Best contemporary art podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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“Sarah’s Music - Contemporary Classical” is DW’s program dedicated to the rich diversity of classical music. In each edition of the weekly program, broadcast in English and German, presenter Sarah Willis presents concert highlights, goes behind the scenes at top events and gets up close and personal with her star guests and their instruments.
 
Nottingham Contemporary Podcast recordings of events, talk and lectures
 
Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae interviews vocalist from around the world to discuss singing, performing, curating, and more. Resonant Bodies Festival, an annual Festival of contemporary and avant-garde vocal music is held in New York City each September. “In equal measures intelligent, playful, ambitious and moving” (New York Times) "young but already essential festival of new vocal music" (New York Times) "today’s most talented singers... seamlessly blend classical, avant-ga ...
 
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Fresh Air
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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.
 
Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
 
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 ...
 
In this podcast Dr Neema Parvini, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Surrey, and author of several books, interviews various Shakespeare scholars and literary theorists from around the world in a bid to gain an understanding of the current state of play in Shakespeare studies and in literary criticism more generally. Through a series of candid talks, it will tackle the biggest theoretical and practical questions that have preoccupied scholars and readers of Shakespeare alike for ...
 
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OnTranslation
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A discussion of contemporary issues in translation, from classical past to the global present, hosted by Mohammed Albakry (English, Middle Tennessee State Univ.) and Joseph McAlhany (History, Univ. of Connecticut).
 
Talkers magazine's renowned publisher and some of today's top contemporary thinkers from the arts, science, business, politics, philosophy and pop culture deliver provocative insights into the effects of society's rapid changes on the human condition. Join the weekly discussion with one of the most influential media analysts and skilled interviewers in America.
 
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ToneDefradio
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Tonedef Radio is a Urban Contemporary internet radio playing the best of R&B, Hip-Hop from the Underground & Independent scene. Tonedef Radio play lists include a lean toward more Hip-Hop, R&B remixes, Neo/Nu Soul and new cutting edge music.
 
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Thus Spake Zarathustra is a work composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such a ...
 
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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The Archers
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Contemporary drama in a rural setting
 
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Coffee & Quaq
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Coffee & Quaq is a podcast to celebrate and explore contemporary Native life in urban Alaska.
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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Amateur literary enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
 
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Urban Spirituality
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MAKING SPIRITUALITY WORK IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD -The Show which fuses ancient wisdom with contemporary spiritual practices to deliver value adding tools, traitsandinsights to helpyoulive your fullest potential!Featuring authentic, unfiltered dialogue with Guests from diverse backgrounds, to inspire, entertain and enlighten all who listen.If you resonate with any of these:Looking to evolve to a higher level of existence?To practically harness spirituality & personal growthin a crazy busy, impe ...
 
Light hearted, entertaining and amusing as it takes on contemporary American life would best describe The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder whish is a compilation of humorous passages from various works of American literature. Ranging from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dinah's Kitchen to Dislikes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Little Orphint Annie by James Whitcomb Riley, The Auto Rubaiyat by Reginald Wright Kauffman, Garden Ethics by Charles Dudley Warner and Morris and the Honorabl ...
 
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PlayME
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PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.
 
Right from its famous opening scene which begins, “Thunder and lightning. Enter Three Witches” The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare holds the reader fast in a stirring, monumental experience that plumbs the depths of the human soul and reveals its most morbid secrets. The play is set in medieval Scotland. It is based partly on historical facts and recounts the tale of Macbeth, who was a king in Scotland, according to The Holinshead Chronicles, a book published in 1577. This book was ...
 
Suggested Donation is a podcast devoted to the arts in all forms. Hosted by two contemporary painters, Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff, the conversations provide an insight into the creative mind. By speaking with both traditional and non-traditional artists and craftsmen, curators and restorers, we create a dialog through which we discover common ground across disciplines and spaces united by a love of and deep devotion to skill.
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
Hosted by RZIM apologist Cameron McAllister, Vital Signs is an exploration of the major cultural ideas, issues, and works of art that are shaping current conversations. It's not just a place to learn how to be culturally informed; it's a place to learn what's worth celebrating in contemporary life. If guarding what you pay attention to is a way of guarding the integrity of your thought, then Vital Signs aims to show you what's worth your attention, as well as what's worth talking about.
 
