Charles Gustine writes, edits, and produces Iconography, which he began in November 2016 while living in London. It was a way of processing all the icons he was learning odd and wonderful things about.
Last week we had National Fruitcake Toss Day. This week, we have something a little more fun. Or maybe not.Today’s National Day is Rubber Ducky Day and perhaps you're feeling a little song coming on.Thanks(?) to my friend Charles Gustine, host of the Iconography podcast, for challenging me to find a podcast episode related to this day. Rec 1: Backstory - Sunny Days, the History of Sesame Street in America and the WorldRec 2: Iconography - The Citgo Sign and the Boston Marathon (By Charles Gustine)Rec 3: The Lonely Palette - Meditations on Mark RothkoFrom Charles about his recommendation: “My recommendation is the Lonely Palette episode "Meditations on Mark Rothko." It's one thing to have a podcast that knows exactly what it is, from open to close, and to love that entire package. It's another to get comfortable enough with that format to start breaking it, and this is where I think Tamar Avishai, the host of The Lonely Palette, 24 episodes into her show, got comfortable enough to start breaking it, which lead to an absolutely killer string of episodes that exploded what a Lonely Palette episode could be in every way. But I don't know if any one of those trumps this episode on what we look for when we look at a Rothko."Full transcripts of every episode are on my website. The Podcast Gumbo podcast playlist, made from love, will include almost all the episodes mentioned in this podcast going forward to make it easier for you to enjoy all these recommendations. Do you want more podcast recommendations? Sign up for my Podcast Gumbo newsletter which recommends 3 podcast episodes every Wednesday. You can also find me on Twitter at @paulkondo.Thanks for listening,PaulThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable -
Iconography started three years ago with an episode about two neighboring bridges in the heart of London. Now, for our third birthday, Wade Roush of fellow Hub & Spoke show Sooinsh brings us the story of two Boston bridges that share a similar story, though that story has a very different ending. Stick around after Wade's story to hear him and me chat about what makes bridges so iconic and what Spider-Man, Magneto, and Godzilla have to do with it.
How does a group of people hold onto an icon when… well, when that icon can no longer be held? In 2003, New Hampshire's state emblem, the Old Man of the Mountain, a massive granite face on a mountainside, crumbled 198 years after he had been discovered. This is his story in five pieces.
In this bonus interview episode, Brian Logan, Communications Director for the Plymouth 400 organization gives us insight into what goes into planning a quadricentenary commemoration. Transcript here:!677ae
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Jun 29th, 1989
Boston, MA, USA
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