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Six Degrees Episode 6: Nikhil
Dec 13, 2019 06:20

Six Degrees Episode 6: Nikhil

Sayre Quevedo, Raw Material’s podcaster-in-residence for Season 6, is at the end of his journey. It all started with a curiosity about the surprising ways humans are connected, and a wild plot to make his way to various artists through “degrees of separation.” When we first meet Sayre, he’s stealing love letters back from an ungracious ex. In this final episode, where does this experiment leave him?
Six Degrees Episode 5: Every connection
Nov 25, 2019 16:20

Six Degrees Episode 5: Every connection

After a series of false starts, rabbit holes, and mind maps, the time has come for Sayre to (possibly) meet internationally acclaimed artist Nikhil Chopra, the sixth degree of separation. Nikhil is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, splayed upon the floor. Sayre is intimidated, alone, and buried behind a crowd of Nikhil’s friends and fans. Will the two finally connect, or will fate have it otherwise?
Six Degrees Episode 4: Nooshin
Nov 18, 2019 19:47

Six Degrees Episode 4: Nooshin

Nooshin Rostami is a United States–based Iranian artist living in exile. While her father was dying in Iran, Nooshin was 6000 miles away from home. How will she process her grief without physical contact—without seeing her sisters, her mother, and the body of her father? What will it take to cross the insurmountable distance between her and her closest connections? Her answer: light.
Six Degrees Episode 3: Yetunde
Nov 04, 2019 20:14

Six Degrees Episode 3: Yetunde

The sounds of rain, a family kitchen, a song, a late-night conversation—do the moments they encapsulate make us who we are? In this episode, Sayre Quevedo travels through artist Yetunde Olagbaju’s memory via a series of intimate recordings that constitute what they call a “living archive.”
Six Degrees Episode 2: Jazmin
Oct 28, 2019 25:27

Six Degrees Episode 2: Jazmin

Jazmin Jones is pathologically inept at returning phone calls. In an attempt to clear her conscience (and voice-mail box), the artist decides to make a series of anxiety-inducing phone calls she’s put off for far too long. Listen in as Jazmin painfully catches up with friends, family, and accusatory ex-lovers.
Six Degrees Episode 1: Sayre
Oct 21, 2019 19:52

Six Degrees Episode 1: Sayre

Sayre Quevedo begins Raw Material season six by breaking into his ex-boyfriend’s apartment. His goal is to retrieve twenty-two love letters he wrote to a man who doesn’t deserve them. Join Sayre as he searches for signs, symbols, closure, and perhaps, real connection.
Season 6 Trailer: Six Degrees
Oct 14, 2019 01:39

Season 6 Trailer: Six Degrees

Season 6 Trailer: Six Degrees by SFMOMA
Raw Material Season 5: San Francisco— Stories From The Model City
Jun 24, 2019 00:00

Raw Material Season 5: San Francisco— Stories From The Model City

Season 5 of Raw Material takes inspiration from a 41 x 37-foot scale model of the city that was recently unearthed, refurbished, and distributed in pieces to neighborhood libraries. Listen in as residents tell stories of life in this vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing frontier city. Produced by award-winning radio documentarians the Kitchen Sisters, this season examines themes of urban development and identity in a city poised on the edge of the continent and built on landfill, steep hills, and the dreams of immigrants and pioneers. From memories of the luminous Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island to recollections of the freaky fun house at Playland, from North Beach to the Mission, Stories from the Model City brings to life the fascinating and troubled evolution of San Francisco.
Season 5 Trailer: San Francisco— Stories from the Model City
Jun 18, 2019 00:59

Season 5 Trailer: San Francisco— Stories from the Model City

Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.
Luvvers Bonus Episode: Stocking Stuffer
Dec 24, 2018 07:01

Luvvers Bonus Episode: Stocking Stuffer

A short, holiday bonus episode of Season 4 of Raw Material: Luvvers.