John Schaefer


John Schaefer appears in the following:

Beat the Press

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aside from the obvious (and pretty important) similarity that they’re both women vocalists and songwriters, Liz Phair and M.I.A. have little in common.

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Music of the World Cup Final

Friday, July 09, 2010

Two countries fight for the World Cup.  Can their music predict the outcome?

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Call-in: Who Cares About the World Cup?

Friday, July 09, 2010

The World Cup finals are on Sunday. Spain will face the Netherlands. But do you care? If you’ve gotten wrapped up in World Cup fever this year, call us up and tell us why. Or if the vuvuzelas, crowded bars, and distracted co-workers are driving you nuts, tell us why you can’t get into it. Call and make your case for why it’s worth getting in to World Cup soccer, or for why you should avoid the whole production all together.

Plus, soccer fan, youth soccer coach, and host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, John Schaefer, talks about why some people get into soccer and others don't. 

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The Year So Far

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The year's only half over but the cream is already rising to the top.

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The narcocorridos controversy

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A type of friendly-sounding Mexican dance music could be criminal, and is definitely deadly.

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I Still Got the Blues

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Think the blues are dead?  You may not be looking in the right place.

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Elgar Scores!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Musing on 100 years of classical music - about soccer. 

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Copyright Or Wrong

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Both sides of the argument are right - where does that leave us? 

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We Are The World Too

Friday, June 25, 2010

Let's not admit that Ghana's music is great until after Saturday's game.

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World Cup Watercooler: USA Pulls It Out!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, New Sounds, and a soccer fanatic, discusses the just-concluded US soccer game, where Landon Donovan's last-minute goal sent the US through to the knockout round.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Bobby McFerrin and Jason Moran & The Bandwagon

Monday, June 21, 2010

2:00 PM

Bobby McFerrin and Jason Moran & The Bandwagon join Soundcheck for live performances.

The Sound of the World Cup

Friday, June 18, 2010

John Schaefer likes the sound of this first-ever African World Cup

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The Greene Space

The Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 18, 2010

7:00 PM

The battle culminates in the final round with winners from each borough competing against each other. It's sold out, but you can watch the whole event via live video webcast at

A Final Word On Those Robert Johnson Recordings

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What's a record?  A question of authenticity vs artifice...

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Recordings – Documents or Artifice?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sometimes a recording is more than just a document of a band's sound. 

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Bach, Beethoven, and R2D2

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

OK, she's a computer, but is composer Emily Howell really all that different? 

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When Radio Was King

Monday, June 14, 2010

WSM reached millions of Americans. John Schaefer was not one of them.

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The Beautiful Sounds of the Beautiful Game

Friday, June 11, 2010

John Schaefer on what the world really needs: more soccer and more music.

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A Great Story and a Bonus Track

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yeah, the show's over - but we're not done yet.

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Was Robert Johnson Speeding?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Robert Johnson: a deal with the devil or a mistake in the control room?

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