Our Pick of the 10 Best Art Podcasts Right Now
Podcasts have been causing quite a lot of noise lately. While podcasts have been around for about a decade, there’s been a significant surge in listenership in the last couple of years. Nowadays, whatever you’re interested in, there seems to be a podcast or episode about it. And art is no exception. Be sure to check out the Widewalls podcast which brings interviews with various artists and art professionals.
We have gathered some of the best art podcasts out there that you can listen to during your morning coffee, while jogging, or while driving to work. Here, there is something for everyone’s tastes, from art market reports to art gossip, from dwelling into art history to the latest street art news.
The Art Newspaper Podcast
The journal of record for the visual arts world, The Art Newspaper has been covering international art news and events since 1990. In each episode, the Art Newspaper Podcast brings the art world’s big stories, from breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world. In every episode, the host Ben Luke is joined by special guests discussing the latest stories. You can learn about female Old Masters finally finding prominence, surreal ideas about sex or the many facets of the post-war London scene.
Featured image: The Art Newspaper podcast host Ben Luke; art market expert Georgina Adam; Francis Outred, the then head of post war and contemporary art at Christie’s; and Victoria Siddall, the director of Frieze fairs. Photo by David Clack.
David Zwirner Podcasts
A contemporary art gallery in New York, London and Hong Kong, David Zwirner currently represents over sixty artists and estates. The gallery also has its own podcast, in which they discuss a range of inspiring art-related themes. Each episode brings interviews with two exceptional makers and thinkers discussing how art shapes, elevates, and shifts our point of view—and the surprising twists and turns of the creative process.
A progressive art market analysis firm, ArtTactic offers dynamic and bespoke market intelligence on the fast-paced and ever-changing global art market. Hosted by Adam Green, their leading art market podcast features in-depth interviews with key art market figures. In their episodes, the audience can learn everything about art market trends and developments, auction results, tips on art collecting and more.
The Artsy Podcast
A platform for art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art, Artsy covers a range of art world happenings and events around the world. In their podcast, Artsy’s team of editors takes the listeners behind the scenes of the art world, discussing everything from art history to the latest market news. In their episodes, you can learn something about selfie museums, the life of an artist, the way internet impacts creativity or secrets behind art history masterpieces.
The Jealous Curator Podcast
Since 2009, Danielle Krysa brings the best of contemporary art at her blog called The Jealous Curator. Titled Art For Your Ear, her weekly podcast which airs every Saturday brings inside-scoop stories from amazingly talented contemporary artists. Each episode provides a chance to get to know a successful artist and their life and work while having your morning coffee and learn they are regular people too. Some of the artists Danielle talked to are Dan Lam, Richard Holland, Charles Wilkin, and Sara Khan, among others.
KCRW Art Talk
KCRW is a platform which creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. Their Art Talk podcasts bring poignant art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Listen to what they have to say about Richard Diebenkorn exhibition at Weisman Museum at Pepperdine, artists with complex stories or art exchange between New York and Los Angeles.
A monthly podcast hosted by James Bullough and Tom Auto64, VantagePoint Radio features talks with established artists and collectives in the post-graffiti, urban art and contemporary art scene, bridging the gap between the artwork hanging on gallery walls around the world, and the artists who create that work. Partnering with URBAN NATION, it is recorded in person all around the world, from London, Hamburg and New Zealand to Miami and Denmark. Learn more about the practices of artists such as Millo, Pixel Pancho, Sandra Chevrier, Blek le Rat or Ron English.
The Art History Babes Podcast
Hosted by four art graduates, The Art History Babes Podcast brings the most diverse stories from art history, often discussed with special guests. Here, you can learn more about air ink, the birth of Modernism, Paleolithic art, the life of Vincent van Gogh or Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds installation.
Art Party Podcast
Hosted by Andrew Russeth of ARTnews and Jamie Sterns, ArtParty Podcast is a show about contemporary art and all its facets. Learn more about the most prominent art curators, Olafur Eliasson waterfalls or the Damien Hirst Venice show.
In Other Words Podcast
Art Agency, Partners seeks to provide guidance and assistance to serious art collectors in today’s multifaceted and increasingly nuanced art market. Titled In Other Words, their podcast brings everything you ever wanted to know about the art market but didn’t know who to ask. Learn more about collecting and patronage, large-scale curting, art world outliers or the art of criticism.