Subscribe to THE weekly podcast for movie people! Features in-depth reviews of classic films and contemporary hits, with ratings, rankings, and interviews.
 
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Kermode on Film
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A weekly podcast with film critic Mark Kermode with a series of different elements including: a podcast version of MK3D - the live show he does every month at BFI Southbank which includes movie guests and questions from the audience, Head to Head with Jack Howard in which they argue about the merits or otherwise of classic and contemporary films, 2001 Films You Must See Before You Die, Hell's Video Store plus Movie Time Travel - where Mark visits a famous film location.
 
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Theology Live
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Once a month, the 20s and 30s community of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church gathers over food and drinks to engage Memphis' most compelling theological minds. Join us as we wrestle with life's most important and unsettling questions.
 
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#TrendingJewish
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If Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David could make a show about nothing… we figured we could make a Jewish podcast about everything. How does Judaism intersect with contemporary culture and illuminate how people live their lives? What are the trends defining the present and shaping the future? We don’t profess to have answers, just a host of questions, some profound, some rather idiosyncratic. Along the way we’ll learn about Judaism, the arts, politics, living a good life, and the interconnectedne ...
 
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H K W
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Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. In the midst of profound global and planetary transformation processes, HKW re-explores artistic positions, scientific concepts, and spheres of political activity, asking: How do we grasp the present and its accelerated technological upheavals? What will tomorrow’s diversified societies look like? And what responsibilities will the arts and sciences assume in this process?HKW develops and stages ...
 
The science of the good life? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and the contemporary flavour of Rock n’Roll. We talk about the stuff that usually only tree huggers have the courage to embrace: appreciation of beauty, positive emotions, gratitude or positive relationships. However we, that is positive psychology researchers and practitioners bury ourselves in books, set out to experiment and then write it all up in a style that is usually about as engaging as watching an avocado turn brown. ...
 
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Frieze
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Conversations and debates with leading figures from contemporary art, design, music, literature, activism and technology – taking place daily at Frieze Fairs and beyond.
 
Hosted by RZIM apologist Cameron McAllister, Vital Signs is an exploration of the major cultural ideas, issues, and works of art that are shaping current conversations. It's not just a place to learn how to be culturally informed; it's a place to learn what's worth celebrating in contemporary life. If guarding what you pay attention to is a way of guarding the integrity of your thought, then Vital Signs aims to show you what's worth your attention, as well as what's worth talking about.
 
A Podcast dedicated to discussing Martial Arts cinema both older and contemporary.
 
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Sounds Good
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About The Show The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt ) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay ( Neko Case, Wilco , Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder , Bill Fr ...
 
In this podcast, I interview smart ladies about feminism, the teen screen, and popular culture. Go to https://teenscreenfeminism.wordpress.com/ for more!
 
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LCI » christian
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LCI (Leeds Church Institute) is an educational charity which encourages learning at the interconnection between church and city. Our events focus on faith, social justice and contemporary issues and include lectures, seminars and arts projects.email: events@leedschurchinstitute.orghttps://lcileeds.wordpress.com/
 
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Pantisocracy
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#Pantisocracy – Panti Bliss hosts a cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1In this series the Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss invites a diverse gathering of intriguing, high profile and articulate guests into her parlour to chat about their life’s journey and share stories. From singers to scientists, athletes to actors, writers to rebels – all are citizens of the Pantisocracy where Panti herself holds court in a wry and incisive programme combining talk, s ...
 
NEW podcast from one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, in Pennsylvania’s capital city. We proudly host national award-winning authors and emerging literary sensations for free public readings and book signings. Join us each week as we celebrate the essential role of literature in contemporary culture and engage the region’s vibrant literary and civic community in wide-ranging discussions on books, politics, society and the arts. SIGNED new releases by visiting authors are avail ...
 
