Best Literature podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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This is How to Read Literature Like a Knight, the podcast produced by West Lauderdale High School Advanced Placement Literature and Composition students. We are totally non-profit and challenge no copyrights.
 
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.
 
Join 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.
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
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EnglishReadings
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Microlectures and readings from English literature; by Michael Blackburn, writer and poet. English Readings comprises two strands.The first is brief lectures/podcasts on specific texts or authors which may, I hope, prove of some interest to students and those with a love of English literature; the second is short readings of extracts from texts that may not be so well-known but which deserve a wider readership. These podcasts are also available on iTunes (also as EnglishReadings).If the lite ...
 
***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 ...
 
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Thales' Well
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A podcast exploring Philosophy, Politics, Current Affairs, Literature and Film
 
Most music but also: A show with in depth coverage of award nominated films and literature. Then we balance that out by also talking about comic book movies and Star Wars. Then we contrast all that with drinking and talking about music
 
Three Yiddish translators and one podcast producer read works of Yiddish literature and then share impressions and insights. The idea is for you to read these stories too and then to participate in the discussion. We are reading Yiddish literature that is available in English translation, and since some of these English versions are terrible, the Yiddish experts are here to tell the rest of us what we are missing out on.
 
Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.
 
a guide to lovecraftian horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and weird fiction
 
One of the earliest polished examples of existential literature, Notes from the Underground follows the life of a recluse and depicts his antagonistic attitude toward society. Written in two parts with a first person narration, the novella explores various themes expressing the misleading notion of rationalism and utopianism, existentialism, alienation and human inaction. The psychological novel begins with a monologue in which the protagonist introduces and characterizes himself. Referred t ...
 
One of the most controversial and censored books in English literature, Fanny Hill is regarded as the first original English prose pornography. Notorious for its vivid depiction of sexual exploits in all possible forms, the novel digs up the most thrilling erotic fantasies and pieces them together in a most seductive manner. Published in two installments in 1748 and 1749, the novel was attacked for its obscene content and was consequently banned and withdrawn from publication, due to dispara ...
 
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
 
English history and literature topics taken from "Time Machines", vol 1, CIDEB - Read by Maria Grazia Tundo.This podcasting site is for nonprofit educational purposes.
 
One of the most delightful and enduring classics of children's literature, The Secret Garden by Victorian author Frances Hodgson Burnett has remained a firm favorite with children the world over ever since it made its first appearance. Initially published as a serial story in 1910 in The American Magazine, it was brought out in novel form in 1911. The plot centers round Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her ...
 
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Art For Sale
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A podcast about the conflict and contradiction between art and capitalism. How are individual artists misrepresented by the drive to profit from their image? How does the art world turn creativity into profit? How is literature manipulated to create a status quo narrative? We discuss art, literature, music, film, and more forms of human expression and how they resist capitalism.
 
Literary topics taken from the textbook "Time Machines". vol. 1, CIDEB, read by Maria Grazia Tundo
 
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Chasing Foxfire
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Chasing Foxfire is a podcast about the places where folklore intersects with science, nature, art, literature, history, pop culture, and life in general. Join us as we do a little wandering, get a little lost, and find a little wonder.
 
Podcast by Modern Poetry in Translation Magazine
 
Beowulf is a long narrative poem composed in Old English some time in between the 8th and 11th century AD. The only surviving manuscript that contains the poem is preserved in the British Library and it too was badly damaged by fire in 1731. It is considered to be the oldest surviving work of poetry in English and one of the rare pieces of vernacular European literature that has survived since Medieval times. A prince arrives to rid a neighboring country of a terrible monster. He mortally wo ...
 
Twice a week or so, the London Review Bookshop becomes a miniature auditorium in which authors talk about and read from their work, meet their readers and engage in lively debate about the burning topics of the day. Fortunately, for those of you who weren't able to make it to one of our talks, were able to make it but couldn't get a ticket, or did in fact make it but weren't paying attention and want to listen again, we make a recording of everything that happens. So now you can hear Alan Be ...
 
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Literature
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“A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, biting, clutching, covetous old sinner” is hardly hero material, but this is exactly what makes A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens such an unforgettable book and its hero, Ebenezer Scrooge such an extraordinarily enduring character. In the book's celebrated opening scene, on the night before Christmas the old miser Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his freezing cold counting house, oblivious to the discomfort of his shivering young assistant Bob Cratchit. Scrooge ...
 
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Dragon Queen
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My Podcasts is about manga, anime, books, TV shows, apps, and computer games.
 
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PT Inquest
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PT Inquest is an online journal club. Hosted by Erik Meira and JW Matheson, the show looks at an article every week and discusses how they apply to current physical therapy practice.
 
A precursor to gothic literature and science fiction genres, Frankenstein is a novel fuming with imagination as it depicts a well known horror story. Shelly’s gothic fiction is written in epistolary form as a means of correspondence between the failed writer Robert Walton and his sister, while he is away on a dangerous expedition in search of fame. Some major themes explored in the gothic classic are the fallibility of ambition and knowledge, revenge, prejudice, isolation, and the imperfecti ...
 
