Monday, October 26, 2020

249 - Pandie Ramblin'

This week there are some event and show announcements?! Many of them are documentaries, which Maysoun is ambivalent about. We also listen to a poem!

All the music in this episode is by

Imprisoned by algorithms

The blue moon is coming!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

247 - NO on 22

This week Kate cautions against re-staging photographs at 2am. We talk about the Headlands ending their affiliate program. Also some museums are opening?! Keep your eye on the ball, everybody!

Don't get sucked into a left-wing QANON situation.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

246 - Yes on 15!

This week we contemplate the political leapfrog that could result from Kamala Harris becoming VP. We lied about doing the voter guide this week- but we're going to do it soon! We mention art at some point as well.

All the music in this episode is by Monophonics

ACCE Action

Forms of Reparations: The Museum & Restorative Justice

Hey, you can pre-order Kate's comic here.

The cool people are saying YES on 15!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

245 - Psyops Babies

We're back from our summer break! We take a listener question about their apartment building getting sold. We tell billionaires to buy buildings and give them to the people who live there. We'll see how that works out. We also talk about Civil War II, propaganda, and sneakers.

Congratulations Pine Tree says NO to war!

Mind wars only.

Monday, June 15, 2020

244 - Drop the cops!

This is our last episode before summer break! We talk about white hysteria, SFMOMA, Angela Davis, and more. Go ahead and email us if you miss us.

All the music in this episode is by Wizard Apprentice

The Anti Police-Terror Project IG: antipoliceterrorproject
The Black New Deal
The Coalition on Homelessness IG: coalitiononhomelessness
Poor Magazine IG: poormagazine
People's Breakfast Oakland (linktree)
slash art
Shahid Buttar - Get Pelosi out of there!
Petition and numbers to call to tell the SEIU: DROP THE COPS! Email us if you want to get more involved in this campaign!
National Association of Government Employees (part of the SEIU)
Oakland City Council
San Francisco Board of Supervisors 

Podcasts/Radio to listen to:
UpFront (on KPFA)
Hard Knock Radio (on KPFA)
We Want the Airwaves

Thursday, May 21, 2020

243 - The Walk the Walk is Behind the Scenes

This week we're getting closer and closer to the anarchist uprising. Maysoun "went" to some more Zoom panels, Kate has some micro-updates about SFAI and Dave & Busters.

All the music in this episode is by K.K. Slider

San Francisco's Arts Community Town Hall

New circles!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

242 - Goodbye, Salad Bar!

This week we say goodbye to Sweet Tomatoes. We talk about some other things that are closing, pizza again, and radioactive dirt on treasure island! Plus Maysoun hates zoom.

The music in this episode is by asonic garcia

My Lennar Lemon!
This former radioactive-waste site off the coast of San Francisco is turning into a $5 billion housing development by Melia Robinson
Lawsuit aims to stop thousands of planned Treasure Island homes by Adam Brinkow
Moms 4 Housing

sad salad

Saturday, May 2, 2020

241 - Lawyers in the Bathtub

This week Kate's reporting from the bathtub. We introduce Wazwaz & Rhoades Law Firm! Maysoun got a swab in the brain to see if she had the virus. It's an action packed episode, people!

All the music in this episode is by CAPE

Be an emergency volunteer - San Francisco
Indigenous Mutual Aid
Tom Mooney!
Fill Hotels not Graves - The Village (Oakland)
CA Lawyers for the Arts
How to become a lawyer in California
Et al.
Carey Lin
Animal Crossing: Tarantula

Can you help Maysoun and Kate pass the bar? Please?

Saturday, April 25, 2020

240 - Squares and Stripes

Kate and Maysoun avoid being sabotaged this week! We talk about Maysoun's crafting career, disaster service work, how to pay dance teachers, and so much more.

The music in this episode is from this album: Stay Home: COVID​-​19 Benefit Comp

Welcome to the new art world!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

239 - Pizza Publishing

This week we talk about SFAI some more. We try to save Art Practical. Plus we come up with great pizza-related ideas.

All the music in this episode is from the soundtrack to the video game, Monkey Island

Sign the petition to save SFAI!
Art Practical
Prescription for a healthy art scene

Put your art reviews in here!

Friday, April 3, 2020

238 - Walk in the Woods

This week we didn't feel like talking so Kate just took a walk in the woods. Enjoy the sounds of nature. We love you.

Shoutout to Rob Marland and Jenny Odell.

Taking a stroll

Saturday, March 28, 2020

237 - WPA Murals

This week we chat about some WPA murals in San Francisco! We wish a happy birthday to Max, talk about llamas, and move couches around.

