5 art podcasts to wrap your ears around

Being a citizen of 2017, in the time of a booming podcast industry, chances are that you regularly have one playing in your ears. If you don’t, you should. Podcasts turn long commutes, workouts, and days chilling in bed into inspiring, funny, and rewarding moments. Here are five podcasts for the art aficionado.

Every second week the host, Ando, sits down and has a conversation with an artist, musician, writer, curator or any interesting person making a living off of their creativity. They talk, not from a journalistic point of view, but from one artist to another.

Website: http://www.undergang.net

The Conversation is a podcast ostensibly about the world of contemporary art, and features conversations with artists, collectors, curators, writers and dealers/gallerists, as well as the odd miscellaneous art world individual. Michael Shaw, an artist based in L.A., launched the show in November, 2011, inspired by the podcast medium and its more performance-like approach to conversation, as opposed to traditional interview q-&-a’s.

Website: http://www.theconversationpod.com

Founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder, Bad at Sports ([email protected]) now features over 20 principal collaborators and is a weekly podcast, a series of objects, events, and a daily blog produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and New York City that features artists and art worlders talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and participates in it.

Website: http://badatsports.com/category/podcast/

Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/artsypodcast

A Piece of Work, a podcast hosted by Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson, is everything you wanted to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. A bicycle wheel attached to a stool; a giant canvas splattered with paint; dozens of soup cans…for many museum visitors, works like these prompt a ton of questions. In this 10-episode podcast, Abbi looks for answers in lively conversations with curators, artists, and some friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, and Questlove.

Website: https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3860