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Artist/Materialist

Artist/Materialist

By Susanna King

Susanna is a graphic designer. Dan is a materials scientist. Each week, we discuss a long read about science or culture from our unique points of view.
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Ep. 21 - How Should We Diagnose Mental Illness?

Artist/MaterialistAug 31, 2018

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Ep. 38 - Envisioning a Reusable Future

Ep. 38 - Envisioning a Reusable Future

We discuss the article "Meet Loop, the new zero-waste platform for consumer products" by Adele Peters in Fast Company. Our conversation touches on recycling, bulk shopping, delivery services, conference swag, and microplastics. 

#recycling #environment #shopping

Nov 01, 201930:25
Ep. 37 - Navigating the World of Dating Apps

Ep. 37 - Navigating the World of Dating Apps

We discuss the article "How Tinder Changed Dating for a Generation" by Ashley Fetters in The Atlantic. 

In this episode: 

  • The history of dating apps and online dating
  • What's made some apps succeed and others fail
  • Fear Of a Better Option (FOBO)
  • Why it's harder to meet people in person nowadays
  • How dating can actually be hard work
Jun 09, 201931:23
Ep. 36 - Hopepunk: A light in the dystopian darkness
May 24, 201929:48
Ep. 35 - Searching for the World's Best Strawberries
Mar 28, 201925:30
Ep. 34 - Kids, Screens & Mental Health
Mar 09, 201930:33
Ep. 33 - Crops vs. Water in California

Ep. 33 - Crops vs. Water in California

We discuss the article "A Kingdom from Dust" by Mark Arax in the California Sunday Magazine (https://story.californiasunday.com/resnick-a-kingdom-from-dust).

Mar 02, 201939:49
Ep. 32 - We're back with a book club for long reads

Ep. 32 - We're back with a book club for long reads

We've returned from our break with a slight format change. Check our blog at artistmaterialist.com to see which article we'll be discussing next week.

Feb 23, 201902:27
Ep. 31 - The Art of Selecting Background Music
Dec 05, 201834:08
Ep. 30 - The Sport of Fashion
Nov 24, 201830:36
Ep. 29 - New Life for Old Towns
Nov 17, 201830:05
Ep. 28 - One Input to Rule Them All
Nov 02, 201834:18
Ep. 27 - Making Sense of Scents Part 2
Oct 26, 201824:20
Ep. 26 - Making Sense of Scents Part 1
Oct 22, 201826:09
Ep. 25 - Mapping Our Social Networks

Ep. 25 - Mapping Our Social Networks

We discuss the article "How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America?" by Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui in the New York Times.
Oct 13, 201831:58
Ep. 24 - How to Stay Clean Without Bathing
Oct 06, 201831:18
Ep. 23 - The Pollination Situation
Sep 21, 201822:23
Ep. 22 - What's In a Color?
Sep 17, 201834:11
Ep. 21 - How Should We Diagnose Mental Illness?
Aug 31, 201836:16
Ep. 20 - Open-Concept Homes
Aug 24, 201837:45
Ep. 19 - Procrastination

Ep. 19 - Procrastination

We discuss the article "How to Stop Procrastinating and Finish a Big Project" by Olga Khazan in the Atlantic.
Aug 17, 201838:25
Ep. 18 - The History of Cat DNA
Aug 10, 201822:56
Ep. 17 - Cats: Lovable & Dangerous
Aug 04, 201832:10
Ep. 16 - The Startup School Experiment
Jul 28, 201832:45
Ep. 15 - What Is Cyberpunk, Really?
Jul 23, 201832:25
Summer Vacation Announcement

Summer Vacation Announcement

We're taking a brief hiatus from making the podcast this week & next. In the meantime, please share any interesting long read articles you've come across recently over at our blog: http://artistmaterialist.wordpress.com
Jun 22, 201800:31
Ep. 14 - Why Does Water Attract Bad Science?
Jun 15, 201828:07
Episode 13 - Drowning in Plastic
Jun 09, 201828:45
Episode 12 - The Changing College Admission Criteria
Jun 01, 201824:60
Episode 11 - The Smell of Old Books
May 25, 201827:32
Episode 10 - The Shoddy Statistics of Sports Research
May 18, 201834:35
Episode 9 - Experiential Design & Ice Cream Dreams
May 11, 201833:26
Episode 8 - The Loud Restaurant Phenomenon
May 03, 201826:39
Episode 7 - What Happened to the Humanities?
Apr 27, 201833:15
Episode 6 - What Went Wrong (and Right) with OLPC's $100 Laptop
Apr 19, 201834:56
Episode 5 - What Don't We Eat for Breakfast Anymore?
Apr 12, 201830:04
Episode 4 - American Literature in China
Apr 06, 201824:18
Episode 3 - Urban Renewal & the "Busy Streets" Theory
Mar 30, 201835:22
Episode 2 - GenX and '90s Fashion

Episode 2 - GenX and '90s Fashion

We discuss the article "Why Gen X Isn't Psyched for the '90s Revival" from Racked.
Mar 23, 201836:24
Episode 1 - The Science of Skin Care

Episode 1 - The Science of Skin Care

We discuss the article "How Skin Care Became an At-Home Science Experiment" by Julie Beck in The Atlantic. (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/03/the-citizen-science-of-skin-care/555125/)
Mar 15, 201827:56