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Writer and lecturer Susan Cain explores the evolutionary reasons behind sadness in our lives and how accepting sorrow can lead to greater emotional resilience and creativity.

Bittersweet: Susan Cain on the joy of sweet sorrow

Writer and lecturer Susan Cain explores the evolutionary reasons behind sadness in our lives and how accepting sorrow can lead to greater emotional resilience and creativity.

from Life Examined

Perfume Genius joins KCRW to perform tracks from his heralded 2020 album "Set My Heart On Fire Immediately," and also covers Leonard Cohen.

In Residence: Perfume Genius covers Leonard Cohen and performs acclaimed new work

Perfume Genius joins KCRW to perform tracks from his heralded 2020 album "Set My Heart On Fire Immediately," and also covers Leonard Cohen.

from Music Special Programming

Leonard Cohen died in 2016. That was only a few months after the woman who inspired some of his best work died, Marianne Ihlen.

The relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen

Leonard Cohen died in 2016. That was only a few months after the woman who inspired some of his best work died, Marianne Ihlen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Conversation with Leonard Cohen

Chris Douridas recorded an exclusive interview with Leonard Cohen just after his 82nd birthday.

In Conversation with Leonard Cohen

Chris Douridas recorded an exclusive interview with Leonard Cohen just after his 82nd birthday.

from Chris Douridas

Songwriter, poet and author, Leonard Cohen, has died at the age of 82. A post on his Facebook reads, “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist,…

Remembering Leonard Cohen

Songwriter, poet and author, Leonard Cohen, has died at the age of 82. A post on his Facebook reads, “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist,…

from Music News

Leonard Cohen turned 82 years old in September. Over the course of the last two decades, his voice has increasingly lost its range, turning into a deep, impressive baritone whisper.

A conversation with singer Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen turned 82 years old in September. Over the course of the last two decades, his voice has increasingly lost its range, turning into a deep, impressive baritone whisper.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Remnick's interview with the late Leonard Cohen, who died this week.

Leonard Cohen's last days and Donald Trump's first term

David Remnick's interview with the late Leonard Cohen, who died this week.

from The New Yorker Radio Hour

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

Grammy nominee Arooj Aftab on the relentless way life gives you joy, sadness, love

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Leonard Cohen is considered by many to be the one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time for his poetic imagery and delivery. Six decades later...

Leonard Cohen: Darkness

Leonard Cohen is considered by many to be the one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time for his poetic imagery and delivery. Six decades later...

from Today's Top Tune

Leonard Cohen is a genius, bona fide living legend, and a breathing monument to songwriting as a timeless art. Known by all lovers and students of song, the man is…

Five Best Leonard Cohen Covers

Leonard Cohen is a genius, bona fide living legend, and a breathing monument to songwriting as a timeless art. Known by all lovers and students of song, the man is…

from Music News

I interviewed Leonard Cohen in 1988, shortly after his reappearance–he had retired both from music and from the world. He had a best-selling album called I’m Your Man. This interview…

Leonard Cohen: 1988 Interview & New Biography

I interviewed Leonard Cohen in 1988, shortly after his reappearance–he had retired both from music and from the world. He had a best-selling album called I’m Your Man. This interview…

from Music News


 Old Ideas will be available to stream on demand from January 23 through January 31, 2012. The album will be released on January 31, 2012.

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas

Old Ideas will be available to stream on demand from January 23 through January 31, 2012. The album will be released on January 31, 2012.

from Album Preview

Chris Douridas is joined by singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen

Chris Douridas is joined by singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Celebrated singer / songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen joins us to talk about  Czech and Flamenco cover versions of his work that he has recently received.

Leonard Cohen

Celebrated singer / songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen joins us to talk about Czech and Flamenco cover versions of his work that he has recently received.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Leonard Cohen

from Bookworm

Book of Longing  (Ecco) 
 Leonard Cohen talks about his early years as a poet in Montreal; his novel, Beautiful Losers; his songs; and now, ten years since his last book and fifty…

Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing (Ecco) Leonard Cohen talks about his early years as a poet in Montreal; his novel, Beautiful Losers; his songs; and now, ten years since his last book and fifty…

from Bookworm

Chris Douridas hosts a very special conversation with the great Leonard Cohen and his collaborator Anjani, in celebration of her new album Blue Alert (on which Anjani sings songs she crafted from Leonard's previously unpublished lyrics.) The couple talk about how she selected poems from his notebooks to develop into songs, occasional frictions in the creative process, as well as Leonard's feelings about the unprecedented act of giving his words to another songwriter.

Leonard Cohen and Anjani

Chris Douridas hosts a very special conversation with the great Leonard Cohen and his collaborator Anjani, in celebration of her new album Blue Alert (on which Anjani sings songs she crafted from Leonard's previously unpublished lyrics.) The couple talk about how she selected poems from his notebooks to develop into songs, occasional frictions in the creative process, as well as Leonard's feelings about the unprecedented act of giving his words to another songwriter.

from Chris Douridas

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

Grammy nominee Arooj Aftab on the relentless way life gives you joy, sadness, love

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bedouine with Steady Holiday

at The Ford

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back director, writer and actress Sarah Polley, whose new collection of essays is “Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of…

Sarah Polley: ‘Run Towards the Danger’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back director, writer and actress Sarah Polley, whose new collection of essays is “Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of…

from The Treatment

UCLA Live has some great shows coming up – April 5 Christoph Bull returns for the 10th Anniversary of Organica.  Since 1999 this composer and  musician has reinterpreted organ music...

Organica and Lila Downs, Leonard Cohen and STRP

UCLA Live has some great shows coming up – April 5 Christoph Bull returns for the 10th Anniversary of Organica. Since 1999 this composer and musician has reinterpreted organ music...

from Global Gig Guide

Make Music Day: Danilo Rea

at Events

This week, Joe Morgenstern reviews You, Me and Dupree, The Groomsmen and Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man.

You, Me and Dupree; The Groomsmen; Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

This week, Joe Morgenstern reviews You, Me and Dupree, The Groomsmen and Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man.

from Film Reviews

Nathaniel Rateliff turned inward after his divorce and the death of Richard Swift, his producer and close friend.

Nathaniel Rateliff on navigating emotions after loss, honesty in music, ‘And It’s Still Alright’

Nathaniel Rateliff turned inward after his divorce and the death of Richard Swift, his producer and close friend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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