5/22/2013 Listening Lounge

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid from Blank on Blank
Back in May of 1985, the Beastie Boys were fresh on the music scene and on tour as the opening act for Madonna. In between shows they sat in a Washington D.C. hotel room and cracked wise for Rocci Fisch, then a reporter for ABC News Radio.
Pete Seeger on We Shall Overcome from Blank on Blank
Folk music legend Pete Seeger explains the history behind the civil rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome", and why this famous song has many brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers. And he sings, too.
Jonathan Alter on How to Interview Presidents Obama, Clinton, & Nixon from Blank on Blank
We hear from journalist Jonathan Alter on how you interview a President. Jonathan Alter writes for Bloomberg now after spending nearly three decades at Newsweek magazine. He’s interviewed every president since Nixon, except for Ronald Reagan, and we get to hear what really comes out behind closed doors while on the record.
Amber Heard on Not Sitting Pretty and Shutting Up from Blank on Blank
"It’s easier to deal with a woman who is compliant and sweet and sunny and nice and non-confrontational."
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May 22, 2013