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Colum McCann Picks Three; Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record'

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Eleanor Friedberger performs in the Soundcheck studio. Eleanor Friedberger performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: The award winning Irish novelist, Colum McCann, whose new book is called TransAtlantic, joins us to discuss some of his favorite music in a Pick Three.

Plus: Eleanor Friedberger — singer, songwriter, and one half of the band, Fiery Furnaces — returns with a new solo album, Personal Record. We hear some of it when she plays live in our studio. 

And: A sneak preview of our conversation with the Grammy Award-winning neo-soul singer and songwriter Erykah Badu


    Eleanor Friedberger and Colum McCann

    Colum McCann Wants Language To Operate Like Music On A Page

    Colum McCann, the author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, and an avid music fan, shares some of the music that moves him.


    Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record,' In The Studio

    Hear Eleanor Friedberger and her band perform songs from her second solo album, Personal Record, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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