Best Arts podcasts (Updated April 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.
RN Arts - ABC RN
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.
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 big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.
Front Row
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
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.
The Organist
Take a weird, thoughtful and pleasurable journey into literature, music, art, philosophy, the internet, language, and history with McSweeney's and KCRW. This unconventional arts-and-culture magazine features contributors and guests like Miranda...
A Podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
《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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Bridge The Atlantic
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 ...
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries throu ...
Weekly conversations with arts and cultural icons.
Christiana's Stuff
The Many Works of Christiana Ellis
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。
The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo is the newest artistic collaboration from legendary singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Every other week, Aimee and Ted talk to friends across the creative spectrum to find out how they work. And sure, they're friends with a lot of musicians, but weirdly not as many as you'd expect. So you'll hear from comedians, directors, novelists, show creators - ok, yes, some musicians - writers, producers and more, as they discuss the process of tur ...
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 ...
Jeff Attacks!
A podcast about weirdo artists, strange creators, bizarre performers, and shit I think is cool.
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.”
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Dan Goldstein has been living his dream for 20 years. He started off with Sonic Foundry - back in the golden days - creating the future of audio software from scratch. He went on to be a main developer of Mixcraft, and has recently been involved in the release of Cherry Audio's Voltage Modular synth software. It's a powerhouse, and you can tell ...…
British author Andrew Miller on his historical novel Now We Shall Be Entirely Free and debut Australian author Carrie Cox on Afternoons With Harvey Beam.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert Caro was never interested in only telling the stories of great men. Instead, he says, "I wanted to use their lives to show how political power worked." He talks about his two most famous works — biographies of Lyndon Johnson and New York City planner Robert Moses. His new memoir about his proces ...…
David Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography describes Frederick Douglass' escape from slavery, his passionate leadership in the abolitionist movement and his gift as a writer and orator. Blight spoke with 'Fresh Air' in December of 2018. Aretha Franklin has been awarded a posthumous "Special Citation" Pulitzer Prize. We'll hear an excerpt o ...…
We share some finds from Madison's annual celebration of zines and radical print culture.By (Scott Gordon, Ben Munson, Mark Riechers and Joel Shanahan).
Journalist and author Summer Brennan joins us to discuss her new book, High Heel (Object Lessons), which looks at the social and cultural history of an iconic fashion accessory.By (WNYC).
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Liz Pichon on her creation Tom Gates, the hugely popular series of books for young readers now on stage.Zanib Mian is the author of a new book about a Muslim family, Planet Omar - Accidental Trouble Magnet. Last year a report found that only 1% of children's books featured a main protagonist of colour. Alongside commentator and blogger Darren C ...…
Best of q: Music icon David Foster tells us the stories behind his biggest hits. Organization guru Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. Children's musical entertainer Johnny Only takes us through the long, complicated history of Baby Shark. Peter Hedges discusses addiction, parental love and the experience of directing ...…
WNYC’s business and culture editor, Charlie Herman, joins us for this week’s installment of “Charlie for the Culture.” This week, he’ll discuss The Rubin Museum's exhibition, "Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism," which is up through July 15 and the musical, "Lady in the Dark," which will be at New York City Center from April ...…
Erin Lee Carr joins us to discuss her memoir, All that You Leave Behind.By (WNYC).
Deb Perelman, cookbook author and creator of Smitten Kitchen, joins us to talk about her favorite Passover and Easter dishes.By (WNYC).
Dr. Tia Powell joins us to discuss her new book, Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End. On May 1, Dr. Powell will discuss her book at CaringKind, 360 Lexington Ave, 3rd Fl.By (WNYC).
THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I wanted to find the raw tape from my interviews with the cast.One of my favorite conversations about the cultural implications of 'Schitt's Creek' was with Dan Levy. We talk about his personal and professional path that helped to lay the foundation for the sh ...…
It's Easter/Passover so we're bringing you some eggcellent 2019 highlights from millennial burnout to some questions about the nature of Mario and Luigi's relationship.
