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April 27, 2010 6:32 PM   Subscribe

Working With Studs is a radio documentary about Studs Terkel. You will like it. Good production and tech notes, courtesy of
posted by timsteil (14 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Excellent resource. I've been a fan of Studs since i was a mere lad. Terkel's "Conversations with Myself" is hosted by MSU's Matrix oral history archive @ (mild self-link disclaimer: I worked at Matrix as a grad student 5 years ago).
posted by beelzbubba at 6:57 PM on April 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

Awesome! thanks.
posted by ms.jones at 7:32 PM on April 27, 2010

So interesting to hear that a man so capable of eliciting very personal responses from others was so uncomfortable revealing his own emotions (as when Brando turned the tables on him 80% of the way through the audio). Perhaps typical of some psychiatrists of his time. (I was raised by one.)
posted by kozad at 7:47 PM on April 27, 2010

Thanks, Tim, look forward to listening. Ol' Studs was the man.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:58 PM on April 27, 2010

This is awesome - thanks for sharing. Division Street is still my favorite Studs.

Couple of recent books in the Studs tradition, though from different parts of the world: Murakami's Underground and Liao Yiwu's Corpse Walker. Murakami even credits Studs in the foreword to his book, which I thought was pretty cool. Both books are terrific if you like this kind of thing.
posted by goldenrulejones at 8:24 PM on April 27, 2010

People talking about Studs Terkel, we've come full circle.
posted by fuq at 8:58 PM on April 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

Should be at least a few interviews and such on I remember when they were airing and they appear to still be available.
posted by christopherious at 9:43 PM on April 27, 2010

Looking forward to this. Always loved how Studs stole the show out from under Garrison Keillor whenever he did PHC.
posted by RavinDave at 1:33 AM on April 28, 2010

I first thought this post was about Steve Urkel instead of Studs Terkel.

You can imagine my reaction...
posted by Pendragon at 4:56 AM on April 28, 2010

Working With Studs

This post contains neither home improvement advice nor gay porn. You'll be hearing from my attorney.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 9:47 AM on April 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

The Studs Terkel archive is housed at the Chicago History Museum. 5500 reels of the radio show, transcripts and 2150 recordings of interviews.

I didn't hear Studs too many times, but when I did I had to listen. The definition of vox populi.
posted by Twang at 10:01 AM on April 28, 2010

You will like it.

I just don't get the universal love for Studs. He was an okay commentator, but nothin' special.
posted by Doohickie at 10:45 AM on April 28, 2010

No, I will love it. I love him. He captures the spirit of Chicago.
posted by Betty Tyranny at 11:29 AM on April 28, 2010

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