A Prairie Home Companion: 12 Days of Christmas
One of my favorite holiday recordings! A Prairie Home Christmas gathers together some all-time favorite moments from Christmas broadcasts including Garrison Keillor as Scrooge, a sound-effects-laden version of The 12 Days of Christmas and one of my favorite sketches featuring The Hopeful Gospel Quartet called “Shop for Christmas Presents” — a joyful companion! Three hours on 2 CDs.Share
The Brian Lehrer Show: Photographing the ‘Humans of New York’
Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called “Humans of New York,” in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.Share
Kevin Howlett presents a collection of transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC radio and television from 1962 to 1970 featuring rare photographs and memorabilia.Share
Morning Edition: 'Blockbusters': Go Big Or Go Home, Says Harvard Professor
A forefront Harvard Business School professor explains why the future of popular culture will revolve around increasingly bigger bets on entertainment products from movies and television shows to songs and books, offering insight into the industry’s big-ticket investment process and the role of digital technology.Share
All Things Considered: For Anjelica, the ‘Story” begins Long Before Los Angeles
The Leanard Lopate Show: Anjelica Huston
Writing with an exuberant love of language and detail, Anjelica Huston shares her enchanted childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London, and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent actress in New York.
Living with her glamorous and artistic mother, educated by tutors and nuns, intrepid on a horse, Huston was raised on an Irish estate to which—between movies—her father brought his array of extraordinary friends, from Carson McCullers and John Steinbeck to Peter O’Toole and Marlon Brando. Every morning, Anjelica and her brother visited their father while he took his breakfast in bed. “What news?” he’d ask. “I’d seen him the night before,” Anjelica recalls. “There wasn’t much to report.” So she became a storyteller.