Best Literary podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Literary Disco
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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. https://www.literarydisco.com
 
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The Literary Salon
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Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamourous locations. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host. Don't worry it's not a book club - there's no homework. Salon Selective! Produced by Russell Finch.
 
If you like curling up in front of a roaring fire with nice leather-bound 1st edition podcast, then join us on Literary Loitering as we explore the stranger side of culture and the arts, talk about books, find new ways to use old insults, and sometimes even have the odd quiz!
 
Literary Speaking connects writers with the publishing industry by featuring conversations with best selling authors, literary agents, publishers and publicity firms. How do I establish a writing practice? Find an agent? Get published? Build a platform?Discover tips and tricks to build your writing practice and release your story out into the world.Join me as I interview expert guests as they share their experiences as published authors and industry professionals to inspire and infuse your w ...
 
Like Literally Literary is a weekly podcast and monthly book club hosted by Alexa Pereira.
 
En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, cryptography, codes, language and the law, linguistic crime, undeciphered languages, and more, from past to present. Credits, links, podcast transcripts and more in the Case Notes: wp.lancs.ac.uk/enclair
 
Welcome to Anomaly Literary Journal's podcast. We do one podcast for each issue and some random chats when we find the time!
 
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Literary Atlanta
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Atlanta is one of the most literate cities in the US. Home to many famous writers and a required stop on every author's book tour. Literary Atlanta is the advance guard of the Atlanta lit scene, bringing you all the news and interviews, too. If you love stories and you live in Atlanta, this is the only podcast you ever need to listen to.
 
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This podcast is a small experiment where I scruitinize popular music and conventions such as fashion, internet memes and anything else the greater population might consider being 'lit'.
 
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Lit & Bruised
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Lit & Bruised is an Atlanta literary podcast featuring interviews by local writers, audio archives of live readings, and a calendar of Atlanta literary events.
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, qu ...
 
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement. 740124
 
Asymptote is a global journal dedicated to literary translation, created by a team of writers and translators from over 25 different countries. In our new podcast, we explore the most fascinating, eclectic and unsung stories in international literature. Each episode travels far and wide to bring you interviews, readings and mini-documentaries from all over the literary world.
 
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Sherds Podcast
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Sherds Podcast is a journey through the outskirts of literary history. Each episode, we take an in-depth look at a lesser-known literary text and attempt to give it the critical attention it deserves: books that are criminally overlooked, have struggled to reach an anglophone audience, or are just downright odd. Hosted by Sam Pulham and Rob Prouse Sam Pulham
 
a broadcast in the Inland Valley featuring book-related news and event announcements from around the valley, interviews with local literary figures, readings, storytelling, and all manner of literary works.
 
Listen to literary agents Bridget Smith and Jennifer Udden discuss the latest in publishing, writing, fandom, books and beyond over wine.
 
In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Literary Arts is building a retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the world’s best writers over the first 30 years of Portland Arts & Lectures in Portland.
 
A Podcast that Applies Literary Analysis to Classic Sci-Fi Shows & Movies
 
Your weekly destination for in-depth literary interviews as well as news and analysis about the publishing industry. A must listen for lovers of fiction.
 
In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Literary Arts is building a retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the world’s best writers over the first 30 years of Portland Arts & Lectures in Portland.
 
The high-art low-brow minds behind Bloomsday Literary bring you interviews with the creatives you should know, but don’t. Poets, novelists, memoirists, & short story writers join co-hosts Kate and Jessica as they take a respectful approach to investigating the writer’s art and an irreverent approach to getting the nitty-gritty on the hustle for publication and exposure. Most of us writers making a living by the pen occupy somewhere between the ubiquitous bestsellers and the people who want t ...
 
A podcast about literature and history. Every week Linnea Hartsuyker, Jessica Hatch, Manik Hinchey, and Reidan Fredstrom read a piece of literature and discuss its literary merits and historical context.
 
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BFM :: Bookmark
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Our resident literary critic Umapagan Ampikaipakan not only blows dust off books by dead white men, he also roams among more current writers of all hues, often finding links between the written word and the word made film. After all, he's also a courter of the cinema.
 
News, How-To's and interviews from the heart of the Hong Kong literary scene. For almost 25 years, the Hong Kong Writers Circle (HKWC) has been a stalwart of Hong Kong’s literary scene, creating an environment in which writers develop their skills and hone their craft, while increasing their knowledge of the publishing industry with the support of their peers. Our members come from all corners of the globe and range from published professionals to the aspiring amateur. Get inspired, get invo ...
 
Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a c ...
 
Bookworm Banquet is a program that aims to Satisfy Your Literary Cravings by offering up book reviews and author interviews on all genres of books with one caveat; the books must be family friendly. Our goal is to offer wholesome reading to our listeners, whether they are fiction or biography, current releases or classics, children’s books or books for older readers, we will review and discuss them all! JD and Nicole are avid readers who love talking about literature and would love for you t ...
 
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LA Review of Books
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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 ...
 
