Best Books podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Riverhead Books
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We’re a publisher dedicated to extraordinary, ground-breaking, unique fiction and non-fiction writers and their work. Founded in 1994, Riverhead Books is now well established as a publisher of bestselling literary fiction and quality nonfiction. Throughout its history, Riverhead has been dedicated to publishing extraordinary groundbreaking, unique writers. Riverhead’s books and authors have won or been finalists for Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, National Book Critic Circle Awards, M ...
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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Books and Authors
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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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All the Books!
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All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases.
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
My name is Colin Sanders. I read books about history and I review them. Currently working through Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
 
Star Wars Beyond the Films is a podcast dedicated to the discussion of the books, comics, games, and Ponders that arise in Star Wars. Join hosts, Mark Hurliman and Nathan P. Butler as they ponder all things Star Wars; from Canon, to Legends, and BEYOND! Your Fandom lies Beyond the Films.
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.
 
All About Books is a weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE. Updated Thursdays.
 
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Spectator Books
Weekly
 
Literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith.
 
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The Great Books
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Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
 
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On Point: Books
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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.
 
The Book of Life features interviews with authors, illustrators, musicians, filmmakers, web creators, and others to bring you the backstory on the Jewish arts. Host: Heidi Rabinowitz Sponsor: Feldman Library at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida
 
On 2000 Books podcast, we interview today's top Business and self help authors and get the the most important actionable ideas from the world’s greatest books for ambitious entrepreneurs. We also summarize classic business books and self help books for entrepreneurs such as Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich, Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence people, Good to Great, Lean Startup, Zero to One, Never Eat Alone, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos. Some of the authors interviewed include David ...
 
This is the place for bibiophiles to meet and quiz their literary heroes. It’s a fun listen full of passionate young readers asking their favourite authors brilliantly insightful questions.
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
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So Many Damn Books
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A bookish podcast celebrating a love of reading, with literary cocktails, recommendations, and author-guests talking about their work and a book they love. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
 
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Books and Nachos
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On Books and Nachos you will find people just like yourself letting you know what to buy and what to skip on your next visit to the bookstore. From science fiction to horror to nonfiction, Books and Nachos covers it all with a modern pop-culture asthetic other book reviewers lack.
 
Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.
 
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Books & Authors
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Books and Authors is the podcast that brings you intelligent, candid conversations with today's leading authors We feature fiction and nonfiction.
 
A Writer's Life Podcast is not for you. Don't listen. You're going to absolutely hate it. For the love of God, man, look away. Stop reading this. Go...now. The literary world hates humorous approaches to their Kraft. That's right, Kraft. See what I did there? That's what we call metaphoric subversion. A term I just made up along with everything else I say on this horridly un-classy podcast. So if you know what's good for you, put "NPR" and "literature" in the podcast search field and listen ...
 
SB Sarah from SmartBitches and Jane from DearAuthor.com discuss romance novels, the folks who write them, and the folks who read them.
 
A podcast series from the LSE Review of Books blog lsereviewofbooks.com - the podcasts give listeners the opportunity to hear prolific authors and academics discuss the ideas behind their latest books.
 
Audio books news and articles.
 
The Hero Movie Podcast, hosted by Adam Portrais, Sean Keenan and Bruce Leslie, is a weekly podcast EXCLUSIVELY about superhero, comic book movies and television shows and relate everything back to Sylvester Stallone....really. So if you love comic books, movies and super nerd discussion- this is a show you can't miss.
 
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Eye on Books
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Interviews With Authors of New and Bestselling Books
 
A selection of transformative tips for spectacular speakers for simply powerful speech transformation
 
Good Books, Bad Beer and Witty Banter
 
✭✭✭✭✭ StoryCub™ - Video Picture Books™ - Bedtime or Anytime!℠EXCLUSIVE Storytime! Kids Video Stories - StoryCub™ has been recognized by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (scbwi) for its innovative approach to connecting authors and publishers with educators and families who live in today's mobile, on-demand environment. Loved by kids, trusted by parents, and applauded by educators, StoryCub™ delivers VIDEO versions of awesome children’s picture books. Each story is read ...
 
