Best Writer podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi (Old Man's War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazi ...
 
The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance, hosted by Garrison Keillor.
 
The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, often, and well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast also interviews some of the most prolific writers in the world. Be inspired as they discuss their journey into writing, explore tips and tricks on the craft, and learn about the latest trends in publishing today.
 
Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.
 
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Longform
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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
The Jericho Network in association with Westwood One presents arguably the biggest box office sensation in the history of Mexico! A WWF, WCW, TNA and Lucha Underground superstar, head writer, producer for AAA promotion in Mexico, and power broker... Through it all, Konnan has always Kept It 100! While this has not always kept him endeared to management, it's one reason why he's garnered a huge worldwide following of fans who love hearing him spit the truth. "Not hatin, just statin." He ain't ...
 
A comedy storytelling podcast in which Rufus attempts to read everything that Howard wrote when he was a child, while Howard listens and feels increasingly ashamed.
 
Welcome to Become a Writer Today hosted by Bryan Collins from Ireland. Get practical advice about creativity, productivity, writing and lots more. Need help writing? Visit becomeawritertoday.com/join and I'll send you a free course.
 
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Writer Experience
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The #1 Writing Podcast featuring interviews with Writers for Netflix, Hulu, Star Wars, Marvel, & NYT Best Sellers. New episodes Weekly on iTunes & Soundcloud.
 
Midnight Writer News is a podcast and website hosted by Editor-in-Chief S.T. Patrick. Midnight Writer News challenges the mainstream historical and political establishment in search of truth. Many of today's best alternative writers, speakers, and researchers will join S.T. Patrick in this ongoing search for truth in alternative history, conspiracy theories, contrarian thought, and new theories on classic tales.
 
Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists, and only 40 top songs per genre at a time... this podcast is about the people who make them. Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan in association with Big Deal Music & Mega House Music. And The Writer Is... ™
 
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Plz Advise
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Writer and HelloGiggles.com co-founder Molly McAleer and her diverse roster of guests tear into listener voicemails, giving advice and exploring the underlying issues while laughing all the way. If you would like Molls to answer your question, call (323) 450-7408 and leave a message.
 
​Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work.The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth but humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature. Dani Vee your host is a Head Teacher English, podcaster, reader, writer and book enthusiast. Subscribe and listen now.
 
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Writer's Bone
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Author Daniel Ford and screenwriter Sean Tuohy discuss the craft of writing with best-selling authors, well known screenwriters, and comedians with the help of the most badass up-and-coming writers on the Internet.
 
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Harmontown
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Self destructive writer Dan Harmon claims he will one day found a colony of like-minded misfits. He’s appointed suit-clad gadabout Jeff Davis as his Comptroller and bearded dreamboat Spencer Crittenden as his Dungeon Master. It’s like a neurotic town hall meeting, often with alcohol and famous people.
 
Judd Zulgad is a former Minnesota Vikings beat writer, lifetime beer connoisseur and part-time sports conspiracy theorist. Phil Mackey is a former Minnesota Twins beat writer, full-time professional wrestling geek and unofficial ambassador for robot umpires. Ramie Makhlouf is a stand-up comedian and recovering Chicago sports fan. Find them daily, 4-6p, talking all things Minnesota sports (Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Gophers, Lynx) on SKOR North and SKORNorth.com.
 
Join Michael La Ronn as he documents his personal journey from nobody to bestselling science fiction & fantasy author. Eavesdrop on the secret life of a working writer who publishes 10-12 books per year.
 
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DIY MFA Radio
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Take your writing from average to awesome! Don’t waste any more time spinning your wheels or questioning your talent. Learn to write more, write better, write smarter. This podcast will give you tools and techniques so you can feel like a real writer, master the craft of fiction and finally finish that book you've always dreamed of writing.
 
Where writers talk about things that never happened to people who don't exist. Hosted by Mindy McGinnis.
 
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
 
Welcome to Writer Types, a thriller, crime and mystery fiction podcast hosted by Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden. Our two monthly episodes include author interviews, publishing insights from industry professionals, book reviews, convention reports, and more.
 
Creative Writing for the Timid
 
The Writer's Beard is a weekly literary podcast. Featuring reviews, author interviews, readings and discussion of all things literary.
 
Whether you're a seasoned author or beginning writer... Subscribe and tune into WritersLife.org radio to get the latest news, tips and resources needed to take your love of writing to the next level, get published or simply generate an income from. As a Writer's Life Radio listener you'll learn how to; - Get Published - Overcome Writer's Block - Self Publish (or find a major publisher) - Go from Beginner to Expert - Get Paid for Your Writing and Much, Much More! Every episode is filled with ...
 
