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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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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"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


Joni Mitchell on Illusions

5/20/2015
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"I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don't know why I seem to bring that out in people." The post Joni Mitchell on Illusions appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration: 00:08:15


John Coltrane on Giant Steps

5/8/2015
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"I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good." The post John Coltrane on Giant Steps appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration: 00:06:24


Ray Bradbury on Madmen

4/27/2015
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"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
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"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


Richard Feynman on What It Means

3/30/2015
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"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything." The post Richard Feynman on What It Means appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration: 00:09:02


Jane Goodall on Instinct

3/24/2015
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"Animals were my passion from even before I could speak apparently. When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan" The post Jane Goodall on Instinct appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration: 00:08:32


Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life

3/16/2015
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"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


Lou Reed on Guns and Ammo

2/16/2015
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"I write a song called 'Heroin', you would have thought that I murdered the Pope or something" The post Lou Reed on Guns and Ammo appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration: 00:06:30


B.B. King on The Blues

2/2/2015
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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


Wayne Coyne on Living with Death

11/11/2014
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"I'm pouring my guts out so they can feel like your guts at the same time" The post Wayne Coyne on Living with Death appeared first on Blank on Blank.

Duration: 00:06:09


Maya Angelou on Con Men

10/28/2014
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"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
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"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

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