9 episodes

Welcome to the world of Leonardo Da Vinci. In this, the official podcast to accompany the murder-mystery period drama starring Aidan Turner, we’ll do a deep dive behind the scenes with the cast and crew, as well as discovering more about Da Vinci’s art and life from the curators and historians who know him best.
We follow the dramatic revelations of the series episode-by-episode, bringing you exclusive and revealing interviews with Aidan Turner, Matilda De Angelis and Freddie Highmore, as well as series co-creators and writers Frank Spotnitz & Steve Thompson, and director Dan Percival. Hosted by television presenter and Leonardo enthusiast Angellica Bell, join us as we examine what it is about Da Vinci that makes him and his art so precious 500 years on from his death.

Leonardo: The Official Podcast Sony Pictures Television

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Welcome to the world of Leonardo Da Vinci. In this, the official podcast to accompany the murder-mystery period drama starring Aidan Turner, we’ll do a deep dive behind the scenes with the cast and crew, as well as discovering more about Da Vinci’s art and life from the curators and historians who know him best.
We follow the dramatic revelations of the series episode-by-episode, bringing you exclusive and revealing interviews with Aidan Turner, Matilda De Angelis and Freddie Highmore, as well as series co-creators and writers Frank Spotnitz & Steve Thompson, and director Dan Percival. Hosted by television presenter and Leonardo enthusiast Angellica Bell, join us as we examine what it is about Da Vinci that makes him and his art so precious 500 years on from his death.

    Murder, Mystery and Da Vinci

    Murder, Mystery and Da Vinci

    Welcome to a Renaissance world filled with murder, intrigue and a woman erased from history as we begin our episode-by-episode follow along with Leonardo, the drama starring Aidan Turner.
    We look at what is based in fact, such as Da Vinci’s sexuality, and where dramatic license was used, including why the drama developed Caterina’s character, the mysterious woman from Cremona.. Guests include Aidan Turner (Leonardo), Matilda De Angelis (Caterina), Frank Spotnitz (Co-Creator/Writer), Steve Thompson (Co-Creator/Writer), Dan Percival (Director) and Martin Clayton (Head of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Collection Trust). Hosted by Angellica Bell. Produced by Sony Pictures TV and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative, in association with Lux Vide.



    To find out more about that royal collection of Leonardo’s artwork, visit Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing: (rct.uk)
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 45 min
    Masculinity, Sexuality and Ginevra

    Masculinity, Sexuality and Ginevra

    Masculinity is the theme for Episode 2, as we explore what it was like if you were a gay man living in 15th century Italy and portrayals of male characters on screen today. As well as following along with Episode 2 of Leonardo the drama which sees Da Vinci arrested for sodomy, we get the facts behind that episode’s featured artwork, Da Vinci’s Ginevra De’Benci. Guests include Freddie Highmore (Executive Producer / actor who plays Stefano Giraldi), Catherine Fletcher (Renaissance historian and author) and Eve Straussman-Pflanzer (Curator of the Ginevra De’Benci painting, National Gallery Washington DC). Hosted by Angellica Bell. Produced by Sony Pictures TV and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative, in association with Lux Vide.



    To find out more about the Ginevra De’Benci artwork, visit https://www.nga.gov/collection/highlights/da-vinci-ginevra-de-benci.html
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 41 min
    The Art of the Polymath

    The Art of the Polymath

    The relationship between art and the audience plays out as we hear the challenges of recreating Da Vinci’s masterpieces for the screen, from director Dan Percival and Leonardo himself, Aidan Turner, who also happens to be a keen painter. We’ll discover the complexities involved in casting and draw back the curtain on Da Vinci’s theatrical spectacular that plays out in Episode 3 of the drama. Plus, exactly what does it mean to be a polymath? Guests include Aidan Turner, Matilda De Angelis, Victor Jenkins (casting director), Dan Percival (director of Leonardo) and Waqas Ahmed (Polymath / Founder of the Da Vinci Network).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 48 min
    Women and Renaissance Wickedness

    Women and Renaissance Wickedness

    We take a close, and at times uncomfortable, look at what life was like for women in the 15th/16th century as we follow along with Episode 4 of the drama Leonardo. We explore the societal pressures on motherhood and the associated health risks, as well as the limited career choices for women. Plus, filming in the time of Covid and how safety measures implemented for Leonardo on set in Italy became an industry blueprint. Guests include Matilda De Angelis (Caterina), Catherine Fletcher (Renaissance historian and author), Corrado Trionfera (co-executive producer Lux Vide), and Dan Percival (director).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 44 min
    Money, Music and The Last Supper

    Money, Music and The Last Supper

    We investigate the relationship between Leonardo Da Vinci and his patrons who paid for him to work, even though he'd often tend to get distracted by the details rather than finish a commission. The Last Supper was completed but started to crumble quickly due to Da Vinci’s experimental art techniques, yet it remains an emotional piece for many to witness. And so we’ll delve deep into how those feelings are heightened on screen thanks to the music that plays out alongside the drama. Guests include John Paesano (Composer), Freddie Highmore (Executive Producer / actor Stefano Giraldi), Catherine Fletcher (Renaissance historian and author), Frank Spotnitz (co-creator/writer) and Steve Thompson (co-creator/writer).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 48 min
    The Devil is in the Detail

    The Devil is in the Detail

    At the dawn of the 16th century, Leonardo Da Vinci found himself tied by patronage to Cesare Borgia. It’s a tumultuous time as Leonardo turns his attention to weaponry, and he changes the future of map drawing with his birds-eye-view detail for The Map of Imola. Plus, he begins work on the Mona Lisa, so we look at the real life of the woman who is front and centre in that infamous painting and talk to the actress tasked with bringing her to life on screen. Guests include Aidan Turner (Leonardo), Matilda De Angelis (Caterina), Max Bennett (Cesare Borgia), Maria Vera Ratti (Lisa del Giocondo / The Mona Lisa), Martin Clayton (Head of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust), Frank Spotnitz (co-creator/writer) and Steve Thompson (co-creator/writer).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Chalsx ,

Amazing Podcast

Absolutely love it!!

Davos Tigros ,

5 star

Loving it - looking forward to more eps

fidunfi ,

Amazing companion to the TV show!

All this behind the scenes info really enhances the experience of watching the series... Highly recommend both

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

The Rest Is Entertainment
Goalhanger Podcasts
The Bachelor Of Buckingham Palace
Vespucci
Kermode & Mayo’s Take
Sony Music Entertainment
FX’s Shōgun: The Official Podcast
FX
Just B Divorced with Bethenny Frankel
iHeartPodcasts
Keeping Up Appearances: The Luxury Podcast
Audio Always

You Might Also Like

Historical Figures
Spotify Studios
The Ancients
History Hit
Not Just the Tudors
History Hit
Gone Medieval
History Hit
Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society
History Hit
Dan Snow's History Hit
History Hit