Best Arts podcasts (Updated February 2019; image)
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Fresh Air
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
Each week day RN Arts programs zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Subscribe to their podcasts separately by searching by name in your podcasting app.
FT Life of a Song
Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
This podcast is about art, music and the technology that enables it. But it is also about creativity, motivation and the future of music and art. I do interviews with amazing artists and technologists, and hope to crack the surface of their practice.
ART FOR YOUR EAR brings you stories from some of my favorite contemporary artists. When I studied Art History, the best part was, well, the gossip. I loved finding out why artists did certain things, what was going on in their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes details about other artists they knew and worked with. This podcast is exactly that ... inside-scoop stories from the artsiest people I know. You'll hear first-hand from these talented, successful, full-time artists (who also happe ...
A lively and unpretentious look at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music.
Frequency Podcast
Join us at for insightful artist interviews, objective and honest music and book reviews, and thoughtful commentary on art across all mediums from a distinctly Christian perspective.
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive monthly guide to enlightening information. Hosted by Ellis Jones, Editor-in-Chief of VICE Magazine, each episode brings in-depth interviews, sonically rich cultural insights, and offers a rare glimpse into how the magazine is made.
Front Row
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. Expect deep insight, and ...
THE SECRET HISTORY OF ART takes you on a series of private guided tours of the world's greatest artworks. Best-selling author and professor of art history Noah Charney presents the history, symbolism, and importance of each work. The Secret History of Art is a series of lessons in miniature on great works of art around the world. By spending just a few minutes per masterpiece, you can learn the mysteries, stories, and secrets of some of civilization’s greatest treasures.
Mental Floss
Join mental_floss and host Jeff Rubin for a dive into into an area of culture, food, or the arts that you never knew could be so fascinating.
Starving Artist is a podcast about art, money, and how to combine those things. If you’re a creative who’s ever wondered “how the hell do I make this work?!” then this podcast is for you. The show is basically an excuse for host and honesty enthusiast Honor Eastly to ask successful artists really nosy questions about their financial situation, and record the conversation.This is a no-holds-barred exploration of the reality behind the Starving Artist myth, and season one features 12 interview ...
Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time. This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, brin ...
All of It
ALL OF IT is a show about culture and its consumers. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and context. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and the culture. Our aim is to engage the thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, about the what and why of their work. People make the culture and we hope, need, and want the WNYC community to be a part of our show. As we build a community around ALL OF IT, we know that every guest and listener has an opinion. We won’t always agree, but our varied perspectives ...
Mad Art Cast
Mad Art Cast. The official podcast of Mad Art, where we discuss the intersection of art and science .
A timely and revealing update of some of the most groundbreaking narrative journalism ever published by Esquire since its founding in 1933. Presented by PRX and Esquire Magazine.
A Podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Arts & Healing Podcast, a project of the Arts & Healing Network, includes over 35 interviews with artists and innovators who are using creativity for healing, transformation and social change. Although the Arts & Healing Network closed in 2015, the podcast remains online as a source of inspiration about the transformational power of creativity.
Nihal Arthanayake brings you in-depth interviews each week with the biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts.Remember to subscribe and leave a review.
《流行通信》是由 IPN 出品的艺术类播客,由龙荻主持。我们不只谈艺术。Pop Dispatch is a podcast about arts, culture and beyond. It is hosted by Julia Long and produced by IPN.
We interview exceptional creators and performers, de-constructing how they start with nothing and end up with a highly emotive performance which can move and inspire millions. Listen as elite musicians, comedians and writers share their secrets, tips and experiences, and, as a result, give you meaningful takeaways which provide a greater understanding of them and their art, and help you progress with your own creative endeavours. Find more content at or follow us at @anatomyoftv.
