WNYC's Fishko Files

  1. Vast Wasteland 2021/05/07
    Info (Show/Hide)
  2. Empire State: Going Up 2021/04/30
    Info (Show/Hide)
  3. Stanwyck & Co. 2021/04/23

    In honor of this weekend's Oscars: WNYC's Sara Fishko with this Fishko Files from the archive, filled with the award-winning voices of some of the great women of Hollywood's Golden Age. (Produced in 2013)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  4. Poets' Voices 2021/04/16

    In honor of April, National Poetry Month , WNYC's Sara Fishko asks the question: what's the connection between poets' speaking voices, and the poems they create? (Produced in 2012)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  5. Peter and the Wolf 2021/04/09
    Info (Show/Hide)
  6. Bernstein, Made for TV 2021/04/02
    Info (Show/Hide)
  7. Sibling Harmony 2021/03/26

    The tradition of siblings singing together is as old as song. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at brothers, sisters, and sibling harmony in this edition of Fishko Files . (Produced in 2001)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  8. Changes 2021/03/19
    Info (Show/Hide)
  9. Michael Rabin 2021/03/12

    Michael Rabin , who lived from 1936 to 1972, was a midcentury, classical music phenomenon - a genuine violin prodigy, concertizing as a teenager and, later, stumbling in his career and his life. In this archival Fishko Files , WNYC's Sara Fishko talks to Itzhak Perlman to sort out Rabin's tragic story and his phenomenal playing. (Produced in 1999)

  10. James M. Cain 2021/03/05
    Info (Show/Hide)
  11. A Samuel Barber Classic 2021/02/26
    Info (Show/Hide)
  12. The Chopin Paradox 2021/02/19
    Info (Show/Hide)
  13. Jacqueline Kennedy's White House 2021/02/12
    Info (Show/Hide)
  14. Message Pictures 2021/02/05
    Info (Show/Hide)
  15. Alex North (1910-1991) 2021/01/29
    Info (Show/Hide)
  16. Chayefsky 2021/01/22


    It's 45 years since the film Network had its premiere. It seemed pretty far out in its time - but now seems remarkably prescient, thanks to the writing by Paddy Chayefsky , the subject of this archival Fishko Files . (Produced in 2006)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  17. MLK: 2 Films 2021/01/15
    Info (Show/Hide)
  18. Man with a Movie Camera 2021/01/08
    Info (Show/Hide)
  19. Life of the Party 2021/01/01

    In this last gasp of 2020, we face a New Year's without parties - unless you count the ones in this Fishko Files episode, composed of party scenes from movies over the last many decades. (Produced in 2016)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  20. Ida Lupino 2020/12/25
    Info (Show/Hide)
  21. Fantasia at 80 2020/12/18
    Info (Show/Hide)
  22. Film Noir 2020/12/11

    Any time the nights get long, cold, and a little ominous, film noir comes to mind. Here's this Fishko Files with WNYC's Sara Fishko and the "Tsar of Noir" Eddie Muller. (Produced in 2004)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  23. An Hour with Dave Brubeck (Centenary) 2020/12/04

    This Sunday is the Dave Brubeck centenary - the late, celebrated jazz player was born December 6th, 1920. WNYC's Sara Fishko had a memorable time talking with Brubeck back in 2004, resulting in this program, "An Hour with Dave Brubeck," filled with his reflections and recordings.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko
    Mix Engineer: Edward Haber
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  24. Stuff Smith 2020/11/27
    Info (Show/Hide)
  25. JFK and TV (2020) 2020/11/20
    Info (Show/Hide)
  26. Andre! 2020/11/13
    Info (Show/Hide)
  27. Shrinks on Screen (2020) 2020/11/06
    Info (Show/Hide)
  28. Scary Music 2020/10/29
    Info (Show/Hide)
  29. An Hour with Ned Rorem 2020/10/23
    Info (Show/Hide)
  30. Two American Dramas 2020/10/16
    Info (Show/Hide)
  31. Two Pianists and a Painter 2020/10/09

    Thelonious Monk was born October 10, 1917. WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at Monk, Glenn Gould, and Vincent van Gogh - and how their brilliant gifts mixed with their personal myths and mysteries. (Produced in 2017)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  32. Pre-Dean Teens 2020/10/02

    This week marks 65 years since the death of James Dean , film's "first American teenager." WNYC's Sara Fishko digs up the roots of the teen in movies in this archival Fishko Files . (Produced in 2005)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  33. Concert Piece 2020/09/25
    Info (Show/Hide)
  34. Frank Stella 2020/09/18

    Sometimes artists, seeking inspiration, find it in the very thing that challenges and haunts them most. Here, WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks with visual artist Frank Stella about some very productive pain. (Produced in 2011)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister and Paul Schneider
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  35. Three Critics 2020/09/11

    A few years ago, a rash of books written by arts and entertainment critics inspired WNYC's Sara Fishko to talk to some of the critics/authors about the critical impulse. (Produced in 2006)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

  36. Guthrie Archive 2020/09/04
    Info (Show/Hide)
  37. Hill of Beans, Etc. 2020/08/28
    Info (Show/Hide)
  38. The 'Indoor Man' and His Playmates 2020/08/21
    Info (Show/Hide)
  39. The Personal and the Political (2020) 2020/08/14
    Info (Show/Hide)
  40. Hazel Scott As Herself 2020/08/07
    Info (Show/Hide)
  41. The Great de Havilland 2020/07/30
    Info (Show/Hide)
  42. Jon Hendricks (2020) 2020/07/24
    Info (Show/Hide)
  43. Harlem Renaissance 2020/07/17
    Info (Show/Hide)
  44. Jazz Soundtrack (2020) 2020/07/10
    Info (Show/Hide)
  45. John Levy, Jazz Master 2020/07/03
    Info (Show/Hide)
  46. Three Jazz Works 2020/06/26
    Info (Show/Hide)
  47. Capturing Cohn 2020/06/18
    Info (Show/Hide)
  48. Miss Lonelyhearts 2020/06/11
    Info (Show/Hide)
  49. Strange Fruit 2020/06/05
    Info (Show/Hide)
  50. See For Yourself 2020/05/29

    After the opening of the September 11th Memorial and Museum, record-breaking crowds traveled to Ground Zero, to the exact spot where the tragedy happened. In this archival edition of Fishko Files , WNYC's Sara Fishko asks - why?

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Rob Granniss & Ed Haber
    Editor: Karen Frillmann

Fishko Files from WNYC
https://www.wnyc.org/shows/fishko
From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.