S1 E8 Art and History + Memoir of a Hijacking

Art critic Lee Weng-Choy discusses his and curator Zoe Butt’s conversation on historical practice in contemporary art. And Kate Brown speaks with Martha Hodes about her article exploring the process of writing about her childhood experience as a passenger in an airplane hijacking in September 1970.

In this Episode

  • Mark Bradley (AHR editor, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago)
  • Lee Weng-Choy (art critic, President of the Singapore Section of the International Association of Art Critics)
  • Martha Hodes (Professor of History, New York University)
  • Kate Brown (Consulting Editor for AHR History Unclassified, Thomas M. Siebel Distinguished Professor in History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Daniel Story (Host and Producer, Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC Santa Cruz)


A previous version of this episode incorrectly stated that all the passengers in the 1970 plane hijacking were released after a week. In fact, some were released after a week while others were held two weeks longer.



By Blue Dot Sessions


  • Produced by Conor Howard, Matt Hermane, and Daniel Story
  • Audio engineering and transcription support by Myles Rider-Alexis