Best Literature podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
 
A podcast covering Anglophone literature from ancient times to the present.
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
Podcast by Classic Literature and Philosophy
 
Mixture of advice and expert interviews to provide guidance on all of the common problems you face when doing a literature review.
 
This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought b ...
 
The Literature of Crisis
 
Lecture series looking at key concepts in studying Literature; including lectures on the concept of unreliable narrators to theory of comparative literature. This series was filmed in the English Faculty in Trinity Term 2012
 
The ForceCast's Jedi Journals is a monthly literature podcast covering the past, present, and future of Star Wars literature.
 
World Literature Podcasting provides a podcast series exploring a selection of the classics from the world of literature. The purpose of this series is to enhance the listener's knowledge and understanding of notable works of literature of the Western world. Each conversation is complemented with a full transcript of the talk as well as a page of discussion and comprehension questions and further recommended reading. The first two podcasts are free, after that a free 2 minute preview will be ...
 
Interviews with Writers about their New Books
 
This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?
 
Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature)
 
Latinitium offers a podcast in Latin on various subjects, ranging from idiomatic expressions and literature to random curiosities. For a full transcription of the episodes go to http://www.latinitium.com/podcast.
 
Film, Literature and the New World Order is a monthly podcast series from CorbettReport.com. In this series, James Corbett of The Corbett Report and a rotating series of guests dissect a different book or movie each month, examining its messages, exposing propaganda, understanding connections and finding the real agenda (and sometimes the real solutions) offered to us in the media we consume.
 
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Interviews about the world of literary studies. For anyone who loves reading and wants to think about what they read.
 
Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.
 
A Podcast on Chinese Literature
 
Antoine Compagnon, born on July 20, 1950 in Brussels, has been professor of "Modern and Contemporary French Literature: history, criticism, and theory" at the Collège de France since 2006. He has also been Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York since 1985, holding the "Blanche W. Knopf" chair since 1991. Formerly a student at the École Polytechnique (1970), and an engineer from the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school (1975), he was awarded a PhD i ...
 
Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature.
 
Podcasts exploring the relationship between literary works and the artwork and Oxford. From J.R.R Tolkien to Philip Pullman, authors have been inspired by Oxford; the architecture, history and culture of the city. This podcast series includes lectures and events which celebrate and explore the literature and art inspired by Oxford
 
Read ‘n Code is a show about Literature and Computer Programming by Flaviu Simihaian. Every two weeks, I read a book and compare it to a concept in software development.
 
From emerging writers to international successes, the National Library of Australia’s Arts and Literature Talks take you into the minds and reveal the creative processes of some of the world’s best writers.
 
This podcast gives you a daily reading of classic literature, to ease your commute or help you through your English course
 
Engaging history of American Lit from the 1600's up through the late 1890's. The author, who was a professor at Knox College, really put a lot into this, combining national history with his love for literature. - Summary by BellonaTimes
 
Join us Sunday & Thursday @ 8 PM The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
​Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work.They dig deep to bring you an in depth but humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature. Dani Vee your host is a Head Teacher English, podcaster, reader, writer and book enthusiast. Chris Buchanan who joins in on the fun when he isn't hosting a ...
 
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of ...
 
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of ...
 
Enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
 
Join voice actor Nikolle Doolin, as she brings the pages of classic literature to life in this engaging literary podcast. Enjoy a myriad of great authors such as: Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, and many more. For more stories and information, visit: http://nikolledoolin.com/alo.
 
Madeleine Bunting travels the country to meet writers inspired by location, and finds out how they go about interpreting their environments in words.
 
A storytelling podcast dedicated to the stories behind the great books of the past. On the show, I explore the inner conflicts and adverse circumstances that have shaped authors' lives, from antiquity to the twentieth century, one author at a time. Together, we'll uncover the long-forgotten mysteries and dramas behind the greatest literary works, the heartache and anger and joy behind all those books that still speak to us today. Visit my website, www.inviolablevoices.com, for more information.
 
Literature is defined as "imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value." Spirituality is defined as "the quality or state of being concerned with religion or religious matters." The purpose of this podcast is to examine how these two subjects intersect with one another and how they relate to our lives.
 
A regular podcast presented by Vikki Reilly and Kristian Kerr of Birlinn Ltd. Travelling the highways and byways of Scottish literature.
 
Originally an article in the US Edition of the London Quarterly Review, George Borrow offers a sweeping history of Welsh literature, beginning with the legendary origin of the Welsh people, then their major bards and poets, and then their works of prose. Many examples are offered. - Summary by Eric W. Metzler
 
One book, two ladies, so much alcohol.
 
