Episode 602: Bob Ross: Art and Afros

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Summary: On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the art, fame, life, and death of Bob Ross. He is known for his paintings of happy little trees and Peapod the pet pocket squirrel, but this guy led a very interesting life. From a sergeant in the army to an international media icon, Ross saw a lot in his life. His shows are still watched world-round, even though they are decades old. But of course they’re watched! His hypnotic whisper and smooth painting techniques cured depression and made people feel good about their lives. But life wasn’t all happy clouds. His wife died of cancer, and he had business partners (one of whom was a retired CIA agent) who allegedly took advantage of him and stole his name on his death bed. If you love art and afros, give this one a listen.<br> <br>  <br> <br> Visit Our Sources: <br> <br> Netflix Documentary: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal, and Greed<br> <br> <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/102372.Bob_Ross">https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/102372.Bob_Ross</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.biography.com/artist/bob-ross">https://www.biography.com/artist/bob-ross</a><br> <br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ross">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ross</a><br> <br> <a href="biography.com/news/bob-ross-biography-facts">biography.com/news/bob-ross-biography-facts</a><br> <br> <a href="https://allthatsinteresting.com/bob-ross-biography">https://allthatsinteresting.com/bob-ross-biography</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.npr.org/2016/08/29/490923502/the-real-bob-ross-meet-the-meticulous-artist-behind-those-happy-trees">https://www.npr.org/2016/08/29/490923502/the-real-bob-ross-meet-the-meticulous-artist-behind-those-happy-trees</a><br> <br>