From the newest episode to literary analysis, and fandom feels, every week Sally Headrick and Kira Metcalfe discuss their feelings and thoughts about CW's "Supernatural".
 
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RetRead Podcast
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Anna brings Surge on the great American 90's childhood literary journey that he missed out on.Reading and reviewing retro books/series from the 90's: Fear Street; Goosebumps; The BSC, Animorphs; and more. We also start each episode with a quick rundown of other books we've read recently.
 
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Unsound Methods
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A literary fiction podcast hosted by authors Jaimie Batchan and Lochlan Bloom.We talk to fellow writers of literary fiction about process, what makes fiction 'real' and the motivation to sit down in front of an empty page and make things up...
 
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Letter of Liberty
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Letter of Liberty is literary and cultural podcast hosted by Anand Venigalla. It covers literature, politics, news, movies, and all that is under the sun. Anand will welcome guests to discuss these issues.
 
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 Writer's Beard is a weekly literary podcast. Featuring reviews, author interviews, readings and discussion of all things literary.
 
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Lit Up
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Lighting up the literary world with book reviews, in-depth expert interviews, and ideas to design a lucrative creative career. Listen weekly and expand your imagination to enhance your life — Always family-friendly, always good for your heart.
 
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Ink&Quill
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Love reading yet lostin plenty of literary podcasts out there? Look no further! The weekly program Ink&Quill is the hotchpotch you arelooking for. Produced by bibliophiles from CRI English, the podcast connectsyou with literature, culture and writers in China and around the globe. A funride into the literary world, Ink&Quillblends news, book reviews, Q&As, panel discussions and feature stories,giving the listeners insight into writers' visions.
 
NEW podcast from one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, in Pennsylvania’s capital city. We proudly host national award-winning authors and emerging literary sensations for free public readings and book signings. Join us each week as we celebrate the essential role of literature in contemporary culture and engage the region’s vibrant literary and civic community in wide-ranging discussions on books, politics, society and the arts. SIGNED new releases by visiting authors are avail ...
 
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Brevity Podcast
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The Podcast of a Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction
 
This little gem of a book was probably the first introduction to Shakespeare that most readers have had as children. Tales from Shakespeare was written in 1807 by a young clerk called Charles Lamb in the offices of the East India Company. Lamb co-authored them with his beloved sister Mary. The pair lived together for life, having gone through immense trauma caused by mental illness and tragedy. However, far from being a melancholy duo, they led an active and ample social life in the company ...
 
The Aussie Writers Literary Podcast serves up interviews with writers, readers, publishers, librarians, bookshop owners, and other professionals in the Australian writing landscape. Our listeners are writers and readers who are interested in high-quality books by Australian authors. We are extra keen to promote newly emerging Australian writing talent, along with well-known, established Australian authors.Aussie Writers is a not-for-profit service for writers to share their writing with the ...
 
Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential and controversial feminine figures in the literary life of the London society. Night and Day is one of her first novels published in 1919 which displays the moral and spiritual issues that people confront. The author herself was an emotionally unstable person, her episodes of mental illness and suicidal depression being recurrent and always brought into the public attention. The novel revolves around the life of the main character, Katherine Hilb ...
 
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Heaux Confessionals
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Heaux Confessionals© is uncut: a marriage of the raw, decadent and unconventional.This pulp friction literary barrage will leave no one unscathed. Come along on this literary joyride of the Berlin that is just beneath the surface and has always been so expertly hidden. Until now.Enter this world as I claw my way through the city of the moment: Berlin. The unfathomable, imagined. A place of no rules, and no boundaries. A city where there is no sexual divide. Every heaux has a story to tell. T ...
 
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Ravenclaw Readers
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Hello fellow readers, and welcome to Ravenclaw Readers! We’re veteran Harry Potter fans, Claire and Ella, along with first-time reader Paul. Join us as we explore Harry Potter in the literary tradition, chapter by chapter. Each week we read a Harry Potter chapter alongside a classic work of literature. We compare and contrast the major themes and narratives of these two texts, and dig deep into each HP chapter, to consider the insights gleaned when Harry Potter is read as part of a wide lite ...
 
A timeless classic of fantasy literature, She is recognized as the groundwork for the lost world literary sub- genre. First published serially in The Graphic magazine from 1886 to 1887, the novel has reached critical acclaim with approximately 100 million copies sold and is regarded as one of the best-selling books of all time. Exploring themes of imperialism, lost civilization, female authority and psyche, the novel also serves as a mirror to reflect Victorian issues such as gender and race ...
 
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Clockshop
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South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie explores the past, present and potential of the Bowtie parcel. Once one of Southern California’s most important rail yards, this site will soon become the next urban California State Park, joining a patchwork of other river-adjacent green spaces that are shaping the course of LA River revitalization. Through personal interviews with people who have worked, lived and otherwise made their marks at this post-industrial site, Fonografia Collective explo ...
 
