An original radio drama by TV writer and novelist Nick Antosca and performed by the legendary actor and writer Edgar Oliver.
Episode 28: What We Hear When We Read
Aug 26, 2014 |
A discussion of the aural side of reading with book designer Peter Mendelsund, including excerpts from classic readings by James Joyce and others. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE
Episode 27: The Drywall
Aug 19, 2014 |
We?re thrilled to unearth a classic story by legendary radio producer Scott Carrier, which hasn?t been heard since it originally aired on All Things Considered in 1993.
Episode 26: You're the Man
Aug 12, 2014 |
Neko Case, whose musical career spans over two decades, takes us on a personal musical history tour. She tells us about the music she grew up listening to, and the musicians who helped shape her sound. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.
Episode 25: The Last Man on the Street
Jul 28, 2014 |
We take to the streets with Mal Sharpe, a man who was among the first wave of fake newsmen, paving the way from everyone from Borat to Colbert.
Episode 24: An Interview with George Saunders
Jul 22, 2014 |
Short story writer George Saunders discusses the use and origin of voices in the reading of his work. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.
Episode 23: The Glottal Break
Jul 15, 2014 |
An interview with composer and singer Meredith Monk, with clips of music from her entire career.
Episode 22: Breathing Exercises/Technology in Progress/We'll Soon Give You Some Relief
Jul 1, 2014 |
This week the Organist explores sound design in two new documentaries, Irene Lusztig's The Motherhood Archives and Matt Wolf's Teenage.
Jun 16, 2014 |
Jun 9, 2014 |
Episode 19: Composing the Tinnitus Suites
Jun 3, 2014 |
What happens if you're a composer and the ringing in your ears after a concert never goes away?
Episode 18: A Mind Forever Voyaging
May 27, 2014 |
Mike Mills' new film (available through July 1 only to our listeners!) asks the kids of Silicon Valley workers: what does the future look like?
Episode 17: Barely Not Shaking
May 20, 2014 |
James Franco performs an untitled radio play by Will Eno, and Harmony Korine discusses his playful and obnoxious experiments in music. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.
Episode 16: The Horse Counselor
May 13, 2014 |
Masterful comedic actors David Wain and Rachel Dratch perform an original radio play about a woman and her therapist... who also happens to be a horse.
Episode 15: The Frank Story
May 6, 2014 |
The real-life story of Jon Ronson's new film, "Frank," which stars Michael Fassbender as an experimental musician who never removes his giant papier-mache head.
Episode 14: The Birthday Song
Apr 29, 2014 |
The odd history of how the sweet, simple, omnipresent "Birthday Song" became a highly contested ? and lucrative ? piece of intellectual property.
Episode 13: High-Heeled Boys
Apr 22, 2014 |
Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, takes us on a musical history tour, including music that influenced her from age two through high school. LANGUAGE ADVISORY
Episode 12: Worm People
Apr 15, 2014 |
Portlandia creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein debut "Apologies," a new radio play, performed by Tig Notaro and Kevin Corrigan.
Apr 8, 2014 |
The true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles' Skid Row in the 1980's before he relocated to Another Planet.
Episode 10: Thundershirt
Jan 7, 2014 |
A conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume, in Blume's Manhattan apartment.
Episode 9: The Sonic Barber's Pole
Dec 13, 2013 |
Featuring a preview of our upcoming conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume; Canadian medical marijuana from the 1970s; aural illusions; and much more!
Episode 8: Kittens in a Basket
Oct 7, 2013 |
Jesse Eisenberg, Mike Kelley, Catherine Keener, Alexis Georgopoulos, Ben Greenman and more.
Episode Seven: Against Lineage
Sep 9, 2013 |
Thomas Lennon, Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, Chris Stroffolino.
Episode 6: The Pyramid Club
Aug 5, 2013 |
This month, Hua Hsu, Sam McPheeters, Dawn of Midi and more.
Episode 5: Tempest Storm and Andy Kaufman
Jul 9, 2013 |
Jack White talks to the world's oldest burlesque dancer, plus new recordings from Andy Kaufman.
Episode 4: Richard, the Angel of Death
May 3, 2013 |
James Franco performs a new radio drama from Will Eno, plus Nick Cave's soundsuits and a rap battle.
Episode 3: Tween Anxiety
Apr 9, 2013 |
Conan O'Brien talks to Jack White, Sarah Silverman on her pet owl, 'The Blob' and more.
Episode 2: The Rhetorical Bed
Mar 6, 2013 |
David Cross, a copyright-free Birthday Song, Sam Lipsyte and more.
Feb 2, 2013 |
The debut episode of The Organist features George Saunders, Nick Offerman, five-word record reviews, and more.