ArtHouse Radio

ArtHouse Radio Podcast

ArtHouse Radio is a weekly arts, comedy and culture podcast which features prominent artists, comedians, thinkers, filmmakers, friends and lovers (oh la la!). Hosted by composer and artist Troy Ramos. Follow us everywhere @arthouse 43! www.ArtHouse43.com. ©ArtHouse 43, LLC 2015

Easy Rider: Getting Movement in Life
In this hippie-filled episode, I talk about my experience seeing the film Easy Rider for the first time and how it inspired me to get more movement in my life. Stagnation? Not anymore.And remember to write me here and let me know what you think of the show and what you think about the film!...

The Stranger Things 3 Dilemma
Spoiler alert! Last week I binged the new Stranger Things 3 and I thought it was awesome. But there was something that I noticed that I just had to talk about. Want to know what the dilemma is with Stranger Things 3? Well, come along for the ride, man!Write me your thoughts!...


David Lynch's "The Grandmother" Review - Ep. 186
Opening + Sound Art Work by Troy Ramos + Review + David Lynch Clip + Review +Sound Art Work by Troy Ramos. Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse43, Arthouse43.com and follow Troy on IG @troystond....


“Just Kids“ Book Review, Patti Smith - Ep. 185
Although it’s many years after its release, Troy finally finishes the beautiful book Just Kids by Patti Smith.  Troy also reads a few of his favorite quotes from the book and talks about his obsession with not getting got by art. Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse43, Arthouse43.com and follow Troy on IG @troystond....

“Chernobyl” Review HBO Series - Ep. 184
Troy gives a quick review of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and drops some stunning actual facts About the disaster that took place in 1986. Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse43, Arthouse43.com and follow Troy on IG @troystond....

Star Wars “Revenge of the Sith” Review - Ep. 183
And the grand finale for the week: Revenge of the Sith! I am reviewing all of the Star Wars movies as a lead up to the new Star Wars film coming out in December, The Last Jedi. Come with me on this journey! Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse43 And visit arthouse 43.com to support the show!...


Star Wars “Attack of the Clones“ Review - Ep. 182
Here we go! I am reviewing all of the Star Wars as a lead up to the new Star Wars film coming out in December, The Rise of Skywalker. Come with me on this journey! Next up: Attack of the Clones, episode two.Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse43 And visit arthouse 43.com to support the show!...

Star Wars The Phantom Menace Review - Ep. 181
Here we go! I am reviewing all of the Star Wars as a lead up to the new Star Wars film coming out in December, The Last Jedi. Come with me on this journey! First up: The Phantom Menace, episode one.Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse43 And visit arthouse 43.com to support the show!...

Michio Kaku on Alien Intelligence -Ep. 180
On this episode we are talking about humans projecting their ideas of intelligence onto aliens, when, in reality, there’s really no way we can know how smart they will be. In fact, we also play a clip of scientists Michio  Kaku talking about how aliens might be so intelligent that they can predict the future.Remember you can follow us everywhere @arthouse 43,  arthouse43.com and you can follow the host, Mr. Troy, @troystond....


Netflix Picks of the Week - Ep. 179
On this week’s episode we give you our Netflix picks of the week! Hot off the press, it’s two films available right now on Netflix that we think you’ll really love. Which ones? Push play, my friends....

Alan Watts: Don’t Play the Game - Ep. 178
In this episode host Troy Ramos and Alan Watts both contemplate why we shouldn’t be playing “The Game”. Remember to follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and donate to the show at ArtHouse43.com. “Kumi Yamashita manipulates light and shadow to cleverly produce amazing shadow art.”...

Deliverance (1972) Movie Review -Ep. 177
In this episode Troy reviews the 1972 classic film “Deliverance”. Remember to follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and donate to the show at ArtHouse43.com....


Art Institute of Chicago - Ep. 174
This week we’re on the road again to Chicago to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. In this episode we cover 4 works of art, which you can follow along with through the pictures of below:  Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks”, a Cy Twombly sculpture, Andy Warhols “Pat Hearn” and William de Kooning’s “Interchanged”.Remember to follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and visit arthouse43.com to shop for the best sound art, art prints and podcasts!  ...


Graham Hancock’s Banned Ted Talk - Ep. 173
In This episode we will share an interesting banned Ted Talk given by British writer and journalist Graham Hancock.  Although he doesn’t have a formal training in science, Graham is also famously known for his work in areas like archaeology, cataclysm and other areas of scientific research. We think this is an interesting talk that explores the use of ayahuasca and the right for adults to have control over their own consciousness. The title of the talk is: the war on consciousness. Enjoy!And remember to fol...

The Comedy of David Mitchell - Ep. 172
In this episode we take a look at the fantastically funny comedian David Mitchell. David is a British comedian, clever panel guest and has starred in shows like Peep Show with Robert Webb. He’s one of our favorites and we will play a compilation of his funny moments on various British television shows. Enjoy!And remember to follow us everywhere at @arthouse43, share this episode And donate to the show, if you’d like to support us! You can make your donations at www.arthouse43.com/donate....

“Paris, Texas” Film Review - Ep. 171
In this episode we take a hopefully interesting look at the film Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton. We’ll drop some interesting facts about this 1984 film as well as some insight into the cinematography, which was done by Robert Mueller. Enjoy!And remember to follow us everywhere at @arthouse43, share this episode And donate to the show, if you’d like to support us! You can make your donations at www.arthouse43.com/donate....


The LA Shows 2/2 - Ep. 170
ArtHouse Radio is on the road! We’re coming to you live from the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California.  We wanted to capture some of the beautiful people and artistic experiences in LA and bring these happenings and discoveries to our listeners. From chatting with strangers on Venice Beach to movie reviews with local artists and discussions about works at LA’s major museums, we are very proud to present you with: The LA Shows.Over the course of the next few episodes we will present you with recordings ...

The LA Shows 1/2 - Ep. 169
ArtHouse Radio is on the road! We’re coming to you live from the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California.  We wanted to capture some of the beautiful people and artistic experiences in LA and bring these happenings and discoveries to our listeners. From chatting with strangers on Venice Beach to movie reviews with local artists and discussions about works at LA’s major museums, we’re very proud to present you with: The LA Shows.Over the course of the next few episodes you’ll hear recordings of discussions...

Netflix vs. Criterion - Ep. 168
“You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth.” - The Matrix...


Joe Dispenza: Create Your World - Ep. 167
“Does your thinking create your environment or does your environment create your thinking?”- Joe Dispenza Quite often on this podcast we feature interviews that are more philosophicaly-based, particularly when it comes to thinking about life and the different perspectives we can have on it. We quite often repeat playing audio clips from our fa...

Sound That Doesn’t Mean Anything - Ep. 166
“When I hear what we call music, it seems to me that someone is talking. And talking about his feelings or his ideas.. of relationships, and so forth. But when I hear traffic, the sounds of traffic, for instance, I don’t get the feeling that anyone is talking. I get the feeling that sound is acting. And I love the activity of sound.  And I’m perfectly satisfied with that I don’t need sound to talk to me. “ -John Cage ...

Terence McKenna: Culture is a Mass Hallucination - Ep. 165
“Culture is a kind of mass hallucination, designed for middle-aged people, because culture works best for them. When you’re less than middle-aged you’re trying to figure out the rules of this collective mass hallucination. If your past middle-aged and you have been paying attention, you know it’s bullshit and so you don’t care anymore.” Terence McKenna puts forth some exciting ideas in this episode, where he talks about our choice either to consume culture or create it. We’ll also talk about ...


What is Art for? - Ep. 164
One answer to the question ‘what is art for?’, could be Alain de Botton’s idea that art balances us. “All of us are a little unbalanced in someway… too intellectual, too emotional, too masculine, too feminine, too calm or too excitable. The art we love is frequently something we are drawn to because it compensates us for what we lack. It counterbalances us.”In this episode 164 we look at the question: what is art for? We’ll also hear a clip by The Guardian Culture on this very question, narrated by British ...

Neil Gaiman, Revok and Good Art - Ep. 163
If you think back to the times you struggled, can you say that you still made good art during those times, whatever your art is? In this episode we hear a fantastic commencement speech by Neil Gaiman at the University of the Arts in 2002 about doing just that: making good art. We also hear an excerpt of a recent Juxtapose article on the artist Revok, titled “The Second Childhood”; about an artist potentially reborn in the face of new challenges. Tune in, art freaks! Remember to follow us everywhere @arthous...

