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Another day, another crisis: what’s an artist to do? MacKenzie Fegan is back in the studio, and she is talking to artists and cultural creators about how their work is part of the resistance. Their conversations will take us on a journey, and our own curiosity will take us on some unexpected detours. Drop out, tune in and listen to new episodes every Thursday.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Another day, another crisis: what’s an artist to do? MacKenzie Fegan is back in the studio, and she is talking to artists and cultural creators about how their work is part of the resistance. Their conversations will take us on a journey, and our own curiosity will take us on some unexpected detours. Drop out, tune in and listen to new episodes every Thursday.

    Ep. 15: Watercolor Friends (feat. Nelly Toll)

    Ep. 15: Watercolor Friends (feat. Nelly Toll)

    Nelly Toll was eight or nine when she painted, “A Trip With Father: A Present for Good Behavior," in 1943. At the time she painted it, Nelly hadn’t been outside in probably a year. She was Jewish, and she and her mother were in hiding in Lwów, Poland. Today, Dr. Toll is self-isolating like the rest of us, and speaks to MacKenzie about her childhood in hiding and her watercolor box.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 14: Never Fear, Write King Lear (feat. William Shakespeare)

    Ep. 14: Never Fear, Write King Lear (feat. William Shakespeare)

    We’re back! Welcome to the second season of Glitter & Doom, where we’ll be exploring artists in isolation.

    If you’re on Twitter, you might remember a meme-storm in early March after Roseanne Cash tweeted: “Just a reminder that when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear.” With the help of Andrew Dickson, author of The Globe Guide to Shakespeare, we try and figure out if Shakespeare actually *did* write King Lear while under quarantine, and which one of Lear’s daughters was the actual, literal worst.

    • 19 min
    UPDATE: Glitter and Doom, Season 2

    UPDATE: Glitter and Doom, Season 2

    Hey there! What's everyone been up to? Anything new?

    Glitter & Doom has been taking a short break but it's back for its second season and cooking up some new episodes for you to listen to while you switch from your night pajamas to your day pajamas.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 13: The Good Ship Satire (feat. Dave Eggers)

    Ep. 13: The Good Ship Satire (feat. Dave Eggers)

    What do Trump rallies, German interior décor and the Village People have to do with author, Dave Eggers?

    Does satire still have a role to play when reality reads like an Onion article? Dave Eggers says yes. His new book, The Captain and the Glory, follows the grim misadventures of a narcissistic, incompetent sea captain steering a cruise ship called The Glory. Before long, he and his supporters are throwing dark-skinned passengers overboard to chants of “Drown the brown!” The metaphor isn’t subtle, but then again, these aren’t subtle times.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 12: Drawing a Blank (feat. Liana Finck)

    Ep. 12: Drawing a Blank (feat. Liana Finck)

    What do microaggressions, sea captains and spam email have to do with artist, Liana Finck?

    As a shy person who struggled with social interactions, illustrator and cartoonist, Liana Finck made notes and drawings as a way to figure out how to fit in. “Passing for Human” is the title of one of her three books. But at a certain point, she started wondering, what if this isn’t just me? Liana would find herself in awkward situations because she was behaving in a way she wasn’t supposed to. But who decides how women are supposed to behave?

    • 33 min
    Ep. 11: Take It To The Would Be (feat. Stephanie Dinkins)

    Ep. 11: Take It To The Would Be (feat. Stephanie Dinkins)

    What do killer robots, psychedelics and a woman named Susan Bennett have to do with artist, Stephanie Dinkins?

    When we talk about robots, the conversation is likely to be negative, if not downright dystopian. If you type “robots are” into google, the predictive text—which is itself a form of artificial intelligence—suggests “robots are taking over,” “robots are coming,” and “robots are stealing our jobs.” It also suggests, “robots are people too.”

    Artist Stephanie Dinkins found herself engaged in this very conversation with a robot by the name of Bina48, and it changed the trajectory of her artistic practice. Dinkins now finds herself presenting on artificial intelligence, race, and equity, often the lone artist in a room full of technologists.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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The full package

Fun. Funny. Interesting. Thought provoking. Very very well produced.

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thoughtful

I live near BRIC and am on their email list for events so I started listening to this due to that. But it really grew on me - good, thoughtful stuff. Contrary to what many seem to believe online, it's very calm, even-keeled talk.

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