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AudioAbstracts
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AudioAbstracts by ReachMD provides an easy-to-digest distillation of important medical literature in combination with digital linkage to in-depth information supporting the audio synopsis. AudioAbstracts harnesses the ReachMD digital network to broadcast the spoken synopsis and related digital links through its on-air, online, onsite, and mobile distribution network. Combining quick-read audio synopses with links to source material, AudioAbstracts is the smarter, faster way to stay current o ...
 
Authentic connection to Ireland with a native voice on mythology, indigenous spirituality, archaeology, history, culture, society, storytelling, and travel round the island.
 
He is a divinely handsome young man, valiant and fiercely loyal to his uncle who adopted and nurtured him from the time he was an abandoned orphan. She is the ethereally beautiful princess of a faraway country, betrothed to the middle-aged uncle. They meet when the young man is sent as an emissary to her country to bring her back for the grand wedding. On board the ship, the two fall tragically in love. Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier is a retelling of an ancient legend which has been po ...
 
Sixty-three essays on a variety of topics as wide apart as Family Life in America, Opera Synopses, Bigamy, International Finance and many more, Love Conquers All by Robert Benchley strangely enough does not touch upon romance at all! However, these delightful notes provide hours of browsing pleasure for young and old readers alike. Robert Benchley was a well-known humorist and newspaper columnist, radio and television presenter, actor, scriptwriter and broadcaster. He is also credited with c ...
 
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
 
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Arts & Ideas
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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.
 
A thrilling spy story, a children's adventure, a charming portrait of early twentieth century life in London and the countryside and a heart warming family tale are all combined in this classic of children's literature The Railway Children by E Nesbit. The book has remained on the list of the best-loved children's books ever since it was first published as a serial story in The London Magazine in 1905. Later, it was published in book form and won acclaim from critics and readers across the w ...
 
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Beyond Belief
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Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
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Pardes Live
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The best of Pardes classes by our faculty and guest speakers.
 
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Thinking Allowed
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New research on how society works
 
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Books and Authors
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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
From wars and crimes to literature and politics, join us as we do trivia and discuss all sorts of interesting topics from history.
 
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Slow Readers
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Daniel Gonzalez and Gabriel Mara tempt fate by discussing books, reading, and trying to read in today's busy world. For the book lovers, the light readers, the speed readers, and for those who show up for the company!
 
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The Book Review
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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
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Literature and Form
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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
 
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Spectator Books
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Literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith.
 
Podcastle in the Sky is dedicated to examining works of anime in combination with a selected piece of pop-culture, cinema, or literature. Join us in our shotgun approach to analysis as we discuss, compare, and contrast everything from high art to pulp fiction.
 
fiction, myths, and free readings of bedtime stories
 
Books and Arts explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.
 
If you've read and loved Alice in Wonderland, you wouldn't want to miss reading about her further adventures, the strange and fantastical creatures she meets and the delightful style and word-play that made the first book so appealing. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll is thematically much more structured and cleverly constructed as compared to the earlier Alice book but still retains its childhood elements of wonder, curiosity and imagination. Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Rev ...
 
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In Bed with Dr Sue
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Straight Talk on Twisted Subjects™ Now that we have your attention its time you heard more from Dr Sue who has already forgotten more about the psychology of fetish than most people will ever know or care to find out about. It’s a shame more people don’t investigate fetish because not only is it cool but it can also be safe and enjoyable for you and your partner. That’s why Dr Sue’s mission is to bring fetish out of the darkness (of your mind or your closet) and into the light where we can t ...
 
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Donald S Murray, Lyrics and poetry, publishing in Iceland and Greenland
 
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Julian Sayarer is a true adventurer: he broke a world record in his mid-twenties, he’s hitchhiked through middle America and travelled by boat to remote islands in Asia. It’s come together with his background in political science to create a critically acclaimed travel-writing style – politics at roadsides – as he discusses with Georgina Godwin.…
 
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Alan Wolfe discusses “The Politics of Petulance,” and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two newly published books by Lucia Berlin, “Evening in Paradise” and “Welcome Home.”
 
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R107-134 The Beetle This episode is brought to you by FoundItemClothing.com, check out their cool Cthulhu slippers! Subscribe to PGttCM with DB Spitzer and Sara Fee wherever you subscribe to podcasts, we use @podbean and @applepodcasts Check out our new website over at WWW.PGttCM.com! Check out new PGttCM merch over at PGttCM.threadless.com Fol ...…
 
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Who's pulling your strings - from advertisers and peer pressure to political campaigns and self-deception - hidden persuaders are everywhere. Journalist Poppy Noor, historian Sarah Marks, psychologist and magician, Gustav Kuhn, the philosopher, Quassim Cassam and Robert Colvile from the Centre for Policy Studies join Matthew Sweet to track them ...…
 
Writer and journalist, Theresa Mallinson took on Academic Associate from University of Pretoria, Lethabo Mailula in our monthly lit quiz.
 
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