Friday, April 20, 2018

169 - Things Don't Explode (with Mitchell Schwarzer)

This week we finally get the scoop on all the new architecture going up in the Bay Area with architectural and urban historian, Mitchell Schwarzer. Apparently it's not as badly designed as we thought...? Follow along with the images below!

All the music in this episode is by The Homophones

How will SB 827 reshape California? on Your Call from KALW
Mitchell Schwarzer articles for Places Journal

Here are the building pictures!











Friday, April 13, 2018

168 - Panel Panic!

This week Kate and Maysoun discuss the event of the season: a panel on feminist curatorial practice at UC Berkeley presented by the Arts Research Center. Maysoun encourages people to write "fuck you!" on their tax forms. We also got a whole great story from a listener!

All the music in this episode is by Y La Bamba (our neighbors to the north)

Night Fishing - an art and dining experience with Isis Hockenos
Feminist Curatorial Practices: A roundtable convening
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (pdf)
Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens

Sit in a horseshoe and hash it out!

Friday, March 30, 2018

167 - Intimate Sharing

This week we talk about a hypothetical art collective having a problem with one member being a douche. We also talk UFOs, horses, and some hot hot hot upcoming art events.

All the music in this episode is by Lumerians

Packard's Banana Battle
Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown, CA
Pentagon confirmed existence of UFO program, incident videos released

Watch out for SAUCERS!

Friday, March 23, 2018

166 - And Beyond (with Aimee Le Duc)

This week talk to independent art consultant, Aimee Le Duc. She has been in the Bay Area for seventeen years and she's seen it all. We also talk about all the feedback we got from last week's episode. PLUS: NEW TRIVIA QUESTION!

All the music in this episode is by The Dogon Lights

Here's the form to fill out to participate in Sirin Bahar Demirel's project!

Los Angeles Art Community Reacts to Firing of MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth
New Langton Arts In Crisis by Julian Myers

Dipping a toe in the water.

Friday, March 16, 2018

165 - What a World

This week talk about what the hell is going on at Southern Exposure. We also talk about shows we've seen, Falafel Drive In, and respecting the Bay Area wildlife.

All the music in this episode is by No Babies

Falafel Drive In
Gibson Art Projects
tmoro projects
Art & Dialogue: San Francisco with Helen Molesworth at The Lab
New Langton Arts

Things that make you go "hmmm"

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cat Purring

This week we're waiting for you to send in your building pictures to

Special thanks to Bungie.

What a sweet cat!

Friday, March 2, 2018

164 - Sitting (with Sofía Córdova)

Artist and legend, Sofía Córdova guest hosts this week while Maysoun is out of town! We talk studio chairs, studio snacks, being a Virgo, and taxidermy.

All the music in this episode is by XUXA SANTAMARIA

Sofía Córdova
Krupskaya Books
21 Secrets of the Virgo Personality (I don't endorse this whole list)

Does anyone make vegan string cheese? 

Friday, February 23, 2018

163 - Renaissance (with Dar+Luz Collective)

This week Maysoun and guest host, Nicholas Wylie talk to Yadira Cazares, Ave-Ameenah Long, and Alex Martinez of Dar+Luz Collective. Kate almost totally lost the interview, but then found it! Don't tell Maysoun.


All the music in this episode is by Tycho

Dar+Luz Collective (on the AltEx Grantees Page)
Yadira Cazares
Ave-Ameenah Long
Alex Martinez

Can't wait to see art on a tricycle-based gallery!

Friday, February 16, 2018

162 - Speaking of Money

This week we have some hot and fresh deals for you! We also go on a rant about new architecture. PLUS: a new trivia question! The winner gets whatever they want! (Within reason)

All the music in this episode is by BLAUS

San Francisco Artists and Arts Workers Census Survey 2018
Mission Economic Development Agency
Way Bay at BAMPFA
Adobe Books Gallery
Emily Jacir
McMansion Hell

Do they not understand what earthquakes mean?!

Friday, February 9, 2018

161 - In Memory of Paul Clipson

The Bay Area art community was shocked by the loss of artist Paul Clipson this week. Sasha Arden shared with us an interview they did with Paul last November. If you want to skip our banter and get straight to that it starts at 11:39

All the music in this episode is by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Paul Clipson

Paul Clipson, Made of Air (Film still 1) , 2014

Friday, February 2, 2018

160 - Witches and Ghosts (with Aaron Gach)

This week we present to you an interview with artist and magic maker, Aaron Gach! He is fucking awesome.

Center for Tactical Magic


Friday, January 26, 2018

159 - Fakes

This week we go deep on how to fake it. We also have a new TRIVIA QUESTION!!! Plus we finally answer questions in Conrad's Corner.

All the music in this episode is by Tune-Yards

Some NYT article about the SF Mayor drama

Hey, it's the GGB!

