There are more podcasts in the world that you could possibly ever listen to, and we’ve got our fair share of them in the art world. In a decade where everyone and their dog is trying their hand at creating a podcast, it can be hard to find the ones that are really worth a listen. It’s been estimated that there are over 2 million podcasts in the world, and over 50 million podcast episodes. If we’re generous and say that each episode is half an hour long (which, trust us, some of them would benefit from being that short), that makes one and a half billion minutes of podcasts.
We also know that podcasts aren’t all suitable for the same moments in your life, and that some suit some moods more than others. We’ve tried and tested a few – to save you some time – to ensure that you’re getting top quality listening.
For When You Need a Laugh
Secret Artists Podcast
Secret Artists is the perfect podcast for when you need a mood-boost. Featuring some of the UK’s funniest people, Annie McGrath and her guests create new artworks while they talk about art, comedy, and their lives.
For When You Want to Dig Deeper
All About Art Podcast
Art historian, writer, and curator Alexandra Steinacker Clark gives us a deep-dive into the artworld with her podcast All About Art. From engaging interviews, literary reviews, and art news recaps, this podcast is great for expanding your knowledge on the contemporary art scene.
For When You Want To Learn
Jo’s Art History Podcast
Jo McLaughlin is an art historian aiming to make discussions about the art world more accessible and engaging. Jo’s Art History Podcast has had amazing guests make an appearance, and everything from classical painting to contemporary jewellery has been discussed.
For When You Want Inspiration
The Great Women Artists Podcast
Created following the success of @thegreatwomenartists Instagram account, The Great Women Artists podcast has had world-altering artists, curators, and thinkers on as guests. Hosted by art historian and curator Katy Hessel, this podcast is brilliantly eye-opening and really packs a punch.
For When You Want New Perspectives
The Artists Contemporary Podcast
If you’re an artist, subscribing to Anna Woodward’s The Artists Contemporary podcast is an absolute must. Featuring incredible guests with invaluable insights into what it means to create art, appreciate it, and work with in.
For When You Want a Chat
The Artfully Podcast
The Artfully podcast really is like a warm hug from a friend, in audio format. Artist Elizabeth Power and writer Jessie Hilcox have teamed up to provide us with the friendliest podcast filled with art world news, gossip, and laughter.
Author: Verity Babbs