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Amy Beecher is a visual artist working in installation, digital imaging, sound, and text. In 2013 she created a podcast, The Amy Beecher Show, as an excuse to invite people to her 160 square foot Brooklyn apartment. She's since moved, and The Amy Beecher Show has moved with her. Like an easily amazed and distracted therapist, Beecher opens doors to the inner workings of her subject's artistic lives, inviting guests to reflect on their work, their process, and, mostly, everything else.

The Amy Beecher Show Amy Beecher

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Amy Beecher is a visual artist working in installation, digital imaging, sound, and text. In 2013 she created a podcast, The Amy Beecher Show, as an excuse to invite people to her 160 square foot Brooklyn apartment. She's since moved, and The Amy Beecher Show has moved with her. Like an easily amazed and distracted therapist, Beecher opens doors to the inner workings of her subject's artistic lives, inviting guests to reflect on their work, their process, and, mostly, everything else.

    EPISODE 62: Having an American Baby with Leslie Tai

    EPISODE 62: Having an American Baby with Leslie Tai

    Filmmaker Leslie Tai’s How To Have an American Baby is streaming on PBS through March 10, 2024. The POV documentary is an intimate look at the shadow economy that caters to Chinese parents who travel to the US to give birth for citizenship. We discuss the film, the commodification of American motherhood, the tragedies of infant morbidity, and what birth sounds like (in any language). Trigger warning: this episode includes discussion of death and medical malpractice.
     
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    Leslie Tai

    • 1 hr 33 min
    EPISODE 61: Planting Willow with Mary Lauren Fraser

    EPISODE 61: Planting Willow with Mary Lauren Fraser

    This episode is an enlightening conversation with basket weaver and green burial expert Mary Lauren Fraser. Content warning: Mary weaves urns and coffins. We talk a lot about death and dying in this episode. 
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    EPISODE 59: Navigating Survival with Erin M. Riley

    EPISODE 59: Navigating Survival with Erin M. Riley

    Erin M. Riley makes narrative, painterly weavings that give voice to complex stories of domestic abuse and intimacy. We talk trauma, healing, self-splintering, and weaving. 
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    Erin M. Riley

    • 1 hr 30 min
    MINI EPISODE with NYC Crit Club

    MINI EPISODE with NYC Crit Club

    NYC Crit Club is a misleading name for the collaborative learning program that Catherine Haggarty and Hilary Doyle founded five years ago. A) You can take classes with them from anywhere in the world B) it's super inclusive (affordable!)- less a club, more a gathering. I'm teaching there in the spring and Mira Fucking Schor is teaching there in the fall..two icons! Listen on for more info. Enrollment opens August 15th. 
     
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    PS: We don't usually do #ads because that would break from this pod's brand of time consuming and unprofitable that Amy has built over so many years. But NYC Crit Club is great, worth the exception.   #intentional  #plug. 

     

    • 42 min
    EPISODE 58: Sleep Training with Didier William

    EPISODE 58: Sleep Training with Didier William

    Didier and I talk Miami, Haiti, immigrant experiences, concepts of home, and painting (of course). Also: how to not sleep train a baby.
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    Didier William

    • 1 hr 46 min
    EPISODE 57: Accessorizing Theory with Gaby Collins-Fernandez

    EPISODE 57: Accessorizing Theory with Gaby Collins-Fernandez

    At the beginning of the pandemic artist, critic, and co-editor of Precog magazine Gaby Collins-Fernandez gave a lecture to an empty room at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. It was about The Baroque and it was brilliant. That lecture, Georgia O’Keefe, Washington Heights, and more.
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    Precog Magazine

    • 1 hr 37 min

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Love it

This podcast brings me so much enjoyment. Always hungry for more! Amy keeps the conversation very real with her guests

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Just hanging out.

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Love when this podcast comes on. Amy is great at interviewing artists, one of the best artists podcasts out there.

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