oprah Magazine, and CNN.com. She hosted PRI's Fair Game with Faith Salie for its 300-episode run.
She’s probably the only Rhodes scholar who does stand-up comedy. Faith is on a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine collectable trading card that is worth hundreds of cents.
Faith Salie appears in the following:
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Monday, May 20, 2013
In this second installment of our musical mysteries series, Soundcheck contributor Faith Salie attempts to discern rap from hip hop. She talks with Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal about the difference between the two terms -- which, as it turns out, is fairly complex.
"When we talk about hip hop, we're talking about a larger cultural experience," says Neal. "Rap music is part of that larger aspect of hip hop culture, but it's also the part of the culture that's perhaps most visible and most well known to the average person."
Salie and Neal discuss the origins of the terms and how they've evolved over time. And, Neal tells us which categories artists like Will Smith, KRS-One, Nas and Eminem fall into.
How do you define the terms "rap" and "hip hop"? Leave a comment below.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In this episode: As the popular sitcom The Office comes to a close, we talk with actor and musician Creed Bratton, who portrays the delightfully creepy character Creed on the show — and in real life is a former member of the ‘60s band The Grass Roots.
Plus: Singers Terri Walker and Nicole Wray front the new classically soulful band Lady. The duo joins us to sing a stripped down set in the studio.
And: Contributor Faith Salie delves into a puzzling musical mystery: Why accents seem to disappear in song.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Contributor Faith Salie finds out the truth about the music she listened to as a kid.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Recently, our regular contributor Faith Salie took to the Soundcheck blog to air her grievances about bad grammar in music. From Paula Cole to Eric Clapton to Leonard Cohen, it turns out that musicians can be rather careless when it comes to grammatical rules and their song lyrics. We talk with Faith, as well as Mignon Fogerty -- founder of the Grammar Girl website and podcast -- about examples of poor grammar in music. Plus, our listeners chime in with their favorite... er, least favorite... examples as well.
Friday, February 15, 2013
We each have songs that, to our particular ear, sound like nails on a chalkboard. And some songs should be deconstructed on a chalkboard…for bad grammar. I’m not talking about slang, colloquialisms, or innovative language. I’m not being punctilious about making sure you don’t end a lyric line with a preposition. In fact, the first dance song at my wedding reception was “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To.” I think it would have lost a little something if it were “To You It’d Be So Nice To Come Home.” Nobody wants to sound sort of like Yoda.
What I’m talking about is crappy syntax. Artistic license is one thing, language mangling is another. Bad grammar is jarring; it takes me out of the flow of the song.
Here’s how I define unnecessarily bad grammar in a song: when it wouldn’t change the rhyme scheme to use the correct word or when the syntax results from being lyrically lazy.
Like this, from the Paula Cole song “I Don’t Wanna Wait”:
"So open up your morning light / And say a little prayer for I"
That lyric makes me say a prayer for the objective case.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
contributor Faith Salie joins us to share her own feelings about creepy holiday classics that deserve a perhaps more scrutinous listen.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Today on Soundcheck, creepy Christmas songs with Faith Salie, electronic pop from Matthew Dear and a bit of whiskey.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Part two of our three-part series on "Free to Be... You and Me" looks at the album's gender-neutral messaging and its limitations.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Over the next few weeks, Soundcheck is looking for our first Musician In Chief. Special guests nominate musicians and make a case for why that artist should become commander in chief. So far, Keith Richards and Patti Smith have been nominated. Today, we turn to CBS Sunday Morning contributor Faith Salie for her pick, Dolly Parton.
START THE CONVERSATION: Who do you think should become the first "Musician In Chief"? Fill out THIS questionnaire into our comments section, or email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Soundcheck bullpen contributor Faith Salie recounts her time as a singing mutant on Star Trek.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
In the era of Glee and Smash, musical TV shows are seemingly all over the airwaves. But when shows that are usually dialogue-filled -- like Psych or Grey's Anatomy -- break format and go "musical" for just one episode, the results can be mixed. Soundcheck bullpen contributor, Faith Salie, and Eric Deggans, media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, join us to talk about when shows turn in their scripts for sheet music.
What are your favorite shows that have done a "musical" episode? Which shows could use one to shake things up? Tell us in the comments section.