Arts Podcasts

B&N Meet the Writers Audio Interviews show

B&N Meet the Writers Audio InterviewsJoin Now to Follow

Hear the latest word on today's hottest authors with Barnes & Noble's exclusive Meet the Writers Podcast. Listen as your favorite writers discuss their inspirations and influences, their favorite books, and the reasons they write.

By Barnes & Noble Studio

Librivox: Pride and Prejudice (version 3) by Austen, Jane show

Librivox: Pride and Prejudice (version 3) by Austen, JaneJoin Now to Follow

Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military Library, Whitehall, who had brought out Sense and Sensibility. Like both its predecessor and Northanger Abbey, it was written at Steventon Rectory. (Summary from Wikipedia)

By LibriVox

Librivox: Count of Monte Cristo, The by Dumas, Alexandre show

Librivox: Count of Monte Cristo, The by Dumas, AlexandreJoin Now to Follow

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers , as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story. (Summary from Wikipedia)

By LibriVox

National Gallery of Art | Audio show

National Gallery of Art | AudioJoin Now to Follow

This audio series offers entertaining, informative discussions about the arts and events at the National Gallery of Art. These podcasts give access to special Gallery talks by well-known artists, authors, curators, and historians. Included in this podcast listing are established series: The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series, The Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture in Italian Art, Elson Lecture Series, A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, Conversations with Artists Series, Conversations with Collectors Series, and Wyeth Lectures in American Art Series. Download the programs, then visit us on the National Mall or at, where you can explore many of the works of art mentioned. New podcasts are released every Tuesday.

By National Gallery of Art, Washington

Hidden Kitchens show

Hidden KitchensJoin Now to Follow

An ongoing series exploring the world of hidden kitchens: street corner cooking, legendary meals and eating communities come together through food. Produced by the Kitchen Sisters.


Hamlet by SHAKESPEARE, William show

Hamlet by SHAKESPEARE, WilliamJoin Now to Follow

Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tragedy, Shakespeare created a play that is at once a philosophic treatise, a family drama, and a supernatural thriller. In the wake of his father's death, Prince Hamlet finds that his Uncle Claudius has swiftly taken the throne and married his mother, Queen Gertrude. The ghost of the dead king then appears and charges Claudius with 'murder most foul.' Hamlet is called to revenge his father's death: but will he be able to act before it is too late? <br><br><b>Cast:</b><br> Claudius, King of Denmark - <a href="">Michael Sirois</a><br> Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet - <a href="">Elizabeth Klett</a><br> Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark - <a href="">dolohov</a><br> Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King - <a href="">John Gonzalez</a><br> Polonius, Lord Chamberlain - <a href="">Andy Minter</a><br> Laertes, Son to Polonius - <a href="">Denny Sayers</a><br> Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius - <a href="">Kristin Hughes</a><br> Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius - <a href="">Thomas Wells</a><br> Horatio, Friend to Hamlet - <a href="">David Nicol</a><br> Rosencrantz, Courtier - <a href="">Kara Shallenberg</a><br> Guildenstern, Courtier - <a href="">Karen Savage</a><br> Francisco, a Soldier - <a href="">Andrew Lebrun</a><br> Bernardo, Officer - <a href="">David O’Connell</a><br> Marcellus, Officer - <a href="">Jordan Mueller</a><br> Voltimand, Courtier - <a href="">Thomas Wells</a><br> Osric, Courtier - <a href="">allex</a><br> A Gentleman, Courtier - <a href="">David Jaquay</a><br> Another Gentleman - <a href="">mb</a><br> Clown One, Grave-digger - <a href="">Brennan Holtzclaw</a><br> Clown Two, Grave-digger - <a href="">Christie Nowak</a><br> A Priest - <a href="">Kevin O’Coin</a><br> Fortinbras, Prince of Norway - <a href="">mb</a><br> A Captain &amp; his Army - <a href="">Andrew Lebrun</a><br> English Ambassador - <a href="">Andrew Lebrun</a><br> First Player - <a href="">Rosalind Wills</a><br> Player King - <a href="">Denny Sayers</a><br> Player Queen - <a href="">Kirsten Ferreri</a><br> Player Lucianus - <a href="">allex</a><br> Group Of Danes - <a href="">David O'Connell</a><br> Lord - <a href="">LaurenT</a><br> Servant - <a href="">Christie Nowak</a><br><br> Stage Direction - <a href="">Rosalind Wills</a><br> Editors - mb &amp; Jc Guan<br> Dedicated Proof-Listeners - Elizabeth Klett &amp; mb<br> Book Coordinators - J.C., Scott Sherris, Jc Guan, Elizabeth Klett &amp; mb

By LibriVox

NPR: Books Podcast show

NPR: Books PodcastJoin Now to Follow

NPR book reviews, news and author interviews -- for people who love to read. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.


My Own Shakespeare show

My Own ShakespeareJoin Now to Follow

What does Shakespeare mean to us today ? Public figures from all walks of life talk about the piece of Shakespeare that inspires them most.The pieces are read by well known actors. These short features to be broadcast across Radio 3 and Radio 4 in May 2012. Each one is 2-3 minutes duration.

By BBC Radio 4

Old Time Suspense Radio show

Old Time Suspense RadioJoin Now to Follow

Classic old time suspense radio. Sponsored by This Podcast was created using


The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast M4A show

The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast M4AJoin Now to Follow

Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.

By Norm Sherman