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Frida Kahlo Ep 7 of 7: Viva la Vida

Frida Kahlo Ep 7 of 7: Viva la Vida

February 10, 2021

In the Frida finale, we alternate between having lots of fun and exploring the cavernous depths of human suffering. But we also have fun? If you're here at the end, thank you so, so much for taking this entire weird journey with me. This really has been a life-changing project for me.  Seriously, though, we will have some fun. Also, it gets sad. Like, really sad. 

Frida Kahlo Ep 6 of 7: Parrots, Turkeys, and Russian Roosters…Oh My!

Frida Kahlo Ep 6 of 7: Parrots, Turkeys, and Russian Roosters…Oh My!

February 10, 2021

In what was supposed to be the finale, but instead turned into the episode before the finale, we learn quite a bit. Really, we learn too much. About neckerchiefs, turkeys, monotheism, Val Kilmer, making still life paintings look like porn, broken columns and wounded deer, and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Along the way, Frida puts it on a German guy, takes a surprising new job, decorates a pulqueria, and makes a desperate choice when it comes to her health. 

Frida Kahlo Ep 5 of 7: до свида́ния

Frida Kahlo Ep 5 of 7: до свида́ния

June 9, 2020

The episode that broke me. 

11/28 update: two-parter finale is on the way soon. Apologies for the delay, it's been a crazy few months and anything under 4 hours for the finale would've been a crime.

Frida Kahlo Ep 4 of 7: The Moment You Realize You’re Pregnant

Frida Kahlo Ep 4 of 7: The Moment You Realize You’re Pregnant

March 24, 2020
 
In a rollercoaster of an episode, we learn about mural negotiations, chicken salad sandwiches that curb masturbation, and which type of gringo is worst.  Along the way, we’ll figure out which type of baby is cutest, how to freak out journalists with candy, and meet a true best friend.
 
Frida is more of a passenger than a driver in this episode.  In the time period we cover, she begins as a doting wife, roommate, and travel companion.  By the time we’re done, she’ll have tested the boundaries of pain and loss, on her way to becoming someone who  will change the world
Frida Kahlo Ep 3 of 7: A Friend Beyond the Glass

Frida Kahlo Ep 3 of 7: A Friend Beyond the Glass

February 12, 2020
While Frida recovers-ish from the accident, she starts down a new path.  This path will take her to a magical place beyond a window, the Communist Party, a Tina Modotti party, and a wedding party.
 
Diego has a hard time keeping Dieguito in his pants as he makes his move, I tell embarrassing stories, Matilde and Guillermo continue to not talk, missed x-rays are the worst x-rays, and we learn what goes into changing the spelling of your name. And, there are multiple shootings, both of people and electronic equipment.
 
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Frida Kahlo Ep 2 of 7: Meet the Kahlos

Frida Kahlo Ep 2 of 7: Meet the Kahlos

January 2, 2020

How many daughters is too many daughters? What do you do with the extra ones? Is it ok to cause an old man to fall down a flight of stairs? What if he wasn’t your intended target? We’ll explore all of this and more as we get to know a growing family.

We'll also learn that not all of your kids are created equally and you should make sure they know that at every turn, more stuff about legs, why little Timmy isn't in school, what not to do with pets, a first love, Blue Danube, getting down with a librarian, and public transportation.
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Frida Kahlo Ep 1 of 7: But, First… A Tale of Olmecs, Pulque, and a Pastry War

Frida Kahlo Ep 1 of 7: But, First… A Tale of Olmecs, Pulque, and a Pastry War

December 1, 2019
Frida Kahlo has become a name synonymous with strength and independence. She was born during a crucial time in Mexico’s history and touched the lives of everyone she met.  She also was ridiculously hilarious in the face of horrifying personal events that would crush the average person. Seriously, this is gonna get depressing.
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To prepare for our series, we’re taking 8,000 years of Mexican history straight to the face. We start with a bunch of rain, then traverse through a confusing calendar system, a necklace of golden shrimps, a not-so-triste-noche, and “utter tragedy and misery.” Also, some art is sprinkled in.
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Buckle up as we learn about a Spanish king who hates pajamas and exorcisms, the French getting really ornery over baked goods, and America being on-brand with pretty much everything it does. And, then… Revolución!!!
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Ankori, Gannit. Frida Kahlo. London, 2013.
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Drucker, Malka. Frida Kahlo - Torment and Triumph in her Life and Art. U.S.. 1991.
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Fehrenbach, T.R. Fire & Blood - A History of Mexico. New York, 1995.
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Herrera, Hayden. Frida - A Biography of Frida Kahlo. New York, 1982.
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Kahlo, Frida. The Diary of Frida Kahlo, New York 1995.
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Kahlo, Frida. Letters to Mama - You Are Always With Me. Mexico City, 2018.
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Meyer, Michael C. and Sherman, William. The Course of Mexican History (2nd Ed.). Oxford, 1983.
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Zamora, Martha. Frida Kahlo - The Brush of Anguish. San Francisco, 1990.
Caravaggio Ep 8 of 8: A Baroque’n Man on the Run (Part 2)

Caravaggio Ep 8 of 8: A Baroque’n Man on the Run (Part 2)

September 29, 2019

The Don Pepe Incident, a story about Lucy we’d all like to forget, nerd-ceremonies, and a complicated reunion. Then, things get really, really fancy.  We’re finally wrapping up our story in the only way it’ll let us…weirdly.

Caravaggio breaks out of prison to reach the one person who will help him. He also makes more bad decisions, paints some stuff, hits the club, and pays the price.

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Caravaggio Ep 7 of 8: A Baroque’n Man on the Run (Part 1)

Caravaggio Ep 7 of 8: A Baroque’n Man on the Run (Part 1)

September 4, 2019

In a post-Nooch world, a comparatively short period in Caravaggio’s life is jam-packed with a comparatively large amount ludicrousness, so the finale is now a two-parter.

What do you do when you’re on the run for murder? You create some of the most important western art of all time, obvi. Plus, you keep acting like an asshole, because you literally never learn.

Caravaggio’s road to redemption is a joyful, nostalgic romp through Europe. It starts with a bribe, veers offtrack due to another Johnny Testicle incident, then gets back on track... until it’s interrupted by a church organist and a pirate gun. Because why wouldn’t it.  Also, there’s stuff about art.

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Caravaggio Ep 6 of 8: Tennis Balls

Caravaggio Ep 6 of 8: Tennis Balls

July 24, 2019

Greg Rotolanti, butter, Fillide, sex-wrinkles, a resolute and purposeful “Jenis,” The Nooch, a magic flying house, and tennis. I honestly don’t know what else to say. I for sure lost it on this one.

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