Serpentine Podcast explores art and ideas for a changing world.

A curated listening experience exploring multiple facets of a singular theme per season, Serpentine Podcast shares Serpentine’s commitment to elevating the voices of artists and other practitioners whose work critically engages with the issues faced by our societies. It has consistently been produced by the highly-acclaimed audio production company Reduced Listening.

Since its inception with the On Work series in 2018, which was produced live throughout Serpentine’s Work Marathon, the Podcast has experimented with audio as a space for art, taking on different forms. Serpentine Podcast explores new ideas and urgent questions for our present moment and shared future. Weaving together interviews, original sound commissions, archival materials, discussion, music, and field recordings, each episode is an adventurous yet considered listening experience, available on all podcast streaming platforms.

The podcast relaunched in January 2023 with REWORLDING, a series that invited listeners to imagine the world we need and collectively work towards it. Our latest series, Intimacies, continues this journey by looking sensitively at what is happening within and between us.

Current series

Intimacies explores the complexities of closeness, with new episodes released weekly from Tuesday 22 August to Tuesday 26 September 2023. This emotional series considers intimacy in unexpected ways – from our relationships with family and our interactions with strangers, to the things we fear most and our deepest desires, to our surroundings and our innermost selves. Intimacies is hosted by Gaylene Gould, and brings together the voices of leading thinkers, writers, artists, designers, and many others. You can learn more and listen wherever you find your podcasts.

Explore previous series

You can listen to all previous series of Serpentine Podcast on podcast streaming platforms, and discover more about the ideas behind them on our editorial platform, Art + Ideas.


Sound Gallery

140 Ideas


On Practice

Back to Earth

General Ecology

On Work


Discover over 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architectural Pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas Marathons and research-led initiatives, explore our past projects and exhibitions.

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