Kindly Stop Stealing the Munch!

Art Crime Podcast | Season 1, Episode 6

This one is a doozy! Mara and Baker discuss their long affairs with the art of Edvard Munch. We play armchair psychologists on Munch and ourselves. Baker gives us a preview of the Munch musical he’s been writing since college. Warning: Baker sings a lot in this one. Then he has the audacity to try and make “hot goss” a thing, which will not happen, but he’d love to have a jingle for it. Munch was way too involved in his friends’ love triangle (gross) and that brings us to news! Kevin Hart gets robbed by an assistant, a fake German heiress gets out of jail, and finally; Steve Martin doing more great things. Baker sniffs his bowl of tea leaves while Mara investigates the 1994 and 2004 thefts of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, one of the most famous and iconic images in history. In the end, we find it hard to dislike one of the thieves who just seems like a hopeless romantic. Stay to the end to hear our impromptu Norwegian dance song.

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Episode References

The Scream, by Edvard Munch
The Sick Child, by Edvard Munch
Nightwanderer, by Edvard Munch
Leiv Eirikson Discovering America, by Christian Krohg (1893)
Portrait of the painter Christian Krohg, by Oda Krohg (1903)
”Melancholy” – portrait of Jappe Nilssen, by Edvard Munch
Madonna, by Edvard Munch
American artist Sam Friedman

Kevin Hart’s personal shopper used star’s credit card for a $1 million spree, DA says, Miami Herald
Anna Delvey, Who Scammed New York’s Richest With Plans for a Private Museum,
Steve Martin Helps to Launch Indigenous Art Fund, ARTnews

The Ed Ruscha print Steve Martin sold when he “angrily left L.A.”, by Baker!
Pal Enger, Norwegian ex-professional footballer turned art thief, The Book of Man

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