A Piece of Work
A Piece of Work
WNYC Studios
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I’m late to this party but so glad I found it! Recommend!
Abbi Jacobson is so knowledgable and relatable; almost as if my funniest friend is walking me through MoMA. Thank you for putting these ten episodes of wonderfulness into the world! Love listening and learning—
Expressive Arts
I work as an Expressive Arts Therapist in Los Angeles and I love learning the history behind the feelings, emotions and surroundings that inspired so many famous works of art. Abbi is funny and knowledgeable. She keeps you entertained throughout the podcast. I love all the guests you invited to share in this dissection of artwork. I would love to see a tv series on the same topic, so I can see the art as you analyze each piece. Thanks for making me smarter today than I was yesterday!
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Queen Bean Loves Art YAY ❤️👑
I am a recent English graduate and lately I have been struggling A LOT with moving forward to get my graduate degree in Art History. So I did want anyone would do and looked up art podcasts to see if I could handle listening to people talk about art for stretches of time. So how excited was I to hear Queen Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeaux Drunkwitz talking about modern art and its impact. This podcast is funny, smart, engaging, though provoking, and makes me smile. Thank you for taking the edge off my anxiety about my future by making art appreciation so accessible.
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A work of art! I wish there were more
I love Abbi! Her art and sense of humor are everything. Getting to experience her artistic side and her thoughts on artwork is fascinating. I need moreeee. ♥️
A true love poem to art
Abbi Jacobson knocks it out of the park with this approachable art podcast done for WNYC Studios in partnership with MOMA. Fans of Broad City might recognize Jacobson as one of the show’s main characters, whose wit and charm carry over into real life. She’s an art major but it’s clear her talented voice was made for radio. One of the best parts about the show is that it is always so refreshing to hear someone speak about something they clearly adore. For most of us, art can seem intimidating, but this funny down-to-earth pod says art is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you dislike art or work full time in an art museum, Jacobson makes informative and comprehensive cases for all sorts of it. Her passion for creating a podcast about art that educates while captivates in a way that isn’t pretentious is the sort of attitude the subject needs. The show gives an inside look into MOMA with the help of some of Jacobson’s friends. She brings them along to gauge their reactions to some of the works she discusses. It’s so interesting to hear the different impressions and perspectives. Guests include Hannibal Buress, RuPaul, and Questlove to name a few. Everything they have to say is useful and adds to the presentation unlike what I’ve seen in other shows. I’ll admit I was skeptical on how hearing people talk about art would be with just the audio but this ten-part series is out to prove anyone with the same doubts wrong. While it’s completely possible to enjoy the show without viewing the art, a quick google search gives you so much more to appreciate. For an easy way to make sure you’re looking at the right piece, I recommend checking out the show’s website. Apple Podcasts has 4.8 out of 5 stars, 1,343 ratings, and 278 written reviews. Episodes were about 20 minutes long, commercials were average for the length and music was minimal. You can listen to the episodes out of order with only slight nods to guests from older episodes being the only building information. Owltail can’t generate the most popular for this short series but my favorites were “Samantha Irby Gets High on Light” and “How Questlove Learned to Love Silence.” No trigger warnings for this one. I’m sure it’s obvious by the length of the review that I loved this show. It is definitely in the running for my podcasts of the year. I would give it 10/5 stars if I could. Similar Pods: The Art History Babes, ArtCurious Podcast, The Week in Art, and (bonus YouTube recommendation) The Art Assignment. For more reviews check out @themastercast on instagram and @mastercastpods on twitter
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Interesting topics but the swearing is totally unnecessary
Great topics and interviews but the swearing is kind of childish and unnecessary. Show should stand on its own two feet without resorting to swearing for emphasis or shock value. Also makes it so I can’t play it if kids or sensitive audiences are around. Would have given it 5 stars if i knew I could play it on speakers and it was safe for work. Good host, good comments, funny but like I said not safe for classrooms, kids, certain audiences.
