Best Books and Writing podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Writing Excuses
Weekly
 
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
 
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 BookRiot.com
 
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.
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
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!
 
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
 
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.
 
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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.
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
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.
 
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.)
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast has been creating podcasts and audio productions since 2009! Each week, hosts Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey discuss a piece of weird fiction. Talented voice actors bring the text to life. Music and sound effects create atmosphere while occasional guest experts show up to make things classy. HPPodcraft is the gold standard in literary podcasting.
 
Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
 
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On Writing
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Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Past guests include Joyce Carol-Oates, E.L James, John Safran, and Charlotte Wood. Twitter @_on_writing
 
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After Words
Weekly
 
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
 
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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I Should Be Writing
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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
 
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to words@waywordradio.org or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
 
Interviews with authors and writers about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.
 
Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
 
“Lessons from the Screenplay” creator Michael Tucker and the LFTS team do deeper dives into the storytelling of individual movies and chat with the creatives behind those films.
 
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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.
 
The BAN Radio Literary Program aims to support the African American community and to show people, through the radio show, that African American writers are more than just a niche. We bring wonderful stories to the minds and imaginations of everyone! We have stories to tell, using our voice and our experiences, that cross all races and cultures. Join us on Monday and Wednesday Nights, 8-10 pm EST. BECOME A GUEST ON THE SHOW. Go here to sign up today: http://www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
A book on improving eloquence, proficiency and grammar in everyday communication. ‘How to Speak and Write Correctly’ is not a manual of the styles to use in speaking and writing, nor is it a manual for grammar. It is a simple, useful book for helping ordinary people in effective communication. It lays down and explains broad rules of communication, further giving useful tips for effective communication. The book also lists common mistakes in communication and offers suggestions on how best t ...
 
بارها پیش اومده که دلمون می‌خواد بشینیم یه گوشه‌ی دنج و ساکت و بدون دغدغه کتابی که دوست داریم رو بخونیم، خیلی وقتا هم پیش اومده که یه کتاب رو دیدیم و به نظرمون جالب اومده اما نویسنده‌اش رو نمی شناختیم یا مترجمشو و شک داشتیم بخریم یا نخریم. من سعی کردم با راه انداختن این سایت و پادکست یه کمی به این خواسته پاسخ بدم. EpitomeBooks جاییه برایِ شنیدنِ خلاصه‌ی کتاب‌هایی که می‌خونم و دوست دارم. من اینجا تلاش می‌کنم که هر دو-سه هفته یکبار متن خلاصه‌ی یک کتاب به همراه پادکست صوتی‌اش رو قرار بدم.
 
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Home Row
Monthly
 
Get inspired to write from some of today's best writers. Listen. Learn. And get to work! You won't learn how to get a book deal, write a best-seller, or quit your day job. But maybe, just maybe, you'll get the nudge you need to sit at your desk, chug your coffee, and write the blog, article, or book you've been thinking on for far too long. As Christians, our aim is to write in such a way that Jesus is made much of and the Church is encouraged to follow our risen Lord.
 
Welcome to the Curious About Screenwriting Network where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film and writing industry guests who share insights from their careers and how you can take your screenwriting skills to the next level.
 
Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a weekly conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers. Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers. The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author take ...
 
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Books and Nachos
Monthly
 
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.
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
There are a lot of online resources for starting a blog, building an email list, and getting a book published. This isn’t one of them. I want to ask deeper questions. How do you deal with insecurity as you write? How do you grow in the craft of writing Christian non-fiction? Where do the roles of pastor and writer intersect? How can you objectively evaluate your own writing? Join me as I interview pastors, authors, and writing experts in my own journey to better understand the calling and th ...
 
