Nov 24, 2020
Ilona Verley: Drag Race's Two-Spirit Queen
Play • 33 min

Ilona Verley talks about being Two-Spirit, competing on Canada's Drag Race, the "crazy fluidity" she's experiencing right now around her gender, and how she achieves her "head-to-toe monochromatic, pastel perfection."

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Talk Art
Talk Art
Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE
Russell and Robert meet Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE, legendary British curator and gallery director, currently Senior Global Director at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London, Paris and Salzburg. She formerly worked as Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London for 25 years – the number of visitors to the gallery increased six-fold to over a million people a year in her tenure. We meet in her private Green Park office to discuss curating, painting, her passion for making her own artworks and wonderful advice for emerging artists! We explore more than 2 decades at the helm of @SerpentineUK, her close lasting friendship with Hans Ulrich Obrist, navigating fundraising challenges through the decades, her highlights of the legendary Serpentine Summer Parties (including Grace Jones), plus her more recent collaboration working with #ThaddaeusRopac’s artist roster and hear her fond memories of global icon, and #TalkArt’s forever HERO, Princess Diana! During her directorship at the Serpentine, Dame Julia worked with the world’s leading artists, architects and designers on ground-breaking exhibitions, education and public projects. In 2000, she initiated the Serpentine’s innovative architecture programme by commissioning a renowned architect to design a pavilion, constructed next to the Gallery each summer. In addition to focusing on fundraising, masterminding the influential and prestigious Summer Party. Currently, as Senior Global Director of Special Projects at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Dame Julia specializes in International Contemporary Art focusing on the creative development of the Gallery. Awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to art, she is currently Visiting Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at the Royal College of Art in London, teaching across all departments as well as consultant and creative advisor to the Triennale Di Milano. Dame Julia serves on several boards, including The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK and many more. Follow @Julia.PeytonJones on Instagram. Visit Thaddaeus Ropac's official website and follow their Instagram @ThaddaeusRopac. SAVE THE DATE!!! Robert & Russell will be joining Dame Julia for 'Tea with Julia' on Saturday 30th January 2021 at 11am on Instagram Live. For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. For all requests, please email   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Shelf Love: Romance Novels Unpacked with Love
Shelf Love: Romance Novels Unpacked with Love
Andrea Martucci
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An alien abduction romance with a delightfully unexpected exploration of sexual pleasure. Morgan and Isabeau from Whoa!mance join me to discuss how Strange Love by Ann Aguirre unpacks cultural scripts and encourages generous curiosity. Also: the origin story of the Whoa!mance intro sigh. Show Notes: Shelf Love: * Sign up for the email newsletter list | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: * 15 Romance Novel Audiobooks that Combine Swoony Words with Great Performances * Check out Shelf Love’s updated website including the transcript for this episode * Shelf Love episodes with transcripts Guests: Whoa!mance (Morgan and Isabeau) Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website | Listen on any podcast app! Book Discussed _Strange Love_ by Ann Aguirre Misc: I mentioned the episode about My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas with Dr. Jayashree Kamble Top Whoa!mance episode recommendations for Shelf Love listeners * Episode 92: Discreet Bylines — Behind These Doors by Jude Lucens * Episode 91: Summa Cum Laude — Office Hours by Katrina Jackson * Episode 89: Spring Fling with Scarlett Peckham — Part One & Part 2 * Episode 70: Triage à Trois — Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer * Episode 6: Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss * Episode 50: Author Interview — Melonie Johnson * Episode 48: For the Troops — A Mermaid’s Kiss by Joey W. Hill
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