46 episodes

The series that asks the question: what makes the Great American Songbook so darned great? Through intimate, candid conversations with performers, artists, musicians and public figures, host Julian Fleisher addresses (and undresses) the near-mythic power of this enduring American art form.
WNYC Studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media and many others.

The Naked American Songbook WNYC

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    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

The series that asks the question: what makes the Great American Songbook so darned great? Through intimate, candid conversations with performers, artists, musicians and public figures, host Julian Fleisher addresses (and undresses) the near-mythic power of this enduring American art form.
WNYC Studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media and many others.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

A.E. Kieren ,

Julian is amazing.

Wow. This podcast is amazing.

K. B. Fitzpatrick ,

Any

This is “A HAPPY PILL,” a HISTORY LESSON, a ROMP, an utter JOY! Even episodes where I know not of the guest, I thoroughly enjoy. Thank you Julian Fleisher and Jonathan Schwartz - you fill my heart, soul, and mind. Bravo! K. B. Fitzpatrick (a Yankee in Dallas)

Sherill Tippins ,

No wider-ranging podcast anywhere

Julian Fleisher and his guests (love that Ira Glass interview most of all) go more places and offer more surprises than any podcast I've heard. And there's always music that makes what you're learning stick. Marvelous, memorable and quirky in the very best sense of the word.

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