The Speakeasy Cafe's Sound of Ink open-mic poetry show airs every Thursday at 4pm west coast / 7 pm east coast time! Hosted by Nyla Alisia, this show offers non-stop poetic entertainment where it is all about YOU the POETS! The Speakeasy Cafe is an eclectic, supportive, passionate and inspiring place to come share your words, listen to other poets, inspire and be inspired! Poets write because they have something to say, Come take the mic and say it! You are always welcome at the Speakeasy Cafe!
 
Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian ho ...
 
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche A searing indictment of concepts like “truth” and “language” Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche is a deeply thought provoking book that forms one of the keystones of modern thought and politics. In this book, Nietzsche takes the position that our subservience to fixed perspectives that are forced on us by our language and our ideals make us incapable of perceiving reality. He propounds the theory that ideals are not fixed but change over ...
 
Author. Loves books and poetry. Day job is writing. Night job is writing. #NeverStopsWriting
 
Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and ...
 
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Eclectic Readers
Monthly
 
What is Eclectic Readers?We're a bookish podcast that reads a wide variety of books and discusses them. In our regular monthly episodes, we talk about what we're currently reading, a general bookish topic, and then discuss that month's book pick. We've set it up that way so that if you haven't read the book and don't want to be spoiled, or it's a book that you just aren't interested in (it happens, no shame!), you can still listen to the first half of the episode.We do announce the next mont ...
 
A wonderful coming together of two writers who wrote their books more than half a century apart. Neither of them had ever visited the remote islands they were writing about yet they provided inspiration for a couple of exciting adventure tales. In 1838, Edgar Allan Poe published The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It was the only complete novel published by the American author. It was the story of a young boy who stows away on board a whaling ship and it goes on to relate the ev ...
 
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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ROMANCE BOOK CHAT
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Romance Book Chat hosts Kym Roberts and Misty Dietz freaking love happily-ever-afters. Long-time friends with many published books between them, they’ve come up with several schemes, but this podcast racket may be their most daring project to date.Like you, they don’t have time to read blogs or spend hours on social media, so each episode is around 30 minutes. They wanna honor your time with all the feels, then send you on your way with a smile on your face. No negativity, no spoilers. Just ...
 
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Literary Disco
Monthly
 
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. https://www.literarydisco.com
 
Helping you share your story and take it out into the world!
 
Niece and aunt duo, Jessen Judice and (author) Juliette Cross, bond over their shared love of romance novels, and want to include fellow romance enthusiasts in on the conversation. We started this podcast as a big middle finger to the stigma associated with reading and loving romance novels. We love to fangirl about our favorite books, authors, and characters and are challenging people to think of romance novels as more than just "mommy porn" - though there's nothing wrong with a copious amo ...
 
New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga (I HUNT KILLERS) and publishing communications executive Morgan Baden discuss a range of related issues, from writing to parenthood.
 
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The Tolkien Heads
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Join us as we read through J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." Each week we work with a different chapter and explore various themes both in the novel and in our lives.
 
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Simple
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Conversations about living well and ignoring the rest — with author and host Tsh Oxenreider.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Devlin.
 
It’s a place and institution that holds memories for generations of Nebraskans. The University of Nebraska’s 150th years is celebrated in a new book, “Dear Old Nebraska U.” “All About Books” welcomes the author, Kim Hachiya to talk about how the University put the photo-rich book together.By netnebraska@gmail.com (NET Nebraska).
 
Episode 269 This week on the podcast, Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann comes back on the show to talk about his new film: Monster Party. We talk about the writing of the screenplay and how he was able to get the project funded and produced. The film is currently available on VOD and DVD.
 
Episode 268 This week on the podcast, I talk with Stephen Follows about his new report, Judging Screenplays By Their Coverage. The report covers their findings from analyzing over 12K screenplays and the coverage those screenplays received. In the interview we talk about some of his findings.
 
