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Best Bob Brill podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Bob Brill podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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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.
 
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Jennifer Candy stops by to talk a mutual favorite, Monty Python Sings! Also, if you want to see the video version of some of my interviews, become a patron at: bit.ly/covpatreon Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Jennifer Candy jennifer-candy.com Monty Python Sings on Vinyl Please subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, follow us on Twitter …
 
Fellow English transplant Laurence Brown has made a name on YouTube talking about, well, being an English transplant in the US. This week, we talk our mutual love of Billy Connolly. Also, if you want to see the video version of some of my interviews, become a patron at: bit.ly/covpatreon Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Laurence Brown…
 
Katie Mears returns to talk about a less-conventional comedy album, at least compared to our usual fare. We’re also briefly visited by her grandmother, who recalls what a big part of culture Will Rogers was when she was a kid. Also, if you want to see the video version of some of my interviews, become a patron at: bit.ly/covpatreon Host: Jason Klam…
 
Graham is the other half of my favorite podcast, and he agreed to talk about one of my favorite albums of all time. We talk about why certain types of comedy work the way they do, as well as Graham’s delight at getting to open for the Brothers themselves. Also, if you want to see the video version of some of my interviews, become a patron at: bit.l…
 
She’s an absolute legend. Fran Brill was there in the early Henson days and has been acting in every conceivable medium since before then, trying her hand at everything. She picked a fantastic album to discuss, as well. Also, if you want to see the video version of some of my interviews, become a patron at: bit.ly/covpatreon Host: Jason Klamm Produ…
 
Jimmy Pardo returns! This time, we talk about a mixed bag, at best, of some of the most existent comic acts of the mid-1980s. Also, if you want to see the video version of our interview, become a patron at: bit.ly/covpatreon Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Jimmy Pardo JimmyPardo.com The Best of Comic Relief 1986 on Vinyl Please subsc…
 
Carl is one of the funniest improvisers I’ve ever seen. This week, he gives me the opportunity to dive a little deeper into the world of Redd Foxx. We talk about stand-up, improv, being a child actor, and what it took to finally suck him back into comedy as an adult. Also, if you want to see the video version of our interview, including a clip of C…
 
Chris is an actor and a musician. This week, we talk about how his love of ska and punk and music led to him first hearing and loving this album by David Cross. We discuss how it has aged and what it means today, as an album produced just barely post-9/11. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Chris Candy ChristopherCandy.com Shut Up, You …
 
Lisa is a voice teacher and a performer, who talks to me about working with Weird Al and Frank Zappa, including as a background singer on Al’s song about her father, “Mr. Popeil.” I stand by my dumb food dehydrator joke, but for the record that one is Ron’s. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Lisa Popeil Popeil.com You Don’t Have to Be …
 
Curt and I met on the set of the music video for Weird Al’s “Perform this Way,” and most recently met up again at the shoot for the NY Times Magazine Weird Al video shoot. We talk Al, extra work and meeting Al. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Curt Sandvig Curt’s Podcast, Paranormal Almanac Alpocalypse on Vinyl Please subscribe to us …
 
Nic Robes is back! This week, we talk about Matt Berry’s confounding psychedelic tribute/experiment definitely sincere but also quite intentionally funny music album “Opium.” Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Nic Robes Opium on Vinyl Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks. ©2011-2020 StolenD…
 
Ned Hastings returns to talk an oddity from his childhood – the manure-salesman-turned-stand-up Jerry Clower. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Ned Hastings Clower Power on Vinyl Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks. ©2011-2020 StolenDress Entertainment…
 
It started as a livestream and got immediately cut off by YouTube’s automated system, so exclusively here on the podcast, you can listen to Jason picking up his record collection with a nightclub oddity and, in between lengthy cuts of that, discussing some of his favorite comedy record inserts. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Get Gay with G…
 
This week’s episode is the unboxing for two soundtracks I recently received on vinyl – the soundtracks to Grease 2 and Bathtubs Over Broadway. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Bathtubs Over Broadway on Vinyl Grease 2 Soundtrack on Vinyl Subscribe to our Patreon and get bonus episodes and help keep the show running: patreon.com/stolendress Pl…
 
After 20 years, Studio 360 is switching off the ON AIR light one last time. Alec Baldwin conducts Kurt Andersen’s exit interview and they listen to some of Kurt’s favorite moments with guests. Since it’s this show’s finale, Kurt talks with TV showrunners David Mandel and Warren Leight about the art of writing a finale — and some of their favorites …
 