The Pointlessness of Time - Ep. 162
What are you doing with your time? Are you using it to your advantage? In this episode we look at the advantages to ‘taking back your time’ and how there is a growing movement to do this. For example, it’s estimated that over a third of the workforce is already freelance and they expect by 2030 that freelancers will make up a majority of the workforce. We’ll also hear excerpts from two great articles in the most recent edition of the New Philospher magazine. The first article is “The Thieves of Time” by Oli...


Alan Watts: It All Makes Sense - Ep. 161
Are you looking at things from close up?  If you pulled back and tried to see the larger picture, of life or any aspect of your life, what do you think you’d see? In this episode we’re talking about the disadvantage of viewing things from a microscopic perspective. We’ll talk about what we see from different vantage points and we’ll hear the great Alan Watts’s take on this in a clip titled “It All Makes Sense”. ...

Art, Technology & Jaron Lanier on Deleting Social Media - Ep. 160
It’s always been a constant struggle for artists to find support to continue their work. Every day we wake up, however, instantly becomes the greatest day in human history to find that support. Technology is, for all its light and darkness, a great platform for establishing connections between the artist and the patron. But ARE we doing enough? Is the artist doing enough? Is the patron being active enough? Is social media necessary for strengthening these interactions? On this episode we’ll talk about these...

Terence McKenna, “They Live” & Alternate Realities - Ep. 159
This weekend I re-watched John Carpenter’s cult classic movie “They Live”. the story of a drifter (Roddy Piper) who stumbles upon a rude awakening that aliens are among us and controlling everything. It is, quite simply, still a fantastic movie. Whether being controlled by aliens or ruthless humans, it got me thinking: how much of what we see is, in fact, real? Is there some sort of hidden truth we cannot see?These thoughts of alternate realities led me to the great mystic Terence McKenna, of course. One of...


Star Wars Mythology: Joseph Campbell & George Lucas- Ep. 158
This week I went to my mother’s cozy little beach town for a visit, easily one of my favorite things about being a conscious creature. And I quickly did the most logical thing a sensible person can do: slam a questionable amount of Christmas cookies and watch “Star Wars: A New Hope” for the millionth time. Perhaps many people can think of a better utopia. For me, it doesn’t get any better than these moments of snack-filled Star Wars-ian couch adventures. Watching it this time, however, my mind kept circling...

Special Announcement: ArtHouse 43 Gift Basket Giveaway!
It’s the ArtHouse 43 GIFT BASKET GIVEAWAY! In celebration of our new podcast Art City Now, we have 3 fantastic baskets to giveaway and all you have to do to enter is: 1) Share the podcast, pick an episode, if you’d like (www.arthouse43.com/artcitynow) and tag us @ArtHouse43. Tagging us allows us to see who shared it! 2) OR you can write a review of the Art City Now podcast on iTunes! Do either of those and we will put your name in the bowl and we will draw the 3 winners on Sunday, December 23 at 3pm! Each b...

Alan Watts: The Future is for Suckers - Ep. 157
“I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”-Alan WattsThis is Ep. 157 on Alan Watts: “The Future is for Suckers!” On this episode we’ll talk ‘future’, we’ll dissect a little of Alan Watts’s ideas on ‘future’ and we’ll hear quite possibly our favorite clip of all Alan Watts lecture clips: The Future is for Suckers. It’s the arts, it’s philosophy… This is ArtHouse Radio!Follow us everywhere @arthouse43, visit www.a...


Terence McKenna: Artists are the Way - Ep. 156
Terence McKenna believed that if the artist cannot find the way to expanded consciousness, then the way could not be found.  He was a firm believer that culture was a great obstacle to enlightenment, that it tends to make people generally afraid of the unconscious mind; whereas artists are not afraid. Artists regularly use the unconscious mind as part of their process for creation. And that that unconscious perspective is also used by the observer of artworks when seeking some sort of truth or significance ...

On the Word Artist Barbara Kruger - Ep. 155
This week on the podcast we’re looking at the works of word artists, delving deep into the power of the artistic one-liner. In this episode, we take a look at one of the best known word artists, Barbara Kruger. We’ll look at some of her most notable works and we’ll hear “Barbara Kruger: In Her Own Words” as published by the National Gallery of Art.Follow us @arthouse43 and at ArtHouse43.com! And remember this week’s theme of ‘word art’ was inspired by host Troy Ramos’s quest for the title for his new sound ...

Word Art: On Jenny Holzer - Ep. 154
For about a week now I’ve been contemplating several titles for a new sound work I’ll be releasing, with not much of a front runner. Whenever I’m conflicted like that, my usual go to for finding a solution is to read Tony Godfrey’s book “Conceptual Art”. It’s a fantastic book that always opens the floodgates of ideas for me. Quite often, I find myself gravitating towards the chapter on ‘word art’, which of course gives ample time to a couple of the best know word artists: Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger.So ...


“Sharp Objects” Review 2/2 - Ep. 153
WOWWW! After finishing the finale, this might be one of the last times you hear me talk about the HBO series “Sharp Objects”. Not because it isn’t good (it’s great), but because I’m so disturbed and affected by it. I had a darker feeling about this than I did after finishing Breaking Bad (tho I WILL watch BB again. Let’s just leave the discussion of this show for this episode, shall we?Follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and support us at www.arthouse43.com or www.patreon.com/arthouse43!...

L.A. Story (1991) Film Review - Ep. 152
In winter I often find myself arguing with this cold Detroit climate. As part of my arsenal, I use L.A.-based movie settings as some sort of cultural fireplace that warms me up.  In this episode I look back at the 1991 film L.A. Story, which I actually had never seen. Will it warm me up? Could it find itself in the fireplace-repertoire of this frigid Detroit hug?Follow us @arthouse43, and support us at www.arthouse43.com!...

Batman or Joker: Who’s the Hero? - Ep. 151
The Batman vs The Joker... know which side you’re on? Are you SURE? Ok so this isn’t news to the hordes of Comic Con elites, but it’s still an interesting idea to ponder. Is the Joker, from certain perspectives, the actual Hero? Ohh man, dangerous waters lie ahead! Tune in and find out where this ships lands, dear matees! Follow is everywhere @arthouse43 and support is at www.arthouse43.com or at www.patreon.com/ArtHouse43!...


“UnF*ck Yourself” Book Review - Ep. 150
In this 150th episode we review the book UnF*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop! Embrace the chaos and tune into the best entertainment since the invention of Chex Mix!Follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and support us at www.arthouse43.com or www.patreon.com/arthouse43!...

“Sharp Objects” Review 1/2 - Ep. 149
Hello, my lovelies! In this first part of two episodes I’m reviewing the HBO show “Sharp Objects” starring Amy Adams. Will they? Won’t they? Who’s ‘they’? Tune in to find out!Follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and support us at www.arthouse43.com or www.patreon.com/arthouse43!...

“The Happy Prince” Review - Ep. 148
Greetings, my friends!  On this lovely episode I’m reviewing the film The Happy Prince, which I saw at the Windsor International Film Festival this week. It’s stars Rupert Everett, who Is also making his directorial debut. How many stars will I give it?!Follow us everywhere @arthouse43 and support us at www.arthouse43.com or www.patreon.com/arthouse43!...


"First Man" Review - Ep. 147
Tune in for our review of Damien Chazelle’s new film “First Man”, starring Ryan Gosling (what a dreamboat!)! Remember to support us at www.ArtHouse43.com and at www.patreon.com/arthouse43! And follow us everywhere @arthouse43!...

Art, Technology & Jeff Koons - Ep. 146
Happy Halloween! This episode we’re talking about the scariest thing of them all... money! And technology! And (for some) Jeff Koons! What do these things have to do with each other? Well pull up a chair and find out!  As always, hosted by Troy Ramos!Support us by going to www.patreon.com/arthouse43 or at www.arthouse43.com! Follow us everywhere @arthouse43! Send us your comments! Let Troy hear your Liberty bell ring!...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?- Ep. 145
It’s the wonderful Fred Rogers! Won’t you be his? In this episode I talk about the new documentary: “Won’t you be my Neighbor?” and wonder why we can’t all be as nice and neighborly as much as maybe we should. Let me know what you think of Mr. Rogers, the documentary and the show! Follow us @arthouse43! You can also donate to the podcast to sh...


