Radio Archive by Tag

Art

  • A Picture is Worth A Thousand… Dollars.

    493: Picture Show 04.19.2013

    Painter Schandra Singh usually sells her paintings to wealthy art collectors. So when she gets a ...ArtChildren

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  • Prologue.

    468: Switcheroo 06.29.2012

    Recently, host Ira Glass and his friend Etgar Keret were at an exhibit of photography by Cindy ...Art

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  • When We Were Angels.

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    The most innocent possible student uprising imaginable...documented by an actual student, ...ArtEducationFunny

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  • Still Life With Chicken.

    343: Poultry Slam 2007 11.23.2007

    Food writer Jonathan Gold tells what it's like to panfry a chicken—with a live chicken watching ...AnimalsArtFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Spray My Name, Spray My Name.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    In a way, it's the most classic cat-and-mouse game of all: A nimble graffiti writer dashes out ...ArtCrimePolice

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  • Prologue.

    307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    Every city's got a place like this: that weird no man's land on the outskirts of town, with junk ...ArtCityHistory

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  • Froggy Goes A-courtin'.

    288: Not What I Meant 05.06.2005

    The story of a series of misunderstandings with very dire consequences. Shaheen was stopped by ...ArtCrimePolice

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  • Have Paint, Will Travel.

    216: Give the People What They Want 07.12.2002

    Milton Reid works as a freelance muralist in one of the largest housing projects in America, ...ArtHousing

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  • The Trajectory And Force Of Bodies In Orbit.

    214: Family Physics 05.31.2002

    Jon Ronson tells the story of how his parents decided to commission a family portrait, and how ...ArtFamily

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  • Prologue.

    178: Superpowers 02.23.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks to comic artist Chris Ware, who thought about superheroes a lot of the time ...Art

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  • The Artist Formerly Known As Dr. Sarkin.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    What happens when you want your dad to change—and he wants to change, too—but there's literally ...ArtChildrenFamily

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  • Prologue.

    165: Americans In Paris 07.28.2000

    Host Ira Glass talks with writer David Sedaris at the Louvre in Paris. David's never set foot ...ArtCityTravel

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  • Act One.

    137: The Book That Changed Your Life 08.20.1999

    More of Alexa Junge and how Moss Hart's autobiography changed her life. She followed his path, ...ArtEducationJobs/Employment

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  • How To Talk Your Way Into A Half Million Dollars ... In 45 Minutes.

    133: Sales 06.25.1999

    A story that takes place at the crossroads where art meets commerce—a place where we can ask the ...ArtBusinessFilm/Film Making

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  • Negative.

    97: Death to Wacky 03.20.1998

    David Sedaris tells true stories of photographers who try to take pictures of him which will ...ArtBusinessLiterature

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  • Paint By Numbers.

    88: Numbers 01.02.1998

    Alex Melamid and Vitaly Komar hired a polling firm to investigate what people want to see in ...ArtBusinessMusic

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  • What Makes Grammy Run?

    86: How to Take Money from Strangers 12.12.1997

    Sarah Vowell, on selling the secrets of art dealer Graham Arader. (14 minutes)ArtBusinessJobs/Employment

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  • Trying To Respect A Chicken.

    85: Poultry Slam 1997 12.05.1997

    Ira with chicken photographer Tamara Staples. (20 minutes)AnimalsArt

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  • Prologue.

    73: Blame It on Art 08.22.1997

    Foreign correspondent Jim Biederman reports from a cell phone inside the Louvre, in front of the ...Art

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  • Life In A Bubble.

    73: Blame It on Art 08.22.1997

    Reporter Paul Tough talks with Aaron Hsu-Flanders, an acknowledged master in the field of animal ...ArtJobs/Employment

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  • Golden Rule.

    70: Other People's Mail 07.25.1997

    Sarah Vowell puts her foot down. She says that contrary to all the wide-eyed voyeurs we've heard ...Art

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  • Prologue.

    51: Animals Die, People Ponder 01.24.1997

    Ira with an expert in medieval manuscripts, Sandy Hindman. (5 minutes)AnimalsArtHistory

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  • Food Chain In A New York Apartment.

    49: Animals 01.10.1997

    Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. She raises small animals and insects in her apartment, ...AnimalsArtHousing

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  • National Tour.

    38: Simulated Worlds 10.11.1996

    Host Ira Glass uses Italian author Umberto Eco's essay Travels in Hyperreality as a guidebook ...ArtFamilyHistory

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  • Act Four.

    30: Obsession 07.26.1996

    A story of a woman who made a kitchen out of beads. (10 minutes)ArtMental Health

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  • In Search Of The Miraculous.

    20: From A Distance 04.19.1996

    Erika Yeomans sees a young man's photo in an art magazine and decides to track him down. Problem ...ArtDeath

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  • Yearning.

    13: Love 02.07.1996

    Artist Julie Laffin talks about the inspiration for her "kissing projects." Jessica Yu's film ...ArtFilm/Film MakingPoetry

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  • Food Chain In A New York Apartment.

    12: Animals 01.31.1996

    This American Life contributor Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. She raises small animals ...AnimalsArtHousing

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