Best Arts Roundup podcasts — Books, theatre, visual arts - the whole spectrum (Updated August 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. Hosted by John Schaefer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
《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.
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.
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.
Christiana's Stuff
The Many Works of Christiana Ellis
Weekly conversations with arts and cultural icons.
Art Dealer Show
About and for the people who sell art.
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!
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 ...
Hear a rich tableau of performance, film, literature, and music from ABC RN's Weekend Arts.
Fenella Kernebone looks at how we shape our world, from the ground up. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
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.
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2018 is shaping up to be the fourth hottest year on record. Somini Sengupta, international climate reporter for 'The New York Times,' discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and increased migration. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and rock critic Ken Tucker review ...…
Queen guitarist Brian May fell in love with 3D photography as a child and has since gone on to establish his own publishing company devoted to sharing stereoscopic work from the Victorian era to the present day. May's latest publication is a book by Professor Roger Taylor about the Scottish photography pioneer George Washington Wilson. May and ...…
Attorney Joanna Woolman, the director of the Child Protection Program at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Suzanne Sellers, the executive director of Families Organizing for Child Welfare Justice discuss the policies and protocols that have lead to a national rise in child-welfare placements. This segment is guest hosted by Jenna Flanagan.…
Nihal Arthanayake speaks to guests including comedian Lost Voice Guy aka Lee Ridley, actor and producer John Partridge and Pussy Riot.
Edison and Zaremba put on their fancy clothes for a set with their full-tilt blues orkestra Sharky & The Count feat. members of Brooklyn's finest, Daddy Long Legs! Joined by a bevy of beautiful women, they crank out their greatest hits, take a ride down memory lane (crazy cat ladies, the Rolling Stones, and the odds of actually surviving one of ...…
Guitarist Wayne Kramer breaks down exactly where the MC5's signature song came from, and what it means a half-century down the line.
Ta'Kaiya Blaney was just 10-years-old when she started writing songs about environmental issues. Now at 17-years-old, she continues to spread that message through film as well.
Director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen, and the great expectations surrounding Hollywood's first all-Asian rom-com.
The Beaches dropped by the q studio to perform three songs from their record and discuss how the album came together.
"The play has changed a lot because I saw the humor and Paul, the director has brought out the beautiful moments" playwright Brennen Edwards
Joel Richard Paul discusses his book Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times. It's the story of how Chief Justice John Marshall, a rough-cut frontiersman with little formal education, became one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians and would go on to reinvent the Constitution and forge a stronger nation. On Au ...…
Reporter Ryan Devereaux's new article for The Intercept is titled "ICE Has Conducted Hundreds of Raids in New York Since Trump Came to Power. Here's What Those Operations Look Like." He discusses the increase in ICE raids and the aggressive and coercive nature of the tactics ICE agents are using to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants sinc ...…
Jane Garmey and David Scalza discuss some of New York City's beautiful yet under-visited and under-appreciated gardens in their book City Green: Public Gardens of New York. This segment is guest hosted Jenna Flanagan.
In his third Massey Lecture, Payam Akhavan revisits the genocide in Rwanda, talks about the work he did there, and what can be done to prevent such abuses from happening again.
James Hornsby combines the digital and the physical as our studio artist, Claire Nichols with the arts news, David Coles explains the wild history of paint colours in Chromatopia, and we visit the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
In 2014, Boston became the first American city to have a Literary Cultural District. Last year we spoke with Eve Bridburg, Executive Director of GrubStreet and Founder of the Boston Literary District, and Alysia Abbott, Director of the Boston Literary District. They discuss what it takes to support long-term collaboration between organizations ...…
When Karen Piper was six her family moved to the Mojave Desert to a secretive missile testing facility. In 'A Girl's Guide To Missiles' she describes how her parents designed weapons, but she didn't understand how it all connected to war. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Andy Biskin's 'Songs From The Alan Lomax Collection.'…
The drag girl band Denim was Cambridge University's first drag troupe when they formed in 2010. Now, they're back in Edinburgh and for Front Row perform a song from their Reunion Tour and discuss how their drag comes with a political and uplifting message.Author Maggie O'Farrell talks about the art of writing life stories as her own memoir I Am ...…
Nihal Arthanayake speaks to guests including comedians Phill Jupitus, Janey Godley and McMafia author Misha Glenny.
Assistant editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page James Freeman discusses the book he co-authored with Vern McKinley, Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi. The book reveals how Citi’s bailout from the 2008 financial crisis was hardly unprecedented. Rather, Citi has a disturbing history of instability and g ...…
For most of the 20th century, everyone, from the janitor on up to the CEO, was employed by the company. But now large corporations are outsourcing work to small companies. A lecture and interview with scholar and former Obama appointee David Weil.
Our new online culture panel unpacks the story behind how things go viral online and how celebrities cash in on these fads.
Former child star Haley Joel Osment discusses his new role on The X-Files reboot and how he processed starring in The Sixth Sense when he was only 10 years old.
Jenny Han talks about the new film adaptation of her New York Times best-selling novel To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and shares why she feels representation on screen is important.
