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Best Literature podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Literature podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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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.
 
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.
 
This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.
 
CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been ...
 
Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
 
Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and ...
 
Stories about how literature sounds. SpokenWeb is a monthly podcast that shares stories from the audio archives of Canadian literary history. Drawing on Canadian literary archival recordings from across Canada, episodes are snapshots of Canadian literary history and contemporary responses to it, including interviews, panel discussions, lectures, readings, and audio essays.
 
Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
 
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Hello August! Hello world! Hey world, you've kicked us around long enough - it's time for us to return to our former glory! Jacke takes a look at the fourteen-line misery-jealousy-recovery-triumph story of Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 ("When in disgrace in Fortune and men's eyes"). Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.c…
 
In John DeSimone's Road to Delano (Rare Bird Books, 2020), it's 1968, and Cesar Chavez is organizing the United Farm Workers to fight for decent working conditions and basic human rights, while growers get increasingly violent in trying to prevent unionization. Teenager Jack Duncan learns that his father’s death did not happen the way he’d been tol…
 
Book Talk @8:40 531 - Bad Behaviour- Aug 07 Join the Zoom Chats: Tuesday is 5am Eastern (for New Zealand and Australia & the UK) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thursday is 7pm Eastern: Register in advance for this meeting: After registe…
 
Hello comrades! In this episode we dive into the confusing and problematic time travel world of Isaac Asimov's 1955 novel "The End of Eternity"! We talk about utopias and dystopias, Sci-fi in the 50s, Time Travel and History, Imperialism and more! It's a fun and packed episode that was a real blast to do, hope you enjoy it, knowing, liking or disli…
 
"My old friend Charlie Peace was a violin virtuoso" [ILLU] No, Charlie Peace was not a colleague of Norman Neruda or Sarasate. He was a notorious criminal, convicted of killing a policeman and the husband of a neighbor with whom he became obsessed. How did Sherlock Holmes know him? Were they acquainted through the world of music, or perhaps in the …
 
Chase Degenhardt is the total package. He is sharp, innovative, creative, an entrepreneur to the highest degree. We talk about the app he's developing, which will shape how writers and readers interact tomorrow. Plus, we talk books, his MMA career, the differences between Good and Great and that much more.Alice Zero: https://www.amazon.ca/Alice-Zer…
 
Did Shakespeare actually have a relatively small vocabulary? Yes he did, and we talk about why that matters in our third episode on the The War of the Roses plays. We also talk about why Shakespeare seemed to have such a chip on his shoulder about women in power, when he was in fact writing plays for a Queen who was very much in power. What was the…
 
Francesca and Toni are brought to the orphanage when their mother suffers a breakdown and dies, and their father gets involved with a new woman. Their story, set in Chicago of the 1940s, unfolds during the course of the novel. There’s another girl too though, whose voice intersperses herself into the everyday happenings. This is the ghost, Pearl, w…
 
In Finna: Poems (One World), his new collection of poetry, Nate Marshall examines the way that pop culture influences Black vernacular, the role of storytelling, family, and place. Marshall defines finna as: fin·na /ˈfinə/ contraction: (1) going to; intending to [rooted in African American Vernacular English] (2) eye dialect spelling of “fixing to”…
 
On this week’s episode of The Literary Life with Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins, and Thomas Banks continue their discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien’s short story “Leaf by Niggle“. If you missed the Back to School 2020 Conference when it was live, you can still purchase access to the recordings at CindyRollins.net. Angelina opens the book chat highlig…
 
Saadia Faruqi (@SaadiaFaruqi) and Laura Shovan (@LauraShovan) share A PLACE AT THE TABLE. This new middle grade novel in two voices examines the growing awareness of who you are outside of your family, an experience many of us go through as we enter middle school. It’s also available as an audiobook, and one so good, if I can just say, that I finis…
 
Continuing on John Dewey's Democracy and Education (1916) ch. 1, 2, 4, and 24 with guest Jonathan Haber. How is education different than mere conditioning, and how does it relate to habits and growth? We discuss how much of what Dewey recommends lines up with liberal education and multiculturalism. Also, can education change taste? Start with part …
 
Lauren Oliver's first novel is about a teenage girl forced to relive the last day of her life over and over again. What can she change? What should she change? And how will she change? Find out the answers to those questions and more (namely, how all time loop fiction is beholden to the 1993 film Groundhog Day) in this week's episode. Our theme mus…
 
It’s been a difficult year in America. From plague, to protests, to politics, there have never been so many lives at stake, nor so many questions about the future of our country. Since his election in 2016, questions have been raised about president Trump’s too-close-for-comfort ties to Russian leadership and intelligence. Lately, his antagonism to…
 
Multimedia writer and editor Andrew Wheeler visits the island to talk about the queering of superheroes, the art of narrative design in mobile gaming, what exactly constitutes a "peri-peri lion" and the eighteenth Discworld novel, Maskerade. Visit Desert Island Discworld at http://desertislanddiscworld.com, on Twitter at @DIDiscworld, or contact us…
 
Wanted by the law, Gunblade takes Johnny to the last place anyone would look for him. Plus, Katie Salidas is reading from her Agents of A.S.S.E.T. Series. I enjoyed it, errors and all. Okay, I enjoyed it in part because of the errors. All in all, a fun way to close out the week.A Weapon of Magical Destruction: https://books2read.com/magicdestructio…
 
In Part 2 of my conversation with Melissa Mary Duncan, we tour the rest of the Wylde Wood Collective. We talk about some of the artists in the store, why Melissa is an amazing talent, and the importance of helping each other. Loved this. And I hope you stick around for after in which I talk a little about Alice Zero and my Audiobook business.Alice …
 
With a new scheme underway, will Andre-Louis finally get his revenge on the tyrannical Marquis? Raphael Sabatini, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With the pandemic being what it is, with no end in sight, …
 
Melissa Mary Duncan joins the podcast. We talk about Adversity all the while at the grand opening of her new store location of the Wylde Wood Collective. We tour the story, and we talk about adversity and necessity. How adversity produces resources in ourselves to find solutions, and necessity being the driving force. We talk comic conventions, how…
 
Tameka Fryer Brown (@teebrownkidlit) shares BROWN BABY LULLABY, illustrated by AG Ford. It’s a story about the intimacy of new parenthood, that time when everything else disappears and the whole world becomes baby. I find that the selection of baby books centering families of color created by authors and illustrators of color is lacking. Moreover, …
 
Back in June we had the pleasure of being part of the Intelligent Speech Conference 2020 — this year, held entirely online. It was a day filled with amazing podcasters and great conversations, and in this short episode we’re sharing the talk that we gave at the event. It’s about the word Recipe and early cookbooks, medicine, and women’s magazines. …
 
When Peter approaches Jesus to ask, “what then will there be for us,” (Matthew 19:27) his question betrays two sins: first, his belief that he has done the right thing, and, second, his expectation that he deserves a reward for his actions. In his response, Jesus tests both Peter and the addressee of Matthew’s Gospel: is it a reward to be seated in…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss diverse fantasy, summer resort reads, and spiritual nonfiction in this week’s episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Read or Dead, Book Riot’s mystery/thriller podcast, Care/of, and Book Riot Insiders. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Feedback Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. …
 
"In a big way, Lobizona is a treatise on labels. It’s about having access two languages but still lacking the language to define yourself. It’s about coming from two worlds but belonging to neither." - Romina Garber Romina Garber is a New York Times and international bestselling author whose books include Lobizona & the ZODIAC series. Born in Bueno…
 
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