The Meaning of Life, Joseph Campbell and Monty Python -Ep. 144
In this organic episode we’re talking about the meaning of life and all of its cage-free ideas! You’ll hear clips from the Power of Myth, a series of conversations between Bill Moyers and one of the 20th century’s preeminent thinkers Joseph Campbell. The Power of Myth originally aired on PBS in 1988. And we’ll also hear clips from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, including maybe a song by Eric Idle!Please remember to support us by going to www.arthouse43.com and making a contribution! We need your suppor...

Short Film: “Stutterer” (Academy Award Winner)- Ep. 143
This week we’re talking about the short film “Stutterer”! It’s a 13 minute film by Benjamin Cleary and winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. It stars Matthew Needham and Chloe Pirrie. Watch the film below courtesy of YouTube!And remember to support us by donating on our safe and secure site at www.ArtHouse43.com! Your support means everything!...

Talking Twilight Zone: Ep. “Five Characters in Search of an Exit” -Ep. 142
ArtHouse Radio returns! After a long break of Cheetos and Beers, we are back with this special episode!Tonight's episode: the Twilight Zone episode 17 of season 3: “Five Characters in Search of an Exit!” Tonight’s guest: Aimée of Windsor, Ontario, Canada! Listen as you’ll hear clips of the episode, quotes from Rod Serling and an adorable conversation between Troy and Aimée on the potential meaning of it all!Remember you can donate to ArtHouse Radio and our overlords at ArtHouse 43 by visiting www.ArtHouse43...


The Philosophy of Darth Vader - Ep. 141
In this episode we unravel the philosophy of Darth Vader, inspired by the Wisecrack video on YouTube titled… Appropriately… The Philosophy of Darth Vader. Are you a death denier?  Better ax somebody.And remember we have a new project we are trying to raise money for called State of the Arts. We already have a grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation we are In need of more funding to make sure the project happens! If you can, please donate by going to: www.gofundme.com/stateofthearts to contribute. Y...

On Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Ep. 140
Do you know who you are?Don’t forget you can follow us @arthouse43 everywhere and you can support the show by donating at www.arthouse43.com! And if you’re interested in receiving the ArtHouse Newsletter, go to the website and send us your email and we’ll include you! It’s an email only VIP thing!...

Twin Peaks Finale - Ep. #139
Well I done and did it! I finished one of the best things I’ve seen in quite some time. What did I think of it? What do you think of it? Tune in to find out my answer, and write me to find out yours! Follow us everywhere @arthouse43! And please, you know that we bring you this entertainment, whatever that means, without sponsors. So please consider supporting us. You can go to www.arthouse43.com, click on support and then make a contribution. Your support means everything....


Twin Peaks: Parts 10-13 - Ep. #138
The cherry pie makes an appearance! That kind of changes everything. Want to hear more? Well, invite me in, friend!Support the show by visiting www.arthouse43.com and follow us @arthouse43 on social media everywhere!...

Twin Peaks Parts 6-9 - Ep. #137
“Got a light... got a light?” In this episode we look at Twin Peaks: the Return, parts 6-9!Support the show by visiting www.arthouse43.com and follow us @arthouse43 on social media everywhere!...

The Bitchin’s Back (An Excerpt) - Ep. #136
OK, here we go: it looks like I’m going to finally release that book this Christmas! It’s the perfect stocking stuffer! In this episode I delve into it and read an excerpt, in the hopes of convincing you to find it sexy and purchasable. And please follow us @arthouse43 everywhere and please, please, please support us by going to www.arthouse43.com, clicking on support and then making a contribution! Your support means everything!...


Twin Peaks Part 5 - Ep. #135
I couldn’t even wait to finish more episodes before on got on the mic to blab about the brilliance of David Lynch and Twin Peaks! This is about the fifth episode of Twin Peaks the Return!Follow us @arthouse43 everywhere and support the show at www.arthouse43.com!...

Twin Peaks: Parts 1-4 - Ep. #134
OK, I have finally begun watching Twin Peaks: the return! Do I love it? Do I hate it? Tune in to find out the answer to these exciting questions! I’ve only watched parts 1-4,, but I wanted to catalog my experience as I go through it. Follow all the action @arthouse43 everywhere and visit www.arthouse43.com To support the show!...

Alan Watts: Time Fetish -Ep. #133
Does punctuality get you off? Yes? THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. Don’t believe me? Well, let’s let Alan Watts opine on that “debate”.Follow us @arthouse43 everywhere and at www.arthouse43.com!...


ArtHouse Radio on Break: Welcome Troy Meets World
Hello, friends! It’s your old uncle Troy here, letting you know that ArtHouse Radio will be on a brief hiatus for a few weeks as we get ready to launch the new podcast: Troy Meets World, which will be available on iTunes and everywhere early next week. PLEASE JOIN US over at Troy Meets World! And never fear because ArtHouse will be back, of course, we just want to focus on Troy Meets World for a few weeks and give that a proper good launch!When ArtHouse comes back we will have a few really exciting announce...

Artist Chris Ramos #6 - Ep. 132
Artist Chris Ramos and I talk about our new art show coming up Friday, October 13, 2017! If you’re in the area, visit www.ArtHouse43.com for more details. Give us a review on iTunes and follow us everywhere @arthouse43!...

Bladerunner 2049 Review -Ep. #131
Humanity flailing, robots in charge.. Ryan Gosling actin all stoic... it’s Bladerunner 2049! After seeing the film on opening night, Troy talks about the the film and is giving you fair warning of a spoiler alert right now! Take note of the spoiler alert!  Follow and support us @arthouse43 or at www.arthouse43.com! Thank you so much!...


On Tom Petty - Ep. #130
Tom Petty is gone, dead at age 66. I suppose the only thing we can all do is keep connecting with him through some of the greatest music ever created.Follow us everywhere @arthouse43,  write a review for a show on iTunes and support us by making a donation at www.arthouse43.com....

It Is Always Now - Ep. #129
After a challenging week, I revisit a video of a clip of Sam Harris talking about the 'meaning of life' as inspiration for improving my perspective on life.Follow us everywhere @arthouse43, give us a review and/or support us www.arthouse43.com/donate!...

On Art Forgery: Wolfgang Beltracchi - Ep. #128
If there's potentially anything crazier than millionaires dropping tons of money on paintings, dropping all those dimes on fake paintings might even be more ridiculous. In this episode we look at Wolfgang Beltracchi, famous German art forger and the basis of the Netflix documentary: "Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery".And don't forget to follow us @arthouse43 everywhere, and PLEASE write a review of for the show on iTunes!...


Douglas Geehan #3 - Ep. #127
Are you A little low on your 'Doug and Troy' fix? Well heat up those spoons and clean those needles because he's back! It's his third visit to the show, it's an awesome and funny conversation.. it's Doug!Follow us @arthouse43 and support the show by making a contribution at www.arthouse43.com and writing us a review on iTunes!...

Holly Bechiri of cultured.GR - Ep. #126
In light of her recent article on cultured.GR and the exciting start of ArtPrize 9 (ArtPrize.org), Holly Bechiri and I talk art, culture, "nice vs kind" and so much more!Follow us @arthouse43 and support the show by making a contribution at www.arthouse43.com and writing us a review on iTunes!...

On Simon Sinek & Millennials - Ep. #125
How addicted are we to our devices? And where do we place the blame, outside of ourselves? Do you like people who have answers? Or do you like questions more than the answers? In this episode we listen to a clip of Simon Sinek talking about millennials and our technological addictions, and of course, Troy opines on it all (idiot alert!)Follow us @arthouse43 and support us at www.arthouse43.com!...


Terence McKenna - Are Aliens the Future Us? - Ep. 124
In this Terence McKenna-filled Terence McKenna episode, we  hear a clip from Mr. McKenna and explore his ideas regarding DMT, and perhaps other things, as being communication devices with aliens, who may or may not be us from the future. Sound crazy?   Maybe it is. And maybe it's not. And maybe it is. And maybe it's not.Follow us everywhere @arthouse43! And you can donate to our cause or send love messages to us at www.ArtHouse43.com!...