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The definition of overproduced
Too much "cool" music, patronizingly exaggerated vocal tones, chit-chat, background noise, narrative, and opinions; not enough substance, i.e. information and history.
I found this during a search for more content created by Abbi because she is the goat. I knew I’d like it, but I loved it even more than I was expecting! There is something about her voice that makes listening to it so pleasant and easy. I also love art but it’s not my career, so I really enjoy hearing what Abbi and her guests’ think, and learning about some of the history behind the art or artists. I am so sad bc I found this during covid and doubt new episodes will be made soon. I will attempt to resist bingeing all of them, to stretch it out just a teeny bit longer 😌
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Alyssa 😺
More please!
This podcast was amazing!!!!! I want more!
Come on back!
I would be thrilled if this podcast got picked up for another season. I mean... it’s never going to run out of content.
Art Education for Dummies
I’m no expert when it comes to fine art but I have always enjoyed a good art museum and the experience one can gain from personal interpretations of art. Being a huge fan of Broad City, I was excited to try out this podcast. I was immediately addicted and I actually went through the entire series in one day of working from home. Abbi please give us another season!! I loved learning about rule-breaking, boundary-pushing artists I had never heard of and I’m dying to know more!
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Art n stuff! YES PLZ!
Abbi Jacobson mega fan so naturally I will love! Really geeking out to this entertaining run through of art culture. Keep it coming! The people love it!
Natty Rhodes
Don’t Interrupt
Abbi, the host, interrupts guests too much. Let them finish their sentences.
Media Curmudgeon
Insightful and hilarious!
I don’t ever write reviews but I just have to say that this podcast is one of my favorites. Abbi is charming as hell, introspective, and knows exactly how to talk to folks about what they’re passionate about. I have always appreciated art but she makes it so accessible and that’s really something that art needs in this time. PLEASE MAKE MORE!!
Please write more! THE ART WORLD NEEDS ABBI!
As an art history nerd, and art educated scholar, this podcast has it all. Hoping there’s more in the future
More episodes!!
This podcast is FANTASTIC!!! Very educational and entertaining, while still being totally accessible to anyone - definitely not just for art snobs! Love the interviews with curators, actors, musicians, writers and other artists, and with Abbi’s unmistakable and charming voice keeping everything upbeat and sometimes even laugh-our-loud funny. A must-hear for literally anyone. Can’t wait for the next season!!!!
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Relaxing and fun
Perfect for a Sunday morning.
Brilliant, fun, educational, thought-provoking
I love art, am an avocational artist, and have taken a lot of art courses. But I‘m 72. Abbie makes it a total delight to “catch up” with lots that has happened and is happening in the fast-expanding and changing world broadly referred to as art. I learn so much from her questions, her interviewees, her chosen topics—and why so many think her varying subjects of interest are not just art, but “good art” (my words.) Thank you Abbi!
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Love it
Abbi Jacobson can do no wrong. She is approachable, hilarious, engaging, curious. She so adeptly invites her listeners to feel comfortable tackling conversations about sometimes obscure art. I love it!
Best Podcast Ever
Smartest and most-fun listening experience. Educational, funny, interesting, mind-expanding. Perfect podcast length. More like this! Thank you.
Yeah Abbi!!
Cheeky, fun, creative. Wish there was more!
Yea Abbi! This was such a fun and inspiring listen. Thanks for sharing your love for art with us <3
Elizabeth Ervin
Needs more episodes
I am so grateful to have stumbled across this gem. Between her passion of subjects and the guests quirky additions, this podcast leaves me smiling every time! The downside to this podcast is that there are only 10 episodes!
fun + learning about art
Great content, Original concept
So playful and fun!! Please come out with a 2 season when you get the time. It was so enthralling and storytelling that was easy to turn around and reshape in life. Gonna relisten to all the episodes now!
Excellent and surprising!