Cinema Red Pill is a film podcast by Uganda based cinephiles Sharon Rwakatungu (@sharonrwaky), Timothy Niwamanya (@Sir_Tesh) and Joel Tugaineyo (@jntugaineyo). Listen for movie reviews and commentary every week. We talk about classic and contemporary films from Africa and everywhere else.Email: sharon@cinemaredpill.com
 
Latinx Conversations is a dazzlingly produced podcast with topics that will have you laughing, crying and constantly on the edge of your seat. Join your hosts, Ricardo, Roderick and Ismael on their weekly discussions about love and sex or the lack thereof; the arts, travels and everything else that has an effect on today’s contemporary Gay Latinx.
 
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CAGOMedia
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Contemporary Art Gallery Online is your number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow's Art Giants, Today. To further expose these talented artists, CAGOnline has created CAGO Media. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and secondly to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives, by programming Radio and TV shows. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute e ...
 
More than nine hundred years after it was first written, this unfinished work of a scholar saint still has the power to move our minds and hearts and set us thinking on the really important questions of life. Summa Theologica or simply the Summa as it is known, was written some time between 1265-74. It is a work that has had a profound and enduring influence on Western thought and literature. Designed to provide answers to Catholic theologians about the teachings of the Church, Thomas Aquina ...
 
A book that won the Newberry Prize in 1921 for an Outstanding Contribution in Children's Literature, The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik van Loon is indeed a classic that has been enjoyed by generations of children and adults. The book is an engagingly written work, dedicated to the author Hendrik van Loon's two young son's Hansje and Willem. It was created to convey the history of the human race to young people in a way that was interesting, memorable and would spur them onto further research ...
 
By re-visiting locations and delving into the RTÉ archives, Carol Moran and Eoin Sweeney look at the stories behind the movies that put Ireland on the map.
 
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R. Kelly was charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims. In an interview recorded Wednesday, Feb. 13, activist, filmmaker and writer dream hampton tells Terry Gross about her six-part docuseries 'Surviving R. Kelly,' which chronicles sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly. Also, jazz critic Ke ...…
 
"No one can sing like Freddie Mercury," Malek told Terry Gross in November 2018. The actor has been nominated for an Academy Award for playing Queen's lead singer in the biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' Also, filmmaker Adam McKay spoke to Terry Gross in January 2019 about his efforts to bring former vice president Dick Cheney "to the foreground" in ...…
 
Writer ….. Mary CutlerDirector ….. Jenny ThompsonEditor ….. Jeremy HoweJill Archer ….. Patricia GreeneRuth Archer ….. Felicity Finch Pip Archer ….. Daisy BadgerBen Archer ..... Ben NorrisKenton Archer ….. Richard AttleeJolene Archer ….. Buffy DavisTony Archer ….. David TroughtonPat Archer .... Patricia GallimoreTom Archer ….. William TroughtonJ ...…
 
From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II. 1946, Manhattan One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a ...…
 
"No one can sing like Freddie Mercury," Malek told Fresh Air in November 2018. The actor has been nominated for an Academy Award for playing Queen's lead singer in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
 
Filmmaker Adam McKay spoke to Fresh Air in January 2019 about his efforts to bring the former vice president "to the foreground" in Vice. The film is up for eight Academy Awards, including best film.
 
Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays—some as short as a paragraph; some as long as five pages—that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terror ...…
 
Two of the people under investigation by Robert Mueller — Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi — are conspiracy theorists who believe the deep state is trying to take over America. 'New Yorker' staff writer Jeffrey Toobin tells Terry Gross how Stone and Corsi came together to support Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and why they matt ...…
 
Two of the people under investigation by Robert Mueller — Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi — are conspiracy theorists who believe the deep state is trying to take over America. 'New Yorker' staff writer Jeffrey Toobin tells Terry Gross how Stone and Corsi came together to support Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and why they matt ...…
 
Susan calls in on Jennifer at Willow Cottage, she is keen to find how they have been settling in and what the Aldridges have done with the place. The sink is blocked and Jennifer laments not having her waste disposal unit anymore. Susan jumps into action and shows her how unblock the U bend. When the job’s finished Susan invites Jennifer and Br ...…
 
"If there was contact between the Trump campaign, or even Trump himself, and WikiLeaks, it went through [Jerome] Corsi and [Roger] Stone," says New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin.
 
