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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

106 - Do It Yourself

This week we gaze into the void of our collective future. Maysoun is slowly coming out of her election denial, and Kate is slowly slipping into her election depression. We also have heartening contributions from Lacey Johnson and Rebekah Erev from DIY Art School.

All the music in this episode is from the album, Bossa Nova Brasil

How to help someone if they're being harassed (comic)
California Election Results 2016
San Francisco Election Results
Oakland Election Results
DIY Art School 

When you need to take things into your own hands.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

105 - Ramble in Retrograde

Watch out, listener! Kate and Maysoun are really on one in this episode! They tell you some shows and events to see, but mainly they just lose their minds.

All the music in this episode is by Rayana Jay

African Tulip
Dollene Jones
Adobe’s artist subsidies paint troubling picture by Caille Millner
Pampas Grass
Golden Age (Kate's really on one in this episode)


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

104 - Live from the Headlands

This week we have some select clips from our many hours of recording at everyone's favorite haunted Artists in Residence Program: The Headlands! We talk to a cavalcade of stars about sharks, ghosts, and the other dangers of the sea.

All the music in this episode is by DJ Shadow

Headlands Center for the Arts
Arseny Zhilyaev
Cassandra Troyan


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

103 - Queer Frontier (with Josh Faught)

This week we had an immersive talk with artist and educator, Josh Faught. We hit on all the key topics: Lifetime movies, signs of the zodiac, and onion rings. 

All the music in this episode is by Magik*Magik

Josh Faught
Josh Faught and Anne Wilson in conversation (video)

Appropriately, we also unveil our Congratulations Pine Tee Shirts! Get One Here!

Queer Craft, Queer Snacks

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

102 - 2016 Voter Guide!

We tackle all the local issues on the ballot this November! And none of the presidential bullshit!

Find your Alameda County Polling Place 
Find your SF County Polling Place

Vote this November 8th, or vote early.

Your vote counts!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

101 - Space Lairs, Farm Stands (with Mickey Murch)

This week we share another shadowy message from Art Workers Anonymous about the Tom Sachs show at YBCA. We also have a lovely contribution where Ethan Rafal interviews Mickey Murch of Gospel Flat Farm. Plus we shout some hot events to keep you toasty this nippy Bay Area autumn.

All the music in this episode is by the Cold Beat

Tom Sachs at YBCA
Erik Parra at State
Kathy Aoki at the Berkeley Art Center
Oakland Stock - get yourself some money!
Gospel Flat Farm

Space rocks, Earth dirt.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

100 - Past Favorite and Future Dreams

This week we take a look back and then dream of what will come next! We also have some hot show shoutouts, Kate talks about seeing performances in San Quentin State Prison, and bras are burned.

Introduction to Code-Based Art - Class taught by Lizzy Brooks at Root Division
Prison University at San Quentin
Shakespeare at San Quentin
Critical Resistance: Prison Abolition Organization
SoEx Mentorship Program

Only 1,345 more episodes to go!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

0 - The Lost Sea Tapes

This week we have found a tape of Carrie Hott and Kate lost on a submarine.

You never know when you'll need a net!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

99 - Indictments and Slander

This week we receive some secret correspondence from Art Workers Anonymous! We also field a listener question about art ethics. Plus, Kate recounts her experience of being on a secret eco-revenge art tour.

All the music in this episode is by Y La Bamba (from our neighbor to the north, Oregon!)

After Pop Life 
The Feminist Economics Department
Tom Steyer on Twitter
African Tulip Tree
Vulture funds have Puerto Rico cornered by Joel Cintrón Arbasetti
How Hanjin's collapse left a British artist stranded at sea by Yvette Tan
Oslo architecture triennale: Airbnb cosplay for the gig economy nomad by Oliver Wainwright

Here comes the judge!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

98 - Dig In (with Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo)

This week we tie up some loose ends about DNA testing. We also try to figure out SFAI's lecture calendar, chat about some juror controversy, and we have a great contribution from Joann Pak. Joann interviewed Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo of Nook Gallery in Oakland.

