Arts – United Kingdom – Recommended podcasts

  • What makes you a heretic? Journalist Andrew Gold believes that, in an age of group-think and tribes, we need heretics - those who use unconventional wisdom to speak out against their own groups, from cancelled comedians and radical feminists to cult defectors and vigilantes hunting deviants.

    Learn from my guests how to rebel, think differently and resist social contagion. From Triggernometry's Francis Foster and the world's most cancelled man Graham Linehan to ex-Hasidic Jew Julia Haart and gender critical atheist Richard Dawkins. These are the people living with the weight of their own community's disappointment on their shoulders.

  • The smash-hit interview podcast Out To Lunch is out now, with a sparkly new host on dining duty: the much loved British actor, comedian and writer Ade Edmondson.

    Ade takes guests such as Chrissie Hynde, Reece Shearsmith, Tony Visconti, Daisy Haggard and Ed Byrne to a top restaurant whilst you get to hear the witty and wonderous conversation. It’s like you’re sat at the table next to us.

    After breaking into the comedy circuit in the 1980s, Edmondson starred in countless British films and TV shows, including seminal comedy The Young Ones and alongside his wife, Jennifer Saunders as part of the legendary Comic Strip Presents. Ade’s more recent projects include Rain Dogs with Daisy May Cooper, Back to Life with Daisy Haggard and as Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

    Having won Celebrity MasterChef and 'star baker' in The Great Sports Relief Bake Off, Ade will leave the cooking to the professionals...

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  • Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat.

  • โ€œMake your statement, face your fear.โ€ A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look backโ€ฆ New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more. The Magnus Protocol launches in January 2024.

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  • Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through libraries of films from the worldโ€™s greatest animation studios.


    In 2018, Michael Leader, an avowed Studio Ghibli fanatic, sat down with Jake Cunningham, who had never seen any of the Studioโ€™s work before. Together they looked at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), and got a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer. They covered all of Studio Ghibli's films, visited Japan on the ultimate Ghibli pilgrimage, and have since interviewed artists, animators and filmmakers who have either worked on or have been deeply inspired by Ghibli's films. With their co-host Steph Watts, they have also branched out to cover filmographies of other studios and filmmakers whose work has revolutionised animation, from Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Hosoda to Cartoon Saloon and Henry Selick.


    Where will we go next? For more information, follow us on Twitter at @ghibliotheque, or on Instagram at ghibliotheque.pod. Or email us at [email protected].


    Follow Michael and Jake on Twitter:

    @MichaelJLeader โ€“ Michael

    @jakehcunningham โ€“ Jake

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  • Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family and everything in between, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed.


    Produced by Alice Williams


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  • Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick something that makes them laugh. A book, a film, a tv show, a comic, a radio show, anything. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works, or we just giggle until we're finished. Both approaches are valid.


    WINNER BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2020: Best Arts & Culture Podcast


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  • RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars and fan favorites Alaska (All Stars S2 Winner, S5 Top 3) and Willam (S4 standout and Emmy Nominated actor) bring you an insider’s look at the worldwide phenomenon that is Drag Race by discussing and dissecting every episode ever. They also dive into Hot Goss, go behind the curtain of the Drag scene, and answer emails from their dedicated listeners. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

  • Hosted by Blindboyboatclub, who is an artist and author. An eclectic podcast containing short fiction, interviews and comedy.

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  • An intense and gripping week of events unfolds in Ambridge. Listen to all the drama here.

  • Gay paranormal romantic serial stories read aloud by the author and now a voice cast! Some episodes edited to be PG-13, but the full are available in our private subscription.

    SEASON 2: Ever Dark (July 2022 - ongoing.) Two gay vampire couples, a secret society of vampires, magical powers, and a ton of lore.

    SEASON 1: Dragon's Reign (September 2019-June 2022.) Gay dragon-shifter romance.


  • Small Ways to Live Well is a podcast from The Simple Things, a monthly magazine about slowing down, remembering whatโ€™s important and making the most of where you live. Hosted by the Editor, Lisa Sykes, in Season 1 sheโ€™ll be sharing tea & cake with colleagues and contributors in The Hibernacle โ€“ a winter retreat where you can pretend for a time that the outside world doesnโ€™t exist.  Each episode offers a different take on thriving in winter.  

     

    Itโ€™s a tonic for the coldest and darkest months that encourages you to put real life on hold for a while and adjust to a slower pace to reset and re-energise for the year to come. Released weekly from 21 January this six-week companion will take you from Twelfth Night through to the first day of spring. 
     
     To find out more about the magazine visit thesimplethings.com 

  • RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 400+ episodes...

    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp.


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  • Current Affairs, Politics, Irish Unity, History and Culture.

  • Professional artists Peter Keegan and Tom Shepherd discuss the practical issues of making art your career. Drawing on their own experiences they offer candid advice for artists who want to make a living from their work. Peter is a portrait painter working predominantly to commission for both private and public clients and he also teaches in-person and online. Tom is a watercolour artist with a passion for wildlife and conservation and he also teaches in-person and online. Both Tom and Peter treat their art as a business, always practicing what they preach! Throughout season 1 and 2, renowned printmaker, Laura Boswell was the co-host. Laura is a printmaker working in Linocut and Japanese woodblock, with work is in several public collections. She writes a monthly advice column for Artists and Illustrators Magazine. 

  • The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike


  • Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.

  • World myths and legends with Scottish storyteller and USA Today bestselling author Daniel Allison. Discover breathtaking stories from around the world, all told in Daniel's intimate and lyrical style. Also featuring guest spots from the world's best oral storytellers.

  • Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's latest art adventures.

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  • Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman. TheAllusionist.org