'New York Times' baseball writer Tyler Kepner spoke to 22 hall-of-fame pitchers about what they throw, and how they get a mental edge over hitters. His new book is 'K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches.' Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'Lost and Wanted' by Nell Freudenberger, about an MIT physicist who finds her rational understandi ...…
The saxophonist Jess Gillam was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician award in 2016 and went on to take the Last Night of the Proms by storm last year. She plays live in the studio and talks to Samira about her beginnings in a carnival band in Cumbria and how she wants to expand the repertoire for sax players in classical music. The influential ...…
The Taj Mahal is deserving of its role as one of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the world; Professor Chanchal Dadlani explains why subsequent architecture, from the later years of the Mughal Empire, deserve our attention, as well. Subscribe:Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud…
You may know Max Minghella from his roles in The Social Network and The Handmaid's Tale. His directorial debut, Teen Spirit, stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager dreaming of making it big in a singing contest.
The Grizzlies tells the story of a Nunavut high school teacher who started a lacrosse program to help students find hope during a time when teen suicide was on the rise in Inuit communities.
The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.
Variously called 'Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery', 'Jesus and the Accused', and the 'Pericope Adulterae', this story, found in the Gospel of John, still throws off reflections and refractions today. Jesus' message is stark: "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." And the history of the text is uni ...…
Actor Max Minghella talks about pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit. Nile Rodgers of the band Chic shares his q block party for New York's Greenwich Village. Cartoonist Box Brown discusses his new comic book about the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it. The Grizzlies director Miranda de Pencier and ...…
Only the Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) might be able to make an entire record from the sounds of a washing machine, or for their latest - only from plastic. They've sampled the percussive qualities of a police riot shield (purchased on Ebay from the Albuquerque police department), made patterns, saved, rep ...…
THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I wanted to find the raw tape from my interviews with the cast. Here, Noah Reid, who plays David Rose's love interest, Patrick, discusses growing up on stage and screen, his roles with Tarragon and Coal Mine Theatres, and why playing Patrick on Schitt's Creek ...…
If poetry makes nothing happen, it also makes very little in the way of income. Take the acclaimed poet Bernadette Mayer. Often aligned with the Language Poets, Mayer overcame entrenched sexism to establish herself as one of the most influential poets of her generation. At 73, she’s still producing work. And yet she only made about $17,000 last ...…
Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Journalism Outreach Lead, joins us to explore creative new approaches to reporting the news. Tortoise Founded by industry veterans who have previously helped run The Wall Street Journal and the BBC, Tortoise aims to create a new kind of newsroom—one that takes a slower, deeper approach to covering stories. With an ...…
Academy Award winning actor Julianne Moore talks about her role in Sebastian Lelio's Gloria Bell. Cat and mouse thriller Killing Eve has returned to screens for Season 2. Director Rob Ryan explains his fascinating documentary about a nun with a gun, and a review of Lee Chang-dong's Burning.
Ruth Ann Thorn (Exclusive Collections) We are finally back with the second half of our conversation with San Diego gallerist Ruth Ann Thorn (Exclusive Collections). And maybe being a year and a half later you have concluded that the reason for the wait is because the second half was just more of the same. And if that’s you, prepare to be surpri ...…
“The Escape” or “Forbidden Love in a Gay Detention Center” is an original play was written by Ted Malawer with music by Peter Lerman for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and their culture issue … “America 2024.” “The Escape" is part monologue, part musical. Performed by Gideon Glick and Michael Ardne.…
Rich Karlgaard joins us to discuss his new book, Late Bloomers: The Power of patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. Tonight, Karlgaard will be in conversation with Kevin Ochsner at The Rubin Museum.By (WNYC).