PAPN is the unholy union of Bill Connelly, the inventor and proprietor of the S&P+ Analytics System, and senior writer Steven Godfrey, who probably, unfairly, hates your school. Together, through analysis and sourcing, they give listeners insight into college football’s biggest games, hires and trends.
 
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Seeing Red
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Talking St. Louis Cardinals baseball with two of the best in the business, longtime St. Louis sports journalist Bernie Miklasz and baseball writer and Deadspin founder Will Leitch.
 
Professional organizer and clutter coach, writer and speaker. I created this podcast to provide bite-sized, easy to implement ideas so you can get organized and decluttered and stay that way.
 
A weekly sports discussion from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), and a selection of interesting guests from around the sports world.
 
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A's Plus
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San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser interviews past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise. She also regularly talks with The Chronicle's national baseball writer, John Shea, about happenings around the league.
 
The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
 
The official podcast of Vince Russo, controversial former head writer of WWE/WCW/TNA! Now host of his own show at the RelmNetwork.com. The Brand, with unpredictable and fresh content including: interviews with superstars in sports and entertainment, episode by episode pro-wrestling reviews and much more!
 
Chat Noir Mystery and Suspense with Linda Kozar, The Wynner's Circle with Publicist Jeane Wynn, The Lena Nelson Dooley Show with Lena Nelson Dooley, The Geek Block-FightWrite.net with Carla Hoch, Historically Speaking with Angela Breidenbach, Publishing Laine with Editor Marji Laine Clubine of Write Integrity Press. The Bridge with Merilyn MarriottOur shows feature interviews with fiction and nonfiction authors in a variety of genres, as well as editors, illustrators and other industry profe ...
 
Writer and musician Mica Lemiski interviews women and non-binary artists about a range of topics (gender! politics! love! literature!) in a podcast best-suited to bitches, witches, and anyone who's ever been called "hysterical."
 
This is not the place for "perfect parents". This is a weekly look at parenting as it truly is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, completely full of surprises and very messy. Join Andrew Daddo, broadcaster, author of children's books and father of three, and Holly Wainwright, editor, writer and mother of two, as they unpack what parents are really talking about. From toddlers to teenagers, it's all the disasters and delights of parenting, made real.
 
Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness.
 
Brian Barney is an outdoor writer for Eastmans. He is an adventure bowhunter that spends over 100 days a year hunting our public lands. He has a wealth of knowledge hunting western big game and has a knack for harvesting huge mind blowing trophies.
 
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Mom Writes
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Two writer moms and a book coach meet each week for coffee and chat about writing and parenting. Follow along as veteran book coach Jennie Nash of Author Accelerator helps writer-moms Abby Mathews and Melanie Parish write a book from start to finish, along the way sharing the dirty laundry behind writing with kids.
 
This is a show dedicated to helping you become a better writer. Each week Story Grid Editors Jarie Bolander, Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, and Leslie Watts analyze a film from one of the 12 Story Grid content genres and discuss it using the Editor’s Six Core Questions as developed by Shawn Coyne or through the lens of another story principle.
 
Becoming a full-time writer can be overwhelming. Join J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon as they help you improve your craft and find your audience, so you too can become…a career author. This is The Career Author Podcast.
 
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Writer Mom Life
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A podcast for indie author moms, featuring and made by indie author moms. Writer Mom Life is a collaboration between the indie author moms Daphne James Huff and J.R. Frontera. Every other week Daphne interviews self-published moms who are defining success in ways that make sense for them and their Writer Mom Life. J.R. provides quick, actionable tips to help both those just starting out and those who may have a few books under their belt already. Sign up at https://www.writermomlife.com to g ...
 
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Vox's Worldly
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We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
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Selfie
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Let’s talk self-care. Sarah James, a lifestyle blogger and self-help aficionado, is joined by bestie Kristen Howerton, a writer and psychotherapist, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Why don’t I eat the way I should? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s the best way to deal with pubic hair? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Sarah are ta ...
 
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Looks Unfamiliar
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Writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington is joined by a series of guests for a bit of a chat about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever does. From Coming On Strong by Broken English and The Order Of The McVitie's Hobnob, to whichever TV programme it was that ended with footage of dandelion seeds being blown away, we're here to try and help, and to confirm that no, nobody else remembers them either.
 
The Short Ghost Story Collection contains ten classic spooky tales written by such master craftsmen as Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Saki among others. The stories range from haunted houses to reincarnation (as a predatory otter), ancient curses in which marble statues come alive and wreak a horrible revenge and a long narrative poem that describes a dialog between a ghost and a human being. This anthology features authors like Lewis Carroll and E Nesbit who are tradit ...
 