Art Ed Radio
The Podcast for Art Teachers
Creative Drive
Whatever our creative passion is, we can all agree on doing more of what we love – writing, drawing, crafting, composing, photography. How do we find time? How do we exist in reality without letting it stop our progress? How do we make our projects happen in the real world; doing what we can, with what we have, while we have it?Creative Drive is a biweekly podcast for everyday people creating extraordinary things. Tune in for down-to-earth perspective, practical tips, and some occasional ran ...
Hosted by singer/songwriter Marcio Novelli (Toronto, Canada) and web designer Ross Barber-Smith (Glasgow, Scotland), Bridge the Atlantic is a humorous and insightful exploration of the creative industries, directly from those who are working within it. With a varied range of guests including musicians, filmmakers, actors, artists and other creative professionals, Bridge the Atlantic is an entertaining mix of funny “WTF” moments, career defining experiences and industry advice. New episodes e ...
WAMU: Art Beat
Art Beat with Lauren Landau is a daily one-minute update on arts and culture events in the DC region.
It's All True!
This conversational storytelling podcas features interviews with a wide range of guests who are prompted to reveal a headline for a funny personal true story. Hosted by comedian Tim Barnes, "It's All True!" is quick, sonically rich and always fun.
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
The New Criterion
A monthly review of the arts and intellectual life. Interviews, poetry readings, musical criticism, and
Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the study. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.
ArtHouse Radio
ArtHouse Radio is a weekly arts, comedy and culture podcast which features prominent artists, comedians, thinkers, filmmakers, friends and lovers (oh la la!). Hosted by composer and artist Troy Ramos. Follow us everywhere @arthouse 43! ©ArtHouse 43, LLC 2015
This is the audio-only version of the Ancient Art Podcast. Subscribe to the HD-video Ancient Art Podcast at Explore the art and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Ancient Art Podcast with your host Lucas Livingston. Uncover the truths and unravel the mysteries of the civilizations that shaped our modern world. Each episode features detailed examinations of exemplary works from the Art Institute of Chicago and other notable collections in addition to broa ...
Writer-director Ted Mills sits down for a chat with artists and other creative folks, including visual artists, musicians, writers, restauranteurs, filmmakers and more!
The Yale University Press Podcast is a series of in-depth conversations with experts and authors on a range of topics including politics, history, science, art, and more for those who are intellectually curious. Michael Hoak hosts with Jessica Holahan discussing all things art and architecture and occasional appearances by Yale University Press director John Donatich.
Hosted by Mike Veerman, a seasoned writer, director, and producer, the "Mike On Much" podcast features tales of camaraderie and conversations with creative figures from the world of music, film and television. The series is co-produced by Max Kerman, lead singer of the Hamilton-based, four-time JUNO Award-winning group Arkells, and also features a dessert segment with pop culture aficionado and fellow "Champagne Boy" Shane Cunningham.
Kreative Kontrol
Thoughtful, funny, heartfelt interviews and in-depth documentaries about musicians, authors, comedians, and other cultural creators.
Arts Extract
Not an insert, not a supplement, but a weekly podcast of concise stories extracted from the arts communities of Madison, WI.
Art Dealer Show
About and for the people who sell art.
The Many Works of Christiana Ellis
Weekly conversations with arts and cultural icons.
TOKYO ART BLOOM is a program where we invite foreign culture and art creators living in Japan as guests on the show. What kind of TOKYO do these creators who are living far from their origin see and feel? TOKYO ART BLOOMは、東京に暮らしながら文化・芸術の分野で活躍する外国人の方を、毎回お招きし、『東京』の魅力について伺うプログラム。
Welcome to The Art Collective Podcast by Jabberjaw Media! Former Anberlin frontman and author, Stephen Christian, interviews musicians and authors to explore how the two worlds influence each other and our culture as a whole. Get more info at and subscribe on iTunes today!
Interview with the Artist is a long form, in-depth interview show which airs on 102.5 WBAZ-FM in the Hamptons, and as a podcast. On this new series, radio host and former actor Walker Vreeland lets you in on a different kind of celebrity interview. Featuring conversations with an impressive roster of guests from all facets of the entertainment industry, the show invites actors, directors, writers, musicians and comedians to reflect on their lives, the evolution of their careers, their creati ...
