Podcast and Interview Programme

A selection of podcasts created by students, staff and creatives working with Durham University.  

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Interview with artist Jo Stanness
Interviewed by Seraphina Monson, a final year English Literature student at Durham University
Two of Jo’s architectural cut-outs, Dunelm House and Apollo Pavilion, are featured in the Durham University Art Collection and are displayed in the ‘Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now’ exhibition. You can also view Jo Stanness’s work is on her website.

Interview with Durham University’s Art Team

Recorded and edited by Isobel, a 15 year old student, who is virtually exploring arts and heritage careers from home. She is currently working towards her Silver Arts Award, this interview explored careers in arts and heritage.

You can hear Isobel interviewing Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, Art Curator; Katie Braithwaite, Exhibitions Assistant and being helped by her aunty and arts award mentor Emily Dowler, Project Officer (Learning and Engagement).

They discuss artist from the Library and Collections such as Fay Pomerance, William Morris, Lady Kitt, Craig Oldham, and Stuart Langley.

You can also see Isobel’s own exhibition that she curated here and her virtual review of Picasso on Paper at the Royal Academy here.


Artist Body

This podcast centres on Artists Body, created by Marina Abramovic in 1991 has been created by a final year Modern Languages and Cultures student, Grace Hogan. 

Grace explores the themes a concepts of Abramovic’s such as identity and feminism that is key to her work. Artists Body (1991) is a print that is part the portfolio Hope and Optimism, a global art project launched in 1990.

You can download the podcast transcript here
You can view this work on Durham University’s Art Collections website

The Guerrilla Girls

In this podcast, created by a final year English student Eden Szymura, you will find out about the work of The Guerrilla Girls, which are part of Durham University’s Art Collection.

Eden explores The Guerrilla Girls history, activism, and its wider content in modern society. Eden discusses the works, The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist (1988), Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum? (1989), Women In America Earn Only 2/3 Of What Men Do (1985) and Dearest Art Collector (2007).

You can find out more about Eden’s project MEDUSA here, a new digital creative platform that explores the arts and social activism, particularly feminism. 

89 Ways You Are Worth More To Me Like This

This podcast centres on 89 Ways You Are Worth More To Me Like This, created by Lady Kitt in 2018 has been created by a final year Modern Languages and Cultures student, Grace Hogan. 

Exploring Kitt’s processes and the implications of the piece, the podcast seeks to relate 89 Ways You Are Worth More To Me Like This (2018), and indeed the series of which it forms a part, the Worth series, to Kitt’s fundamental ethos of ‘(gently) interrogating’ society and art itself.

You can download the podcast transcript here
You can view this work on Durham University’s Art Collections website

Dame Elizabeth Frink

Recorded and written by Durham University Student Triffie Axworthy. Triffe explores some works from Durham University’s Art Collection.

Dame Elizabeth Frink is a celebrated sculpture and printmaker. Triffe explores themes such as nature and ‘the divine human form’ that you find in works such as Spinning Man (1965), I flew through a black cloud (1987), Osprey (1974), Cormorant (1974) and the series The Canterbury Tales (1972).


The Possible Podcast shines a new light on creative thinking in arts & humanities research. The first series includes five episodes; each featuring conversations between academics, international activists and North East artists and makers. Created by Durham University Entrepreneur in Residence within the Arts & Humanities Faculty, Paul Drury- Bradey.  

Disclaimer: All opinions and views are that of the individuals who have created these podcast and not the views of Durham University or Durham Council Council.