Studio 360 With Kurt Andersen

The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces 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. Produced in association with Slate.

TV & Film
Society & Culture
The final episode
Alec Baldwin conducts Kurt Andersen’s exit interview, TV writers school us on the art of the finale and Rosanne Cash plays one last song for the road.
51 min
Studio 360 Extra: American Icons: The Migration...
Jacob Lawrence’s epic series of paintings shows the northward journey of millions of African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North.
70 min
Studio 360 Extra: Aural History: How Studio 360...
The show’s original producers reflect on the creation of Studio 360 and its 20-year broadcast run.
36 min
Public Enemy’s groundbreaking album, Maya Angel...
The revolutionary “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” how Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” changed everything and finding solace in a TLC lyric.
50 min
Extra: New York Icons: Kaufman Astoria Studios
The film studio that dates back to when New York was the movie-making capital — and is still thriving.
34 min
Delilah, the making of Yanni and loving ‘Sweet ...
Romantic advice and pop music with Delilah. The improbable starmaker that brought us Yanni and John Tesh. And why Bim Adewunmi still loves the “Sweet Valley High” books.
50 min
The Oscar episode
Academy Award contenders including Quentin Tarantino, Adam Driver and Antonio Banderas.
51 min
Extra: This Woman’s Work: ‘Black Gold’ by Nina ...
A live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement.
35 min
‘12 Angry Men’ and the music of Cuphead
How “12 Angry Men” spawned the modern courtroom procedural, and how Kris Maddigan composed a jazz score for Cuphead, the video game.
51 min
Wynton Marsalis and Kate Bush
How Wynton Marsalis became immersed in classical music, and why Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love” has drawn such wide and diverse admiration.
51 min
Extra: ‘BoJack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Wa...
How a dark comedy got so dark and so funny.
22 min
Images of New York: ‘West Side Story’ and Garry...
Two segments from our new series, New York Icons, are both from midcentury and both uptown: the original “West Side Story” Broadway production and the famously controversial photo from Garry Winogrand, a street photography pioneer.
50 min
Tig Notaro’s case for Nickelback, Ranky Tanky l...
Ranky Tanky performs live and explains the influence of Gullah music. Why Tig Notaro loves a song by Nickelback — and doesn’t care if you hate them. And mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton’s take on performing songs about women that were intended to be sung by men.
50 min
Extra: New York Icons: ‘Central Park Zoo’ by Ga...
The philosophies of a master street photographer, and the story of how he took his most controversial picture.
22 min
American Icons: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ — Part Two
"My distrust of technology comes entirely from that movie.”
49 min
American Icons: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ — Part One
It’s HAL’s world — we just live in it.
50 min
Extra: Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale
A short story turned radio drama by Kurt Andersen.
23 min
Jukebox heroes
How the Brill Building cranked out hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s ... and why that era’s “Mugmates” wasn’t one of them.
51 min
Raising a glass ... to glass!
A whole episode about the cultural impact of glass, from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” and Bauhaus-inspired glass skyscrapers to composer Philip Glass and unbroken glass ceilings.
51 min
Extra: New York Icons: The Brill Building
How a bunch of teenagers in a midtown Manhattan office building changed pop music.
30 min
‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ perfumer Tanwi Nandi...
An American Icons look at Patricia Highsmith’s “Ripley” novels. Perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam creates a fragrance based on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.” And writer Sadie Stein goes to bat for the word “moist.”
50 min
Extra From ‘Aria Code’: The shattered illusions...
The aria "Un bel dì vedremo " captures Butterfly's unwavering faith in her reunion with her American husband and her unflagging desire for a better life.
33 min
Jennifer Reeder, ‘Naked Came the Stranger’ and ...
Director Jennifer Reeder on her new film, “Knives and Skin.” The story behind the infamous 1969 literary hoax, “Naked Came the Stranger.” And screenwriter Oliver Butcher makes a case for a film that’s often snubbed as corny, “Love Actually.”
50 min
Extra: The Symphonic Side of Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis and the evolution of swing rhythm, but with a classical twist.
24 min
‘My Ántonia,’ Lynda Barry and Roger Deakins
Giving Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” its due. Cartoonist Lynda Barry professes her love for the oft-maligned “The Family Circus.” And Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins on why he’s not always trying to paint the prettiest picture.
51 min