Best Librarian podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
 
Join Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, as he talks about ideas, trends, and cool stuff for technologically minded librarians who are high tech and low budget! Occasionally, we'll dive into the art, literature, and media of cyberpunk.
 
Conversations & ruminations on the shifts taking place in K-12 librarianship & libraries.
 
The Goth Librarian Podcast is a weekly podcast covering true crime, oddities, urban legends, haunted places, and other dark peculiarities.
 
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Circulating Ideas
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the librarian interview podcast
 
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The Authority File
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The Authority File is a weekly program featuring in-depth conversations about contemporary trends, best practices, and case studies important to the academic community. Hosted by Bill Mickey, the Editorial Director at Choice, the show spotlights authors, publishers, librarians, researchers and other higher education luminaries.
 
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.
 
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Read it Forward
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Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by RIF editors Abbe and Emma. We sit down every week to chat about our favorite books, alongside authors and other special guests. We share what we’re reading, we ask authors what’s on their TBR pile and we give book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. We comb our shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.
 
Conan the Librarian takes you into his library for monthly updates on Obscure News, Entertainment, Books, Movies and Sports.
 
The original research-library rock'n'roll radio show! Broadcasting on WREK Atlanta, each show features an hour of music, interviews, and library talk united by a common theme.
 
Faith, books, and everything in-between...
 
A pop culture podcast hosted by a nerdy librarian featuring news on films, television, books, true crime, and libraries.
 
A life long geek and a school librarian bring their respective expertise to the mission of examining graphic novels and trade collections with female protagonists. Superheroes, teenage drama, space opera, all is on the table and up for discussion. Because kicking butt knows no gender restriction. Fire and Water Podcast Network presents a Council of Geeks Production.
 
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The Library Pros
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The Library Pros - A Librarian and a Library Information Technologist discussing libraries, technology and anything else that makes us smile!
 
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The Bibliodames
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We are the two librarians who work together in an urban high school in Fort Worth, TX. We want to focus on how we integrate technology into our everyday life in the library on top of all of our more traditional librarian duties. We will talk about all aspects of our lives in the library, including our successes and failures.
 
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Borrowed
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Brooklyn has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library. Every other week, “Borrowed” brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. We're talking to people starting businesses, finding their roots, playing Dungeons & Dragons, creating community—and of course, borrowing books! Brought to you by Brooklyn Public Library.
 
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Strange Country
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Welcome to Strange Country, a podcast devoted to bizarre, surreal and extraordinary stories that make America the weird place it is. Co-hosts Kelly and Beth are former newspaper reporters turned school librarians who have always had a soft spot for a good story--the stranger the better. Discover the first woman to survive a barrel ride over Niagara Falls and the man who invented “complex marriage” in one of the most successful utopian experiments. Things get weird pretty quickly around here.
 
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Tamara Tracer has a past she is hoping to hide. She is known as ‘Tracy Tanner’ to the residents of Hemlock, and they have no idea who she really is or what she has done. Their quiet librarian is, in fact, a woman with very incredible powers. Tamara's desire to keep her past locked away are challenged when an unwelcome stranger threatens Hemlock.
 
Storytelling is one of those things that makes us human. It takes many forms in many places and times but the need to record our story, to preserve the memory that we were here, and to hear the stories of others, this is universal. I'm a writer, a librarian, a mom, and a person in this world in search of how we tell our stories and how we hear the stories of others. Season 1: Flash Fiction. The sharing of minimalist literature, saying much with few words. May 2015-January 2018. Season 2: Boo ...
 
Seattle's own 'action figure librarian' and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary.
 
Speakeasily is the purveyor of fine comedy sketches, burlesque talk shows, exclusive event coverage, a paranormal detective radio show, podcasts, and live comedy. Their comedy sketches and podcasts stretch the boundaries between surreal and shtick, intellectual and gross-out, counterculture and trash culture.
 
A teenage girl, Annabelle, and her (librarian) mom, Karin, discuss books and their movie adaptations.
 
Storytelling is one of those things that makes us human. It takes many forms in many places and times but the need to record our story, to preserve the memory that we were here, and to hear the stories of others, this is universal. I'm a writer, a librarian, a mom, and a person in this world in search of how we tell our stories and how we hear the stories of others. Season 1: Flash Fiction. The sharing of minimalist literature, saying much with few words. May 2015-January 2018. Season 2: Boo ...
 
Tired of podcasts that sound like NPR and other boring talk radio? Kick those librarian wannabes off your phone and tune in to the top the dial at 107.7. Brad and Syd pay homage to FM radio rock jocks with their comedic opinions and loaded takes, and there's always a little classic rock mixed in. Hang on!
 
