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The Start is a podcast about artistic beginnings, as told by great artists of our time. Focussing on one piece; they share how these early moments of creativity shaped them, the influence it had on their subsequent work, and what the piece now means to them in retrospect.
||ExplicitMark Guiliana on the album that sounds like innocence – The Start podcast||The drummer and composer talks about Locked in a Basement, the album he recorded with his band Heernt, before facing the pressures of adulthood||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShirin Neshat on the video art that reconnected her with Iran - The Start podcast||The visual artist reveals how her installation Turbulent built a community among the Iranian diaspora in New York, and expressed her feelings for her homeland||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWill Self on the cartoon strip that set him on the road to writing – The Start podcast||The novelist and journalist shares how living a life of austerity inspired his first professional work, Slump||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPeaches on the song that defined her new sound – The Start podcast||The electronic musician relates how a breakup, a new keyboard and a hunger for feminist rock’n’roll led to her signature track Lovertits and album The Teaches of Peaches||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLemn Sissay on the 'radical' poem born of heartbreak – The Start podcast||The poet shares the story behind Invisible Kisses, a poem that impressed on him the true value of family||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAbi Morgan on the play fuelled by fury - The Start podcast||The playwright and screenwriter reveals how a fascination with tyrants and their wives compelled her to write Splendour||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAi Weiwei on the project that awoke his political voice – The Start podcast||The artist and activist tells how investigating schoolchildren’s deaths in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 spawned his mammoth installation, Remembering||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnn Hirsch on the art project that invaded her private life – The Start podcast||The internet artist recalls how her groundbreaking YouTube project Scandalishious allowed for self-reflection, but also invited the scrutiny of a watchful audience||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDamien Hirst on the break-in that changed his art – The Start podcast||In the second episode of our new culture podcast about artistic beginnings, Damien Hirst reveals how his neighbour – a compulsive hoarder – triggered a creative explosion that set him on the road to success||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSofia Coppola on the film that launched her – The Start podcast||Our new culture podcast, The Start, brings major artists to the mic to reveal how they began their careers. In this first episode, Sofia Coppola talks about the fear and the thrill of directing her debut film, The Virgin Suicides||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: The Start||A new podcast about artistic beginnings, as told by great artists of our time. The first episode will be coming soon...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|