All the music in this episode is by Samaria

Nook Gallery (facebook)
Embedded by Yung Jake (this is just a video, but originally it was a thing that would actually happen to your computer)
SFAI Graduate Lecture Series
SECA Finalists
Artadia SF Finalists

Kate and Maysoun chilling outside.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

97 - The Divine Feminine (with Nkei Oruche)

Hey, we're back! This week we have a glorious chat with artist, activist, and co-founder of BoomShake, Nkei Oruche. We talk street drumming, being an artist mom, and hope for people with no rhythm.

The music in this episode is by Francisco Herrera

Streets Are Free (video)
Loco Bloco
AfroUrban Society
Umoja Festival

Go take a drumming class!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

96.5 - MicroEpisode

We just have a tiny shorty for you this week. Kate's on the road doing witchcraft and Maysoun has been consumed by fog.


All the music in this MicroEpisode is by Tyler Holmes (NEW ALBUM!)

Mississippi River Basin Model
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Des Moines Art Center
Recast by Cathy Lu at Root Division
TBA:16 in Portland

On the road for summer!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

96 - Pretzel Test

This week we've got a little mellow chiller for you. Kate recounts her LA art excursions. Maysoun gets into some Tonya Harding dance performances. Plus we call bullshit on geographic ancestry testing.

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

Aggregate Space
BAC: Quiet Please
In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
Factory of the Sun by Hito Steyerl at LAMOCA
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i at LACMA

Doing some hardcore research this week.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

95 - Books!

This week Maysoun goes rogue! She went to the San Francisco Art Book Fair and got some real page-turner interviews. Watch out: there's some butt talk.

All the music in this episode is by Silent Pictures

SF Art Book Fair
Gallery 16
Owl Cave Books
Hesse Press
Colpa Press

 Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type around 1450.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

94 - Plants (with Jessalyn Aaland)

This week we had an expansive conversation with artist and educator, Jessalyn Aaland. We talk anarchy, teaching, colors, and whether or not people should be covered in fur like cats.

All the music in this episode is by Favors

Jessalyn Aaland
Radical Art Theory Tuesday
Recology SF Residency
Alternative Exposure Round 10
Facebook AIR (on Facebook)

Plants are everywhere.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


This week instead of a new episode, we're playing the audio from a panel discussion titled, Black Liberation & White Anti-Racism in the Time of Ferguson, organized by the Catalyst Project at the Omni Commons in December, 2014. 

Music by the Seshen

Black Liberation & White Anti-Racism in the Time of Ferguson (video)
SURJ- Showing Up for Racial Justice
Black Lives Matter (find chapters)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

93 - On Painting (with Erik Parra)

This week we have a rousing conversation with artist and educator, Erik Parra. We talk painting, displacement, pizza, and more! Also we mention some events we're excited about, and a petition you might want to go sign at The Lab.

The music in this episode is by Zakiya Harris, plus Summer Furs by Woffles and Herb

Erik Parra
Odium Fati (New Gallery!)
Rhythmix Cultural Works
Torreya Cummings at OMCA

Clean your brushes!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

92 - How It's Done in Canada (with Sanaz Mazinani)

This week we have a thrilling chat with artist, Sanaz Mazinani. We go deep into image glut, Islamic ornamentation, and paying artists for their work. Don't forget our old friends, W.A.G.E. Working Artists and the Greater Economy!

All the music in this episode is by Wolf Larsen

Sanaz Mazinani
Romer Young Gallery
API at Mills College
Arts United SF: A Gathering about Restoring Funding for the Arts
Save Oakland Art (event page for research purposes, since the event already happened)
ISO Queer Gods at Root Division

They pay artists in Canada.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

91 - Secret Letters

This week we have a really legit contribution from (actual journalist) Michelle Weidman, who spoke with curators (and artists) Marcela Pardo Ariza and Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción. We also finally have the breakdown of how many works in the new SFMOMA are by women artists and artists of color.

All the music in this episode is by Wizard Apprentice

Correspondencia/Correspondence at CTRL+SHFT Collective (up until June 25th)
Cranium Corporation
Marcela Pardo Ariza
Hail the New Puritan by Charles Atlas
Stimulus Packages at SFAI (we'll link to the videos of this when they're posted)

Rilke loved gays.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

90 - Sanctuary (with Indira Allegra)

This week we chat with artist, Indira Allegra. You can still see Blackout in Take This Hammer at YBCA, which is up until August 14th. We also recount seeing Blank Map at Dance Mission Theater.

