Sean Rameswaram

Sean Rameswaram is a Studio 360 producer. He also posts and hosts Sideshow. You can find both Sean and Sideshow on Twitter.

Sean is the sole Canadian-born American of Sri Lankan pedigree who loves to speak Spanish on staff at Studio 360. He has spent time covering arts and culture in Toronto, Los Angeles, Santiago de Chile, the Monterey Bay area, and Washington, D.C. He also manages, a blog filled with hopeful tales, Internet funnies, and creative efforts. When not nerding out about music, movies, and other pop culture phenomena, Sean has filed news spots and features for KUSP in Santa Cruz, KQED in San Francisco, WAMU in Washington, and NPR News. He also raps. Inquire within.

Sean Rameswaram appears in the following:

Ken Burns, Word Nerd

Friday, April 18, 2014

A few weeks ago, we asked you to create new collective nouns for modern types of people — conceptual artists, Trekkies, yoga instructors, and more. The submissions are rolling in from listeners across the country, including one Ken Burns from New Hampshire. Yes, that Ken Burns ...

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Pharrell's Sweet Tears, X-Files Tweet-union and More

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here are the five unmissable things the internet gave us this week: A perfect pop song, an unbelievable drawing, and a good long cry.

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Sunday Morning's Family Circus Meets Sunday Night's True Detective in 'Time Is A Flat Circus'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Never before has Sunday morning entertainment played so well with Sunday night entertainment.

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Spoiler Alert: How Our Favorite Sites Are Ruining Our Favorite Shows

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dear Internet, I know your job is hard. But when I miss my favorite show, I need you to not give all the major plot points away within 12 hours.

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Jonathan Glazer Turns Science Fiction Filmmaking On Its Head

Friday, April 11, 2014

His latest feature, Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johanssonis a culmination of his efforts — a sci-fi flick that’s both cinematic and low-fi, and breaks all the genre’s rules.

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Extra Credit: A Plethora Of Plurals

Friday, April 11, 2014

Last week, we asked you to create new collective nouns for modern types of people, including venture capitalists, yoga instructors, and IT guys. We’ve received a plethora of responses. Jonathan Kulik from Santa Monica, California offered this complete sentence: “A mumble of indie filmmakers is petitioning ...

Submit your collective nouns

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Jeff Vandermeer’s Florida Sci-Fi Apocalypse

Friday, April 04, 2014

Jeff VanderMeer is a science-fiction author for readers who don’t typically flock to the genre. The Floridian borrows from fantasy, horror, and weird fiction to create eerily familiar landscapes in his new Southern Reach Trilogy. Beginning with Annihilation, the books chronicle the investigation ...


New Year's Resolution: Canvas In The Kitchen

Friday, March 21, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Adrienne Ognibene, from Takoma Park, Maryland, resolved to complete six paintings and twelve large-scale charcoal drawings by year’s end. “I went to the back-to-school sale at the old art store I went to when I was in college ...


Public Radio Bracket: Help Studio 360 Go All The Way

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Madness is here and KPCC in Los Angeles has made its own bracket. Instead of college basketball teams going head-to-head, it’s all your favorite public radio shows facing-off for bragging rights. Studio 360 needs your help to take down our third competitor: Radiolab

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Helen Oyeyemi Takes on Snow White

Friday, March 14, 2014

The writer was born in Nigeria; the tale comes from medieval Germany; the setting is a small New England town in the 1950s. Boy, Snow, Bird is Helen Oyeyemi’s fifth novel, and like most of her work it’s a form of literary mash-up. She uses the structure of Snow White to tell a story about race ...

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Wes Craven’s Winner: Scary Short Film Fest

Friday, March 14, 2014

We asked you to create 30-second horror films. Our judge, the filmmaker Wes Craven, gave you the theme “young genius.” We got more than 300 movies — from Canada, Italy, England, and all over the United States — and this is the winner.

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Staff Picks: Our Top 10 Scary Shorts

Friday, March 07, 2014

You sent Studio 360 hundreds of super scary, super short horror movies — from animation to claymation, to live action, they're all terrifying. Filmmaker Wes Craven will reveal the winner on this weekend's show. Meantime, the staff of Studio 360 made this list of our 10 favorites.

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The Soundtrack to Venezuela’s Student Protests

Friday, February 28, 2014

The student protests in Venezuela have turned violent in recent weeks. According to reports from inside the country, over a dozen protesters have died in clashes with the government and paramilitary groups. Amidst the turmoil, the music of the Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme ...

Video: La Vida Boheme, "Aún"

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Alfonso Cuarón Defies Gravity

Friday, February 21, 2014

Alfonso Cuarón wrote Gravity’s screenplay with his son, Jonas, in three weeks. Considering the visual effects needed to realize their vision, the senior Cuarón knew it would take much longer than that to direct the film, but he had no idea he was in the incipient stages of ...

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Rebecca Mead Lives In Middlemarch

Friday, February 14, 2014

At 900 pages, George Eliot’s Middlemarch is a serious read for serious readers. It’s a Victorian epic, but on a small scale. Eliot meticulously details the extraordinary lives of mostly ordinary people living in a fictional English town. “Middlemarch can help you grow to be a wiser, more thoughtful ...

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Kurt Andersen’s Terrifying Horror Movie

Friday, February 07, 2014

Master of suspense Wes Craven has been orchestrating horror for more than four decades. Now, you have an opportunity to get a little payback. We’re challenging you to create a film that terrifies Craven (and the rest of us) in no more than 30 seconds. We couldn’t resist creating our own ...

Video: "This is Not a Test"

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Three’s Company Goes To Court

Friday, February 07, 2014

Three’s Company — the jaunty sitcom about three roommates and their double-entendre-infested apartment — went off the air in 1984. But a stage play is giving it new attention. David Adjmi’s 3C ran in New York City in 2012, but the TV show’s rights holders filed a cease-and-desist ...

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Studio 360’s Scary Short Film Fest

Friday, January 31, 2014

Master of suspense Wes Craven has been orchestrating horror for more than four decades. It began with The Last House on the Left (1972), continued with A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and went mainstream with the Scream series (beginning in 1996). Now, you have an opportunity to get a little payback ...

Enter the challenge

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New Year's Resolution: Returning to the Canvas

Friday, January 17, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? When we put out the call in December, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring, and commit themselves to following through on their artistic plans. Adrienne Ognibene says she had “a passionate love affair with ...

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Matthew McConaughey: “Scare the Hell out of Me”

Friday, January 17, 2014

Some call it a "McConaissance," Matthew McConaughey's transformation from rom-com stud to dramatic lead. How did he do it, and why? The Oscar-nominated actor tells Kurt Andersen about the "maybe not so mentally healthy" characters he's played in the past year, and where he's headed next.