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Best Great Books podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Great Books podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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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.
 
Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
A book launch can change the entire trajectory of someone's career. So what are the steps and secrets to a successful one? And how can a book be the gateway to a bigger and better career—and life? Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and TEDx speaker Anna David, this entertaining and practical podcast features interviews with bestselling authors and expert entrepreneurs on what they've done to launch their books—and what they might have done differently.
 
Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and ...
 
"I Found This Great Book" is a podcast and website dedicated to sharing books that I have found that I feel will be great reads. The podcast includes interviews with authors of all genres. I have fun talking with authors about their books and we dig into interesting things about the books, the author's background and what new books might be coming soon. You will also want to check out the website www.ifoundthisgreatbook.com because I will post reviews and news about other books I think are g ...
 
CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been ...
 
Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info: http://uktv.co.uk/astabinthedark
 
Each Tuesday, a broadcast focused on science, religion, and philosophy, based on the unifying concepts of The Urantia Book. Broadcasts begin 9:00 PM ET(worldtimezone.com for local start time). Co-hosted by Dr. Chris Halvorson, Andrea Barnes, Kermit Anderson, and Brad Garner. Artwork compliments of www.rassouli.com.
 
Two lovers of the Cosmere explore the universe created by Brandon Sanderson with biweekly episodes discussing the intricacies of this literary masterpiece. Episodes begin with background information on the Cosmere itself and develop to be more specific regarding each world/novel. We discuss the crossovers, magic systems, and characters in great detail. For fans of Sanderson, literature, epic stories, magic, and sexy podcast hosts. #AllSpoilers
 
Magnificent in its scale and scope, this monumental poem by the blind poet John Milton was the first epic conceived in the English language. It describes an omniscient, all powerful God, the Fall of Man, the Temptation in the Garden of Eden, the disgraced angel who later becomes known as Satan, the Angelic Wars fought by Archangels Michael and Raphael and the Son of God who is the real hero of this saga. The poet John Milton was more than sixty years old when he embarked on this immense work ...
 
Each week, freelance writer and lifelong bookworm Alli Hoff Kosik will challenge a guest to reread a literary throwback or to experience for the first time ever a book they may have missed as a kid. After that, they'll be asked to spill all the feels and all the opinions about that book on the air for your podcast-listening pleasure. Every Tuesday, you can find us breaking down an old school read from our tween and teen days on a new episode of the show. We'll cover everything from The Baby- ...
 
Bible Study with Rev. Barbara Crafton is a come-as-you-are, no-experience-necessary voyage through a great book. A gifted teacher, Rev. Crafton uses her extensive scholarship to offer a fresh, thought-provoking look at the Scriptures, bringing people and stories of the Bible to life. Unable to join our Sunday morning classes in person? Weekly classes are streamed live online at 10:00am at marblechurch.org.
 
Join Nate (Lost in Time and Space), The Man from Leng (Whisperer in Darkness), Innkeeper Vase Odin (Twisted Tentacle Inn), and Nathan (Arkham Central) for a Podcast about Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and other mythos games. Our Official Site: https://www.thegreatoldonesgaming.com/ Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/twAzPsg Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreatOldOneGame
 
On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
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This week Scott and Karl read Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger, the memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1. Printed in 1920, this book illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of a German soldier. "Ernst is a generous soul who can see the good in all things," accor…
 
I had a fantastic conversation with horror author and creator of the Night Light Podcast, Tonia Ransom. The Night Light podcast presents horror short fiction by black authors. We talk about how Tonia started her podcast, how readers who are new to horror fiction can begin to explore these stories and Tonia shares her writing process. A full transcr…
 
Adam Carolla is, well, Adam Carolla. The comedian, actor, radio personality, television host and NY Times best-selling author also hosts a podcast you might have heard of since it holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for most downloaded podcast. He was also the co-host of the long-running radio show Loveline, co-created The Man Show and …
 
