US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love
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The guys of USModernist Radio talk and laugh with people who enjoy, own, create, dream about, preserve, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most exciting and controversial buildings in the world. Hosted by George Smart, the archivist DWELL magazine called the Lorax for modern-designed houses, along with comedian Frank King.
||Clean#20.8/We're Back! Year Two!||George, Frank, and Tom Preview Coming Attractions on USMR||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.7/Sydney Opera House: Annalisa Capurro from Modernism Week||In 1957, architect Jorn Utzon unexpectedly won the commission for the iconic Sydney Opera House. His submission was one of 233 designs from 32 countries, many of them from the most famous architects of the day. Saarinen described the...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.6/Sean Khorsandi/Sarasota MOD/Paul Rudolph||Sean Knorsandi of the Paul Rudolph Foundation Every year, Sarasota Mod in Sarasota FL throws a great conference on mid-century modern and this year was focused on Paul Rudolph, an architect who made his name in exciting coastal architecture before...||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.5/Stephanie Grosskreutz/Sarasota Mod/Paul Rudolph||Stephanie Grosskreutz of Visit Sarasota Every year, Sarasota Mod in Sarasota FL throws a great conference on mid-century modern and this year was focused on Paul Rudolph, an architect who made his name in exciting coastal architecture before moving...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.4/Carl Abbott/Sarasota Mod/Paul Rudolph||Every year, Sarasota Mod in Sarasota FL throws a great conference on mid-century modern and this year was focused on Paul Rudolph, an architect who made his name in exciting coastal architecture before moving on to become Dean of Architecture at...||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.3/Christopher Wilson/Sarasota Mod/Paul Rudolph||Every year, Sarasota Mod in Sarasota FL throws a great conference on mid-century modern and this year was focused on Paul Rudolph, an architect who made his name in exciting coastal architecture before moving on to become Dean of Architecture at...||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.2/Larry Scarpa/Sarasota Mod/Paul Rudolph||Every year, Sarasota Mod in Sarasota FL throws a great conference on mid-century modern and this year was focused on Paul Rudolph, an architect who made his name in exciting coastal architecture before moving on to become Dean of Architecture at...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20.1/Ernst Wagner/Sarasota Mod/Paul Rudolph||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19/Best Clips of 2015||Hi folks, here's a few minutes of fun, our "best of" clips from 2015. Happy New Year! George, Frank, and Tom||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18.5/Archivist: NC State University's Todd Kosmerick at Harrelson Hall||Todd Kosmerick is University Archivist for NC State University's Archives. He and his staff collect, preserve, and make accessible vast physical and online resources that document the growth and development of the university and its continued...||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18/Harwell Hamilton Harris: Frank Harmon & Lisa Germany Ziegler||Architect Harwell Hamilton Harris FAIA never reached the celebrity status of his peers such as Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright, yet his quieter career work stands as some of the most brilliant of the 20th century. Practicing primarily in...||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17.5/Wisconsin Gem||In the deep woods of Wisconsin, about an hour outside of Madison, sits one incredible house. If you didn't know otherwise, you'd be sure it was a Frank Lloyd Wright design. And you'd be close. It was designed by his son-in-law,...||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17/UK Modern: Michael Hammond & Brian Shawcroft||Michael Hammond is co-founder and Editor in Chief of World Architecture News (WAN). He chairs the WAN AWARDS jury panel and produces the topical series of podcasts, Shop Talk which has featured many of the world’s leading architects over its...||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16/Snøhetta: Craig Dykers & Greg Raschke||Craig Dykers, at just 28 years old, received international acclaim after winning the $350 million commission for the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. He is founder of the design firm Snøhetta, with offices in Oslo Norway and New York,...||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15.5/Aidan Buehler, Georg Buehler, & architect Lucy Carol Davis||Aidan Buehler is 14 years old. He's an eighth grader in Chapel Hill NC with an interest in drafting. What he did next is remarkable. Instead of just piddling around on his computer like most kids, he contacted Chapel hill architect Lucy...||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15/Kahn! Nathaniel Kahn & Alexandra Lange||Nathanial Kahn is a director and producer. He is also the son of architect Louis Kahn, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. In 2003, he produced the Oscar-nominated film My Architect about the life and work of his...