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Art After Dark

Art After Dark

By Maddy and Natalie
Long time best friends, Maddy and Natalie, chat about all things creative and all things spooky. Each week we will explore one art topic and one dark topic.



Intro Song by Francy Mae Clark,
Photography by Jo White
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Episode 25 - Sarah Brady & Pointillism
This week on Art After Dark, Maddy and Natalie are back to discuss survivor Sarah Brady's experience fighting off a caesarean kidnapper's knife attack, then switch gears to discuss pointillism and George Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
01:11:27
April 20, 2021
Episode 24 - Conrad Roy & Artists and their Cats
Hey ghosties! We are back this week to discuss the unusual case of Michelle Carter, who convinced (more like forced) her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide back in 2014. Maddy describes the details of the text exchange leading up to his death, and we're mad about it! Natalie lightens the mood by talking about famous artists and the cats they owned. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Chit Chat Death of the Day Conrad Roy Artists and their Cats Intro song by Francy Mae Clark Additional Sound FX from zapsplat.com
01:12:34
March 23, 2021
Episode 23 – The Murder Trust & Yves Klein
Today on Art After Dark, Natalie tells the story of the man who wouldn’t die, Michael Malloy, and how the Murder Trust plotted against him. Maddy talks about Yves Klein’s controversial art pieces involving the female body. Chit Chat 0:00 Death on this Day 8:07 Michael Malloy & The Murder Trust 11:50 Yves Klein 41:26
01:11:43
March 09, 2021
Episode 22 - Travis the Chimp & Andy Goldsworthy
Today on Art After Dark, Maddy tells the most horrifying story yet- the story of Sandra Herold and her pet chimpanzee, Travis. Natalie attempts to lighten the mood by talking about environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Chit Chat 0:00 Death on this Day 4:04 Travis the Chimp 4:59 Andy Goldsworthy 1:00:17 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark Additional Music & Sound FX by Zapsplat.com
01:19:44
February 23, 2021
Episode 21 - Tent Girl & Nick Cave’s Soundsuits
Today on Art After Dark, Natalie has the dark topic and tells the story of “Tent Girl”, a girl who was found dead that wasn’t identified for 31 years. Maddy lightens the mood by describing the fascinating “soundsuits” of Nick Cave. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Chit Chat 0:00 Death on this Day 3:32 Tent Girl 6:11 Nick Cave’s Soundsuits 25:37 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
54:57
February 10, 2021
Episode 20 - Kirsten Costas & Paintings by Serial Killers
This week on Art After Dark, Maddy has the dark topic, and she describes the tragedy of the murder of Kirsten Costas, a well-liked and popular 15 year old girl. Natalie talks about the artworks done by some serial killers. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs and Lows 0:00 Death on this day 2:54 Kirsten Costas 3:30 Paintings by Serial Killers 53:09 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark Additional Sound Effects from www.zapsplat.com
01:10:30
February 02, 2021
Episode 19 - Josh Phillips & The Brain of an Artist
Natalie discusses child killer Josh Phillips, and Maddy talks about the parts of the brain that indicates an artist, the correlation between art and mental illness, and left-handed artists. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Chit Chat 0:00 Death on this day  Josh Phillips The Brain of an Artist Intro song by Francy Mae Clark Additional Sound Effects from www.zapsplat.com
01:03:47
January 26, 2021
Episode 18 - Anatoly Moskvin & Charlie Couture
Welcome to episode 18 of Art After Dark! Today Maddy tells the super-gross and wild story of Anatoly Moskvin, the Lord of Mummies. Natalie interviews a friend of hers, Charlie, who is a painter, muralist, and tattoo artist. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Chit Chat 0:00 Death on this Day 3:14 Anatoly Moskvin 4:52 Charlie Couture Interview 1:27:00 Special thanks to Charlie for joining us today! Intro song by Francy Mae Clark Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:39:01
January 19, 2021
Episode 17 - The 1996 Olympics Bombing & Tim Burton
This week on Art After Dark, Natalie tells the story of the 1996 bombing at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta & how wrongful accusations ruined the life of hero Richard Jewell. Maddy then dives into the quirky mind of Tim Burton! Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Goals 0:00 Death On This Day 3:07 1996 Olympics 3:52 Tim Burton 19:45 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:17:12
January 12, 2021
Episode 16 - History of Inhumane Mental Health Treatments & Van Gogh’s Time in the Asylum
Happy New Year! Glad to be back from our short break. Maddy dives into the history of inhumane and torturous treatments of mental health patients in asylums, and then Natalie talks about a few of the 150 works that Van Gogh created when he was in the Saint-Paul asylum from 1889 to 1890, and reads some of his letters to Theo describing them. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on this Day 10:06 History of Inhumane Mental Health Treatments 10:53 Van Gogh’s time in the Saint-Paul Asylum 59:37 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:17:45
January 04, 2021
Minisode 2 - Death on this Day (Petrus van Schendel)
Hey ghosties! We will be back next week on January 4th, but we do have another artist death of the day for you, a man named Petrus van Schendel. Thanks for listening, we hope you had a great Christmas and have a fantastic new year, and we will see you soon!
