Best Books podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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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
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
Hosted by actor/comedian Jason Deline it's like a book club with comedy albums. First Thursday of every month we listen to an agreed upon/curated comedy album, then we get together and talk about it! Fun, right?
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 for detailed show notes and more info.
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
By The Book
By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.Jolenta is a contributor to the BBC, WNYC, and Risk! She's also a Moth story slam winner. You've probably heard her funny stories on a podcast before. Kristen is a producer with Panoply and former co-host of ...
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 ...
Books and Authors
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.
The Great Books
Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
All the Books!
All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases.
Look at the Book
Look at the Book is John Piper's ongoing series of 8-12 minute videos to help you learn to read the Bible for yourself.
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.
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.
Interview with Philosophers about their New Books
Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.
It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
Murder Book
Wiretaps, witness interviews, court recordings and detective recollections piece together this true crime podcast hosted by best selling author Michael Connelly that explores real homicide cases not covered by mainstream media. Murder Book Podcast Season One is: The Tell-Tale Bullet. The podcast dives into a thirty-year-old Hollywood killing that tests the limits of the American criminal justice system.
Spectator Books
Literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith.
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.
Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.
Interviews with Psychologists about their New Books
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking the Books tackles a different money problem. Hosted by Frances Cook.
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with or without some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read.
LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Ingratitude’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. There’ll be something new every fortnight.
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of
So Many Damn Books
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
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books
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, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
On The Page
ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
Do you want to read more? Join our epic quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world… 3 books at a time.
Writing Excuses
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
Interview with Scholar of Judaism about their New Books
The Richard and Judy Book Club Podcast. Sit back, relax and get comfortable with Richard and Judy’s thoughts and exclusive interviews. Once you've had a listen why not join in the debate at and let us know what you think about the books.
An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.
An easy way to start an expositional study through a book of the Bible. Each week we'll update the feed with a new message so you can work through an entire book, verse-by-verse, with pastor-teacher John MacArthur.
Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.
A chapter by chapter podcast to help us Understand The Book of Mormon
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
Originally written for his young daughter Josephine, who died tragically aged six, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of short stories which were published separately in magazines before being compiled into a book. The stories are in the form of fables, where animals communicate and speak to each other as humans do and the purpose of each story was to convey a moral or message to the reader. Modern readers would be more familiar with the Disney animated version in which Mowgl ...
On Weiser Books Radio Hour, host Mike Conlon will be chatting with a variety of guests, spanning the entire spectrum of occult, esoteric, and speculative subjects – metaphysics and magick, astrology, tarot, and more!
Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
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Get Booked
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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk a major change to Amazon's pricing policy, an obvious but nonetheless interesting comment from George RR Martin, a library robot, the power and responsibility of tech platforms, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Lola Mem by Bethany Morrow The Great Courses Links discussed in this ep ...…
“A vibrant memoir of race, violence, family, and manhood . . . Jackson recognizes there is too much for one conventional form, and his various storytelling methods imbue the book with an unpredictable dexterity. It is sharp and unshrinking in depictions of his life, his relatives (blood kin and otherwise), and his Pacific Northwest hometown, wh ...…
The Atonement, the application of the Atonement, and overcoming the natural man. Go from reading to studying the scriptures with the Book of Mormon study guide at
It may not be that classic Audrey Hepburn joint, but Truman Capote's novella Breakfast at Tiffany's quite the fun, poignant portrait of a young socialite named Holiday Golightly. Join us for a morning feast of names, symbolism, and crimes - the three food groups!By (Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting).
Chapter 8 - An ice pick stabbing. Gang rehabilitation. A young child trapped in the neighborhoods of the Rollin 60's Crips. Pierre Romain finally takes the stand to explain the wounds on his arm, his history with LA gangs, and his language on the wiretaps. But will his stories draw enough sympathy from the jury to successfully defend his innoce ...…
Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Creative Penn Podcast. The first episode went live on 15 March 2009 and there are now 422 episodes with over 3.2 million downloads across 215 countries. In today's show, I reflect on the development of the podcast and my own creative journey. Podcasting is such a big industry now that there are lots of co ...…
Boiling your story down to a pithy thematic principle can sometimes seem overly simplistic, but this is exactly what makes it a valuable tool.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Margaret, and Howard When we say “without rules” we’re talking about stories whose magic is not held under logical scrutiny for the reader. There are lots of reasons why you might do this, and in this episode we’ll talk about not just about the why, but also the how. Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan ...…
Tournament of Books 2019 continues apace! We talk about the zigs and the zags of the opening round, and where we think that the zigs and zags will come next week. Zigs and zags! contribute! for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: music: Disaster Magic ( L ...…
Tournament of Books 2019 continues apace! We talk about the zigs and the zags of the opening round, and where we think that the zigs and zags will come next week. Zigs and zags! contribute! for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: music: Disaster Magic ( L ...…
Is that a parrot on your shoulder or are you just glad to see ... Pirate Latitudes, a supposed novel supposedly found in Michael Crichton's files, complete and entire, after his death? Slow-moving nautical action, a slow-motion rock-climbing heist with a basically super-powered team of what are over and over again described as not pirates, some ...…
US theatre and filmmaker Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam, Corrina, Corrina) was in town last week for the opening of Tony Award nominated musical Waitress for which she wrote the book based on the film of the same name. So Robin caught up with her for a Book Shambles Extra to chat about books that have inspired her, her differing experiences writing fo ...…
When we gain Christ, we get a right standing before God that depends upon Christ and not ourselves.
