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13 Arts-Related Podcasts You Need to Listen to This Summer

Summer is busy with activities like yard work, leisurely walks, and creating artwork. So, why not turn on a podcast while you get stuff done or relax?

Podcasts fill the ears of listeners everywhere. They are a wonderful source of entertainment, escape, and even professional development. If you are looking for some arts-related podcasts to add to your queue, look no further! Below you will find 13 selections to add to your listening repertoire.

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13 Arts-Related Podcasts to Add to Your Queue

1. The Lonely Palette

If you are looking for a fantastic deep dive into one artwork at a time, this is the podcast for you! In The Lonely Palette, hosted and created by Tamar Avishai, you will find an in-depth look at art history in an approachable and interesting way. This podcast series makes sure you know art history doesn’t have to be boring.

2. Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know (SYSK) has been around since 2008! They have explored thousands of interesting topics over the years. This podcast doesn’t exclusively explore art. It also comments on varying topics, usually related to popular culture, with a relatable and comedic spin.

Here are a few episodes that explore art-specific topics to get you started:

3. ArtCurious Podcast

Another podcast that explores art history is the ArtCurious Podcast. Hosted by Jennifer Dasal, a contemporary art curator, this podcast series focuses on the curiosities and fascinating stories that fill art history.

4. Art Ed Radio

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Art Ed Radio is a podcast made exclusively for art teachers. This podcast features engaging discussions covering the most important topics in art education. On the show, you will find weekly interviews with art teachers and artists to get a sense of what is happening in the world of art education.

5. Last Seen

Last Seen is a podcast for all of the true-crime junkies out there! This limited series podcast takes a deep look at the greatest unsolved art theft in art history—the heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The hosts of the show keep you on the edge of your seat with their captivating storytelling!

6. Everyday Art Room

Everyday Art Room is another podcast created exclusively for art teachers. It focuses on advice, ideas, and stories from the exciting world of elementary art education. Cassie Stephens was the show’s first host, and now you will find Nic Hahn behind the mic. Whether you are listening to new or old episodes, you will find current and relevant topics for your elementary art room.

7. The Art of SEL

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The Art of SEL is a new podcast series from the AOEU podcast network. Over the course of eight episodes, host Jonathan Juravich explores the competencies of social and emotional learning, why SEL is important, and how art teachers can position themselves to bring SEL concepts into their teaching successfully.

8. The Modern Art Notes Podcast

The Modern Art Notes Podcast (MAN Podcast) is another show that will meet your art history needs. Host Tyler Green interviews artists, art historians, and curators to discuss what’s happening in the current world of art.

9. Teaching Artist Podcast

The Teaching Artist Podcast strikes the perfect balance of art teacher and artist. This show features K-12 art educators who are also practicing artists. Here you will find teaching artists sharing their studio art practices along with their classroom experiences.

10. The Savvy Painter

The Savvy Painter podcast is a show dedicated to painters. However, this podcast does more than feature interviews with painters. It also showcases a wide range of topics directly related to the field of painting. From finding inspiration, learning techniques, and even discussing ideas to market your work, The Savvy Painter has you covered.

11. The Art History Babes

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The Art History Babes is a show run by four women working to disrupt the narrative of the male-dominated art world. The babes challenge the ideas of traditional art to make art more approachable to listeners beyond the confines of museum walls. While they do explore heavy topics, it’s also a fun show that will keep you entertained.

12. One Love Art Sessions

James Jacobsen and Candido Crespo host One Love Art Sessions. James is a design professional, and Candido is an art teacher and artist. The hosts, along with other artists, discuss ways to bring community, creativity, and artmaking together.

13. The Jealous Curator: Art For Your Ear

The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear is a down-to-earth podcast for the contemporary art world. The show features intimate interviews with artists and behind-the-scenes moments that we often don’t hear about! The host, Danielle Krysa, does an excellent job of making you feel like you are part of the story.

As you are going about your summer, make sure to add these podcasts to your queue and give them a listen! From artmaking to art teaching, from art history to art therapy, there are several arts-related options for everyone to choose from. Let’s relax this summer with some new entertainment, escape, and professional development for our ears!

What arts-related podcasts would you add to this list?

What podcasts do you listen to, and why do you love them?

Magazine articles and podcasts are opinions of professional education contributors and do not necessarily represent the position of the Art of Education University (AOEU) or its academic offerings. Contributors use terms in the way they are most often talked about in the scope of their educational experiences.

Abby is a middle school art teacher in Omaha, NE. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.

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