All the music in this episode is by VAINHEIN! Get their new album now!

Indira Allegra
Blank Map
Adee Roberson
Brontez Purnell
keyon gaskin
Wizard Apprentice
Tasha Ceyan (interviewed with Brontez Purnell on KALW)
The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture by Kevin Quashie

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

89 - Hardcore Gaming

This week we throw down a few hot events you might want to check out. Kate recounts some fresh shows she saw. We talk mom emoji, crying about murals, and protecting the future for the children.

All the music in this episode is by Toyota

Wofford's Storm Drain Murals are in the Mission Bay neighborhood in SF
SFAC artist opportunities
RADAR events!
Chronicle Books
Elizabeth Sims | Water Discipline at Interface Gallery
Rhoades Rails Rules 2nd Edition
Supernatural at CounterPulse
Visual Activism: A Gathering at Modern Times
Small Press Traffic Residency at Real Time and Space

"One day they're gonna shut the game down."

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

88 - Gallerized

This week Kate finally puts in her two cents on the new SFMoMA. We chat with Laura Hyunjhee Kim about her upcoming exhibition at Black and White Projects. Plus we talk through our reactions to Take This Hammer at YBCA.

All the music in this episode is by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
BWP/AiRVI: Laura Hyunjhee Kim
PERSIA 'Google Google Apps Apps' feat DADDIES PLASTIK
Indira Allegra
Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History
Adrienne Skye Roberts


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

87 - Museum Climbing

This week Maysoun explains what the hell is going on with kids using sculptures as jungle gyms. Kate tries to find new ways to explain being an artist to a non-arts family. We are getting back on track!

All the music in this episode is by Black Spirituals

Apex Express
Blank Map

Don't climb the art!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

86 - No Selfie Zone

This week we have a little mellow chiller for you. Maysoun answers some questions from the public about SFMOMA, and Kate has an anecdote about an institution behaving strangely.

All the music in this episode is by Hard Girls

Welcome to SFMOMA’s Infrequently Asked Questions Page by Sarah Hotchkiss

We're taking a break next week. Don't be alarmed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

85 - Style Report

This week Bonanza takes us on a fashion tour of the Parking Lot Art Fair! We also discuss a few events of the weekend and share A NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR LISTENER FEEDBACK!

CORRECTION: Kate accidentally called Black Salt Collective, Black Seed- we're fixing it, but you might still hear the mistake depending on when you downloaded the episode. Sorry, Black Salt Collective! Check out their website.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Babii Cris

BNNZA - Cabin Pressure at Alter Space
Eastside Arts Alliance
Gay Shame
Rashaad Newsome
SFMOMA's new extension – a gigantic meringue with a hint of Ikea by Oliver Wainwright

Order your tank tops now!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

84 - Purple Ramble

This week we do a little ramble of the shows and events coming up in May.

We love you, Prince!

Life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

83 - Outgoing Call

This week we have our favorite segment: listener feedback! We hear back from the artist who paints with her cat, and Wofford makes a guest text appearance. Maysoun gives tips on dealing with a difficult co-worker, and Kate confesses that she has not had a single drop of water since last week.

Remember to send in your events for the May ramble!!!

All the music in this episode is by Lady Fingaz

Stop Urban Shield Town Hall Friday, April 22 // 6p-8p
Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 Int'l Blvd, Oakland

Yerba Buena Tower
Cross Sector Conference
The Review Panel
Curiously Direct
Anthony Discenza Presents A Novel: an Exhibition by Anthony Discenza
Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People

Listener feedback is our favorite!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

82 - Water Pledge

This week we pledge to drink more water in order to overthrow the government. We also share some listener-submitted news. Plus, Maysoun gets into the nitty gritty of press releases.

There will be a press conference on violent policing Wednesday, April 13 at 11am at SF City Hall.
See more info on this from the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition

All the music in this episode is by Day Wave

SFPD Raid Homeless Camp at the Site of Thursday's Police Killing of Jose Luis Gongora
Online Voter Registration
Critical Resistance 
Transgender Law Center
Mission Copwatch
ACLU Apps to record police conduct
Compound Gallery
Open Engagement

50 ounces per day!