Steve Young returns and brings with him Dava Whisenant, the director of the fantastic documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway, to discuss the vinyl release of the movie’s soundtrack, replete with choice cuts from Steve’s collection. We also hop on the phone with corporate musical legend Hank Beebe. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guests: Dava Wh…
 
From 1910 to 1970, 6.6 million African Americans migrated from the rural south – a dramatic movement that would permanently change the social, political and cultural fabric of our nation. In 1941, Jacob Lawerence’s iconic series The Migration of the Negro (now generally referred to as The Great Migration) rocked the art world with its depictions of…
 
Studio 360 broadcast its first episode on November 4, 2000, just before we elected George W. Bush as President and we all learned what a “hanging chad” was. Fittingly, that first program was an exploration of art and politics hosted by a newcomer to radio, author and journalist Kurt Andersen. Originally produced out of WNYC Radio, and most recently…
 
How Public Enemy brought the revolution to hip-hop with “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” Plus, our Americans Icons segment on Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which broke boundaries when it was published and still profoundly resonates with readers today. And Young Adult author Angie Thomas on how the late TLC perfor…
 
New York was the original center of American moviemaking. But soon filmmakers figured out it was cheaper and simpler to work in California’s open spaces and good weather. With the westward migration, however, certain types of filmmakers were still drawn to New York. They found a home at Paramount’s “Big House,” a grand movie studio built by Adolph …
 
Where do you turn when you’re heartbroken in the dead of night? Delilah, of course. Her radio call-in show pairs romantic advice with the perfect song. Plus, how Yanni, John Tesh and others discovered an improbable vehicle to ‘90s stardom: the PBS pledge drive. For our Guilty Pleasures series, the writer and “This American Life” producer Bim Adewun…
 
Siike Donnelly has a long history with Sinbad’s comedy, but due to an aneurysm a few years ago, he doesn’t have all of the detailed childhood memories we take for granted on this show. We discuss what this album means to him, what Sinbad’s work means to him, and generally talk about the importance of good comedy to lead a good life. Host: Jason Kla…
 
It’s all about the Oscars. Kurt talks with Thelma Schoonmaker, the longtime editor for Martin Scorsese who’s up for an Academy Award for “The Irishman”; Adam Driver, who’s a contender for his performance in “Marriage Story”; Quentin Tarantino, nominated for his film, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”; and Antonio Banderas, nominated for his performa…
 
This Woman’s Work is a series of stories from Classic Album Sundays and Studio 360, highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time: the Grammy nominated live album “Black Gold” by singer and pianist Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic Hall in Ne…
 
For our latest installment of American Icons, Studio 360’s Sam Kim explores “12 Angry Men,” the courtroom drama that has inspired jurists — and Hollywood script writers — for decades. And how Kris Maddigan, a first-time video game composer, wrote a 3-hour long jazz album for the popular indie game Cuphead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
He’s a jazz icon, but Wynton Marsalis has always been drawn to classical music as well. Marsalis talks with Kurt Andersen about composing symphonies and performing with orchestras. And the newest installment in our series about influential albums by women, This Woman's Work, features “Hounds of Love” by Kate Bush, with performers as varied Outkast’…
 
This week, Firesign archivist Taylor Jessen talks with me about two recently-uncovered acetate by Dick Davy! Taylor digitized and cleaned them up for a good listen, and we discuss their contents and the technical challenges of digital archiving of audio. (Thanks to Sharon Hoffman for the photo of the album used in this post) Host: Jason Klamm Produ…
 
The final eight episodes of “BoJack Horseman” — Netflix’s animated series about a washed-up ’90s sitcom star living in the Hollywood Hills — will be released on January 31. Its protagonist is half-horse, half-man, and its tone is half-jokes, half-existential-angst. That’s a study in contrasts that seems inexplicable—until you talk with the show’s c…
 
Six decades after it premiered on Broadway, “West Side Story” is everywhere again, with a revival on Broadway and a movie in the works. But many still are troubled by the way Puerto Ricans are depicted. Plus, the story behind Garry Winogrand’s 1967 photo, "Central Park Zoo," which featured a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed i…
 
This week, historian Stephen K. Hauser speaks with me about Dick Davy’s travels to Wisconsin and his promotional tour with WAWA DJ Dr. Bop. Stick around after the interview for some exciting news from the Dick Davy archive. (Thanks to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives for the photo of Dick Davy used in this post) Host: Jason Klamm Produc…
 
