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Vintage interview tapes. New animated shorts with PBS, segments on public and satellite radio, and podcasts. We bring journalists’ unheard interviews back to life. Founded by David Gerlach.

Vintage interview tapes. New animated shorts with PBS, segments on public and satellite radio, and podcasts. We bring journalists’ unheard interviews back to life. Founded by David Gerlach.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Networks:

PRX

Description:

Vintage interview tapes. New animated shorts with PBS, segments on public and satellite radio, and podcasts. We bring journalists’ unheard interviews back to life. Founded by David Gerlach.

Language:

English


Episodes

* Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance

2/16/2016
“Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” - Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, as told to Mike Wallace Architect Frank Lloyd Wright did something new when he made buildings that somehow became one with the landscape. Long, low lines, and interiors that brought the light and space of the outside in. Wright’s designs and style seem very nice, very clean now, but at the time, he was a controversial personality. And like most famous architects, his work was as...

Duration:00:11:10

* Kurt Vonnegut on Man-Eating Lampreys

11/11/2015
“Nothing means anything — except the artist makes his living by pretending, by putting it in a meaningful hole, though no such holes exist.” - Kurt Vonnegut in1970 Kurt Vonnegut walked into a class room at NYU in November 1970. He was a guest speaker that day. He’d prepared some handwritten notes on what he wanted to say: there were his thoughts on the art of writing, his childhood, the death of his parents. He jumped from topic to topic as he shuffled through his papers. Sometimes his...

Duration:00:09:07

* Tom Waits on Everything and Nothing

9/29/2015
“I don’t know what the ‘big time’ is"- Tom Waits in1988 as told toChris Roberts Imagine what would happen if you sat down on a couch next to Tom Waits? Here's the tape. Watch the animated version of this episode from our series with PBS Digital Studios:http://blankonblank.org/tom-waits The post * Tom Waits on Everything and Nothing appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:09:05

* Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

7/28/2015
“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.”- Hunter S. Thompson in 1967 from the Studs Terkel Radio Archives. The interview was recorded shortly after the release of Thompson's book,Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. He spent more than a year living, drinking and riding with the Hells Angels up and down the California coast. Hear what he learned. Watch the animated version of this episode from our series with PBS Digital...

Duration:02:00:41

Ayn Rand on Love and Happiness

6/9/2015
"I have no faith at all. I only hold convictions." The post Ayn Rand on Love and Happiness appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:17

Ray Bradbury on Madmen

4/27/2015
"If you have to ask yourself whether or not you love a girl or you love a boy, forget it. You don't." The post Ray Bradbury on Madmen appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:06:33

Dolly Parton on Getting Dirty

4/10/2015
"Mama just always said, 'you be what you are and you don’t have to worry about nothing.'" The post Dolly Parton on Getting Dirty appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:06:51

Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life

3/16/2015
"I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper." The post Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:09:23

B.B. King on The Blues

2/2/2015
"I don't like to feel that I owe anything. I like to feel that I pay my own way, no free lunch." The post B.B. King on The Blues appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:50

Elliott Smith on Freaks

1/20/2015
"A lot of people are kind of depressed. I'm happy some of the time, and some of the time I'm not." The post Elliott Smith on Freaks appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:06:33

Tom Robbins on Jitterbugs

12/16/2014
"If I knew how it was going to end, I probably wouldn't write it." The post Tom Robbins on Jitterbugs appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:00

Robin Williams on Masks

12/2/2014
"Comedy is there to basically show us we fart, we laugh, to make us realize we still are part animal." The post Robin Williams on Masks appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:08

Maya Angelou on Con Men

10/28/2014
"The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing. If you're greedy, you're set up." The post Maya Angelou on Con Men appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:01

Liberace on Peacocking

10/13/2014
"Anyone that dares begrudge what I have today, just better get off their duff and do something about it." The post Liberace on Peacocking appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:24

Bette Davis on The Sexes

9/23/2014
"I think men have got to change an awful lot. They still prefer the little woman." The post Bette Davis on The Sexes appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:26

Michael Jackson on Godliness

9/15/2014
"My singing… I’ll just say it simple as possible: it’s just godly." The post Michael Jackson on Godliness appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:45

Meryl Streep on Beauty

6/23/2014
"The thing that was relentless for me was how you look... It just drove me crazy." The post Meryl Streep on Beauty appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:06:24

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

6/2/2014
"Learning how to die is therefore learning how to live" The post Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:07:07

David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust

5/20/2014
"If it’s wearing a pink hat and a red nose, and it plays a guitar upside down, I will go and look at it." The post David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:06:35

Gene Wilder on The Truth

5/6/2014
"When you please your mother by doing something, it gives you confidence that you can please other people" The post Gene Wilder on The Truth appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration:00:06:22