After 12 seasons on Law & Order: SVU, Christopher Meloni plays a disgraced policeman-turned-hit man in the second season of the Syfi Channel series Happy!. Meloni talks about being a bouncer before he broke into acting, playing tough guys, and life after 'Law & Order.' Tiger Woods' recent Masters title follows a 10-year drought of major tournam ...…
Two female icons of the music industry release new works today. Beyonce’s new film Homecoming is released alongside a surprise new live album. The film focuses on her historic 2018 Coachella performance in which she celebrated America's historically black colleges and universities, black culture and black female empowerment. Also today, Madonna ...…
Actor Ma-Anne Dionisio talks about her experience moving to Canada, landing her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and now, prepping for the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.
In 1993, actor Ma-Anne Dionisio landed her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon - now, she's prepping for the lead role in the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about what Scott Rogowsky's departure from HQ Trivia means for the future of the game show app. Mask dancer and v ...…
C.J. Farley's experience with inequality and competition at Harvard inspired his new book, Around Harvard Square. Amid the recent college admissions scandal, he talks about who really deserves a spot in elite academic institutions.
The Oscar-winning director on his new psychological thriller Greta and why he thinks people will soon be paying not to be famous.(photo courtesy of Patrick Redmond)
Isabella Rossellini joins us to talk about the new piece, which she conceived of and co-directed, “Link Link Circus,” with Hunter Theatre Project at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and about studying for her masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation. The project stars Isabella and her dog, Pan.By (WNYC).
[REBROADCAST] Playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kamilah Forbes join us to discuss the new production, “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.”By (WNYC).
[REBROADCAST] Actor Cherise Boothe and director Lileana Blain-Cruz join us to discuss the play, “Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine.” This satirical tale, set in New York City, follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune.…
Kevin Nealon talks about a hike with actor Matthew Modine, which launched the idea for his Hiking with Kevin series, his time on and after Saturday Night Live, communicating with Norm Macdonald, his friendship with the late great Garry Shandling, his current stand-up tour, and more! Supported by CFRU 93.3 FM, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Pla ...…
Come and visit an extraordinary world where world-class medicine intersects with world-class art; you will meet children, emergency doctors, and artists to find out how art is not only on the walls, but literally built into the hospital from the ground up.
Bill McKibben, who first warned of climate change 30 years ago, says its effects are now upon us. He talks about heat waves, fires, flooding, drought, and, soon, millions of climate refugees. "The idea that anybody's going to be immune from this anywhere is untrue," he says. His new book is 'Falter.' Also, Ken Tucker reviews The Mekons' new alb ...…
As France vows to restore Notre-Dame de Paris after last night's devastating fire, we discuss the artistic, musical and cultural significance of this great Cathedral. With music historian Mark Everist, art critic Waldemar Januszczak and French literature academic Eve Morisi.Roger McGough, one of Britain’s most widely read poets, talks about his ...…
Young couples face a complicated decision at a time when the dire consequences of climate change are becoming clearer, is it ethical to bring a child into the world? Science journalist Britt Wray talks with parents, prospective parents, ethicists and children on this thorny question.
Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries discuss the band's final album, In the End, which was made using the late Dolores O'Riordan's unfinished demo tapes.
Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan of the Cranberries open up about life after Dolores O'Riordan and discuss the band's final album, which was made using the late singer's unfinished demo tapes. Giller Prize-winning novelist Michael Redhill talks about Twitch Force, his first poetry collection in 18 years. Architectural historian Peter Sealy talks ab ...…
In her early 20s, Hindman fulfilled a lifelong dream to play violin in a prominent orchestra, but she soon realized that it was all a sham because the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audiences.
Poet and novelist Michael Redhill discusses his new poetry collection, Twitch Force, and shares a reading live in the q studio.
Mike, Max and Shane discuss social media comments, presidential responses to the Notre Dame fire, Mike's Toronto Raptors meme and how he handled their Game 1 loss, Coachella, youth culture, dating celebrities and Pete Buttigieg's chances in a general election.
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