Friday, January 19, 2018

From the Archive: Jaime Cortez

This week Kate and Maysoun were stricken with illness, so enjoy an interview from deep in the archive! This interview with Jaime Cortez was originally posted on December 28, 2014. It's one of our favorites.


Jaime Cortez

Pine cones!

Friday, January 12, 2018

158 - Unicorn (with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed)

This week we have an illuminating chat with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed of the project, The Third Muslim. Go see it at SOMARTS on January 25th! Congratulations to Greg Pond for being this week's trivia winner! Trivia will be back next week.

All the music in this episode is by Earthbound

The Third Muslim
The Third Muslim Indie GoGo - Donate!


Friday, January 5, 2018

157 - Night Coffee New Year

We're on one this week as we look back at some of our favorite things from 2017 and what we're looking forward to in 2018. PLUS WE'RE INTRODUCING A NEW TRIVIA SEGMENT!

All the music in this episode is by The Coup

La Victoria Taqueria

Orange sauce!

Friday, December 29, 2017

156 - Night at the Museum (with Anastasia Vigo)

In this week's very special episode Kate's mom makes an appearance. We also go to an unnamed museum and talk to a wall, a bench, a pedistal, and some ghosts!

Our utmost thanks to writer, improviser, and comedian, Anastasia Vigo.

All the music in this episode is from The Secret of Monkey Island

Ven Voisey
Aggregate Space Gallery
Louise Bourgeois


Friday, December 22, 2017

155 - Heavy Breathing (with Sophia Wang and Lisa Rybovich Crallé)

This week we talk to artist collaborators and co-directors of Heavy Breathing, Sophia Wang and Lisa Rybovich Crallé. We hit on all your Christmas favorites: Luce Irigaray, Nietzsche, scavenger hunts, and goddess worship.

All the music in this episode is by The Cubby Creatures

Heavy Breathing
Lisa Rybovich Crallé
Luce Irigaray
Fuck You Pay Us

Mind and body! Engage!

Friday, December 15, 2017

154 - Video Artist (with Christy Chan)

This week Christy Chan leads on a trip down the winding road she took to become a video artist. We also talk about who we've called an asshole, what's going on with the SF mayor situation, and LISTENER FEEDBACK!!!

All the music in this episode is by Vince Staples

Christy Chan
A Series of Minor Defeats Hinting at Greater Cruelties by Anthony Discenza

Video cameras are portable now!

Friday, December 8, 2017

153 - Pâte de Verre (with Gay Outlaw)

This week our hearts overflow as we speak with artist, Gay Outlaw. We talk mold packing, positive attitudes, and French pastries.

All the music in this episode is by Horrible/Adorable

Gay Outlaw
As I See It, Yes by Gay Outlaw for the Brooklyn Rail

Spanish moss on oak trees in L.A. (Lower Alabama)

Friday, December 1, 2017

152 - Rainbow of Anxieties

This week we explore the spectrum of art world social awkwardness! Come along!

All the music in this episode is by XOA

If you would like to call in to the show LIVE, then go ahead and give us a call on Wednesdays from 6-7pm!
Tell us about your anxieties!

Friday, November 24, 2017

151 - Head Space (with Amy Ho)

This week we get the full story on artist, Amy Ho. We talk minds, bodies, and the howling of dogs.

All the music in this episode is by Avalon Emerson

Amy Ho

The final frontier.

Friday, November 17, 2017

150 - Too Many Men

This is week we look into how many men are being exhibited in galleries in the Bay Area. Kate's been to some shows that she didn't take any notes on, and we work that in as well. We also have a Studio Corner segment with artist, Leila Weefur.

CORRECTION: That show at the Kadist was co-curated by Jordan Stein and Alexandra Pappas

All the music in this episode is by Jay Som


Leila Weefur
SF Gallery Tally
Assistant Professor of Painting at UC Berkeley job
Rhythmix Cultural Works

No, thanks.

Friday, November 10, 2017

149 - Buttery Voices

This week Kate and Maysoun do some hard hitting journalism where they actually took notes and made recordings and everything.

All the music in this episode is by Blossom & HOT16


Allison Smith
Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid
Kerry Tribe
Walker Evans show at SFMoMA
Common Field

Kate's still working on her broadcasting voice.

Friday, November 3, 2017

148 - Cloaca (with Marcella Faustini and Charlie Leese)

This week we have a rousing chat with co-organizers of Cloaca Projects, Marcella Faustini and Charlie Leese! We also drive a car!

All the music in this episode is by Italian Cherry

Compensation Foundation - Bay Area Artists Report

Olivia Mole
Hunt Projects

Celebrate Excretion!

Friday, October 27, 2017

147 - Funicular

WE ARE HAVING A CONTEST! Find out how to enter by listening to the damn episode. This week we revitalize all our old segments. Plus Kate is going to Pittsburgh.