Arts & Seizures
Arts & Seizures is Heritage Radio’s rogue child, a rambunctious, unfiltered talk and variety show featuring a wide range of high-minded miscreants and rock’n’roll outlaws. Guests include dipsomaniac journalists and James Beard-award winners, comedians, art stars, pro wrestlers, punk rockers, and rule breakers of every stripe. Hosted by notorious author, X-rated raconteur, and internationally known provocateur Mike Edison, Arts & Seizures is indeed the “Fastest Half-Hour on the Internet Today.”
Fenella Kernebone looks at how we shape our world, from the ground up. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
Jeff Attacks!
A podcast about weirdo artists, strange creators, bizarre performers, and shit I think is cool.
Los Angeles Comedian Tim Powers sits down with the world's most interesting people. Song writers, actors, artists, animators, authors --Tim will get the story out of them with a charm and a sense of humor nobody else has.
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With last month's announcement that The Art of Education has become AOEU, there has been a lot of interest in the University and the Master's Degree. AOEU Head of Admissions Shannon Lauffer is here to discuss that interest with Tim, and in this episode they talk about who is applying for the degree, the highs and lows of starting an admissions ...…
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at Workman Arts in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Saturday February 9, 2019. Our guests were visual artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware, scholar and activist Robyn Maynard, and journalist and activist Desmond Cole. With announcer/sidekick James Keas ...…
Eddie Izzard on workshopping his new show Wunderbar in French and German, we tour The Australian Ballet Centre's pointe shoe room with dancer Jade Wood and artistic coordinator Robyn Begg, we follow a post-apocalyptic theatre troupe who perform their hazy memories of The Simpsons in Mr Burns, a Post-Electric Play, and Bangarra dancer Beau Dean ...…
American presidents like to describe the United States as a force for freedom and independence in the world. Historian Daniel Immerwahr says there are also plenty of times in our history when we've subjugated and ruled foreign lands, sometimes with bloody conquests. Today, roughly 4 million people live in the American territories of Puerto Rico ...…
Sean McGowan, a managing director of the Liolios Group, and Ali Mierzejewski, editor-in-chief of The Toy Insider, join us to discuss the New York Toy Fair, which is currently at the Jacob K. Javits Center. This segment is guest-hosted by Charlie Herman.By (WNYC).
Chris Cander joins us to discuss her new novel, The Weight of a Piano, which tells the story of two women and the piano that ties their lives together. This segment is guest-hosted by Charlie Herman.By (WNYC).
Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award-nominee Martha Plimpton joins us to discuss her performance in “All the Presidents Mann,” a tribute to singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, which will be at Lincoln Center on March 2 as part of their American Songbook series. This segment is guest-hosted by Charlie Herman.…
Tovah Feldshuh, six-time Tony and Emmy-nominated star of “The Walking Dead,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and now CBS’s “Salvation,” joins us to discuss her return to Feinstein’s/54 Below in "Tovah Feldshuh is Leona Helmsley in 2019," which features highlights from the new Broadway-bound musical “Queen of Mean,” about the life of Leona Helmsley. This ...…
Hyperallergic's Jasmine Weber, an associate editor, and Hrag Vartanian, the site’s editor-in-chief and co-founder, join us to discuss the recent protest at the Whitney Museum and what some of the museum's staff and activists are demanding from the institution. This segment is guest-hosted by Charlie Herman.…
9 to 5 is Dolly Parton’s stage musical based on the 1980 film, in which she starred, about three female office workers getting revenge on their misogynist boss. The songs were written by Dolly Parton and she narrates the story via television screens across the stage. Sarah Crompton reviews. Performance artist, comedian, musician and activist Br ...…
Mandolin Orange is the folk duo of North Carolinians Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, who blend traditional Americana roots music – folk, country, bluegrass – in their warm and intimate, bittersweet acoustic songs. They met at a bluegrass jam, and have been known to wield mandolin, guitar, banjo and violin between them, with Marlin mostly doing ...…
Vice director Adam McKay talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney. Emma Stone discusses her latest role in the historical drama The Favourite. Lukas Nelson talks about working with Lady Gaga and crafting the soundtrack for A Star is Born. Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter tells us how costumes bring characters to life.…
Bell Shakespeare’s Director, James Evans and the cast of Julius Caesar discuss their roles with National Museum curator Lily Withycombe.
