Curious Objects & the stories behind them
By Curious Objects by Benjamin Miller
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Through interviews with leading figures in the world of fine and decorative arts, Curious Objects & the stories behind them—a podcast from The Magazine Antiques—explores the hidden histories, the little-known facts, the intricacies, and the idiosyncrasies that breathe life and energy into antiques and works of art.
||CleanLet the Market Decide: Economist Friedrich Hayek’s Assets Head to Auction||Austrian-born economist Friedrich Hayek’s 1974 No…||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the New Antiquarians||For the Winter Show’s 2019 diamond jubilee, Curio…||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlass Act: John Stuart Gordon and the Vitreous Curiosities of Yale||Ben Miller talks to John Stuart Gordon about glas…||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReading Congress the Riot Act: Henry Highland Garnet’s “Memorial Discourse”||Rare book dealers Heather O'Donnell and Rebecca R…||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Year in the Books||Happy birthday, Curious Objects! In this special …||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe House that Vanderbilt: Gilded Age Mansions of Newport, RI||A virtual tour of the suite of Gilded Age mansion…||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#YourCuriousObjects||This time it's your turn. For the last two months…||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Brown and His Qing-era Map of China||The founder of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps goe…||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Webb Archivist Levi Higgs and the Company’s Storied Zebra Bracelet||Instagram doyen Levi Higgs tells Ben Miller about…||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRare Book Dealer Judy Loto on a Mysterious Engraved Powder Horn||Antiques Dealers' Association executive director …||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Music: A Conversation with Luthier Paul Becker||Benjamin Miller talks with Paul Becker, the fifth…||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTreasures of the Winter Antiques Show, Part 2||In this episode of Curious Objects & the stories …||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTreasures of the Winter Antiques Show, Part 1||In this episode of Curious Objects & the stories …||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHistoric Preservationist Wade Lege on Living in a Collection||Preservationist and independent collector Wade Le…||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWartski Expert Katherine Purcell: Poetry in Jewelry||A conversation with Katherine Purcell of Wartski …||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealer Stuart Feld: An 'Expert in Everything’ and an early American linen press||Stuart Feld talks about his many areas of experti…||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Pashby: Secret History of the Windsor Chair||The two-hundred-year story you've never heard beh…||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I really enjoy the discussion of the various objects. As art is often a visual experience I wasn't sure how this would work but I've really enjoyed Ben Miller's ability to bring out information about the objects being discussed.
Curiously pleasing to the ear...
I love this podcast & eagerly await its release each month. It's fascinating, educational, good humored, and erudite but accessible. Curious Objects offers something for everyone, from casual antiquers to serious collectors / dealers; from history buffs to anyone who enjoys a good story. Host Benjamin Miller manages to highlight interesting aspects of each object and draw out other engrossing material from his guests, like their quirky personal histories or advice on collecting, all in a mere 30-40 min. Therein lies my only complaint, that the episodes are always over too quickly. Make sure you go to the website to check out pictures of the objects too!
Fascinating new podcast
I’m new to antiques and am enjoying learning more about these objects’ history, provenance and context. A well-prepared host and intriguing personalities speak passionately about the subject. Give it a try!