Ranky Tanky performs live in our studio, and explains to Kurt Andersen how their music is rooted in the regional Gullah culture — descendants of West African slaves who lived on isolated islands along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. For our Guilty Pleasures series, comic Tig Notaro says why she loves the widely loathed band Nickelback, esp…
 
Garry Winogrand was a master of street photography, even though he disavowed that label. He photographed across the United States, including Texas and California, but his hometown, New York City, remained his greatest inspiration. His 1967 Central Park Zoo photo, of a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed in human clothes, is one …
 
A half century later, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is still shaping our future. With no help from CGI, the movie predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence and much of Apple’s product line. It showed the promise and perils of technology and explored life’s biggest mystery: Are we alone in the universe? In Part Two of our l…
 
A half century later, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is still shaping our future. With no help from CGI, the movie predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence and half of Apple’s product line. It showed the promise and perils of technology and explored life’s biggest mystery: Are we alone in the universe? In Part One, we look…
 
This week I speak with Dick’s cousin Carolyn about his early life, their relationship, and some fascinating family history, as part 1 of my Dick Davy follow-up. (Thank you again to Sharon Hoffman for the photo of Dick Davy used in this post) Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden The Dick Davy Digital Archive – bit.ly/dickdavy Dick Davy on Discogs…
 
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, “The Glass Menagerie,” Studio 360 is devoting a whole hour to the art of glass. Kurt Andersen and architect Frances Bronet tour the glass towers of Midtown Manhattan to see firsthand the architectural legacy of the Bauhaus. After Hillary Clinton failed to break the glass ceiling…
 
For a few years in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, the heart of the music industry was an 11-story structure in midtown Manhattan: The Brill Building. There, and at the nearby 1650 Broadway, a group of very young songwriters including Carole King, Ellie Greenwich, and Cynthia Weil crafted their own take on rock and roll that was heavily influenced b…
 
Our latest American Icons feature explores Patricia Highsmith’s series that began with “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and how Tom Ripley fits into an American tradition of protagonists struggling with identity and morality. Kurt Andersen visits perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam as she concocts a fragrance based on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.” And a favorite f…
 
On this Studio 360 extra, we’re sharing a podcast called “Aria Code.” Produced by WQXR and the Metropolitan Opera, it features singers and opera observers revealing the magic of a single song from an opera, followed by the aria uninterrupted. In this episode, host Rhiannon Giddens and her guests explore the power of hope in Puccini's tragic “Madama…
 
Kurt Andersen talks with director Jennifer Reeder about her path from making short arthouse films in the 1990s to her new film, “Knives and Skin.” Producer Sam Kim has the story of erotic potboiler “Naked Came the Stranger,” which climbed The New York Times bestseller list in 1969 but, it turns out, was meant to be a parody of the very bodice-rippe…
 
Wynton Marsalis is a jazz icon — a renowned trumpet player and composer, he is also the music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But since the very beginning, classical music has been a part of his musical makeup. Marsalis tells Kurt Andersen about how a chance encounter on a New Orleans streetcar began his love of classical music an…
 
Cartoonist Lynda Barry is famous for drawing the darkly funny strip “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” that appeared in alternative newsweeklies for three decades, but for the latest installment in our Guilty Pleasure series, she makes a case for why she loves perhaps the most mainstream and most mocked comic of all: “The Family Circus.” Our latest American Ico…
 
West Side Story, the tragic musical about star-crossed lovers from two rival gangs, was a hit on Broadway in the 1950s and then exploded across the country when it came to the silver screen. At the time, New York City’s demographics and landscape were rapidly changing, and choreographer Jerome Robbins, composer Leonard Bernstein, author Arthur Laur…
 
Studio 360’s American Icon series has explored dozens of influential works of art and entertainment that have shaped who we are as Americans. Now we turn to our hometown of New York for a new batch of Icons stories about works of art that were born in the city and impacted the lives of people everywhere. This hour: the 1963 book “The Bell Jar” by S…
 
The childlike, cartoonish typeface Comic Sans is the most hated font in the world. Twenty-five years after its release, it's become notorious for showing up in seemingly inappropriate contexts, from office memos to newspapers and government documents. But librarian and technology educator Jessamyn West argues that hating on Comic Sans is elitist. L…
 
Kurt Andersen talks with the choreographer Mark Morris about how music has always been central to his work. The author Carmen Maria Machado reveals how an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” had the unlikely effect of helping her write her new book about domestic abuse. And how the cartoon "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was strangely prescient abou…
 
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