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What Artists Listen To

What Artists Listen To is a podcast created by Pia Pack, an artist based in Los Angeles. Launched in 2018 and now with several dozen episodes, the show shares "the stories and soundtracks of artists' lives," and celebrates many women in the arts. Although the podcast pre-dated the pandemic, its aim of creating a sense of connection between individual artists working mostly alone in their studios is remarkably appropriate for the greater isolation we are all feeling during this time of COVID-19. Each episode includes an interview with the artist and Pack, a Spotify playlist, links to the artist's website, and a few examples of their work. In episode 49, from July 6, 2020, Pack speaks with Marina Adams. They begin by talking about the impact of the pandemic and the protests against police brutality. Adams mentions being unable to get to her studio and start dates of museum exhibitions being pushed back, and then the pair transitions to discussing the playlist. Adams's playlist includes an eclectic mix of Jefferson Airplane, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. The podcast's playlists generally include a range of artists; for another example, from episode 2, Allison Saar's playlist starts with Miles David, and also includes two versions of "Voodoo Child" (by Jimi Hendrix and Anjelique Kidjo). While listeners await new episodes, they can enjoy more recent content and browse each artist's work on Instagram at @whatartistslistentopodcast.
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