Jim Carrey Philosophy -Ep. 123
After the world freaked out about Jim Carrey's interview at New York Fashion Week, we revisit what was said in its entirety and wonder: is it really that weird? We also play another interview he did several days before in which he talked about the same things and the reporter was a little more open to it and the whole thing seems a lot less weird. Coincidence?Don't forget to follow us everywhere @arthouse43! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arthouse-radio-arthouse-43/id1035389095?mt=...

Twelve Stars Philosophy - Ep. #122
Your beloved host has a new piano album out Friday, September 8, 2017! But you can Pre-Order the limited edition-CD and the digital download right now! You can find it here: www.troyramos.bandcamp.com! In this episode I talk a little bit about my approach to composing this and things in general. It's called 'naturalism' and it's all the rage with myself!Don't forget you can follow the show @arthouse43 and make donations at www.arthouse43.com!...


Brian Eno Philosophy & Project 100 - Ep. #121
Brian Eno says: "don't get a job." Troy Ramos says: "I don't want to get a job, but I need people out there to support Project 100!" Project 100: if you send me $25, I will write you a personal soundwork. I talk about this project and about surviving as an artist. If you'd like to learn more, visit www.troymeetsworld.com/project100! As a little tasty morsel to entice you, I will play a couple of tracks from my soon to be released new all piano album: "Twelve Stars" at the end of this episode.Follow us @arth...

Westworld Philosophy - Ep. #120
What is the real possibility of a Westworld type of entertainment/technological advancement happening? Do shows like this encourage that, through robot sympathy? If we criticize this potential, is it just that we are afraid of not making it?Follow us @arthouse43 and support the show www.arthouse43.com/donate!...

Tale of Two Troys -Ep. #119
Ahh.. the sounds of a bike getting pummeled by Michigan roads. That AND two Troys, at different points in time and space, think about the loss value of a 'thought' as it attempts to move from the original 'thought-state' into some form of representation in this world.Follow us: @arthouse43, and send us words at www.ArtHouse43.com!...


Listening - Ep. #118
Please, just listen.@arthouse43 everywhere, or www.ArtHouse43.com. Thank you!...

America the Ugly, Frankie Boyle Philosophy, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Jokes & Robot Love - Ep. #117
On this heartwarming episode of "Fridays I'm in Love", I'm talking a little bit about Americans and their politics, a wonderful thought by comedian Frankie Boyle about the possibility of us being a "light trapped in matter", I read a few jokes from this year's Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival and we close with the future of love: robot sex.Follow us @arthouse43 everywhere and send us love letters TheArtHouse43@gmail.com! And support/donate to the #ArtHouseHallwayGallery by going to www.ArtHouse43.com....

Artist Rachael Edwards - Ep. 116
This episode were talking with Texas-based artist Rachael Edwards about life, art, her upcoming show the "Back Alley Gallery" and other things! You can also follow her on social media at @rachaeldwardswithpaint!And you can also follow us everywhere @arthouse43! Don't forget you can make donations to the podcast, the organization and the ArtHouse Hallway Gallery in Detroit by going to www.ArtHouse43.com!...


Jason Voorhees & Morrissey v Robert Smith - Fridays I'm in Love - Ep. #115
Are you tired of the heat and humidity? Do you wish Fall was here already?  Do you have an addiction to Halloween movies? Well, this is the episode for you, my friends. In this episode I pine for the beautiful fall weather and the Halloween slasher movies, in particular,  Friday the 13ths. For whatever weird reason I also look into the Morrissey versus Robert Smith feud. Hey, YouTube rabbit holes, my friend. Enjoy, Halloweenies!And please follow us @arthouse43, consider supporting the #ArtHouseHallwayGaller...

Ethan Hawke Philosophy - Ep. #114
It seems like "video clips" of conversations has, in someway, taking the place of the novel. I spend a lot of time listening to people talk, in search of some sort of wisdom, something that I can use in my life to try to make things better or improve myself. Ethan Hawke is one of those types of wisdom. In this episode were talking about how to survive in the arts, and we're doing it mostly through the eyes of one of the most thoughtful, creative minds on the planet.  He's not just an actor or a writer or a ...

University Inc, Pot v Guns & Instagram Art - Friday Stories - Ep #113
Welcome, chums! And chumettes! This fair trade episode we're talking about a mom in Michigan who is panhandling for her daughter's college tuition, the Feds say "weed or pot, not both" and the Instagram art of Cindy Sherman!Follow us @arthouse43 and you can donate and shop at Amazon through our website www.arthouse43.com!...


Bill Murray Philosophy & Valley Girl-ism -Ep #112
We are delving lightly into the thoughts of Bill Murray, how a painting saved his life and how he would like to be more present. We're also talking about American slang, Valley girls and we hear a clip from the PBS documentary "The Storyof English"! Follow us @arthouse43 and you can make donations or shop at Amazon but first going to our website www.arthouse43.com!...

Dunkirk & Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 - Friday Stories - Ep #111
It's Friday stories for July 28 2017! This week we're talking about Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's new joint, Werner von Braun (with Tom Lehrer sings a retort!) and Troy looks forward to season 9 of Curb or Enthusiasm!Follow us @arthouse43! You can also make donations or support us by shopping at Amazon by first going to our website and clicking on the Amazon link: www.arthouse43.com!...

State of the Arts: #1: The Box Factory w/Katrina Daniels
"State of the Arts" is a brand new, special series of occasional ArtHouse Radio episodes where we visit any art space with a guest and have a conversation afterwards. On today's first State of the Arts, we visit The Box Factory in St. Joseph, Michigan with Katrina Daniels, the Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director at the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center!Follow the Box Factory at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org! Follow the Lansing Art Gallery @lansingartgallery! And follow us @arthouse43 on all social medi...


Art as Therapy, Lunch Meat & Top 5 Dogs - Friday Stories - Ep #109
Art as therapy and potentially our new guidance? We talk about that and listen to a speech by Alain de Botton, as well as covering the "essential" lunch meat and the world of earth's most impactful dogs! Follow us @arthouse43  and please give us a review on iTunes!...

Elon Musk on A.I. & "Detroit" Trailer - Ep. #108
In this organic, cage free episode we're talking about the "Detroit" movie trailer and artificial intelligence! Facebook recently discovered that a couple of their AI agents, as they call them, started communicating with each other in a language we couldn't understand, so they stopped it. That naturally leads us to clips of Elon Musk talking about the dangers of the coming artificial intelligence.Follow us! @arthouse43 everywhere! Share, subscribe and download to the podcast on iTunes, friends!...

Tipping, Minimum Wage & Animal Art - Friday Stories - Ep #107
Welcome to Friday Stories! Do you know any artists who live off of what they do? For artists who work in the service industry, we're looking at the server's minimum wage and its variance by state. We're also talking about the animal art of Anja Wölfing!Have suggestions for stories for the podcast? Send them to us! You can message us @arthouse43 or at www.arthouse43.com....


On Terence McKenna & Anxiety w/Sebastian Crinkle - Ep #106
We are dipping into the ArtHouse vault with a classic conversation with Sebastian Crinkle! First let's listen to a speech by Terence McKenna on 'modern anxiety' and then the convo! Don't forget to follow us @arthouse43 and follow the #arthousehallwaygallery action on www.ArtHouse43.com!...

Artist Chloë Brown - Ep 104
Today were talking with multimedia artist Chloë Brown from Sheffield, England! Chloë and I sat down for a conversation at ArtHouse Studios while she was on one of her many visits to Detroit. You can find many of her works on Vimeo! It's a great conversation, so please do enjoy!Don't forget you can follow us @arthouse43 and you can support us by donating through our website www.ArtHouse43.com and you can also find details on the #arthousehallwaygallery!...


Sebastian Crinkle, Micro-Psychologist -Ep #103
It's the esteemed micro-psychologist, microbiologist and potential performance artist, Sebastian Crinkle! Crinkle time!Follow us @arthouse43 and support the #arthousehallwaygallery through small donations! Come on man!!!...

Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Exec. Director MOCAD - Ep. #102
On this glorious Episode #102, Troy welcomes the fabulous Elysia Borowy-Reeder, the Executive Director of MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) for a fantastic conversation on art, culture and spaces! For more information on the museum and Elysia you can visit https://mocadetroit.org!And don't forget to follow us @arthouse43 on Instagram and Twitter! You can also support ArtHouse & the #ArtHouseHallwayGallery (see photos below) by visiting www.ArtHouse43.com! Enjoy!...

