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Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

WNYC

Description:

Some music fans are content to buy a CD and see their favorite artists once or twice in concert. Others follow their idols to the end of the earth. Soundcheck’s occasional series Superfans explores communities of extreme devotion.

Twitter:

@soundcheck

Language:

English

Contact:

WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 (212) 433-9692


Episodes

Springsteen

3/9/2011
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Inside Bruce Springsteen's massive fan community are many factions, each one loyal to a different era of his career. Today: our Superfans series continues with a look at the cult of The Boss.

Duration: 00:36:26


Parrot Heads

2/18/2011
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Today: our series on fan communities examines the cult of so-called ?Parrot Heads? withScott Nickerson, founder of?Parrot Heads in Paradise, an international association of Parrot Head clubs. Margaritas may be served.

Duration: 00:21:53


My Secret Jam Band Life

9/10/2010
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For years, indie rockers who loved jam bands lived in the shadows. Now, musicians in the Pitchfork set are speaking out about how Phish, the Grateful Dead and others have influenced their work.

Duration: 00:21:20


Insane Clown Posse and their "Juggalos"

8/23/2010
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Slate.com pop music critic Jonah Weiner and Insane Clown Posse fan Jason Shaltz break down Juggalo culture in another installment of our occasional Superfans series.

Duration: 00:21:08


The Life of a Superfan

5/28/2010
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In his new memoir?Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, music writerSteve Almond?looks at rock music from practically every angle: the fans, musicians, artists and "drooling fanatics."

Duration: 00:31:38


Why the Super Fan Is Alive and Well

10/29/2008
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David Wild, author of?He Is.. I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond?and?Mike and Karen Helget, self-admitted super fans of the jam band Gomez.

Duration: 00:30:36