57 episodes

TWP is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which we write about art, exhibitions, video games and food. This podcast hosts audio versions of our weekly reviews and art thoughts, plus bonus episodes where we talk about life & art world hacks.

The White Pube Gabrielle and Zarina

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

TWP is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which we write about art, exhibitions, video games and food. This podcast hosts audio versions of our weekly reviews and art thoughts, plus bonus episodes where we talk about life & art world hacks.

    A Year of Long Covid

    A Year of Long Covid

    Well, it's been a year. In today's episode, Gabrielle and Zarina sit down to talk about the impact Long Covid has had on Gabrielle's life, body, head, whole world. It's been a year of learning about the instability of chronic illness, trying to find stability through it, and failing over and over again. There is so much more to say on the matter but this is all the poison I could suck out of the wound for now. 

    You can find the transcription for this episode here: https://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/year-of-long-covid

    Thank you to our Patreon supporters for their kindness and love. 

    • 57 min
    Writers Grant Recipient 017: Rasha Baraka

    Writers Grant Recipient 017: Rasha Baraka

    We are excited to begin 2022 by announcing the 17th recipient of The White Pube Writers Grant... 🥁... Rasha Baraka. In this episode, we introduce Rasha's work and she reads out two short pieces of her writing; Letter to my Coloniser & Jealousy.

    Bio: Rasha Baraka is a freelance journalist and writer currently studying an MA in Culture Industry. She promotes, shares, and writes about a shape-shifting culture while striving to platform a plethora of voices and stories that are often underrepresented or marginalised in the media. She is currently working on a digital exhibition with a group of multidisciplinary artists to explore the metaphor of the margins in relation to space and identity.

    If you want the text versions, to look back at previous recipients, or to find out more about the grant, you can head here: https://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/writersgrant :) 

    • 10 min
    Lubaina Himid @ Tate Modern

    Lubaina Himid @ Tate Modern

    It's my (ZM) first text of the year! kicking off 2022 with a review of Lubaina Himid's show at Tate Modern. It's also a text about good art, magic, dreams & stories - a love letter for some paintings that transported me. 



    You can find the written version of this text here. 

    Thank you to our Patreon supporters and thank you to all our listeners here - catch u next time xoxoxox

    • 18 min
    I am addicted to a game

    I am addicted to a game

    Happy new year! For our first episode back for 2022, I've written about the games I've been addicted to over the years, whilst wondering carefully if addiction is ever okay - ever helpful. Have you ever been addicted to a game? What did it mean to you at the time? You can find the written version of this text here. 

    Thank you to our Patreon supporters and thank you to all our listeners here. It's gonna be a good year, I am determined. 

    • 16 min
    Writers Grant Recipient 016: Molly Gough

    Writers Grant Recipient 016: Molly Gough

    We're ending the year by announcing the 16th recipient of The White Pube Writers Grant... 🥁... Molly Gough. In this episode, we introduce Molly's work and she reads out two short pieces of her writing.

    If you want the text versions, to look back at previous recipients, or to find out more about the grant, you can head here: https://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/writersgrant :) See you in 2022 :)

    • 9 min
    Becoming A Disabled Game Critic

    Becoming A Disabled Game Critic

    This week's text is a reflection on becoming disabled and how that has affected my writing. It's not what I want but maybe it's not all bad? And maybe thinking about good change instead of bad change all the time might help reframe what it means to be disabled (sometimes, for some people, like me). 

    This is the final text on The White Pube for 2021 as we are about to go on our December break. We're still working behind the scenes on things like launching our new website, but we'll be quieter as we see out the year. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support, especially to our Patreon gang. I can't say thank you enough.

    You can find the written version here and our Patreon is here. Have a nice Christmas everyone :)

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Phoebe9678 ,

Feels like a chat with a friend

I love this podcast! It feels like listening in to a chat with a friend. The writing is beautiful and thoughtful, the critique is always razor sharp and nuanced. I am so glad for this little corner of the internet. Thank you GDLP and ZM 🌟

squidska ,

luv it

i luv this podcast, i think it’s a great alternative to the ”traditional” world of critics, and is informative, entertaining and accessible - thank you!

JBGozzy ,

Full on contradictions and lazy analysis

This is not a good podcast. Hosts are quick to cast dispersions on the european elitist art world. But then they do nothing to offer a view on art. Their own contribution is to criticise not enlighten. They have an ok rapport but every other word is “like” and “i mean” taking away from whatever content is left.

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