Studio 360 is an American weekly public radio program about the arts and culture hosted by novelist Kurt Andersen and produced by Public Radio International (PRI) and WNYC in New York City. The program's stated goal is to "Get inside the creative mind" and uses arts and culture as a lens to understand our world. The program was created by PRI based on an identified need for programming dedicated and focused on arts and culture journalism in media. And while the show features regular guest interviews with authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Lethem, and Miranda July, and musicians as diverse as Laura Veirs, Don Byron, and k.d. lang, it also has several recurring segments. The American Icons series attempts to understand lasting American cultural icons such as The Great Gatsby and Kind of Blue. The hour on Moby-Dick was the recipient of the 2004 Peabody Award.
|Genre||Magazine/talk program using art, culture, music, film, TV, books, technology, and ideas as a lens to understand the world|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Syndicates||Public Radio International|
|Hosted by||Kurt Andersen|
|Created by||Public Radio International, Julie Burstein, Kurt Andersen|
|Recording studio||New York City, New York|
|Original release||2000 – present|
Studio 360 is broadcast weekly on more than 160 terrestrial radio stations throughout the country, and is also available as a podcast via the program's website, pri.org, and iTunes. It can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio on the PRI blocks on XMPR, channel 133.
In addition to the program's main podcast, a spinoff arts and culture podcast titled Sideshow is also distributed. Sideshow is hosted by Studio 360 producer Sean Rameswaram.