21 episodes

Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

Articles of Interest Radiotopia

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

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Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    American Ivy: Chapter 1

    American Ivy: Chapter 1

    A trend forecaster follows up on a trend report from 2016. A prominent fashion buyer tells me his trends for fall 2022. And I wonder why one particular trend, against all odds, seems to come back over and over again

    To see the jeans of the future, along with more images, notes and transcripts, go to articlesofinterest.substack.com

    Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

    Edited by Kelly Prime

    Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

    With album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

    Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

    Proud member of Radiotopia!

    • 35 min
    American Ivy: Chapter 2

    American Ivy: Chapter 2

    So where does Ivy begin? The short answer: Princeton University. The long answer is a spiral that takes us from a 1940s Chinese prison camp, to the raucous party culture of 1920s London, to the docks of downtown New York City after The War of 1812.

    To see images, notes and full transcripts, go to articlesofinterest.substack.com

    Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

    Edited by Kelly Prime

    Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

    Album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

    Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

    Proud member of Radiotopia!

    • 44 min
    American Ivy: Chapter 3

    American Ivy: Chapter 3

    The look of the elite somehow becomes the look for everyone. And as more and more people are taking on Ivy, it only becomes cooler and cooler. Which goes against everything I thought I knew about trends.

    To see images, notes, and full transcripts, go to articlesofinterest.substack.com

    Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

    Edited by Kelly Prime

    Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

    Album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

    Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

    Proud member of Radiotopia!

    • 43 min
    American Ivy: Chapter 4

    American Ivy: Chapter 4

    Ivy starts to go out of style, thanks to the counterculture (with a lot of help from corporate America). But Ivy finds an unlikely savior in a Jewish college dropout from the Bronx.

    To see images, notes, and full transcripts, go to articlesofinterest.substack.com

    Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

    Edited by Kelly Prime

    Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

    Album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

    Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

    Proud member of Radiotopia!

    • 43 min
    American Ivy: Chapter 5

    American Ivy: Chapter 5

    Ralph Lauren ascends. And so does a slender little joke book that no one expected to be a colossal, massive bestseller. Just in time for the secret fashion revolution of the 1980s that no one ever talks about.

    To see images, notes, and full transcripts, go to articlesofinterest.substack.com

    Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

    Edited by Kelly Prime

    Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

    Album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

    Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

    Proud member of Radiotopia!

    • 44 min
    American Ivy: Chapter 6

    American Ivy: Chapter 6

    As the 80s turns into the 90s, preppy is everywhere. All over the planet. In the United States AND Japan. And sure, preppy sort of morphs into business casual. But it also turns into something else. Something way more fashionable.

    To see images, notes and full transcripts, go to articlesofinterest.substack.com

    Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

    Edited by Kelly Prime

    Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

    Album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

    Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

    Proud member of Radiotopia!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

AS101111 ,

Fascinating History

Loved the first season and the second series is almost as good.

zorba kiwi ,

Captivating and illuminating

I’m not in anyway a dedicated follower of fashion, but the show challenged so many of my what I learnt were misconceptions. I learned, i read further, i spoke with others and I look at clothing with a different perspective. A great eclectic mix of the interrelation of so many diverse industries, places, professions and cultures in what is often the mundane and everyday product such as jeans.

Bluebrightfire ,

I didn’t want

To join the crowd rating this 5 stars and be my own person and rate it 4 stars, but I couldn’t because the show is soo good! Give it a listen, super interesting show and a fascinating look at where our clothes come from and how they are made 😊
5/5!!!

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