Radio Interviews

Radio Interviews

Listen to a few of the NPR radio interviews and more

December, 2007 National Public Radio Interview with David Furst

Barry Louis Polisar has been recording children’s music since the mid-70’s. He has performed at countless schools, played the White House, and hosted his own kids TV show…Now, one of his old songs plays during the opening credits of the new film, JUNO. Barry Louis Polisar is interviewed by David Furst and talks about the movie and his career.

Hear an excerpt of Barry’s December, 2007 radio interview and listen in on the conversation about how Barry’s song was picked to be in the opening credits of the film Juno.

December, 2009 National Public Radio Interview with David Furst

We’re Not Kidding!
Two years ago, children’s music artist Barry Louis Polisar hit the equivalent of the songwriter’s lottery. An old song of his from 1977 was chosen to open the Academy Award-winning film Juno…and the soundtrack went on to win a Grammy award and sell over a million copies. Now, a 2-CD tribute has just been released called We’re Not Kidding: A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar. The collection covers musical styles ranging from hip hop, to folk, jazz, Klezmer and rock. Barry Louis Polisar joined Metro Connection host David Furst in the studio in December, 2009 to talk about this new collection of songs.

Hear an excerpt of Barry’s interview and listen in on the conversation about how a group of musicians–many who had Barry’s recordings when they were growing up–recorded his songs.

National Public Radio interview about Barry’s book for adults, Retelling Genesis

Hear the Public Radio interview about Barry’s book for adults,
Retelling Genesis.

Radio Mike Interview

Hear a segment of Barry’s June, 2008 radio interview and listen in on the conversation that covers everything from censorship and political correctness to Shel Silverstein and what has happened since Barry’s song was featured in the opening credits of the film Juno.

Radio Casbah Network

Hear portions of the December, 2009 interview with Barry Louis Polisar and Aaron Cohen, the producer behind We’re Not Kidding! Aaron and Barry speak with Radio Mike about how the Tribute album originated.