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Discover artists and art forms you never knew existed in this biweekly podcast hosted by arts and culture-obsessed Michelle Khouri. Every other week, Michelle sits down with wildly imaginative creators, performers, and makers from around the world to have relaxed conversations that leave you wide-eyed and inspired. Cultured is produced by Michelle’s own podcast production company, FRQNCY Media.

The Cultured Podcast Michelle Khouri

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Discover artists and art forms you never knew existed in this biweekly podcast hosted by arts and culture-obsessed Michelle Khouri. Every other week, Michelle sits down with wildly imaginative creators, performers, and makers from around the world to have relaxed conversations that leave you wide-eyed and inspired. Cultured is produced by Michelle’s own podcast production company, FRQNCY Media.

    Beginnings and Endings, with The Cultured Crew

    Beginnings and Endings, with The Cultured Crew

    In its final episode, Michelle Khouri sits down with the women behind the scenes, the “OGs of the OG” of FRQNCY Media’s own The Cultured Podcast. Michelle reminisces with her team-turned-family about what Cultured has meant to them on their journeys in podcasting, with FRQNCY and with each other. Listen to this episode to hear the story of how Cultured changed Enna Garkusha’s, the show’s producer, whole life, including meeting her future husband, the kismet of how Becca Godwin came into her role as Associate Producer, and how the first emails between Jessica Olivier, FRQNCY’s lead content strategist, and Michelle started it all.

    • 40 min
    Illustration and Intentionality, with Kate Bingaman-Burt

    Illustration and Intentionality, with Kate Bingaman-Burt

    An illustrator, educator and overall joyful person, Kate Bingaman-Burt approaches her artistic outlets with intention and commitment to community. Kate’s first project of drawing her own credit card statements everyday and coming up as an artist during the graphic design boom of the mid 2000s inspired her signature style, or her “confident wonk,” as she coins it. Her expressions of consumerism and her hand-drawn technique, a way to put the humanity back into art, continues to be the essence of her work. Listen to this episode to hear Kate’s philosophy on “good nervous,” teaching through the pandemic and being an active participant in your life.

    • 39 min
    Animating Records and Putting Your Spin on Art, with Drew Tetz

    Animating Records and Putting Your Spin on Art, with Drew Tetz

    A true hyper-creative who knows no bounds, Drew Tetz is a trained graphic designer, a one-time professional Yoyoer, and now a widely celebrated vinyl record animator. Using his spin on the early motion picture tool, the phenakistoscope, Drew has even animated records for some of his musical heroes, like the band Bright Eyes. Listen to this episode to hear Drew “nerd out” and “shout out” to the creators and innovations throughout history that have inspired his work. Visit culturedpodcast.com for full transcripts of this episode and links to things mentioned.

    • 30 min
    [Rewind] When Art & Hip-Hop Collide, With FRKO

    [Rewind] When Art & Hip-Hop Collide, With FRKO

    We're rewinding back to April 2018 to revisit our episode with FRKO, who has since flexed on some major collaborations, like with Reebok and Redbull, and continues working with some of the biggest names in hip hop on album artwork. FRKO's sense of humor and knack for capturing the essence of life on the streets has landed him on the radars of some of the biggest names in hip-hop. In fact, FRKO has drawn multiple covers for Action Bronson, including the artwork for Mr. Wonderful, and the artwork for Gucci Mane's "All My Children." FRKO joins Michelle on The Cultured Podcast to discuss his earliest influences and how the streets of Atlanta shapes his art.

    • 28 min
    [Rewind] Beading And Lakhota Artistry, With Collins Provost

    [Rewind] Beading And Lakhota Artistry, With Collins Provost

    We're rewinding back to October 2018 to revisit our episode with Collins Provost, who has since been expanding her artistry — spray painting and working on murals with her husband, and designing shirts for Thrive Unltd., which is meant to empower indigenous communities. Lakhota artist Collins Provost finds healing and self expression through her intricate and vibrant beadwork. Listen to this episode of The Cultured Podcast to uncover Collins’ deep-rooted journey as an artisan and how her Native American heritage both inspired and challenged her individual path.

    • 27 min
    [Rewind] Over-The-Top Puppetry, With Raymond Carr

    [Rewind] Over-The-Top Puppetry, With Raymond Carr

    We're rewinding back to March 2018 to revisit our episode with Raymond Carr, who has since worked on a Disney+ show called Earth to Ned, made his own Afrofuturistic sci-fi adventure film called Joyriders, and worked on Space Jam 2. It’s hard to imagine anything more surreal than the stories Jim Henson Company-trained puppeteer Raymond Carr brings to this episode of The Cultured Podcast. Raised by Christian clowns, Raymond spent his childhood touring the country in a pink 18-foot trailer with his family. Raymond shares how his nontraditional upbringing inspired his career in puppetry, which has since led him to perform everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Iceland.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Johnkneesee ,

Best Arts & Culture Podcast

The Cultured Podcast is amazing. Michelle is a wonderful host and all of her guests are unique and interesting. Don’t miss out on this gem!

Peaches17642 ,

LOVE!!

I LOVE this podcast! Always leaves me full of smiles and laughs as well as more educated 😊

ClaudiaBrauer ,

A weekly dose of positive energy

If you want to remember about how to remain human, make sure to listen to The Cultured Podcast! This is a weekly dose of positive energy in a world that mostly feeds us negative news. Well done, Michelle Khouri!

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