Tuning into podcasts on art and design has become one of our favorite ways to multitask. They’re a great way to further your design education while you work! We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 art and design podcasts to get you inspired:
Known to be the first and longest running design podcast, we love Design Matters because it’s interdisciplinary. Though it is primarily interview-based, it goes beyond asking designers and artists what inspires them and discusses larger questions about art, design, and their connectivity and significance.
Suggested Episode: Jean-Louis Cohen, Architect, Art Curator, Historian
Recorded at the Yale School of Management, The Design of Business… podcast episodes are short, digestible snippets of interviews with some of the greatest minds in design.
Suggested Episode: Neri Oxman
The Design and Architecture podcast is narrated by the soothing English dialect of Frances Anderton. Episodes are case studies that delve into the specific history of various facets of design (ie: how a particular building came to be, or how art history and architecture influence film and television)
Suggested Episode: Production Design, art and politics, the creative mind
Hosted by a panel of artist-designers in various fields, The Honest Designers Show delves deep into the challenges of making a career in design in the modern world, sometimes delving into the emotional barriers that can hold us back.
Suggested Episode: Pricing Yourself as a Designer
When you don’t have time to devote 100% of your energy watching these incredible TedTalks, the podcast is the next best thing. We’re also drawn to the interdisciplinary focus of TedTalks Art– it’s not entirely focused on buildings and furniture, but also art, film, fashion, etc.
Suggested Episode: Buildings that Blend Nature and Cities
You might hear some familiar names on LuAnn Niagra’s line-up of successful interior designers. A Well-Designed Business is an extremely focused approach to interviewing designers, as each episode focuses on the particular business specialty of the individual designer.
The hilarious– albeit jealous– designer and creative director Danielle Krysa, launched The Jealous Curator podcast to examine the art that made her say, “Damn. I wish I thought of that.”
Suggested Episode: Terrence Payne: Pastels, Perfection, & Prince
Fun and informal, Nick May cultivates a comfortable environment for designers to open up, share advice, and inspiring anecdotes. “What’s your superpower?” May asks his guests.
Suggested Episode: Barclay Butera: Interior Design Icons
If you get the change to visit the MoMA in New York –go! MoMA Talks is all about discussing contemporary and modern art and the modes in which art is consumed.
Host James Swan has a voice like butter that we could listen to all day! His Million Dollar Decorating podcast is really devoted to making the world a more beautiful place, it’s pure inspiration.
Suggested Episode: Timothy Corrigan Design Icon Award