At the wee age of seven, Cooper Smith created his first haunted house. With the help of his parents Melanie and Brendon Smith, young Cooper turned his family’s 300 square foot garage into a neighborhood nightmare. According to his father, the only thing missed by the adults in attendance was booze. Since the airing of […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
Lance Owens is the Director of Artworking. It’s an organization that guides individuals with developmental and intellectual challenges along the path of generating income through art. Owens came to UW-Madison to pursue an MFA in Visual Arts and Printmaking. He took a part-time job working in an organization focused on working with individuals living with […]
According to several news outlets, the tourism industry is set to lose 50 billion to 1 trillion dollars and 50 million travel jobs due to the pandemic. Some destinations may be lost as well. It’s possible that some of our favorite spots may only exist in memory and the souvenirs we’ve collected. In this edition […]
After watching this week’s toddler tantrum, contributor gianofer fields thought it would be nice to hear something a bit more soothing. You know…like a nice guy using a one hundred-year-old machine to make rope. In this archival edition of Radio Chipstone, Dirk Hildebrandt, a historic farmer for Old World Wisconsin in Burlington, teaches contributor gianofer […]
When it comes to the cliche of “taking candy from a baby,” we’ve often wondered if the child is crying because it wants the candy or if the kid is upset because he or she understands the concept of ownership and feels wronged. In this archival edition of Radio Chipstone, contributor gianofer fields unpacks the […]
What is this? Week 842 since the pandemic ruined all of our fun. While many of us are feeling blue due to the cancellation of well…everything, one man remains undaunted. Twenty-five years ago David Pouncey created an International Spam Carving Contest and he’s not about to let COVID-19 harsh his buzz. Back in the olden […]