Podcast by Librarians: Nathan, Lindsey, Amanda, Molly, Kim, & Nate
 
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.
 
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Strange Country
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Welcome to Strange Country, a podcast devoted to bizarre, surreal and extraordinary stories that make America the weird place it is. Co-hosts Kelly and Beth are former newspaper reporters turned school librarians who have always had a soft spot for a good story--the stranger the better. Discover the first woman to survive a barrel ride over Niagara Falls and the man who invented “complex marriage” in one of the most successful utopian experiments. Things get weird pretty quickly around here.
 
2018 Nominee for Best Music Podcast! The Rock N Roll audio magazine featuring shows: Rock N Roll Archaeology, Rock n Roll Librarian, Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends, Vinyl Snob, Reel Rock, Muses & Stuff, & Deeper Digs in Rock. All things Rock N Roll. The Music. The People. The Culture. The Technology.
 
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Librarians Aloud
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'Librarians Aloud' is an independent podcast by librarians for library & information professionals or anyone interested in what it is information professionals do. Each episode features a guest from the information profession telling their origin story, sharing insight into their career path and discussing the future of information and knowledge sharing and discovery. The show is produced and presented by Laura Rooney Ferris and is presented by the Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) ...
 
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Tamara Tracer has a past she is hoping to hide. She is known as ‘Tracy Tanner’ to the residents of Hemlock, and they have no idea who she really is or what she has done. Their quiet librarian is, in fact, a woman with very incredible powers. Tamara's desire to keep her past locked away are challenged when an unwelcome stranger threatens Hemlock.
 
We are a book group podcast, looking at a new genre each week. We enjoy a beverage that matches the theme of the episode, we talk about some books we like with our Guest Hosts, and we share resources for finding more books. We work in a library system, and many of our guests work in libraries - so we have a lot of fun books to share! Grab a beverage, and let's start talking about books!
 
We are just having fun reviewing and discussing comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime/animation, music and movies that we have recently read, listened to or watched.
 
I chat to information professionals (Librarians) from all sectors about their careers so far, CPD, frustrations, achievements, and what they would do if I put them in charge of the profession for a day.
 
Just a couple of podcasting librarians, talking mostly about pop culture.
 
A fantasy novel first published in 1895, Lilith follows a young man on his inter-dimensional journey of spiritual discovery, as he acquaints himself with his family’s past and unearths a life-changing secret. Moreover, it deals with the introspection of its protagonist, as he is hurled into a mysterious setting where he encounters bizarre creatures that challenge the validity of his temporal values. Examining issues including the essence of life, wisdom, death, redemption, and salvation, the ...
 
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The Library Pros
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The Library Pros - A Librarian and a Library Information Technologist discussing libraries, technology and anything else that makes us smile!
 
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Lifelong Learning
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On Lifelong Learning, host Kate Nesi, frugal wife, mother, runner, and librarian, shares her experiences in the continuous pursuit of lifelong learning. Topics include frugal personal finance, family, marriage, making and creating, health and fitness, running, and continuing the growth mindset throughout life.
 
A podcast dedicated to discussing juvenile and young adult literature, both past and present, and youth library services.
 
A social satire, Main Street became a best-seller soon after its publication, fascinating readers with its biting humor and realistic portrayal of small-town communities. Published in 1920, the novel follows Carol Milford as she moves to a conventional small town, where she encounters its conceited residents characterized by their ignorance, hypocrisy, and smugness, while simultaneously being the target of their careless ridicule. Furthermore, the novel efficiently exemplifies the dividing l ...
 
Discussing Library, Technology and EC-12 Educational best practices.The podcast for those who dare to try without a piece of paper saying its okay.
 
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One More Page
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One More Page is a podcast for lovers of kids’ books. Whether you’re a kid, a librarian or just one of those people who never grew up…this is the podcast for you. Packed full of interviews, book reviews and industry gossip, not to mention the occasional fart joke, One More Page is your fortnightly foray into the world of children’s books.
 
Shelf Understanding is the podcast of the Bloomington (IL) Public Library. Join librarian/host Danny Rice as we host discussions, interviews, and ideas through the lens of a community.
 
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Worlds Awaiting
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Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 11 am EST/ 8 am PST.
 
Author and Librarian, Extraordinaire
 
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Tiny Book Club
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A podcast from the librarians at the Glenview Public Library
 
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Going on 50
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A podcast by KimBoo York, exploring the life of a woman a few years shy of 50 years old. Warning: SJW, feminist, queer, socialist, librarian, and eldergoth. Podcasts are not scripted. I have decided to settle on updating with new episodes every other week. Pls feel free to msg me w/ topic ideas/suggestions/questions. Thank you for listening!
 
