Discusses current events and politics from the black perspective.
Tech news and shoptalk.
Interviews with contemporary artists and coverage of art events across the country.
Theme-reliant fiction and non-fiction storytelling.
Stories about design.
Fun, digestible and accessible economics.
Designer and internet-based artist.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is James, the lone ranger at The Studio of James T. Green. By day I design for Tribune Interactive and independently I freelance for non-profits and organizations in Chicago. By night, I create and exhibit video and internet-based artworks.
TWiB Radio discusses current events and politics from the black perspective, while injecting humor and an inclusive nature that anyone would enjoy. They have a wide range of shows under their network, This Week In Blackness, ranging from sex-positive to restaurant reviews. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to them all.
Accidental Tech Podcast keeps me in the loop with tech news and shoptalk that always leaves me in stitches. It’s straight nerdy talk–I’m talking half hour conversations on server setups–but it’s glorious.
Bad at Sports does a great deal of interviews with contemporary artists and coverage of art events across the country. They’re Chicago based so the local coverage is spot on. It’s great for staying informed on call to entries and residencies, but also accessible enough for anyone to listen. Check out their interview of Hennessy Youngman, it’s the best.
CBC’s Wiretap does storytelling in a way that always captures my emotions. It’s a mixture of theme-reliant fiction and non-fiction that’s produced beautifully–their episode on How To Age Gracefully defines this perfectly.
99% Invisible tells stories about design in such detail that always rattles my brain. I have never been so interested in the design of stairs before this podcast. The first episode I heard, The Sound of the Artificial World, on the sound design of mobile devices blew my mind.
How do you listen to podcasts?
I swear by Pocket Casts. Their interface and sync is unmatched. On my commute I listen to more informative podcasts so I can pay closer attention to what I’m hearing. While designing and art making, I listen to more storytelling-based podcasts as it lulls me into both the story and the job I have at hand. During more boring tasks, such as household chores, I try to listen to things that make me laugh like Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.