Best Books and Writing podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Chandler Bolt from Self Publishing School teaches how to write a book, how to launch it, and use it to grow a 6-figure income. Gary Vaynerchuk, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, Lisa Nichols and Russell Brunson are just a few of the successful authors you'll learn from on this show. On this show you'll learn how to grow your income, authority & business with a book. Chandler reveals what it really takes to successfully launch a book, without the BS of traditional publishing.
Author. Loves books and poetry. Day job is writing. Night job is writing. #NeverStopsWriting
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
Let's nerd out on principles of persuasion in Psychology, compelling copy tips, and (the MAJOR focus in 2018) making you a #1 best selling published author on Amazon faster, easier, and cheaper than you thought possible. Join host Laura Petersen (a.k.a. @LaptopLaura) a tall Math and Psych teacher turned entrepreneur, best selling author, speaker, and superconnector. ~ Click subscribe to get a new show every Tuesday!
Audio Book Club
Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don't know where to start, then this podcast is for you.Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encourageme ...
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.)
Writing Excuses
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
Host and Creator, Dr. Sharon H. Porter, interviews authors of fiction and non-fiction books. She encourages anyone that is contemplating becoming a published author to go ahead and "Write The Book Now! You have something that is worth sharing!
Welcome to the Story & Promote podcast. Your place for getting your story out of your head & promoting the hell out of it with story tips, story/marketing topic, and book marketing resource.
Save the Cat!®
The Last Website on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
World Book Club
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
Reading Glasses
Do you love books? Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join hosts Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better on Reading Glasses! Reading Glasses is a podcast designed to help you get more out of your literary experiences. As professional creatives and mega-readers, Mallory and Brea are experts on integrating a love of reading into a busy lifestyle. Reading Glasses listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read pile ...
After Words
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
Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full bri ...
Club Book
The Book Club Rewritten
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired.
Get Booked
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
Book reviews and the writing life.
An occasional series of readings of ghost stories by a writer now better known for his social satire. Introduce and read by Richard Crowest
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.
Typehammer is a podcast for writers looking to use technology to power their writing. Hosts Mike Hale, Eric Michalsen and John Uhri are three software techies who have a passion for writing. Each week, they cover recent news, interesting reads, the craft of writing, and the latest in tech tools and tips.
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.
The Bookshelf is a program for dedicated readers and those who wished they read more. What are we reading, loving, being surprised or challenged by? What’s new and what have you missed?
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.
All the Books!
All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases.
Ed Gandia, co-author of the bestselling book, The Wealthy Freelancer, reveals how to propel your writing business to the six-figure level (or the part-time equivalent). In this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense podcast, you'll discover how to get better clients, earn more in less time, and bring more freedom and joy into your writing business. Ed will walk you through the practical, “doable” systems and strategies he has developed in his own writing business — the same systems he has taught his pr ...
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!
Home of the Alexandria Archives!Broadcasting @ 12 AM twice a month on Alexandria University student radio, the WHAU Signal!IA IA, Wendigos!
Books & Authors
Books and Authors is the podcast that brings you intelligent, candid conversations with today's leading authors We feature fiction and nonfiction.
Poem of the Day
Great classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
Odyssey is an intensive six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror held each summer on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures. For more information, visit
Book Hype
Book Hype is's official podcast for all things literature-related. Give your readers' eyes a rest and tune in for news, reviews, recommendations and (of course) banter as your hosts bring you the best of the book world.
The Literature of Crisis
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!
Podcast by Angelic Smith
This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts Jay W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read. Humor, serious talk, progressive inebriation, who could ask for more?
MashReads Podcast
Mashable's weekly podcast where we talk about what we're reading and what's happening in the book world. Hosted by: MJ Franklin, Aliza Weinberger and Peter Allen Clark.
Enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.Find out more at and
Serious about books...but not exactly serious.
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.
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.
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
A podcast for indie authors who are ready to learn book marketing, self-publish their books, and make a living with their writing. In this show, we interview successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets.
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.
