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The best architecture and design podcasts

Podcasts have been gaining popularity for a few years now. They are popular mainly because you can listen to them whenever you want - no matter when and where. Discover the best German and English-language architecture, interior design and best design podcasts.

Podcasts for architecture and design lovers

With podcasts, the listener has the option to download, pause or even cancel the content. This makes them the ideal way for listeners to listen to individual episodes as needed. Since each industry offers a variety of podcasts, interested parties can acquire new knowledge or deepen existing knowledge. These audio files reach their target audience in a personal way. Members of the architecture industry also publish podcasts for friends of the art of building.

Our Top 10 Architecture Podcasts - German

  1. NXT A Position & NXT A Dialog

  2. Architecture and the world

  3. Architecture, City, Planning

  4. DBZ - the architecture podcast

  5. Architecture as a second language

  6. 10 minutes building culture

  7. JUNG Architecture Talks

  8. H1.12 Architecture Talks

  9. Formfunk 

  10. InterACT Insights 

1. NXT A Position & NXT A Dialogue

The two NXT A podcasts (NXT A Podcast (nxt-a.de)) provide a space for personalities from the architecture and culture industries to talk about perspectives, versions and ideas. For an especially educational listening experience, NXT A is divided into two distinct formats: NXT A Position: The Architecture Essay and NXT A Dialog: The Architecture Conversation. In NXT A Dialog, the hosts speak and discuss with representatives of architecture and culture. NXT A Position gives industry players the opportunity to comment on relevant topics themselves.

2. architecture and the world

The podcast Architecture and the World takes its listeners into the depths of architecture.In in-depth conversations with guests, listeners gain insights into the working life of an architect and what topics they deal with.  

3. architecture, city, planning

The Federal Chamber of Architects regularly publishes the interview podcast Architektur, Stadt, Planung. Listeners can expect an overview of the world "built by man" and its design. Together with her guests, Kerstin Kuhnekath takes up the exciting thesis that building quality goes hand in hand with the profession.

4. DBZ - the podcast

The podcast of the Deutsche BauZeitschrift deals with architectural questions of the future. For example, the participants ask themselves how people will live in the future and whether digital innovations are coming our way. The architecture podcast discusses relevant questions of the industry and encourages discussion.

5. the audio architects: "Architecture as a Second Language"

The podcast Architecture as a Second Language is aimed at anyone with an interest in the topics of architecture, urban planning and the built environment. Kerstin Kuhnekath interviews personalities from the industry. At the end, she discusses what has been discussed in the episodes once again with the media scientist Golo Föllmer, who acts as a representative of the public.

6. 10 minutes building culture

The podcast 10 Minuten Baukultur by the Bundesstiftung Baukultur (Federal Foundation for Building Culture) highlights the various areas of building culture in conversations with representatives of the industry. Above all, the series of talks deals with the built world and provides listeners with various insights into it.

7. JUNG Architecture Talks

The JUNG Architecture Talks podcast discusses current issues in architecture, construction technology and building practice. New episodes are uploaded weekly, featuring industry representatives in conversation with the JUNG Architecture team.

8. H1.12 Architecture Talks

The Department of Architecture at Mainz University of Applied Sciences produces the H1.12 Architecture Talks Podcast, in which the students discuss why the exchange with representatives of the craft is very important for architecture.

9. form radio

The design podcast Formfunk (formfunk Kommunikationsdesign Podcast (formfunk-podcast.de)) gives its listeners an insight into the thoughts of communication designers. Guests talk about their life, their work and their attitude in the architecture and design podcast. The guests of the podcast come from different sub-disciplines and represent different points of view. Especially exciting: Even non-designers who want to say something to designers have their say here.

10. InterACT Insights

InterACT Insights (InterACT Insights Design Orginals - The Podcast on Real Estate, Architecture and Technology) is the podcast for those interested in the topics of real estate, architecture and technology. The show invites you to exchange, discuss and contribute to the podcast. The podcast is presented by the Rotonda Business Club - a podcast by the industry, for the industry.

In one of the episodes, host Andrea Greuner talks to HEWI CEO Thorsten Stute about what really makes an original an original. What does it mean for companies and employees to sell a style icon with cult status. And how do designers and manufacturers succeed in living up to a reputation that precedes them internationally.

Cover des InterACT Insights Podcasts mit Bild von Thorsten Stute

The Best Architecture and Best Design Podcasts - English

  1. Archispeak 

  2. Hyperallergic 

  3. The Chaise Lounge 

  4. NeoCon 

  5. About Buildings and Cities 

  6. The Design Files Task 

  7. ArchitectureTalk 

  8. Last Seen 

  9. Clever 

  10. Monocle On Design 

  11. Theory of Architecture 

  12. Nice To Meet You 

  13. Another Architecture Podcast 

  14. 99% Invisible 

  15. Design Matters 

  16. Raw Materials Three Ways 

1. Archispeak

The Archispeak-Podcast deals with all things architecture, highlighting both the positives and negatives of the profession and providing deeper insights into the study of built space.

