Best Non Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Longform
Weekly
 
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
Hosted by Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, fiction/non/fiction interprets current events through the lens of literature, and features conversations with writers of all stripes, from novelists and poets to journalists and essayists.
 
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but they were also used very effectively in economic blockades. They were positioned primarily to obstruct the conveyance of fuel, food and other essential supplies which the enemy needed to sustain the war effort. In the Diary of a U Boat Commander, the author, Stephen King-Hall draws upon his vast per ...
 
One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
Listen to short fiction and true memoirs. Our mission is to publish exceptional talent, both new and established, from our region and across the country. Streetlight Magazine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 
If you're in the mood for a cracking good classic murder mystery, The Middle of Things by JS Fletcher will certainly come up to expectations! Richard Viner is your average man on the street who stumbles upon a dead body in a dimly lit alley while taking his usual nightly stroll. When the police arrive, they conclude that this is a case of a robbery gone wrong, as the dead man's valuables are missing. However, as the case progresses, Viner discovers to his consternation, that the prime accuse ...
 
Kevin Tumlinson, Bestselling and Award-Winning Thriller Author, talks to authors and entrepreneurs to get their behind-the-scenes story. Each week, you can tune in to a full hour of wisdom and insight from some of the most intriguing people on the planet. It's all about the story here.
 
Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.
 
The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years of reflexion on Christianity and Jesus. Many subjects are present such as wars, non-violence, misunderstanding by believers of the faith, etc.
 
In writing, a first draft is where creativity flows, a story takes root and the voice of a writer emerges. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts. This show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin will primarily feature fiction and non-fiction authors along with occasional poets, screenplay writers, playwrights and songwriters. First Draft is a celebration of the craft of writing and the individuals who are dedicated t ...
 
A podcast featuring a man in his 30s talking to himself about a 60 year old science fiction TV show! Podcast host Matt Hurt (Obsessive Viewer Podcasts) loves science fiction. Yet, he has never seen The Twilight Zone. Anthology is his attempt to rectify that and broaden his sci-fi horizons. Join him as each week, Matt shares his first impressions, analysis, and overall thoughts on episodes of Rod Serling’s iconic series in chronological order. He also pairs each review with a non-spoiler revi ...
 
A naïve but sincere young lawyer's assistant who only dreams of marrying his childhood sweetheart and yearns to have a home and family with her. His sharp witted boss keeps the firm going by dint of shrewd business sense and legal talent. When the assistant accidentally stumbles into a murder case, the scene is set for events that change all their lives. Dead Men's Money by Joseph Smith Fletcher was published in 1920, the era considered to be the Golden Age of detective fiction. Writers like ...
 
Two Truths and a Lie is a podcast about fiction, non-fiction, and the hazy line in between. Each episode, 3 performers tell their story in front of a live audience. But one of them is a pants-on-fire liar. Your job is to find the fibber. Find out more at TwoTruthsPod.com
 
Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and ...
 
Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
Join comedian Charlie Demers (author of Property Values, The Horrors and Vancouver Special) for a monthly podcast engaging with fiction and non-fiction books of interest to the left. Find us on Twitter @Well_Reds and online at ricochet.media. 'Well Reds' broadcasts out of Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories), Canada. Produced by André Goulet and mastered by Chris Hernandez at Studio Petit Palais in Montréal (Mohawk and Algonquin Territories), Québec.
 
A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is often thought to be an unofficial se ...
 
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Food Non-Fiction
Monthly
 
Food Non-Fiction tells the incredible true stories behind food. We delve deep into the history and fascinating facts about the most famous and interesting foods. We look forward to taking you on this wild food journey, through history, and around the world.
 
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WritersCast
Monthly
 
WritersCast is the voice of writers. Host David Wilk interviews authors of new and forthcoming fiction, poetry and non-fiction books, talking with them about their work as writers, the stories they tell, the subjects they write about and the books they write. Writers reveal the thoughts and ideas behind their writing, and talk about a wide variety of topics of interest to their readers.
 
Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coasts is a non-fiction, rolicking story of the origins of piracy and of the famous pirates of the coasts of the United States. The stories don’t cast pirates in the glowing light of modern day renditions – in Stockton’s stories, pirates are bad guys! – but the dramatic style makes them good fun to read, anyway! (Summary by Sibella Denton)
 
A podcast by people who love The Simpsons, for people who love The Simpsons about how much we hate The Simpsons. Each week, "Worst Episode Ever" looks at a different non-classic episode of The Simpsons in an attempt to find which episode actually is THE worst episode ever.
 
Weekly interviews with non-fiction authors about writing and publishing their books. Topics include overcoming writer's block, selecting the right topic for your book, finding great book editors and cover designers, how to know if self-publishing is right for you, and other advice on how to write, publish, and promote a non-fiction book that makes a difference.
 
