Art Works Podcast

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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The Art Works Podcast is produced weekly by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. New shows are posted on Thursdays. Find out more at arts.gov

The Art Works Podcast, the program that goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. Guests have included choreographer and MacArthur genius Liz Lerman, National Medal of the Arts winner and the man behind Marvel comics, Stan Lee, filmmaker Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), Jazz Master Randy Westin, and Pulitzer-prize winning author Jennifer Egan. You can find the current and archived programs at http://www.arts.gov/podweb/podCMS/podlist.php or in iTunes U.

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394 Pieces

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Caption: Junious Brickhouse, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
According to Junious Brickhouse--Urban dance or Piedmont Blues—it’s all artistic legacy

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Crys Matthews
Crys Matthews is a talent whose Americana, country soul, bluesy folk rock creates a style all her own.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Performance  of ASAP's Comedy  Boot Camp Graduate, Credit: Courtesy of ASAP
Creating community and building bridges: Veterans, Laughter and the Arts

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Pat Jarrett
Old-time fiddler and 2018 National heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about taking the music across the country and throughout the world

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 25:11
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Susi Lawson Photography
Old-time fiddler and National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about the music he plays and the folks who taught him.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 26:23
Caption: They Don’t Talk Back by Frank Henry Kaash , Credit: Photo  by  Craig  Schwartz  Photography  ©  2016
Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) founder and artistic director of Native Voices gives Native playwrights support and a platform.

Bought by KBBI


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: We Are Not Done Yet, Credit: HBO
A talk with Jeffrey Wright about his documentary that looks at veterans writing and performing collective poems.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Author Kiersten White's retelling of the Mary Shelley's classic novel from the point of view of Mrs. Frankenstein.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:36
Caption: Marion Coleman, Credit: Tom Pich
2018 National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman tells stories through her quilts.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio and WJAB


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kelly Church, Credit: Richard Church, Pottawatomi and Ottawa
2018 National Heritage Fellow Kelly Church is an Anishanabe basketmaker who combines a traditional craft with a contemporary eye.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Ofelia Esparza, Credit: Mark Markley for “Craft in America”
2018 National Heritage Fellow altarista Ofelia Esparza explains the true meaning of The Day of the Dead.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and KICI


  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Don and Cindy Roy, Credit: Molly Haley
French-American music is thriving in Maine and Don and Cindy Roy have a lot to do with that!

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Christine Rodriguez celebrates with a student she is helping apply to college, Credit: Juliane Dressner
Personal Statement takes us into the lives of three public HS seniors who are determined to go to college and take their classmates with them.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: Pick of the Litter, Credit: KTF Films
The National Endowment for the Arts goes behind the scenes with a documentary about the care and training of guide dogs.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 24:54
Caption: Leonard Bernstein, Credit: Al Ravenna, 1955, courtesy of the Library of Congress
After Leonard Bernstein, Broadway was not the same…. Composer and commentator Rob Kapilow shows us why.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 43:29
Caption: A design for a puzzle room at MIA
A talk with the folks who are turning the Minneapolis Institute for Art into a Puzzle Room

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 27:09
Caption: Lotus 2015, tUnE-yArDs, , Credit: Steve Cox
The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival may be global but it has deep roots in Bloomington, Indiana.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Malcolm J. Merriweather
Conductor and singer Malcolm J. Merriweather: a young maestro extends a classical tradition.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Todd Barkan, Credit: Shannon Finney
It's a jazzy show as impressario Todd Barkan remembers his life with the music and musicians.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 34:01
Caption: "A Quick Call Home", Credit: SFC Juan C. Munoz, 2018
The Army's Artist in Residence, SFC Juan Munoz explains his process of documenting the lives of soldiers through art.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 28:00