Episode #1350

David Chase & A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Friday, December 14, 2012

David Chase on the set of Not Fade Away David Chase on the set of Not Fade Away (Barry Wetcher / Paramount Vantage)

Kurt Andersen talks with the creator of The Sopranos, David Chase, who returns to New Jersey for Not Fade Away, his first movie. Vince Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas does the near-impossible — it’s holiday music that conjures childhood without getting too cute. Plus, we'll hear Kurt Andersen’s sci-fi story with a holiday twist.

David Chase: Not Fade Away

David Chase launched a golden age in television drama when he created The Sopranos. But Chase always wanted to make movies, and now, 40 years after entering show business, his first feature film comes out next week. Like The Sopranos, Not Fade Away takes place in New Jersey ...

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Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The soundtrack of the holidays is lousy with annoying songs about sleigh rides and snowmen, and beautiful old carols done up as treacly as possible. One of the saving graces this time of year is the music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, written by Vince Guaraldi. Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy” ...

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Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale

This is what Kurt Andersen considers a holiday tale ... melting ice caps and extraterrestrial spies? Kurt's story "Human Intelligence" first appeared in Stories: All New Tales, an anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. Our radio version was produced and directed ...

Read the full version of "Human Intelligence"

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pinellas from FL

Agreed that there are some really bad in-store soundtracks this time of year, but is Paul McCartney's song supposed to be an example? I love the music of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' AND I love the happy, silly, corny, vintage & children's music as well. As SpongeBob sings: Don't Be a Jerk - It's Christmas!

Dec. 19 2012 11:38 AM
Jenny from Studio 360

Hi Catherine --

Call 646-580-0360 to tell us about your creative New Year's resolution -- or you can leave us a note here: http://www.studio360.org/blogs/studio-360-blog/2012/dec/13/2013-creative-new-years-resolutions/

Looking forward to hearing about it.

Dec. 16 2012 06:59 PM
Matt_wwwww from Boston

I was in 10th grade in 1994 when I first heard the Pixies's "Where Is My Mind". That moment pretty much changed the way I thought about music and even life.

Dec. 16 2012 04:12 PM
Catherine Potts from Boston, MA

Question: what is that telephone number to call to pitch an idea of Something I Darn Well Am Gonna (Finally) Follow Through With Accomplishing This (Next) Year, please? I didn't have time to jot it down when it was broadcast, and I cannot find it on your website... Thanks!

Forward looking,
Catherine Potts

Dec. 16 2012 02:40 PM
Mimi McDonough

I like Studio 360. Favorites include Moby Dick and Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale. Thank you!

Dec. 15 2012 01:59 PM

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