Arts – Recommended podcasts

  • Award-winning BBC journalist Andrew Gold interviews deep and quirky outsiders, such as a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath. Joining the mix are such celebrated thought leaders as feminist Helen Lewis, Lord Daniel Finkelstein and free speech advocate Andrew Doyle.

    The aim is to surprise you with a totally different story every time in this 2x Apple Noteworthy show. One week, we're in a Michigan prison with a man who accidentally killed his girlfriend in a botched suicide, the next we're in Australia with the Coffin Confessor, and then we're in the Andes with a plane-crash survivor who had to eat his friends. The only thing that links them all is their place On the Edge. 

    This is for fans of Louis Theroux, Joe Rogan and Adam Buxton. New episodes every Monday.

  • This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.

  • Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc's probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.

  • Codka Ubax waa podcast uu Ismaaciil ku waraysan doono dad uu u arko in ay saamayn togan ku leeyihiin bulshada, waxa xoogga lagu saari doonaa arrimaha bulshada ee wanaagga ah.

  • Hosted by skincare enthusiast James Welsh and professional makeup artist Robert Welsh, The Double Cleanse Podcast gets our listeners involved in a weekly discussion about everything beauty. We will try and cover everything including dealing with pimples, how to perfect your makeup and the realities of social media influencing and advertising.

  • 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.

  • Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

  • Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

  • RevisionPod - English revision made easy.Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEvery week, Mr Forster and Mr Gallie bring you a dose of high energy revision to help you achieve the best possible marks in your English GCSE's. Each episode will look at a different question from your set texts and explore how we would analyse the language and contextual factors and how you can then use this knowledge to boost your essay writing. Click on the bio of each episode to download your GCSE RevisionPod handout, complete with the question we are discussing, the quotations and vocabulary we use in the pod and some extra contextual information.

  • David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com

  • Three Castles Burning is a social history podcast, dedicated to the story of the Irish capital. Dublin is a city of many stories, Three Castles Burning tells some of the more forgotten ones.

  • Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.

  • The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.

  • This Podcast is centred around Marriage, Relationships, love and Lifestyle.

  • 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.

    For official show merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

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

  • Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

  • Forever the Host and never the hosted? In her debut podcast series, broadcaster, interiors fanatic, food lover and founder of Hoste - Laura Jackson is handing over the apron strings to chat food, travel and interiors with guests that do the hosting. If you want to know all about their hosting secrets, inside their black book for restaurants,  in-the-know holiday destinations or even where they shop for vintage crockery - this is the podcast for you. Whether it be at their house, their local coffee spot, or even in their favourite hotel room, join our hosts and Laura for a cuppa or a margarita... whilst we unpick what it means to hoste.

  • How would you define your relationship with your body? Join bestselling cookery author, personal trainer and presenter Roz Purcell and her guests who get frank about their personal and ever-changing journeys towards self love and acceptance. Bite Back puts pleasure back on your plate, exploring why numbers on a scale doesn’t and shouldn’t define us, and how amazing our bodies really are.

  • 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.