Arts Team Recommends... Favourite Art Podcasts


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Each week the Arts Team are bringing their favourite recomendations of books, films, television, podcasts and music to help get you through self-isolation.

This week we are recommending our favourite podcasts, perfect for sticking on whilst you take your daily exercise, get chores done in the house or whilst you're doing another mindful activity.

Art Matters Podcast

Recommended by Grainney

A podcast exploring the interesting ways art meets popular culture and non-traditional art topics. Hosted by Ferren Gipson, Art Matters looks at what art history and visual culture can tell us about the world around us, and how our everyday interests make us excellent art critics.

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How To Fail with Elizabeth Day

Recommended by Martyn

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

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Desert Island Disks (BBC Sounds)

Recommended by Jane

Guests are invited to imagine themselves cast away on a desert island, and choose eight recordings, originally gramophone records, to take with them; discussion of their choices permits a review of their life. Excerpts from their choices are played or, in the case of short pieces, the whole work. What's not to love?

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Sound tracking With Edith Bowman

Recommended by Martyn

In a unique weekly podcast, Edith Bowman sits down with a variety of film directors, actors, producers and composers to talk about the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. The music chosen by our guests is woven into the interview and used alongside clips from their films.

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Letters From a Hopeful Creative

Recommended by Grainney

This is a podcast for creative humans who are ready to dive deep, dream big, and do life and business on their own terms every step of the way. The podcast is a conversation between two brilliant women who have oodles of advice and anecdotes to help you navigate your way through growing your creative business. Especially useful right now is their most recent episode about adjusting your creative business throughout the current crisis.

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Soul Music (BBC Sounds)

Recommended by Jane

A series about pieces of music with a powerful impact. 

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The Choir – The Choral Interview (BBC Sounds)

Recommended by Jane

Sara Mohr-Pietsch interviews performers about their choral passions. The Choir programme broadcasts every Sunday at 4pm, exploring all things choral, with performances and much more.

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The Drawing Club Podcast

Recommended by Grainney

Perfect for any aspiring or seasoned illustrators out there who welcome a bit of company alongside their sketchbook sessions. The podcast is hosted by two charming professional illustrators Mia Minerva and Sasha Kretova. They talk about their own art journeys and share useful tips along the way, it's like having coffee with friends.

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Refigure

Recommended by Martyn

Chris and Rifa sift through the detritus of the past week to pick out their favourite bits of the arts, culture, tech and diversity. Freshly ground in Brighton on the English south coast.

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Sir Patrick Stewart's Instagram Page

Recommended by Ali

Okay so not strictly a podcast but still an audible delight! Sir Patrick Stewart has been reading daily Shakespear Sonnets in his fabulous thespian drawl. Definitely worth a listen!

Follow @sirpatstew

Arts Club with Will Gompertz (BBC Sounds)

Recommended by Jane

A sideways, humorous look at the week in arts with Will Gompertz and guests.

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Spotlight with Sarah Hendy

Recommended by all of us

This wouldn't be a complete list without including our favourite local arts show on Manx Radio with Sarah Hendy. See all of Spotlight's back catalogue of episodes filled with artistic delights from all over the island.

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