Spring 2021 Season - Days/Times Forthcoming

Nation Building with Antonio Pacheco / A bi-weekly look at the state of public architecture in the United States, including interviews, news items, reading suggestions, and historical/theoretical frameworks for understanding public architecture more broadly.

Grounds with Amanda Ugorji / Inter-generational interviews with artists, designers, and planners that ask what existential questions they have been working through lately and how they make their decisions.

Still Standing with Eytan Levi and Ben Hoyle / Interviews with experts about the renovation of Soviet mass housing.

Conversations on Care with Ana Miljački

Be My Quarantine? EP 01 Hello World. Welcome to Quarantine.

EP 01 Hello World. Welcome to Quarantine.

Co-Hosts: Catherine Yang & Jacqueline Chen
Guest: Caleb Amanfu
Audio Editor: Caleb Amanfu

Today is the first episode of our radio show Be My Quarantine. The format of this show will be similar to a podcast, but maybe not as organized. We don't really have experience with hosting this kind of media, so bear with us through the first couple of episodes (or forever) as we navigate the platform and our program. We don't plan to have a fixed schedule of the topics we will be covering, but for now, we're just planning to talk about a range of eclectic topics and interests as they come up.

We don't expect people to tune in every week (or at all), so we'll try to post the topics we're planning to talk about a day beforehand, so you can decide whether or not you'd like to "tap" into our conversation. We do take suggestions, however, if there's something you'd like us to talk about!

This week's conversation goes more along the natural flow of our conversations, so you know the topics are a mess. Just like us. Below are a few of the topics we touch upon in today's show:
  • Where are we located now?
  • Sketches by Jackie
  • NY vs FL
  • 1966 movies that nobody cares about
  • Sleep schedule adjustment
  • Construction happening around MIT
  • Things we wish we learned in MIT Architecture
  • Debut of Marvel Minute

Each week, we'd also like to recommend some media, a couple of songs, a couple of movies, or a couple of memorable pieces of text.

Media Referenced

  • To all of the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
  • Black Widow (2020)
  • The Nun (1966) starred Anna Karina
  • King of Hearts, dir: Philippe de Broca
  • Les Creatures (1966), dir: Agnes Varda
  • Apa / Father (1967), dir: István Szabó 
Highlight Scene from this Week's Movie Mentions:

Life in a small town in games. The crazy scientist plays the claw machine; the kind writer plays chess.


  "Don't go gently into that good night." - Dylan Thomas

Song Recommendations:

We have a lot of song recommendations this week because they is placed at the end because we didn't time our show correctly. This week's songs are on the more upbeat and groovy side, and we'd like to recommend songs based on different themes each week. Eventually, we'd like to give some short commentary on the songs we recommend. 

       American High School Sweet Heart                   Gym and Swim

Way Back                                                            Randolph
       Coastal Love                                                       Honne
       Dry Flower                                                           SURL
       Holy                                                                     King Princess
       Warm                                                                   Dre'es ft. Mia

Highlight Album Cover from this week’s selection: