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Art & Culture Podcasts to listen to during the time of Social Distancing.


We are suddenly faced with long periods of time at home, so we are looking for inspiration on how to pass the hours. Here are some Arts & Culture Podcasts from around the world you can dive into while cooking, doing a puzzle, cleaning or just sitting back and relaxing. Let’s do what we can to make this time of social distance a little bit more fun!

Arts & Ideas Podcast

Arts & Ideas Podcast

Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research. – BBC 3

In this weekly podcast one general idea is discussed with a selection of experts. There is a wide range of topics from Warhol, Beaton and celebrity culture to New Thinking: Women in Virtual Reality to Future Thinking, making this podcast appealing for everyone.

The Art Newspaper Podcast

The Art Newspaper Weekly Podcast

From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world’s big stories with the help of special guests. – The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper is known for discussing the latest news, exhibitions and developments in the art market as well as highlighting artists or artworks. The podcast is no different, discussing the major topics in the field of arts, this is the podcast for industry professionals as well as true art lovers.

Kultur Kompakt

Kultur Kompakt Podcast

Die wichtigsten Themen und Ereignisse aus Kultur, Gesellschaft und Wissenschaft in Kürze. – SRF Kultur

This Swiss podcast is unfortunately only available in German. Every day a cultural topic is discussed, from family, music, millennials or the life of an artist, the radio station explores every aspect of culture.

La Dispute

La Dispute Podcast

A chaque discipline artistique ses meilleurs critiques. Du lundi au vendredi de 19h à 20h. – France Culture

This French podcast highlights one specific artistic discipline every day. It covers everything from music, cinema, performing arts to visual arts, sculptures and exhibitions. A treat for listeners with broad interests.

Saturday Review

Presenter Tom Sutcliffe and guests offer sharp, critical discussion of the week’s cultural events. – BBC 4

This, for the most part London-based, podcast describes itself best in its intro: “A weekly guide to the highlights and occasional low-lights of a week in the arts.” Tom Sutcliffe and his selected guests discuss an exhibition, a movie or documentary, one book, a play and a TV show. Occasionally changing the focus to adjust to the trends in the art world.

The Great Women Artists Podcast

The Great Women Artists Podcast

This podcast is all about celebrating women artists. Presented by art historian and curator, Katy Hessel.– Katy Hessel

On her website, Katy Hessel states: “This podcast interviews artists on their career, or curators, writers, or general art lovers, on the female artist who means the most to them.” This podcast lets you learn more about current and past female artists and influencers in the art scene.

The Creativity Matters Podcast

CMP Podcast

The Creativity Matters Podcast is a podcast dedicated to the creative journey, drawing, and doing what you love, even in the margins. – CMP

Amy Cowen created CMP to boost and inspire more personal creativity and artistic journeys. This is not your usual interview podcast but rather a storyteller’s thoughts on creativity. Her mantra: “Creativity matters, in whatever form it takes for you.”

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