I haven't the slightest doubt that the clash of race, caste and class did not retard but stimulated West Indian cricket. I am equally certain that in those years social and political passions, denied normal outlets, expressed themselves so fiercely in cricket (and other games) precisely because they were games. Here began my personal calvary. The B…
 
It’s another episode of “Lit, Period” and this time we’re talking about the Victorian Novel. Topics include how the novel’s form reflects the popular ideas of the period, the relationship between Gothic literature and Sherlock Holmes, and - of course - Mr. Dickens. To download the notes for today’s show, visit www.centerforlit.com/litperiod11. We l…
 
What to the Slave is the 4th of July: https://youtu.be/O0baE_CtU08?t=43 Brecht on the House UnAmemrican Committee: https://youtu.be/CjGOWGQwUMM How it Feels to Be Colored Me - read by members of the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters: https://youtu.be/poHu2t01how (Recorded October 2, 2003, at "Jumpin' at the Sun: Reassessing the Life and Work of …
 
The short story. Sad sister to the novel? Or pinnacle of the literary form? In this episode, Laura sets out to persuade Kate, self-professed short story sceptic, she’s got it all wrong. Since the Covid Crisis went global, Laura’s book club has been working their way through That Glimpse of Truth: 100 of the Finest Short Stories Ever Written selecte…
 
WoTSpoilers is a twice weekly book-club. You can join the conversations that make the podcast on Discord. Please remember, Seth and Patrick are two nerds in a basement who would rather be creating content full time, than working our 9-5s. You can help us create the content you love, and become full time podcast creators, by donating on Patreon…
 
526 Chapter 17 Join the Zoom Chats: Tuesday is 5am Eastern (for New Zealand and Australia & the UK) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thursday is 7pm Eastern: Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a conf…
 
In this special #UnsettlingCanadaDay episode, Colinda is in conversation with Anishinaabe educator Pam Agawa about asserting birthrights in a system whose ultimate goal is assimilation, and how that connects to educational practice. With special guest Nancy Rowe, they discuss colonialism and Indigenous truths as folks consider Canada Day celebratio…
 
This week's proverb comes from composer Gustav Mahler, who said that "tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. And if you like the show please leave a rating or a review wherever you get podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
Today's guest is Simran Jeet Singh, author of FAUJA SINGH KEEPS GOING. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon. The book shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to p…
 
Today I am talking about Zora Neale Hurston’s short story, “Black Death”. This story can be found in “The Complete Stories” and “Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick.” I believe that Zora wrote it in 1925. Now almost 100 years later, we can discover and enjoy these stories. In this story, Hurston uses her knowledge of black folklore and bla…
 
In Episode 16, Margo and Lindsey discuss the vicious quadruple murder committed by Michael Ballard, as detailed in Fatal Jealousy by Colin McEvoy and Lynn Olanoff. While Ballard’s murder of his girlfriend Denise Merhi, her father Dennis Marsh, her grandfather Alvin Marsh, and her neighbor Steven Zernhelt were shocking, increasing the horror is the …
 
Eric is joined by Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of novels like 99 Days, and recently, Rules for Being a Girl with Candace Bushnell, to talk favorite backlist titles and what it’s like working with a legend. This episode is sponsored by Humanity’s Gauntlet: The Archons Rise by Brian A. Sieteski. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, A…
 
Gain a new perspective on history and point of view as the Roundtablers analyze E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel Ragtime. The 1981 film based on the novel was directed by Miloš Forman from a screenplay by Michael Weller and Bo Goldman. Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Kim Kessler, or Leslie Watts—aims to get to the bottom of a speci…
 
Jay Abraham is the world's highest-paid marketing consultant, a proven business leader and top executive coach in the United States. As Founder and CEO of The Abraham Group, Inc., Jay has spent his entire career solving complex problems and fixing underperforming businesses. He has significantly increased the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients in …
 
