Here are some podcasts I'm following and highly recommend...
BANCROFT BROS. ANIMATION PODCAST
Former Disney animators Tom and Tony Bancroft interview animation icons like Glenn Keane, Erick Goldberg, Andreas Deja, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton. Guests also included animation-related talent like actress Ming Na-Wen, music supervisor Tom MacDougall and creature designer Terryl Whitlatch. This podcast also features many episodes about art-life balance.. and tips for students and pros. (and yes, Stuart Ng Books is a sponsor)
In June 2016, the Bancroft Bros started a Patreon Page for their podcast. Lots of perks and extended content starting at the $10/mo pledge. Learn more here: https://www.patreon.com/bancroftbrothers
THE BUSINESS OF ART
This podcast fulfills its promise to "..demystify business for creatives and help them run successful businesses in creative fields."
Topics include: Building a Fanbase.. Branding Yourself... Getting the Word Out About Your Project... Interviews with artists.. as well as consultants in areas like publishing.. business affairs/legal... social media...
This Podcast is hosted by Russell Nohelty... Author/CEO of Wannabe Press and Kickstarter University
Episodes I really liked:
#14 -- Doing all the Things .. with Nathan Lueth (some vital tips here for making the most of your table at artist alley!) http://businessofart.podbean.com/e/episode-14-doing-all-the-things-with-nathan-lueth/
#15 -- Branding Yourself... with Jasmine Sandler http://businessofart.podbean.com/e/episode-15-branding-yourself-with-jasmine-sandler/
THE ANIMATED JOURNEY
Relatively new podcast hosted by artist Angela Entzminger, who interviews her colleagues and mentors as well as industry professionals. This podcast has a large number of female contributors ... as well as the emphasis on finding work-life balance and the many twist and turns a career path can take.
ENTREPRENEUR ON FIRE
This podcast was referenced on the "Art of Business" podcast. It has over 1000 episdoes and covers a wide range of topics related to the challenges of life as an entrepreneur. Host John Lee Dumas shares his story and the background of the podcast on this page from the website: http://www.eofire.com/about/
BREAK THE BUSINESS PODCAST
Link above is particularly informative episode with interview and discussion of Fan Film guildelines and Star Trek project that has been in the headlines recently... and here on the blog:http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2016/05/fan-work-axanar-film-copyright.html
The focus of this podcast is the music industry. Hosted by lawyer Ryan Kairalla (often joined by his friend Dave Kayetend). The podcast description:
A show for indie artists and the people who love and support them. The Break the Business Podcast is a fun and informative discussion of entertainment law (for non-lawyers), independent artists, and popular culture.
Podcasts are also a way to find inspiration from other creative sources. Old time radio shows feature great stories with top notch talent ... and amusing commercials for their retail sponsors.
LUX RADIO THEATRE
Original casts members from Hollywood's golden past in radio play adaptations of classic films!
VINCENT PRICE in "THE SAINT"
The dulcet tones of Vincent Price make these half-hour episodes a soothing way to wind down from a busy day...
ORSON WELLES ON THE AIR
One of the great voices of all time...in various radio shows...
DISTILLATIONS: STORIES OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
Nifty science stories... The partnership of art and science goes back to the origins of both.
Can't get enough science??? Here are some more recommendations...
BABES OF SCIENCE
This podcast by Poncie Rutsch shares impeccably produced short episodes with the compelling stories of women who were pioneers in science. http://babesofscience.com/
Their list of the 20 best science podcasts....https://www.geekwrapped.com/posts/the-20-best-science-podcasts
Learn something new every day.....