Best #literature podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.
 
Entitled Opinions is a literary talk show on Stanford University Radio, KZSU, in which Professor Robert Harrison interviews guests about issues that range from literature and philosophy to politics and sports.
 
Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature.
 
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Literary Disco
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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. https://www.literarydisco.com
 
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EnglishReadings
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Microlectures and readings from English literature; by Michael Blackburn, writer, poet, retired lecturer.A traditional approach to the appreciation of literature. English Readings comprises two strands. The first is brief lectures/podcasts on specific texts or authors which may, I hope, prove of some interest to students and those with a love of English literature; the second is short readings of extracts from texts that may not be so well-known but which deserve a wider readership. These po ...
 
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Smarty Pants
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Tune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. A podcast from The American Scholar magazine. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.
 
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Front Row
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Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
 
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Oh No! Lit Class
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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.
 
The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
 
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works ...
 
A weekly podcast about young adult literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between.
 
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.
 
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So Many Damn Books
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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
 
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The Same Page
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Put simply, The Same Page is a podcast that allows you to expose your family in five minutes or less to Scripture, Poetry, Shakespeare and Historical Facts. It is also allows you to bring great classic literature to your family in an easy to consume format- audiobooks! We have taken all the work out of it for you so that you can simply enjoy these works with your family. On a deeper level The Same Page is meant to bring families together to memorize great works and listen to great literature ...
 
Anyone who has ever been on a package tour with a group of strangers who soon become friends, and passed time swapping stories with them, would instantly identify with this timeless classic of English literature. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer recounts twenty different stories recounted by a diverse group of pilgrims who gather at The Tabard Inn in Southwark, near London, before setting out for the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. The Host of the inn proposes that they entert ...
 
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REBEL Cast
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Rational Evidence-Based Evaluation of Literature
 
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Thug Notes: Get Lit
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Literary OG Sparky Sweets, PhD counts down the greatest works in the lit game with a fresh perspective – blending top-shelf literature with street certified insights. From the greatest playas to the worst baby mamas, this series features classic literature with an original gangster spin.
 
What's out in print, just in case you miss the popular weekly feature!
 
Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.
 
A Podcast on Chinese Literature
 
A podcast covering Anglophone literature from ancient times to the present.
 
Most music but also: A show with in depth coverage of award nominated films and literature. Then we balance that out by also talking about comic book movies and Star Wars. Then we contrast all that with drinking and talking about music
 
Two girls discussing the world of books
 
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Lit Literature
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Literature discussion done right! The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have gotten together to discuss books, literature, and movies with our favorite wine, beer, ale, rum, and general shenanigans.
 
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Ditch Diggers
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Ditch Diggers: Because writing is sometimes a blue collar job
 
​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.
 
Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them.
 
From emerging writers to international successes, the National Library of Australia’s Arts and Literature Talks take you into the minds and reveal the creative processes of some of the world’s best writers.
 
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Saga Thing
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Discover what Vikings did when they were at home in this fun medieval history and literature podcast about the Icelandic sagas. Hosted by two medieval literature professors with beards.
 
A regular podcast presented by Vikki Reilly and Kristian Kerr of Birlinn Ltd. Travelling the highways and byways of Scottish literature.
 
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The Left Page
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A podcast about Literature and Leftism! Understanding literary works, themes, authors and more from a Left perspective!
 
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CAL Chat
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Podcast where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon & Alateen literature & how it has improved our lives.
 
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Tel Aviv Review
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Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.
 
Interviews with Writers about their New Books
 
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Overdue
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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 murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
Regarded as the pride and joy of American literature, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a picturesque novel depicting Huck’s epic journey from boyhood to manhood and the struggles he must face living in a corrupt society. The novel serves as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, another famous work by Mark Twain. The plot unfolds in several locations sometime before the Civil War. The book opens with a description of Huck’s new life as he undergoes a process of “civilization” while l ...
 
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LitHouse podcast
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LitHouse is the English language podcast from the House of Literature (litteraturhuset) in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers.
 
The Three Percent Podcast is a weekly(ish) conversation about new books, the publishing scene, international literature in translation, and many other random rants and raves. Chad W. Post of Open Letter Books and Tom Roberge of New Directions and Albertine Bookstore keep things irreverent, informed, and funny in a podcast that'll keep you up to date on the international literary and publishing worlds. Maybe. (Presented by Three Percent @ the University of Rochester.)
 
The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance, hosted by Garrison Keillor.
 
Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.
 
FBoL is a weekly comedy podcast about books, literature, and pop culture. Accur-ish and aiming to make you laugh, we're saying what you wish you could say in high school English. From spotlighting poet Lord Byron– the ultimate FBoL– to discussing writers, love interests, gods, monsters and fans, we're dissecting all the FBoLs you love to hate and hate to love. Hosted by writer, Emily Edwards.
 
Three Christians, teachers, and intellectuals gather digitally to hold forth on literature, theology, philosophy, and other things human beings do well. Taking the question at hand utterly seriously and ourselves not at all, the Christian Humanists attempt to record weekly during the school year and take on some interesting questions. Our website, should you wish to visit us, is http://www.christianhumanist.org, and our email is thechristianhumanist@gmail.com.
 
Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
 
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. H ...
 
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don't just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well. This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn't be discouraged to try reading War and Peace. ...
 
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The Endless Knot
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Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
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Literally Literary
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Readings from literature, dissected, debased, & defended.
 
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s Arabic language education, Carchemish as his preparation for the Arab revolt against the Turks, and the young Lawrence in his element.
 
