I heard about Arms Control Wonk Podcast on This American Life. It is exactly what the title suggests. Its selling point is that the hosts break things down very clearly and frankly. So frankly it will scare you.
I don’t understand more than half of what they are talking about, but I enjoy that. I love some lingo and they have it. The hosts know what they are talking about it and they enjoy talking about it. Which would be fun, except this is about nuclear weapons coming from North Korea towards the US.
I was excited to hear Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame was launching a podcast. I was even more excited to hear it was about art. Abbi is from a family of artists, went to art school, and is herself an illustrator.
Her podcast is called A Piece of Work. The podcast takes us into the MoMA to experience the art, talk to curators, and hang with Abbi’s celeb friends.
I listened to the first episode. It’s pretty good. Abbi knows her stuff, and more importantly, cares about her stuff. She cares about art.
Listening to A Piece of Work sent me looking for more art podcasts. Thin pickings!
State of the Arts was a good one. Two art historians talking in-depth about art (with almost no chitty chatty filler!) Alas, it is no longer producing new episodes. (For the old episodes, click here)
Art History Babes seems more chat than in-depth discussion but it can be fun. Art Talk from radio station KRCW is good and blessedly brief. I haven’t tried Dr. Great Art but I look forward to doing so. Maybe Jerry Saltz will jump in and do one?
Got an art podcast for me to try?
This podcast is for you. Go Hunt Life profiles people who have “pulled the rip cord” from their corporate, cubical lives to live abroad, travel the world, or otherwise follow their dream.
My friend Cree Koria was interviewed for this episode. It was great to hear her story. Now I’m digging in to other episodes to hear how others have done it.