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Speaking of Books
Monthly
 
Exploring the World of Christian books - Regular reviews of Christian and primarily Orthodox books, both new and old.
 
Each week, the Savages get together to voice their opinions on comic books, movies, TV shows, and anything in the geek world! If you're a nerd, especially one who loves Marvel, DC, Star Wars or animal penises, listen in! -- Leave us a message at 413-728-2434 or email us@savagelandpodcast.com
 
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Cooking the Books
Weekly
 
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking the Books tackles a different money problem. Hosted by Frances Cook.
 
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Tea or Books?
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Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of books and reading.
 
The best comic book podcast around. A weekly show spent discussing comic books, fixing comic books, the industry, and being a comics fan.
 
Tales from Godric’s Hollow is 100% a passion project for Matt. He has been a long-time Harry Potter fan and loves to talk about all things related to Harry Potter. Shortly after meeting Josh, Matt learned that Josh had never read the books or seen the movies. This needed to change. So as Matt re-reads and re-watches the movies for the umpteenth time, he will guide (the muggle) Josh through his first journey to Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and beyond. Muggle, Witch, Wizard, Squib, or No-Maj we hope y ...
 
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Irish Times Books
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Podcast by Book Club Podcast
 
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VINTAGE BOOKS
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The Vintage Podcast is a monthly books podcast hosted by journalist Alex Clark with author interviews, book news and discussions on subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to sport, biography and poetry. It comes from the publishers of Jo Nesbo, Nigella Lawson, Irvine Welsh, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and more. #VintagePodcast
 
Books and Arts explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.
 
In which the CenterForLit staff embarks on a quest to discover the Great Ideas of literature in books of every description: ancient classics to fresh bestsellers; epic poems to bedtime stories. This podcast is a production of The Center for Literary Education and is a reading companion for teachers, homeschoolers, and readers of all stripes.
 
Literary Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek in written form. Each week hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson explore Star Trek books and comics and chat with authors.
 
Hosted on PodOmatic, free public domain audio books, presented in Chapters format. Material sourced from audioowl.com. The chapters format is suitable for iTunes, iPods and iPhones only.
 
Lively discussions about romance books, culture, and Tim Tams, between readers, academics, and bestselling authors. Find out about upcoming romance titles and remember old favourites. Discover how the romance genre reflects feminism, sexuality, morality, and culture. Happy endings are mandatory. Hosted by Kat Mayo and produced in Australia. bookthingo.com.au
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his b ...
 
Books and Ideas is hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an emergency physician who is best known for the highly regarded Brain Science Podcast. On Books and Ideas Dr. Campbell explores a wide range of topics ranging from science fiction to the philosophy of science. The show currently comes out on a semi-monthly basis and focuses on interviews.
 
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This week's guests answer a quickfire Q&A on their reading habits including what book do you remember being read to you as a child? Is there a book on your shelf that you love and no-one else does? Is there a book you have used to impress a potential partner? And the book you would love to step inside of……
 
John J. Miller is joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson of John Brown University to discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer.
 
This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss There There, Stalking God, The Great Believers, and more of their favorite books of 2018 so far. This episode was sponsored by Google Play, The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, and The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
 
Bryan Hill (Detective Comics, Postal, Batman and The Outsiders) returns to the show to discuss all the things he’s been working on in the past year, and also dole out wisdom like there’s no tomorrow. Be sure to listen, and don’t forget to subscribe for part two! -- Follow us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Leave us a message at 413-728-2434 or ...…
 
As the final volume of his autobiographical novel arrives in English, the Norwegian literary sensation discusses how the books have changed his life
 
Meet-cute; AI finds aliens; real X-Files; EU passes Copyright Directive, breaks internet; the Great Crypto Crash; Kimmel hates Bird; piling on Tesla; you own nothing; JPEG on the blockchain; Apple kills Fitbit; Trend Micro oops; rules of Cyberwar; mSpy, again. Show notes at http://gog.show/281 This episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is sponsored by ee ...…
 
