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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

PRI and WNYC

Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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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.

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Lily Tomlin on “Grandma” & the Guy Who Slapped the Bass for "Seinfeld"

August 27th, 2015

Episode 80 of 165 episodes

Starting in 1969 on "Laugh-In," Lily Tomlin has created and played a whole theatre troupe’s worth of characters. But her latest — a ballsy, fiercely protective grandmother in the movie "Grandma" — might be the closest to her real self. Also, we hear from the composer of the theme song for “Seinfeld” about his reaction to the trend of mashing up pop songs with his most famous tune. And the Pulitzer-winning playwright Annie Baker talks about why some people love her work — and others can’t stand it.

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