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Design and Film Podcasts

 

Online podcasts have become essential listening over the past decade, and have expanded to include many diverse subjects and panelists. In this post we list some of our favorite podcasts involving design and film-related conversations:

 

 

 

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

 The world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.
 
 
 

 

99 Percent Invisible

 

 

Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair?

 

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With over 150 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes (also available via RSS).

 

 

 

Creative Pep Talk

 

Andy J. Miller is passionate about helping creatives strike the perfect balance between art and business.

 

Through ridiculous analogies, personal stories and artist interviews, Andy hopes to help you break free from confusion and make a plan for your creative career success!

 

 

 

 

 

DnA: Design and Architecture

 

On DnA: Design and Architecture, host Frances Anderton talks to design world leaders about the latest in products, fashion, graphics, architecture and more, in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

 

 

You Must Remember This

 

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast about the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century, heavily-researched and evocative. Stories include the tragic histories of Hollywood’s “dead blondes”, The trial of Charles Manson and power struggles in the early days of the studios. 

 

 

 

The Business

 

 

 

The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube. 

 

 

 

The Treatment

 

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture. The most interesting person to appear on the show, however, is perhaps Mitchell himself — a serious scholar of film history and popular culture.

 

 

 

How to be Amazing

 

How to Be Amazing is an in-depth interview show, hosted by comedian, author and actor Michael Ian Black.  Black sits down with some of today’s most provocative writers, entertainers, artists, innovative thinkers and politicians for humorous, thought-provoking conversations that dive into the creative process and intricate minds of some of the most influential voices of our time. 

 

 

 

Here's The Thing

 

Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin.  Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.

 

 

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