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​The Start is a podcast about artistic beginnings, as told by great artists of our time. Focusing 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

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

​The Start is a podcast about artistic beginnings, as told by great artists of our time. Focusing 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

    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

    The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series

    • 16 min
    Mark Guiliana on the album that sounds like innocence – The Start podcast

    Mark 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

    • 18 min
    Shirin Neshat on the video art that reconnected her with Iran - The Start podcast

    Shirin 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

    • 18 min
    Will Self on the cartoon strip that set him on the road to writing – The Start podcast

    Will 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

    • 19 min
    Peaches on the song that defined her new sound – The Start podcast

    Peaches 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

    • 16 min
    Lemn Sissay on the 'radical' poem born of heartbreak – The Start podcast

    Lemn 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

    • 21 min

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