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.
July 23rd, 2015
Episode 71 of 201 episodes
As the lead singer of The Gap Band, Charlie Wilson had huge hits — as well as a debilitating drug habit. He tells his story of recovery and rebounding to the top of the charts with the help of Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West in the new memoir “I Am Charlie Wilson.” Also, The Silver Lake Chorus commissions new songs from indie rock's greatest songwriters, and we hear the story behind one Aimee Mann wrote for them. And, for a poet obsessed with the passage of time and the end of the world, Mary Jo Bang has a surprisingly upbeat personality.