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From light-hearted conversational podcasts, to live talks from world-renowned writers, these shows are the perfect audio fix for book lovers who like to delve beyond the book. What a life it would be to read books all the time — just reading all day, inhaling stories like air. But we can't, because in life we have to do things like driving and bathing our kids and putting up shelves in which books, alas, are just plain dangerous. Fortunately, for those moments, we have podcasts, which are the next best thing. So, here are 39 of the best literary podcasts, from discussion groups to reviews to author interviews, to dive deeper into the world of books.
Where else to start than with our very own Penguin Podcast? Featuring leading writers and pioneering thinkers, this fortnightly conversation asks authors to bring along a selection of objects through which we explore their inspirations, aspirations and the struggles they've faced along the way. Recent guests include Alexander McCall Smith, Paula Hawkins, Adam Kay and Zadie Smith — and with objects as varied as a replica Roman sword, a wooden carving of two cats and a bone-cutting saw there's never a dull moment on this podcast.
Listen on: Apple Podcasts. Hosted by editor, and author of The Penguin Classics Book, Henry Eliot, each week the podcast will head to a different literary location to explore a book in the company of readers.
It covers a range of genres, from historical fiction and graphic novels to science fiction and thrillers. As well as author interviews, the podcast picks a book for its book club each month, and has updates on recent news in the book world. Far from a guilty pleasure, chick-lit, she argues, should be celebrated as legit documentations of the female experience.
It's not all serious feminism, though. It's fun, thoughtful and wildly entertaining as she and guests examine the books and culture that make chick-lit so special. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Acast. This is a podcast dedicated entirely to audiobooks. Hosts Brad and Britney — best pals for more than a decade — review the hottest new releases, interview narrators and authors and discuss industry news with all the energy and enthusiasm of two kids in a sweetshop. Which isn't to say they can't do serious.
They can. They're a joy to listen to. The thinking podcaster's podcast, this, from highbrow American magazine The National Review. Author, journalist and academic Pr. John J. Miller is ed by an array of esteemed literary experts to dive deep into literature's greatest classics, from the work of Evelyn WaughHerman Melville and James Joyce to Charles DickensShakespeare and more.
Listen on: Apple Podcasts Stitcher. Author and literature expert Jacke Wilson journeys through time to examine history's greatest literary moments and achievements, from dissecting the lives of our greatest authors to the writers who went to war to the Epic of Gilgamesh.
The perfect audio companion for anyone who cares where literature is, and where it has come from. The mission of this highly-engaging and informative podcast is to help readers 'improve [themselves] through literature'. In each episode, host Jon Menaster conducts an in-depth interview with a well-known author to understand not only what makes them tick, but how, and why, they wrote their books.
Listen on: Apple Podcasts Android Spotify. Host Jason Balmet re through classic Christian books as he delves into the minds of the most influential Christian writers throughout the course of history. With a new episode every day, five days a week, he breaks each reading session down to minute chunks to keep listeners engaged and on track. Listen on: Apple Podcast Google Play. This is one of the best storytelling podcasts around. Over the years it has been hosted by a glittering line of well-known actors, authors, and entertainers such as David Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Cynthia Nixon and Jane Kaczmarek.
Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google podcasts. The VINTAGE Podcast releases weekly and covers author interviews, book news and discussions on bookish subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to biography and poetry.
Expect conversations about heritage, beauty standards, money, queer culture and everything in between! Listen on: Apple Podcasts Acast Spotify. Backlisted, brought to you by Unbound, aims to give new life to old books. Regular presenters John Mitchinson and Andy Miller enter into a lively discussion with a guest to convince their listeners to read a book while arguing why it has stood the test of time. From Dickens and Jilly Cooper to the more obscure, in two years Backlisted has become one of the most popular book podcasts around.
Listen on: Apple Podcasts Soundcloud Overcast. The Guardian Books podcast is a weekly delve into the world of writing. Regular guests share the stories that have made a mark on them. them as they reminisce in a mash-up of good old fashioned storytelling and Desert Island Discs. This is a great podcast if you want to hear authors talk and present. The London Review Bookshop hosts live events and thankfully records them for your listening pleasure.
With over episodes, there are plenty to choose from including readings, debates and discussions. A weekly podcast focusing on culture and ideas by the Times Literary Supplement. Hosted by friends Carrie and Octavia, Literary Friction is a monthly conversational podcast. On each show, built around a theme, the hosts interview up-and-coming and more established authors.
There are lively discussions, personal recommendations and more…. This part series, from BBC Radio 4, tells the story of that story from both sides of the controversy in vivid and thrilling detail. Banging Book Club is the the result of three friends who read a book about sex and gender together, covering topics such as intersectional feminism to Aristotle and Dante.
This podcast has sadly now finished but there are still 47 episodes to wrap your ears around. The hosts dive into books they love, but most interestingly books they hate, too. them in an open and honest conversation where they digress and take tangents to discuss the latest happenings in lit.
Packed with relatable insights, Not Another Book Podcast is for listeners that like to keep up with trends. Featuring lessons from the greats in literature including Ted Hughes and Allen Ginsberg, listeners can learn everything from how to create characters to dealing with writers block. A weekly witty podcast that focuses on the romance genre. Host Sarah Wendell interviews everyone from bloggers to editors about swoon-worthy love stories.
Expect a distinct lack of seriousness that includes reviews, author appearances and the latest romantic recommendations. Black Chick Lit is a bi-monthly podcast that discusses books written by, and created for, Black women. This conversational podcast run by hosts Dani and Molli involves wine - and a lot of laughing. Listen on: Apple Podcast s Google Play. Hosts Eric and Kelly discuss everything from new releases to forgotten classics, on-screen adaptions and even current issues in the genre.
A podcast that takes itself a little less seriously, The Bad Book Reviews Podcast offers authors the opportunity to joke about their terrible reviews and while also taking on board the critiques. Listen on: Stitcher. Brought to you by the Metro NewspaperMetro Book Chat sees their regular bookish print section brought to life in podcast form. them as they chat through book news with the latest authors and bloggers in the world of publishing. World-class writers host Damian Barr where they read from their biggest and boldest works in front of a live audience in exciting locations.
There are exclusives and world premieres, the past line up has included Bret Easton Ellis and Jojo Moyes. A writer and mother of four herself, she knows the struggle of being too busy to read books. In each short episode, she interviews an author about their work, asking the questions readers have for their favourite books.
Listen on: Apple Podcasts Podbean. If you like drinking cocktails while listening to people chat about books, then this is the podcast for you. The effervescent duo Christopher Hermelin and Drew Broussard talk to well-known authors about reading, literature, publishing, and how to make it through your ever-growing stack of books you want to read, all while drinking a themed cocktail of their own de usually linked to the author in question.
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