Adding podcasts to your daily routine is a practical way to soak in more information about current design news and trends (while cutting back on screen time).
Tuning in allows you to multi-task, support like-minded industry leaders, and learn trade secrets directly from the experts.
Though the podcast universe is vast, we’ve narrowed down 10 of the best architecture and design podcasts you won’t want to miss!
1| If You Know, You Know
Hosted by husband-and-wife team Chris Fischer and Laurie Moulton, this podcast highlights their firsthand experience building and operating many family-owned businesses in architecture, design, and real estate. Their business portfolio includes Lux Box Agency, Lux Box Collection, Lux Box Rentals, House of Lolo, and Lolo Interiors.
Best for: Design professionals who wish to expand their business reach in sectors like real estate and retail environments.
Listen here: If You Know, You Know Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Chris Fischer and Laurie Moulton
2| Jeff Schlarb
Jeff Schlarb, an interior designer and industry leader in the Bay Area for 20+ years, operates his design studio in San Francisco and New York. A specialist in luxury residential and commercial projects worldwide, his podcast gathers experts from all walks of life, including wine-makers, fellow designers, restauranteurs, architects, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, and musicians. Here, he teams up with creatives to discuss all things related to developing and sustaining each individual’s personal craft.
Best for: Professionals curious to hear business perspectives from industry experts outside of design and architecture.
Listen here: Jeff’s Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Jeff Schlarb
3| Entre Architect
EntreArchitect’s podcast discusses critical business resources for architects looking to build healthy and profitable architecture firms. For example, one of their most recent episodes spotlights guest Lisa Sauvé, who chats about entrepreneurial success through community-driven design.
Best for: Small firm entrepreneur architects.
Listen here: Entre Architect Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Mark R. Lepage
4| This is Design Intelligence
This podcast brings a wealth of knowledge from various environmental leaders and thought experts to examine current and predicted design trends. Topics include leadership in design, construction, engineering, and design education. Subtopics comprise technology and applied innovation in design, collaboration, sustainability, and business tactics.
Best for: Design and architect professionals wanting to stay informed about current industry news.
Listen here: Design Intelligence Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Design Intelligence
5| Second Studio Pod
Second Studio Pod covers architecture and design topics in an entertaining, humorous tone. Hosted by architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, their core discussions include interviews with renowned professionals, all things design, and architecture guides.
Best for: Architects and design professionals looking for honest tips, guides, and reviews of several topics in the industry.
Listen here: Second Studio Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet
6| Alternative Design from Kimball International
Kimball International’s Alternative Design podcast explores innovation in design with topics ranging from the first city’s construction on Mars to experimental design and weaving probiotics into textiles. This podcast digs deeper than mainstream conversations and specializes in bringing diverse, revolutionary topics to the forefront of industry minds.
Best for: Design professionals interested in unconventional topics in design.
Listen here: Alternative Design Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Kaelynn Reid
7| The Naked Truth
The Naked Truth (TNT) offers honest insights for design professionals at all levels, from anyone seeking to advance their interior design business and succeed as a thriving interior design professional. Hosted by Claire Jefford, an Award-Winning Interior Decorator, and Dynamic Business Coach, her podcast shares her own real-life experiences and challenges while navigating business relationships, marketing strategies, and more!
Best for: Interior design professionals who want to level up their business model.
Listen here: The Naked Truth Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Claire Jefford
Hosted by Austin, Texas-based architect Aaron Prinz, Architectural Record features guests from top architecture firms across the globe. His podcast shares lessons learned by professionals in the industry and tips on achieving success with highly renowned architects, including Art Gensler, Kengo Kuma, and Glenn Murcutt.
Best for: Architects at any level, working at any scale.
Listen here: DESIGN:ED Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Aaron Prinz
9| Studio Chats
Studio.chats is on a mission to help designers, architects, and makers progress in their professional development no matter which stage of their career they’re in. This podcast discusses business challenges and lessons learned while making design mentorship more accessible.
Best for: Designers and architects focused on finding mentorship.
Listen here: Studio Chats Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Kelsey Paul
10| Designer Nerds Anonymous from ThinkLab
This podcast offers hundreds of insights from top design professionals across the globe and shares the latest news and updates in the industry. Recent episodes include topics like “Designing Against Burnout,” “Neocon Shows,” and “Hybrid Work Environments.”
Best for: Interior design professionals who prioritize keeping up with current industry news and trends.
Listen here: Design Nerds Podcast
Podcast hosted by: Amanda Schneider
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Shivani is an expert writer for Gather who covers interior design, decorating, and home improvement. She has worked as a residential interior designer for 4+ years and has extensive training in space planning, 3D renderings, 2D floorplans, whole room furnishing and décor, and color consulting. She is passionate about educating communities on industry topics and has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, The Spruce, My Domaine, Domino, Martha Stewart, and Atlanta Magazine. Currently, she is also completing her residential interior design certificate from Rhode Island School of Design’s continuing education program.