Best Arts podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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Fresh Air
Daily
 
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.
 
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Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
Weekly+
 
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
 
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Soundcheck from WNYC
Weekly+
 
WNYC’s source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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FT Life of a Song
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Books and Arts - Full program podcast
 
Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts.
 
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Radio 2 Arts Show with Jonathan Ross
 
A lively and unpretentious look at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music.
 
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Art + Music + Technology
Weekly
 
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.
 
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WFIU Arts
Weekly+
 
Arts interviews, reviews, and features from WFIU Public Media from Indiana University.
 
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The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR
 
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 ...
 
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Frequency.FM
Monthly+
 
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 www.frequency.fm for insightful artist interviews, objective and honest music and book reviews, and thoughtful commentary on art across all mediums f ...
 
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The VICE Magazine Podcast
Monthly
 
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.
 
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Front Row
Daily
 
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
 
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Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
Daily+
 
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.
 
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The Secret History of Art
Rare
 
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.
 
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Mental Floss
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Starving Artist - art, money, freelancing, and how to live creatively
 
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 ...
 
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Mad Art Cast
Monthly+
 
Mad Art Cast. The official podcast of Mad Art Lab.com, where we discuss the intersection of art and science .
 
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Esquire Classic Podcast
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Art Detective
Weekly
 
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 ...
 
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Creative Minds Out Loud
Monthly+
 
A Podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
 
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The Business of Art
Weekly
 
The Business of Art helps creatives build better businesses through interviews, lessons, and live shows.
 
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Anatomy
Rare
 
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 anatomyof.tv or follow us at @anatomyoftv.
 
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Bridge The Atlantic
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
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Creative Drive
Rare
 
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 ...
 
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WAMU: Art Beat
Weekly+
 
Art Beat with Lauren Landau is a daily one-minute update on arts and culture events in the DC region.
 
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Headliners
Weekly
 
The biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts speak in-depth to 5 live.
 
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Art Ed Radio
Weekly
 
The Podcast for Art Teachers
 
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The Juggernaut
Monthly+
 
An interview podcast devoted to the arts. Creating is necessarily walking in the footsteps of giants. So let's walk. Christopher Harris hosts.
 
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Art Share
Rare
 
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 http://www.art-share.org . 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. https://www.facebook.com/artsharepodcast/ Brigid Ashwood - http://www.brigidashwood.com Ash Evans - http://w ...
 
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ArtHouse Radio
Weekly+
 
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! www.ArtHouse43.com. ©ArtHouse 43, LLC 2015
 
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Arts and Healing Podcast
Rare
 
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.
 
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The FunkZone Podcast with Ted Mills
Monthly+
 
Writer-director Ted Mills sits down for a chat with artists and other creative folks, including visual artists, musicians, writers, restauranteurs, filmmakers and more!
 
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CRAFTCAST
Rare
 
Craftcast's host, Alison Lee, interviews artists who all share the love and knowledge of the art of creativity.
 
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The Field Negro Guide to Arts and Culture w/ Vernon Reid and W. Kamau Bell
 
Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid & "Totally Biased" host W. Kamau Bell talk about all kinds of everything.
 
流行通信
Monthly
 
《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.https://popdispat.chpopdispatch@ipn.li
 
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Ancient Art Podcast (audio)
Rare
 
This is the audio-only version of the Ancient Art Podcast. Subscribe to the HD-video Ancient Art Podcast at ancientartpodcast.org. 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 ...
 
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The New Criterion
Monthly+
 
The New Criterion, edited by Roger Kimball, was founded in 1982 by art critic Hilton Kramer and the pianist and music critic Samuel Lipman. A monthly review of the arts and intellectual life, The New Criterion began as an experiment in critical audacity—a publication devoted to engaging, in Matthew Arnold’s famous phrase, with “the best that has been thought and said.” This also meant engaging with those forces dedicated to traducing genuine cultural and intellectual achievement, whether thr ...
 
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Arts Extract
Weekly
 
Not an insert, not a supplement, but a weekly podcast of concise stories extracted from the arts communities of Madison, WI.
 
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RiYL
Weekly
 
Longform conversation with musicians, cartoonists, writers and other creative types.
 
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Air-Raid
Rare
 
Weekly conversations with arts and cultural icons.
 
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Mike on Much Podcast
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Christiana's Stuff
Weekly+
 
The Many Works of Christiana Ellis
 
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It's All True!
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Art Dealer Show
Monthly
 
About and for the people who sell art.
 
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By Design - Full program podcast
 
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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Weekend Arts - Program podcast
Daily
 
Hear a rich tableau of performance, film, literature, and music from ABC RN's Weekend Arts.
 
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Inside the Arts
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Arts & Seizures
Monthly+
 
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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Jeff Attacks!
Monthly
 
A podcast about weirdo artists, strange creators, bizarre performers, and shit I think is cool.
 