God Save the Comcast- Ep #101
Do you hate Comcast, too? Well tune in to hear me meddle with the primal forces of nature as I drop some staggering stats on the World's biggest cable and internet company. If they don't like it, thought about that before they decided not to transfer my service well over a month ago, and I still don't have service. Incompetence!!!...


EPISODE 100! BE YOU!
As the second season comes to a close, I thank you from the bottom of my soulless heart for coming on this long journey with me! It's not over, but we've come a long way, baby! Plus, hear some good tunes and listen to a homeless guy talking the truth! His video got nearly $3 million views!Follow us @arthouse43!...

John Cage Partying Like It's Episode 99
Only a couple of episodes left before we launch Troy Meets World, the hottest new podcast since ArtHouse Radio! In this brand new episode we get a few 'on the street' reports and also hear a nice little lesson from John Cage about meaning and life.Follow us @arthouse43!...


Alan Watts: You Think of Thinking -Ep #96
It's Alan Watts talking about our minds and me opining while walking in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts and thinking about thinking too much!Follow us @arthouse43!...

Basquiat, the Art World & Detroit Art Shows - Ep. #95
American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sells a painting for a cool $110 million, I go to a couple of cool art events on a beautiful Thursday evening in Motown and finally I rant about billionaires who buy art like they're somebodies!Follow us @arthouse43! Www.ArtHouse43.com...


Movement, Michigan Theater & Fragment as Everything- Ep #94
Today I dabble around the electronic music festival, Movement, in Detroit, visit the Michigan Theater and talk about how the entire blueprint for the universe might be contained in one of its fragments.Follow us @arthouse43 and shop at Amazon by first going to our website www.ArtHouse43.com!...

Detroit's Q-Line & Public Transit as a Bonding Force- Ep #93
In this episode we're talking about Detroit's new streetcar, the first since the 1940s! Holy fuck! We're mostly asking: will it help destroy negative perceptions ppl have of other ppl from different backgrounds? And why did we ever stop streetcarring?www.ArtHouse43.com and follow us @arthouse43!...

Scott Walker Binge, Roger Waters vs the Floyd & Weird Festivals USA - Friday Stories - Ep #92
In this cage free episode of Friday Stories we talk organically about the great Scott Walker, how Roger Waters might be the actual force behind Pink Floyd and, of course, our pick of the week for Weird Festivals USA! Follow us @arthouse43, write a review on iTunes for us (PLEASE!!??), go to our website www.ArtHouse43.com to make a donation OR to click on our link to Amazon before you shop!...


Detroit Drunk: Stroh's & Alan Watts - Ep. #90
In this episode I shirk all responsibilities and slam beers downtown and then wander through the beautiful streets of Detroit as I opine about the universe and our fragile system. Later, once sober, I get caught in a traffic jam and opine even further. And after all that, as sort of a remedy to these problems, we hear a calming speech by the beautiful Alan Watts.Don't forget to follow us @arthouse43!...


Live from England #2! - Ep. 88 - The English Countryside and The Sounds of Objects
Do you ever think about how supposedly inanimate objects might have sounds? I didn't think so. Well your in luck because that's exactly what I was thinking about as I continued my hike on the beautiful South Downs Way through the southern part of England.. don't ignore me!And don't forget you can follow us @arthouse43, you can make donations at ArtHouse43.com and you can bring a little money to the show simply by clicking on the Amazon.com link on our website, ArtHouse43.com or TroyMeetsWorld.com, before yo...

Live from England! - Ep. #87: Hiking the South Downs Way
This episode was recorded live in the English countryside, surrounded by lovely gardens and flowing fields of green and the chalky cliffs of Eastbourne and the Seven Sisters. Don't know what any of that means? Well tune in, silly! And don't forget to support us by going to our website ArtHouse43.com or TroyMeetsWorld.com and click on the Amazon link at the top before you shop! Then follow us at @arthouse43!...

Writer Douglas Geehan #2 - Ep #86
Doug's back!  Doug returns and we get to the bottom of pretty much everything. Need a little Doug and Troy? Hit play, silly! Follow us @arthouse43 and shop at Amazon through our websites: ArtHouse43.com or TroyMeetsWorld.com!Love!!!...


Fearless Girl & The Last Jedi -Pop Culture Fridays- Ep #85
We're talking about Dave Chapelle's and Louis CK's new comedy specials, "Fearless Girl l" and, of course, the new Star Wars trailer for "The Last Jedi" (not very long spent on it, ladies, so don't worry.) Follow us @arthouse43 and go to ArtHouse43.com to donate or to click on the link to Amazon and help us that way!...

Driverless Cars: Troy vs. Robots - Ep #84
Well we've gone and done it: the robot takeover is reaching new heights and we've let it happen. Good thing? Bad thing? Not sure? Well have a listen to what we have to say and also hear some clips from driverless car proponents, AI investor/skeptic Elon Musk and an RT interview with modern philosopher Slavoj Zizek!Follow us @arthouse43 and shop at Amazon by first going to our site ArtHouse43.com or TroyMeetsWorld.com and clicking on the link to Amazon and THEN do all your shopping!...

Honey Boo Boo & Hollywood Remakes -Pop Culture Fridays- Ep #83
"Honey Boo-Boo Chile"! All that nonsense, Hollywood remaking Overboard and our favorite tweets of the day! We're brought to you by Amazon.com so please go to our ArtHouse43.com or TroyMeetsWorld.com, click on the link and support us when you shop! You could also visit our sites and make a one time or recurring donation!Follow us @arthouse43!...


Does America Support the Arts? - Ep #82
Who really supports the arts in America? Does anybody? Should anybody? Is the arts world disconnected from the general public, does it matter and what about the proposed budget cuts under the current administration? All this and more on episode 82! Don't forget that we are sponsored by Amazon.com! Go to our website and click the Amazon link on our page ArtHouse43.com or TroyMeetsWorld.com before you shop so that you support the show! It's free and easy! You could also go to ArtHouse43.com and make a donatio...

Pop Culture Fridays - Ep #81 - At The Mall
In this episode I walk to the mall and then immediately head to a bookstore, grab a few magazines and record this PCF in the corner, quietly dying, yet keeping to myself. Visit our site and pledge to keep the show going: www.patreon.com/arthouseradio And follow us @arthouse43! Get up!!...

The Future You - Ep #80
In this episode we talk about a couple of articles in the Spring 2017 issue of The New Philosopher, the hot new thinking person's mag  brought to you by our friends down under! We also talk about our new association with Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/ArtHouseRadio and pledge your support to the show! Starting at only $2, now come on… How much lower could we go?...


Pop Culture Fridays - Portland Edition - Ep 79
In this Portland Edition of PCF I'm broadcasting live from Portland, Oregon! The rain, the sexy hipsters, the vegan bacon cheeseburgers and so much more! Follow us @arthouse43 and /arthouse43 on FB! And if you fancy supporting an arts business that wants a stronger artistic culture in the community, visit www.arthouse43.com and click on "Donate"! Thanks for listening, I love you and enjoy!...

Kirsten Jean - Ep 78
This episode is all about Walking Deadheads (did I just coin that?), the Naked Chicken Chalupa and the #TryPod movement! Follow us @arthouse43 and /arthouse43 on FB! And if you fancy supporting an arts business that wants a stronger artistic culture in the community, visit www.arthouse43.com and click on "Donate"! Thanks for listening, I love you and enjoy!...

Northside Art Show & How Yesterday Affects Your Future- Ep #77
In this tasty episode we talk about the art show Troy had at his house over the weekend! Hint: victory was achieved! We also talk about Avrham Infeld's quote that asks us  how what happens to us in the past affects who we are today. All that and a few chuckles! Are you OK with chuckles? I'm talking about The chuckles you do when you left, not the candy which is probably terrible for you. We do not endorse Chuckles the candy....


ArtHouse FunRaiser & Alan Watts - Ep #76
In episode 76 the official #ArtHouseFunRaiser2017 begins! Click here to donate:  http://www.arthouse43.com/donate/ Troy and ArtHouse need your support!! The TroyBot 3000 will introduce Alan Watts and then we hear a moving lecture by the man himself, Alan Watts. These next few podcasts are the final podcasts in Lansing! The Capitol City! Troy is off to Detroit, with a few adventure stops in-between. So if you frequent the show, or support our art-action with art shows and commissions (coming in 2017!) now is...

