Arts – United Kingdom – Recommended podcasts

  • One of the world's top food critics lunches big names in a restaurant of his choosing. Crackling anecdotes and blistering chat, lubricated by killer cooking. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.

  • Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.

    These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

  • top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics

  • Join Makeup Artists and friends Hannah Martin and Lisa Potter-Dixon as they chat all things Life and Lipstick. From must have beauty products, fashion favourites, lifestyle loves and everything else in between!

    An interactive version of this podcast is available on the iOS app, Entale.

  • Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.

  • 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.

  • Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the worldโ€™s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.

    Michael Leader (Little White Lies, Sight & Sound), an avowed Ghibli fanatic, is sitting down with Jake Cunningham (The Independent, BFI), who has never seen any of the Studioโ€™s work before. Together they'll be looking at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), getting a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer and forcing Michael to rank some of his favourite ever films.

    Released on Fridays through November and December, subscribe now to get Ghibliotheque delivered straight to your feed.

    Follow Michael and Jake on Twitter:

    @MichaelJLeader โ€“ Michael

    @jakehcunningham โ€“ Jake

  • The straight talking, no nonsense podcast with columnist, broadcaster and author Sali Hughes. Expert guests discuss a different beauty topic each week, and Sali answers YOUR questions in The Clinic. Ask us anything for the next episode by tagging Sali on social media or using #thebeautypodcastwithsali

  • World myths, legends & folklore with professional storyteller Daniel Allison. Daniel Allison is an international storyteller currently residing in Scotland. Equally at home telling stories in schools, prisons or onstage at global festivals, Daniel has a lyrical and evocative style that brings ancient tales roaring to life. Like all old-style storytellers, Daniel never uses a book or a script - his vast repertoire of stories are told entirely from memory and interlaced with the magic of the moment. Daniel’s debut novel, The Bone Flute, will be available from 19th November 2019.Find out more at www.houseoflegends.meMusic courtesy of Kate Young www.kateyoungmusic.com

  • A podcast devoted to the discussion and dissection of every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race starting from the very beginning. Hosted by two of the most iconic queens to compete on the show, Alaska (Season 5, All Stars 2) and Willam (Season 4, Drag U), Race Chaser is an insider's look at the worldwide phenomenon that is RuPaul's Drag Race. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

  • Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family, and the beautiful art of having a chat, 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

  • Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

  • Have a drink with the worlds best Chefs. After an 8 course taster at Salt, in Stratford Upon-Avon, a guest chef joins Simon Alexander (award winning podcaster and producer) and Paul Foster (Head Chef at Salt) for a Nightcap. Candid conversations about life and food.

  • Introducing Get The Scoop, boohoo’s weekly podcast presented by Maura Higgins. From relationships and body image, to career goals and navigating the ups and downs of social media, Maura sits down with an exciting guest each week for the scoop – and no topic is off limits! Subscribe for a new episode every Thursday.

  • A comedy podcast about hip hop presented by award winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Edited by James Torrance. Co-produced by RangaBee Productions and Mr Box (mrbox.tv)

    www.romeshranganathan.co.uk/podcast

  • In Season 2 of Magic Lessons, the author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love) offers wisdom and advice to artists trying to overcome creative obstacles. To help these writers, poets, dancers, and comedians she enlists the help of several friends including Sarah Jones, Neil Gaiman, Gary Shteyngart, Amy Purdy, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Stanton, Martha Beck, and Glennon Doyle Melton. Magic Lessons are roadmaps for the path to creativity, the extra nudge we need when we’re feeling stuck in our creative lives. The podcast evolved out Gilbert's book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear published by Riverhead.MAGIC LESSONS art courtesy of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

  • Delicious and thought-provoking stories about food, served fresh from the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.

  • Conversations against living miserably is a podcast created by Dave and CALM, the campaign against living miserably. Every week our hosts Aaron Gillies and Lauren Pattison talk to a different guest about how they live their day to day lives without misery. It's funnier than it sounds we promise.

  • Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

  • Contemporary drama in a rural setting