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    Series Three, Episode Seven

Studio Audience – Series Three, Episode Seven with Bowie, ketchup and Popes

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Your ears want to love you, they really do, but what with your loud pop music and your loud discotheques and your clumsy ear hygiene regime you are NOT making it easy for them. Never fear though, because we have just the thing to rebuild trust between you and your lug holes – it’s the new Studio Audience podcast! And, to treat you all, we welcome back the inimitable Liv Siddall who is on scintillating form, with a couple of rants and an early mention of a painting pony.

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

Section One

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    Mike Brodie: Untitled

In this section we talked about the Vatican’s Venice Art Biennale bow this year and what we might expect from the pontiff’s pavilion, we wondered why Mike Brodie’s photographs of freight train hitchhikers struck such a massive chord and we discussed The New York Times’ website redesign. We also chatted about the cancelled Napalm Death gig at one of London’s most venerable museums (you can enjoy one of their ditties below) and we lamented the loss of Google Reader, and asked whether the biggest losers were those in countries with censored internet access

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    The new-look New York Times website

Section Two

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    Design by David Bowie, film stills by David James: Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012. Film stills © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd

First and foremost it was all about Bowie (which we chose to pronounce like “cow” rather than “bow” which may or may not be right) Liv Siddall built on her gushing review of the show with some more thoughts and we touched on this Guardian review as well.

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    Designs of The Year opened at London’s Design Museum (photo Luke Hayes)

Then it was on to Designs of the Year (you can read our review and see the full list of nominees here) and – what do you know?! – it all tied in neatly with our new curated cultural countdown of London’s most exciting art and design offerings, This At There. Oh, and this is what Liv wants to win…

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    This At There launched this week

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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.