Podcasts are a great source of connection, discovery, inspiration and even escape. Podcasts produced by Richmonders cover a plethora of topics from budgeting to hip hop, politics to history, and art to spirituality. Some are produced by individuals, others by clergy, journalists are reposting their audio work on these platforms as are the many institutions that call Richmond home, making their resources and past events available to the public. If you enjoy company while walking or folding your laundry, podcasts are a great way to learn, be inspired or escape.
Want to make your own podcasts? Did you know that Fairfield Library in Henrico County has a One Button Recording Studio? This space can be used to record podcasts, oral histories, interviews, or quiet/digital music made with headphones. For more details, visit their blog post to learn more bit.ly/3tfveHg
And the Institute for Contemporary Art’s Community Media Workshop offers events on podcasting and their space for those trained in the equipment.
At any time, these podcasts gives us a window to our community. Explore and happy listening!
Abstract: Exploring Issues in Education: Abstract is the podcast of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium at Virginia Commonwealth University. We explore issues in public, PK12 education.
Alt Lab at VCU focuses on the art process, mindfulness and artfulness.
Choose FI focuses on financial decisions and financial independence.
The Cheats Movement operates at the intersection of hip-hop culture and community engagement. Led by culture journalist and community activist Marc Cheatham (Cheats), along with co-host Gigi Broadway. The Cheats Movement debates some of the leading issues in hip-hop culture with national thought-leaders from across the country. The Cheats Movement on WRIR radio show is based in Richmond, VA and presents a mix of music, art, politics, and style that is perfect for today’s fast-moving society.
Central Virginia Sports Performance The Podcast focuses on information on physical preparation to help your athletes reach their ultimate potential.
Civil Discourse, is an engaging podcast created by Nia Rodgers, VCU Public Affairs Research Librarian, and Dr. John Aughenbaugh, a faculty member from the political science department, which uses federal documents to spark conversations about the workings of the government in lively conversation.
Coffee with Strangers RVA presents interviews from fascinating people in Richmond and look ahead at the week’s events, Coffee with Strangers will get your week off the right start. You know those people in RVA who we’ve all followed on social media, liked pictures of their cats, seen them in a crowd and thought, ‘Man, I’d like to have coffee with that guy.’, well, it’s those people who join Kelli Lemon for coffee every Monday, somewhere in Richmond.
El Corazón de la Comunidad – en Español from the Sacred Heart Center focuses on the issues facing and events connected to Spanish speakers. “Connecting Latino families with tools to thrive and flourish.”
Fred Gatty offers inspiration.
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad – Fun, slow-cooked conversations about business, policy, media & tech, culture and more. Full Disclosure airs weekly on NPR member station VPM .News.
Not Even Past is a regular podcast produced by Encyclopedia Virginia at Virginia Humanities. Hosted by Editor Brendan Wolfe, it’s for history lovers but also for people who just love a good story. In each episode, Wolfe combs through the encyclopedia looking for the most interesting people and the most provocative questions. This podcast is produced by Miranda Bennett.
Open Source RVA is a Richmond-focused public affairs show taped at WRIR.
Race Capitol is where a biologically biracial, politically black woman dissects racist and misogynistic narratives in the former capitol of the Confederacy.
RVA Dirt dishes on all manner of municipal, government and political topics and shenanigans.
Richmond Cemeteries offers numerous podcasts on people buried in Richmond’s burial grounds
Richmond Hill Church offers spiritual messages and racial healing.
Richmond Stories is a show about the city. Presented by The Valentine, the only museum dedicated to sharing Richmond’s challenging history, Richmond Stories uses conversations with change-makers, advocates, leaders and residents to explore the past, present and future of this (very) complicated place we call home.
RiverCity93 launched in 2019 covering all things Richmond Kickers from USL League One. The show is hosted by Elliot Barr and Chenier Durand II, both of whom are members of the Richmond Kickers’ supporters’ group the River City Red Army. The podcast focuses on game analysis, interviews with players and front office personnel, club history, and much more.
RVA Music Festival offers culture and music.
Science Museum of Virginia’s Question Your World podcast discuses nature and science.
Secretly Y’all is a live storytelling event recorded in Richmond, Virginia.
Southern Nightmare tells about a series of crimes that shook the Richmond area.
VCU Brandcenter highlights talks and issues discussed at the Brandcenter, a master’s program for advertising, branding and creative problem-solving at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Brandcenter is part of VCU’s School of Business.
VCU Center for Sports Leadership highlights events and personalities in the world of athletics.
VCU School of Business – Creativity at Work: – At the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business our vision is to drive the future of business through the power of creativity and The Creativity at Work Podcast does just that. By speaking with business leaders, innovators, faculty and staff, we share and explore the various ways creative energy is generated in the workplace.
VCU Student Commons: Gives a window to questions, commons and concerns particular to Virginia Commonwealth University.
Virginia Museum of History and Culture: The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts VMFA Education Resources:Enjoy lectures and talks given at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
VMFA Teen Programs: features Richmond landmarks in Church Hill.
WCBN’s interview with Regina Boone, editor of Richmond Free Press.
Well Talk: The Well Woman Podcast – Van-Neisha Johnson – religious, inspirational.
With Good Reason brings together higher education institutions and Virginia Humanities to make scholarly research accessible to all. Each week, they share exciting discoveries, rigorous debates, and new knowledge, with ever-curious host Sarah McConnell guiding the conversation.
WRIR Richmond’s Community Public Radio Station’s archives offers plenty of music and public affairs programming that documents the varied hosts’ many interests and abilities.
You’re Making Me Hungry is a humorous podcast about food.
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