Frank and honest interviews about the reality of being an actor. These podcasts are direct and hugely helpful. Recently, host Jonathan Harder interviewed Arsher Ali and their discussion took in diversity, the reality of a drama school training and getting work and unemployment. For anyone wanting to know what is it honestly like being an actor this podcast is for you.
The National Theatre has a range of podcasts extracted from the recordings of their Platform series, an indispensable insight into the work on stage. They offer fascinating stories for those interested in the craft of acting and how the work is being created.
Royal Court Playwright's Podcasts
Over at the Royal Court Theatre there's a new podcast concentrating on the work of the playwright. Simon Stephens declares he is friend with the writers he interviews and as such there's an ease about the conversation, which allows them to go further than the average interview. Stephen starts by asking writers what their first experience of theatre was and goes from there. Insightful interviews from the home of new writing.
BBC Academy podcast
It has more than writing episodes, it takes in all of the TV industry, and would be of interests of any writers, directors, producers or actors wanting to break into TV. Many of the episodes are transferable to theatre and other creative industries.