Paul Schneider

Over the past decade at WNYC, Paul has worked with On The Media, Freakonomics, Soundcheck, Spinning on Air, and Fishko Files, and he was a senior broadcast engineer for WNYC News. He also worked with the station’s Radio Rookies program and its live concert recording crew. Paul records and releases music at

Paul Schneider appears in the following:

A Father-Son Education in Top 40 Hits

Friday, January 08, 2016

Staff writer John Seabrook and his teen-age son Harry sit down to discuss their discovery of, and secret fondness for, Ke$ha and today's other Top 40 superstars.

The Search for Big Brown

Friday, December 25, 2015

Jill Lepore's three-part story about Adrianna Alty's search for her biological father, a once-prominent downtown poet, is presented here in its entirety.

Let's Get Drinks

Friday, December 04, 2015

Why is it so hard to make a simple plan with a friend? Lena Dunham and Allison Williams, from the HBO series “Girls,” perform Kelly Stout’s “Let’s Get Drinks.”

The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 3

Friday, November 06, 2015

Staff writer Jill Lepore concludes her three-part story about her friend Adriana Alty’s search for her biological father, a Greenwich Village street poet named William “Big” Brown.

The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 2

Friday, October 30, 2015

In the second installment of staff writer Jill Lepore’s story, her childhood friend Adrianna Alty uncovers further details about her biological father.

It’s Not Easy Being Spraynard

Friday, October 23, 2015

Staff writer Kelefa Sanneh visits the pop-punk Spraynard at a suburban arcade and batting cage where several band members have day jobs.

The Privileged Few

Friday, October 23, 2015

Allison Williams of HBO's Girls reads "The Privileged Few," by George Meyer.

The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 1

Friday, October 23, 2015

Staff writer Jill Lepore presents part one in a three-part series about her childhood friend, Adrianna Alty, who was one of few people of color in her town growing up.

Desperately Seeking Rooftop View

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"There’s nothing that gives me more pure joy than just being out alone rock-climbing or hiking on top of a beautiful mountain. So for me that’s a large part of why I like to get on ro...

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Life After Sandy: One Year Later

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Early on Oct. 29, 2012,  tropical storm Sandy, churning through Atlantic Ocean waters in an easterly direction along America's Eastern Seaboard, hit a high pressure cold front and curved north-northeast.  It was a left turn that became a left hook, aimed straight at the ribs of New Jersey.  

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Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In August, life is supposed to slow down. But in the city, things never seem to let up. So WNYC's Amy Pearl thought, why not get away from it all? Go out into the woods and hike the A...

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New Tech City: Tech Studies at NYC Universities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems. 


Micropolis: Musicians Make the Noisiest Neighbors

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In this latest episode of Micropolis, we explore the not-so-harmonious side of the New York musician's life, wherein one wrong chord can result in a knock on the door, a volley of abuse, and maybe even... MURDER.

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