Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
Rihanna did not have the song of the summer.
December 27, 2011 We look back at the podcasts we've done in 2011 and tell you what we got right, what we got wrong and how everything turned out in Wisconsin and Iceland. Plus, we try to to figure out why that Rihanna song that cost so much money, bombed on the radio.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/144323325/144328282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
July 8, 2011 On today's show, we tell the story of a secret battle that's been going on for more than a year: The fight to create the song of the summer, the music industry's holy grail.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/137705590/137716415" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
June 30, 2011 We go step-by-step through the making of Rihanna's song "Man Down." Bringing in top songwriters and producers costs tens of thousands of dollars. Trying to turn the song into a hit costs much more.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/137530847/137532541" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
March 23, 2011 Children can throw tantrums to get their way and apparently celebrities can too. Yesterday, Chris Brown got upset during an interview on "Good Morning America" and later threw a chair out of his dressing room. Why can't I do that?
December 30, 2009 As we close-in on the end of 2009, we are thinking about the stories and people that made an impact on us. We've been talking terrorism, President Obama, health care, race relations, immigration and immigration reform, and the political situation ...
March 13, 2009 R&B icon Chris Brown, 19, is charged with two felonies after he allegedly battered his girlfriend, popular songstress Rihanna, 21. On Monday, we'll talk to a group of young people who say they've been in similar situations. ...
February 25, 2009 If you've listened to the show the last couple of days, you might have detected the increasing raspiness in my voice. No, I am not trying extra hard to be sexy. ... It seems I have a sinus infection ... so I am finally going to act like I have the...
February 24, 2009 ... The guy pal believes that getting a little "rough" with his own girlfriend — as in more than just a tug of the hair — is sometimes necessary. ... She responds by telling the male pal that her boyfriend, too, likes to occasionally hit her a "...
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor