KCRW announces Bent by Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP! Archives, a ten-part documentary podcast series from the producers of the critically-acclaimed Lost Notes and UnFictional podcasts. The project also features a dynamic online archive featuring many of Deirdre’s most legendary interviews and in-studio performances, newly transferred and remastered from the original source tapes.
Deirdre O’Donoghue was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. A vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s, countless artists crammed into her studio at KCRW to perform live on her late-night show, “SNAP!” After 40 years, many of these legendary sessions will finally be heard again. Join Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Julian Cope, and more for a sound-packed series that will transport you back to the heyday of ‘80s independent music.
Rollins says of O’Donoghue: “Deirdre's impact and influence on me is monumental. Now and then, I get an email from someone telling me they like my show on KCRW. I thank them, but it’s just what Deirdre taught me. I am so lucky to have been friends with Deirdre, to learn from her and experience her love of life and music.”