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Studio Audience – Series Three, Episode Nine with April's Fools and Hugo & Marie's new show

Posted by Rob Alderson,

It’s the snazziest time of the week again, Friday morning stands aloft, pregnant with all manner of possibilities. And what better way to kickstart the weekend than with our weekly podcast Studio Audience? No better way, and that’s science. Three guests, 23 minutes and 100% of the It’s Nice That directors, let’s do this thing world.

Download this week’s episode via iTunes here or stream live off the web here.

Section One

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    A visualisation of Facebook’s gay marriage avatar across the USA

In the first section we discussed the most visited art shows in the world according to a new survey, a simple Facebook avatar that went viral in support of gay marriage and Microsoft’s huge new outdoor ad campaign. We also wondered why TV was jumping on the craft wagon with The Great British Sewing Bee while a new reality-style show will find a portraitist to paint the author Hilary Mantel, and we looked at John Malkovich’s new clothing line.

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    Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, the pride of the Mauritshuis, surrounded by her admirers in Tokyo. Credit: The Asahi Shimbun, for the Mauritshuis Exhibition in Tokyo and Kobe, Japan

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    Wunderman: Microsoft 365 campaign

Section Two

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    Hugo & Marie – Being / Dreaming: Hvass & Hannibal

We dedicated the first part of our second section to the utterly brilliant Hugo and Marie show which has just opened at London’s KK Outlet, bringing more than 100 works from their insanely talented roster to a UK audience.

And we looked at the best and worst April Fool’s jokes which did the rounds this week, including this effort from Google (above) – and we asked why The Guardian felt the need to liveblog the hoaxiest day of the year.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.