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Waldy and Bendy's Adventures in Art

Welcome to ‘Waldy and Bendy’s Adventures in Art’ – the podcast they couldn’t stop.I’m Waldy – otherwise known as Waldemar Januszczak, art critic of the Sunday Times – and with my co-host Bendor ‘Bendy’ Grosvenor, the celebrated art historian and TV presenter, we’re going to be looking at interesting things that are happening in art during the great lockdown.

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Welcome to ‘Waldy and Bendy’s Adventures in Art’ – the podcast they couldn’t stop.I’m Waldy – otherwise known as Waldemar Januszczak, art critic of the Sunday Times – and with my co-host Bendor ‘Bendy’ Grosvenor, the celebrated art historian and TV presenter, we’re going to be looking at interesting things that are happening in art during the great lockdown.

Season 3, Episode 19

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Season Finale! Waldy & Bendy visit Bendor Grosvenor's Farm to search for the best birds in art and look back at their favourite art moments of the lockdown.

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May 15 2021

1hr 15mins

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Season 3, Episode 18

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In a Line of Duty special, Waldy & Bendy get their collars felt, and then go head to head in the Battle of the Baroque!

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May 09 2021

1hr 12mins

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Season 3, Episode 17

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Waldy & Bendy hear some shocking news from the art world, and celebrate spring by looking at the best gardens in art.

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May 01 2021

1hr 6mins

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Season 3, Episode 16

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Waldy & Bendy go in search of the best St George in art, Waldy talks to Yoko Ono, while Bendy relives the Battle of Britain.

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Apr 24 2021

58mins

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Season 3, Episode 15

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Booze Special! To celebrate the reopening of pubs in Britain, Waldy & Bendy search out the best drinking scenes in art. Also, ex-Masterchef presenter, Lloyd Grossman, talks about his new book on Bernini!

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Apr 17 2021

1hr 18mins

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Season 3, Episode 14

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Digital Special! Waldy & Bendy change their names, get lost in the Metaverse, and continue their search for the best horse picture in art. Plus Beyonce!

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Apr 10 2021

1hr 6mins

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Season 3, Episode 13

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In their Easter Special, Waldy & Bendy look at the best eggs in art. Waldy also has a chat with David Hockney about spring.

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Apr 03 2021

1hr 11mins

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Season 3, Episode 12

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Waldy & Bendy raid Bendor Grosvenor's farm in the search for the best horse in art! Waldy reveals how Caspar David Friedrich changed his television career, while, Bendy visits the Queen.

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Mar 27 2021

1hr

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Season 3, Episode 11

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Waldy & Bendy discuss some shocking news from the art world and investigate the future of museums. Bendy talks to a big honcho who’s written a book on the subject, while Waldy remembers Louisville, Kentucky.

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Mar 20 2021

1hr 3mins

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Season 3, Episode 10

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Waldy & Bendy celebrate Mother's Day with a look at mothers in art, and pop into the big auction to see how much the Beeple will fetch. Also Waldy has a chat with Andy Goldsworthy about land art.

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Mar 14 2021

1hr 7mins

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Season 3, Episode 9

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Waldy & Bendy delve into hell in the art of Hieronymus Bosch, and almost come to blows over prices in the auction world. Meanwhile Bendor takes a walk in ancient Rome and Waldy goes to India.

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Mar 07 2021

50mins

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Season 3, Episode 8

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Waldy & Bendy celebrate the dodgy anniversary of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Bendy has a chat with Joanna Wood about accessibility in museums, and Waldy goes to Istanbul in his dreams.

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Feb 28 2021

59mins

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Season 3, Episode 7

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Waldy & Bendy celebrate the dodgy birth of El Greco, and Waldy has a chat with Britain’s greatest forger, Shaun Greenhalgh. Plus the spiritual abstraction of Georgiana Houghton.

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Feb 21 2021

51mins

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Season 3, Episode 6

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Waldy and Bendy have a Valentine's Day kiss-off, and conclude their search for the Worst Film About an Artist Ever Made with The Rebel starring Tony Hancock.

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Feb 14 2021

51mins

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Season 3, Episode 5

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Waldy & Bendy go head to head deciding if Lust For life is a worse van Gogh film than At Eternity’s Gate.  Plus the Raphael cartoons and a scary portrait of Andy Warhol.

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Feb 07 2021

51mins

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Season 3, Episode 4

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Waldy & Bendy run the rule over Albrecht Dürer and continue their search for the worst film about an artist ever made with ‘Pollock’, starring Ed Harris. Plus, a visit to an auction and Sophie the art baby.

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Jan 31 2021

49mins

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Season 3, Episode 3

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Waldy & Bendy discover a new kind of blue and poke about in the Oval Office, looking at the art. The bad film this week is The Agony and the Ecstasy, with Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Julius II.

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Jan 24 2021

47mins

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Season 3, Episode 2

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Waldy & Bendy discuss sculpture after a chat with Antony Gormley, and then entertain themselves in the lockdown by watching a terrible film about Frida Kahlo. Then Waldy chooses a Fatimid ewer for his imaginary shelf.

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Jan 17 2021

51mins

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Season 3, Episode 1

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Waldy & Bendy confront some shocking news from the art world. Waldy has a chat with the head conservation honcho at the National Gallery. And Bendy chooses an obscure picture for his On the Wall. Not!

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Jan 10 2021

57mins

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Season 2, Episode 7

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Christmas Special. Waldy & Bendy argue about the Best Nativity in Art, Bendy has a chat with a Hollywood superstar, and Waldy puts on a sealskin onesie.

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Dec 20 2020

1hr 14mins

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A must listen

By hami409 - May 12 2020
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Their combined knowledge and excitement for the arts makes this a fun and informative listen. Good pairing too. Waldy’s jovial, mischievous delivery goes well with Bendy’s almost parental oversight of the story at hand. Good stuff.

Waldy + Bendy = happy me!

By mia magpie - Apr 30 2020
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So informative and amusing. LOVE these guys 💕