In this, the last interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy, we sit with Pat Thornton to discuss their Juno nominated album Chicken! as well as the adorable dog the album was named after. I mean look at that cutey on the cover! ​Come back in April when we'll be discussing Simply The Beth with with Grace Smith and Ryan Hughes als ...…
Co-hosts Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf talk with acclaimed author and master of the short story Deborah Eisenberg about Your Duck is My Duck, her new collection and her first since 2006. The free-wheeling discussion opens with the mystery of the silly, and selfish, sounding title; winds through a set of surprising reflections on inspiration, proce ...…
Ryan O’ Connell talks about writing on Will and Grace and Awkward and discusses his upcoming Netflix series Special, inspired by his experiences as a gay man navigating the world with cerebral palsy.By (Pilar Alessandra).
The fourth interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Mayce Galoni to discuss their Juno nominated album Awkwarder, what it was like recording an album and the experience of driving around Stanley Park with his partner for over ten hours. ​Tune in tomorrow for our conversation with Pat Thornton also while you're there ...…
This week, Liberty discusses a few great older books, including The Bonesetter's Daughter. This episode is sponsored by Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS or Apple Podcasts and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. Books discussed on the show: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter ...…
The suggestion for this guest came from EC Spurlock - thank you, thank you!Today I’m speaking with Arkady Martine, also known as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller. As Arkady Martine, she’s a science fiction and fantasy writer, and as Dr. Weller, she’s a Byzantine scholar, a narratologist, and also a city planner. There was a tense moment where I almost scr ...…
Link To All Other Sessions page Alcoholics And God’s Winter Step Series 2019 Marion W. takes us on a Journey Through The 12 Steps One Step per Week for 11 Weeks Tonight was Marion’s 10th Session of 12 Sessions
Rooted in common sense, Robert Reich explains what he believes is the common good and how it constitutes the very essence of our nation. The former Secretary of Commerce, political commentator, and college professor joined Roxanne to talk about his latest book The Common Good. Roxanne and Professor Reich had a far-ranging conversation that incl ...…
Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, taking him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds. The Patient Assassin shines a devastating light on one of the Raj's most horrific events, but reads like a taut thriller, an ...…
We review the final four books in our Mad March Tournament. Plus lots of great new award-winners and nominees to fill your to-read list and our continuing thoughts on our re-read of Harry Potter.By (Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont).
Amanda and Jenn discuss travel and adventure stories, Romeo + Juliet read-alikes, books in translation, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by, Nurx, and Dreamscape. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Feedback A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume Lady Hardcastle Series by ...…
Author JB Morrison, who you might know better as Jim Bob, frontman of Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, joins Robin and Josie in the studio this week. They talk about moving from songwriter to novel writer and his new memoir In the Shadow of My Former Self which is out very soon. Plus there's chat of Cormac McCarthy, Jean Rhys and Status Quo. ...…
Jessica Hardin's new book Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa (Rutgers University Press, 2018)explores how Pentecostal Christians manage chronic illness in ways that sheds light on health disparities and social suffering in Samoa, a place where rates of obesity and related cardiometabolic disorders have reached p ...…
The third interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Debra DiGiovanni to discuss their Juno nominated album Lady Jazz, the experience of recording an album and her life in Los Angeles.​Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out our last two i ...…
The ladies discuss the aftermath of living by Don Miguel Ruiz's New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements. Plus, they have a surprise announcement! We love hearing from you! Email us at, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook comm ...…
“What we often forget in the daily drumbeat of abuses by the dominant tech companies is our complicity in these abuses, and in the fundamental and unsettling ways the internet has changed every one of us.” As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enters its seventieth anniversary, Dave Eggers, in the 2018 PEN H. G. Wells lecture, argues tha ...…
Phil Baker guides us through the morbid, wistful and yet immensely charming world of the writer and illustrator Edward Gorey; Frances Wilson weighs the pleasures and pains of letter and email writing; Ian Sansom on the struggle to be funny Books Born To Be Posthumous: The eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, by Mark Dery What a ...…
A Midwestern girl who went to Washington and eventually the White House. Betty Ford stood out in an era of political wives for her willingness to speak openly on controversial political topics as well as her own health struggles. “All About Books” looks at a new biography of Betty Ford by Lisa McCub...…
In this week’s books podcast Sam is joined by Owen Matthews to talk about the man many have claimed was the greatest spy of the 20th century, Richard Sorge, the subject of Owen’s riveting new book An Impeccable Spy (reviewed in the new issue of The Spectator by Nicholas Shakespeare). Sorge (he’s pronounced 'zorgey', by the way — not, as I intro ...…
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How has the new copyright law impacted your decision to copyright (or not) your work? Jim and Bryan celebrate the thaw. Bryan is holding a “deep dive” into simplifying Amazon ads, click the link below to sign up. This week’s Happy Books Review Winner is Darren Sapp. Bryan thanks our Featured Patrons: The Unknown Devil, A Turn for the Worse, and ...…
What does it mean to consider trauma and media from the perspective of technology and not from that of the subject of trauma, the clinician or the witness? In Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), Amit Pinchevski carries out this thought experiment to great effect. By bringing media theory to bea ...…
What does it mean to consider trauma and media from the perspective of technology and not from that of the subject of trauma, the clinician or the witness? In Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), Amit Pinchevski carries out this thought experiment to great effect. By bringing media theory to bea ...…
The Indian caste system is an ancient, pervasive institution of social organization within the subcontinent – or is it? Join me as I speak with Dr. Prakash Shah (Reader in Culture and Law at the Queen Mary University of London, UK) about his co-edited work, Western Foundations of the Caste System(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Ranging from ancient ...…
Given its expanding multimedia presence in Asia and around the world for many years now, K-pop is a phenomenon that is hard to ignore. This “animal that thrives on excess,” as Suk-Young Kim puts it (p. 6) is more than just music, however, as it offers us a way of looking at a host of fascinating and important subjects in politics, economics, an ...…
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