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The Mercy podcast returns to report weekly from the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Hosted by writer/curator Vanessa Bartlett. Featuring interviews, profiles and ephemera from around the UK's largest contemporary arts festival.
||ExplicitS02 E10||Ross Sutherland's sideways take on the unexpected guest - Advertising||9 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E09||Formcontent contribute a strange and enticing audio work to our podcast series||2 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E08||@vanessabartlett talks to artists, curators and academics to track the complex historical relationship between art and television. A special edition celebrating FACT's programme for Liverpool Biennial 2012||26 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E07||this episode is a Ryanair survival guide for frequent flyers, mixed by guest host Andrew Ellis||19 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E06||Hosted by writer/curator Vanessa Bartlett (@vanessabartlett), this episode 'Perception and the Suspension of Disbelief' explores the themes of Mercy's EVP weekend||12 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E05||the FIFTH Mercy Podcast for Liverpool Biennial is a guest/host cast by avant garde romantics Holly Pester and Daniel Rourke Sampling, Acclimatisation, and the 'Die Hard' Method. Written, presented and edited by: Daniel Rourke and Holly Pester||5 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E04||Introduced by writer/curator Vanessa Bartlett (@vanessabartlett), this podcast features an original mix on the theme of Electronic Voice Phenomena by Scanner||28 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E03||Hosted by writer/curator Vanessa Bartlett (@vanessabartlett), this third podcast of the new season looks at the various artworks experimenting with Distribution.||21 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 E02||Hosted by writer/curator Vanessa Bartlett (@vanessabartlett), this second podcast of the new season looks at the Liverpool Biennial 2012 theme Hospitality.||14 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 E01||Hosted by writer/curator Vanessa Bartlett (@vanessabartlett), this first podcast of the new season looks at the theme of Mercy's 2012 Biennial offering, Electronic Voice Phenomena.||7 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E10||The final episode of our 2010 podcast season, with music from Hot Club De Paris and a slathering of archive poetry from the Mercy filing cabinet.||19 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E09||With Carl Brown of Liverpool eclecto-poppets Wave Machines, and Californian postrock outfit Enablers. Plus art news about New Contemporaries and Liverpool's Long Night.||12 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E08||With music from Capac, Tom Brookes and Conan. Plus top poetics from the Mercy archive, and all the usual arty comment and opinion.||5 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E07||A grim fairy tale from Ross Sutherland to mark Halloween, plus music by Sound Of Rum, and why the Liverpool Biennial appears to secretly love Top Gear.||29 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E06||Leafcutter John, Chiz Turnross, and art you wouldn't want to step on. Plus this week's exhibition highlights.||22 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E05||Atmospheric electronicist Forest Swords, leading UK poetry collective Aisle16, and an off-character dip into the world of celeb spotting. Plus all the news of what's going on in Mercy's backyard, and samba-meets-Casiopop exit music to blow your ears off||15 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E04||Including a new song from Scouse noiseniks a.P.A.t.T, and this weeks must-see exhibitions and other goings-on. Plus what one American plans to do armed only with a pun.||8 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E03||News of events at The Co-operative artspace, poetry by Nathan Jones, and another exclusive snippet of Mercy's AudioGuide. Plus a look at the Liverpool of the future.||1 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E02||With music from The Good Natured, landmarks come to life, and poet Ross Sutherland on his upcoming gigs in Liverpool and London.||24 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E01||The 2010 biennial for beginners. Featuring music by Wave Machines, coverage of the John Moores Prize, and details of new artistic supergroup 'The Cooperative'.||17 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Brilliant! Funny and informative. It's got stuff in about the Liverpool scene at the moment, international visiting artists and new music. Nick Holloway is a great presenter too - very relaxed and easy to listen to.
The wry, laconic, dryly witty delivery is a delight. Allow the narrator to gently guide you through the myriad happenings, events and shows of the Liverpool Biennial and you will be equipped with all you need to enjoy the festival to the full and to bluff your way through the next opening you attend. That this man does not yet have his own radio show is evidence that the world does not function quite as it should. This is essential material for all who attend the Biennial.
This is a sharp and professional broadcast which gives you the low down on all that's happening in Liverpool during the Biennial - as soon as you finish listening you want to ferry over the Mersey to see all that you've heard about & you never know what's coming next!