Tune in as Amy Hermon tackles the issues and challenges school librarians face everyday.
 
Mysteries and Flavor is a Mommy and Son podcast starring a librarian and a preschooler who discuss topics such as favorite blankets, holiday treats and more. The topics seem mundane but with a preschooler you never know where the conversation will lead... Artwork by dibujantis.
 
2018 Nominee for Best Music Podcast! The Rock N Roll audio magazine featuring shows: Rock N Roll Archaeology, Rock n Roll Librarian, Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends, Vinyl Snob, Reel Rock, Muses & Stuff, & Deeper Digs in Rock. All things Rock N Roll. The Music. The People. The Culture. The Technology.
 
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In this episode, we celebrate the superheroes of any school - Teacher Librarians! Hear from three super passionate TL's about their roles, their initiatives, the importance of keeping school libraries, and some brilliant book recommendations. Meet Megan Daley of book blog Children's Book Daily fame, and hear more about her brand new book, Raisi ...…
 
What makes a place home? Frank follows a book rec from a listener and discovers a powerful memoir that makes him rethink the American dream. Gwen's book is a new fairytale retelling... sort of... that involves feudalism and magical gingerbread and... well, maybe you should just have a listen. Book Recommendations Heartland: A Memoir of Working ...…
 
Shelley and Christian dig deep into friend of the show Meredith Ochs' latest book, Aretha: The Queen of Soul - A Life in Photographs. Since the book is filled with photos, along with three essays by Ms. Ochs, we decide to play as many disparate songs by the Diva of divas to showcase just how amazing Aretha really was during her lifetime. Aretha ...…
 
In this mini episode, I explore 5 museums in the U.S. full of spooky delights.
 
E21 | Creating an Attitude of Skepticism- Jennifer LaGarde & Daren Hudgins, authors of Fact vs Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, talk about information/media literacy & the need for teachers, parents, and students to become skeptical consumers of information.
 
Kosh sits down with studio mate (their individual studios are literally next to each other) and legendary Mastering engineer Peter Doell! Renowned engineer Peter Doell’s experience spans a wide spectrum of musical genres, and includes an incredible variety of top artists, scoring hits for both indie and major label projects. Kosh and Peter disc ...…
 
What if your home sat on 22,000 tons of buried chemical waste? That was the reality of the roughly 1,000 residents of the Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, NY. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly use their chemaginations to take us back to the 1970s, the idyllic time when polluters could just dump whatever wherever. Theme music: Res ...…
 
What if your home sat on 22,000 tons of buried chemical waste? That was the reality of the roughly 1,000 residents of the Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, NY. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly use their chemaginations to take us back to the 1970s, the idyllic time when polluters could just dump whatever wherever. Theme music: Res ...…
 
Philanthropist, author, and self-proclaimed lover of stories Melinda Gates believes the key to societal health is investing in girls and women. She joined host Nancy Pearl at the opening of the 2019 American Library Association's Midwinter meeting on Jan. 25 in Seattle to discuss her new book, "The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes t ...…
 
Hell’s Bells: The Dangers Of Rock & Roll The greatest rock film podcast is back with an exploration of anti-rock films of the 80’s and 90’s. No need to worry about spoilers this time as we’ll be focused more on anti-rock sentiment and the effects it had on society. Can rock and roll and faith coexist? Will rock and roll lead to Satanism? Lots o ...…
 
Hell’s Bells: The Dangers Of Rock & Roll The greatest rock film podcast is back with an exploration of anti-rock films of the 80’s and 90’s. No need to worry about spoilers this time as we’ll be focused more on anti-rock sentiment and the effects it had on society. Can rock and roll and faith coexist? Will rock and roll lead to Satanism? Lots o ...…
 
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Thanks so much for listening with us all season, and for being part of this podcast book group! It has been great to read with you, talk about books, and share our beverages. If you have missed any of our genres, or Guest Hosts, or you just want to enjoy them again – our archive of three seasons of book group is available to you any time. But w ...…
 
Online search engines are basically universal, so questions at the library reference desk are changing. We follow the story of one question, “I want to know how I can be happy,” and learn about how libraries are keeping up with the needs of the community.
 
