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 19th, 2015
Episode 95 of 201 episodes
When terrorists struck Paris, they took aim at what binds us together as a society: our culture. And looking back at 15 years of terror, that’s nothing new. Near East scholar Bernard Haykel shows how ISIS uses poetry as propaganda. Pakistani-American columnist Rafia Zakaria calls the attacks an assault on fun — and explains why that’s much more serious than it sounds. Also, we hear how Sly and the Family Stone provided the soundtrack for freedom. And writer Gavin McCreatalks about his firstnovel, which imagines what it was like to love the co-author of “The Communist Manifesto.”