Bad at Sports

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Bad at Sports is a weekly podcast about art and culture that originates in Chicago. It provides a ground-level view of the visual arts both locally in Chicago and internationally via foreign bureaus and contributors. It was launched in August 2005 and has produced hundreds of weekly podcast programs. The show often features an interview with an artist, curator or art organizer of note and occasionally reviews of exhibitions, books and films.

BAS carries on a proud tradition of Chicago art critique that was forged by the likes of New Art Examiner, and the PBS program Art Chicago. Today it functions as an outlet about art in the city alongside the likes of Poximity Magazine, Lumpen, Shark Forum and Art Letter among others. As an Internet broadcast, it has developed a significant monthly audience. It is hosted by founders Richard Holland who is an artist and lawyer, Duncan MacKenzie and Amanda Browder.

In addition to the podcast BAS offers a blog that features a variety of reviews, commentaries and interviews. This effort, apart from the podcast, has featured dozens of writers and has published its own body of critique.


The hosts include:

The operations manager is:

The correspondents include:


A partial list of guests, a more complete list can be found on the Bad at Sports website. Liz Armstrong, Britton Bertran, Thomas Blackman, Mark Booth, Mark Staff Brandl, Chicago Artists Resources, Wendy Cooper, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, DJ Spooky, Cecelia Edefalk, Anthony Elms, Tony Fitzpatrick, Michelle Grabner, Rodney Graham Brian Holmes, Wesley Kimler, Paul Klein, Edward Lifson, Lou Mallozzi, Dominic Molon, Raymond Pettibon, Lane Relyea, James Rondeau, Alison Ruttan, Scott Speh, Shannon Stratton and the Threewalls residency, Temporary Services Philip von Zweck, Jeff Wall, Edward Winkleman, Michael Workman, James Yood


2008 - Chicago Magazine showcased Bad at Sports as one of the top Chicago based websites. 2008 - Time Out Chicago named Bad at Sports one of the best Chicago productions.

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