Joel Meyer

Joel Meyer makes podcasts and talk shows. As an executive producer for WNYC Studios, his current project is American Fiasco, the 12-part series about the meltdown of the U.S. men's soccer team at the 1998 World Cup. 

Joel Meyer makes podcasts and talk shows. As an executive producer for WNYC Studios, his current project is American Fiasco, the 12-part series about the meltdown of the U.S. men's soccer team at the 1998 World Cup. He has also worked in content roles for Slate Podcasts and WBEZ Chicago, where he helped launch Making OprahMaking Obama, and The Trouble. He first joined WNYC in 2007 as a producer on the eclectic music program Soundcheck

Joel Meyer appears in the following:

Revisit 'WKRP,' Now With Its Original Songs

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Longtime Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer says farewell by looking back at an early radio influence, the television comedy WKRP In Cincinnati, with the show's creator, Hugh Wilson. 


Ask John Schaefer Anything (About Music)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Now is your chance to ask our famously brainy host anything. You can ask for tips, advice or information -- as long as its connected to the world of music.

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Summer '94: Listening To (And Learning From) Nick Cave

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In the summer of 1994, a fateful autograph from a musical hero put future Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer on the straight and narrow. 

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Bert Berns, Writer Of Massive Rock Classics, Gets His Moment In The Spotlight

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bert Berns wrote dozens of chart-placing classic songs, covered by everyone from The Beatles to Janice Joplin. But he died very young, and his story remained largely untold until Joel...

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The Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inspired by WNYC’s Clock Your Sleep project, Soundcheck has been asking our listeners to help us build The Most Relaxing Playlist Ever. We received hundreds of comments, voicemails, t...
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Morrissey Book Club: The Exit-Interview Podcast

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Our staff comes to terms with reading (or attempting to read) Morrissey's Autobiography, with the help of Smiths biographer Tony Fletcher.

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Morrissey Book Club: Why Reading This Memoir Was Like Running The New York City Half Marathon

Monday, March 17, 2014

Producer Joel Meyer draws parallels between two recent experiences: reading the Morrissey memoir and running 13.1 miles (or 21.08 km for readers of the U.K. edition).

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Pick The Songs For Our Running Playlist

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This year, Soundcheck is offering up no fewer than two of its producers to Sunday's New York City Half Marathon. Help us build a playlist to carry us across the finish line. 
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Morrissey Book Club: Fight or Flight

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Two weeks ago, we took our first steps on a long journey into the mind of a beguiling yet frustrating pop star. We formed a club. We set high goals. Some of us even bought the book. B...
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Morrissey Book Club: Milestone One

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Morrissey Book Club reaches its first milestone -- the first third of the book. Soundcheck's own Joel Meyer gives his impressions of the first part of Morrissey's Autobiography.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Soundcheck On St. Vincent's Very Danceable New Album

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

After three brilliant albums -- and a collaboration with David Byrne -- St. Vincent's Annie Clark makes a major creative leap on her self-titled fourth album, St. Vincent. Members of ...
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TV Shows That Shaped The Mind Of Morrissey

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Early in his memoir, singer Morrissey describes the kids' TV shows that he loved. Deeply.

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The Morrissey Book Club

Monday, February 17, 2014

Join other Moz fans and the Soundcheck team as we read and discuss his "Autobiography" in three weeks.

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Make Your Case For The Most Romantic Song Ever

Friday, February 07, 2014

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and here at Soundcheck, we know that music might play a key role in your Friday night. No need to elaborate on your specific plans, but we ...
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Share Your Pete Seeger Story

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The singer, songwriter and music icon had a special relationship with New York. He was born in Manhattan, launched his career in the city, and eventually become a pioneer in the folk ...
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The 10 Best Grammy Moments in Vines

Monday, January 27, 2014

From Yoko Ono's dance clinic to Pharrell's social-media savvy headwear, here are the best Grammy moments distilled just for you.


What's Your Hidden Gem Of 2013?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tell us about an unsung artist, album or song that we shouldn't leave behind in 2013.

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Rachel Kushner: Pick Three

Friday, November 01, 2013

The author of the acclaimed novel "The Flamethrowers" talks about music that shaped the book. 


Karaoke Confessional: Go-To Songs, And That Time I Sang Sade

Monday, August 05, 2013

Soundcheck's Joel Meyer reflects on his go-to karaoke songs and his biggest fail moment at the mic.

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Missed It Then, Love It Now: Your Picks

Monday, July 22, 2013

Even the savviest music geek will miss a few records here and there. This week, Soundcheck is going to celebrate your better-late-than-never favorites, and ask you why you missed them...
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