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In this chapter, it's USA vs. Germany vs. Turkey. Who will be the last trick standing? Sin-quire within...
 
Oscar season is upon us and our fearless co-hosts Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher, and Kate Wolf bravely tender their predictions and preferences in a range of categories. There's a lotta love for Glenn Close and The Favorite; not so much for A Star is Born; respect for Roma; and a special focus on documentaries because we've interviewed the director ...…
 
In this episode we discuss New Years’ Resolutions, Jen’s intense desire for compliments, throwing away all your books, and the authors we aren’t allowed to discuss anymore. Thanks to our donors: John, March, and Anon!! Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this podcast and using our affiliate links (below! Curren ...…
 
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Check out Alexa's favourite books of 2018, ranging from literary fiction, a graphic novel, romance, and thrillers! Within this episode, there's also an announcement for February! Social media: https://www.instagram.com/likeliterallyliterary/ https://www.likeliterallyliterary.com https://twitter.com/literallylitpod www.likeliterallyliterarypod@g ...…
 
Boyd Tonkin states the case – never overstated – for literature in translation, and reviews a commendable recent effort "to grasp, and to survey, the entire planet of words"; Andrew Scull considers the travails of social psychology and the egos and experiments that professed to tell us something essential about human nature by setting fire to f ...…
 
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This episode of The Archive Project features bestselling novelist, poet, and essayist Barbara Kingsolver discussing her then most recent novel Flight Behavior. The novel is a heady exploration of climate change, along with media exploitation and political opportunism that lie at the root of what may be our most urgent modern dilemma. Set in App ...…
 
This episode of The Archive Project features bestselling novelist, poet, and essayist Barbara Kingsolver discussing her then most recent novel Flight Behavior. The novel is a heady exploration of climate change, along with media exploitation and political opportunism that lie at the root of what may be our most urgent modern dilemma. Set in App ...…
 
Welcome all to the first Unsound Methods of 2019! This month, we are delighted to be joined for a second time by Eimear McBride. In episode 12 we spoke to Eimear alongside Noémi Lefebvre but we didn't have much time to speak to them before that evening's event, so Eimear was kind enough to come to the studio for a more extended chat. Among othe ...…
 
Welcome to a new year, with your favorite literary podcast. We start 2019 with the classic tale of Tarzan. We all know the story: after the death of his parents a boy is raised by apes, and encounters humans again years later when an expedition enters the jungle. How has this story aged over time? Will Tarzan be Rider's next project? Join Julia ...…
 
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Houston’s Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton closes our season 2 with a bang. We clink glasses as we talk about the intersection of poetry and community, and she explains how limiting her allotment of news to her once-a-week date with Trevor Noah keeps her sane, and we petition Hollywood to make more movies about breastfeeding moms. The sigh ...…
 
Coincidences abound in this wonderfully tart book of romance and wish-fulfillment. We discuss Valency's moral growth or lack thereof, Barney Snaith's filial duties, plot-convenient tuberculosis, and the most important question of all: did they bang? Recommendations: read this book if you haven't already, or read it again if it's been a while! P ...…
 
Join Ella D. Curry for the Crown Holders Author Showcase at 8-10pm (EST) Call in to speak with the host and authors at (323) 642-1298 Log into Facebook & join our FB livestream: https://www.facebook.com/edccreations Featured Authors on BAN Radio Show on Monday Night, January 14, 2019 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Black-Author-Network * 8:00 pm - ...…
 
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A look at toxic masculinity from two different writers, Tim Winton and Michael Mohammed Ahmad, inside the writing room of Miles Franklin winner Josephine Wilson, a history of the blurb and an ode to grammar with cabaret performer Louisa Fitzhardinge.
 
We take a look at Chapter Ten, Hallowe'en alongside Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. We consider the chivalric code and unspoken rules, disruption to merriment, and the trio's budding friendship.
 
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Best-selling Author Caroline Leavitt discusses her latest best-selling book, Cruel Beautiful World as well as her journey through writing and publishing over 9 novels. We'll discuss topics such as, how do you know your literary agent is a match? Should you hire a publicist to promote your book? We'll also review the benefits of what a wonderful ...…
 
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When a robber encounters a hungry Golden Retriever while breaking into a house, the encounter evokes a poignant monologue about how to treat a dog and how not to stock a refrigerator. And Andrea Johnston's "Feeding Champion" is about much more than that. It's about the responsibilities we have towards each other, and about how we do what's righ ...…
 
Legendary essayist John McPhee joins co-hosts Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher to discuss his latest collection The Patch. Reflecting on his long career in creative non-fiction and journalism, McPhee talks about the duty of the writer to get out of the way of the story and bemoans the rise of the branded writer in the age of social media. In place ...…
 
In this episode: This Side of Paradise a heavy sci-fi episode by TOS standards the third episode by Trek’s best woman writer, DC Fontana a counterpart to The Naked Time with strong Kirk and Spock character development A return to a major TOS theme: Life’s a bitch and you like it that way (ok, the Kirk speech is better)…
 
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