From England to New England: Prepare for Season 2

Boston Financial District skyline

Happy New Year, Iconographers! You may have noticed a bit of a longer than usual gap between episodes since Guy Fawkes; fear not, a new episode on Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie is in progress, but an overseas move has severely slowed down the writing process. I hope to have that episode up this month.

"An overseas move?" you ask. Why yes, we moved from London in mid-December, spent some time with family in Florida over the holidays, and are moving to Boston next week (if the bomb cyclone will let us)! What does that mean for Iconography after the Poirot episode, considering how Britain-it's been to this point?

Well I plan to go on hiatus for a few months as I prep for Season 2 of Iconography. The beauty of this concept is that it was never meant to be restricted to the UK - it could go wherever I would go. In exploring the geography of icons, real and imagined, I could explore any geography. So in 2018, the focus of Iconography will shift from England to New England. I'll update this page more as Season 2 gets closer as I plan what Season 2 will look like. In the meantime, tell me what icons, you'd like to hear about in Season 2 - I'm all ears.

First Episode Is Up on iTunes

This is a big day folks. The Iconography Podcast is available on iTunes. 

So you know a bit about me, this is not my first foray into podcasting. But it is my first foray without someone much more tech-savvy then me accompanying me on the journey. I worked for many years on the Culture Conquistadors podcast, a film conversation podcast, and worked for a while on a spin-off, Context Sensitive, though I ever did get up the verve to put that one up on iTunes. 

But if you listen to the three episodes that exist of that podcast  you can hear the birth cries of this one. A lot of what I'm working on now was there - the reliance on quoting primary sources, the music and clips working in collage-like effect. I hope to perfect those aspects here while focusing on a lot of the same subjects I would have tackled in Context Sensitive - not just that something is popular, vexing, or aggravating, but also why? What in the constellation of things that preceded it, and in the melange of feelings that greeted it made it so.

Expect the next episode in mid-December: this one will be on the Remembrance Poppy. And then, after that, in time for Christmas: Scrooge.