Episode #1433

Live in Aspen: Steve Earle & Sarah Jones

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Steve Earle and Kurt Andersen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2008 Steve Earle and Kurt Andersen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2008 (Michael Faas)

In a program recorded live at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Tony Award-winning performer Sarah Jones transforms herself into a dizzying array of characters — from a Jewish grandmother to a young male rapper. Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, who developed the theory of multiple intelligences, gives some free analysis to audience members. And country rocker Steve Earle sings about leaving Tennessee, performing tracks from his record Washington Square Serenade.

Studio 360 Live in Aspen 2008 is a co-production of PRI, WNYC, The Aspen Institute, and The Atlantic

(Originally aired: July 18, 2008)

Keeping Up With the Sarah Joneses

The Tony Award-winning writer and performer transforms from a self-deprecating Brit to a Jewish grandmother, to a young male rapper.

Slideshow: Sarah Jones in character

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Steve Earle Performs "Christmas in Washington"

Steve Earle casts a critical eye on the political scene, in a song from his record El Corazon.


Ask a Harvard Psychologist

Howard Gardner, who developed the theory of multiple intelligences, joins Kurt and Sarah Jones on stage for a session of free advice.


Steve Earle’s Washington Square Serenade

Country rocker Steve Earle tells Kurt about how his move from Nashville to New York City inspired his album Washington Square Serenade.

Bonus Track: "Days Aren't Long Enough"


Willing to Be Lucky in New York

Kurt remembers the writing that brought him to New York — an essay by E.B. White that explored the different sides of the same city. 


Nereida Comes to America

Sarah Jones channels a young Dominican immigrant and her family’s first miracle in America.


Steve Earle Performs "City of Immigrants"

Steve Earle’s wife and musical collaborator, Allison Moorer, joins Earle on this love song to their adopted hometown of New York.


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Glenn locke

So you go to Aspen and do a show about New York, where you usually do your show. Why? Did you not notice those were mountains not buildings outside your hotel? Very lame!

Aug. 19 2013 10:59 AM

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