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The Seams is a podcast and occasional NPR series about fashion as history, culture, business, and art. Clothing is our common thread; in every stitch, a story.

The Seams with Jacki Lyden The Seams Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 28 Ratings

The Seams is a podcast and occasional NPR series about fashion as history, culture, business, and art. Clothing is our common thread; in every stitch, a story.

    Ep. 15: Irish Spinners and Weavers: Cottage to Contemporary

    Ep. 15: Irish Spinners and Weavers: Cottage to Contemporary

    The modern Irish Republic celebrates its first 100 years 2016. What better time to to hear from the first Irish female ambassador to Washington. Plus, a Donegal Tweed handspinner, a Connemara wedding designer & an Irishwoman whose knitting needles stared a national business in America.

    Music used in this episode:
    Atlan - The Cat That Ate the Candle
    Slainte - Kesh Jig, Leitrim Fancy
    The Poozies - Crooked Road to Dublin
    The Poozies - Mr. Grapes
    Niamh Parsons - Katie Campell
    Meisce - Sean Reilly live at KEXP

    Write us at info@theseams.org. Thanks for listening!

    The Seams is produced by Katie McAuliffe. Our show is edited by Kitty Eisele with production help from Ramona Martinez, Elaine Heinzman and Georgi Goldstein.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 14: Veterans and Mercenaries, Helmets and Camo

    Ep. 14: Veterans and Mercenaries, Helmets and Camo

    In honor of Veterans Day, we hear about the style signatures of a modern mercenary, Airborne Ranger, and D.C. alpha male; talk camouflage sports uniforms with ESPN's Paul Lukas; and get war stories from war reporters, whose memories have been turned into works of art.

    Our theme song, "Fortune Cookie," is by Los Straitjackets from their album The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets and is used on The Seams with permission from the band: bit.ly/1IbUNth.

    Music used in this episode:
    "My Life Extra," DJ Technics, amzn.to/20JKjfD;
    "Paper Moon," David Schulman, bit.ly/1kmNFVo;
    "Miss You," Trentemøller, bit.ly/1AST5fF;
    "Masquerade Suite," Neeme Järvi and Scottish National Orchestra, amzn.to/1M3Q14m;
    "The Planets Op. 32: Mars, Bringer of War," James Levine and Chicago Symphony Orchestra," amzn.to/1lizpNI;
    "Blood Bitch," Cocteau Twins, amzn.to/1RLbHnv;
    "Take It As It Come (Afrodisiac Soundsystem Remix)," Sugarman 3 & Co. featuring Charles Bradley, bit.ly/1kmOEVM;
    "March: Semper Fidelis," U.S. Marine Band, bit.ly/1RLc8yc;
    "Infogee's Cakewalk," Vijay Iyer, amzn.to/1MxA9sv.

    Write us at info@theseams.org. Thanks for listening!

    Producer: Elaine Heinzman. Editor: Marcus Rosenbaum. Intern: Georgi Goldstein.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 13: Fashion Inspirations and Aspirations, in Three Acts

    Ep. 13: Fashion Inspirations and Aspirations, in Three Acts

    We explore the transformative force that is fashion in conversations with Joe Zee, the stylist-reality TV guy-Yahoo! Style editor, who’s just published a memoir; the women on the catwalk and in the audience of the Ebony Fashion Fair; and E.P. Cutler, the historian and critic behind the new book Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections between Icons.

    Our theme song, "Fortune Cookie," is by Los Straitjackets from their album The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets and is used on The Seams with permission from the band: bit.ly/1IbUNth.

    Music used in this episode:
    “Café Con Sangre (Bombafunk 'n Salsa),” Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, apple.co/1Wk9UfA;
    “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud),” James Brown, amzn.to/1RCRBeT;
    “We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up,” Ice Cube, apple.co/1WlYr9T;
    “Gentleman,” Fela Kuti, bit.ly/1NDzRiC;
    “Dress You Up,” Madonna, amzn.to/20dT3ub.

    Write us at info@theseams.org. Thanks for listening!

    Producer: Elaine Heinzman. Editor: Cindy Carpien. Intern: Georgi Goldstein.

    Support for this episode comes from Feel Good Yarn Company, a Martha Stewart American Made finalist, and the creator of SilverSpun, an American made cotton yarn spun with pure silver. SilverSpun: the strength of cotton, the feeling of cashmere, the healing properties of silver. Learn more at FeelGoodYarnCompany.com.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 12: New York Fashion Week, Fashion Destiny, and Fashion Futurism

    Ep. 12: New York Fashion Week, Fashion Destiny, and Fashion Futurism

    Previewing the New York spring 2016 collections, both creativity- and business-wise, with Maureen Callahan of the New York Post; talking high-low fashion from Madison Avenue to Jamaica Avenue, Queens, with Cintra Wilson; and looking forward and backward at futuristic fashion predictions with Véronique Hyland of New York magazine.

