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The People with Mathew Timmons and Ben White is an arts and literature podcast produced by Insert Blanc Press in Los Angeles, California. The People features the voices and ideas of The People that make up the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, the west coast, and beyond on KCHUNG 1630AM every 3rd Sunday at 3pm … it's Like a Broken Record Magically Repaired.

The People Radio Mathew Timmons & Ben White

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

The People with Mathew Timmons and Ben White is an arts and literature podcast produced by Insert Blanc Press in Los Angeles, California. The People features the voices and ideas of The People that make up the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, the west coast, and beyond on KCHUNG 1630AM every 3rd Sunday at 3pm … it's Like a Broken Record Magically Repaired.

    Ep 84 Akina Cox And Hayley Barker The People

    Ep 84 Akina Cox And Hayley Barker The People

    Guests Akina Cox and Hayley Barker talk to us about spirituality, dreams, religious backgrounds, cults, trauma, PTSD, the Symbolists, vintage self help, flashy shittiness, writing scarves, interior life, being old enough not to give a f**k, and much much more!

    Akina Cox is an artist and writer who was raised in the unification church. Akina lives and works in Los Angeles and her show Apokalypsis runs from March 15 thru May 3rd at BozoMag in the Highland Park neighborhood here in LA.

    Hayley Barker is a painter originally from Oregon and she’s been in LA for 5 years. Hayley has a show coming up at Shrine in New York and she shows with BozoMag here in Los Angeles.

    Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
    And we go out with a new single from Pasadena metal outfit Hexicon released on January 24, 2020. Hexicon features friends of the show Andrew Cox and his brother Austin Cox. Follow them on instagram at Hexicon band or find them on bandcamp at hexiconmetal.bandcamp.com and the name of the song is ... Dragnarok

    • 50 min
    Ep 83 Joe Sola And Michael Webster The People

    Ep 83 Joe Sola And Michael Webster The People

    Guests Joe Sola and Michael Webster join us for a pro-yammering yammer about their performance collaborative Shakey's, Perfomance Art, adult diapers, Pizza, Spoiler Alerts, Virtual Reality, Star Trek, contemporary cathedrals of software, Samuel Beckett, being manic and cheap and much much more ...

    Joe Sola is an artist that lives and works in Los Angeles. His exhibition, I Drove to San Francisco and Back is currently up at Honor Fraser Gallery in Culver City, California. He is also in a show at Yuz Museum Shanghai called In Production: Art and the Studio System.

    Michael Webster is an Artist and musician in Los Angeles. He’s also a composer, conductor, performer, and recording artist who has created film scores, albums, art songs, and operas among many other things.

    Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
    And we go out with an excerpt from a project Michael Webster talked about during the show. It's currently a work in progress called ... Untitled Star Trek Episode

    • 56 min
    Ep 82 Alee Peoples and Cara Levine The People

    Ep 82 Alee Peoples and Cara Levine The People

    Guests Alee Peoples and Cara Levine talk about Secret narratives, Ambient grief, how Fear is a Liar, Adrian Piper, Not arriving, Residencies, the Luxury of isolation, Art as time management, Finding the balance, how to Protect your eyes while you’re blinding yourself, Echo Park Film Center, Elephant Art Space and sooo much more!

    Alee Peoples is an artist and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and is invested in the hand-made. Alee has a film screening on February 22nd for the New Works Salon at Echo Park Film Center here in LA

    Cara Levine is an artist living in Los Angeles. She works in sculpture, video and socially engaged practices. She has work in the group show Message to Space in the inaugural opening of SUPERCOLLIDER a new science inspired exhibition platform at the Beacon Building.
    … and also, she and Alee have a two person show coming up in April at elephant art space here in the Cypress Park neighborhood of Los Angeles

    Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
    And we go out with the latest from friend of the show Nick Flessa - a single that came out last month under the name Dayton Swim Club (inspired by a cult early internet video of the same name). The project stems from Nick Flessa Band but is more collaborative, featuring Mario Luna on guitar, Jessica Perelman on Drums, Kirsten Bladh (of Leggy) on bass, and Dominique Matelson on backing vocals and keys. … and the name of the song is Rage All Night

    • 54 min
    Ep 81 Alex Jablonski and Jason Tippet The People

    Ep 81 Alex Jablonski and Jason Tippet The People

    Our guests Alex Jablonski and Jason Tippet talk about Alex's film, Wildland, Jason's excellent film Only The Young from Oscilloscope Laboratories, and Jason's new book, Heading To Bill's For Cigarettes … as well as Atwater Village, Street Photography, American Decline, Casting in Documentary, The Deep Hang, Getting to the ecstatic truth and much much more ...

