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.
February 12th, 2015
Episode 36 of 201 episodes
Damien Chazelle, the writer and director of “Whiplash,” managed to make a Best Picture-nominated movie before he turned 30. It also happens to be a psychological thriller about jazz — how is that even possible? One of the founding members of the B-52s, Kate Pierson, steps out on her own with the help of super-producer Sia. And we ask, what bummer experiences could be made joyful through better design?