Book Bites are quick, five minute looks at a book from readers. Try a new book this week! Today’s book is Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World, by Neil Gaiman. Subscribe to our newsletter, our social media, and our podcasts to stay up to date on all kinds of great stuff! We serve 300+ libraries of all types, and are always ...…
 
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In this episode, Abbe talks about what she's been reading: Book club fave A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Then, she sits down with life guru Gretchen Rubin to discuss her latest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm, and how to declutter your life in order to feel better. Spoiler alert: you need to toss that orange lipstick you never wear. Finall ...…
 
Deeper Digs returns after clearing out a week to release Episode 17 of sister show Rock N Roll Archaeology This week Christian sits down with J. Marshall Craig, author of Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza. The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best. With Nick Menza behind the kit, Megadeth ...…
 
Deeper Digs returns after clearing out a week to release Episode 17 of sister show Rock N Roll Archaeology This week Christian sits down with J. Marshall Craig, author of Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza. The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best. With Nick Menza behind the kit, Megadeth ...…
 
Assistant Director Jen Barth and Children’s Librarian Laura Lintz are from the Henrietta Public Library in Henrietta, New York (just south of Rochester). Jen and Laura joined us via Google Hangouts and although we were having some WiFi issues on both ends, we had a great time talking about how libraries can brand themselves and how to push out ...…
 
Assistant Director Jen Barth and Children’s Librarian Laura Lintz are from the Henrietta Public Library in Henrietta, New York (just south of Rochester). Jen and Laura joined us via Google Hangouts and although we were having some WiFi issues on both ends, we had a great time talking about how libraries can brand themselves and how to push out ...…
 
Brian Gray spearheaded innovations in the Kelvin Smith Library’s approach to First Year Experience programming at Case Western Reserve University. Originally, librarians visited classrooms in a traditional outreach campaign, but with only ten librarians and between eighty and ninety 17-student “First” seminar sections, the library staff was qui ...…
 
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In this episode Logan and Richard check out one of Konami’s newest ways to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card game using Speed Duel Decks. This go around we look at Destiny Masters Speed Duel Decks. Each box contains 3 specific character duel decks. One is Yami Yugi themed, another is Ishizu Ishtar themed, and the third is Pegasus themed. The deck ...…
 
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Board Games and Picture Books (3:26) Life can get pretty busy. But every now and then there are a few moments to take a break and relax. What do you with that time? Do you read books? Play games? Or hang out with friends? How about creating a new board game with your friends? Today Rachel gets to talk to someone who did just that. Brian Calhoun ...…
 
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First broadcast April 19 2019. Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-19th-as-your-attorney-i-advise-you-again-to-drive-at-top-speed-episode-420/ "It'll be a miracle if we get to Las Vegas before you become a wild animal."
 
As with last month, Lis and Nathaniel are slightly behind on what's hot in theaters. But, hey, they get to it eventually.The TOUGH LIKE A GIRL Podcast is a Council of Geeks Production!Follow the TOUGH LIKE A GIRL Podcast: Subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/punch-like-a-girl/id1161149489 Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitt ...…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusse ...…
 
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Three librarians from Glenview Public Library discuss books
 
This week the Muses chat with Modern Muse and influencer Devyn Crimson! Devyn is a model, actress, fashion muse, writer, and dancer based out of Chicago. She also works as the social media manager for the legendary rock n roll groupie, Miss Pamela Des Barres’, fashion brand– GroupieU. We discuss Devyn’s love of fashion and music, her amazing yo ...…
 
This week the Muses chat with Modern Muse and influencer Devyn Crimson! Devyn is a model, actress, fashion muse, writer, and dancer based out of Chicago. She also works as the social media manager for the legendary rock n roll groupie, Miss Pamela Des Barres’, fashion brand– GroupieU. We discuss Devyn’s love of fashion and music, her amazing yo ...…
 
In Strange Country Ep. 89, co-hosts Beth and Kelly share their beauty secrets before candida auris takes over the planet and destroys us all. Might as well look good during the next pandemic, right? Here's what you can do: make your breasts look like pineapples, enamel your face, and slather on the spermaceti. Cook for 20 minutes, and viola! Ca ...…
 
In Strange Country Ep. 89, co-hosts Beth and Kelly share their beauty secrets before candida auris takes over the planet and destroys us all. Might as well look good during the next pandemic, right? Here's what you can do: make your breasts look like pineapples, enamel your face, and slather on the spermaceti. Cook for 20 minutes, and viola! Ca ...…
 
Welcome back everyone! We are so pleased you are joining us for the special, bonus episode of our podcast book group: Reading with Libraries! Check out our full shownotes page here! Who is joining us this week? We are happy to welcome returning Guest Host Ariel Kirst, from the Great River Regional Library System! If you have not tried a book ch ...…
 
It is day 3 of TLA and we are podcasting in our pjs! Join us as we talk about exciting TLA sessions, a few feel good moments, and all the things in between.
 
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