Best Arts Roundup podcasts — Books, theatre, visual arts - the whole spectrum (Updated May 2018; 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.
The Hub - ABC RN
Formerly Books and Arts, The Hub is RN’s new dedicated home for arts and culture. Each week day we’ll zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Search The Hub for the individual podcasts.
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.
Arts interviews, reviews, and features from WFIU Public Media from Indiana University.
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.
A lively and unpretentious look at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music.
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 ...
FrequencyFM, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in Christian artistic endeavors. We accomplish this by encouraging artists, providing them a platform on which to share their work and engage with other artists, and by speaking truth in kindness and love in areas where we can do better. Join us at for insightful artist interviews, objective and honest music and book reviews, and thoughtful commentary on art across all mediums f ...
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 big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.
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 ...
Midday on WNYC
WNYC hosts the conversation New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literature, plus expert tips about the ever-important lunchtime topic: food.
Art Detective
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 ...
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.
Creative Minds Out Loud
A Podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Art Ed Radio
The Podcast for Art Teachers
《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.
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 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.
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.
Art Share
Art Share is a bi-monthly art webcast featuring artist/writer Brigid Ashwood and fellow artists and creatives. We talk about the process and business of the creative arts. Previously recorded shows are available via iTunes, YouTube and our website . Got a question or a topic in mind you'd like to see covered? Let us know via the website or find us on Facebook. Brigid Ashwood - Ash Evans - http://w ...
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 New Criterion
A monthly review of the arts and intellectual life. Interviews, poetry readings, musical criticism, and
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.
Arts Extract
Not an insert, not a supplement, but a weekly podcast of concise stories extracted from the arts communities of Madison, WI.
Weekly conversations with arts and cultural icons.
Art Dealer Show
About and for the people who sell art.
Christiana's Stuff
The Many Works of Christiana Ellis
The future of storytelling and entertainment. From ARG and apps to the Wild West of the web…and beyond!
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!
Inside the Arts
Join host Diane Mack for a conversation with the leading figures of the New Orleans arts and culture scene, each week Inside the Arts. From gallery openings to the performing arts, Diane takes you along on an intimate examination of the people and places that make New Orleans one of America's most interesting cities.
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.”
Drunk Art Cast
Emerging artists talk shop about art, projects, and the business of working and living as an artist while having a relaxing cocktail.
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 ...
Fenella Kernebone looks at how we shape our world, from the ground up. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
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Four-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad discusses her role as one of history’s greatest heroines in a major new production of Bernard Shaw‘s epic work Saint Joan. Set in 15th century France, Saint Joan garners popularity and influence among the elite, who fear her power and put her on trial for her life. Saint Joan is playing on Broadway at ...…
Two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson discusses her return to Broadway for the starring role in Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Three Tall Women. The play tells the life stories of three women who eventually are revealed to be one. Three Tall Women is playing at the Golden Theater (252 W 45th Street). This segment is guest ho ...…
The influential novelist won almost every major literary award, but still found the writing process was full of discovery. "Each and every sentence is a revelation," he said. Roth died Tuesday at 85. He spoke with Terry Gross seven times over the years. Over two episodes we'll listen back to excerpts of those interviews. Also, film critic Justi ...…
Designer Orla Kiely is famous for her distinct Stem-patterned bags and a global brand that includes fashion, accessories and homeware. Now the first exhibition dedicated to her opens at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. She discusses the origins of her work at a kitchen table in Ireland and why she thinks that pattern can make you happy ...…
Students taking to the streets to protest — it looked like a simple thing, fifty years ago in May 1968. But it proved to be the spark that started a conflagration. Thousands of demonstrators turned into hundreds of thousands, barricades were built, cars were burned. Then the workers joined in, and by the middle of May 1968, most of France was o ...…
Local musicians Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen bring "new" Old-time music to the 2018 Bloomington Early Music Festival.
Tone Madison contributor talks with comedians Cynthia Marie and Jake Snell about their work organizing the inaugural Madison Comedy Week, which runs May 27 through June 3 in venues across the city.By (Scott Gordon, Ben Munson, Mark Riechers and Joel Shanahan).
