Full story - January 29, 2020
American Icons: “12 Angry Men”
The movie that helped make “Law and Order” and a Supreme Court Justice.
Full story - January 30, 2020
The music of Cuphead.
How Kris Maddigan, a first time video game composer, wrote a 3-hour long jazz album for the popular indie game Cuphead.
Full episode - January 23, 2020
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.
Full episode - January 16, 2020
“West Side Story” and Garry Winogrand’s “Central Park Zoo”
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.
Full episode - January 09, 2020
Ranky Tanky, Tig Notaro and Jamie Barton.
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.
Full story - January 09, 2020
Look at this photograph.
Comedian Tig Notaro makes a case for why the song “Photograph” by Canadian rock band Nickelback is actually great.
Full story - January 07, 2020
Garry Winogrand, "Central Park Zoo."
The philosophies of a master street photographer, and the story of how he took his most controversial picture.
Full story - December 26, 2019
A small boat heads out into the sea ice in western Greenland.
A short story turned radio drama by Kurt Andersen.
Full episode - December 26, 2019
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” an American Icon.
How Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece is still shaping our future.
Full story - January 02, 2020
Commander David Bowman (Keir Dullea) in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
“My distrust of technology comes entirely from that movie.”