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Best Books podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Books podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
Updated August 2020
Are you a bibliophile? Do you love hearing conversations and book reviews by your fellow bookworms? Do you love listening to authors talking about their literary works? If you're someone who loves everything about books, then podcasts can be a great thing for you. Podcasts are becoming popular for various reasons. One of them is that they're very accessible in a way that you can easily stream them using your computer or even your phone. Not only that — if you download podcasts, you can enjoy them even if you're not connected to the internet. Some say podcasts may eventually replace books, but it turns out podcasts and books can coexist. There are so many book podcasts now that are hosted by authors to promote their past and future works. There are also podcasts set up by book clubs which share previews, plot or any interesting details about bestselling fiction and non-fiction books. Of course, there are also podcasts where books are read aloud so you all you need to do is rest your eyes, chill and let the record take you to the colorful realm of literature. You can start your "biblio-podcasting" journey with our collection of best book podcasts here. And just like books, feel free to enjoy them from cover to cover!
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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.
The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. Brought to you by Unbound. Visit www.backlisted.fm
Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
Literature enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.
Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
“Lessons from the Screenplay” creator Michael Tucker and the LFTS team do deeper dives into the storytelling of individual movies and chat with the creatives behind those films.
Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
Literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith.
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.
The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work.
The book club podcast where Dave Warneke has read the book so you don't have to. Each episode Dave tells two special guests all about a classic novel or play, and by the end of the show, both you and they can pretend you've read it. From Austen to Tolstoy, Shakespeare to Hemingway... Devour a classic in a single sitting.
Podcasts with Authors about their New Books
Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast
All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases.
The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live
The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Interviews with Scholars of Literature about their New Books
The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. https://www.literarydisco.com
We read stuff so you don't have to.
Reviewing books new and old in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres
A group of comrades from around the world, learning and growing together through marxist literature.
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
We discuss the great books, the great ideas and the process of liberal education.
In-depth conversations with the best fiction writers from Australia and around the world.
the librarian interview podcast
Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.
SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
Hosted by Matthew C. Winner. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.
In this week’s podcast, we're replaying an episode that first aired earlier this year, but seems more relevant now than ever. Sam is joined by two writers to talk about the perennially fraught issue of race. There’s a wide consensus that discrimination on the basis of race is wrong; but what actually *is* race? Does it map onto a meaningful genetic…
In 2009, a novel was released in Norway with a fairly simple premise; the author would simply write about himself, his life and his attempts to write. The autobiographical novel would be the first in a 6-volume series that would eventually total over 3,500 pages written in just 3 short years. The frenzied pace at which it was produced would only be…
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave has read Part One of To Kill A Mockingbird. Hearing him talk all about Lee Harper's classic is Nick Mason from The Weekly Planet and Bec Petraitis from Kentucky Fried Chattin'. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod This week's episode is brought to you by Acorn TV. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days…
This week, Liberty and Kelly discuss The Death of Vivek Oji, The Black Kids, True Story, and more great books. This episode was sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community; Henry Holt and Co. and The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi; and Being Lolita: A Memoir by Alisson Wood. Pick up an All the Books! 200th…
John J. Miller is joined by Brenda Wineapple to discuss Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance.By National Review
Christina Soontornvat (@soontornvat) shares A WISH IN THE DARK. Christina’s newest middle grade novel brings readers to a city on the brink of revolution. For Pong, Nok, and Soomkit, there is much to be learned about life. Who can you trust? Who is worthy of love and light? Where do you turn when the ones you looked to are gone? It is a sweeping an…
We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian…
This week on the Handsell, Jenn recommends All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung. Trigger warnings: mention of past child abuse, bullying, racial slurs This episode is sponsored by Epic Reads and The Stepping Off Place by Cameron Rosenblum. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.…
Jeff gets Rebecca’s report on the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast, they talk about one of the more shocking publishing confessions in recent memory, find a case of real censorship, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Sponsored by Flatiron Books, publisher of His & Hers by Alice Feeney Flatiron Books, publisher of Migrations by Charl…
Irish novelist Roddy Doyle on Love, Vogel winner KM Kruimink has a writer’s hotline and Les Misérables inspired fantasy fiction.
The Australian writer Helen Garner joins Harriett Gilbert as World Book Club continues its celebration of women writers. She’ll be talking about her 2008 novel The Spare Room. It’s the story of two women: Nicola, who has cancer, and Helen who looks after her for three challenging weeks. Helen has her doubts about the unconventional clinic where Nic…
Hoarding, how to write endings, ice cream vans - and Matt's desire to kill See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Anne Applebaum discusses "Twilight of Democracy," and Barbara Demick talks about "Eat the Buddha."
This week, Scott and Karl discuss A Canticle for Leibowitz, the post-apocalyptic science fiction classic by Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959. Scott says, “It's a story about how fragile civilization is, how fragile knowledge is, and what people’s responsibility to that may or may not be." As the plot goes, the monks of the Albertian Or…
Frank and Rhonda discuss An Extraordinary Union, by Alyssa Cole.
Kristen & Jolenta bring the How To Be Fine book party to YOU! In this bonus episode, they share highlights from the virtual book party hosted by Anne Bogel. Plus, the announcement of the first book of season 7! Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com]. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love Y…
Gabrielle Walker talks us through three unhelpful attitudes to global warming, as exemplified in the Michael Moore-produced film Planet of the Humans; Sudhir Hazareesingh discusses the complex relationship between charisma and celebrity in the age of Revolution (spoiler: it helps to have a horse) Planet of the Humans - YouTube Men on Horseback by D…
Journalist and author Nicholas Lezard and former Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams introduce their favourite reads to Harriett Gilbert. Nicholas chooses Watt by Samuel Beckett, a comic novel unlike any other. Gwyneth's favourite is The Leopard, Lampedusa's classic tale of Sicilian aristocracy, and Harriett champions The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, a …
The Blue Team (Megan, Kenn, and Todd) needed an extra episode to sort through their feelings on Small Favor, Turn Coat, and Changes, books 10 through 12 of Jim Butcher's increasingly remarkable Dresden Files. Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/…
“Fascism is the strongest, most concentrated, and classic expression at this time of the world bourgeoisie’s general offensive. It is urgently necessary that it be brought down." As fascism continues to become more violent and brazen internationally, the question of how to fight it becomes ever more urgent. In Fighting Fascism: How To Struggle and …
An episode featuring Ashley C. Ford from "The Books That Changed Us," a new, short-run podcast hosted by Aaron and Max where authors discuss the books that made them who they are. The 10-episode series is part of Mailchimp's By The Books, a summer-long virtual literary festival curated by last week's Longform guests, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman.…