Studio 360

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The Peabody Award-winning show and podcast about creativity, pop culture, the arts and ideas hosted by novelist and journalist (and “Spy” magazine co-founder) Kurt Andersen. Studio 360 has moved to

  • Ready to “Rumble”

    Jul 27, 2017
    The Native American roots of rock and roll, the complexities of the MPAA rating process, and Tank and the Bangas play live.
  • American Icons: Native Son

    Jul 20, 2017
    The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think "Native Son" exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth.
  • Off Script

    Jul 13, 2017
    A guide to conspiracy thrillers with Slate’s Sam Adams, “Veep” co-star Matt Walsh on improvising for movies & TV, and how Jimmy Iovine went from producing LPs to working for Apple Music.
  • American Icons: The Great Gatsby

    Jul 6, 2017
    Studio 360 explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" and finds out how this compact novel became the great American story of our age. 
  • Bee is for Blondie

    Jun 29, 2017
    Critic Philip Kennicott on corporate funded art, Errol Morris discusses “The B-Side,” and Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein share some songs that influenced “Pollinator.” 
  • Tupac and Art Rock

    Jun 22, 2017
    The music that influenced — and was influenced by — Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” the demystification of the life of Tupac Shakur, and a live performance by Algiers. 
  • Across the Multiverse

    Jun 15, 2017
    This week’s show: Alternate universes aren’t just sci-fi speculation — they could be real.
  • Homecoming Attractions

    Jun 8, 2017
    Hasan Minhaj on Trump and on his new Netflix special, the story behind the legendary potboiler "Naked Came the Stranger," and Ben Blatt reveals the numbers behind novels.