Associate Professor Dougald O’Reilly shares insights from his research on the Plain of Jars in central Laos.
The incredible DJ Skratch Bastid speaks to Mark about a life behind two turntables, his east coast roots, his most challenging DJ battles, and life on the road in 2019. He explains his Skribble Jam competitions, his Juno-nominations & his association with Red Bull's annual Thre3style DJ competition. Plus! His thoughts on The Beastie Boys, The W ...…
Sage Caswell is a Los Angeles native who makes dreamy yet hard-hitting dance music. He has released music on Spring Theory and 2MR. Topics include early L.A. parties, a Daft Punk conversion experience, moving from DJing to producing, and the Midwest.I hadn’t met Sage before we talked, but we had some random Madison/L.A. connections and I liked ...…
Award winning British crime writer Lynda La Plante on Widow's Revenge, The Bikes of Wrath documentary about retracing the Joad's trip across America in The Grapes of Wrath, and Australian writer Debra Adelaide's collection of short stories Zebra.
During a recent Cycling '74 retreat, I was helping out with some sticky support issues - and I ran across a really cool thing. A guy with a Gen issue was asking about some deep details - and was talking about sharing the info on his blog. I checked out his blog, and my eyes popped out: it was amazing. I had to know more, and that led me to disc ...…
My friend and amazing concept artist, Eytan Zana calls in to chat about life, art and all sorts of things! Support the show
“Culture is a kind of mass hallucination, designed for middle-aged people, because culture works best for them. When you’re less than middle-aged you’re trying to figure out the rules of this collective mass hallucination. If your past middle-aged and you have been paying attention, you know it’s bullshit and so you don’t care anymore.” Terence ...…
The Heroes of Legend have reunited with Melicanth, and it’s time to compare notes. Set of dice for fantasy RPG tabletop games. Cube and polyhedrons with numbers. Flat vector icons.
Andrew, John, and myself sit down to discuss some toilet issues, dreams, and cinema! It was a lively discussion and as always we had a bunch of fun :D Support the show
The new BBC documentary series 'Dynasties' follows five groups of animals for up to two years, revealing their social relationships: kinship, affection, and sometimes deadly power struggles. The show's executive producer Michael Gunton talks about filming lions, tigers, painted wolves, emperor penguins, and chimpanzees. Rock critic Ken Tucker r ...…
Ariel Zetina is a Chicago-based DJ, producer, and playwright. She is a resident at the legendary Smartbar and runs many of her own club nights in the city. Ariel has released music on Boukan Records (including underground club hit “Addy:” feat. London Jade), Club Chai, Sweat Equity, and Knightwerk, with a 2019 EP forthcoming on Maija.I wanted t ...…
Filmmaker Spike Lee is nominated for best director for 'BlackKkKlansman.' He spoke with Terry Gross about growing up in Brooklyn, gentrification, and how he got started in film. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the Amazon documentary series 'Lorena,' about Lorena Bobbitt, who made headlines in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis. 'First ...…
Roma, the black and white Mexican film about a young domestic worker in Mexico City in the 1970s, won Best Film at the Baftas on Sunday and is up for the same at the Oscars. The film’s producer, Gabriela Rodriguez, talks about the background to director Alfonso Cuarón’s personal project which draws on his own childhood, and discusses their work ...…
Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera legend Jessye Norman shares some stories from her incredible decades-long career. The q This music panel discusses the allegations levelled against Ryan Adams and what this story says about music industry gatekeepers. Country singer Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nomin ...…
Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera singer Jessye Norman joined guest host Laurie Brown to reflect on her early career and the importance of the arts.