Podcast about classic works of literature.
 
Discussions with authors and scholars of children’s books.
 
Podcasts exploring the relationship between literary works and the artwork and Oxford. From J.R.R Tolkien to Philip Pullman, authors have been inspired by Oxford; the architecture, history and culture of the city. This podcast series includes lectures and events which celebrate and explore the literature and art inspired by Oxford
 
This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?
 
This is a collection of 20 short stories and long-form poetry by American women writers. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
 
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 ...
 
This conference brings philosophers of religion, political theorists and literary scholars together to frame approaches to the problem of political evil–a project one might call ‘political demonology’–for our contemporary political and cultural crisis.What or who is the political enemy? What is political evil or sin? If we are living in the age of ‘the complete triumph of the individual’ (Gilles Chatelet), then the status of ‘individuality,’ ‘subjectivity,’ and ‘soul’ must be attended to wit ...
 
STS: English and Literature
 
These are papers that change the way we think or work, discussed by friends and colleagues at THE Ohio State University. Opinions are our own and not those of our employer.
 
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of ...
 
Podcast by Gentle Reader
 
Literature in Portuguese (PR1006)
 
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The technological “singularity” is a popular topic among futurists, transhumanists, philosophers, and, of course, science fiction writers. The term refers to that hypothetical moment when an artificial superintelligence surpasses human intelligence, leading to runaway—and unpredictable—advances in technology.Among the biggest……
 
In the first section of the genealogy in Matthew, the story behind the names helps readers piece together the puzzle of the book's teaching; but what about the last section? What can be understood from a list of names with no backstory? If you think of names personally, yes, they are useless. On the other hand, if you think of them as functions ...…
 
Queen City Charlotte, North Carolina Honors Queen Charlotte England's First Black Queen! Listen to a Lecture by Adria Focht, president & CEO of The Charlotte Museum of History on The Book, Queen Charlotte The Invisible Queen, by Dr. Stephanie E. Meyers! Read The Book, The Invisible Queen which tells the surprising story of Queen Charlotte, incl ...…
 
Fr. Paul explains the importance of the Septuagint translation of the Bible. (Episode 15)
 
In this episode, we return to the Root-seeking authors (xungen), this time with Han Shaogong and his enigmatic story Bababa. The story, if you can call it that, has a disjointed plot. It is focused on a village, and maybe the main character is a boy who can only say two things, Papa (baba) and F#$* Mama. Does this boy serve as a good leader for ...…
 
Host Dennis Leap and Deborah Leap discuss the influence of Jenny Jerome and Mrs. Everest in the life of Sir Winston Churchill.
 
Food, glorious food! We all know its power for nourishment, pleasure, and comfort -- and we’ve all felt the sharp pangs of its absence. How has this essential part of being alive made its way into novels, short stories, and poetry? Our guest Ronica Dhar
 
Food, glorious food! We all know its power for nourishment, pleasure, and comfort -- and we’ve all felt the sharp pangs of its absence. How has this essential part of being alive made its way into novels, short stories, and poetry? Our guest Ronica Dhar, author of the novel Bijou Roy, joins us for a conversation about food in literature, as we ...…
 
34. Paige Toon: The messiness & bad timing of love in 5 Years From Now & the importance of setting. by Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.
 
When human beings discuss society and culture, we do so with an unstated premise: that there is such a thing as a correct society and that such a society is attainable through correct ideas or actions. Unfortunately—and far from its own ideal—this assumption bolsters self-righteousness, perpetuates societal ills, and amplifies suffering in the ...…
 
When Annie Rushton heads west to keep house for her older brother on his Montana homestead, she expects to leave marriage and motherhood behind her. After all, the husband she walked out on at twenty, after the birth of their…
 
Patricia Leavy and Victoria Scotti‘s Low-Fat Love Stories (Sense Publishers, 2017) is a collection of short stories and artistic portraits focusing on women’s dissatisfying relationships. What makes these stories different from conventional fictions is that all the stories are…
 
Elaine Castillo's debut novel America is Not the Heart is a vibrant and starkly hilarious novel about the De Vera family who flees Marcos-era Philippines in stages for the immigrant suburbs of the Bay Area. Elaine Castillo joins poets Luis H. Francia and Joseph O. Legaspi for a special reading about Filipinx-American history, migration, queerne ...…
 
Fr. Paul discusses the scriptural language of the scriptural story. (Episode 14)
 
Host Dennis Leap gives interesting facts from the life of Sir Winston Churchill in preparation for discussing Paul Johnson’s popular biography Churchill.
 
