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!

Friday, June 30, 2017

134 - Wattis It All About?

This week we went to some shows. We try to make sense of the Museum of Capitalism, the Wattis, Catharine Clark, and so much more.

All the music in this episode is by Them Are Us Too

Jenny Odell
how to do nothing by Jenny Odell
Museum of Capitalism
The Painting Salon
Tosha Stimage
Cranium Corporation (podcast!)
City Limits
Indira Allegra
Catharine Clark

We go deep on some curtains this week.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Night Court: Santa on the Lam

We're taking a break this week, but Sam and the gang are here for you.

See you next week!

Friday, June 16, 2017

133 - Barfing Clay (with Celeste Chan)

This week we have a raucous chat with artist, Celeste Chan! We talk riot grrrl, raving in Japan, and hot tips for young writers. Maysoun also almost gets taken out by a pigeon.

Celeste Chan
Queer Rebels (Go! June 30th and July 1st!)
Foglifter Journal
Tania Bruguera — Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder at YBCA

Rave on!

Friday, June 9, 2017

132 - Thought Forms (with Scott Hewicker)

This week we chat with artist, Scott Hewicker. We get into color theory, LSD, phone numbers, and religion. We also mention Cliff a million times, but forgot to mention that the Cliff we're talking about is Cliff Hengst. Keep that in mind!

Scott Hewicker
Cliff Hengst
Hilma af Klint

Don't drop acid at a condo complex!

Friday, June 2, 2017

131 - The Great Outdoors (with Alicia Escott)

This week we have a contribution from Wendy Baker. She presents Alicia Escott, who is making work about the Outer Sunset and the extinct animals that once lived there. Check it out:
Alicia Escott has been practicing art in her personal studio in the Outer Sunset for the past 5 years. During that time, she’s gotten to know the people, plants, animals and habitats of the neighborhood and is using that knowledge in her current show at Irving Street Projects. “Another Brief History of the Sunset” is an exhibit exploring community displacement through the language of ecology. The show is up until June 30th, and there will be public gallery hours from 1-5:00 on Sundays in June. 
Recorded and produced by Wendy Baker
Engineering and music composition by Edwin Broyles

The rest of the music in this episode is by Tera Melos

Friday, May 26, 2017

130 - Poetry (with Leila Weefur)

This week we have a deep chat with artist, Leila Weefur. We also talk about places we've never been before and secret music.

All the music in this episode is by Moon Duo

Leila Weefur
Amos Kennedy
Blackberries by Yusef Komunyakaa

Deconstructing language!

Friday, May 19, 2017

129 - Blast Off

This week  we are trying to blast off, but we don't really blast off. We also get deep into some arts email strategies again thanks to friend of the show, Christine Wong Yap.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Kool A.D.

SF Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: (415) 781-0500

Compensation Foundation (Take the survey!)

Sometimes you just feel like blasting off.

Friday, May 12, 2017

128 - Magic (with Tamra Seal)

This week we have a transcendent chat with artist, Tamra Seal. We also talk about tapping into the spirit world, YouTube fixation spirals, and exploring altered states.

All the music in this episode is by Lion Babe

Tamra Seal
Mills MFA Show
SF State MFA Show
The Rise of the L.A. Art Witch

Shout out to all the Lego Maniacs!

Friday, May 5, 2017

127 - Think Tanks (with Ruben Steinum)

This week Ethan Rafal scoops the freshest interview with Norwegian Art Lobbyist, Ruben Steinum. They figure out how to start an artists' union in California. We also talk events, thought experiments, and drawing class.

All the music in this episode is by The Coup

Ruben Steinum on Twitter
Ethan Rafal
UKS - UNGE KUNSTNERES SAMFUND (Artists' Union in Norway)
Precious Flamingo - Kate's Experimental Podcast Miniseries

Norway Railway

Friday, April 28, 2017

126 - Dreamscapes!

This week Kate and Maysoun get back on track! We chat about some hot opportunities for people looking to curate or get a studio. Kate talks about the quiche perks of being a press member. They also answer a listener question about dreamscape art venues.

All the music in this episode is by Yea-Ming and The Rumours

Living Room Light Exchange
Royal NoneSuch Gallery
Donna Haraway at SFAI
Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Kate's new podcast miniseries:

Gallery seating option.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Birthday, Maysoun!

