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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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353 Pieces

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Caption: Matthew Willey and Bees, Credit: The Good of the Hive
Matthew Willey's multi-year initiative The Good of the Hive is more than an art project.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Casting Director Walter Ware
Casting director Walter Ware brings the right people together.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Guy Mendilow , Credit:  Photo by Gretjen Helene
Guy Mendilow embraces and reinterprets the traditional music of Sephardic Jews.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jake Gyllenhaal as George in Sunday in the Park with George. , Credit: Photo by Mathew Murphy
Jake Gyllenhaal talks about his role in the iconic play Sunday in the Park with George

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:55
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Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast draws the lines of absurdity

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:46
Caption: Bryan Akipa, Credit: Tom Pich
2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker Bryan Akipa is reinvigorating a First Nation musical tradition.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Sebastian Junger, Credit: Tim Hetherington
With his book Tribe, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger upends our ideas about PTSD.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:30
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Steve Ellis and David Gallaher combined werewolves and westerns and created the cult classic, High Moon.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:05
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 27:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pam Munoz Ryan
For award-winning author for young readers Pam Munoz Ryan multiculturalism comes naturally.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:16
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Miguel Sisters
Forty years ago, Muriel Miguel co-founded Spiderwoman Theater the first Native-American women’s theater. It's still going strong!

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Junot Diaz, Credit: Nina Subin
The National Book Award winner talks about author Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
Caption: Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen
Documentary filmmakers Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen look at a small Tuscan village where each year life is translated into art.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:24
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 25:12
Caption: Thomas Maupin, Credit: Gary Hamilton
2017 National Heritage Fellow buck dancer Thomas Maupin lets his feet do the talking.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus  performing “A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular", Credit: Maike Schulz
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder,artistic director and performer Stephanie Monseu brings us circus arts by way of the East Village performance ...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:06
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder took the circus to a human scale and found its artistry.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Julianne brienza, Credit: Joe Flood
Julianne Brienza, Founder, CEO and President of the Capital Fringe Festival, makes theater happen for everyone in DC.

Bought by KWMR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 26:01
  • Purchases: 2