The Art Of Photography Episode 80 : Making a Portfolio Website

Ted Forbes is surprised at how many really great photographers fall short when it comes to their website. This is the first in a multi-part series on websites for photographers.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jenna Fischer, Jack Handey, Video Game Picks and Kasper Hauser

Jenna Fischer of the US version of The Office talks about her totally-made-up-sounding first acting gig in LA, and what all the actors are doing on their computers when they’re in the background of a shot. The very real Jack Handey talks about his days as Steve Martin’s neighbor, and how he writes Deep Thoughts.

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Random Tape Podcast: Posterity

Hows about this for a podcast? Admitedly, we found it difficult to categorise.  David Weinberg wore a wire for several years and secretly recorded his life. He recently produced a story about this period in my life for the radio show Wiretap.

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The Moth Podcast: Steve Zimmer & Kirby Adams

If you’re not familiar with The Moth, it was founded in 1997 and is a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Basically, its live story telling of real-life stories. This one grabbed our attention as it has something we suffered from – an addiction to Tetris!  Also a 9-year-old Olympic hopeful starts an unauthorized exercise regimen.

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Guardian Music Weekly: The men behind Gil Scott-Heron’s memoir

Jamie Byng of Canongate and Richard Russell of XL Recordings talk about Gil Scott-Heron’s posthumous book, The Last Holiday.

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The Indoor Kids Podcast: Are Videogames Art? (with Film Crit Hulk)

The Indoor Kids fortify their walls & reinforce their chairs, because Film Crit Hulk stops by to discuss the most ultimatest topic of all: are videogames art?

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Sodajerker Podcast: On Songwriting – Jimmy Webb (Episode 4)

We were amazed to stumble across this great podcast today. In this episode, the Liverpool songwriting team Simon and Brian talk to legendary American songwriter Jimmy Webb about the writing of classic songs like ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’ and ‘MacArthur Park’.

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TateShots: Barbara Hepworth

TateShots travelled to St Ives to explore the studio and its gardens, where Hepworth’s sculptures are seen in the environment for which they were created.

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How Does an Actor Prepare? Alan Arkin Explains.

How does an actor prepare to become a character on the stage or screen and how does the art of improvisation contribute to their success? Academy Award winner Alan Arkin explains.

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The Big Web Show No 61 – Khoi Vinh

The Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters. This week Jeffrey Zeldman speaks with Mixel co-creator Khoi Vinh.

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The National Gallery Podcast: December 2011 – Leonardo Di Vinci

Unprecedented: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan – take a glimpse at the exhibition of a lifetime from The National Gallery.

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Baltic Bites Podcast – Turner Prize 2011, Martin Boyce

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. The prize is awarded each year to ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding’.

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Monocle ‘Edits’ Podcast – Dining Concepts

As more and more chefs blur the boundary between kitchen and table, Monocle visit the entrepreneurs who are inventing new ways to heighten the restaurant experience. Monocle dropped in on all manner of temporary food events – from a lofty supper club to a pop-up diner in a car park. And they meet the chefs who urge new thinking about what makes a good meal, including not just what to eat, but where and with whom to share it.

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