André Leon Talley, the former editor-at-large of American Vogue, talks about a new documentary about his life and opens up about the barriers he had to overcome to rise to the top. Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins us live from London, England to discuss Lessons in Love and Violence, a modern opera about political power and desire. C ...…
Broken Social Scene perform a few songs off their latest album Hug of Thunder, and Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning talk about the gut feeling that led them to start the band 20 years ago.
The former editor-at-large of Vogue broke through barriers to rise to the top. The Gospel According to André is a new documentary about his life.
Part book club, part composer collective, Oracle Hysterical’s works occupy the fluid space between classically-inclined song-cycle and art-rock concept album. The group’s songs take on great literary with text sources from Grimms’ Fairy Tales to Greek tragedy, and falsely-attributed Shakespeare, all in modern settings that might be chamber rock ...…
Acclaimed clarinetist Kinan Azmeh shares some of the music that shaped him as a musician growing up in Damascus, Syria.
Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins Tom Power live from a studio in London, England to talk more about this new production.
Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray talk to Nihal about their new album, Islands and look back on more than 25 years in the charts.
The Crown: interview with history academic Dr Michelle Arrow. Australian director Charles Williams wins the Palme d'Or for his short film. A wrap on The 71st Cannes Film Festival . BPM - review and interview with director Robin Campillo. Solo: A Star Wars Story - review.
Farrow won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. He was threatened while reporting the piece, in an attempt to suppress his investigation. We'll also talk about his childhood growing up with 13 siblings, many of whom have disabilities, being raised by a single mother, Mia Farrow, and going to college at ...…
The American writer Philip Roth, whose death at the age of 85 was announced today, is remembered by Ian McEwan, his biographer Claudia Pierpont, and American novelist Amy Bloom. From Roth's first novel Goodbye Columbus in 1959 to Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral and The Plot Against America, he was writer who courted controversy and explo ...…
Canadian actor and comedian Scott Thompson talks about reprising his role as Buddy Cole from The Kids in the Hall. Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée discusses her new project, which takes aim at the PMRC's "Filthy 15" list of offensive songs. Writer Charles McGrath remembers the celebrated American novelist Philip Roth. David Sedaris shares ...…
Jeffrey Innes of Yukon Blonde talks about the band's new album, Critical Hit.
Scott Thompson joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about revisiting his famous Kids in the Hall character, Buddy Cole.
Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée discusses her latest work, The Filthy Fifteen, which explores music censorship and the list of "offensive songs" the PMRC published in the mid-1980s.
Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. Writer Charles McGrath talks about his influence on the literary world.
The American comedian and author shares his very own q road story.
New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Melissa Clark discusses her newest cookbook, Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen: Family Meals, Festive Gatherings, and Everything In-between, which curates more than 100 dishes, hand-selected by Clark from her two previously published books, In the Kitchen With A Good Appetite and Coo ...…
Dawn-Lyen Gardner discusses her leading role in the Oprah Winfrey Network show, Queen Sugar. The show tells the story of one family in Louisiana and their struggle to keep their sugar cane farm afloat in the wake of a family tragedy. Gardner plays Charley Bordelon West, the savvy wife of an NBA star who returns to Louisiana from her glamorous l ...…
Playwright Clare Barron and actor Ellen Maddow discuss their new production Dance Nation. The play takes a look at the world of dance competitions and explores notions of adolescence, desire and motivation from a comedic perspective. The pre-teen dancers are played by adult women of all ages. Dance Nation is showing at Playwright Horizons at th ...…
A reflection on the history of liberalism in Australia, from prime minister Alfred Deakin to prime minister John Howard, and a discussion on Defining Moments in Australian history.
Christiana Ellis (DM), Tim Dodge (Pavel), Nutty (Shadow), Lee Burdette (Honor), Nobilis (Ziya) and Mark Kilfoil (Rockjaw) are taking the fight to Castle Ravenloft.