Madeline Miller's Circe is a great chaser for Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey, and it's an excellent exploration of a mythological character who has often been maligned. Miller's Circe is modern but also instantly recognizable and easy to reconcile with her classical depictions.By Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting.
 
It was on this day in 1873 that Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent for the pants that came to be known as blue jeans.By Prairie Home Productions.
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Check out Cody Goodfellow Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up ...…
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up to a Women's 10.5 / Men's ...…
 
Mustafa Akyol believes that it is high time for Islam to undergo liberalizing reforms and he knows just the person to do it: Mustafa Akyol. In two books, Islam Without Extremes, and The Islamic Jesus, along with regular New York Times columns, Akyol articulates an emerging school of liberal Islamic thought and practice. This season of the Tel A ...…
 
A very special episode for our frequent listeners. Your three favorites guests are back: Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama), Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso), and Amanda Timpson (@amandarin) join host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) in studio to drag all the fuckbois of Game Of Thrones into the spotlight. The first question being, of course: were th ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Geoffrey Chaucer.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Christopher Morley.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Dante Alighieri.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leo Tolstoy.
 
It’s the birthday of civil rights leader Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925. His autobiography was almost finished when he was assassinated in 1965.By Prairie Home Productions.
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up to a Women's 10.5 / Men's ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Geoffrey Chaucer.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Christopher Morley.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Dante Alighieri.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leo Tolstoy.
 
Welcome to the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! This is new a monthly bonus episode series where host Tyler Bell goes into detail about the month's random horror and literature recommendations. It's not required listening to understand the podcast, just a little bonus we're throwing in to thank you for all your support! Support us on Pa ...…
 
On this day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte became emperor of France. Beethoven, who had drafted a symphony in Bonaparte’s honor, changed his mind and tore the score in half.By Prairie Home Productions.
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up to a Women's 10.5 / Men's ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Geoffrey Chaucer.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Christopher Morley.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Dante Alighieri.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leo Tolstoy.
 
We spoke to Carly Silver, an editor and a writer on ancient history and horse racing, about how she connects the past to contemporary issues, the intriguing stories in curse tablets in Roman Britain, murder mysteries set in the ancient world, romance novels, breeding programs for American Thoroughbreds, and more! Carly’s website Carly’s article ...…
 
News from the Cannes Film Festival, including the premieres of Elton John biopic Rocketman and Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You. With film critic Jason Solomons. David Chipperfield pays tribute to fellow architect I.M Pei, famous for his iconic designs such as the Louvre pyramid, who has died aged 102. Scottish crime writer Denise Mina on Convic ...…
 
The prevailing view on how we think is that we use language: through writing our thoughts down, or debating them with friends, or reading other people’s words in books. But might there be some concepts, some feelings, some images, that are beyond words? After all, what’s the point of visual art or design or classical music if they don’t have me ...…
 
A video from the summerhouse (instead of a podcast) - this brief extract is from The South Country by Edward Thomas (centenary edition of the volume issued by Little Toller Books in 2009).For more on Edward Thomas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Thomas_(poet)If you have enjoyed this podcast or others on my channel please consider showing ...…
 
This week we took a quiz on Epic Reads to see if we would survive our own fairy tale adventure! To see if you would survive, follow the link below. Epic Reads Quiz Instagram: literaturepodcast Twitter: literaturepod18 Mich's Blog: abibliophilesbookblog.comBy LITerature Podcast.
 
A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran.Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very ...…
 
SM Matthews discusses his important novel The Skinny Girl, a novel inspired by a true story about a woman suffering domestic violence. Through a series of diary entries, SM Matthews tells this fictionalised story to tell her story but to create awareness for domestic violence.This episode may act as a trigger from some listeners. If you, or you ...…
 
We're almost at the end of our long journey, but before we wrap up with Book 24 and our closing thoughts, we took some time to sit down with Emily Wilson and chat about her wonderful translation of Homer's Odyssey. Among other topics, we talked with her about her process, Telemachus' entertaining whining, and why all these boys are oiling thems ...…
 
The Supreme Court ruled that school segregation violated the Fourteenth Amendment on this date in 1954, overturning the precedent that had been set with Plessy v. Ferguson.By Prairie Home Productions.
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up to a Women's 10.5 / Men's ...…
 
National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas on Robert Caro's The Power Broker, her political awakening, and the power of knowing. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes, the Bunnicula series, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Mark Twain.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Geoffrey Chaucer.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Christopher Morley.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Dante Alighieri.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leo Tolstoy.
 
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The actor Stephen Graham originally made his mark as the racist skinhead Combo in Shane Meadows’s 2006 film This Is England. The actor and director have teamed up again for a new 4-part Channel 4 drama The Virtues, in which he plays a troubled alcoholic trying to get over the trauma of his childhood. The actor discusses making the show, as well ...…
 
Eusebius asked his listeners why they read and got a beautiful and surprising range of responsesBy The Eusebius McKaiser Show.
 
Gwen and Frank tackle one book that feels comforting and homey; one that's distinctly unsettling; and one that's somewhere in between. Plus: A stranger on the train helps us deconstruct the genius of J-Patt. Book Recommendations Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg The Farm by Joanne Ramos Belonging: A German Reckons with History ...…
 
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder why we keep talking about Star Wars as we recount Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed classic, The Remains of The Day, the most frustratingly captivating novel about a butler who does not have sex. We revisit being Too British For Feelings, give up on our jazz dreams, and remember that we're all complicit in war c ...…
 
It’s the birthday of Liberace (1919), who replied to his critics, “Thank you for your very amusing review. After reading it, in fact, my brother George and I laughed all the way to the bank.”By Prairie Home Productions.
 
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