Best Memoir podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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"Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened."-Rumi (version by Coleman Barks). Poet and translator Chris Jansen thought he was doing pretty well. His versions of Rumi and Pablo Neruda won praise from writers and rock stars, but he was descending into the madness of his own personal opioid crisis. After destroying his relationships with friends and fellow writers, he decides it would be a good idea to start trading bitcoin and using darkweb drugs like fentanyl and heroin (al ...
Readings and anecdotal commentary on creatives and process. Muses and musing: A day in the life of a painter. I do not monetize these casts. It’s strictly for enjoyment and educational purposes. I cast to share artists and subjects that interest me.
The Book Review
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.
A river memoir documenting Twain’s early days as an apprentice steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. Reminiscing about his happy experiences as a young man under the instruction of an experienced mentor, the autobiographical tale depicts one of the most vivid illustrations of river life. Furthermore, the book captures the author’s nostalgic emotions through his resonant depiction of one of the most notable periods of his life. Twain begins his memoir with a ...
The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.
On Point | Books
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality. Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins wit ...
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.
Podcast by Shakespeare and Company
Book Review
Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, discusses this week's issue.
The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.Episode 1 - Pretending & SandwichesAlexei explores his impulse to pretend and love of sandwiches. Along the way he reveals the little known origin of the prawn cocktail, debunks the myth that the Earl of Sandwich was the first person to put a bit of meat between two slices of bread and discusses the hidden depths of Taylor Swift.Episode 2 - Political ...
On Point
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.
Brennan Center Live is a weekly series of podcasts created from Brennan Center events, featuring fascinating conversations with well-known thinkers on issues like democracy, justice, race, and the Constitution. You can subscribe to the Brennan Center Live podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud. Please register here to attend Brennan Center events.
On The Thread, books are just the beginning. Host Kerri Miller talks with comedians, scientists and other big thinkers about how books and reading have shaped their lives.
The past interviews and comedy skits and bits along with past air checks and Advertisements, I have made or participated on. Included here for your enjoyment and ridicule.
The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.**Please note that the views expressed by our guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.**
Think Out Loud
OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.
Mark Dantzer, Pat Buzzard, Chuck Johnson and Ryan Smith read books about musicians and discuss them on a monthly podcast.
Hosted by Allan Wolper Audio biographies of people whose lives and ideas are on the cutting edge. Host Allan Wolper is a “journalist’s journalist.” A superb interviewer, radio and television producer, ethics columnist, magazine and newspaper writer, he has been honored by every journalism medium. Wolper has won more than 50 awards, including television’s Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award – the Pulitzer Prize of Broadcast news. Wolper is professor emeritus of Journalism from Rutgers ...
The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
Weekly+ is home of the Bringing Inspiration To Earth Show where we focus on inspirational topics in the self-help, spiritual, Children's Corner and Environmental Awareness genres. Join Host, Robert Sharpe 3 days per week, Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Our show time may vary depending on guest availability. Check out our Calendar for upcoming programming.
The Creative Penn
Writing, self-publishing, book marketing, making a living with your writing
A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
LARB Radio Hour
The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour is a weekly show featuring interviews, readings and discussions about all things literary. Hosted by LARB Editor-at-Large Kate Wolf, Managing Editor Medaya Ocher, and Gender and Sexuality Editor, Eric Newman.
From books to barbecue, and current events to Colonial history, historian and author Walter Edgar delves into the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
After struggling with her weight her entire life, ABC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo finally discovered the keys to living a healthier, happier life, losing 90 pounds along the way. She shares her journey in her bestselling weight loss memoir "Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds: My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss & Self-Acceptance." Now, in this podcast, she takes a look at all things health, wellness, nutrition and spirituality with top experts and regular people. New episodes every Monday.
Speakers Forum
Readings, debates, lectures and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live all around Seattle.
A comedy-advice podcast starring author Myriam Gurba and cartoonist MariNaomi.
Office Hours
Conversations about social science
Join us for a hilarious dive into the world of Death Care. Mr. Danny, a cemetery industry veteran, and his daughter Katie will sip on a cocktail or two as they reminisce about all the crazy things that go on in a cemetery, like a biker gang sting op or a hot air ballon crash! Hit subscribe and listen to the tales and whiskey flow during this colorful memoir of an unusual industry. This podcast won't be a success without you! If you are a fan of true crime, paranormal, comedy, lifestyle or a ...
My podcast are about me. My journey to living the life of my dreams that I create out of hard work and discipline. Some day will be my memoir.