This week the boys talk each have a top ten list of Heroes Who Need Movies in this special list show. Executive Producers: Sirish Panta, Jim Beverly, Robert M Barney, Micah Hunter (RocketFace), Matthew Schnapp, Maria Bruce, Alex Caudi, Tim Shifflet and Peter Pernice HeroMoviePodcast.com Buy Nerdspawn Genesis (Leslieverse Tales Book 1) Buy Our M ...…
 
The Muggle AND the Professor share our thoughts and predictions about how Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will end, just before we start Part 2 of the story! Matt - @AsAMatterOfMatt Josh - @TheNoyse Show - @TalesFromGH Email - TalesFromGodricsHollow@gmail.com Website - www.TalesFromGodricsHollow.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/talesfromgodric ...…
 
Lavinia Greenlaw on her new book In the City of Love's Dreams and Venezuelan literature.
 
Diplomatic Implausibility. At the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Worf traded his life as a Starfleet officer for a career as a Federation diplomat. While some aspects of that life are similar to the years he spent in service to Starfleet, there are many new challenges and attitudes to overcome. When a rebellion on a Klingon-controlled plane ...…
 
A unique ABC picture book to teach children how to read by familiarizing them with the letters of the alphabet. Each letter corresponds with names of favorite children's books. Author: Mrs. Cheryl E. Hill. Visit Us at: StoryCub.com Storytime that is both fun and educational,Your child will enjoy and learn from our onlineVideo Picture Books™ It’ ...…
 
Thurman the Turtle is the new green hero who inspires kids everywhere to take part in environmental cleanup and reducing their carbon footprints and learning to live green. Author: Artie Knapp Buy the book HERE. Visit Us at: StoryCub.com Storytime that is both fun and educational,Your child will enjoy and learn from our onlineVideo Picture Book ...…
 
Race, politics and patriotism. David Folkenflik is talking about the NFL with superfan and journalist Mark Leibovich. His new book is "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." We're also joined by Joshua E. Perry and Clarence Hill Jr.
 
This week, Liberty discusses a few great older books, including The Leavers. This week's episode was sponsored by Rule by Ellen Goodlett.
 
Amanda and I catch up now that Amanda has moved into her new apartment - and unpacked probably a thousand books. Then we talk about Amanda’s current adventure re-reading a series she’s not enjoying, but continuing to read. We discuss the ending of series we’ve started, why we tapped out, and why we sometimes keep reading despite our own prefere ...…
 
Amanda and I catch up now that Amanda has moved into her new apartment - and unpacked probably a thousand books. Then we talk about Amanda’s current adventure re-reading a series she’s not enjoying, but continuing to read. We discuss the ending of series we’ve started, why we tapped out, and why we sometimes keep reading despite our own prefere ...…
 
Amanda and I catch up now that Amanda has moved into her new apartment - and unpacked probably a thousand books. Then we talk about Amanda’s current adventure re-reading a series she’s not enjoying, but continuing to read. We discuss the ending of series we’ve started, why we tapped out, and why we sometimes keep reading despite our own prefere ...…
 
Michael Arceneaux joins co-hosts Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher to discuss the first collection of his writing, the critically heralded I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce. If ever a LARB podcast captured the texture of an author's writing, this may be it. After Michael opens the show, fittin ...…
 
Fireside follow-up; creepy TVs; Zuck ain't enough; Uber safety; Snapchat's slow steady decline; OCR is now AI; Adware removal tools spying; dangerous drones; drunk on a plane movie reviews; yes, the Orville; deleting your social media; feedback loop; crypto ball! Show notes at http://gog.show/280 This episode is brought to you by Privacy. For a ...…
 
In this week’s books podcast Sam talks to Helen Parr about her remarkable new book Our Boys: The Story of A Paratrooper, which blends memoir, social history and military history to tell the story of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War and what happened when they came home — or, as in the case of Parr’s 19-year-old uncle, didn’t. He ...…
 