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Writer On The Road
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A bonus episode for my listeners! I was recently interviewed by my local radio station, and thought I would re-broadcast for you.
 
Ella Barnard is host of the Author Like a Boss podcast, owner of Author Boss Academy, and administrator of the Author Like a Boss FB Group. She’s also an author and publishing coach who loves helping creative people connect with their audiences and with each other. In this episode, Ryan and Ella explore what holds authors back from starting and ...…
 
In a rare interview segment on The Writer’s Well, Rachael and J. talk to the lovely and talented Caroline Donahue about tarot and how writers can use it in their storytelling. Caroline Donahue - https://carolinedonahue.com Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ ...…
 
On April 4-8, 2019 researchers and attendees gathered in the small town of Olney, IL to discuss "Political Assassinations of the 1960s." Professor David Denton, Ed Tatro, Walt Boyce and the staff of Olney Central College served as the gracious hosts for what was a spectacular weekend of research, presentations, brainstorming, and planning. This ...…
 
Do sometimes find you don't have enough time to write because you're spending hours on other parts of your business? Or perhaps you're earning a side-income from writing but you can't seem to take a profit, after expenses? I struggled with both of these problems. So I spoke to Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First: Transform Your Business fr ...…
 
Welcome back to another special edition of The Writer Files focused squarely on creativity and how to keep the creative juices flowing under duress. New York Times bestselling author, Austin Kleon, returned to talk about his journey, a wariness of technology, and his new book. "Writers aren't born, they are made." - Austin Kleon Austin Kleon ha ...…
 
Brian Silliman is an actor and a writer of plays including The Magic of Mrs. Crowling, also musicals, stories, and a book in progress. He's also a reporter and a writer for SYFY WIRE.https://twitter.com/BrianSillimanIntro with Kari Drake, Writer for Netflix's Lost in Space and Dark Crystal.
 
Another great episode filled with top crime writers including David Swinson with the conclusion of his Frank Marr series with the latest, Trigger. E.A. Aymar with his new novel, The Unrepentant. Michele W. Miller with her novel Widows-In-Law. Plus the Malmons stop by for a review. All music used by permission under the creative commons license. ...…
 
What happens when writing is hard? Meet AWC alumna Megan Blandford, author of 'I'm Fine (and other lies): Postnatal depression, motherhood and trying to actually be fine'. We share tips on how to cut mundane elements from your story. Plus, there are double passes to ‘The Chaperone’ up for grabs. Read the show notes. Email Valerie and Allison po ...…
 
Revenge of the Living-Dead Went-the-Wrong-Way Humanoid Mole People. 12-year-old Howard's epic fantasy adventure - starring God, Satan, Erick Jenkins, and a lot of Living-Dead Went-the-Wrong-Way Humanoid Mole People.
 
Writer Mom Life Episode 47: Lauren Ranalli and Transferable Skills >>get full show notes at writermomlife.com Lauren Ranalli is passionate about many things! Public health, diverse books for children, and writing her own children's books. One way to balance everything is applying the skills learned in one area to her other projects.…
 
This Wisconsin native is a five-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter. She is responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 25 million in sales worldwide. She has collaborated with Eminem on multiple albums with writing and producing credits on son ...…
 
Carla is a writer for Writer's Digest. Her book, Fight Write: How to Write Believable Fight Scenes releases in June 2019. She is a professional fight scene editor, consultant, and FightWriting teacher. She is the host of The Geek Block podcast on the Along Came a Writer network and as far as you know not working with cats in their evil plot to ...…
 
You’ve written your novel and now it’s time to narrate it. Renee Conoulty is the author of novels and flash fiction that contain elements of dance, romance, and/or military life in a variety of genre – chick lit, women’s fiction, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, children’s books. She also has a book on how to narrate… The post #153 How To ...…
 
Alix Ohlin has a very impressive resume. She completed her BA at Harvard, her MFA at the Michener's Center for Writers in Texas, and she's currently the Chair of the UBC Creative Writing Department. But beneath and beyond these accomplishments is someone who used to speak in antiquated pirate language, binge on Potato Smiles, and teach alongsid ...…
 
Welcome to episode 50 of The Worried Writer! I cannot believe it has been over four years since I started this podcast and, I must admit, I’m a little bit proud! Thank you somuch for listening and, if you’ve been listening for a while or have evertweeted about the show or sent me a message or asked a question or recommendedthe podcast to a frie ...…
 
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