Podcasts aren’t just for news and politics anymore. With more than 550,000 active podcasts in over 100 languages on iTunes alone, spanning every topic from society and culture to business and economics, podcasts are one of the fastest growing forms of media. Although Apple was for a long time the only mainstream distributor since it first added podcast support to iTunes in 2005, podcasts are now widely available across several platforms such as Stitcher, Google and Spotify. In fact, Spotify recently made podcasting history with its acquisitions of Gimlet Media, the podcasting studio behind hit shows such as Homecoming and Reply All, and Anchor, a podcast creation and monetization platform, signaling a potential new road ahead for content creators.
Arts and culture podcasts represent a small but growing niche in the field as an engaging channel for sharing stories, exploring industry trends, and offering a behind-the-scenes perspective into the different arts disciplines. For managers keen on adding more arts and culture content to their playlists and seeing how other arts organizations are leveraging the podcast medium, here’s a list of shows to check out.