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.
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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:
- The Young Architect Podcast
- Face to Face by Dezeen
- 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
- Open City
- Archinect Sessions
- Failed Architecture
- Design Voice Podcast
- 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
- The Business of Architecture (UK)
- Material Matters
- US Modernist Radio
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.
- Unpacking Design
- The Ground up show
We hope this list was helpful and that these architecture podcasts help you learn something new.
Thank you for reading!
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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.