The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan Podcast
April '24: Ooh, you poor man

April '24: Ooh, you poor man

Tony Hancock and Philip Guston

This month’s Metropolitan has included more than the usual amounts of comedy, so this podcast is

reading his piece from 2022 on two artists, a real one, the painter Philip Guston, and a fictional one, Tony Hancock’s The Rebel.

Our theme music is Otra vez by friend of the show S F Gallardo, who you can find on Spotify and Bandcamp

Related essays from April 2024 include:

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The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan Podcast
Monthly readings of essays from our archives, a choice usually inspired by the pieces published that month.
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