Star Wars w/Chris Ramos #5 - Ep 68
In this laser filled episode we are talking Star Wars, Chevy Chase and praising Fletch, as you do. We hope you enjoy it and if you don't please fuck off. Don't forget to follow us @arthouse43! Maybe will even follow you back! You start!...


Top 5 '80s Villains - Pop Culture Fridays -Ep #67
On this edition of PCF we cover our top 5 villains from the 1980s. What would yours be? Do you like these choices? Would you change anything? Does anybody care? Tune in for that and more on our 66th episode of ArtHouse Radio!...

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Ep #66
It's David Bowie, it's sci-fi, it's classic 70s… I watched the film "The Man Who Fell to Earth" by Nicolas Roeg and I'm talking about that and more. David Bowie.. what couldn't he do!?...

Pop Culture Fridays: Oscars 2017 - Ep #65
Prince Harry, Beyoncé's Bump, the Oscars 2017 and Guy Maddin's film "Seances" http://seances.nfb.ca.. all that and more on this Pop Culture Fridays for February 3, 2017! "Hoo-ray!", they all yelled in response....


Terence McKenna & Edibles, Ep #64
In this final installment of my Terence McKenna festival, I talk about my experience eating an edible on an empty stomach and having my world get totally funky for a while. First we hear the speech by Terence McKenna talking about psychedelics and 'going it alone' and then we dine!...

On Terence McKenna (2/3): Destroying Ego - Ep #62
It's part 2 of 3 of our series on Terence McKenna thoughts, and this time he's talking about Ego! Here's a short clip of him giving a talk, the Troy's on Troy's recent movie consumption and how the earth might have a mind of its own! Dammmmn!!...


On Terence McKenna (1/3): Avoiding Materialism - Ep #60
Steve Cutts, Artist This is the first of a 3 episode series on thoughts and ideas by the great Terence McKenna! First up is Mr. McKenna speaking to a group on avoiding consumerism and materialism. Enjoy!...

Pop Culture Fridays: Cosmo Crazy - Ep #59
Skin care. Cramps. Hotter sex. And worst dates EVER! For this "Pop Culture Cosmo Friday" Troy he reads the February 2017 Cosmopolitan magazine because he's a glutton for punishment. Hear his take on weed-cramps!...


"La La Land" - Ep #58
Today we're talking sun, actors, and the American celebrity dream.. all for overinflated ticket prices! That's right, we're talking "La La Land", the hit new movie starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Singing, dancing and spoilers! Tune in and follow us @ArtHouse43!...

Pop Culture Fridays; Hip-Hop Evolution & The Sopranos - Ep #57
Pop-culture Fridays for January 6, 2017! Here Troy's long-awaited, 10 year later review of the Sopranos! He also talks about the Hip-Hop Evolution  documentary on Netflix, and unveils a new "vinyl" dream of his own!@ArtHouse43 and www.facebook.com/arthouse43!...

Getting Paid as Artists - Ep #56
From anartistsjourneytolife.wordpress.com article "Chasing Money" This week on ArtHouse Radio Troy is flying Han Solo as he reads an article by Philip Glass on getting paid for what you create. What a great idea, right? We also hear an interesting jingle from Faygo for all the Juggalos out there. Don't forget to follow us @ArtHouse43 on Instagram and Twitter!And if you love the show, support us! Go to ArtHouse43.com and make a donation tod...


Comedian Emily Syrja - Ep #55
This week ArtHouse Radio welcomes the lovely and talented comedian Emily Syrja! We talk comedy, puppies and Quality Dairy! (Did you know that QD makes its own ice cream??!! Since 1940, bitch! Also, Did you know that the great Magic Johnson once worked at a QD? Yup.) This is a fantastic conversation full of laughs and heartwarming stories that'll make you feel like the insignificant spec of space dust that you know you are but refuse to accept! And since you'll want more of Emily after this, you can follow h...

Steve Jobs & Branding - Ep #54
In this episode we hear an historical speech given by Steve Jobs just after he was re-hired at Apple where he talks about branding and where he's going to take the company. We also here a little bit about Troy's upcoming music projects and of course,  there's also lots of fun to be had in general! General fun!...

ArtPrize's Kevin Buist - Ep #47
This week we continue our coverage of ArtPrize 8 in Grand Rapids! On this episode we welcome ArtPrize Exhibition Director Kevin Buist, who has been at ArtPrize from the beginning. Kevin is also a writer and an artist and you can follow his work at KevinBuist.com, and also @KevinBuist. You can also find more info about ArtPrize at artprize.org and @artprize.And of course don't forget to follow us at @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/arthouse43 and at www.arthouse43.com. don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and,...


Artist Tracey Snelling - Ep #46
This week we continue our coverage of ArtPrize 8 in Grand Rapids! On this episode I talk with artist Tracey Snelling, who has a wonderful sculpture up called "One Thousand Shacks". You can see this work at the UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts) in downtown GR. Find more info about Tracey and her works at www.TraceySnelling.com, and on Insta @trraceysnelling. You can also find more info about ArtPrize at artprize.org and @artprize.And of course don't forget to follow us at @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com...

Pop Culture Fridays: The Two Coreys & Troy's Must Watch TV
On this tasty little episode of Pop Culture Fridays for September 30th, I talk about The Two Coreys, in light of Corey Feldman's recent performance and I also give you some of my must watch TV choices! I also give this week's recommended episode of The Adventures of Pete & Pete. It's Fall, get on board and Halloweenie yourselves!And of course don't forget to follow us at @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/arthouse43 and at www.arthouse43.com. don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and you should definitely rate a...

Artist Justin Andert - Ep #45
After we hear some spoken hip hop by Chicago rapper Jeronimo, titled "80s & 20s", I talk with Justin Andert, of Battle Creatures fame, as he prepares for his street art festival "Color of the Creek" on Saturday October 1st, 2016. You can find out more about Justin's work at battlecreatures.co, colorthecreek.com and @battlecreatures on Instagram and Twitter. You can also follow Jeronimo at jeronimospeaks.blogspot.com and @jeronimospeaks on Twitter.And of course don't forget to follow us at @ArtHouse43, Faceb...


"Stranger Things" with Chris Ramos #4- Ep #44
After a reading of EE Cummings's poem "Humanity, I love you", Chris Ramos and I have a fantastic conversation about the hot new Netflix series "Stranger Things". Just what is happening in this series?! You can follow Chris @cbramos_perspective end find out more info on him and his artwork at www.CBRamos.com.Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHouse 43.com. Please subscribe on iTunes, and please rate and review us!...

The Film “Nerve” - Ep #43
First we hear the chilling speech by JFK on secret societies, and then we review the movie Nerve. We also talked about the technological takeover, the singularity and Mexican food. Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHouse 43.com. Please subscribe on iTunes, and please rate and review us!...


Writer Douglas Geehan (Part 2) - Ep #42
After we hear Charlie Chaplin's legendary speech in the film "The Great Dictator", we conclude this conversation with Douglas Geehan in part 2. In this episode, we pick up with the idea of 'story' as the oldest form of human interaction. Remember to visit www.douglasgeehan.com for more information about Doug's work!Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHouse 43.com. Please subscribe on iTunes, and please rate and review us! And thanks to David Solomon and Andrew Angell of Se...

Writer Douglas Geehan (Part 1) - Ep #41
After listening to Robert F Kennedy's powerful speech in Indianapolis where he announced the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to a shocked audience, I have a wonderful chat with writer, philosopher and chum Douglas Geehan. Basically, we cover it all. And we do it in an interesting manner. Take that, peanut butter and jellies! This conversation was so good and went on for so long that I had to break it up into two parts. This is part 1. Visit www.DouglasGeehan.com for more information on his work.Fol...

Pop Culture Fridays: Playboy goes Puritan!
It's Pop Culture Fridays again with your beloved host Troy Ramos for September 16th, 2016! ArtHouse Radio brings you all the fantasmic charm of AHR but in bite-sized Friday fun nuggets of slightly less deep topics. This week: Playboy covers up, Drake thinks he can do whatever he wants and society continues to be rude to everybody, including pregnant actress Olivia Wilde....


