You Had To Be There

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Original Air Date: 
October 21, 2017

When was the last time you got up off your couch and actually went out to see a movie? Or a play or a concert? It’s fun to go see things in person, but at the end of a long day, Netflix is streaming and the couch is two feet away.

But what happens when everyone stays home? When the movie theaters and art houses and performance spaces sit empty? Do we lose something in the process?
 

Mark and Laurie, The Wedding
Sonic Sidebar

Our digital producer, Mark Riechers, tells us why he got married in a movie theater.

Length: 
6:22
Uptown Theatre
Photo Gallery

Photographer Matt Lambros takes us inside America’s abandoned movie palaces.

Length: 
7:35
Death By Audio
Video

Matt Conboy, co-founder of one of NYC’s most famous indie music venues, tells us how “Death By Audio” died.

Length: 
6:39
Making music online and off
Photo Gallery

If you’re a music-loving teen in a tiny town with no music scene, Bandcamp is a lifesaver. Jes Skolnik, editor of the Bandcamp Daily, weighs the pros and cons of online music communities.

Length: 
9:17
Umbrellas as art
Sonic Sidebar

Celebrated curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has a vision: get art out of galleries and into the real world.

Length: 
8:02
Early fall on the virtual Walden pond.
Audio

Game developer Tracy Fullerton tells us why Henry David Thoreau would play her new game. It’s called “Walden.”  

Length: 
8:46
The Foo Show set, in virtual reality.
Video

What's it like to host a talk show in virtual reality? We talk avatars with Will Smith, host of “The Foo Show.”

Length: 
14:31
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Airdates
October 21, 2017
March 31, 2018
Guests: 
Matt Lambros

Matt Lambros

Photographer
Matt Conboy

Matt Conboy

Filmmaker
Jes Skolnik

Jes Skolnik

Managing Editor, Bandcamp Daily
Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Curator
Tracy Fullerton

Tracy Fullerton

Game Designer
Will Smith

Will Smith

Host, "The Foo Show"...
Mark Riechers

Mark Riechers

Digital Producer

Laurie Gebhard

Last modified: 
March 26, 2018