Enough Khalas. Blake Prize Winner Tina Havelock Stevens. Diane Arbus: American Portraits. The Makers: Sarah Tomasetti.
'Like a Mother' author Angela Garbes explains the importance of the placenta, the nutritional and immunological components of breast milk and the difficulties she faced in childbirth. Also, Ken Tucker reviews a the new album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' from Courtney Barnett, and John Powers reviews the new British series 'The Split' on Sundan ...…
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer and star of TV series Fleabag, discusses balancing performance and writing, and her latest role as L3, a female droid in the latest Star Wars episode, Solo. Andrew Sean Greer has just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his comic novel Less, about a failed novelist who embarks on a trip round the world rather tha ...…
For the second installment of our series, "The Costs of Higher Ed," Rebecca Kolins Givan, an associate professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, an education reporter for The Washington Post discuss the jobs that put undergrad and grad students through school. They explain the ...…
Meg O’Brien, Interim Co-Director of Education at Huntington Theatre Company, discusses their long-standing commitment to universal participation. She shares how the Huntington makes productions accessible for patrons with hearing or vision difficulties, and how they’re expanding ways to integrate accessibility into performance models and schedu ...…
Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine talks about his latest album The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years.
Singer Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talks about whether it matters if her message gets buried in the groove of her music.
Our pop culture contributor talks about her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding in this week's edition of "two goods and a bad."
Author and journalist Dave Itzkoff joins Tom Power live from San Francisco to talk about his new book on Robin Williams' life and death.
Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine talks about his latest album The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding. Singer Meg Remy of the experimental pop project U.S. Girls discusses whether it mat ...…
For decades psychiatry has been asking: what makes a psychopath? The list of possible explanations stretches back over centuries: demonic possession, trace metals in the body, bad mothering, violence on television, birth trauma. In Part 2 of this series, Mary O'Connell returns to an interview she did with a serial killer 20 years ago, to unders ...…
There's a lot more happening at a restaurant than simply ordering from a menu and getting your food. Restaurants are sites of self-expression — spaces in which status and distinction are performed and lines between class, race, and gender are reflected and reinforced. Restaurants are also sites of aspiration and transformation. Contributing pro ...…
Author Michael Chabon discusses his new collection of essays, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces. The book emerged from a piece he wrote for GQ about attending Paris Men’s Fashion Week with his teenage son. It features seven essays that interrogate contemporary notions of fatherhood and manhood in Chabon’s quintessential style. Michael Chabon will be a ...…
Philip Ashforth Coppola discusses his new book of pen-and-ink drawings, One Track Mind. Coppola has spent the last forty years documenting the artistry and decoration of New York City’s subway stations. The overlooked mosaics and relief sculptures featured in the book are recreated in painstaking detail and reveal how Coppola’s keen eye takes i ...…
Gwenno discusses her second solo album, Le Kov, which is sung entirely in Cornish — an old Celtic language understood by only 600 people today.
Best of q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden talks about her cookbook, Feeding My Mother, and reflects on caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Actor Danai Gurira talks about the hype around Black Panther and why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office. A q oral history o ...…
The Canadian singer-songwriter has released a song and cookbook, Feeding My Mother, about caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Danai Gurira discusses the hype around Black Panther and explains why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.
To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Beetlejuice, we've tapped some of the producers and one of the screenwriters who worked on the movie for a q oral history.
Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding stories and inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.
This week marks the triumphant return of Andrew McCormick. After spending some time catching up, Andrew and Tim take on the topic of plagiarism. The discussion evolves to include where students find inspiration (7:15), how to help kids develop original ideas (9:45), and how you can approach copying if it helps kids be more confident as artists ...…
An American Marriage by US writer Tayari Jones, has won a highly influential fan, with Oprah Winfrey adding it to her Book Club list for 2018, the first in our new Green Room series in which Australian author Nick Earls speaks to writers about life on the road, a look at Eleanor Limprecht's research for her novel The Passengers and US linguist ...…
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