A recklessly deep dive into art and art history with someone who has absolutely no background in either topic. I work through one artist at a time, focusing on the more...entertaining...aspects of their lives.
Frida Kahlo Ep 7 of 7: Viva la Vida
In the Frida finale, we alternate between having lots of fun and exploring the cavernous depths of human suffering. But we also have fun? If you're here at the end, thank you so, so much for taking this entire weird journey with me. This really has been a life-changing project for me. Seriously, though, we will have some fun. Also, it gets sad. Like, really sad.
Frida Kahlo Ep 6 of 7: Parrots, Turkeys, and Russian Roosters...Oh My!
In what was supposed to be the finale, but instead turned into the episode before the finale, we learn quite a bit. Really, we learn too much. About neckerchiefs, turkeys, monotheism, Val Kilmer, making still life paintings look like porn, broken columns and wounded deer, and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Along the way, Frida puts it on a German guy, takes a surprising new job, decorates a pulqueria, and makes a desperate choice when it comes to her health.
Frida Kahlo Ep 5 of 7: до свида́ния
The episode that broke me.
11/28 update: two-parter finale is on the way soon. Apologies for the delay, it's been a crazy few months and anything under 4 hours for the finale would've been a crime.
Frida Kahlo Ep 4 of 7: The Moment You Realize You're Pregnant
In a rollercoaster of an episode, we learn about mural negotiations, chicken salad sandwiches that curb masturbation, and which type of gringo is worst. Along the way, we’ll figure out which type of baby is cutest, how to freak out journalists with candy, and meet a true best friend.
Frida is more of a passenger than a driver in this episode. In the time period we cover, she begins as a doting wife, roommate, and travel companion. By the time we’re done, she’ll have tested the boundaries of pain and loss, on her way to becoming someone who will change the world
Frida Kahlo Ep 3 of 7: A Friend Beyond the Glass
While Frida recovers-ish from the accident, she starts down a new path. This path will take her to a magical place beyond a window, the Communist Party, a Tina Modotti party, and a wedding party.
Diego has a hard time keeping Dieguito in his pants as he makes his move, I tell embarrassing stories, Matilde and Guillermo continue to not talk, missed x-rays are the worst x-rays, and we learn what goes into changing the spelling of your name. And, there are multiple shootings, both of people and electronic equipment.
Frida Kahlo Ep 2 of 7: Meet the Kahlos
How many daughters is too many daughters? What do you do with the extra ones? Is it ok to cause an old man to fall down a flight of stairs? What if he wasn’t your intended target? We’ll explore all of this and more as we get to know a growing family.
We'll also learn that not all of your kids are created equally and you should make sure they know that at every turn, more stuff about legs, why little Timmy isn't in school, what not to do with pets, a first love, Blue Danube, getting down with a librarian, and public transportation.
Irreverent and fascinating
Bingeworthy. these stories are compelling, funny, entertaining, and insightful. am learning so much about artists whose work i admire and especially the context/history they worked in. outstanding!
Can’t get enough!
Such an amazing podcast! Informed, entertaining, genuine and just plain delightful. I’ve been recommending it to everyone. Whether you are an art lover, history lover or just enjoy a great story told in a highly enjoyable way, this is for you! Thanks for putting such an incredible podcast together.
My new favorite podcast!! It gives a great feel for art history without the obstacle of academic language