WPKN Archives: Binnie Klein

Host profile: Binnie Klein

My music and interview show, A Miniature World, airs Thursdays, from 10 am until Noon.

My musical tastes swerve through Euro-pop, trip-hop, electronica, indie-rock, singer-songwriters. You might hear Icelandic rock, World music, Radiohead, Bjork, Tricky, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, The Books, Devotchka, weird cover tunes, Milosh, Stevie Nicks, PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Owen Pallett, Hot Chip, Dandy Warhols, Sarah Fimm, Karsh Kale, Lal,Nouvelle Vague, Moby, Patti Smith, Juana Molina, Peter Gabriel, to name a few.

My interviews have included Dick Cavett, David Denby, Harry Shearer, Katha Pollitt, Bert Randolph Sugar, Sara Barron, Louise DeSalvo, Gretchen Rubin, and many more!

My features sometimes include "Mystery Audio" (audience participation!) and "Apes Update" (news about the survival and intelligence of gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans).

You can hear my special podcasts, which you can download anytime, of just talk -- "Miniature Words with Binnie Klein" on soundcloud via WPKN Community Radio Podcasts. These are not heard on the radio!

I've been connected with WPKN since 1976. I maintain a private psychotherapy practice in New Haven, CT, am a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.  My memoir, "Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind" (SUNY Press, January 2010) is out now!!! I I have a sweet Havanese dog named Griffin.