Since ancient times, societies have used rousing lines of poetry to inspire soldiers to acts of heroism, courage, and sacrifice. But what about literature that expresses doubts about war? Or fear? Or that conveys its brutal nature? Should those works be a
 
Since ancient times, societies have used rousing lines of poetry to inspire soldiers to acts of heroism, courage, and sacrifice. But what about literature that expresses doubts about war? Or fear? Or that conveys its brutal nature? Should those works be a part of the curriculum as well? And what about literature that, on its surface, has nothin ...…
 
NB: This is a child-friendly edited version of episode #32. Episode #33 discusses Jack's adult novel Hangman and there are adult themes. Please always listen to episodes before your child or students listen.In this episode Jack Heath chats about writing for children, creating action-packed stories to engage young readers and developing characte ...…
 
NB: This episode details Jack's adult novel Hangman as well as his children's books. If you want a child-friendly version listen to Episode #33 Jack Heath: Writing action-packed stories to engage young readers (PG EDIT of #32)In this hilarious not-to-be-missed episode Jack Heath chats about writing his first adult novel, Hangman from the perspe ...…
 
My friend Pam’s gorgeous art below (she learned from this site: Draw Botanical) - History Chicks Biography of LMM and their recap of Anne with an E, episode 1 - Tara’s podcast rec: The Fat Squirrel Speaks - The New Jersey Mom Video I mentioned • Mayflowers are an Actual Thing-- • HAMLET - Act V, scene i HAMLET What, the fair Ophelia! QUEEN GERT ...…
 
In this episode Vikki Reilly and Kristian Kerr of Polygon Books talk Ron Butlin's newly reissued 1987 novel, 'The Sound of My Voice'. The author himself joins to to tell us about its composition, about writing poetry to order, writing for children, and the many types of Scottish rain. The poems Ron reads are from his collection 'The Magicians o ...…
 
Jack Chen is a drug pirate, illegally fabricating patented pharmaceuticals in an underground lab. But when she discovers a deadly flaw in Big Pharma’s new productivity pill, corporate bosses hire a team of assassins to silence her.Annalee Newitz’s…
 
When a person does something questionable, almost always, defenders step forward to say, “he's a good man,” or “she has good intentions,” as if either statement can erase the outcome of a person's mistakes. Even worse, both statements openly contradict Scripture. In the biblical tradition, no one is righteous but God, and our intentions (no mat ...…
 
Lee and Rob got the chance recently to sit down with Dylan King, a scholar and translator of Chinese literature. In this podcast the three talk about the eccentricities and fascinations of post-Cultural Revolution fiction, and dive into Dylan’s recently-published English translation of Record of Regret, Dong Xi’s beautiful, and darkly humorous, ...…
 
Do you ever feel like your life is in a constant state of crisis? Do you feel like, nevertheless, you persist? On this episode of AAWW Radio, we're featuring three thrilling experimental novelists whose books are about pushing forward against life-killing forces, whether it’s capitalism, the political status quo, or more existential threats lik ...…
 
Fr. Paul expounds on the term mashal (Hebrew: משל) and its centrality for Scripture. (Episode 13)
 
Host Dennis Leap discusses the different types of biographies and explains how to choose the best one to read for the purpose you have in mind.
 
Comedian Joe Pera has been hailed as one of the top "Comedians Under 30," "20 of the Most Innovative Comedians Working Today," and the "Cozy Sweater of Comedy." His lovable, pleasantly awkward delivery style has made him a breakout star on the standup cir
 
Comedian Joe Pera has been hailed as one of the top "Comedians Under 30," "20 of the Most Innovative Comedians Working Today," and the "Cozy Sweater of Comedy." His lovable, pleasantly awkward delivery style has made him a breakout star on the standup circuit and on late-night shows like Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers. In this special ep ...…
 
Tristan Bancks chats to us about the importance of storytelling and how he enjoys telling stories in a variety of media. We chat about the importance of encouraging reading and his role as writer-ambassador for the Room to Read organisation. A wonderfully down to Earth writer keen to make a change in the world.Tristan Bancks is a children’s and ...…
 
Fun BBC - The Woman In White - Media Centre Avengers, Thanos, and Daddy Issues (spoilers) Zora Neale Hurston ‘Barracoon’ Excerpt Book Talk pung sleigh Fashion Moments – The Shirtwaist | Genealogy Lady Vintage hairstyles: The Pompadour (1899) - Click Americana Curfew must Not Ring To-night. Rose Hartwick Thorpe (1850-1939). VI. Lovers. Bliss Car ...…
 