We're still recovering from Maysoun's raucous birthday.

Thanks to Wendy and Lisa

Check out what are you looking at the new podcast at Art Practical!


Friday, April 14, 2017

125 - Pinus

This is a little shorty because we had to record in the back of a car this week. We chat about experimental theater, pine trees, and robots.

The music in this episode:

Macho Intelectual, 2015 by INVASORIX
Nadie Aquí es Ilegal, 2014 by INVASORIX
Your Body Your Ship, 2017 by Jeepneys
LOVE NETWORKS LOVE, 2017 by Laura Hyunjhee Kim

We'll be back in a building next week.

Friday, April 7, 2017

124 - Formal Anal(ysis)

This week we check out the Henrick Oleson show at Wattis. We also try to give some advice to a listener that can't get rid of someone who has decided to join him in an evening of gallery hopping. We also eat pie.

All the music in this episode is by LSD and the Search for God

Mission Pie

Nice, clean screws

Friday, March 31, 2017

123 - Biology

This week we hash out what makes a good professional bio. We also suggest some events you could check out in the next couples weeks. Surprise: research assistant Katy Kondo joins us!

All the music in this episode is by Elsa y Elmar

SEIU Local 1021
Freelancers Union
Artists' Union England
Canadian Artist Representation

Thinking about artists' unions again.

Friday, March 24, 2017

122 - Zanolli

This week we have a question from a listener! We love listener questions, so if you have one send it in: We chat about Dana Schutz at the Whit-Bi, and we wonder about the world of contemporary hetero dating. Kate also titillates with tales from internet art scammers.

The music in this episode is by  Hunx & His Punx

Hannah Black’s open letter to the curators and staff of the Whitney Biennial
White Artist’s Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests
Protesters Block, Demand Removal of a Painting of Emmett Till at the Whitney Biennial
Alternative Health Options
Meet the Woke Misogynist


Saturday, March 18, 2017

121 - The Underworld (with Carrie Hott)

Carrie Hott joins Kate to listen to a cassette tape of an underwater mall talk show hosted by two whales. Leo the crab makes an appearance. Plus Kate talks about being accosted by a guy at Minnesota Street Project.

Most of the music in this episode is by Sonny and the Sunsets

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sophia Cleary talk and performance at RTS

Baleen on me when you're not strong. I'll be your friend. I'll help you Carrie on!

Friday, March 10, 2017

120 - Duties

This week we shout out some other podcasts and events. We also talk about talking about racism with our white friends. Shannon makes another special guest appearance.

All the music in this episode is by Moon Duo

We Want the Airwaves
The (art) Scene Podcast
Apex Express
Eastside Arts Alliance
Omni Calendar
Race Forward - A public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.
AORTA - anti-oppression resource and training alliance
Stanislaus County Democratic Party

Support the Ed Mock Documnetary by Brontez Purnell!

Do some light filing!

Friday, March 3, 2017

119 - Birth Plan (with Sophia Cleary)

This week we have a visceral chat with artist and special guest to the Bay Area, Sophia Cleary. Maysoun declares her love for Bonanza. We also figure out how you can like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young as separate artists, but not as a group.

All the music in this episode is by Penis

Trans Lifeline - (877) 565-8860
Sophia Cleary
Sophia Cleary Movement Research at the Judson Church
CPT #18 - The Treasure Room  (Where we talk about the International Art Museum of America)
Liz Lerman Critical Response Process

The Hierarchy of Fluids!

Friday, February 24, 2017

118 - Jump the Shark!

This week Kate must choose either a 5-year Hollywood contract or college in Milwaukee while Maysoun accepts the California Kid's challenge to perform a dangerous water ski jump...over a shark!

All the music in this episode is by Kool A.D.

Tongo Eisen-Martin
Transgender Law Center

Jump the shark!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We are moving to Friday!

New episodes will be up every Friday now. So you can TGIF with CPT!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

117 - Pittsburgh

Kate goes hard this week trying to convince Maysoun and everyone in the Bay Area to move to Pittsburgh in 2019. We also chat about Shapeshifters Cinema, the Berkeley Art Museum, and sweating blood.

