Episode #1502

Leonardo DiCaprio & Ben Stiller

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (Mary Cybulski)

Leonardo DiCaprio talks with Kurt Andersen about how much greed is good — he stars in Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street. Ben Stiller brings Walter Mitty’s daydreams to the screen in the feel-good movie of the season. And we revisit the golden age of musical theater productions that never saw the footlights of Broadway.

A Frozen Orchestra in Minnesota

The Minnesota Orchestra seemed to have it all: well-paid, world class musicians; a star conductor, Osmo Vänskä; a devoted audience in one of the most philanthropic cities in America. But last year, contract negotiations brought the orchestra to a screeching halt and management locked the players out ...

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Mike Doughty’s Biblical New Year’s Resolution

What is the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Last year, we followed four listeners who, with our periodic encouragement/nagging, all reached their goals. When we put out the call for 2014, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Corrupted American Dream

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese swing for the fences in The Wolf of Wall Street. The pair’s fifth collaboration features more sex, drugs, and profanity than their previous efforts combined. “We looked at this like the Roman Empire,” DiCaprio says.

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Ben Stiller’s Walter Mitty Daydream

There are few characters in literature whose names have become a kind of shorthand. If someone is a fantasist with grandiose daydreams, you might call them a Walter Mitty, based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Now Ben Stiller - who directed and stars in the film - takes on Mitty.

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Curtain Call: Industrial Strength Musicals

In the 1950, 60s, and 70s, a subgenre of musical theater entertained thousands. It had showstoppers composed by some of the brightest talent in the business. But instead of selling out Broadway houses, these shows played to packed hotel ballrooms and convention halls ...

Bonus Track: "My Bathroom" and other corporate musical hits

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Jenny from Studio 360

Hi Harry --

Sorry for the delay. I think the music to which you're referring is the song that started the piece. It's the title song from the 1958 Edsel dealer announcement show “Once in a Lifetime." You can hear more of the song here (http://www.industrialmusicals.com/songs/) and lots more music from the story by clicking on the headline above.

Enjoy!

Jan. 21 2014 08:04 PM
Harry Hines from Silver Spring, MD

Good evening.

I enjoy Studio 360 among many other of your productions. There was some jazz-band sounding music played before the piece on last week's show about musicals produced in the 50s, 60s and 70s for dealers of various products. Do you list the artists/groups that you select to be transitional music between one featured spot and another? Thank you. Harry

Jan. 13 2014 07:54 PM

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