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AIRS PodCasts on the Arts

The Podcasts featured here all touch upon the arts in some significant way; whether prose, poetry, music, painting, sculpture, television, movies or the theater. We hope to become your main portal to the finer things in life!

The table below has a row for each Podcast series. The link in the left column takes you to the web page for the Series.

AIRS Arts Podcast Series
Series TitleSeries Description
Accessible Book ReviewsEach week Ann-Marie Lariccia reads you reviews of selected books available from The National Library Service For The Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Alice In WonderlandPrince Bertie, the Frog has commanded Natasha to read the entire book of Alice's adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carrol to YOU! A creation of StoryNory.com
Allure MagazineAllure is the beauty expert, an insiders' guide to a woman's total image, with a print audience of 6.2 million and an average monthly online audience of 4.3 million. Allure's mission is to investigate and celebrate beauty and fashion with objectivity and candor and to examine appearance in a larger cultural context. Through its journalistic approach and high aesthetic standards, Allure delivers content with credentials, which yields unwavering consumer trust. Read to you by Danielle Rayne.
Alt Latino MusicAIRSLA links you to this voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.
BBC FutureTerry Ryan selects articles from BBC Future, a home for the insatiably curious, dedicated to making you smarter every day.
Brain Pickings PodcastsBrain Pickings, at brainpickings.org, is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn't know you were interested in - until you are. Larry Oliver reads his special selections.
Cooking In The DarkCooking In The Dark is the brainchild of Dale Campbell, of BlindMiceMart.com. Each show leads you through preparation of a delicious meal that's easy and fun to prepare. The preparation is spiced with running commentary and repartee between Dale and his companion, Cheryl and includes a discussion of labor saving kitchen devices and techniques for the visually impaired.
Cooks IllustratedCook's Illustrated is dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals. Unlike some glossy cooking magazines, it's staffed with cooks and editors - not food stylists. Their test kitchen - in which they film the public television show, "America's Test Kitchen" - has three dozen full-time test cooks whose job is testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, sometimes 50 times until they can offer you a recipe that will work every time. Not only the HOW - but the WHY of cooking - read to you by Bryan Saulsbury!
Country LivingStephen Johnson selects and reads articles on home decorating ideas, recipes, plus antiques and more from the editors of Country Living.
Daily AIRSThere's something new every day on AIRSLA! Each day of the week our volunteers bring you the topic-of-the day; from foreign news to inspirational messages to tech talk. Tune in every day for these short, topical podcasts.
EsquireTim Simek reads selections from Esquire Magazine, a men's magazine that takes its content beyond fashion. Topics run a wide range - from beautiful women and interesting men - to sex, new music,and fascinating in-depth pieces on items of national interest.
FilmSpottingThis weekly podcast from Chicago features reviews, interviews, top 5 lists and insightful film talk. It's produced by Telegraph Road Productions, Inc. and stars Adam Kempenaar and Matty Robinson. Find out more at http://www.filmspotting.net/
Food and WineFood and Wine goes way beyond mere eating and drinking. They're on a mission to find the most exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations. Tune in as Peter Felix selects and reads articles about recipes, chefs, wines, cocktails, restaurants, travel, home and designs.
Fresh AirAIRSLA is pleased to link you to Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. It's one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, it features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
GQ MagazineErnesto Sambrano reads you his selections from the definitive men's magazine, with style advice and tips, sexy women, entertainment and culture news, interviews, and more...
High Street BroadcastIn this podcast series, AIRS brings you shows from the fabulous High Street Broadcast of Moorpark, CA. Go to this High Street link to find out more about the live performances of this talented group.
LA MagazineExperience all that the City of Angels has to offer as Laraine Herman reads you her selections from Los Angeles Magazine.
Second VisionSecond Vision host, Kristin Macdonald, spent many years working in production for the legendary Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent of Spelling Television. She is partially sighted as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, but manages to interview scores of people who have found amazing ways to overcome personal injuries and conditions, as well as leaders in medicine and scientific research, actors and inspirational speakers. Tune in as she applies her unique perspective to her guests' life-experiences.
Mother JonesListen to Trudi Knoedler read articles selected from Mother Jones, an American magazine featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture.