On Marina Abramovic - Ep #40
After listening to Marina Abramovic give advice to young artists in an interview, we try to determine whether she's fantastically interesting or an ego maniac. Plus, we wonder about her the fascination with Christopher Columbus, well known explorer, murderer and asshole. Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHouse 43.com. Please subscribe on iTunes, and please rate and review us!...

Curator Katrina Daniels Returns - Ep #39
After hearing the beautiful words by Carl Sagan about the Earth and humanity, I talk pretty deeply about word art with Katrina Daniels, the Programming Director at the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA). We get into some pretty great depths on arts and culture and the usage of words as artworks. You can follow Katrina Daniels @ArtInMichigan and at http://www.micagallery.org.  You. Don’t. Want. To. Miss. This. Conversation!Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHou...

Pop Culture Fridays: It Ain't Eeezy Bein' Yeezy
It's Pop Culture Fridays with your beloved host Troy Ramos for September 9th, 2016! ArtHouse Radio brings you all the fantasmic charm of AHR but in bite-sized Friday fun nuggets of slightly less deep topics. This week: Drake, Yeezy and Chipotle!...


In a Park Downtown - Ep #38
After a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Songs of Myself” by James Earl Jones, I talk about downtown Battle Creek as we visit a beautiful sculpture and memorial dedicated to Sojourner Truth. We also and up in a nearby park where we opine on society’s value of parks.  Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHouse 43.com. Please subscribe on iTunes, and please rate and review us!...

Composer Alexis Bacon - Ep #37
After a reading of John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale” by F Scott Fitzgerald, I welcome composer and Michigan State University Music Professor Alexis Bacon We talk about some of the good, the bad and the ugly of being a composer. Did you know that composers actually exist still? It’s true. We also talk about the creative process and listen to a work of hers called Cradle. Did you know that composers actually exist still? You can find no more about her via WWW.Alexisbacon.com.  It's a great conversation so s...

The Queen of Siam (Part 2) - Ep #36
After a reading of Douglas Geehan’s “Untitled Poem”, I once again talk with the fabulous and fudgcicle loving The Queen of Siam, about life, The Cure, rejection and, you guessed it, fudgcicles. This is part 2 of our conversation. You can follow Sofia on all the things @theQueenofSiam. Come get another taste of the temporary unification of Portland and Michigan!Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our website WW.ArtHouse 43.com. Please subscribe on iTunes, and please rate and review us! And t...


The Queen of Siam (Part 1) - Ep #35
Welcome to Season 2!  After listening to a clip of Neil Gaiman talking at the University of the Arts, I talk with the fabulous and fudgcicle loving The Queen of Siam, about life, The Cure, rejection and, you guessed it, fudgcicles. We had such a great conversation I had to break it up into two parts, and this is part one.  You can follow Sofia on all the things @theQueenofSiam. Come get a taste of the temporary unification of Portland and Michigan!Follow us: @ArtHouse43, Facebook.com/ArtHouse 43 and our web...

David Byrne on Artists Surviving & Project 100 - Ep #34
It's the end of Season 1 and the beginning of Project 100! Project 100 is the idea where you donate $25 to the show and in return I write a composition or sound work specifically for you or based on something, a photo, a poem, your name, a word, an image, whatever, of your choice. It's a collaboration with a max of 100 people. One big sound project with up to 100 different elements! I explain more on the show. Go to Arthouse43.com, click Donate and commission your ORIGINAL music composition for only $25. Th...

The Internet vs Humananity - Ep #33
The internet versus humans... Who will win!? We discuss technology and how it's affecting us in this episode, including some discussion on a book called "Alone Together". There's also a little bit of a sneak peek of #Project100, which will be unveiled and featured on the final episode, Episode #34, of season 1, which takes place next week.Sit back and enjoy humans talking. Oh and also don't forget to listen to a rare recording of me playing a work by Chopin, his Prelude in E Minor, at the end of the episode...


Curator Katrina Daniels - Ep #32
Did you know that discussions on the arts is a nutrient-rich diet for your brain? Maybe we made that up, and maybe we didn't. In either case, in this episode we are in conversation with Katrina Daniels, arts and community activist in Lansing, Michigan. It's a great conversation, so sit back, relax and prepare to want to take part in it because it's a fantastic discussion. Also, enjoy a new composition I made specifically for this episode....

Reading Rejection Letters - Ep #31
Walking through my local library here in Lansing, Michigan, I found a book called "Other People's Rejection Letters", edited by Bill Shapiro. In this episode, I read some of my favorites. Sit back, relax, and prepare to feel other people's rejection pain!...

On Food Independence - Ep #30
In this episode we're making tomatillo salsa! Now, come on be honest, how many arts podcasts are making salsa in their episodes? None, you say? Well, that's why you love us. Plus we talk other things, of course. Tune in and get a taste!...


Awareness with Chris Ramos #3- Ep #29
This is the episode where Chris Ramos and I talk about what initially helped wake us up to the universe (if it's fair to say we are awake at all) and the role that art played, plays or could play in our own path to "discovery". If you think you're awake and aware of your surroundings and what's happening to you and to others, what made you open your eyes for the first time? Write-in, tell me! @arthouse43 https://www.facebook.com/arthouse43/...

Art vs Everything & The AV Club - Ep #28
In this episode I use you as a therapist. Thanks! Please feel free to send me a bill that I won't pay. I also play clips of music from The AV Club! What is it? Well, you're going to have to listen to find out. Enjoy!...

Police Officers, Water and Bees - Ep #27
Oh hi! In this action packed episode, I talk with ppl as we drive back to Lansing from Marshall. And if driving on I-69 while recording a podcast doesn't get you wet, then nothing will. You're probably dead inside. Oh jk. But seriously, won't you join us? I mean, what else do you have to do, really? Spend some time with these Earthlings and ArtHouse Radio and we will love you forever!...


On The Beach Boys & Food Trucks - Ep #26
Did you know that CNN might've said ArtHouse Radio is the hottest thing to hit America since Cool Ranch Doritos? We're not saying they said that, we're just saying they might have. Speaking of tortilla stuff, in this episode we go get Mexican food lunch and talk about the Beach Boys, symbolism and Arcadia Brewing in Battle Creek, Michigan. What more could you ask for?...

On Hunter S. Thompson & Phillip Glass - Ep #25
This episode takes you into a beautiful letter written by Hunter S. Thompson to a friend on the meaning of life and it also explores why your host, TroyStar, loves the wonderful work of Philip Glass. We hear clips of Mr. Glass's music (calm down, copyright freaks, it's just clips and it's just educational). Download this shit and tell a friend!...

Composer Jay Derderian - Ep #24
In this episode I have a great conversation with friend, composer, music guru and pun enthusiast, Jay Derderian. We talk about music, musical institutions, the creative process, culture and changes in Detroit and Portland, cricket choruses, the opening chords to Beethoven's 3rd Symphony over the years and... I mean what else do you want me to list? We also listen to one of Jay's works "Outside the Eyes" for string quartet, performed by Third Angle new music ensemble in Portland, Oregon. It's an awesome piec...


The X-Files Finale, Michael Moore & Donald Trump - Ep #23
In this vitamin-packed episode we talk about the wrap of the new X-Files event with their big finale, Michael Moore's new film Where to Invade Next and, since, with this film, we're sort of crossing over the line between film and politics, I've got just one or two things to say about the Donald. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll probably wish you had listened to something else.  I'm just joking… I know you love me. I probably also say something nice about your country, wherever you are....

$25,000 Pyramid, TroyStar the Number Lord & Ernest Thomas - Ep #22
In this episode, your hero takes mushrooms and finds himself inside game shows, doing a performance on BBC Radio where I become the greatest numbers poet in the world and finally, an awkward interview with a former TV star. Say what?! I know, I know... It's all very sad  and pathetic. Welcome to ArtHouse Radio!...

MTV, 120 Minutes and David Bowie - Ep #21
Do you ever get the feeling that this podcast is making you all hot and bothered? Well, you aren't alone. Okay, you are alone. But this podcast is really picking up steam in Denmark, Germany and Canada so who needs you, Americans?! Just kidding. This episode features poetry by Rod McKuen and Gwen Stefani (yup, you read that right) and my thoughts on the lack of thoughtful entertainment and some very good interview excerpts with David Bowie....