The Supreme not only grows as the Creators and creatures of the evolving universes attain to Godlikeness, but this finite Deity also experiences growth as a result of the creature and Creator mastery of the finite possibilities of the grand universe. The motion of the Supreme is twofold: intensively toward Paradise and Deity and extensively toward …
 
Defending Jacob creator and executive producer Mark Bomback discusses finding the right balance of thriller elements and domestic drama in the show, his work on the critically acclaimed Planet of the Apes film, his advice to writers just starting out, and much more. Starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, Defending Jacob is based on the 2012 nov…
 
The Morning Show showrunner Kerry Ehrin discusses her approach to writing complicated characters, her experiences working on shows like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Moonlighting, her advice to young writers, and much more. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell, the show is a behind the scenes look at the challenges …
 
Brooke and Tyler discuss Words of Radiance in the first part of their ReRead. Includes the Prologue, Parts 1-3, and Interludes 1 & 2. We dive deep into our favorite moments from the first half of the book and crank out theory after theory as the mysteries of Roshar begin to unravel. #AllSpoilers Shallan and the Santhid by /u/solarpines Original mus…
 
Welcome to our 20 for 2020 Reading Challenge Check-In episode! Before we dig into the content, Angelina announces Thomas’ next webinar coming up this summer, “The Fable: From Aesop to Brer Rabbit.” Sign up at HouseofHumaneLetters.com to find out when registration opens! After a brief discussion on the merits of reading fiction, our hosts begin list…
 
Semirhage and Mesaana meet with Graendal and Demandred to relay and discuss the new message from the Great Lord, although Sammael has been manipulated into avoiding the meeting by Graendal. The message of course is the infamous “Let the Lord of Chaos Rule” order. Osan'gar and Aran'gar have been resurrected in an extremely uncomfortable way. Shaidar…
 
Episode 2 – Reading out of your culture zone! Hosted by Beth, Freya and Adrian from Essex Library Services, with a guest appearance from author Louise Hare. Hello and welcome to episode 2 of The Only Way is Reading, a podcast brought to you by Essex Library Services. In today’s episode we are discussing our first book bingo challenge, hearing from …
 
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: a zoom call and a buddy read Current Reads: apocalyptic, scary, ho-hum, heartwarming, icky, and revealing. We’ve got a bit of everything! Deep Dive: the anti-book twin or… the EVIL book twin! Book Presses: a historical fiction novel with broad appeal and a favorite mystery series As per us…
 
Today's guest is Andrea Bartz, a Brooklyn-based journalist and author of the suspense thrillers THE LOST NIGHT and THE HERD. Oprah Magazine raves that “Andrea Bartz breathes new life into the psychological thriller by setting her novels in bitingly modern settings. Her first book, THE LOST NIGHT, is set in Williamsburg’s party scene. THE HERD is a …
 
Author Lara Prescott joins Jacke to talk about her novel The Secrets We Kept, which is based on the incredible but true story of the CIA's efforts to use a novel (Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago) as part of its Cold War battle against the Soviet Union. LARA PRESCOTT is the author of The Secrets We Kept, an instant New York Times bestseller and a H…
 
James Swallow is the internationally bestselling author of the Marc Dane thrillers, and he takes us through his remarkable career, which takes in Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and a BAFTA nomination. His passion for working in tie-in fiction and his own original work is infectious, and he tells why always pushing himself out […] The post EP278: …
 
Book Talk @6:00 Twitter thread—ADHD & memory storage Join the Zoom Chats: Tuesday is 5am Eastern (for New Zealand and Australia & the UK) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thursday is 7pm Eastern: Register in advance for this meeting: Afte…
 
Why are modern debates on morality so shrill? This week, Scott and Karl read After Virtue, a book on moral philosophy by Alasdair MacIntyre. Published in 1981, MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue and diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life. In Karl's words, "Ethical conversations ar…
 
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