Available for this episode: Video Coming soon: Latin text (help us transcribe, see below!) Latin audio .... VIDEO.. SPECTACULUM.... ....TEXT..VERBA.... Gratias agimus ei qui haec verba transcrisperunt. “Ūna hārum bēluārum plūrēs nāvēs et grandēs fortissimīs nautīs cōnfertās facillimē subvertit aut mergit.” — Olaus Magnus Antīquīs temporibus apu ...…
 
Virgil’s Georgics (c. 29 BCE), or agriculture poems, show the poet reaching his full strength as a writer, and using an old form to analyze the history around him.
 
In this episode I talk about Bananas, Raccoons, and whether or not we're all gonna die. Also rabbits and wine make an appearance.
 
We all know baseball as one of America’s fondest pastimes, but did you know there’s a version of the sport designed specifically for the blind? It’s called Beep Ball, and the players, with the exception of the pitcher, are all…
 
In a tradition that mocks Greek philosophy and human wisdom, it goes without saying that the wisdom afforded Solomon in the Old Testament is central to the Bible's critique of Hellenism. What's not so obvious—at least at first glance—is how this critique is expressed in the foolishness of David's son and the outcome of his life. Richard and Fr. ...…
 
It's a Solo kind of show as we gear up for the next Star Wars film to hit theaters this month. Jay & Chris highlight the books, comics & magazines you'll want to be on the lookout for, reveal their most wanted new titles, let you know what to expect in the coming months and Jay & Dennis review Marvel's Han Solo Trade Paperback, all on the May e ...…
 
Fr. Paul explains the how the biblical school undermines classical Greek literature and philosophy. (Episode 12)
 
Host Dennis Leap encourages you to develop an educational summer reading program for yourself, your kids and grandkids, and he explains the vital importance of reading biographies.
 
"The year was 2081," the story begins, "and everyone was finally equal." In this episode of the History of Literature, Jacke and Mike take a look at Kurt Vonnegut's classic short story, "Harrison Bergeron." In this 1961 story, Vonnegut imagines a world of
 
"The year was 2081," the story begins, "and everyone was finally equal." In this episode of the History of Literature, Jacke and Mike take a look at Kurt Vonnegut's classic short story, "Harrison Bergeron." In this 1961 story, Vonnegut imagines a world of the perfectly average, where no one is allowed to be too great - until a hero named Harris ...…
 
Meet Tim Harris, writer of children's books, most recently Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables about a colourful and unique teacher who is trying to connect with students in innovative ways. Tim brings his knowledge as an ex-teacher to the role and chats about the teachers who inspired Mr Bambuckle.We also talk about chocolate. A fun interview, that is ...…
 
An episode about Ursula K, Leguin
 
Paris has a way of resisting history, absorbing change gradually instead of being transformed by it. The same can be said of Hallie, the protagonist of E.J. Swift’s Paris Adrift (Solaris, 2018), who is compelled by the threat of…
 
In a typical Disney movie, the writers present a protagonist-coming-of-age who faces adversity (usually an identity crisis, an injustice, or both) discovers who they are, overcomes their challenge, and then, finally, realizes their true destiny...as king, queen, or a special person of sorts who can change the world. These stories are popular be ...…
 
This story, The Great Maudgalyayana Rescues his Mom from Hell, is one of the earliest in Chinese vernacular fiction. The version we are reading was found in Dunhuang by Aurel Stein, the Hungarian Britisher who discovered the world’s oldest known book. Today’s story looks at Maudgalyayana, the Indian Buddhist who travels into the depths of hell ...…
 
Fr. Paul explains the use of language by Alexander the Great and the reaction of the biblical school. (Episode 11)
 
Host Dennis Leap discusses the highlights from JBL’s first 99 programs.
 
In 1896, an enterprising man named Frank Munsey published the first copy of Argosy, a magazine that combined cheap printing, cheap paper, and cheap authors to bring affordable, high-entertainment fiction to working-class folks. Within six years, Argosy wa
 
In 1896, an enterprising man named Frank Munsey published the first copy of Argosy, a magazine that combined cheap printing, cheap paper, and cheap authors to bring affordable, high-entertainment fiction to working-class folks. Within six years, Argosy was selling a half a million copies a month, and the American fiction market would never be t ...…
 
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