We’re commemorating one of the most iconic artists of all time, David Bowie. To honor him on his birthday, we’ve gathered several podcasts and episodes about the icon’s legacy.
There are trivia-filled podcasts taking nostalgic dives into Bowie’s chronology, companion episodes exploring his catalogue, and a series reading Bowie’s favorite books. For a biography-style podcast, check out “Off the Record: David Bowie” featuring interviews with Bowie’s friends and collaborators.
Check out episodes covering the documentary film, Moonage Daydream, that contains previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s archives, concert videos, and more new content. There’s an episode interviewing the film’s writer, director, producer, and editor Brett Morgen. In another episode, hear insight from Bowie’s final years and an interview with Nile Rodgers.
Rolling Stone Music Now
This 50-minute episode of “Rolling Stone Music Now” shares insight from Bowie’s final years and the work he released before passing away. Nile Rodgers also joined this episode to discuss memories from writing “Let’s Dance.”
WTF with Marc Maron
Documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen joined Marc Maron to chat about his films including Moonage Daydream. Morgen shared his experiences working on documentaries about Kurt Cobain, O.J. Simpson, Jane Goodall, and Robert Evans, and the near death experience that allowed him to view the Bowie documentary differenty.
Fantastic Voyage: A David Bowie Podcast
Brothers Jesse and John take listeners on a “fantastic voyage” through Bowie’s career. Hear album breakdowns, Bowie’s acting roles on Broadway’s The Elephant Man and in the BBC version of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, and many more. Bowie collaborator Mike Garson joined an episode to discuss and share about the ’70s, ’90s and ’00s, keeping Bowie’s legacy alive with “A Bowie Celebration Tour.” Check out over 40 deep-diving episodes.
Off the Record: David Bowie
iHeartPodcasts’ “Off the Record: David Bowie” thoroughly recounts Bowie’s history and career with interviews from those who knew him best. Hosted by music journalist Jordan Runtagh (“Too Much Information,” People, Rolling Stone, EW and VH1), there are well-researched companion listens to Bowie’s catalogue.
The A to Z of David Bowie
Z is for Ziggy Stardust. S is for space. V is for The Velvet Underground and Tony Visconti. Hosts Marc Riley and Rob Hughes are running down the alphabet pertaining to the world of Bowie. They’ll share stories, laugh, cry, and chat with friends in 72 episodes loaded with Bowie trivia.
Bowie Book Club Podcast
When Bowie passed away in January 2016, friends Greg Miller and Kristianne Huntsberger found renewed interest in their long-standing book club and began reading Bowie’s favorite books. Well, ones they speculate Bowie liked best. Check out episodes covering classics like The Iliad, The Inferno, The Master and Margarita, The Waste Land, and newer books too in over 80 episodes.