DESKTOP
TABLET (max. 1024px)
MOBILE (max. 640px)
Return to Top
Ludwig Van
Toronto Montreal

Critical Mass — A Podcast with chit-chat about the performing arts.

Unlike other “arts” podcasts, critics Paula Citron, Holly Harris, and Michael Vincent aren’t here to criticize artists or tell you why a concert or production is good or bad.

Critical Mass is here to do the exact opposite.

Celebrate artists, even if they fail. And give you the tools to help make sense of some of the trends happening in the arts right now.

All three of the hosts are experienced journalists with their ears to the ground. So what you’ll get is a smart show with people who actually know what they’re talking about.

An artist or industry leader interviewed about a specific topic.

Case studies on big ideas happening right now in arts and culture.

Paula, Holly, and Michael looking at the news and talking about where the silver linings are.

#3 — What’s In Store For A Second Pandemic Arts Season

September 21, 2021

In this episode, Paula, Holly, and Michael dive into a few scenarios for the launch of a second pandemic arts season.  They start off talking about programming, hybrid shows, and the trend towards smaller productions. Paula pulls out some stats on what the big arts presenters are doing this year. They then transition into how audiences have been changed by Covid-19, and cite some interesting facts about coughing at concerts.

Preview

#2 With Richard Ouzounian — The Man Who Does Just About Everything

August 21, 2021

In today's episode, Paula, Holly, and Michael are joined by critic and theatre artist Richard Ouzounian. They talk about Richard's background, the state of theatre — past, present and future, diversity in the arts, and the sometimes problematic relationship between critics and publicists.

Preview

Trailer: Critical Mass

July 30, 2021

Paula Citron, Holly Harris and Michael Vincent do their best to explain what this podcast is all about. After a rough start, they finally get it.

Preview

#1 — Re-opening the Arts, How the Pandemic Shook Arts Journalism & Vaccine Passports

July 20, 2021

In this episode Paula, Holly and Michael talk about the re-opening of the arts and the folly of planning. They also talk about how the pandemic has changed arts journalism and how it continues to respond to the changing times. The idea of vaccine passports is problematic, but also offers a way forward.

Preview

lv_toronto_ssb_atf_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_high_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_mid_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_low_300x300
lv_toronto_tsb_high_300x700
lv_toronto_tsb_low_300x700
lv_toronto_ssb_atf_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_high_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_mid_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_low_300x300
lv_toronto_tsb_high_300x700
lv_toronto_tsb_low_300x700

We have detected that you are using an adblocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we earn by the advertisements is used to manage this website. Please whitelist our website in your adblocking plugin.