Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen


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The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen 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.


This interview will air next month — but we’re making it available to our podcast listeners early. Enjoy! Brit Bennett came to prominence in a way that was unheard of in the literary world a generation ago. She published a piece about racial justice in Jezebel in 2014, and it provoked a huge discussion online and demonstrated what a fine writer...

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So You Think You're Creative?

October 13th, 2016

We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with Gary Marcus, a psychology professorabout what science tells us about creativity. A researcher puts jazz musicians into an fMRI machine and has them improvise; an intrepid reporter gets her creativity tested...

Neuroscientist Eric Kandel explains how art affects the brain. Plus, we find out why Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” is a work of non-fiction. And the indie duo Snowblink plays their dreamy music live in our studio.

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Hail to the Entertainer in Chief

September 29th, 2016

A special about the cozy relationship between politics and entertainment. Former "Spy" staffer and "New Yorker" editor Susan Morrison reveals the origin of Donald Trump’s “short-fingered vulgarian” nickname. Then, author Neal Gabler explains how Hollywood invaded the Oval Office. And Lawrence O’Donnell reviews his least favorite reality TV show:...