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14/The Eames: Eames Demetrios & Jerry Nowell||Eames Demetrios is the grandson (and namesake) of Charles and Ray Eames and leads the Eames brand which has roared back into the public eye. His mission is communicating, preserving and extending the brilliant work of designers Charles and Ray...||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13/House Trek: Brad Dunning & Leon Meyers||California interior designer Brad Dunning grew up in Memphis and LA. He has early, wilder roots in the LA punk rock scene as part of the original Gun Club, a seminal noisy punk/blues band. Widely praised as designer to the stars such...||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12/Lustrons: Tom Fetters & Virginia Faust||The world's largest erector set: the Lustron was a house you put together with a screwdriver. It was metal, yet would never rust. It was ingeniously heated and insulated. It came on a truck ready for assembly. A brilliant...||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11/Children of Genius: Susan Saarinen & Raymond Neutra with Marvin Malecha||Landscape architect Susan Saarinen, daughter of architect Eero Saarinen, granddaughter of architect Eliel Saarinen (pronounced sahrr-uh-nen), andRaymond Neutra, retired physician and epidemiologist in California, son of architect Richard Neutra...||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10/Eisenhower: Justin Shubow & 2015 Matsumoto Prize Winners||Justin Shubow is President of the National Civic Art Society, a Washington DC educational non-profit for the classical and humanistic tradition in public art and architecture. With a background in law, philosophy, comedy, and physics, his...||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9/Paul Rudolph: Gene Kaufman & Joe King||Paul Rudolph was not as well-known as Frank Lloyd Wright but he designed some of the most fascinating and creative Modernist buildings in America. While inspiring a generation of architects, the public generally does not warm to his large brutalist...||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8/Smaller: Sarah Susanka & Monique Lombardelli||Sarah Susanka is an internationally-known architect and author of the best-selling "Not So Big" series of books, which kicked off with The Not So Big House in 1997. Over the years, she has been featured on Oprah, Charlie Rose, and many...||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7/Renewal: Joe Kwon, Robby Johnston & Craig Kerins||Joe Kwon is the cellist for the internationally acclaimed band The Avett Brothers. He's the client of Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins, principals in the design/build firm Raleigh Architecture & Raleigh Construction. Block by block,...||6/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6/Special Agents: Crosby Doe & Emilie Huin||Ever since Modernist houses hit the mainstream market in the 1950’s, the real estate community has largely stayed away. Unaware of history, contemptuous of design style, and overreacting to certain flaws, realtors can do more to scare buyers...||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5/Lawsuit: Paul Goldberger, Louis Cherry, & Marsha Gordon||Imagine buying a lot, designing a house, getting all the neighborhood and city approvals, starting construction, then - boom - your neighbor sues to stop construction. Here's the background. You'll hear one couple's incredible story - and how...||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4/Small World: John Morris and G. Milton Small III||John Morris is a Usability Engineer by day but by night he's the Batman of downtown architecture documenting buildings in Chicago and Raleigh. He's also a superfan of Modernist architect Milton Small Jr., student of Mies Van der Rohe. ...||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3/Drawing: Mike Welton & Jim Cutler||Author J. Michael Welton writes about architecture, art, and design for national and regional publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Dwell, and Architectural Record. His new book is "Drawing from Practice:...||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2/Cyclorama: Christine Madrid French||Christine Madrid French is one of America's foremost experts on Modernist preservation. She is co-founder of the Recent Past Preservation Network (the first Modernist preservation organization) and served as President for nine years. She pretty much...||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1/Premiere: Kelly Lynch & Myrick Howard||Although actress Kelly Lynch appeared in Drugstore Cowboy, Roadhouse, Charlie's Angels, and the swanky Miami TV series Magic City, we love her movies about Modernist preservation. She's also got two killer Modernist houses in Los...||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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Excellent, Frank, people will never figure out you're commenting on our own show. Our evil plan is working!
Entertaining and informative!
Finally a podcast my husband and I can both listen to (and enjoy) on road trips.
Love this series!
The juxtaposition of the guests and the hosts is entertaining! Every time I tune in, I learn something new and interesting- and not just about architecture. Looking forward to upcoming shows! Keep up the fantastic programming!