Stuff About Things: An Art History Podcast

Sinopse

Podcast by Lindsay Sheedy

Episódios

  • Episode 25: The Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field Stadium Part I (1919-1959)

    Episode 25: The Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field Stadium Part I (1919-1959)

    31/10/2020 Duração: 48min

    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

    Episode 24 - The Winchester Mystery House

    17/08/2020 Duração: 01h19min

    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!

  • Episode 23: Kehinde Wiley - Portraits, Power,  Presence

    Episode 23: Kehinde Wiley - Portraits, Power, & Presence

    08/06/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    Napoleon! Barack Obama! Charles I! LL Cool J! What do all these dudes have in common? They were all painted (more or less) by contemporary artist, Kehinde Wiley. This episode is a deep dive into how Kehinde Wiley is working to make art history a more inclusive space, one work of art at a time. #BlackArtistsMatter

  • Episode 22: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Boccaccio, and Basil

    Episode 22: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Boccaccio, and Basil

    26/04/2020 Duração: 54min

    Plague! Corpse dismemberment! Pretty costumes! Derpy greyhounds! Necrotic Herbs! This episode has a little bit of everything. It takes you on a journey through five centuries to discuss the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s obsession with Boccaccio’s story about a young woman named Lisabetta and her most beloved pot o’basil. Come for the learning, stay in spite of my telling you how to carry the body of a full-grown man up dorm stairs.

  • Episode 21: The Crystal Skulls

    Episode 21: The Crystal Skulls

    10/03/2020 Duração: 51min

    Mineralogists! Lapidary tools! The human crrrrrranium! This episode is an art historical deep-dive into the origins of the so-called "crystal skulls" and the people who made them famous.

  • Episode 20: Brunelleschis Dome

    Episode 20: Brunelleschi's Dome

    31/12/2019 Duração: 56min

    Eggs! Bricks! Spine o' the fish! This episode covers a biggie, both figuratively and literally! Brunelleschi's dome for the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. With this project, Brunelleschi pulled off the impossible, utilizing 4 million bricks to build what remains the world's largest masonry dome. Come for the dome, stay for the random story about the martyred, seemingly fire-proof Saint Reparata. Happy listening!

  • Episode 19: Madame Tussaud  Her Empire of Wax

    Episode 19: Madame Tussaud & Her Empire of Wax

    12/10/2019 Duração: 01h08s

    Heads on sticks! Heads in wax! Heads in trunks! This hour-long episode is a deep dive into the life and work of Anna Maria Grosholtz... though you may call her Madame Tussaud. This episode covers it all—from little Marie’s birth in 1761 to the present-day process of making a new celebrity waxworks! Come for the wax heads, stay in spite of the bad French accent.

  • Episode 18: Félix González-Torres, Clocks,  Candy

    Episode 18: Félix González-Torres, Clocks, & Candy

    26/08/2019 Duração: 55min

    Clocks, candy, and human connection, oh my! This episode is a deep-dive into the work of Félix González-Torres, a Cuban-born American artist active in the 1980s and 1990s. FGT was known for his use of "non-traditional" materials and his artistic engagement with the HIV/AIDs epidemic. This episode touches on a little on it all. Come for the knowledge, stay for the random digression into the dangers of beaded curtains.

  • Episode 17: The Gateway Arch in St. Louis MO

    Episode 17: The Gateway Arch in St. Louis MO

    06/07/2019 Duração: 53min

    Steel, drunken brawls, creeper derricks, oh my! Episode 17 is a deep dive into the development, design, and construction of Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. Come for the facts, stay for (or in spite of) the bad jokes! Happy listening.

  • Episode 16: Emperor Qins Terracotta Army

    Episode 16: Emperor Qin's Terracotta Army

    04/04/2019 Duração: 38min

    Immortality, mercury, and 7,000 warriors, oh my! Episode 16 covers the mausoleum and terracotta army of China's first emperor and a supremely odd duck, Qin Shi Huangdi. Come for the knowledge, stay despite my terrible Chinese pronunciation!