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Interview with the Artist
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
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Books and Arts - Full program podcast
 
Poet, translator and artist Sholeh Wolpé from Iran, Mexican novelist and poet Carmen Boullosa and poet, translator and academic Ana Luísa Amaral from Portugal speak passionately about their literary and poetic traditions. Recorded at the 2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.
 
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Art + Music + Technology
 
Kim Bjørn is on a mission - he wants to highlight design in electronic instrument creation, and he wants to document it as completely as possible. With his recently-released book Push Turn Move, we get interviews with developers, performers and researchers, and really get to understand not only the design, but the decisions behind the design, o ...…
 
“As long as one can walk one can protest,” Trina Robbins explains, over the white noise of a nearby espresso machine. “And as long as i don’t have to take too many hills, I can still walk.” The cartoonist’s assessment of the current political climate is equally pessimistic and hopeful, as the actions of the Trump administration have caused many ...…
 
Victoria Arts Nov 17 Victoria Theatre Wedding Singer by Victoria Arts
 
Victoria Arts Nov 9 Victoria History Trail by Victoria Arts
 
Victoria Arts Nov 3 Victoria Symphony by Victoria Arts
 
Episode #157 is up- This week Matt sits down with Darin Mahoney, musician, custom guitar craftsman, & all round good guy. They talk touring, music, the weather, & scary stuff that happens in Colorado cabins. Intro & outro music is “Confused” by Mahoney. This episode was recorded at & brought to you by Big Daddy E’s BBQ & Catering, check them ou ...…
 
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The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR
 
Today is all about graphite and animals ... and ceramics, jewelry, stone masonry, teaching, free art, TV shows, celebrity chefs, leprechauns, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Irish artist Lee Boyd is my guest.
 
Join us for the best of this week's Books and Arts.
 
Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. He says gang violence is "not about the flying of bullets. It's about a lethal absence of hope." Ken Tucker reviews 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift. Also, brothers Ross and Matt Duffer talk about the "sequel ...…
 
The Heroes of Legend take the week off, allowing the FISHY FOUR to take the stage!
 
'The Mindy Project' has ended after six seasons. Creator and star Mindy Kaling talked to 'Fresh Air' in 2012 when the show first started. Also, we remember late 'New York Daily News' gossip columnist Liz Smith. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2000. Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Mudbound.'
 
Fenella Fielding's most famous moment is in Carry on Screaming as she reclines seductively on a couch in a red velvet dress, asks Harry H Corbett "Do you mind if I smoke?" and steam billows. The line gives the title to her memoir, co-authored with Simon McKay. On her 90th birthday, she reminisces about playing Hedda Gabler, being a foil to More ...…
 
Billie Holiday’s 1939 'Strange Fruit' was called 'the first significant protest in words and music, the first unmuted cry against racism'. Other singers attempted it, from Nina Simone and Diana Ross to Jeff Buckley and Kanye West. But could any match the power of the impassioned original? FT pop writers David Cheal, Fiona Sturges and Helen Brow ...…
 
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The Business of Art
 
This is the end of the show. No fanfare. No beautiful words. Just a whisper as we head off into the ether. RIP The Business of Art. If you like free things, you can get the first chapter of Sell Your Soul: How to Build your Creative Career on Bookfunnel now at www.gosellyoursoul.com Don’t forget to join our Facebook group at www.writingandselli ...…
 
Legendary Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie opens up about her new album, Medicine Songs, and what she wants to pass on to the next generation of musicians and activists.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Canadian authors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux were tapped to edit the Canadian issue of the British literary magazine, Granta. They discuss the process of sorting through 1,000 submissions.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Actor Eric McCormack on finding variety in his acting and the return of Will & Grace. Authors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux take the reins for the Canadian issue of Granta. Buffy Sainte-Marie brings music to a new generation of activists.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
2017 Friesen Prize winner Dr. Alan Bernstein talks with Paul Kennedy about his contributions to Canadian Medicine and advanced research. He continues to encourage and develop the spirit of teamwork that has characterized his entire career.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Actor Eric McCormack discusses the return of NBC's popular sitcom Will & Grace, being honoured at the Stratford Festival and his latest film role in the Canadian indie, Considering Love and Other Magic.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Mavis Staples and Morrissey.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Books and Arts - Full program podcast
 
Peter Carey finally tackles the novel he spent his 'whole life not knowing how to write'.
 
Gerwig, the co-writer and star of 'Frances Ha' and 'Mistress America,' is making her directorial debut with the new film 'Lady Bird.' It's about a high school senior preparing for college and trying to assert her independence from her mother. Also, we remember late health care economist Uwe Reinhardt with an excerpt of his 2009 interview.…
 
Noel Gallagher, former songwriter and guitarist for Oasis, discusses his new album Who Built The Moon? He tells us why he chose to go solo after the break-up of the band and discusses his ongoing estrangement from his brother Liam. There are tanks on the streets of Harare, from there Togara Muzanenhamo talks about the life, and role, of the poe ...…
 
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National Museum of Australia – Audio on demand program
 
Lead curator Margo Neale on the fascinating story of how the exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters came into being, over a period of more than five years.
 