Most of the music in this episode is by No Vacation

Where to donate PPE
SFAI Faculty Townhall (email us)
SFAI Board of Trustees

Helen Forbes and Dorothy Puccinelli 

Part of Sargent Johnson's huge mosaic at the Maritime Museum

Saturday, March 21, 2020

236 - Staying Home

We got some listener feedback this week! We field your questions about etiquette, eggs, and this new fucked up world we're living in. Please take care of each other, but also stay away from each other, and stay mad at our fucked up government that didn't test people fast enough. Kate clearly doesn't know what a snow leopard is.

All the music in this episode is by the Monophonics

Support Kirk Stoller's Recovery From Brain Surgery
CPT Resource Spreadhseets
Bay Area Senior/Disability/Worker Mutual Aid Form
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Bay Area #TogetherAlone
SF United in Crisis
SWARM hardship fund for sex workers in crisis
St. James Infirmary - resources for sex workers of all genders
List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak (from Creative Capital)
Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus
COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Bay Area Rallies to Ensure Seniors Don't Go Hungry During Coronavirus Pandemic (KQED)
8 Calming Livecams of Kittens, Penguins, Jellyfish and More (KQED)
Dunktown Podcast

Mutual aid is when people get together to meet each other’s basic survival needs with a shared understanding that the systems we live under are not going to meet our needs and we can do it together RIGHT NOW!

Friday, March 13, 2020

235 - Roni

Dear listeners, please take this virus seriously. Even if you're very healthy and think you won't be adversely affected by it- being reckless could spread it to someone who is more at risk. Take care of yourself and your neighbors.

Most of the music in this episode is by KOOL A.D.

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 page
Mindfulness Coach
Shahid Buttar for Congress

Get those mitts clean!

Saturday, March 7, 2020


No new episode this week, because we're in isolation!

Take precautions!

  • Wash your hands
  • Don't touch your face
  • Stay away from Kate's mom- I don't want her to get sick!

See you next week!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

234 - Grease

This week we accidentally talk about the movie musical, Grease three times. We also discuss 500 Capp Street's reopening, LACMA, Xandra Ibarra getting censored in Texas, and we make a bet for $10. Please call us and tell us what you want.

Most of the music in this episode is by Sun Hop Fat

Movement Voter Project
Xandra Ibarra, Spictacle II: La Tortillera, 2014
Uffizi scientific committee resigns in dispute over Raphael loan
Earth’s new ‘mini-moon’ is leaving soon. But it’ll be back.

Mini Moon!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

233 - Puzzling

This week we shoot the shit about an event at the Herbst Theater, we dissect the last dem debate, and Kate finally gives the answer to the trivia question from about nine million episodes ago. We also have guests Karla and Freddy tell us about local political scandals in San Francisco.

The music in this episode is by quest?onmarc

More info about voter registration:
Shoutout to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose where this episode was edited.

Life is a mystery!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

232 - March 2020 Voter Guide

This week we give our endorsements in the upcoming elections in Oakland and San Francisco! Text us if you're confused. Call 311 if you need to know where to vote. Get your friends to vote!

Most of the music in this episode is by CAPE

Indivisible Guide to Registering to Vote
Join the DSA USA!
SF League of Pissed off Voters
SF Tenants Union Endorsements
SF Berniecrats Endorsements
Alameda County Green Party Voter guide
Official Election Site of Alameda County

Vote early, vote often!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

231 - In Public (with Zoë Taleporos)

This week we have a traveling chat with Zoë Taleporos, project manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission and independent curator. We do a little tour of all the public art at the Hyatt hotel, which is connected to the San Francisco International Airport. You can go there and hang out any time you want!

The music in this episode (that isn't part of the hotel) is by No Vacation

Premiere Jr.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s public art—with Premiere Jr. from 48 Hills
San Francisco Arts Commission

Continental Breakfast!

Friday, January 31, 2020

230 - Joan5000 Lost Tape

This week Carrie Hott is helping Kate move. They find a mysterious cassette tape in Kate's closet.

Cheetah Legs

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

227 - Tanuki and Friends

Happy 2020! We're back on our regular schedule! This week we talk about the show up at the Wattis, BDSM masks at the Berkley Museum, the SECA show at SFMOMA, cat eyes, cartoon ducks, and East Bay representative Barbara Lee.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Sun Hop Fat

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
In Praise of the Strangest Painting I’ve Ever Seen by Sarah Hotchkiss
2019 SECA Art Award
Jimi Hendrix - National Anthem
How to Read the Hierophant Card
Barbara Lee’s Long War on the War on Terror

This is a tanuki

Friday, December 20, 2019

Winter Break!

Hello, gentle listener! We are going on winter break. See you in 2020 for more rambles, bathroom reviews, hottt goss, and painting with cats!

Our holiday wish is for you to donate to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) and the Coalition on Homelessness if you have some money to spare. 

Have a lovely end of December and email us your comments, questions and concerns while you're avoiding your loved ones!

