Tommy Bazarian

Multimedia Producer

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Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Carole King in July 1959.

New York Icons: The Brill Building

New York Icons

How a bunch of teenagers in a midtown Manhattan office building changed pop music.

A moist chocolate cake.

Guilty Pleasure: The word ‘moist’

Guilty Pleasures
Roger Deakins on the set of “Jarhead” in 2005.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins doesn’t just shoot pretty pictures

Pianist Kathleen Kelly and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton perform at Carnegie Hall.

Why should tenors have all the fun?


Day Jobs: Unannounced Standardized Patient

Day Jobs
Carter Burwell in Amagansett, NY in 2011

Terms of Art: Carter Burwell clues us in on film composer lingo


Carter Burwell teaches Kurt Andersen how to talk like a film composer.

Laura Lippman and Edgar Allan Poe.

Touring Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore with Laura Lippman


The acclaimed mystery writer tells Kurt about her fascination with Poe, and why Baltimore is a “good noir town.”

John Cameron Mitchell’s “Anthem: Homunculus”

John Cameron Mitchell’s genre-defying podcast musical


In “Anthem: Homunculus,” John Cameron Mitchell and composer Bryan Weller have found a unique platform for a musical: a podcast. They join Kurt Andersen to discuss the shows origins, and perform a song live in our studio.

“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, and Helen Phillips.

Aha Moment: ‘The Metamorphosis’

Aha Moments

Helen Phillips remembers her most devastating reading experience.

Nat King Cole performs in Chicago in 1954.

Remembering Nat King Cole


Why Nat King Cole is a legend and still relevant today, on his centennial.