Yale Press Podcast

The Yale University Press Podcast is a series of in-depth conversations with experts and authors on a range of topics including politics, history, science, art, and more for those who are intellectually curious.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 88 – A New Take on Self-Taught Artists

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk to writer and curator Lisa Slominski about her new book, Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists, and her goal of constructing a more nuanced history of the work of so-called “Outsider” artists from the early twentieth century to the present day.


Ep. 87 – Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Reconsidered

In this episode, we talk with Met curator Elyse Nelson and Columbia University associate professor and writer Wendy S. Walters about the exhibition Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast and the related book, Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux’s Why Born Enslaved! Reconsidered.


Ep. 86 – Surrealism Beyond Borders

In this episode of our podcast, we talk with The Met’s Stephanie D’Alessandro and Tate Modern’s Matthew Gale, who are co-curators of the exhibition (and co-editors of the book) Surrealism Beyond Borders. The exhibition is currently on view at The Met, and will travel to Tate Modern in Febraury 2022.

Ep. 85 – The Life and Art of Bob Thompson

Listen to this conversation with Diana K. Tuite, the Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art. Her exhibition Bob Thomson: This House Is Mine is currently on view at the Colby College Museum of Art, and we talk to her about the artist and the wonderful catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Ep. 84 – Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

Listen to this conversation with Chrysler Museum of Art curator Seth Feman and Columbus Museum curator Jonathan Frederick Walz — we discuss the art and life of the extraordinary American artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. Seth and Jonathan are co-curators of the major traveling exhibition Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful and co-editors of the beautiful exhibition catalogue of the same title.