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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Caption: Amanda Burdan
The National Endowment for the Arts discusses the exhibit Votes for Women: A Visual History from Suffrage to Civil Rights with its curator Amanda B...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: john Abbott
We revisit a 2017 conversation with the legendary tenor saxophonist.

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:44
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Visual Artist and Disability Rights Advocate Gordon Sasaki talks about the art of visibility.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 27:29
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Caption: Randall Kline
A conversation with Randall Kline--founder and artistic director of SFJAZZ

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Karen Anne Hoffman
A conversation with Karen Anne Hoffman (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) 2020 National Heritage Fellow and Iroquois Raised Beadworker

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:12
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Poet Adrian Mateka talks about The Big Smoke a collection of 52 poems about Jack Johnson--the first African-American heavyweight world champion.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:27
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Caption: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
A conversation with two-time National Book Award winner, Jesmyn Ward.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 28:53
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Caption: Joy Harjo, Credit: Karen Kuehn
The Poet Laureate of the United States Joy Harjo talks about poetry and music

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:09
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Caption: Chick Corea, Credit: Toshi Sakurai
2006 NEA Jazz Master pianist and composer Chick Corea talks about the art of play in this musical porcast

  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Lauren Gunderson, Credit: Kirsten Lara Getchell
Playwright Lauren Gunderson puts women’s stories at the center of the stage.

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 28:27
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Caption: Reggie Workman , Credit: Richard Kohler
Bassist and 2020 NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman talks about his storied career

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 28:53
Caption: Nate Powell
Nate Powell discusses the art of cartooning the National Book Award-winning trilogy March.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Trey Ellis
Filmmaker Trey Ellis talks about bringing Bryan Stevenson’s work to the screen.

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ernie and Joe, Credit: Courtesy of Ernie and Joe
Interview with Jenifer McShane who directed Ernie and Joe a documentary follows two San Antonio Police Officers as they respond to mental health c...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Bobby Fulcher, Credit:  Sarah Terpstra Hanson
State Park Manager Bobby Fulcher has spent 40 years uncovering the local culture of the Tennessee Cumberlands.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: R.O. Kwon, Credit:  Smeeta Mahanti
Author R.O. Kwon's book The Incendiaries has been named a best book of the year by over forty publications. Not bad for a first book! But it's als...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:53
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Caption: Madeline Miller, Credit: Nina Subin
The ever-compelling Greek myths fuel Madeline Miller's imagination. Circe is the second novel she sets among the god and goddesses and she puts the...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Ayana Workman
Actor Ayana Workman talks about working on Branden Jacobs Jenkins play, Everybody--an updated version of a 15th century morality play and a big ch...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3