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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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362 Pieces

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:44
Caption: Dessa, Credit: Bill Phelps
Rapper Dessa explores her broken heart at the intersection of science and music

Bought by WUTC

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dion Graham, Credit: JoAnne Perrin
Actor Dion has narrated hundreds of audio books and is an aural shape-shifter.

Bought by WNJR

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

Bought by WNJR and KVSC

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Meta Golding as Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement, Credit: Courtesy of TVOne
Actress Meta Golding takes on the role of a lifetime: Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement

Bought by WNJR and KVNF

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 27:18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rob Meyer
Director Rob Meyer talks about the making of the independent film, Little Boxes.

Bought by WNJR

  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:59
Caption: “Future Perfect” project at Indie Grits Festival, art work by Sleeper, Credit: Sean Rayford
Indie grits: it evolved from a tiny film festival to a cultural touchstone

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 26:52
Caption: Delta Blues Museum
Executive Director of the Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter keeps the blues alive and honors its history.

Bought by WNJR

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
  • Purchases: 1
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 WCAI / WNAN and WNJR

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Casting Director Walter Ware
Casting director Walter Ware brings the right people together.

Bought by WNJR

  • 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.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN

  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Ellis and David Gallaher combined werewolves and westerns and created the cult classic, High Moon.

Bought by KWMR and WNJR

  • 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.

Bought by KWMR, KRZA, and WNJR

  • 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