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Headliners
 
Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers on fusing classical and pop for his debut album and why helping people out of dark places “means more than money”.
 
We're facing what could be a devastating crisis—how to feed ourselves without destroying the ecosystems we depend on. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph we seek out creative solutions to a looming disaster.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Musician Jack Antonoff opens up about songwriting and working with some of pop's biggest stars. Dancer Siphesihle November details his journey from South Africa to the National Ballet of Canada. Kasper Collin pays tribute to a jazz legend in his new doc.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff opens up about songwriting, his band Bleachers' latest album and working with some of pop's biggest names, from Tegan and Sara to Taylor Swift.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Director Kasper Collin's new documentary, I Called Him Morgan, takes a look at the life of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his wife Helen, who shot him dead in 1972.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Dancer Siphesihle November details his journey, from his days performing hip-hop in South Africa to now being a corps member of the National Ballet of Canada.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Tone Madison contributor Chali Pittman talks with four people involved in an effort to make the city of Madison's historic preservation efforts more human and more inclusive: Amy Scanlon is the Preservation Planner for the City of Madison; Toriana Pettaway is Equity Coordinator for the City of Madison; Jason Tish is the founder of Archetype His ...…
 
Indigenous writer Tony Birch reflects on winning this year's Patrick Award, Christmas glitz takes on satanic dimensions in Silent Night, Bram Presser explores his grandparents' story of Holocaust survival and a look back at when Australia caught the wave of surf music in the early 60s.
 
Before they broke 'The New York Times' story detailing sexual harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey had to convince Weinstein's victims to talk to them.
 
Robert Pattinson on his new film Good Time, set in the streets of Queens as the consequences of a bank robbery entangle his character Connie in a violent web of swift, provocative responses and lies. It's a million miles from Twilight and he talks about his choice of films since his role in the hugely successful franchise.Poet Ian McMillan has ...…
 
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual Music Issue, a collaboration with our music site, Noisey, came out last week. In the issue, Lawrence Burney, a staff writer at Noisey, writes about his trip to Louisiana to hang out with members of Pink Room Project, a young collective pushing the ...…
 
The cherry pie makes an appearance! That kind of changes everything. Want to hear more? Well, invite me in, friend! Support the show by visiting www.arthouse43.com and follow us @arthouse43 on social media everywhere!
 
Author Jason Reynolds explains why he wants to honour the 'pain of young people' in his writing. Kristopher Traquair prepares for the Karaoke World Championships. Director Lucy Morrison explains the gender power dynamics in the new play, Manwatching.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Author Jason Reynolds opens up about his entry into the world of literature, why he wants to write books that relate to young readers, and his latest novel, Long Way Down.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Paul Kennedy discovers why the story of Adam and Eve has resonated with religious and secular minds alike, as he speaks to Stephen Greenblatt, author of “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve.”By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Competitive karaoke singer Kristopher Traquair discusses the sport of karaoke singing and competing in the upcoming Karaoke World Championships.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her book recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss Michelle Berry's new thriller, The Prisoner and the Chaplain.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Lucy Morrison is the director of a new theatre production called Manwatching, written by an anonymous woman, that calls on male comedians to perform a script they've never seen before about heterosexual female desire.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
“Got a light... got a light?” In this episode we look at Twin Peaks: the Return, parts 6-9! Support the show by visiting www.arthouse43.com and follow us @arthouse43 on social media everywhere!
 
This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Chris Thile. The mandolinist and new host of the stellar music and variety radio show, A Prairie Home Companion is heading to New Orleans for a live national broadcast coinciding with the city's 300th Anniversary.By diane@wwno.org (Diane Mack ).
 
Christiana and Mike discuss the merge episode of Surivvor 35!
 
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Books and Arts - Full program podcast
 
We discover the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama whose work is being celebrated at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, take a look at the Barangaroo Ngangamay project, which is a smart-phone app that allows you to hear ancient songs and stories, travel to the WA regional town of Collie to visit its world class art gallery and catch up wi ...…
 
Plan for the unexpected. They say success is opportunity meeting preperation. (Or something like that) I recently filmed a commercial. What impressed me was how prepared the crew was onset. They had the day planned to the minute. The were ready to move and grove but even with their high expectations, the crew also rolled with the unexpected sur ...…
 
'Mudbound' follows two families — one black and one white — just before, during and after WWII. Director Dee Rees says her experiences growing up in Nashville, Tenn., in the 1980s informed her film. Also, twin brothers Ross and Matt Duffer talk about the "sequel" to their Netflix series 'Stranger Things.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'F ...…
 
Dee Rees talks about her new film, Mudbound, which explores the racial divide in 1940s Mississippi.As questions continue to be asked of The Old Vic's theatre board in light of the Kevin Spacey allegations, we discuss the role of the board in British theatre with Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Indus ...…
 
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