Author Jenny Han? discusses the Netflix adaptation of her best-selling novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Our new online culture panel weighs in on Drake, internet creators and how celebrities cash in on viral fads. Actor Haley Joel Osment talks The X-Files reboot, The Sixth Sense and avoiding the pitfalls of child stardom.…
Former Paris Review editor Jeanne McCulloch discusses her first book, All Happy Families: A Memoir. She uses a surprising event at her own wedding day to begin an exploration of her colorful parents and the other family she married into--it's The Nest meets The Glass Castle. On August 14 at 7:30 pm Jeanne McCulloch will be at Books Are Magic wi ...…
Airline pilot Patrick Smith discusses his book, Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel. Smith breaks down common fears, corrects misconceptions, and shares his appreciation for the wonders of flying. This segment is guest hosted by Matt Katz.
Alexia Arthurs discusses her new book How to Love a Jamaican: Stories. In her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home, Arthurs’ eleven stories offer a wide range of viewpoints from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns. This segment is guest hosted by Matt Katz.…
For the first time ever, Tim is flying solo on this podcast! That's because it's the start of a new school year, and he has a LOT to say. Listen as he gives his 5 most important ideas for improving how you start your school year, including why you need to ditch your syllabus, why you need to let your personality shine through, and how to get co ...…
“How much should I charge for my work?” The answers will vary and nobody can give you a clear cut answer. There is a way to narrow down your current worth. You must take into account a few variables: What impression do you leave? Who can vouch for you? What do you do thats different or unique? What achievements have you earned? Episode 54 discu ...…
US writer Meg Wolitzer on her novel The Female Persuasion, Arts News, Vale VS Naipaul, journalists turned novelists Megan Goldin and Ben Doherty on throwing away facts for fiction, Australian Booktubers Piera Forde and Jeann Wong on talking to readers via YouTube.
In his autobiography, 'Siren Song,' Seymour Stein writes about how he started out in the music business as a teen before going on to sign groundbreaking artists like Talking Heads, The Ramones, Madonna, and Ice-T. Jim Gavin, creator of the AMC comedy series 'Lodge 49,' talks about strip mall culture, why he likes to write characters who are foo ...…
Rosie Jones, a stand-up comedian whose material plays on her experience of living with Cerebral Palsy, discusses defying expectations - both onstage and off. Her one woman show is Fifteen Minutes.Janeane Garofalo is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on The Ben Stiller ...…
Nihal Arthanayake speaks to guests including Dylan Moran, Rosie Jones, Jo Caulfield and five former Blue Peter presenters.
Catherine O'Hara, the beloved Canadian actress and comedian, talks about her long career and the new season of the CBC comedy Schitt's Creek.
Our screen panel weighs in on recent changes to the Oscars, including a shorter broadcast and a new award category for outstanding achievement in popular film.
Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins takes us through the history of the legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan in this edition of the q origin story.
Director and producer of The Happytime Murders, Brian Henson, tells us why he wanted to make an R-rated puppet movie. Our screen panel's Tina Hassannia and Eli Glasner look at the Oscars' new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. Rapper U-God presents a q origin story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara brings her ...…
We've usually thought that people in comas or 'vegetative' states are completely cut off from the world. But groundbreaking work shows that as much as 20 per cent of patients whose brains were considered non-responsive, turn out to be vibrantly alive, existing in a sort of twilight zone. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen guides Paul Kennedy into that ...…
Brian Henson's The Happy Times Murders doesn't shy away from sex and drugs, which according to him, isn't far off from his father's original vision for the Muppets.
Brazilian musician Ava Rocha has quickly become a leading figure in Brazil’s post-Tropicalia movement and is blazing ahead making inventive Brazilian pop. Her new album Trança means Braid, and it weaves together strands of rock, funk, post-punk abrasiveness, fuzzy and playful electronica, Afro and Amazonian grooves, and Brazilian styles like pe ...…
Emmy Award-winning director Jon Alpert and filmmakers Jonathan Novick, Benjamin Rosloff, and Donna Cappella discuss the U.S. theatrical premiere of All For One: Media Enabled Musketeers. The film centers on American and Russian filmmakers with disabilities as they make original films to tell their stories. It premieres at Maysles Documentary Ce ...…
New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink discusses his new PBS FRONTLINE documentary, Our Man in Tehran, which is a two-night special that takes an intimate look at life inside Iran. Erdbrink offers a rare perspective on how private life in Iran can often be at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. Our Man in Tehran airs August 13 ...…
Travel writer Porter Fox discusses his new book Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border. America’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter ...…
BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen discusses her book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, which looks at how female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena ...…
Richard Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier returns to the Australian stage with a new production by Melbourne Opera, we check in to an upmarket hotel to learn about Wiradjuri dancer and choreographer Joel Bray's work Biladurang, we gather three theatremakers to discuss the legacy of Peter Brook's defiant book The Empty Space 50 years on, a ...…
Local playwrights create and perform dramatic and comedic short works
I first ran across the North Coast Modular Collective by following member Bill van Loo's Facebook page, and seeing him doing more and more interesting work. The message that first introduced the collective caught me by surprise, but also reminded me of what a cool place Ann Arbor (Michigan) is - and how it seems to be a growing field for all so ...…
In 1973, Jennifer Fox wrote a story for her 8th grade English class called 'The Tale,' which alluded to an intimate relationship between a 13-year-old girl and her running and riding coaches. Her teacher thought it was fiction. It wasn't. "I wrote at 13 with no concept of abuse at all," she says. "It was a love story." Decades later, Fox's moth ...…
A mysterious figure awaits the Heroes of Legend upon their return from the Stone Giant city!
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