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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts.

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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy - so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.


63 Pieces

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A whole episode about the cultural impact of glass, from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” and Bauhaus-inspired glass skyscrapers to compos...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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An American Icons look at Patricia Highsmith’s “Ripley” novels. Perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam creates a fragrance based on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved....

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Director Jennifer Reeder on her new film, “Knives and Skin.” The story behind the infamous 1969 literary hoax, “Naked Came the Stranger.” And scree...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Giving Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” its due. Cartoonist Lynda Barry professes her love for the oft-maligned “The Family Circus.” And Oscar-winning ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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What Sylvia Plath’s novel and a landmark salsa album owe to the city.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Choreographer Mark Morris’ musical obsessions, Carmen Maria Machado on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and how "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was “The Si...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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These are the stories that introduced America to its dark side.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The portraits of everyday people that Amy Sherald painted after her official Michelle Obama portrait, and the unlikely making — and legacy — of “96...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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An American Icon two-fer: rewatching the movie that made an art of talking back to movies, and John Ford’s racially problematic masterpiece.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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How Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” changed everything, and Liz Phair on her new memoir.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Antonio Banderas on his latest Almodóvar collaboration, Rick Baker on the Joker’s makeup and the complicated wonder of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You ...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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How Fred Wilson’s art challenges the conventions of museums. Remembering the legendary performer and acting teacher Uta Hagen. And how a random son...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hari Kondabolu is in the host seat, with fellow comic Hannah Gadsby and hip hop impresario Sophia Chang.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Writer Ashley C. Ford, indie artist Vagabon and remembering Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die.”

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Playwright Michael R. Jackson, artist Molly Crabapple and the creators and cast of “Felix Starro,” a new musical from the Ma-Yi Theatre Company.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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With Margaret Atwood’s sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” forthcoming, a look at the novel’s impact, including Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia on the H...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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How film noirs inspired Portishead’s album “Dummy,” gave novelist Karen Russell a creative breakthrough and launched the career of composer Carter ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The oddity of Sha Na Na at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix’s searing performance of the national anthem, how Sly and the Family Stone’s album “Stand” sound...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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How Leonard Cohen lives on for artists and fans, Nick Waterhouse performs live, and why Bim Adewunmi still loves the “Sweet Valley High” books.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00