    Our theme song, "Fortune Cookie," is by Los Straitjackets from their album The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets and is used on The Seams with permission from the band: bit.ly/1IbUNth.

    Music used in this episode:
    "Champagne Supernova," matt pond PA, bit.ly/1XKtuQa;
    "The Fifth Element (A Bomb in the Hôtel)," Hollywood Pictures Orchestra, amzn.to/1JSMGSm.

    Write us at info@theseams.org. Thanks for listening!

    Producer: Elaine Heinzman. Editor: Marcus Rosenbaum. Intern: Georgi Goldstein.

    Support for this episode comes from Feel Good Yarn Company, a Martha Stewart American Made finalist, and the creator of SilverSpun, an American made cotton yarn spun with pure silver. SilverSpun: the strength of cotton, the feeling of cashmere, the healing properties of silver. Learn more at FeelGoodYarnCompany.com.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 11: Kickin' It with Cool: Man vs. Wardrobe, Kids Back to School, Wild College Football Uniforms

    Ep. 11: Kickin' It with Cool: Man vs. Wardrobe, Kids Back to School, Wild College Football Uniforms

    Fall style statements, from football uniforms (like the University of Oregon's new glow-in-the-dark ones) to best sellers for kids and who men are dressing to impress.

    Our theme song, "Fortune Cookie," is by Los Straitjackets from their album The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets and is used on The Seams with permission from the band: bit.ly/1IbUNth.

    Music used in this episode:
    "Yeah (Pretentious Mix)," LCD Soundsystem, bit.ly/1JmFeyB;
    "In Summer," bit.ly/1JzIZAb;
    "The Game," Common, amzn.to/1F0RaUX;
    "Ladyshave," Gus Gus, amzn.to/1PBe7Uf.

    Write us at info@theseams.org. Thanks for listening!

    Producer: Elaine Heinzman. Editor: Marcus Rosenbaum. Intern: Georgi Goldstein. Web designer: Jess D'Amico.

    Support for this episode comes from Feel Good Yarn Company, a Martha Stewart American Made finalist, and the creator of SilverSpun, an American made cotton yarn spun with pure silver. SilverSpun: the strength of cotton, the feeling of cashmere, the healing properties of silver. Learn more at FeelGoodYarnCo.com.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 10: The Politics of Style and Making the Best-Dressed List

    Ep. 10: The Politics of Style and Making the Best-Dressed List

    From the U.S. presidential race to the Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed List, we explore fashion as political science.

    Our theme song, "Fortune Cookie," is by Los Straitjackets from their album The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets and is used on The Seams with permission from the band: bit.ly/1IbUNth.

    Music used in this episode:
    “Hail to the Chief," Network Music Ensemble, apple.co/1Leza0T; “1901,” Phoenix, apple.co/1JZtfLx;
    "1st Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, Part 2," Matt Haimovitz, amzn.to/1PsvGGH.

    Write us at info@theseams.org. Thanks for listening!

    Producer: Elaine Heinzman. Editor: Marcus Rosenbaum. Intern: Georgi Goldstein.

    Support for this episode comes from Feel Good Yarn Company, a Martha Stewart American Made finalist, and the creator of SilverSpun, an American made cotton yarn spun with pure silver. SilverSpun: the strength of cotton, the feeling of cashmere, the healing properties of silver. Learn more at FeelGoodYarnCompany.com.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Femme Française ,

A pleasure

Having just graduated from an undergraduate fashion design program in New York, it’s a pleasure to find an alternative venue for fashion updates. Too often the fashion industry highlights the drama, or the extremes, its nice to have a more causal outlook with unique individual commentaries to tune in to. I look forward to future episodes!

isspl ,

Amazing

The interviews and stories are so interesting. Really great podcast about the fashion industry. I just wish it was published more often.

PolyCotton Blend ,

Sends me searching

I really didn't know what to expect when I began listening to Seams, but after ten episodes in two days, I am truly blown away. Each episode sends me searching after new material to read, watch or investigate, and gets me thinking about clothing in a broader sense. Jackie Lyden has one of the greatest voices to ever be recorded and is a joy to listen to as she makes connections from what we wear to the world at large. I hope these keep coming for many years to come!

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