The 1888 Podcast Network is a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology.
Select episodes are presented live around Orange County and at the 1888 Center in Old Towne Orange, California. When a guest is unable to travel, interviews are conducted online and released as special editions. All programs are recorded and archived as a free resource to download and stream on our website or with your favorite podcast app.
The Arts Counsel
The Arts Counsel podcast, hosted by Peter Afrasiabi, is a thirty-minute conversation with influential content creators about their work at the intersection of art and the law. Designed to demystify the legal system, guests share stories of their struggles and successes as it relates to their creative endeavors, and Afrasiabi offers insight to help our audience better understand their rights as artists.
A series of conversations with creative pioneers hosted in historic Eichler homes. During the early 1950s, award-winning homebuilder Joseph Eichler influenced the face of American architecture by developing distinctive residential subdivisions of Mid-Century modern style tract housing. The City of Orange is the site of 350 of the 600 Southern California Eichler homes. Produced in conjunction with Jeffrey Crussell Fine Properties.
The Grammar of Science and Technology
In 1902, Albert Einstein gifted a book, Karl Pearson’s The Grammar of Science, to his colleagues to start a conversation about the universe. Expanding on that conversation, we invite a variety of experts to share the stories behind landmark advancements and discoveries in the fields of science and technology. Recorded in front of a live audience at the 1888 Center, this educational program is designed as a series of brief explorations into our natural world and the human ability to manipulate it. In partnership with Ingram Micro and Chapman University.
The Hero’s Journey Podcast
The Hero’s Journey is a monthly podcast examining classic and contemporary books and films through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Hosted by author Jeff Garvin (Symptoms of Being Human) and book blogger Dan Zarzana (Bookthump.com.)
The How, The Why
The How, The Why is a half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose hosted by Jon-Barrett Ingels. This free weekly series is an educational resource provided to discuss the evolution of literary arts with industry innovators—authors, journalists, and publishers.
The Purpose of Past Tense
A creative podcast dedicated to commitment and accomplishment. Focused on that moment when an idea becomes a success story, we ask innovative entrepreneurs to detail their journey from concept through completion. This collection of short and informal conversations help to define the importance of what’s next.
The Sounds, The Stories
The Sounds, The Stories is an eclectic music series featuring live performances and entertaining discussions with emerging and established artists. This program is filmed and edited into a short documentary compilation with the audio from each episode recorded and archived as a free educational podcast. Produced in collaboration with our partners at Brew Sessions Live.
Why We Write
When the task of writing grows inevitably arduous—and seemingly thankless—we must remember why we started. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Why I Write,” this introspective project highlights our motives for writing. Share your story and join the conversation. Live events are produced throughout the diverse cities of Orange County and feature author readings from curated essay submissions.