Top Art Podcasts You Should be Listening to

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Podcasts have become a new medium for entertainment and education. From mysteries to interviews with influencers and everything in between, there’s a genre for everyone. Art podcasts approach the greater conversation of art in interesting and engaging ways. Here are some podcasts that will immerse you into the world of art whether you’re studying or on a drive.

“A Piece of Work”

Presented by WNYC Studios and MoMA, “A Piece of Work” is a 10-episode podcast series hosted by “Broad City” co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson. In this podcast, Jacobson’s main goal is to have an honest, authentic conversation about modern art that cuts out the artistic jargon. Also, she’s joined by curators, celebrities and friends including Samantha Irby, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul and Questlove. It’s the perfect listen if you constantly catch yourself looking at modern art and thinking, “I just don’t get it” or “Why is this considered art?” “A Piece of Work” answers these questions and pulls you into the unique, strange and beautiful world of modern art.

Recommended episode: How Questlove Learned to Love Silence

“The Art History Babes”

Four recently graduated art history masters— Corrie Hendricks, Natalie De la Torre, Virginia Van Dine and Jennifer Gutierrez sit down to have conversations about art history in “The Art History Babes” podcast. However, these aren’t your average discussions on art history. The ‘Babes’ create a fun, engaging and insightful experience that will leave you excited to learn about new things you may not have known about art history.

Recommended episode: Art History BB: Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”

“ArtCurious Podcast”

The “ArtCurious Podcast” is basically the art history class you never knew you wanted to take. Host Jennifer Dasal will take you on a journey through the weird, dramatic and funny parts of art history in a narrative way. This podcast explores epic rivalries, controversial artworks and much more. You’ll never know what interesting things you’ll learn while immersed in this podcast.

Recommended episode: Episode #39: Rivals- Picasso vs. Matisse

Art can seem like a dry and boring subject, but it doesn’t have to be! Each of these podcasts provides a new and fun spin on conversations about art that will leave you entertained, informed and wanting to learn more.

Cameron Cizek is a senior studying computing.