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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404 Pieces

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

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 28:27
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.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:53
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...

Bought by WMPG and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Junious Brickhouse, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
According to Junious Brickhouse--Urban dance or Piedmont Blues—it’s all artistic legacy

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
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