Music and Memory

March 30, 2014

We explore music and memory in this hour -- Kurt Cobain's lasting impact 20 years after his death; insidious and infectious earworms; and the retro worldly music of Pink Martini.

  1. Kurt Cobain's Lasting Impact - Charles R. Cross

    Charles R. Cross talks about his book, "Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain."

    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  2. Sonic Sidebar: Cobain's Influence on Hip-Hop

    Charles R. Cross talks about Kurt Cobain's influence on hip-hop.

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  3. On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

    Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis talks about "On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind."

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  4. Pink Martini - Thomas Lauderdale

    Thomas Lauderdale talks about his "little orchestra," Pink Martini.

    Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
  5. Dangerous Idea: Pleasantness is Evil

    Sam Kriss' Dangerous Idea?  Pleasantness is evil.

    Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
  6. On Our Minds: Richard Powers

    Richard Powers talks about his latest novel, "Orfeo."


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  7. Richard Powers Reading from "Orfeo"

    Richard Powers reads an excerpt from his novel, "Orfeo," inspired by the music of Mahler and set to Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder."

    Average: 4 (1 vote)