Archive


127 listings, approx. 1 hrs and 48 min of material



August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Advice, Pensive, Creativity,
29.45 seconds
94 David Lynch : Film director David Lynch discovered his passion for “painterly” films as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and later developed his surrealistic style. He speaks of the fleeting nature of artistic inspiration. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.49 in 77 votes
September 17, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
25.93 seconds
328 Kenneth Finkel : The Ben Franklin Parkway connects two of the city's most celebrated landmarks, City Hall and the Art Museum, but it's always been a tricky commute. Temple University historian Kenneth Finkel blames a missing link left out of the original construction. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.48 in 29 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Life, Confiding, Creativity,
29.48 seconds
99 Freeway : Philadelphia Rapper Freeway, speaking with CNN in 2011, about how the new maturity of fatherhood has helped him achieve a balance between his muslim faith and his street credibility as a hip hop artist. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.46 in 50 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, The past, Confiding, Creativity,
27.96 seconds
124 ?uestlove : Ahmir Thompson, best known as ?uestlove, drummer for The Roots hip hop collective, began a years-long affair with the road literally playing on the streets of Philadelphia. The Roots are now featured as the house band on the Jimmy Fallon TV Show. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.45 in 56 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Art, Confiding, Life, Creativity,
26.34 seconds
122 ?uestlove : Ahmir Thompson is better known as ?uestlove, drummer for The Roots. After years of non-stop touring the band settled in as the house band for the Jimmy Fallon Show. For ?uest, the road to success started in the woodshed, at the insistence of his father. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.45 in 55 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity, The past,
29.42 seconds
211 Tina Fey : Philadelphian Tina Fey's credits include head writer for Saturday Night Live and creating the Emmy winning TV show 30 Rock. She got her start writing at Upper Darby High, authoring an anonymous satyrical column for The Acorn, the school newspaper. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.45 in 29 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life, The past, Observation,
22.46 seconds
210 Tina Fey : As the first female head writer for Saturday Night Live, and creator and star of the hit TV show 30 Rock, Upper Darby native Tina Fey uses a keen sense of observation as inspiration for cutting edge satire and social humor. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.44 in 32 votes
September 17, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Philadelphia,
23.45 seconds
327 Kenneth Finkel : Up until the early 20th century, there were oyster bars on nearly every block of Philadelphia. But according to Temple historian Kenneth Finkel, the omnipresent oyster didn't just fill stomachs across the city – they helped build the city itself. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.43 in 28 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Creativity,
28.44 seconds
1447 Will Smith : WWest Philadelphian Will Smith won a Grammy with DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and starred in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air before becoming a major movie star. But Smith says he made pocket money off his words long before achieving stardom. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.43 in 7 votes
September 06, 2012
Anecdote, Happy, Art,
29.64 seconds
252 Kevin Hart : North Philadelphia born actor and comedian Kevin Hart is at the top of his game these days, with numerous Comedy Central specials and many TV and film appearances among his recent credits. But he says his kids aren't impressed with his success. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.42 in 33 votes
September 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life,
27.65 seconds
1448 Will Smith : West Philly's Will Smith has won a Grammy, had his own TV show, and starred in major movies like Independence Day and Men In Black. He credits his wide ranging success to being able to navigate two worlds – the street and the corporate board room. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.42 in 19 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, The past, Creativity,
26.41 seconds
100 Hall and Oates : Philly “blue-eyed soul” duo Hall and Oates, on the fabled day of their meeting. Their chance meeting eventually led to a 40+ year partnership and millions of records sold, and such hits as “She's Gone”, and “Rich Girl”, and “Kiss On My List”. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 24 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Freedom, Philosophical,
29.95 seconds
102 James Michener : Novelist James Michener grew up in Bucks County near Philadelphia. His travels taught him the gift of tolerance. In this 1950 This I Believe radio essay, he says the kind people he met during WWII were proof of the brotherhood of mankind. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 24 votes
August 22, 2012
Anecdote, Philosophical, Art,
27.17 seconds
118 Marcel Duchamp : Subverting assumptions about art and the creative process is at the heart of artist Marcel Duchamp's work. Some of his most defining pieces are at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is speaking here with the BBC. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 16 votes
September 06, 2012
Anecdote, Happy, Art,
30.06 seconds
258 Seth Green : Raised in Philadelphia, Actor/Comedian/Voice Artist Seth Green hit the big time playing Dr. Evil’s obnoxious son Scott in the Austin Powers trilogy. But it was an impersonation of another movie villain that won him the role of Chris on TV’s Family Guy. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.38 in 16 votes
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