Paddy Johnson and I have decided to launch a Patreon campaign to help fund our podcast Explain Me. After a year-long hiatus, we returned with two episodes this year, which found us discussing the spring art fairs as the Corona virus pandemic unfolded around us, and a recent conversation about the impact of the “pause” on the art industry with Ateiler 4’s Jonathan Schwartz and my art dealer, Magda Sawon of Postmasters Gallery. Part of the reason we took a year off is due to the amount of work planning, recording, and editing a podcast takes while we have both been pursuing more freelance and adjunct teaching work to support our critical and artistic practices. It made the time commitment necessary to record and publish Explain Me on a monthly basis difficult for us, but we both really enjoy the work.
To that end, we have launched the Patreon campaign to raise enough money to produce at least 3 – 4 episodes of Explain Me each year with a goal of raising enough money from our listeners to record a new episode every two weeks. We understand that might challenging, particularly at this difficult moment, but we have to start somewhere. If you enjoy listening to Explain Me, please consider supporting our discussions of the way art, money, and politics intersect in the art-industrial complex. All of our previous and future episodes will remain available for free, but we can’t do it without the support of our core listeners.
If you’re new to Explain Me, all of the episodes are available through Apple Podcasts, and I hope that you’ll give it a listen as we continue to record new episodes this spring and summer. If you find the episodes of interest, we welcome your financial support. https://www.patreon.com/explainme