RIP Thomas Kinkade

Sunday, December 15, 2019

226 - Can't Talk About It

Maysoun tells us about what she saw on her trip to New York! She went to the newly remodeled MOMA, a Nathalie Djurberg show, and she walked by a long line for an infinity room. We also can't talk about a bunch of things and Kate tells a story from her semester teaching at SJSU.

All the music in this episode is by Introflirt

There are too many things we can't talk about!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

225 - What's a curator? (with Elizabeth Thomas)

This week we go off with independent curator, Elizabeth Thomas. She helps us figure out what a curator is, how not to organize emails, Saddam Hussein's plates, and the state of Wisconsin. We also get into a short round of Like or Don't Like!

The music in this episode is by The Gonks

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Curators are many different things.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

224 - Chicanery

This week we just chat about some odds and ends. In the middle of the show we go to a talk by Jennifer A. González then we come back and talk about it. It's a wild ride!

All the music in this episode is by Y La Bamba

Swing Left!
Jennifer A. González
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee
After Harlem Community Protests, Simone Leigh Withdraws Proposal for Central Park Sculpture

Silence your ice buckets!

Friday, October 25, 2019

221 - Power Tulle (with Dana Hemenway)

This week we talk to artist, Dana Hemenway! We discuss growing up in Petaluma, being a punk kid, tutu material, art handling, and the sounds of electricity.

Most of the music in this episode is by Nineteen Eightyfour

Dana Hemenway
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Camille Utterback
50 Best ASMR Youtube Videos That Tingle and Relax

This is a Tasmanian devil.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

220 - Sunrise

This week Maysoun shares an account of going to the Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gathering in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz. We also talk about gemstones and lighting.

The Continuous Thread: Celebrating Our Interwoven Histories, Identities and Contributions
SOMA Pilipinas Events
Litquake Schedule

Saturday, October 12, 2019

219 - The Best Restrooms

This week we accidentally explore the best restrooms of the Bay Area while we're trying to answer a listener question about YBCA's new open call for curatorial proposals.

All the music in this episode is by No Vacation

Need to pee? Just download this app. What could go wrong?
Oakland Museum of California announces $85 million improvement plan
Ear Hustle
Alternative Exposure
Oakland Stock
The Awesome Foundation

Look at the size of that plant!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

218 - We're back again!

This week we're back on our regular schedule. We really mean it this time! We mainly talk about Morgan Bassichis, our new favorite of all time. We also talk about some shows, some babies, and some corrections.

All the music in this episode is by Morgan Bassichis

More Protest Songs by Morgan Bassichis

Shoutout to Elaine Stritch!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

217 - Forensic Forms!

CORRECTION: NORWICH IS ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE UK! This week we catch up on all the stuff we didn't get a chance to chat about while we were on our summer break. We do a Forensic Forms™ segment where Maysoun describes an artwork and Kate tries to guess how it was made. There are a few television show references in this episode, so we're sorry if you're not tapped into pop culture and you don't understand what is going on. You can email us for explanations.

All the music in this episode is by XUXA SANTAMARIA (buy their new album!)

The Emma Goldman Papers
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Casemore Kirkeby
Royal NoneSuch Gallery
Central Iowa DSA
Pittsburgh DSA
Episode where we talk about the meaning of art

This is a kitten heel.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

216 - Think About Fish (with Anne Walsh Jr.)

Wow, listeners. We had a hell of a chat with artist, Anne Walsh. Kate was really on one. We talk about the afterlife, fan letters, studio visits, exchanging energy, and Leonora Carrington.

Most of the music in this episode is by Beyoncé

Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh
Anne Walsh Jr.
The Hearing Trumpet

Aspiring crones unite!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

215 - Pop Culture and Trauma (with Việt Lê)

This week we chat with artist and scholar, Việt Lê. He weighs in on the Bay vs. LA! We also chat about failure, K-pop, the Vietnamese diaspora, and empathy machines.

All the music in this episode is by Wizard Apprentice

 Việt Lê
The Queer Art of Failure
The Wonder Gays

The fog rolls in!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

214 - Eye Pleasure (with Craig Calderwood)

This week we have a glorious conversation with artist, Craig Calderwood. We talk about Dance Moms, hand massages, integrity, becoming ambidextrous, Fresno, and video games.  Craig is in a show opening tonight (8/24) at Guerrero Gallery from 6-9! Up until September 21st! Go!

Most of the music in this episode is by Giraffage

Craig Calderwood
Dance Moms ASMR
The Fresno Art Museum


Friday, August 9, 2019

213 - Miracles! (with Lindsey White)

This week we ponder comedy, magic, and sandwiches with Lindsey White. Lindsey is an artist and educator in San Francisco. We also do a musical number and Maysoun recovers from a cold.

