The White Pube™
The White Pube podcast is where we release the audio versions of our Sunday texts and also announce the recipient of the Writers Grant. We do occasionally put bonus episodes out of us just chatting, or giving advice on art world things like funding - - - we have lots of plans to expand this but we are just taking it a little easy while Gab is under the thumb of Long COVID. The few bonus episodes we have made are listed on this page alongside their transcriptions.
You can also find the transcriptions of episodes on this page too written by Michael Lacey.
In this episode, we have a quick catch up about what we've been doing in the 4-5 months we haven't recorded new episodes and then we get into it. Gab got COVID and it has just... not... gone. We talk symptoms, recovery and where she's at now. Has her relationship with her body changed? Is a sickness a part of her identity now? How long will these even last? I don’t know. But we both had a cry while filming this. It's all been so emotional.
This time you don’t just have to put up with us telling stories and making each other laugh - this episode is actually USEFUL, thank GOD. It is the funding episode! And for it, we are joined by Anna Hart who is going to talk us through everything you need to know about (arts) funding (in the UK). We wanted to rope Anna into this podcast episode to do an explainer on funding because she's the one that taught us the ins and outs. And it’s tricky - like honestly what is it, how do I get some for myself, and where is the money coming from? In this episode, we chat about the logistics of arts funding, the criticisms of it too, and offer some tips on writing a good application. Have a listen and hope it is useful!
This episode of our podcast is, quite frankly, a continuation of last episode's mild chaos. We talk about reality TV: why we love(d) it, what we can't stand now we're in pandemic-lockdown, and what we'd do if we were mind-bogglingly rich. We chat about That Tweet about Kim Kardashian's birthday, and why being a millionaire is FUCKING DESGOSTENG, but also, for some unknown reason, Gab tells us a story about how her driving test was terminated for dangerous driving!? I promise next episode we'll have some actual art content that is useful and serious, we've just got that end-of-year feeling; wana bunk off French lessons, or watch a film in class on the box telly, instead of doin work.
This second episode of our much-lauded podcast is a lil lockdown special where we chat about the bits o' ~culture~ that've been getting us through the hellscape that is 2020. We chat about Gab's freaky psychic connection with the radio, (romantically speaking) why Zarina loves period dramas, and like... a lot of wheezy laughing away from the microphone, and tryna hold in an enormous honking snort laugh while Gab tells a story about how she nearly proposed on a bungee jump in the Millennium Dome. All Quality, Top-Notch, Intellectual, high-brow Art Critic stuff.
We start this new era of lockdown podcasting with the full origin story of how we came to begin our little website and why, again wtf, five years later it is still our actual job. Covering uni, values, audiences, writing, travel and the move into games, we go through every little step of this journey in detail. Most of our freelance work over the past few years has involved doing a 1 hour version of this talk in different art schools and galleries, so reaaaally, we are shooting ourselves in the foot a bit by putting the ultra deluxe version online. Oh well.