01:06
December 28, 2020
Minisode 1 - Death on this Day (Sybil Andrews)
Hey guys, just a reminder that we're taking a holiday break, but Natalie quickly shares an artist death on this day: a woman named Sybil Andrews. We'll see you on January 4th- have a great Christmas!
01:05
December 21, 2020
Episode 15 - The Santa Gunman & Womanhouse
Merry Christmas! This week on Art After Dark, Natalie brings the holiday spirit by talking about a mass killing that occurred on Christmas Eve in 2008. Maddy walks you through one of her favorite installation art pieces, Womanhouse. We will be taking a short holiday break and will return with more art and darkness on January 4th! Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on this Day 11:26 Santa Gunman 13:55 Womanhouse 24:40 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:20:50
December 14, 2020
Episode 14 (because 13 is unlucky) - The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb & The Scottish Mental Health Art Festival
This week on Art After Dark, Maddy takes us back to ancient Egypt and the history of King Tut, and the series of cursed things that happened to those associated with the discovery of his tomb. Natalie talks about a festival that happens annually in Scotland all about art and mental health.    Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on this Day 8:47 The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb 10:50 The Scottish Mental Health Art Festival 1:12:00 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:24:28
December 07, 2020
Episode 12 - Mary Vincent & Bullet Journaling
This week on Art After Dark, Natalie tells the story of another hitchhiking survivor, Mary Vincent, and her encounter with a man named Lawrence Singleton. Maddy talks about bullet journaling helps keep her on track through quarantine and how it’s an amazing creative outlet. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 9:44 Mary Vincent 12:34 Bullet Journaling 42:30 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:22:16
November 30, 2020
Episode 11 - The Girl In The Box (Colleen Stan) & Memphis Design Group
Maddy tells the story of Colleen Stan, a woman who was abducted in the 70s and kept in a box for the better part of her 20s. Natalie talks about one of her favorite design groups, the Memphis Group, who really pushed the boundaries of functional art. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 15:53 Colleen Stan 18:15 Memphis Design Group 1:11:05 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:33:03
November 23, 2020
Episode 10 - Robert the Doll & The History of Make-up
ROBERT DID IT! This week on Art After Dark, Natalie steps out of her comfort zone and shares a paranormal dark topic- the story of a boy named Robert Eugene Otto, and his life-sized haunted doll, also named Robert. Maddy talks about the history of make-up from Ancient Egyptian times, around 3100 BC up until the 1900s, and plans to do a part 2 at a later date. Maddy and Natalie talk about their make-up routines. Let us know if you’d be interested in us doing a make-up video! Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 6:13 Robert the Doll 7:42 The History of Makeup 28:46 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:13:17
November 16, 2020
Episode 9 - Paul Michael Stephani (The Weepy-Voiced Killer) & The History of Type
This week on Art After Dark, Maddy shares the story of Paul Michael Stephani, also known as the “Weepy Voiced Killer”- a man who killed women here in the Twin Cities and then would call the police on himself to report the crime. Natalie walks through the history of typesetting and how the invention of the printing press changed the world forever! Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 9:40 Paul Michael Stephani 11:10 The History of Type 1:03:40 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:23:47
November 09, 2020
Episode 8 - Richard Chase (The Vampire Killer) & Day of the Dead
Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of spooky day, Natalie shares the most horrifying true crime story that she’s ever heard-- the story of Richard Chase, AKA the Vampire of Sacramento, who terrorized and dismembered people and animals in his Sacramento neighborhood in the 1970s. PLEASE skip to the art topic if you are squeamish, where Maddy talks about the celebration of life that is Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 6:04 Richard Chase, the Vampire Killer 7:31 Day of the Dead 49:00 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:14:43
November 02, 2020
Episode 7 - The Pollock Twins & Our Experience at Art School
We’re back with episode 7 after a week-long hiatus! This week, Maddy explores the possibility of reincarnation and talks about the mysterious Pollock twins, two girls that may have been reincarnations of their older sisters who had passed away in a horrible car accident. Natalie & Maddy share their experiences in art school and talk about why you should just GO FOR IT! Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 9:19 Reincarnation 10:08 The Pollock Twins 15:27 Our Experience at Art School 51:00 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:24:18