John Boyne is one of a rare breed of authors who actually enjoy writing. He has written 11 adult novels - as in novels for adults, rather than the fruity kind. And 5 for young readers. His latest A Ladder To The Sky focuses on the life of an author who will stop at nothing for fame, adulation and respect. Shaun Usher is the writer and sole cust ...…
 
We break down the second Act of the very divisive "book", Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Show Notes: https://www.talesfromgodricshollow.com/episode-114/ Matt - @AsAMatterOfMatt Josh - @TheNoyse Show - @TalesFromGH Email - TalesFromGodricsHollow@gmail.com Website - www.TalesFromGodricsHollow.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/talesfromgodricsho ...…
 
Roz Dineen on the time-stained image of the artist-addict, The Recovering by Leslie Jamison, and whether “stories about getting better [can] ever be as compelling as stories about falling apart"; "David Foster Wallace would send me letters and I wouldn’t answer them. He would send works in progress with forlorn notes. 'You’re under no obligatio ...…
 
The unexpected beauty of a regular life told in rich language and in an unusual way. The novel, “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack.By netnebraska@gmail.com (NET Nebraska).
 
The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women's anger. Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book "Rage Becomes Her."
 
Paul Gallico and two World Wars – quite a mix! http://www.stuckinabook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Tea-or-Books-episode-64.mp3 In the first half of this episode, we look at the books of the World Wars – whether written at the time or later – and decide which we are more drawn to. Thanks to Faith for the suggestion! In the second half, we com ...…
 
How does your author business set the tone for your lifestyle? Do you need to make changes to your business plan to achieve the lifestyle of your dreams? Jim and Bryan ask everyone to stay safe during the approaching hurricane on the east coast. This week's Happy Book Reviews winner is Nadja Baer. Bryan thanks our featured Patrons: The Author's ...…
 
This episode was recorded September 9th, 2018. Brian and René dive into a “Like This? Try this!” episode where they discuss what comics to read after you’ve seen specific movies (and TV). Minor spoilers for the Netflix series’ Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist. Relevant Links/Information Brian – @Brianhead René – @Rodrigur29 Music provide ...…
 
Gracie is a doll who has won the snuggly arms and heart of Tasha. However, Emily-Nicole, the prettiest porcelain doll in Tasha's collection, will have none of it. What Tasha doesn't know is that when the lights go out, the doll wars begin. Author: Kimberly Dana Visit Us at: StoryCub.com Storytime that is both fun and educational,Your child will ...…
 
How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus http://po.st/AQxGsJ Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/vintagebooks Sign up to our bookish newsletter to hear all about our new releases, see exclusive extracts and win prizes: po.st/vintagenewsletter Music is Orbiting A Distant Planet by Quantum Jazz http://po.st/OrbitingADistant…
 
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's both the financial and practical aspects to buying the best car for you. Hosted by Frances Cook.Buying a car has so many different parts to it, you can easily forgive people getting confused.First, you need to decide what kind of c ...…
 
Christopher and Drew bring back the One Book, One New York episode for another go, this time reading the city's choice of Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach. They talk its pleasures, and diving costumes, and the possibilities of New York, as well as the genre of historical fiction, and their ideal choices for next year. And of course, they recomme ...…
 
We sit down with the one and only Kate Atkinson, author of modern classics including Life After Life and Behind the Scenes at the Museum, to talk about her latest time-bending novel
 
John J. Miller is joined by Karen Swallow Prior to discuss Shusaku Endo’s Silence.
 
This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Rage Becomes Her, Dactyl Hill Squad, and more great books. This episode was sponsored by Google Play, The Great American Read, and The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle.
 
A taster of our next pod featuring authors John Boyne and Shaun Usher
 
Reporters Josh Gerstein, Weijia Jiang and Aaron Blake join Meghna Chakrabarti to share what they're working on and watching for in the week ahead in Washington, around the nation and across the world.
 
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Learn the several times when it's OK to use notes Download Tim Wilson Professional Speech Coach Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.comBy wilsontctc@yahoo.com.
 
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