I didn’t know what to expect from a podcast that was telling me about art that I wasn’t actually looking at in person! But these conversations are so fascinating and have given me really new perspectives on particular pieces and whole genres. I learned SO MUCH and find myself telling things I’ve learned here to my friends all the time. There’s nothing out there quite like this podcast. Recommend it so much!
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The Art Podcast I’ve been waiting for!!
What better podcast could there possibly be for a studio-binge! I’m an artist, and so fun to listen to curators, Abbi, & average people interpreting & experiencing art. Passion for the visual medium translated to audio. I can’t wait for more episodes.
Polly, Paint & Pencil Studio
Absolutely love! Abbi is amazing as always, and I really learned a lot from this podcast. Thank you for introducing me to so many incredible artists and pieces! Can’t wait to visit MoMA again.
Just Amazing
Abbi’s passion for art and meaning is infectious. I listened to all episodes in two days and I’m already planning some museum trips. Thank you for making this!
Excellent Podcast
One of the best podcasts I have ever listened to! Very informative as well as fun and entertaining. Never a dull moment. Keeps a hold on your attention. I never tuned out once while listening. Abby Jacobson is perfect. I wish there were more episodes!
erin declue
Yes. Can you keep going?
Beautiful Podcast.
Love the concept, love the show, love the art. Talks about great arguments and good questions brought about to different types of art styles. 10/10
I love you Abbo party of 2
Art history major here. Learned so much, laughed and got to stan on my fave celebs.
Art podcast anyone can enjoy!
I don’t have much interest in art and probably haven’t been to a museum since maybe a high school field trip and even I can get into this! Abby you are so awesome for doing this podcast I am so impressed with it and you!
Great Podcast
Will be waiting for the second season.
Abbi is amazeballs
LOVE. I can’t wait for our next trip to New York so we can check out all the amazing Art that was discussed. I want the Abbi experience!
Love this! Want more!
Huge fan of this podcast. Would love for you to put out some more episodes! Looking forward to new recordings.
Fun funny curious and accessible
Great intro to art and at the same time, asks some deeply profound questions for the more advanced Art novitiate
Great Collab!
Love hearing Abbi talk about art with her interesting, funny, and approachable perspective.
Grateful somebody is talking about the hard part about viewing art
I’m so grateful that someone is talking about the hard part about viewing art. As a practicing abstract artist I find myself edifying and defending modern art often. Great guests, wonderful eye into MOMA, and excellent commentary from the curators and practicing artists. I gave this 4 stars only because while her energy is infectious, Abby has a tendency to talk over whomever she is speaking with. Wish she gave her guests a bit more space to finish sharing their thoughts before she shared her own.
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Funny and Informative
Great podcast that I hope they pick up again. The insights into modern art have vastly increase my appreciation for the forms.
Everything Is Geeky
So fascinating to hear from Abbi, her friends, and the MOMA curators. Made me think of modern art differently.
Helped me to appreciate modern art more than I ever had before
Second season PLEASE
I stumbled upon this podcast recently, and after the first episode I fell in love with it. I’ve been a big of Abbi Jacobson since watching her on Broad City, BUT I haven’t been as big of a fan of art. This podcast, however, makes me appreciate how art can be accessible, dynamic, and simply fun. I hope this gets a second season!!!
Want more
When's the next season? Can't get enough of podcast about looking at art, especially this one.
Andrea Tosten
Whaaaaaaaaat this is so great. It’s funny and thoughtful and casual and interesting. I have a flipping art history degree and I am PUMPED to hear about art in this way. I hope she goes to the Frick and the Met, like let’s hear about Impressionism and Pre-Raphaelites and dang, let’s hear more!
Please do more!
I absolutely loved this series! I really hope Abbi and crew will do another series like this. I learned so much, and each time I go back and listen to the podcast, I pick up new details. Thank you so much for this experience!
Contemporary Art in Abbi's Capable Hands
I loved this series because Abbi is a phenomenal interpreter of modern art and a talented interviewer. I hope there's a second series.
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