Sam Lipsyte talks to guest host Laurie Brown about his new novel Hark, which explores the world of spiritual leaders, the people who follow them and the situations in which they appear so compelling.
Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere, and tells us why staying true to herself was the key to her success.
WNYC’s business and culture editor, Charlie Herman, joins us for this week’s installment of “Charlie for the Culture.” This week, he'll look at Roundabout Theatre Company's "Merrily We Roll Along" and The Met's show, Jewelry, The Body Transformed, which closes on February 24.By (WNYC).
Esmé Weijun Wang joins us to discuss her book, The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays.By (WNYC).
Dr. Ed M. Adams, past president of Division 51 (Men and Masculinities) of the American Psychological Association, and Dr. Matt Englar-Carlson, professor at California State University, Fullerton and director of its Center for Boys and Men, join us to discuss the APA's creation of guidelines for how to treat men and boys.…
Director and producer Tina Brown joins us to discuss the documentary she co-directed with Dyana Winkler titled, “United Skates,” which will be released on HBO on February 18.By (WNYC).
Novella Ford, associate director of public programs and exhibitions at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joins us to discuss their programming for Black History Month.By (WNYC).
Alison Roman, a New York Times food columnist, Bon Appétit contributor, and cookbook author, joins us to talk about wintry soups and stews as well as her new hit recipe, "Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric."By (WNYC).
A quick discussion of the recent issues at Art In, and electronic artist Sage Caswell's new album.By (Scott Gordon, Ben Munson, Mark Riechers and Joel Shanahan).
Feminist icon Clementine Ford shares why she's obsessed with Channel 9's Married At First Sight, Double J's Zan Rowe dishes on what went down at the Grammy Awards and The Guardian's Naaman Zhou asks whether Mario respects Luigi?
Matt Smith joins us to discuss starring in the biopic, “Mapplethorpe,” along with the film's director, Ondi Timoner.By (WNYC).
'Dynasties,' a new BBC documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, is about the complex social structures of five different groups of animals. The show's executive producer Michael Gunton talks about the power struggles among animals that played out over years of filming. "One of the essential elements of the series is that you feel clos ...…
Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon is best-known for roles in Father Ted, My Hero and currently Death in Paradise, but he started out as a stand-up comic in 80s Dublin. As he embarks on a nationwide solo tour, Samira talks to Ardal about the role of politics in his life and work and breaking free from being typecast.Novelist Tessa Hadley is praised ...…
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a musically free-ranging band of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. Their music draws from funk, funky jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop, rock, reggae, and R&B, and they’ve performed with Tony Allen, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), and the B52's, to name a few. Gr ...…
You might think that the heart symbol ? and romantic love have always been bedfellows. But you'd be wrong. At times, the symbol was just a decoration. At others, it meant spiritual, chaste love. At still others, romantic and carnal. Marilyn Yalom the author of "The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love". In it, she traces the astonis ...…
Minding the Gap director Bing Liu discusses the importance of sharing stories of abuse. Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career voicing some of the biggest movie trailers. Writer and former music executive Will Ashon looks back on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Canadian singer-songw ...…
Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, "In a world" will never get old.
Mélissa Laveaux sits down with guest host Laurie Brown to chat about her latest album Radyo Siwèl and performs some new music for us.
Bing Liu's Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap follows a group of young skateboarders to take a raw and honest look at child abuse in small town America.
Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke join us to talk about their collaboration on Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Sam Shepard's “True West,” now playing through March 17 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.By (WNYC).
New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.” Today, we have a special audio gem in honor of Valentine’s Day.By (WNYC).
Lauren Hinkson and Susan Thompson, co-curators of the show, Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe, now at the Guggenheim, join us to discuss the show – 30 years after the artist’s death.By (WNYC).
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