Hey! It’s me Julian Matthew, the bew anchor news user here check out my air and call in while i’m in my chill
That'd Be Revival
StoryWeb: Storytime for Grownups features stories you’ll love to hear – fiction, memoir, poetry, film, song, oral storytelling, and more. Listen as master storyteller Linda Tate talks about literature and other stories each week – and be sure to catch those special weeks when Linda reads the stories to you. Visit to learn more, share your thoughts about this week’s story, and subscribe to a free weekly email highlighting the featured story.
Library Talks
Feed your brain every Sunday with the best live conversations from The New York Public Library. An eclectic mix of voices and perspectives, Library Talks features your favorite writers and the ones you’ll love next. Hosted by NYPL live event programmer, Aidan Flax-Clark.
Jade and X. D.
Jade + X.D: The Blackest show about nothing. Tune in every week for their brand of humor and social commentary on anything and everything.
The stories and people of North Carolina. Hosted by Frank Stasio.
Literary Speaking
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 ...
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Shelf Talking
Shelf Talking is the official podcast of Literati Bookstore, featuring recordings from recent in-store events alongside exclusive interviews and content. Literati Bookstore is an independent, general bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor, opened in 2013.
Ryan Jespersent talks news, politics, and pop culture. He's one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People and one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 on Avenue Magazine’s inaugural list, Ryan has established himself as a next-generation mover and shaker in Alberta’s capital city.
5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how thi ...
Brendan O'Meara is an author and journalist. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast showcases leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio. Brendan teases out the origins, habits, routines, and tactics these masters—Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers—use so that listeners can apply those tools to their own work.
Welcome to ThPursuitofJoy where I share some of my literary work such as: memoir , nonfiction and fiction short stories, and articles from
Conversations on the craft and business of writing. Featuring panels, discussions, and interviews with authors, seasoned writing experts, and publishing professionals. Visit to learn more about our programming and for more information about our free monthly Third Thursday panel discussion in Austin, TX, at BookPeople.
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At the beginning of October, Amazon was quietly issued a patent that would allow its virtual assistant Alexa to decipher a user’s physical characteristics and emotional state based on their voice. Characteristics, or “voice features,” like language accent, ethnic origin, emotion, gender, age, and background noise would be immediately extracted ...…
We’ll marvel one last time at Marvel Comics' real-life superhero, Stan Lee. Abraham Riesman and John Romita Sr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.
We’ll marvel one last time at Marvel Comics' real-life superhero, Stan Lee. Abraham Riesman and John Romita Sr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Ryan takes calls following his interview with Michael Van Pelt
Russell Bird, Canadian Bacon Champion and member of You Need a BBQ
Deadly natural gas explosions in Massachusetts drew attention to the nation's aging pipeline infrastructure. Gregory Korte, Kiera Blessing and Cynthia Quarterman join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Marilyn Burns, Party Leader, Alberta Advantage Party
President Donald Trump has made no secret of his disdain for many members of the media. Last week his administration revoked the White House press pass for CNN’s Jim Acosta and threatened to retaliate against other reporters if they did not “treat the White House with respect.” His recent attacks on three female African-American reporters highl ...…
CBC's Carol Off reflects on As It Happens on its 50th anniversary. The Wire's Michael K. Williams discusses his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen. Neon Dreams open up about leaving the Hedley tour and why having tough conversations about sexual misconduct is important to them.…
Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services & MP for Markham-Stouffville
At midnight on election day last Tuesday, vote tallies showed Republican candidates ahead in key races in Florida, Georgia and Arizona. However, many votes remained to be counted in all three states. The stakes are high: two Senate seats (Florida and Arizona) and two governorships (Florida and Georgia), plus some lower offices.…
Mary Beard joins us to answer the question: Is it accurate to call Donald Trump a fascist?, while the TLS's fiction and politics editor Toby Lichtig discusses how the President is presented, in books and on film; and Julia Hill looks back on her Oxford entrance interview - with no fondness - and wonders: "Was it a trap or a test?" Books Fear: T ...…
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
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"Democrats can apparently tolerate anything except for Republicans. A stunning 61 percent of Democrats labeled Republicans as “racist/bigoted/sexist” when asked which words they would use to describe the other party, while 31 percent of Republicans said the same thing about Democrats, according to a poll released this week. Not that Republicans ...…
The world’s most ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up”were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google’s parent ...…
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Consider the Evidence: A Trial Lawyer Examines Eyewitness Testimony in Defense of the Reliability of the New Testament By Daniel P. Buttafuoco LAWYER/AUTHOR: Daniel P. Buttafuoco, author of Consider the Evidence: A Trial Lawyer Examines Eyewitness Testimony in Defense of the Reliability of the New Testament Trial attorney, Daniel P. Buttafuoco ...…
The rates of chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools is worse than in schools in many other states around the country. We’ll hear from two moms who have each struggled with complicated circumstances that made it hard for them to get their kids to school.
