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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383 Pieces

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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.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
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
Caption: Artemio Posadas, Credit:  Maria Virginia Prieto Solis
National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas has devoted his life to keeping the Mexican musical tradition of son huasteco vibrant. We learn about Pos...

Bought by WCPN and KRZA


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 21:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kiran Singh Sirah
A conversation with Kiran Singh Sirah--head of the International Storytelling Center which builds community one story at a time.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Dria Brown in the title role of G.B. Shaw's St. Joan, Credit: Teresa Wood
Young actor Dria Brown talks with the National Endowment for the Arts about playing Joan of Arc at DC's Folger Theatre.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 25:10
Caption: HYBYCOZO, Credit: Photographer: Ron Blunt
Curator Nora Atkinson takes us behind the scenes of the wildly successful exhibit "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" in Washington DC.'s Renwi...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Creative Forces and finding a tribe for veterans: Healing and building community through art.

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:18
Caption: Liz Reed, Credit: Laurie Kieth
Liz Reed guides us through the quirky multi-media world of Cuddles and Rage

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:55
Caption: CSSSA Film Students, Credit: Courtesy of CSSSA
Director Michael Fields explains how CSSSA helps new generations of artists to shine.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 21:23
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Jennifer Haigh's novel Heat and Light takes a hard look at fracking in an Appalchian town

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:18
Caption: Seema Reza, Credit: Nazia Abbas
Poet Seema Reza examines love and loss in her book When the World Breaks Open.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:55
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Melissa Range's poetry collection Scriptorium illuminates her Appalachian Roots

Bought by WNJR and WUTC


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 2