The MothAIRSLA is pleased to link you to The Moth to hear people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives. Hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by the Wall Street Journal, The Moth has been storytelling for over ten years.
New York Times CinemaJoin Brian Taylor as he reads his selections from the comprehensive cinema reviews published in the New York Times.
New Yorker FictionThis podcast, published by The New Yorker, is a series of monthly readings of and/or conversations about fiction from The New Yorker moderated by editor Deborah Treisman. Readers include such luminaries as Tobias Wolff, Nathan Englander and Joyce Carol Oates.
NPR BooksThis podcast, published by National Public Radio, consists of book reviews, news and author interviews - for people who love to read...
NPR ConcertsThis unique podcast, published by National Public Radio, presents entire concerts from artists like Blitzen Trapper, Dan Deacon, The Decemberists, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Fleet Foxes, and Neko Case. Some concerts include interviews with the bands. Find out more at npr.org/music.
Old Time RadioIn this podcast series, AIRS brings you the best of old-time radio from the extensive Botar's Old Time Radio web site. About a thousand radio shows are available.
OprahPrem Kishore reads selections from Oprah Magazine, your route to inspiration, guidance and entertainment created by America's most influential woman.
People MagazineDanielle Lescure dishes up her weekly selections from that premier source of entertainment industry dirt, People Magazine, from our palatial studio in Tarzana.
PlayboyStephanie Veverka selects and reads some of the fantastic articles featured in Playboy. Unfortunately, she won't read the pictures!
Reason MagazineReason is a libertarian monthly magazine covering politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Jim Hull reads you his selections.
Short StoriesKevin Anderson Yancy shares a wealth of short stories with the listeners of AIRSLA. They encompass a mix of plots and topics, including classics and stories he has authored. We hope you enjoy them.
Sound SolutionsBraille Institute and AIRSLA present a series of practical and inspirational messages to help you cope with vision loss.
Southern LivingSouthern Living was created to highlight the beauty and culture of the growing South. In the decades since its inception, it has become one of the largest lifestyle magazines in the country. With characteristic Southern hospitality, it is committed to sharing the region we love with our readers, no matter where they may live. Read to you by Joyce Davis!
Splendid TableAmerican Public Media's 'The Splendid Table' is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Hosted by Francis Lam, The Splendid Table podcast contains each week's program in its entirety and is updated every Friday.
Short Stories Old and NewElayne Heilveil selects short audio stories for your listening pleasure. Let her voice beguile you with classic and modern offerings of myths, adventure, strife, searching and romance.
Storynory: For KidsStorynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is chosen by Prince Bertie the Frog and beautifully read by his friends Natasha, Richard and Elizabeth. Let their voices beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance. Another feature from StoryNory.com.
Sun Magazine and Funny TimesFor more than 35 years, The Sun Magazine's personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs have invoked the splendor and heartache of being human. Funny Times is a monthly cartoon and humor newspaper for a world gone weird. Dan Woren reads you his selections from both. For more information, please visit The Sun's or The Funny Times's web sites.
Sunday PuzzleThe Sunday Puzzle Podcast. NPR's weekly word game. Match wits with "Weekend Edition" puzzle master Will Shortz.
Theater Audio DescriptionsThis podcast series is a listing of theater productions in the Los Angeles area which feature audio descriptions for those having low or no vision. The content is updated whenever new material becomes available.
The Week MagazineMax Flehinger reads you his selections from the best weekly news summary magazine in the USA.
This American LifeAIRSLA provides these links to NPR's award-winning weekly radio series "This American Life" with Ira Glass.
Time MagazineNancy Porter reads you her selections from Time Magazine, spiced up occasionally with current news items. Time is the first (and best) news weekly in America.
Time For KidsMary Lord reads kids her selections from Time For Kids Magazine, a news magazine geared toward students in grades K-6, offering them age-appropriate news stories and features about children's books, movies, the environment, science, world cultures and other high-interest topics.
Vanity FairLet Carol Green lead you through Hollywood, politics, royals, Wall Street, international news, fashion, society, scandal, and real estate - filtered through the exclusive prism of Vanity Fair.
Wine SpectatorJim Gosney selects articles from Wine Spectator, a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture. Content includes news, articles, profiles, general entertainment pieces and hundreds of wine reviews, ratings and tasting notes.

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