Episode 267 This week on the SYS Podcast filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo comes on to talk about her career working on set in the art department and how that lead her to writing and directing her own scripts, including her latest indie feature drama, All These Small Moments, which stars Molly Ringwald.…
 
Peter Balakian joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Theodore Roethke's poem "In a Dark Time" and his own poem "Eggplant." Balakian's latest book is "Ozone Journal," which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
 
For this episode we are accompanied by special guest Arwen, the Creator and Executive Director over at Middle-earth News! She tells us about the site, which is exactly what you would expect: a comprehensive source on all things LOTR in real time. Check it out! With Arwen’s assistance we work through this dense chapter, where we find examples of ...…
 
In this compilation episode, Authors Love Readers brings you more bonus interview conversation that didn't make it into previous episodes. (So little time, so much to talk about!) Host Patricia McLinn talks with podcast guest authors Jeff Carson, Rebecca Forster, R.J. Patterson, Jennifer Stevenson, Laura Durham, J.F. Penn, Melissa F. Miller and ...…
 
Beyond excited for this review because Lingus needs a whole hellavalot more love than it gets. It's one of our top three Zapata books and we are here to share the love. And yes, the title means exactly what you're thinking! Buckle up for this unconventional friends-to-lovers romance. Before we deep dive into their story, listen to a brief chit- ...…
 
Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with the comedian and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika and the cartoonist-author Martin Rowson. Ayesha chooses a novel from Italy: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Martin picks Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady, and Harriett's choice is In The Skin of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje.Producer: Eliza Lomas…
 
On this week’s show, we talk to AK Benjamin and Anthony Good about two very different takes on therapy, plus the most exciting books due in the next year. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod
 
John and Craig examine the final moment in movies, what they do and why they change so often. We also take on vaccines, corruption, and extreme weather in another installment of ‘How Would This be a Movie’ and follow up on important upcoming meetings for the WGA. Links: Aladdin in theaters May 24th! Chernobyl first episode on HBO May 6th. Unvac ...…
 
Listener Question: How should writers approach the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing options today? Is self-publishing a helpful alternative to traditional publishing in certain cases? Why or why not? A lot of people seem to be asking this. Would love to hear your thoughts. Sponsored By: Christian Standard Bible: Today's show is brough ...…
 
The journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about politics, the joy of library books, the joy of putting in brand new book shelves and some of her favourite books. Also Robin is annoyed Billy Wilder wasn't forced to make more films. Support the podcast and network and get things like extended editions of ...…
 
WSIRN often helps readers get out of their comfort zones, but today’s guest Mallory O’Meara is taking Anne out of hers. Her wheelhouse is everything bizarre, paranormal, and downright scary. But digging past the surface differences, Mallory and Anne have a lot in common, especially the desire to understand how an author DID that. Today they're ...…
 
Discover the 7 steps to retrain your brain to think of outcomes instead of all the things on your to-do list.
 
Reading a trailblazing second-wave feminist poet.
 
We bring back one of our favorite special guests, Lee Jessup, who shares her extensive knowledge about the business of screenwriting and Hollywood in yet another educational and insightful Wine Wednesday broadcast. Our gracious sponsors are of course Lee Jessup and her www.LeeJessup.com consulting services, and our Writer's Block wine sponsor, ...…
 
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British versus American spelling.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL |YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl |Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl |Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl |Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl |Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl |LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl |SPONSORS ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 overduepod@gmail.com (Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting).
 
A wingnut is a handy, stabilizing piece of hardware. So why is it a pejorative term for those of a certain political persuasion? Also, is there something wrong with the phrase "committed suicide"? Some say that the word "commit" is a painful reminder that, legally, suicide was once considered a criminal act. They've proposed a different term. F ...…
 
The editors discuss Ray Gonzalez’s poem “Body of Rags, International Bridge Between the US & Mexico” from the March 2019 issue of Poetry.
 
Boiling your story down to a pithy thematic principle can sometimes seem overly simplistic, but this is exactly what makes it a valuable tool.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Devlin.
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examines Russia's foreign policy and international goals. She's interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
 
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