All the music in this episode is by Favors

The Compensation Foundation - Bay Area Artists Report!

The Painting Salon
Et al.'s Kickastarter! Donate!
Right Window
The Hammer Museum

Take the incline to see the fall colors!

Friday, October 20, 2017

146 - Lost E Tails

This week Kate's really confounded by the missing e-tails in show booklets at the new Wattis show. Carrie Hott visits us for the new studio corner segment. Maysoun also tells about a rockin' surf movie she saw at the Arab Film Festival.

The music in this episode is by Favors and Madeline Kenney

Compensation Foundation - Bay Area Artists Report!

Ratio 3
Inextinguishable Fire by Harun Farocki
Gaza Surf Club

Half circles confuse and disturb.

Friday, October 13, 2017

145 - Prepare

This week we talk about disaster preparedness in relation to fires, earthquakes, and nuclear war. We also do a little mini ramble to mellow out.

The music in this episode is by Vince Staples and Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers

The Compensation Foundation

Donate to Jill and Jeremy, who lost their home in the fire
Fire Updates from the Ukiah Daily Journal
North Bay Fire Resources
More fire resources
NERT - Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (SF)
CORE - Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies
CERT -  Community Emergency Response Team (Berkeley)
Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

Always be prepared.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

143 - Museum Madness

This week Maysoun and Kate have been to some major institutions. Maysoun is especially on one about having her SFMOMA membership revoked.

All the music in this episode is by 1988

Organizations supporting hurricane victims in Puerto Rico:
Hispanic Federation
Feminist Solidarity Post-Hurricane Relief Fund
United for Puerto Rico

Compensation Foundation

Apply for an AltEx Grant
Apply for Bemis

Friday, September 22, 2017

142 - Back in the USA

This week Kate gives a tiny taste of her Euro-trip. We also talk about the new additions to the Headlands, what's going on with Berkeley's Art+Design lectures and things, plus the world's biggest cat painting.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Bassnectar

Jesse Jones
Swing Left
The Commons at the Headlands
Berkeley Art+Design Events
World's Biggest Cat Painting

America has the best breakfast.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

141 - Holes

This week we finally talk about SECA, Cloaca Projects, square footage, and how Kate's one of the douche artists going to Europe.

All the music in this episode is by Deerhoof - disaster relief for Houston (Thanks to Carrie Hott for sharing this)
Cloaca Projects
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
[2nd floor projects]

We'll be back on September 22nd!

Don't harass your lizard.

Friday, August 25, 2017

140 - The Stud

This week Kate and research assistant, Katy Kondo share some interviews they did with some of the new co-owners as well as some visitors to The Stud, the first cooperatively owned bar in America.

The music in this episode is by Tycho and Aaliyah

The Stud


Friday, August 18, 2017

139 - Equity (with Lauren Marie Taylor)

This week we talk about nazis, brains, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellowship program with artist and activist, Lauren Marie Taylor.

All the music in this episode is by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

First responders training with APTP  
If you would like to volunteer to staff the Legal Observer's Hotline instead of attending the rallies, contact

Street Sheet Mentions: 
Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change
(A framework to enhance understanding and evaluation of creative work at the intersection of arts and civic engagement, community development, and justice.)

Thanks so much to Lauren for organizing all the links!

There's no such thing as a nazi brain.

Friday, August 11, 2017

138 - Ramble Evening Showcase

This week we have a little ramble for you where we tell you what art and culture events are coming up. We haven't done one of these in a while! We're always open to sharing your events on the show, so send them to us.

Come on down!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

137 - Pop-Up Pantheon (with Ebony McKinney)

This week we have a very small snippet of an interview we never got to finish with arts administrator and advocate, Ebony McKinney, who died unexpectedly on Saturday. We also do our usual nonsense.

All the music in this episode is by Zhu

Article about Ebony on KQED
Time Piece by Jim Henson
Three Gems
Color Factory
Julia Bryan-Wilson New Book Release
The Stud

Maysoun was right about the Pantheon

Friday, July 14, 2017

136 - Doodle Flakes

This week we try to solve the problem of the email flake. Also we're taking the next two weeks off, and if you want us to come back you need to fill out the listener survey and email us and really be a participating listener!

All the music in this episode is by Wizard Apprentice

Support Little Paper Planes
Congratulations to Christina Wiles, the new co-director of Royal Nonesuch Gallery!

Don't be a flake

Friday, July 7, 2017

135 - News Room (with Sarah Burke)

This week we have the good luck of speaking with art writer and curator, Sarah Burke before she leaves the Bay Area! We talk journalism, fact checking, typewriters, fedoras, cigarettes, and all the rest.

All the music in this episode is by Moon Duo

Support CTRL+SHFT!

Sarah Burke
Sarah Burke on Twitter
Open Space
The Black Aesthetic

Extra! Extra!