It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Studio 360

Studio 360’s American Icons series is a treasure trove of documentation (and great programming), but the most recent episode on Superman, in which Kurt Andersen explores why “The Man of Steel” is so popular in popular culture, takes the Kryptonite. What’s more, the show makes the case for why Superman is Jewish and why the S logo is . . . well, listen for yourself.

Guests include Michael Chabon and Margot Kidder (a.k.a. Lois Lane).

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.