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May 5—May 10, 2015
 
 
 
 
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BAM and WNYC present
RadioLoveFest
Produced by BAM and WNYC

WNYC is back on stage at BAM for year two of RadioLoveFest, a multi-day festival featuring live tapings of shows like Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!®; Death, Sex & Money; and Radiolab; appearances by Terry Gross, Brian Lehrer, and Jonathan Schwartz; curated film screenings; music marathons; and more.


 
Talks
Radiolab Live
Tue, May 5, 2015
 
Radiolab Live
Tue, May 5, 2015
 

Hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad present a live staging of their innovative Peabody Award-winning radio show and podcast about wonder, discovery, and big ideas.

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Talks
An Evening with Terry Gross
Wed, May 6, 2015
 
An Evening with Terry Gross
Wed, May 6, 2015
 

The host of Fresh Air makes her BAM debut—this time, with the tables turned—to talk about her wide-ranging roster of guests over the years and her unique approach to interviews.

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Talks
Don’t Look Back: Stories from the Teenage Years
Wed, May 6, 2015
 
Don’t Look Back: Stories from the Teenage Years
Wed, May 6, 2015
 

This special edition is hosted by Molly Ringwald and features guests Ishmael Beah, a student from The Moth’s High School StorySLAM program, plus two former Teen Radio Diarists.

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Eine Kleine Trivia Nacht
Wed, May 6, 2015
 
Eine Kleine Trivia Nacht
Wed, May 6, 2015
 

Comedians Ana Gasteyer and Dave Hill are each paired with an expert from the classical music world to face off in a quiz show that will make nerds and novices laugh, learn, and hum along.

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Talks
Wait Wait. . .Don’t Tell Me!®
Thu, May 7, 2015
 
Wait Wait. . .Don’t Tell Me!®
Thu, May 7, 2015
 

NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program hosted by Peter Sagal returns to the BAM stage for year two of RadioLoveFest, featuring Mike Birbiglia, Jessi Klein, and Peter Grosz.

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Talks
Speed Dating for Mom Friends with The Longest Shortest Time
Thu, May 7, 2015
 
Speed Dating for Mom Friends with The Longest Shortest Time
Thu, May 7, 2015
 

Hillary Frank, creator and host of the popular podcast for new parents, wants you to leave the kids at home for the night because it’s time to party with your future BFFs!

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Talks
Islamophobia: A Conversation
Thu, May 7, 2015
 
Islamophobia: A Conversation
Thu, May 7, 2015
 

BBC World Service’s Razia Iqbal leads this lively discussion with leading commentators and scholars to explore how we can move toward a more informed public discourse around Islamophobia.

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Talks
Snap Judgment Live
Fri, May 8, 2015
 
Snap Judgment Live
Fri, May 8, 2015
 

Host Glynn Washington features raw and electrifying performances from some of the nation’s finest storytellers—including the return of Mike Daisey—in this live edition of the weekly NPR  show.

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Death, Sex & Money
Fri, May 8, 2015
 
Death, Sex & Money
Fri, May 8, 2015
 

This special live staging of the radio show hosted by Anna Sale welcomes Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler, W. Kamau Bell, Melissa Hudson Bell, Ph.D, and 90s New York rock band Luscious Jackson.

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Music
BAMcafé Live curated by Terrance McKnight: Royal KhaoZ
Fri, May 8, 2015
 
BAMcafé Live curated by Terrance McKnight: Royal KhaoZ
Fri, May 8, 2015
 

Hailing from Jamaica, Royal KhaoZ blends reggae rhythms with smooth R&B for a blissed-out sound that’s both groove inducing and soulful.

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Comedy
Bullseye Comedy Night
Sat, May 9, 2015
 
Bullseye Comedy Night
Sat, May 9, 2015
 

Bullseye host Jesse Thorn hosts a night of comedy featuring an all-female roster of comics—Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, Aparna Nancheria, and Ali Wong—live on the BAM stage. 