You have reached Literary Hub's aural department. Because sometimes the words are better when they're out of your head. More at
The Poetry Translation Centre is dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Each week we bring you a new poem podcast from one of the world's greatest living poets, in both the original language and in English translation. To find out more about our work, please visit The Poetry Translation Centre is funded by Arts Council England.
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Your Hosts: Dan, Mary, Aliette, and Howard, with Kristie Claxton Kristie Claxton joined us at WXR 2017 to talk about reading outside of the spaces where we’re comfortable and familiar. Specifically, we focused on how to learn about people who are not you by reading stories by and about them. Credits: This episode was recorded by Bert Grimm, and ...…
We're not trapped in a maze with you, Who Moved My Cheese?—you're trapped in here with us! After some more or less satisfying mysteries, we're returning to the self-help / motivational genre, with 1998's mystifyingly world-conquering clip art for the soul extravaganza, supposedly based on a story previously immensely successful business-book wr ...…
A writer's jealousy doesn't have to be a bad thing. Learn how to harness this powerful emotional indicator to keep your writing on track.
This week, Liberty discusses a few great older books, including You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine. This week's episode was sponsored by Book Riot Insiders.
Karen Campbell’s hard work and love of the writers’ room has earned her writing and producing credits on everything from Dexter to Outlander.By (Pilar Alessandra).
SFF readers have more mature relationship views. It's science. And hey! We're still Hugo-nominated! Will we stay that way or become winners? Who can say? But we have other things to say, like what we think of Jade City by Fonda Lee.By (Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont).
Did you know that "wrack" is a word for seaweed? I didn't! Also, getting rid of adverbs usually improves your writing, but not always.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLTwitter: https://ww ...…
The sun's a-shining, the iced coffee's cold, and Simplify is back with season 4! Here's what's in store.Simplify season 4 launches on August 23rd with an episode featuring bestselling author, memoirist, and internet legend, Cheryl Strayed. This first episode is one of our favorites yet, but as you'll hear in the trailer, there's much more to co ...…
Brea and Mallory talk about trivia books and interview author and podcaster Andy McElfresh. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch - NEW T-SHIRTS! Links - Transit App Andy McElfresh The Edumacation B ...…
Time for Part 2 of my practice session! Let’s talk about CULTure and gaining fans. Don’t worry about the term “Cult” because our conversation is about connections, psychology and growing your brand. A few exciting highlights include: Podcast Movement 2018 Episode 105 with Kwame Christian In-group Bias Allison Melody of Food Heals Podcast Tee Pu ...…
Amanda and Jenn discuss light nonfiction, novels in verse, thrillers, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Temper by Nicky Drayden and Book Riot Insiders. Feedback: The Translator's Invisibility: A History of Translation by Lawrence Venuti The Translator by Nina Schuyler Questions: 1. I typically read fant ...…
In this episode of A Phone Call From Paul, Paul Holdengraber speaks with Sameen Rushdie about racist attitudes towards food, food as language and a means of connection, the senselessness of a divided world, and the Rushdie family’s Christmas traditions. For more, visit
This week’s poem is 'Harmony' by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf from Somalia/Somaliland. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Somali by Asha Lul. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support the work of the Poetry Translation Centre then please visit…
In the course of his long literary career, Samuel Johnson reviewed only one novel. Who was it by? None other than the "preposterously confident” Charlotte Lennox, a force in eighteenth-century prose and a model for Jane Austen – Min Wild tells us more; What happens if you ask a literary critic to watch top-grossing (pun intended) Hollywood come ...…
Recorded live at Latitude, it's a Book Shambles - Science Shambles crossover. Robin Ince hosts a discussion about The Magick of the Future, which is to say, what scientific discoveries and technological advancements are so incredible they seem like magic? Robin is joined by author John Higgs and scientists and broadcaster Dr Suzi Gage and Dr Lu ...…
“A sonnet,” said the poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “is a moment’s monument.” But who invented the sonnet? Who brought it to prominence? How has it changed over the years? And why does this form continue to be so compelling? In this episode of the History of Literature, we take a brief look at one of literature's most enduring forms, from its inv ...…
Marie is an editor turned author who used to work as an agent at a prestigious agency, and now she's sharing all the goodies with you. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: The podcast that got her back into writing as an adult Why you want to have subplots in your story and what they look like How to use subplots to make fuller char ...…
John and Craig pack this business-centric episode with big picture conversations about guild negotiations, changes to the Oscars, the Disney/Fox merger, the Paramount Consent Decree, and the tragedy that is being unable to stream The Flamingo Kid. Links: Scriptnotes is now on Spotify! The Austin Film Festival is coming up on October 25th! Chang ...…
I'm giving you a sneak peek into Part 1 of my Podcast Movement talk on persuasive language, what Albert Einstein said is the most beautiful thing we can experience, and how to incorporate mystery into your writing! How can Albert Einstein help you with your podcast, blog, book, or business? Listen and find out! Check out my PowerPoint for this ...…
Hear one of my favorite segments from a recent Stitcher Premium bonus episode. These are normally available for only Stitcher Premium subscribers, but we want you to see what you're missing! Subscribe to Grammar Girl at Stitcher Premium and use the code GRAMMAR for a free month to get ad-free episodes and bonus episodes as well as premium conte ...…
Finding a little downtime in her Arctic expedition, Morning Wood decides to shoot off a few postcards.