"It ain’t all muscle, it’s all heart. Heart and fire." Sylvester Stallone returned to his beloved Rocky series in 1990, fully intending to close it out with a story as powerful as the first one. He even got John G. Avildsen back to direct it. Unfortunately, the film was a weaker film, one that didn’t find much love from critics or audiences. It ...…
 
The nation greeted Vrath with great warmth and approval. The Burnt Empire regarded its liege as nothing less than a demi-god; in a sense, this was not far from the truth: Whether or not the Krushan dynasty was in fact born of stonefire, they were certainly something more than human. In the Krushan tongue, which was the official language of the ...…
 
Welcome back to Latinx Conversations a podcast were your hosts Ismael, Ricardo and Roderick talk about love, sex, or the lack thereof. In today’s episode your favorite comadres talk about "The Art Of Drag". We sit down to talk about a bit of the history of Drag, makeup, Rupaul, the genres, and much more. Ricardo share with us his experience doi ...…
 
This time on the podcast, Scott Nye, David Blakeslee, Trevor Berrett, and Arik Devens discuss Ingmar Bergman’s Through a Glass Darkly. While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (an astonishing Harriet Andersson) discovers her father (Gunnar Björnstrand) has been using her schizophrenia ...…
 
Filing taxes before April 15 can be a confusing and sometimes stressful experience. Aside from finding the time to file, the right documents to gather, and the funds to pay for a professional preparer, many people put off filing until the last minute. The Murray State University Department of Accounting and United Way of Murray-Calloway County ...…
 
Born in 1904 , Pablo Neruda (born Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) was a Nobel Prize-winning poet-diplomat and Chilean politician. Assistant professors of Spanish, Ben Post, Ph.D., and Moses Fritz, Ph.D., visit Sounds Good to discuss Neruda's life and Cinema International's upcoming presentation of his biopic.…
 
Last week, reports surfaced of a new videotape showing singer R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with an underage girl. This is not the first time the R&B star has been accused of sexual abuse. Allegations have circled Kelly for decades; in 2002, a videotape surfaced that purportedly showed him engaging in sexual acts with a teenage girl. Until rece ...…
 
Derek and Pat Fletcher book the upstairs of The Bull for their fortieth wedding anniversary in March. And for tonight, Kenton’s booked a musician friend called Des to pull in the crowds. When Des doesn’t show Kenton is frantic and appeals to Jolene to help. She saves the day by taking to the stage herself. Russ is keen to get out and have some ...…
 
The activist, filmmaker and writer chronicles sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly in the six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, even as new allegations against him surface.
 
Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode of this third season of the podcast features conversations with a variety of guests offering insights on movies that originally premiered in 1971 and were destin ...…
 
Donald Barthelme’s “The Balloon” (1966) is one of the strangest and most enduring short stories to come out of the second half of the twentieth century. Filled with Barthelme’s gift for observation and detail, his wild imagination, and his playful wit, “The Balloon” represents for many the work of a postmodern master at his postmodern peak. But ...…
 
McCabe served as acting director of the FBI after President Trump fired James Comey in the spring of 2017. McCabe felt that there was enough circumstantial evidence to open criminal and counterintelligence investigations into the president's ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice. "These were extraordinary steps. They were ones that ...…
 
Tom helps Tony get the Angus cows that are up for sale tested for TB. Later, Tom tells Pat and Tony about the plot of land near Waterley Cross he thinks they should buy. They have the capital and it’s a good site for expanding the agroforestry. But Johnny voices some concerns about making the investment in the current economic climate. Pat and ...…
 
"We don't have a lot of experience with investigating presidents of the United States," McCabe says. "There is not a standard S.O.P. on the shelf that you pull down to say, 'Here's how it's done.' "
 
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