Most of the music in this episode is by Jack Hertz

Lindsey White
Quarter of Oklahoma
Morgan Bassichis
Jo Firestone
American Museum of Magic


Saturday, July 27, 2019

212 - Making Sponges (with Nancy Lim)

This week we talk to Nancy Lim! She is the assistant curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA. We chat about sponges, zoos, children's books, and so much more. Even though New York comes up in this interview we do not discuss pizza. So points to us for self control.

All the music in this episode is by the cubby creatures

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
Picasso and Lump
Arts + All Museums Salary Transparency

Not sea sponges, though.

Friday, July 12, 2019

211 - Pizza Wars (with Surabhi Saraf)

This week we talk to artist, Surabhi Saraf about the Center for Emotional Materiality and why Kate couldn't convince an AI that it was a dog. We also all take sides on which region has the best pizza. Turns out it's New York.

The music in this episode is by San Cha

Surabhi Saraf
Center for Emotional Materiality
Pizzeria Uno
Pizzeria Due
Root Division

Pizza time, baby!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

210 - What a Week!

This week we talk about all the stuff going on at 500 Capp St. We also chat about Kate selling her non-existent soul to Facebook, the mural at George Washington High School, and a great meal Maysoun had at Cafe Ohlone. We also have a lovely call from a listener.

Most of the music in this episode is by Sleep It Off

Remembering Kevin Killian: Poet, Playwright and Artist Who ‘Gave Us Courage’
500 Capp Street Lays Off Head Curator, Creates Confusion About Future Exhibitions
The LAB's Kickstarter!
Cafe Ohlone

Check with your cosmologist about the weeks ahead!

Friday, June 14, 2019

209 - Punk Sports (with Astria Suparak)

This week we have an energetic chat with independent curator, Astria Suparak! We talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Yes Men, Riot Grrrl, and splendid small museums. Kate tries to convince the listeners to move to Pennsylvania again. Stay cool out there, listeners!

All the music in this episode is by Horrible/Adorable 

Astria Suparak
INCITE Journal of Experimental Media: SPORTS
Arts + All Museums Salary Transparency

Friday, May 31, 2019

208 - Capricorn (with Cece Carpio)

This week we have a rollicking chat with artist, Cece Carpio. We talk about painting at night, being a powerhouse, and finding love in the stars. We also talked for about 25 minutes about Game of Thrones, but I cut it. You're welcome.

All the music in this episode is by Tycho

Keep it earthy.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

207 - Bones to Pick

This week we're talking about artistic inspiration, egg timers, the 2020 presidential election, and the VA's mindfulness app. Plus Kate goes off about how Cobb's Comedy Club is a major rip off! She doesn't care who knows it!

Almost all the music in this episode is by BLAUS

Mindfulness Coach
What The Potential 2020 Candidates Are Doing And Saying, Vol. 18 from 538
The Gerrymandering Project
2020 ELECTIONS from Politico


Friday, May 3, 2019

206 - Clay Bully!

Dreams are coming true! We have more listener feedback this week! We decide what to do about a bully at the ceramics studio. We also try to help an introvert figure out how to make friends in the Bay Area art scene. Please let us know if you have better advice than what we came up with.

All the music in this episode is by Judy and the Jerks

Keep writing in!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

205 - Summer Plans

This week we talk about our plans for this summer! We also give some recommendations for toddler-friendly art shows and some more artist dating advice.

I need everyone to know that I (Kate) had a dream last night that I was driving Hito Steyerl around Oakland. It was great! Best dream ever!

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

Brad Troemel
Arts Funder Under Fire for Evicting Family Next to David Ireland House

Let the good times roll!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

204 - Spring Love Advice

It's time for us to give terrible art love advice to listeners! We're not doctor Ruth, but we do have a podcast. We talk about pretending to be poly, dating apps, ghosting people in the art scene, and the one time Kate went on a date with a man.

All the music in this episode is by Sleater-Kinney

Love is in the air!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

203 - Bluets (with Marcela Pardo Ariza)

This week we talk to one of our favorite artists, Marcela Pardo Ariza. We chat about the midwest, changing the bro-esque world of art handling, and doing your homework on Bart. We also have some very exciting listener feedback and Kate talks about her experience with the wacky world of kids' YouTube.

Thank you so much to donors, William Koone and Jim Prosser!!!

All the music in this episode is by Introflirt

Marcela Pardo Ariza

We're keeping it on the level this week!

Friday, March 29, 2019

202 - No, Charles!

This week we have a good old fashioned chit chat. We've got some hot goss about Charles at the Chronicle. We also talk about Kate's most recent gaffes and embarrassments.

All the music in this episode is by BLAUS

The Growlery
Once at Present
Cloaca Project
Kunstcapades (shoutout to Jimmy Twoshirts)
Gary Garrels
Southern Exposure
Johansson Projects
Et al
David Bayus
Reuben Lorch-Miller