On Blue Valentine and Ram Dass - Ep #20
Are you enjoying what you're doing right now? If not, why not? Maybe it's because you're thinking of yesterday or tomorrow? Did you ever think about that? Maybe you should. Maybe I should. If we all did that, would we be happier? Is happiness our default setting and we just fuck with it every day? Let's journey together in this episode through the Now galaxy and the thought dimension of Ram Dass, guru of thoughts, as heard through his 1981 BBC interview on The Levine Interviews. *The replay of this intervie...

Guest Host Robot "438B" Spins Records
I am a robot. I am robot 438B. I will make jokes. I will make dick jokes. I am also part DJ. Today we are playing tracks two through six of Troy Ramos's wonderful LP "Endlessly Illuminated", for piano and electronics. It's an ambient, smooth sailing sonic blast for your appetite for relaxation. Listen to me make dick jokes and spin records. Join me or I will shut off your electricity. I am a computer. I can do anything electronic that I wish. Don't be a fuckface. Tune in and blow my hot circuits.You can buy...

On Detroit, Marina Abramovich and The X-Files Return - Ep #18
In this exciting installment, I open with a classic joke I heard Super Dave Osborne tell once, I incorrectly refer to this as episode 17, which it's not, it's episode number 18 and I also praise Detroit (also play a short audio clip of the old Detroit local dance show, The Scene), defend Marina Abramovich, support the idea of not knowing everything and I talk about the return of the X-Files. Put on your favorite pair of pants, it's ArtHouse Radio!...


Bizarre Cultural Habits - Ep #17
We are on the road! In this episode, I drive from Lansing to Battle Creek. Riveting podcasting! The weather outside is frightful, but the discussions indoors are delightful. Let's talk bizarre cultural habits, University lies, Flint, Michigan water and other things. Pull up a chair, ignite your finest weed and let's do this!...

Society As a Hoax by Alan Watts - Ep #16
In this episode we talk about how we've somehow constructed certain elements to the structure of a society we aren't entirely happy with but yet continue to adhere to it like fools. Or something less boring as a description. It is interesting, I promise. We also hear a lecture by Alan Watts titled Society As a Hoax. Go to your happy place and enjoy this latest installment....

Performance Art & Interactions with Chris Ramos - Ep #15
In this episode we talk about the reactions people have to performance art, depending on location and culture. Who reacts differently? Why? Are some cultural bubbles harder to pop than others? Could you use those reactions to determine where you might want to live? Tune in to find out!...


Guest Host Robot "#437A" Spins Records - Ep #14
Guest Host Robot #437A stumbles through jokes, tackles the issues of the day, makes you laugh, makes you cry, probably gets you all hot and bothered,and also plays a few pieces from Sonic Sketches by Troy Ramos (Sketch #1 and sketch #2, to be exact). Just join in on the fun, don't be a sourpuss!Here are links to the entire work that can be purchased on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sonic-sketches/id993020197and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XBLYZMO?ie=UTF8&keywords=Troy%20Ramos&qi...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens w/ Chris Ramos - Ep #13
You may be thinking to yourself: "Star Wars this, Star Wars that..stfu already!" But wait, there's more! This is the moment you've all been waiting for. Two idiots opining on the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. It's not to be missed. Unless you're a jerk off. If you are, then by all means, do something else. Don't worry, non-nerds, we do talk about other things as well. Also: spoiler alert! You've been warned....

On the "The End of Absence" by Michael Harris - Ep #12
Well, we've done it. We've gone and possibly fucked ourselves with technology. This train is headed direct to Singularity City, USA… all aboard!  A friend suggested that I read The End of Absence by Michael Harris, which talks about how anyone born before 1985/1990 is the last generation of people to know life without the Internet. The last group of people to speak both languages. The last of the digital immigrants. In this mini episode I talk a little bit about the book that I look forward to reading and a...


Charles Ives and the Unanswered Question - Ep #11
Did you ever wonder how a trumpet could contemplate the universe? Come on, just push play to find out. Need a little more? Okay, well, we're talking about Charles Ives, the sound designer/composer, and his prophetic work The Unanswered Question....

Time-Travel Creation - Ep #10
Do you like to time travel? Do you like art? This episode is so perfect for you, asshole!  In this episode I talk about revising artistic projects and whether or not that's a good idea. I also talk about the Keebler elves for a bit (those sugar whores!). Also, I discovered an old work and I play it at the end of the episode. It may become the new ArtHouse Radio theme song. Will it? Won't it? The suspense!...

Comedians as Philosophers! - Ep #9
"Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom." - quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read"The humorous writer professes to awaken and direct your love, your pity, your kindness--your scorn for untruth, pretension, imposture....He takes upon himself to be the week-day preacher." - quoted in Mark Twain's "Notes on Thackeray's Essay on Swift"From our perspective, it's hard to imagine any other entity connecting with a wider audience than a thoughtful, top-...


On Marcel Duchamp and Readymade Art - Ep #8
Did you ever wonder if your old pair of socks could become art? They can! And it's all thanks to Marcel Duchamp, ready-made and Dada artist of the mid-20th century. Okay, I'm being a bit of a dickhead. Obviously he must mean something to ArtHouse Radio or we wouldn't have featured him on an episode. So grab your glass of scotch and your marijuana cigarettes or whatever it is that you do (what do you do, anyway??) and enjoy this wonderful episode that also happens to be good for your health. Yum!...

Artist Chris Ramos - Ep #7
We are, like, soo back! The break is over, and the fun returns! We are in conversation with Chris Ramos and talking about cultural things, entertainment blockbusters slated to premiere in December, America, everything. Sit back, sip your Cosmopolitan and let your ears do the talking....

On "Interstellar" with Tye Ramos -Ep #6
Remember the film "Interstellar"?! That classic movie that Hollywood ignored!? Well, we won't ignore it. In fact, this entire episode is dedicated to the film and its greatness. Just click "play" and listen to me talk about it in conversation with Tye Ramos. I mean, what else were you going to do anyway? And as always, all music by Troy Ramos. And obviously the use of the brief audio clip from the film Interstellar is meant for educational purposes.©2015 ArtHouse 43...


On Technology and Aldus Huxley -Ep #5
Hey hey hey! On this episode of ArtHouse Radio we talk about the impact of technology on our tiny little human lives and any potential parallels between where we're going and Aldus Huxley's futuristic vision in A Brave New World. Join us, won't you!?...

John Cage's "Lecture on Nothing" -Ep #4
In 1961 John Cage published his first and quite possibly most important collection of writings , “Silence”, a work which contained the composed talk: “Lecture on Nothing”. It's composed similar to a piece of music, with rhythmic markings and pauses, and it contains thoughts by Cage on the pace of human activity, thoughtfulness, meaning and questions about our various routines and existences. This episode of the podcast is very unique because it will feature a 40 minute performance of this work. Obviously we...

On Terence McKenna - Ep #3
In this episode we hear an audio clip of Terence McKenna, launch into some of his ideas and then talk about that, and more.. Join us, we're fun! And support us, we're poor! Thanks for listening and visit our website www.ArtHouse43.com for more information and to donate to the show!________________Welcome to ArtHouse Radio! This is a show centered around topics in the arts and usually includes elements of philosophy, comedy, sound experiments and much much more! Sometimes episodes feature discussions and som...


On Karlheinz Stockhausen and Sound - Ep #2
Welcome to ArtHouse Radio! This is a show centered around topics in the arts and usually includes elements of philosophy, comedy, sound experiments, discussions and much much more! Hooray!In this Episode #2 we talk about some of the perils of being a composer or an artist. We also spend a lot of time digging into the mind of Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the 20th century's most influential composers and minds. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll Stockhausen!All music is original and created by host and compose...

On John Cage and Alan Watts - Ep #1
ArtHouse Radio Officially Launches! Episode #1 Is Now Available! Welcome to ArtHouse Radio! This is a show centered around topics in the arts and usually includes elements of philosophy, comedy, sound experiments and much much more! Sometimes episodes feature discussions and sometimes not. Episodes are usually themed and quite often we like to resurrect ideas and thoughts by past or current beings that fly under the radar or have unfortunately been forgotten.. wise words by humanity’s interesting minds revi...