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.
January 7th, 2016
Episode 102 of 201 episodes
Michael Ian Black is known for his deadpan, sarcastic comedy, but in his podcast and new memoir, he’s surprisingly earnest. Also, we’ll hear about what may be the worst film ever made, “The Day the Clown Cried,” from 1972. Only a handful of people have seen it, but now that its director and star Jerry Lewis has donated it to the Library of Congress, more of us will one day watch it in all its glory. And we’ll hear the 1920s recording that set the standard for traditional Irish music ever since.