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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

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    Eleanor Friedberger and Colum McCann

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