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.
December 18th, 2014
Episode 24 of 186 episodes
The novels of Thomas Pynchon always seemed too weird and too long to make into movies. But the director Paul Thomas Anderson, a dedicated Pynchon fan, has taken on the challenge with "Inherent Vice." They’re not “unfilmmable —maybe just hard,” he says. Also, the story of Linda Ronstadt’s breakthrough album “Heart Like a Wheel.” And we search for the answer to a TV mystery: why was "The Newsroom"so bad?