October 26, 2020
Episode 6 - Richard Speck & Haunted Painting “The Hands Resist Him”
Natalie’s going to be a bridesmaid... aaaaand also gets accosted by Maddy’s cats! Welcome to episode 6, we are so excited! Natalie shares the gruesome story of Richard Speck, the mass murderer who killed 8 nurses in one night. Things don’t get much brighter when Maddy talks about a famous haunted painting by artist Bill Stoneham, called “The Hands Resist Him”. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs n Lows 0:00 Death on This Day 8:15 Richard Speck 9:52 The Hands Resist Him 40:32 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:02:25
October 12, 2020
Episode 5 - Hellfire Club & Classic Mouse Parade
It's finally Spooky month and we're giggly and giddy about it! Maddy starts off Halloween season with the story of an "elite" club from the 1700s that performed pagan rituals, called the Hellfire Club. Natalie interviews Rachel, a taxidermist with a business called "Classic Mouse Parade", where she gives mice a second chance at life by posing them as characters from classic movies and mythology. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs and Lows 0:00 Death on this day 5:15 Hellfire Club 7:43 Classic Mouse Parade 54:25 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark Additional Sound Effects from www.zapsplat.com
01:12:51
October 05, 2020
Episode 4 - The Mystery of Elisa Lam & Chris Burden’s Performance Art
Natalie gets you into a spooky fall mood by describing the mystery behind Elisa Lam’s disappearance and death at the Cecil Hotel, a hotel that is infamous for having connections to several murders and suicides, located in the bad part of Los Angeles. Maddy keeps the spooky vibe going by talking about Chris Burden and his bizarre performance art, in which he tests the limits of his own body. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs ‘n’ Lows / Death On This Day 0:00 Elisa Lam 8:00 Chris Burden 39:18 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark
01:11:45
September 28, 2020
Episode 3 - Mary Bell & Venetian Carnival Masks
This week on Art After Dark, Maddy chills you to the bone with the story of Mary Bell, a terrifying, sadistic 10-year old child who terrorized her neighborhood. Natalie cleanses the palate with the calming history of the Venice Carnival, one of Italy’s oldest traditions, and describes some of the most iconic, decorative mask types worn by festival-goers at Carnival. Highs ‘n’ Lows / Chit Chat 0:00 Mary Bell 6:37 Venetian Carnival Masks 57:00 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Venice https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/the-carnival-of-venice-and-its-traditional-masks/ https://www.italymask.co.nz/About+Masks/History+of+the+Venice+Carnival.html https://murderpedia.org/female.B/b/bell-mary-flora.htm
01:14:27
September 21, 2020
Episode 2 - The Killers That Inspired Buffalo Bill, & The Guerrilla Girls
In this week’s episode, Maddy and Natalie share how they landed themselves in the creative world. Natalie starts your week off rough by talking about Ed Gein and Gary M. Heidnik, the real-life killers that inspired the Silence of the Lambs’ antagonist, Buffalo Bill, and touches on the unfortunate portrayal of transgender people in media. Maddy cools things down by chatting about a bad-ass anonymous group of feminist artists that call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Feel free to skip around to what interests you! Highs and Lows / Chit Chat 0:00 The: Killers that Inspired Buffalo Bill 6:51 How We Got Into Art 50:30 The Guerrilla Girls 1:00:47 Intro song by Francy Mae Clark References: https://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gein-edward.htm https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h1/heidnik-gary.htm https://www.guerrillagirls.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_Girls
01:25:33
September 14, 2020
Episode 1 - Charleston Old City Jail, Lavinia Fisher, & Boxy Mouse
Welcome to our very first episode of Art After Dark! We have a special extended length episode today where we introduce ourselves and explain the podcast, then jump into darkness and artness. Maddy ruins your day by talking about the horrible history of the Old City Jail located in one of the most haunted cities in the US- Charleston, South Carolina, and the unsettling story of one infamous prisoner, Lavinia Fisher. Natalie lightens the mood by interviewing a Minneapolis designer and screen printer who makes a happy little mouse character, Boxy Mouse.  This is a double length episode so feel free to skip around to what interests you! Who the heck are we and what is this podcast? 0:00 Highs and Lows 7:45  Why do we like "dark" stuff? 18:00  Charleston Old City Jail & Lavinia Fisher 37:45  Boxy Mouse Interview 1:27:00  Special thanks to Boxy Mouse for joining us!  Intro song by Francy Mae Clark  Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:46:60
September 07, 2020
Episode 0 - Trailer
Check out the trailer for our new podcast, Art After Dark, where childhood besties talk about all things creative and all things spooky!  Find us on Instagram @artafterdarkpodcast.
00:51
August 16, 2020