Hi! My name is Lindsay and I host Stuff about Things: An Art History Podcast. It is a podcast where I tell you stuff about things. From giant Buddhas to lost paintings, each episode is a deep dive into a particular work of art, artist, or issue within the world of art history. My goal is to make art history accessible, enjoyable, and fun for anyone with a digital device and a desire to learn! My dog, Gus, also plays a key role as the podcast's muse and mascot. Come for the information, stay in spite of my very bad jokes. Please note that episodes may contain mild language, the occasional innuendo, and a healthy dose of sass. Happy listening!
Episode 29: Niki de Saint Phalle & the Tarot Garden
All hail the queen of monsters, Niki de Saint Phalle! This episode is a deep dive into Niki de Saint Phalle, her career, and the culmination of her life’s work: the Giardino dei Tarocchi, or Tarot Garden. Come for the facts, stay in spite of the bad puns. #nikidesaintphalle #tarot #giardinodeitarocchi #tarotgarden #nana #monumental #sculpture #tinguely #modernart #arthistory #arthistorian #arteducation #pesciafiorentina
Episode 28: The Ponte Sant'Angelo, Bernini, & the Stuff of Angels
Columns, thorns, and superscriptions, oh my! This episode is a deep-dive--not into the Tiber River but rather the almost 2000 year history of the Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy. It includes background on the bridge's ancient past, a little dip into the biography of Gianlorenzo Bernini, and even an excursus on the bridge's appearance in cinematic masterpieces (ahem...)such as Angels & Demons. Come for the angels, stay in spite of my professed desire to become enmeshed in a murder-mystery situation.
Episode 27: Oscar Wilde, Ivan Albright, & Pictures of Dorian Gray
Good God, dear Basil! There is a podcast episode about your portrait of Dorian Gray! Just kidding. Basil Hallward and Dorian Gray aren't real, but Oscar Wilde, Ivan Albright, and the many Pictures of Dorian Gray certainly are! This episode is a deep dive into Ivan Albright's sickeningly masterful Picture of Dorian Gray, which the artist painted for the 1945 movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel. Come for the portraits, stay for my take on supernatural Egyptian cats that drive movie plots! Happy listening.
Episode 26: The Green Bay Packers & Lambeau Field Stadium Part II (1959-today)
Lambeau, Lombardi, and Leaps! This episode finishes the two-part series on the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field Stadium, from 1959 to today.
Note: edited as of 11/19/2020 to remove a meaner-than-necessary jab at Brett Favre that I felt bad about in retrospect. Sorry, #4.
Episode 25: The Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field Stadium Part I (1919-1959)
Meat packing! Hot pretzels! Stock options! As a podcast love letter to my hometown, this episode (part one of two) covers the early history of the Green Bay Packers, including the first iteration of what will eventually become known as the famous... the infamous... Lambeau Field Stadium. Come for the history, stay for the declarations of me not being a "football scientist."
Episode 24 - The Winchester Mystery House
Ghosts, glass, and guns, oh my! The Winchester Mystery House stands as one of the greatest houses in American history... and not just because it is allegedly haunted. Join me for this deep dive into the house and its history, including that of its patroness, Mrs. Sarah Winchester. Come for the spirits, stay for the stories!
Thank you Lindsay!
I missed out on so much of my education when it comes to history. I have recently been trying to fix that by diving into the bizarre world of art history. As an artist myself, I have been listening to Lindsay the last two days (about 12 hours total) and I think that says a ton about the podcast. Lindsay is very natural with her way about transmitting knowledge to her listeners and I feel like one of my very intelligent but not pretentious friends is schooling me on all the weird history facts that keep my attention. So thank you Lindsay, for being the history teacher I always needed!
My Favorite Podcast!
I love art history! Each episode of Stuff About Things is well-researched and super entertaining. I listen to this podcast while driving and I look up pictures of the art as soon as I get home. I had a college icebreaker the other day asking each person their favorite podcast and I knew exactly what I was going to say:).
Well researched and charming intro to art history!
Love this podcast! The host is charming and genuine, and delivers a pithy, well-researched, and informative (but never boring!) intro to an incredibly diverse selection of artworks (and even some works you probably didn’t realize were art!). Was very pleasantly surprised and highly recommend.