Podcasts that paint a particularly powerful picture

13 EpisodesProduced by Tamar Avishai, The Lonely Palette

Tamar Avishai's (of “The Lonely Palette”) list of podcast episodes that evoke particularly powerful visuals, or invite you to experience the visual world of art and museums through new ears.

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An audio introduction to this playlist

January 13th, 2017


Listen to an audio introduction to the Look With Your Ears playlist from Tamar Avishai.

The Met’s artist-in-residence is a podcaster

January 5th, 2017


Nate DiMeo is giving all of us radio-about-art producers professional hope as the artist-in-residence at the Met. This episode focuses on John Vanderlyn’s “Panoramic View of the Gardens of Versailles,” complete with …

Hot and bothered in Nazi Germany

January 5th, 2017


German art is, and always has been, kinda sexy. Which, if you’re a Nazi propagandist, is pretty off-brand. This episode dives into the origins of German Expressionism, and what exactly about its hot got the Nazis so …

Making eye contact with evil

January 5th, 2017


True Crime is the order of the day for intense storytelling, but this intimate little episode about a courtroom sketch artist was a delightfully …

Honest-to-goodness cinema for your ears

January 5th, 2017


Homecoming is actual honest-to-goodness cinema for your ears. The complete naturalism of the acting and quality of the soundscape and pacing are …

The true crime of the museum world

January 5th, 2017


Israel Story – the self-professed This American Life of Israel – kicked off its first episode in English by discussing, among other things, copycats. Forgeries are the true crime of the museum world: the greed, the …

Listen with Kleenex in hand.

January 5th, 2017


This episode gave me a driveway moment in my kitchen: I stood at my sink in rubber gloves for the entire run, without touching a dish. This is one of …

Exquisite and frenetic

January 5th, 2017

This is an exquisite, frenetic audio essay about the Tribute in Light in NYC on the anniversary of 9/11 and the complicated role of memorials and …

Taboo in plain sight

January 5th, 2017


This is a fascinating little history of the presentation of dead bodies in museums, and the aesthetic and psychological lengths that both museums – …

Dissecting an aesthetic abomination

January 5th, 2017


Studying architecture is ideally a classy pursuit. But…ew McMansions. Dissecting the actual reasons why McMansions are so heinous from an architectural and design perspective (like, decide on a window style, guys) is a …

The part of the book you skip to

January 5th, 2017


Reading your dad’s penned porno aloud would be, one would imagine, descriptive enough, but doing it alongside the keen analysis of your best friends, …

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