If you are anything like me, you’ve probably already watched everything there is to watch on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. I’m here to offer some great alternatives and give your eyes a bit of a rest from staring at screens all day. These art-related podcasts are both educational and entertaining. With lively hosts and guest speakers, these podcasts are the perfect remedy to your latest art cravings.
Art History Babes
Recently highlighted in a previous Women Talk Art interview, the Art History Babes podcast is hosted by four gals who recently earned their masters in art history. Building on their friendship and expertise, they drink wine and discuss all things visual culture. The episodes range between Regular Episodes, Art History Babe Briefs (Art History BB), and Hot Takes. Wine and art? Sign me up! This podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Con/Safos is a Latinx-minority focused arts podcast hosted by Saul Martinez and Miguel Gonzalez. If you want to learn more about artists, artworks, art happenings, and art enterprises in the Latinx community, this is the podcast for you! Con/Safos launched their first episode earlier this month, explaining who they are and where they see the podcast going. This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor.
Hosted by Helen Molesworth, Recording Artists is a podcast based on interviews from the 1960s and ’70s by Cindy Nemser and Barbara Rose, drawn from the archives of the Getty Research Institute. In it, Molesworth delves into the lives and careers of six women artists spanning several generations. “Contemporary artists and art historians join the conversation, offering their perspectives on the recordings and exploring what it meant—and still means—to be a woman and an artist.” This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play.
The Artist’s Digest
Launched at the beginning of March, The Artist’s Digest is one of Blue Star Contemporary‘s latest online programs and resources. Hosted by Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray, The Artist’s Digest is both a podcast and video blog in which they interview exhibiting artists and accompany each interview with exhibition photos and a corresponding activity. Now that’s a package deal! This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
The Great Women Artists Podcast
At Unfiltered SA, we are all about women artist empowerment and hearing their stories. Stemming from the @thegreatwomenartists Instagram, The Great Women Artists Podcast is all about celebrating women artists. Yes, please! Hosted by art historian and curator, Katy Hessel, this podcast interviews artists on their career, or curators, writers, or general art lovers, on the women artist who means the most to them. This podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
the Jealous Curator | Art for Your Ear
Hosted by Danielle (aka The Jealous Curator), ART FOR YOUR EAR brings you stories from some of her favorite contemporary artists. The podcast was inspired by Danielle’s curiosity on why artists did certain things, what was going on in their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes details about other artists they knew and collaborated. “You’ll hear first-hand from these talented, successful, full-time artists (who also happen to be regular people with hilarious stories) BEFORE they’re in the Art History books.” So, artists, they are just like us, ha! Each episode is just long enough for you to listen while drinking your morning coffee, or during a weekend run, or while working in the studio. This podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
What Artists Listen To
Hosted by Los Angeles based artist Pia Pack, What Artists Listen To podcast is an archive of the soundtracks and stories of artists’ lives. As an artist, Pia Pack sees her work as that of a cartographer of social situations. She focuses on the way people connect and interact, translating movements, and mapping sounds into her artwork. Pack combines the music the artists listen to with the story of their lives in this podcast. “Listened to as a whole, the recordings serve to create a sense of connection between these individual artists working in their studios.” In times of quarantine, what better way to feel connected to other others than by listening to this podcast and learning a bit more about each artist.