This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Severance, She Begat This, His Favorites, and more great books. This episode was sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Cherry by Nico Walker and Google Play.
We explore the unhealthy nature of modern life with Haig in Notes on a Nervous Planet, while Dalcher talks about her thriller Vox
In this extra mini-episode, John and Craig discuss John’s abortion article. We’ll be back with a normal episode on Tuesday. Links: My Abortion Story blog post
Instead of overcoming the disconnect authors often have with marketing, try creating a vision for how to sell your booksfrom a place of authenticity.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Amal, and Maurice How can we, as writers, best handle weighty matters? This is our year on character, so we’ll approach this with a focus on character creation, depiction, and dialog? This topic is, in and of itself, weighty. Credits: This episode was recorded by Andrew Twiss, and mastered by Alex Jackson…
Discussion & thoughts on Anne Bishop’s Daughter of the Blood. Also on whether or not sexual crimes/violence should be included in a book.
Comedian and actor D.L. Hughley shares his thoughts on race in America. He's interviewed by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
You need to understand the proportions of your story beats to create a foundation that truly resonates with readers and audiences.
Writer/producer Anthony Sparks talks about writing "what is and what could be” in his career and on the television drama Queen Sugar.By (Pilar Alessandra).
This week, Liberty discusses The First Rule of Punk, The Seventh Book of Wonders, and more great older books. This week's episode was sponsored by Book Riot Insiders.
I love to look for patterns. And recently I’ve been looking for patterns as I’ve talked with coaching clients and peers who’ve reached the six-figure income level. Through those conversations, some interesting patterns emerged. In this episode, I give you a peek into those patterns—because they’ll give you a good idea of what six-figure writers ...…
Kate Evans and Cassie McCullagh with crime writer Ann Cleeves, historian David Hunt, memoirist Vicki Laveau-Harvie and bookseller Jennifer Stephens - and a whole lot of revolutionary novels.
Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLTwitter: ...…
Brea and Mallory answer some behind the scene library questions with librarian Brazos Price! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Sponsor - Audible Or! Text “glasses” to 500-500 Links - Watch Brea’s mo ...…
Amanda and Jenn discuss novels about the Balkans, contemporary YA, really weird books, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Legendary by Stephanie Garber, and Megabat by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich. Questions 1. Hello Ladies! My friend and I are going on a trip to the Balka ...…
“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition,” said Alfred North Whitehead, “is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” We’ve all heard the name of Plato and his famous mentor Socrates, and most of us have encountered the dialogues, a literary-philosophical form he essentially invented. We know the t ...…
With Robin out of the country, and Josie on maternity leave, producer Trent Burton is taking up the hosting duties for a week. Which is appropriate as our guest for this Book Shambles Extra is author and journalist Mat Oxley. Mat is one of the world's leading motorcycle writers, and motorcycling racing is Trent's 'other world'. They chat about ...…
Our poem podcast this week is 'The North Wind Whips' by Victor Teran from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by David Shook and then in Zapotec by Victor himself. If you would like to support PTC, please visit:
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