The Art of Psychic Reiki Developing Your Intuitive and Empathic Abilities for Energy Healing with Lisa Campion From master Reiki teacher Lisa Campion comes The Art of Psychic Reiki, a one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide for learning the sacred art of Reiki while cultivating the psychic and intuitive skills crucial to this healing energy work. Whe ...…
More About Claire Robinson:Claire Robinson is a chef and television personality best known for her Food Network show 5 Ingredient Fix, combining her devotion for food and teaching in a series featuring delicious eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer. A graduate of both University of Memphis and the French Culinary Institute, Clai ...…
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2018 -- Austin Carlile, founder and former lead singer of Of Mice & Men, shares the ups and downs of his struggle with a genetic disorder and his miraculous healing in a new film released today from I Am Second, a global storytelling organization.2018 IA2_Carlile.png"When we first heard Austin's story, we knew we had ...…
Dr. Chris Dicus, Professor and expert in Wildland Fire & Fuels Management, Natural Resources Management in the Environmental Sciences Department, California Polytechnic State University and President, Association for Fire Ecology
Tips for a successful Thanksgiving feast. Meghna Chakrabarti talks turkey and all the trimmings with New York Times food editor Sam Sifton.
The military and President Trump. What those who have served have to say about the commander in chief. Leo Shane III, Suzanne Rancourt, Dan Caldwell and Lisa Smith join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Meloney Patterson,executive director at Voices of Albertans with Disabilities
ABOUT STUART TOMCVice President, Human NutritionCV Sciences Mr. Tomc is a renowned educator and recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. Formerly the Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator ...…
Heather Wagenhals, a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist uses her expertise to breakdown the top tips for cyber theft and the proper steps needed to stay protected!U.S. cyber security experts are bracing for possible attempts to attack the midterm election by Russia or another adversary hoping to engineer a disruption that casts ...…
On Tuesday another hog nuisance lawsuit opened in federal court featuring neighbors of a swine farm in Sampson County who complained of smells and noise among other nuisances. These nuisance lawsuits have drawn lots of public attention to the issues of hog waste management.By (Amanda Magnus).
After nearly a quarter of a century leading the North Carolina Museum of Art , Larry Wheeler is stepping down. During his tenure as director, Wheeler ushered in major changes including launching a popular outdoor concert series, building the light-filled West Building and doubling the museum’s staff. He also made the museum a place to meet and ...…
How does a documentary change when the director becomes the subject? Filmmaker Daphne McWilliams explored this in her directorial debut “ In A Perfect World .” The documentary features interviews with eight men who were raised by single mothers and includes McWilliams’ own story.By (Amanda Magnus).
Actor Tim Blake Nelson tells us why his role in the Coen brothers' new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is one of the toughest he's ever had. The q online culture panel discusses YouTuber Lilly Singh's break from making videos. Novelist Erwan Larher remembers surviving the Paris Bataclan attack in his new memoir The Book I Didn't Want to Write ...…
Hélöise Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, talks about the latest evolution of her on-stage persona: Chris. She tells us exactly who Chris is and where her need for reinvention comes from.
Three years ago, terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead, 90 of which were killed at the Bataclan theatre. Erwan Larher was there on that terrible night, and he's released what he describes as a "non-fiction novel" based on his experiences. The English translation is out now.
Nearly two decades after O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He tells us why it's one of the toughest roles he's ever had.
Doug Vaessen, Global Calgary reporter
So much attention in the midterm elections this year has focused on the gubernatorial race in Georgia between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams that the race for secretary of state, the office Kemp is vacating, has gone largely ignored. It’s arguably the more important race, since this is the office that will control the state’s ...…
Where did the five points of Calvinism come from? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us back 400 years to the Synod of Dort. Read the transcript.
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
Richard Ojedais running for president. Ojeda, a West Virginia state senator and retired U.S. Army major, lost his congressional bid in the state’s 3rd District on Tuesday, but saw the largest swing of Trump voters toward Democrats in any districtaround the country — overperforming 2016 by more than 35 points. Still, in a district Donald Trump c ...…
Oregon is now the only state to allow non-unanimous juries in criminal felony cases after Louisiana voted to end this practice. Norris Henderson, the state director of Louisiana’s Unanimous Jury Coalition, gives us insight into the campaign’s success. And OPB reporter Conrad Wilson tells us what this could mean for Oregon’s split-jury system.…
A small Oregon town on the border with Idaho voted to legalize recreational marijuana shops last week. Ontario will now be the closest legal cannabis to Boise, Idaho, and city planners expect the vote to have a big economic impact on the town. Town manager Adam Brown tells us what the town has been doing to plan for changes.…
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