5,000 years of art, one material at a time.
Stories of the materials used in making art are often as thought-provoking and illuminating as the objects themselves. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Immaterial examines the materials of art and what they can reveal about history and humanity. Each episode looks at a single material: paper, clay, jade, shells, and others, exploring the qualities and meanings that are often overlooked. A Magnificent Noise production, distributed by PRX.
"Immaterial bottles that feeling you get when you’ve parked your butt on a gallery viewing bench, tired from all the walking and gazing you’ve been doing (alas, I’m getting old), and you’re just staring at the same piece for an extended period of time as you catch your breath. It’s tranquil, but your brain is still going." - Nick Quah, Vulture
THIS IS DATING (2022)
Come for the cringe, stay for the connection. Follow four modern daters as they trade the swiping, the small talk, and the fumbled first kiss for a curated virtual date with a team of fairy godmothers behind the scenes. You might have eavesdropped on a first date before, but never like this. From the producers of Where Should We Begin, This is Dating, a series of recorded first dates. A Magnificent Noise production, distributed by PRX.
Start here: Chemistry: Virginia Date 1
Read more: This Is Dating Mixes Therapy With Blind Dates, Vulture
On New Podcasts, the Sound of Falling in Love, New York Times
going through it (season 1, 2019)
Produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios and Mailchimp. Season 1 was hosted by Ann Friedman and featured 14 women—like Samin Nosrat, Hillary Clinton, Cameron Esposito, Soledad O'Brien, and Ellen Pao—talking about a moment in their life when they had to decide whether to quit, or whether to keep going. (Also, check out Season 2, hosted by Tracy Clayton!)
Start here: Samin Nosrat Wanted To Be A Writer, Not A Chef