Episode 79 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 4: Picasso’s Hot Flames of Knowledge)

In our 79th episode, Lauren finishes sketching out this P-ART series with a chapter on everyone’s favorite modern artist, Pablo Picasso. (Btw, not all of his works are portraits with the facial parts all jumbled… Also, he was kind of a jerk!) Later, enjoy a quiz called “Un cuestionario sobre españa (A Quiz About Spain)”!

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[Music: 1) The Modern Lovers, “Pablo Picasso,” 2010; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 77 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 3: The Frenchmen)

In our 77th episode (and third installment in her “P-ART” series), Lauren impresses tout le monde with her French pronunciations and covers the lives and times of Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse (two more Artists You Should Know). Later, enjoy a quiz on French movies!

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[Music: 1) Edith Piaf, “Non, je ne regrette rien,” 1960; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 75 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 2: The Van Gogh-ing)

In our 75th episode, Lauren paints us a portrait of another Artist You Should Know– it’s time to lend an ear and learn all about Vincent Van Gogh. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Sunflowers and Starry Nights”!

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[Music: 1) Sir Georg Solti , Chicago Symphony Orchestra , 1980, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Modest Mussorgsky; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 73 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 1)

In our 73rd episode, Lauren draws upon her vast art history knowledge to sketch out the lives (and well-known works) of three Artists You Should Know. Later, enjoy a quiz called “There’s No Right Way to Write a Quiz”!

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[Music: 1) Max Richter, Vivaldi’s “Spring 1,” 2012;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 71 – The Craft So Long to Learn

In our 71st episode, Lauren fabricates a lesson all about the international movement for a return to craftsmanship in decorative and fine arts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Get ready to feel inspired by wood and natural shapes.] Later, enjoy a quiz also called “Arts and Crafts”!

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[Music: 1) Sussex Folk Trio Music Video, 2011, via YouTube;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 69 – Kardashian Konfidential: For Trivia Purposes Only

In our sixty-ninth episode, Lauren bravely goes where no trivia podcast before us has dared: to keep up with the Kardashians. [You know, for TRIVIA PURPOSES ONLY.] Later, enjoy a quiz with such a punny title we don’t want to spoil it in the ep notes. And stick around for a fun segment from our friends Jeff, Ken, Matt, and Neal from the Triviality Podcast!

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[Music: 1) Kim Kardashian, “Jam (Turn It Up),” 2011.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 67 – The Spruce Recluse

In our 67th episode, Lauren peels back the layers on the onion that was eccentric recluse Howard Hughes. Learn all about his Hollywood lifestyle, obsession with airplanes, and involvement in a few scandals along the way. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Howards and Hues”!

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[Music:  1) Bayside, “Howard,” 2008;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 65 – Tiny Cars and the New World Order: Part Dos

In our 65th episode, Lauren promotes us all to the next level to discuss more secret organizations along the Continuum of Dangerousness™. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Victoria’s Secret”!

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[Music: 1) Atlantic Starr, “Secret Lovers,”  1985;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 63 – Tiny Cars and the New World Order: Part Uno

In our 63rd episode [and part one of two in a series], Lauren learns some passwords and delves deep into the world of secret societies. Ready to infiltrate your uncle’s Moose Lodge? [You may also start ranking things on your own Continuum of Dangerousness ™.] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Odd Fellows”!

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[Music: 1) The Smiths, “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” 2011; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 61 – (Here I Am) Rock You Like a Hurricane

In Episode 61, Lauren takes to the airwaves to give us the rundown on several types of natural disasters, including hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornadoes, and fire whirls. [We’re all doomed. Note: this episode is not terribly uplifting.] Later, enjoy a quiz on disaster movies!

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[Music: 1) Carole King, “I Feel the Earth Move,” 1971; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]