  • Episode 15: King Tuts Tomb (Part II)

    Episode 15: King Tut's Tomb (Part II)

    22/02/2019 Duração: 44min

    Cobras, canaries, and curses, oh my! This episode is the second half of a two-part deep dive into the discovery of King Tut's tomb, beginning with the discovery of the tomb in early November of 1922. You also get to hear me gush about my love of the 1999 cinematic masterpiece, The Mummy.

  • Episode 14: King Tuts Tomb (Part I)

    Episode 14: King Tut's Tomb (Part I)

    22/02/2019 Duração: 33min

    A boy pharaoh, a tempestuous archaeologist, and a rich English aristocrat walk into a bar... This episode is part one of a two part episode duology on the discovery of King Tut's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. Part I covers years 1350 BCE - 1922, from Tutankhamun to telegrams. The story continues in Part II, which covers the discovery and its aftermath.

  • Episode 13: The Shroud of Turin

    Episode 13: The Shroud of Turin

    15/01/2019 Duração: 45min

    Episode 13 is a deep dive into a mysterious object indeed: The Shroud of Turin. Listen to a skeptic (me!) work through the history of the shroud, the controversies surrounding it, and the arguments for its authenticity or its forgery. Gospels, arson, rogue restorations, oh my!

  • Episode 12: Antoni Gaudí  Barcelonas Sagrada Família

    Episode 12: Antoni Gaudí & Barcelona's Sagrada Família

    09/12/2018 Duração: 49min

    Episode 12 covers our biggest topic yet: a "madman" and a building 136 years in the making. Listen to learn about Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Família, and a pesky little thing called a building permit. There is also an enthralling story about Gus getting stuck in a culvert pipe (spoiler: he's fine). Happy listening!

  • Episode 11 - Michelangelos Bruges Madonna  The Monuments Men

    Episode 11 - Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna & The Monuments Men

    05/11/2018 Duração: 31min

    Episode 11 recounts the story of the Bruges Madonna as Nazi war booty in WWII. Come and learn all about her snatching by the Germans and eventual recovery by the Monuments Men. George Clooney, eat your heart out! Matt Damon, sorry about your face! It is Gus's now. *episode re-uploaded on 11/26/18 to fix sound issue*

  • Episode 10: Michelangelos Bruges Madonna

    Episode 10: Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna

    25/10/2018 Duração: 30min

    Episode 10 dives into a work of art that I know better than almost any other: Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna. This gorgeous statue of the Madonna and Child is one of Michelangelo's most beautiful but least known works of art. Why is that? Listen to the episode to find out!

  • Episode 9: Maya Lin  the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial

    Episode 9: Maya Lin & the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial

    15/09/2018 Duração: 46min

    Episode 9 tells the story of Maya Lin and the creation of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington D.C. The episode covers the basics of the Vietnam War, a group of veterans with a vision and how a 21-year-old senior of Yale University created one of the most highly regarded memorials of the modern age. As always, visit the podcast's website, StuffaboutThingsPodcast.wordpress.com, to see supporting images and extra content. Happy listening!

  • Episode 8: Caravaggios Taking of Christ

    Episode 8: Caravaggio's Taking of Christ

    12/08/2018 Duração: 55min

    Episode 8 takes a deep and dirty dive into the life of the painter Caravaggio and his "lost" painting of the Taking of Christ, a painting that rocked the art history world when it reappeared in 1990 after it had been deemed "missing" for hundreds of years. Artichokes, lizards, and prisons, oh my!

  • Episode 7: The Bamiyan Buddhas

    Episode 7: The Bamiyan Buddhas

    24/07/2018 Duração: 43min

    Travel with me to the Bamiyan Valley in Northern Afghanistan to learn about the majestic (majestic!) Bamiyan Buddhas, two colossal statues of the Buddha that were blown up in 2001 because terrorists are dopes.

  • Episode 6: The Catacombs of San Gaudioso

    Episode 6: The Catacombs of San Gaudioso

    03/07/2018 Duração: 38min

    Episode 6 delves underneath the city of Naples, Italy, to wander through the Catacombs of San Gaudioso, an underground burial complex with a history that spans over 1,500 years. Frescoes, graves, and skulls, oh my!

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