Episode #1120

Plimpton, Ritter, Diaz

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Studio 360 Episode 1120, Plimpton, Ritter, Diaz Josh Ritter performs live on Studio 360 (Stephanie F. Black)

Studio 360 was recorded before a live audience at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, author Junot Diaz, and actress Martha Plimpton joined Kurt Andersen on stage, with live performances by Ritter and Plimpton. Kurt talks to these three creative Gen-Xers about growing up.

I Got The Real Thing

Kurt Andersen talks about seeing the premiere of Tom Stoppard's play, "The Real Thing," as a young man in his 20s, and seeing it again two decades later. Had the play changed, or was it Kurt?

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Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton may be the hardest working woman in show business, appearing in two television series after finishing a run on Broadway and selling out a cabaret show at Lincoln Center a few months ago. She's been on stage since she was eight years ...

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I Realized I Was a Grownup When...

Craving a KitchenAid; answering to "ma'am;" getting turned down for space camp - Martha Plimpton reads epiphanies on growing up from members of our live audience.

Weigh in: When did you realize you were a grown up?

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Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter says that his new album, So Runs the World Away, is evidence that he's not a kid anymore. Ritter performs two songs from the record and talks to Kurt about feeling grown up when he was eight years old. And Ritter explains how a ...

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Josh Ritter and Junot Diaz

Josh Ritter chats with author Junot Diaz about writing and gives a sneak peek of his upcoming first novel.

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Junot Diaz

He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but Diaz tells Kurt that many of the students he teaches at MIT don't even know that he's a writer. And he likes it that way. "If you want people just to like you," ...

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