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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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327 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 27:29
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With her book, Balancing Acts,photographer Lucy Gray takes us backstage with dancers who are mothers.

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:31
Caption: Cory Doctorow, Credit: Joi Ito
The award-winning novelist, blogger, and advocate talks about science fiction and technology.

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  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts brings a poet’s eye to The Scientific Method

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  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley's collection of poetry Trespass shines a light in dark places.

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dick Hyman, Credit: Nick Michael
Pianist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman is a musical shape-shifter.

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dave Holland, Credit: Ulli Gruber
The National Endowment for the Arts speak with bassist and NEA Jazz MAster Dave Hollnd

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 3
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A celebration of Irish music in America with four award-winning musicians.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Liz Carroll , Credit:  Knuff Photography
Fiddler and National Heritage Fellow demonstrates Irish music for The National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kevin Doyle, Credit: Tom Pich
2014 National Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle talks about his life-long passion for dance.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Seamus Connolly , Credit:  Lee Pellegrini, Boston College
It's a tuneful podcast as we go to the heart of Irish music with Seamus Connolly.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Billy McComiskey, Credit: Edwin Remsburg, Remburg Inc.
Accordionist and 2016 National Heritage Fellow Billy McComiskey builds community for traditional Irish music.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Dickerson, Credit: Courtesy of CBS
Author and moderator of Face the Nation, John Dickerson’s book Whistlestop is a witty rollicking tour of presidential campaign history

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Credit: Mathieu Bitton
One of the best jazz organists, ever…and one of the most sampled jazz musicians.

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:28
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rachel Howzell Hall
With her character Lou Norton, Hall creates one of the few African American female detectives.

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Art Critic for NPR’s All Things Considered Bob Mondello brings a love of art to the craft of criticism

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Marsha Mason
Actress Marsha Mason living a full life on and off the stage

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Meet some of the greatest back-up singers! It may be only Twenty Feet from Stardom but director Morgan Neville shows us just how long that walk can...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: DEVIATED THEATRE, Credit:  ©2016 Enoch Chan
Kimmie Dobbs Chan on the joys and challenges of creating a new language for dance.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 27:29
  • Purchases: 2