CORRECTION: Kate forgets that the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio River. The Three-Rivers of Pittsburgh!

All the music in this episode is by Fantastic Negrito

The Hood Incubator
City of Pittsburgh
The Mattress Factory
Future Tenant
Wood Street Galleries

City of Bridges

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

116 - Three Way Call

This week Maysoun recounts a very profound Saturday of art activities as Kate fans her with a piece of paper. Plus, Kate vibes hard on a painting by Kazuo Shiraga and plans her 2020 move to Pittsburgh. We also quickly talk to Shannon.

All the music in this episode is by The Cold Beat

Rhodessa Jones on Bad At Sports
Combat Paper
Crochet Jam
Critical Resistance
Chicago Torture Justice Memorial
Gutai Manifesto
Earthquakes And The Mid Winter Burning Sun at Ever Gold

Kazuo Shiraga, Aya (B), 1954, oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

115 - Weed Stocks

This week Maysoun regales us with stories of museums in Mexico and protesting at the airport. Kate talks cannabis investing and chewing ice cubes on mic.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Diana Gameros

Museum Internacional Del Barocco
Indivisible Guide
Election Profit Makers

Ride the Green Rush!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

114 - Zeitgeist (with Sarah Hotchkiss)

While Maysoun has gone to Mexico City, we get a visit from our pal, Hotch. Chat topics include how to write about art, slow pitch softball, and whether or not we're all going to die.

All the music in this episode is by Lion Babe

Mel Zeigler at Walter McBean Gallery
Before Pictures by Douglass Crimp
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus 

Keep it in the strike zone.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

113 - Fairs, Boobs, and Demonstrations

This week we salute all the spaces and people observing the J20 Art Strike. We Salute you! Protesters, don't forget the National Lawyer's Guild SF number: (415) 285-1011 Stay hydrated, wear good shoes, and stay with your buddies this weekend.

All the music in this episode is by Waterstrider

Check out the new podcast over at Art Practical hosted by the amazing Weston Teruya!

What to do if your rights are violated at a protest - ACLU

Don't take any shit, Bay Area!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

112 - Unplug Pledge

This week Kate has gone too deep into FaceSuck. We list some cultural and political events. Plus, Maysoun chats a little bit about her trip to the Big Apple!

The music in this episode is by Tycho

Sign up for the CA Democratic Party's Newsletter
California Young Dems
100 Days Action
Oakland General Strike
Kerry James Marshall at the Met
The Enlightenment’s ‘Race’ Problem, and Ours

Pulling the plug.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

111 - Shut It Down

This week we do a little year-end round up of all the different ways we'd like to throw 2016 in the garbage. We also shout out some resistance actions coming up in 2017, and we try to untangle how Marina Abramovic might have influenced the election.

Syjuco's Banners (Google Drive)
100 Days Action
Anti Police-Terror Project
The Oakland fire would never have happened if the city cared more about artists by Sarah Burke
Should the Art World Strike on Inauguration Day? by Hrag Vartanian
Marina Abramović mention in Podesta emails sparks accusations of satanism by Benjamin Lee

You know what to do.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

110 - Shit Cake

This week we chit chat about the Bay Area being emotionally battered. We also talk about Q&A nightmares, learning to hate paintings, and dudes talking about vagina devils.

All the music in this episode is by Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Queer and Trans Artists of Color (get some books!)
We Want the Airwaves
The Growlery

Us recording this episode.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

109 - Fire in Oakland

Master List of Ghost Ship Support (google doc)
Harm Reduction for DIY Venues (google doc)
You can donate to the Oakland Fire Relief here.

Music in this episode:
Eudaemonia by Them Are Us Too
Heavy Wings by Introflirt
Moonflower Galaxy by Cherushii

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

107 - Lovers' Time (with Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero)

This week we have a darling chat with Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero, founders of Shapeshifters Cinema in Oakland. We get pro tips on collaboration, learn about beer making, and figure out what kind of film explodes the most.

All the music in this episode is by Bourgeois Speedball

Shapeshifters Cinema
NODAPL Emergency Sale (FB Event Page) 
East Bay Express Job Opportunities
Get trained as a legal observer

The wonders of the CINEMA!