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Selected Shorts: Uncharted Territories
Sat, May 9, 2015
 
Selected Shorts: Uncharted Territories
Sat, May 9, 2015
 

Bobby Cannavale, Hope Davis, and Parker Posey bring the short stories of J. Robert Lennon to life in this RadioLoveFest edition of the award-winning weekly public radio show.

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Music
WQXR Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon
Sat, May 9, 2015
 
WQXR Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon
Sat, May 9, 2015
 

Find your Beethoven bliss in this 13.5-hour marathon event, sponsored by WQXR, featuring live performances of all 32 of the composer’s sonatas.

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Music
BAMcafé Live curated by Terrance McKnight: 5J Barrow
Sat, May 9, 2015
 
BAMcafé Live curated by Terrance McKnight: 5J Barrow
Sat, May 9, 2015
 

This indie-folk sextet draws inspiration from the 60s Greenwich Village scene to fuse music and storytelling in a joyous sound, going from hushed and intimate to raucous and rousing in the space of a breath.

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Music
Mexrrissey: Mexico Loves Morrissey
Sun, May 10, 2015
 
Mexrrissey: Mexico Loves Morrissey
Sun, May 10, 2015
 

WNYC’s John Schaefer hosts an evening of music by Morrissey, arranged and performed by an all-star team of musical gunslingers from Mexico’s finest bands.

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Music
It’s All About Richard Rodgers with Jonathan Schwartz
Sun, May 10, 2015
 
It’s All About Richard Rodgers with Jonathan Schwartz
Sun, May 10, 2015
 

This afternoon event hosted by Jonathan Schwartz celebrates American giant of popular song Richard Rodgers, featuring performances and conversation with musician Tedd Firth, vocalist Cyrille Aimée, and others.

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Talks
Leonard Lopate & Locavores: Brooklyn as a Brand
Sun, May 10, 2015
 
Leonard Lopate & Locavores: Brooklyn as a Brand
Sun, May 10, 2015
 

The WNYC radio host and avowed foodie hosts an afternoon of conversation and delectation with Scott Bridi of Brooklyn Cured, Angela & John E. Fout of Sohha Savory Yogurt, and Brooklyn Brewery president Steve Hindy.

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FILM
Film
Brooke Gladstone presents Galaxy Quest
Tue, May 5, 2015
 
Brooke Gladstone presents Galaxy Quest
Tue, May 5, 2015
 

A trio of washed-up TV space-opera actors get whisked away on a real life galactic adventure. The one-liners come nonstop in this irresistibly goofball satire of Star Trek and its nerd fan culture.

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Film
David Garland presents Naked Lunch
Wed, May 6, 2015
 
David Garland presents Naked Lunch
Wed, May 6, 2015
 

David Cronenberg brings William S. Burroughs’ bizarro Beat novel—about an exterminator who gets hooked on insecticide and winds up in the frighteningly surreal Interzone—to the screen, weirdness fully intact.

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Film
John Schaefer presents The Man Who Fell to Earth
Thu, May 7, 2015
 
John Schaefer presents The Man Who Fell to Earth
Thu, May 7, 2015
 

David Bowie is a human-like alien who crash lands on Earth to retrieve water for his planet, but instead discovers the sick soul of American society in Nicolas Roeg’s science-fiction mind-bender.

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Film
Arun Venugopal presents I Vitelloni
Fri, May 8, 2015
 
Arun Venugopal presents I Vitelloni
Fri, May 8, 2015
 

One of Fellini’s earliest triumphs, this bittersweet buddy film follows five aimless young men dreaming, scheming, and chasing girls in a small seaside village.

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Film
Brian Lehrer presents The Last Waltz
Sat, May 9, 2015
 
Brian Lehrer presents The Last Waltz
Sat, May 9, 2015
 

Rock legends the Band say goodbye with a farewell performance for the ages, featuring Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, and more. Scorsese’s elegy for the classic rock era is the ultimate concert film.

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