Best Architecture Podcasts

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Why should you listen to architecture podcasts?

Podcasts are a great way to learn about the things you are interested in or want to learn about. They can be entertaining as well as educational. Since architecture is an ever changing and evolving interdisciplinary industry, podcasts can easily help to keep you updated.

Often shared in conversation style and interview formats, they often make it feel as though you are involved in the conversation.

You can listen to episodes, all in one sitting or on the go, allowing you the flexibility to listen anytime, anywhere. They are super easy to integrate into your daily routines and can even help you learn as you multitask.

Architecture students can especially benefit from listening to architecture podcasts. The exposure to different ideas and approaches can act as sources of inspiration, which help bolster your design thinking and reasoning. Insights into practice culture can also be worthwhile when thinking about your career.

Additionally, hearing experiences and conversations from around the globe can really broaden your perspectives on the world of architecture and the vast possibilities it has to offer.

 

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Not only are architecture podcasts great for students, but they can be fantastic for industry professionals. They can truly benefit from listening to different ideas relating to their crafts, careers, business strategies and more! They provide great opportunities to learn from your peers.

You most definitely don’t have to be an architecture student or professional to enjoy the wealth of knowledge offered by these incredible architecture podcasts. They could help you gain valuable insight into the profession.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, wish to know more about setting up your own practice, or simply prefer conversations on architecture and design, you can most definitely find an architecture podcast to suit your needs.

Here at First In Architecture, we have compiled a list of our top architecture podcast recommendations. So, if the world of architecture and design fascinates you, be sure to check these out!

 

Top 6 Architecture Podcast Recommendations

Archispeak

Archispeak (archispeakpodcast.com)

Hosted by: Evan Troxel & Cormac Phalen

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast

US based, Conversation style discussions on practice, design, work/life balance to mentoring, job hunting.

 

About Buildings + Cities

About Buildings + Cities (aboutbuildingsandcities.org)

Hosted by: Luke Jones and George Gingell

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube

Conversation style discussions on architectural history and culture, with excerpts from architectural literature. Explorations of famous architects.

Open city

The Londown — Open City (open-city.org.uk)

Hosted by: The Open City Staff

Available on: Spotify, Soundcloud or iTunes

Weekly show covering news and big issues in London’s built environment,

Architecture and politics in-depth interviews and discussions with leading experts from across architecture and design, as well as artists, academics, policy makers and journalists.

99% invisible

99% Invisible (99percentinvisible.org)

Hosted by: Roman Mars

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic

Set up in a narrated interview style, a walk through to unique destinations providing interesting perspectives to the world of design and architecture.

 

The Business of Architecture (UK)

Podcast (businessofarchitecture.com)

Hosted by: Rion Willard

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube

Interviews with UK based professionals in the architecture industry, exploring the business of architecture and how to run a successful practice.

Material Matters

Podcasts – GrantOnDesign

Hosted by: Grant Gibson

Available on: Apple Podcasts or Spotify

In-depth interviews with a variety of designers, makers and artists about their relationship with a particular material or technique

Our Extended List of Architecture Podcasts

If you are already familiar with our top recommendations, feel free to check our extended list:

Professional Advice

  • Archispeak
  • The Young Architect Podcast
  • Face to Face by Dezeen
  • Scaffold
  • Life of an Architect
  • Architecture Social

 

Architecture and Other creative disciplines

  • 99% invisible
  • The Second Studio Design and Architecture Show
  • Design Matters with Debbie Millman
  • Monocle 24: Monocle on design
  • Monocle 24: The Urbanist
  • On design with Justyna Green
  • The Modern House Podcast
  • Thought Starters – White City Place
  • Circular with Katie Treggiden
  • The Green Urbanist
  • Night White Skies

 

Social Issues

  • Open City
  • Archinect Sessions
  • Failed Architecture
  • Design Voice Podcast

 

Student Led

  • Two Worlds Design
  • Discussed It
  • 1:100 Architecture Podcast
  • The Successful Archi Student’s Podcast
  • talking :scale
  • The Student Podcast

 

History and culture

  • About Buildings + Cities
  • Theory of Architecture

 

Entrepreneurship

  • The Business of Architecture (UK)
  • Entre-Architect

 

Construction

  • Material Matters

 

Lighthearted

  • US Modernist Radio

 

University

You can also check out podcasts hosted by your own architecture universities or colleges. This could be a great opportunity to keep up to speed with current events at your school.

 

Productivity/Wellbeing

  • Unpacking Design
  • The Ground up show

 

Conclusion

We hope this list was helpful and that these architecture podcasts help you learn something new.

Thank you for reading!

 

 

Your Comments

Have we missed your favourite architecture podcast? Let us know in the comments below.

Also, feel free to share your favourite podcasts, even if they are not architecture related.

Thank you!

 

Author

Written by Valanne Fernandes, a Part 1 Architecture graduate. Valanne is a content creator with First In Architecture, spending her time researching, writing and designing inspiring new content for the website.

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