2. Hyperallergic

The Heryperallergic Podcast (Podcast Archives - Hyperallergic (hyperallergic.com)) addresses art world news, developments, and excitements on a weekly basis. This show is hosted by Hrag Vartanian, who is the editor-in-chief at and co-founded Hyperallergic magazine (Hyperallergic: Sensitive to Art and Its Discontents (hyperallergic.com)). Listen in and immerse yourself in the exciting world of art.

3. The Chaise Lounge

This interior design podcast is aimed at interior designers and those who are interested and passionate about the industry.In The Chaise Lounge (Episodes - The Chaise Lounge: Interior Design Podcast (thechaiseloungepodcast.com)) podcast, Nick May, who is not an interior designer himself, talks to top designers from around the world. On the show, he clarifies questions with his interviewees about their design backgrounds and what kind of businesses they run.

4. NeoCon 

The Best Design Podcast NeoCon (NeoCon | NeoConversations Podcast Episode 7: Designing Branded Spaces) covers topics in the commercial design industry. Hostess Amy Devers talks with her guests about industry innovations, ideas, and introductions that are impacting the built environment in the present and the future. For example, in addition to innovative space design, they discuss wellness in the workplace - it's worth listening in!

5. About Buildings and Cities

The podcast About Buildings and Cities deals with architecture, buildings and cities. And that with a considered spectrum that ranges from the past to the present. In addition, the architecture podcast offers additional topics such as films, technologies or comics.

6. The Design Files Talks 

In the design podcast The Design Files Talks (TDF Talks - A Podcast from the Design Files (thedesignfiles.net)), well-known Australian people who work in various industries speak. Different representatives of the fields of architecture, business, art and design have their say in this podcast and talk about their personal area of expertise.

7. Architecture Talk 

Architecture Talk seeks to present the subject of architecture in an undisciplined way, with the goal of helping listeners gain new ideas about how we humans live. Vikram Prakash, professor of architecture at the University of Washington, curates the podcast.

8. Last Seen

Unlike the others, this podcast doesn't deal directly with industries such as architecture or design - but that doesn't make it any less exciting! In this show, listeners will learn interesting details about the biggest art heist in our history. How a theft of 13 irreplaceable works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was accomplished? Listen for yourself in the podcast Last Seen (Last Seen (wbur.org)). 

9. Monocle On Design

In Monocle On Design (Monocle on Design - Radio | Monokel) you will hear exciting and refreshing stories from the world of design to fashion, furniture, craft and architecture. Monocle On Design is therefore the design, architecture and interior design podcast for all those interested in the industries.

10. Clever

Each episode of Clever (Clever Podcast - Open, Creative, Human) invites listeners to listen in on conversations with cultural leaders, visionaries, and creative forces that are shaping our world and informing society.In the process, the hosts and their interviewees also delve into gritty, authentic and surprising details of their creative journeys.

11. Theory of Architecture 

In the context of the architecture podcast Theory of Architecture, conversations are held with architects and academics. In this context, the interviewees deal in particular with theories of architecture and the philosophies behind them.

12. Nice To Meet You

In the podcast Nice To Meet You (Nice to meet you! (ntmypodcast.com) hostess Simone talks to strangers and friends. Here they talk together about life and what lessons it has taught them. With her podcast, she offers her listeners the opportunity to learn something about themselves and to be inspired by other people.

13. Another Architecture Podcast

In this architecture podcast, George Bradley interviews people who have designed inspiring homes around the world. The podcast aims to help those interested in learning the secrets of how to design spaces well. The history of the creation of these spaces and houses is also covered in Another Architecture Podcast.  

14. 99% Invisible 

The 99% Invisible Design Podcast explores thoughts on the unseen architecture and design that affects our world. This podcast is one of the most popular among listeners on various platforms. 99% Invisible's host is Roman Mars.

15. Design Matters 

The Best Design Podcast Design Matters (Debbie Millman | Design Matters (designmattersmedia.com)) is hosted by Debbie Millman and is one of the world's premiere podcasts. For over 15 years, the show has been reporting on how creative minds take control of their lives and live out creativity.

16. Raw Materials Three Ways

The home design podcast focuses on stories about different building materials that impact their lives in incredible ways. Host of the Raw Materials Three Ways podcast, RM-3 for short, is interior design magazine dwell (Modern living, home design ideas, inspiration and advice. - Living (dwell.com)). 



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