Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

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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.

Playwright Michael R. Jackson, artist Molly Crabapple and the creators and cast of “Felix Starro,” a new musical from the Ma-Yi Theater Company.
Lots of actors moonlight as waiters or baristas to pay the bills. Alex Kramer moonlights as a spy.
Lots of actors moonlight as waiters or baristas to pay the bills. Alex Kramer moonlights as a spy.
Lots of actors moonlight as waiters or baristas to pay the bills. Alex Kramer moonlights as a spy.
With Margaret Atwood’s sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” forthcoming, a look at the novel’s impact, including Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia on the Hulu adaptation, and how Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter also wrote about pregnancy in their dystopian novels.
With Margaret Atwood’s sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” forthcoming, a look at the novel’s impact, including Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia on the Hulu adaptation, and how Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter also wrote about pregnancy in their dystopian novels.
With Margaret Atwood’s sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” forthcoming, a look at the novel’s impact, including Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia on the Hulu adaptation, and how Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter also wrote about pregnancy in their dystopian novels.
Shades of noir Aug. 22, 2019
How film noirs inspired Portishead’s album “Dummy,” gave novelist Karen Russell a creative breakthrough and launched the career of composer Carter Burwell.
Shades of noir Aug. 22, 2019
How film noirs inspired Portishead’s album “Dummy,” gave novelist Karen Russell a creative breakthrough and launched the career of composer Carter Burwell.
Shades of noir Aug. 22, 2019
How film noirs inspired Portishead’s album “Dummy,” gave novelist Karen Russell a creative breakthrough and launched the career of composer Carter Burwell.
The acclaimed mystery writer tells Kurt about her fascination with Poe, and why Baltimore is a “good noir town.”
The acclaimed mystery writer tells Kurt about her fascination with Poe, and why Baltimore is a “good noir town.”
The acclaimed mystery writer tells Kurt about her fascination with Poe, and why Baltimore is a “good noir town.”
The oddity of Sha Na Na at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix’s searing performance of the national anthem, how Sly and the Family Stone’s album “Stand” sounded a note of hope in a turbulent time, and the surprising, life-changing influence of that other Woodstock — the “Peanuts” character.
The oddity of Sha Na Na at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix’s searing performance of the national anthem, how Sly and the Family Stone’s album “Stand” sounded a note of hope in a turbulent time, and the surprising, life-changing influence of that other Woodstock — the “Peanuts” character.
The oddity of Sha Na Na at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix’s searing performance of the national anthem, how Sly and the Family Stone’s album “Stand” sounded a note of hope in a turbulent time, and the surprising, life-changing influence of that other Woodstock — the “Peanuts” character.
Hallelujah Aug. 8, 2019
How Leonard Cohen lives on for artists and fans, Nick Waterhouse performs live, and why Bim Adewunmi still loves the “Sweet Valley High” books.
Hallelujah Aug. 8, 2019
How Leonard Cohen lives on for artists and fans, Nick Waterhouse performs live, and why Bim Adewunmi still loves the “Sweet Valley High” books.
Hallelujah Aug. 8, 2019
How Leonard Cohen lives on for artists and fans, Nick Waterhouse performs live, and why Bim Adewunmi still loves the “Sweet Valley High” books.
In a 2014 interview, the late Nobel Prize laureate explains why she began writing: She couldn’t find the novels she wanted to read.