The Naked American Songbook

A MusicSociety and Culture podcast
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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.

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Oct 13th, 2015
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Feb 14th, 2018
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