Since 1981, BOMB Magazine has delivered the voices of the most iconic artists of our time, publishing conversations between artists, writers, musicians, performers, and directors.
FUSE: A BOMB Podcast extends BOMB’s longstanding commitment to bringing together artists across disciplines to discuss their work and creative practice. Departing from the typical podcast format, there’s no host, no moderator, just two artists in dialogue, unfiltered. Listeners experience the conversation as if they were in the room with the artists.
In a limited series of six 35-minute episodes, prominent artists, writers, musicians, performers, and directors select an interlocutor from any creative field with whom to discuss their work and process.
Ja’Tovia Gary & Kaitlyn Greenidge
In an expansive examination of academia and the archive, Gary and Greenidge underscore the importance of expanding access and redistributing power. They talk about how a historically based practice shapes representations of Black womanhood in their respective works.
Becca Blackwell & Okwui Okpokwasili
The two performers discuss how they build relationships with their audiences, challenging gender norms, fighting fear with art making, and the power of body language in their work.
Deborah Eisenberg & Francine Prose
The two writers address the state of fiction twenty years later, the importance of forgoing “safe” characters, their candid take on the word “process,” and the 2015 PEN/Charlie Hebdo scandal.
Since 1981, BOMB Magazine has delivered the voices of the most iconic artists of our time, publishing conversations between visual, literary, and performing artists. BOMB seeks to further its mission by fostering meaningful discussions among creative luminaries. FUSE departs from a typical podcast format, with neither a host nor a moderator. Episodes present an uninhibited, probing glimpse into the histories and creative processes of some of this generation’s most seminal artistic figures.
Simone Leigh & Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich
Simone Leigh selected longtime collaborator and friend Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich to talk about experimenting with new media, the importance of failure in one’s career, and what it means to be a “race woman.”
Nick Hornby & Maria Schneider
We asked Nick Hornby, author of the memoir Fever Pitch and the novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, who he’d most like to speak with. Without hesitation, he named Grammy-winning composer and jazz orchestra leader Maria Schneider. The pair discuss writing “big stuff,” small towns, childhood fantasies, flailing, building an archive, hang gliding, and finding one’s voice.
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#1 Art Podcast
I'm completely blown away by the originality and depth of the artist conversations on FUSE. Not only are they incredibly inspiring, but such a valuable resource for anyone interested or involved in the artistic community. This podcast really lets you inside the great minds of our time, revealing the unique and condsidered ways these artists think about process and the world in general. As a longtime fan of BOMB Magazine, I'm so excited to be able to listen to their iconic artist interviews in podcast form. HIGHLY recommend.
Illuminating and enjoyable
I'm a big fan of BOMB Magazine interviews and I wasn't sure what to expect of the podcast format. It is fantastic. You feel as though you are sitting at the kitchen table listening to brilliant people expound to you, casual and poignant, like the best conversations. Really a pleasure.
Best New Podcast
Wow! This has quickly become my new favorite podcast. Beautifully produced, every single conversation is a gem. Have loved BOMB for years and am so happy to see them bring what they already do so iconoclastically from the page into podcast.