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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.
November 7th, 2014
Episode 15 of 186 episodes
The director of the mind-bending blockbuster Interstellar explains that despite his reputation for making convoluted movies, he just wants you be entertained. Comedian Harry Shearer needed all 25 years of experience on The Simpsons to play his latest role, Richard Nixon, without embellishment. And public health officials in the 1940s turned to an unlikely source of help in their fight against syphilis: Hank Williams.