    Alex Jablonski is a documentary filmmaker whose 2019 film Wildland recently won two Emmy’s for Outstanding Editing and Outstanding Cinematography. You can watch that just about everywhere you see movies.

    Jason Tippet is a documentary filmmaker working in Los Angeles. You can see his award winning film Only The Young from 2012 on Amazon Prime. His book of photography, Heading to Bill’s for Cigarettes has just been released from Oscilloscope and it’s a limited run of 1000 copies, so you should get one right now.

    At the end of the show we’re gonna hear the world premeire of a new song from Los Angeles band Rincs

    Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
    And we go out with the world premiere of a new song from Los Angeles band Rincs. You can find them on soundcloud as Rincs and on instagram as Riiincs. They are playing at the Moroccan Lounge here in Los Angeles on Thursday night December 19th, 2019. And the name of the song is … Grapefruit

    • 46 min
    Ep 80 Don Edler and Nina Sarnelle The People

    Ep 80 Don Edler and Nina Sarnelle The People

    Our Guests Don Edler and Nina Sarnelle talk propaganda, desperately refreshing online news, advertising, being caged in the algorithm, capitalism, competition, Nike Missles/Shoes, North Korea, The Doomsday Clock, Nike X and My Dead Hand, Two Minutes to Midnight and so much more ...

    propaganda, desperately refreshing online news, being caged in the algorithm, capitalism, competition, Nike Missles/Shoes, North Korea, The Doomsday Clock, Nike X and My Dead Hand, Two Minutes to Midnight

    Don Edler is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He founded Elevator Mondays in 2017, a social exhibition space, curatorial project and experimental publishing company. He recently had a show at Hunter Shaw Fine Art in LA, titled Two Minutes to Midnight

    Nina Sarnelle is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of two different collectives, the Institute for New Feeling and dadpranks. She is in a show opening on November 29th at Human Resources in Los Angeles called Ecology of the Edge and will be performing at the opening reception. Also if you’re in Denver Colorado you can check out a show called The Fulfillment Center at Black Cube thru December 7th.

    Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
    And we go out with a track from our guest Nina Sarnelle off her album from May 2018, Tell me about yr research, which can be found on bandcamp at NinaSarnelle.bandcamp.com, and the name of the song is … you can handle

    • 51 min
    Ep 79 Lauren McElroy and Emily Lacy The People

    Ep 79 Lauren McElroy and Emily Lacy The People

    Our Guests Lauren McElroy and Emily Lacy talk painting, sign/mural painting, electric paint, Ladies Who Paint, psychic support, quilting, antiquing childhoods, audio culture, crisp lines, improvisation without fear, the psychology of advertising, and so much more ...

    Lauren McElroy is an artist and commercial sign painter and muralist. She recently participated in the first all female mural festival, Ladies Who Paint, so you can check out her work at 14th and F if you find yourself in San Diego. Check out her professional work at LStar Murals on instagram and online at LStar murals dot com. She also has a solo exhibiton called, Now More You, up right now thru October 27th at Elephant Art Space in Cypress Park.

    Emily Lacy is a folk artist, electronic sound artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles.

    Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
    And we go out with a tune from Emily Lacy, a first ever live in studio music performance on The People, from her new band project Gemstone Forest, and the name of the song is Waiting ...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

ninasarnelle ,

Loved talking to these guys

We were featured on episode 80, had a great time sharing our practices. I can’t believe I haven’t been listening to this show for years! The guests they’ve had make up a pretty wide segment of the LA art scene, and the format of the show allows for a pretty deep dive. Will definitely listen to some of the old episodes and keep up from now on. ❤️❤️

Lauren at L Star Murals ,

Finally a way in to the art world

Great podcast! Matt & Ben get interesting and varied creative folks from the Los Angeles art world to talk about the things that make them tick. The format allows for very intuitive, story based conversations to happen, and insights to be revealed on air. It is definitely a smart & fun listen! Looking for something to listen to on your commute, in your studio, etc, this is it!

Fan 'o The Peeeeeple ,

My People

Matt and Ben are among the greatest unsung heroes of the L.A. art world, doing the Lord’s work of getting the voices of L.A. artists/writers out there for the rest of the universe. Not only a broken record played backwards, The People is a well-oiled machine, 7 years in the making—with the perfect machinations in place to propel reliably riveting conversations: inviting one artist to be on the ‘cast who in turn invites another artist to be their co-guest. The result is an eclectic lineup that’s avoids being a mere nepotistic platform for their friends (unlike so many artist-run-whatevers these days). The People is aptly named since it’s truly a democratic cross-section of contemporary L.A. art that includes some big name people you know as well as the people you’ve never heard of but in the end will be glad you did.

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