In-depth interviews with authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction, delving deeply into political and social issues, literary technique, and the life of the author. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
 
A heady mix of thrills, mystery, atmosphere and memorable characters, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic adventure story that has enthralled both young and old alike ever since it was first published in 1883. Right from the racy opening chapter where the young hero Jim Hawkins encounters a mysterious guest, Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn run by his widowed mother, the tale carries the reader off on an edge-of-the-seat roller-coaster ride of non-stop action and dra ...
 
We are a comedy podcast. A late night bar conversation about conspiracies, creatures and all things paranormal. Should the world be categorized as fiction or non-fiction? 1 skeptic. 1 believer. 1 guest.
 
This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces. Hearn tries to give a glimpse into the customs of the Japanese, by giving examples of Buddhist Proverbs and explaining the use of incense and the nation wide fascination with poetry. Furthermore, he has again translated several hair-rising ghost stories, like "A Passional Karma" about the truly undying love of a young couple.
 
Recorded live from our bookshop, in the heart of Paris, conversations and readings with internationally acclaimed authors. Discover exciting new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and delve into our archives for events with Zadie Smith, Eddie Izzard, Don DeLillo, Rebecca Solnit, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Dave Eggers, Rachel Cusk, Marlon James, Edouard Louis, Sara Pascoe, Richard Powers, Sally Rooney and many, many more. Hosted by Adam Biles.
 
Host and Creator, Dr. Sharon H. Porter, interviews authors of fiction and non-fiction books. She encourages anyone that is contemplating becoming a published author to go ahead and "Write The Book Now! You have something that is worth sharing!
 
Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It contains a number of classic Japanese stories, fairy tales, and other folklore; as well as Japanese sermons and non-fiction pieces on special ceremonies in Japanese life, such as marriage and harakiri, as observed by Lord Redesdale. The best know story of these is "The Forty-seven Ronins" a true account of samurai revenge as it happened at the beginning of 18th ...
 
A thrilling intergalactic adventure, Star Surgeon follows the journey of Dal Timgar as he strives to achieve his lifelong goal of becoming a physician. Published in 1959, the novel explores themes of discrimination, prejudice, and racial oppression, while also presenting key elements of science fiction including interplanetary travel, intergalactic medicine, aliens, and advanced technology. The thrilling tale begins with the introduction of Dal Timgar, a young alien from Garv, who has aspire ...
 
This story opens with a mother and daughter found brutally murdered inside a locked room in an upstairs apartment on a street in Paris. The police are baffled by both the ferocity of the crime and the lack of clues. Neighbors give conflicting evidence. Two friends are intrigued by the entire situation as reported in the newspapers. They decide to do a little investigating on their own. What they come up with is one of the most shocking and strangest of conclusions. The Murders in the Rue Mor ...
 
From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most i ...
 
Diese Sammlung umfasst jede Art von deutschsprachigen Texten aller Genres, egal ob Fiktion, Non-Fiktion oder Lyrik.
 
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Sound Africa
Rare
 
SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa
 
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Casting Call
Monthly
 
Casting Call is like a Hollywood singing competition, but for people who are pros at audio interviews and non-fiction storytelling. On the show, an esteemed panel of judges will join host Jonathan Goldstein to vet submissions from aspiring podcast hosts across the country, and select three finalists to travel to Gimlet HQ to make a pilot of their show. One talented hopeful will have their pilot turned into a mini-series, produced by Gimlet, and maybe even get a Squarespace sponsorship of the ...
 
The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
Do you ever wish you could sit down and chat with your favorite author? That's what Author Hour is all about. Each week, we interview an author about their latest book. We cover non-fiction genres: business, fitness, investing, self-help, and more. Listeners will get an entertaining and useful summary of each book, in a fraction of the time. A must listen for avid readers and aspiring authors.
 
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Paperback
Weekly
 
Oral storytelling has served a critical role as the sole means of abstracting experiences and emotions in narrative form, and to engage with audiences who prefer narrative storytelling, The Open Library Project presents Paperback. Hosted by Raachyeta Sharma and Satyajit Roy, Paperback will be a podcast where we engage with stalwarts and experts from various industries, suggesting 5 non-fiction titles that contributed to their journey in a big way. We believe that peer-to-peer learning will p ...
 
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Unbelievable?
Weekly
 
'Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers. http://unbelievable.podbean.com/feed/
 
Interviews with members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and those involved in RMFW conferences, workshops and other writing-related events. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.
 
Dubbed the “most popular Western of all times” Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage was the benchmark by which every other novel in the “Western” genre came to be judged. It portrays the archetypal lone gun slinger, out to wreak revenge for past wrongs who falls foul of the rich and powerful and finally rides away into the sunset, having rid the town of poisonous villains! Riders of the Purple Sage is set in 1871, in a remote part of Utah. It opens with the young and lovely Jane Withersteen ...
 
The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
Many of us are familiar with Grimm's Fairy Tales, or children's stories from France, England, China, India and Germany, but are less aware of similar folk tales and children's stories from Japan. Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki captures the exotic flavor, traditions and customs of this ancient land. Published in 1903 entitled the Japanese Fairy Book, the title was changed in the 1908 edition to Japanese Fairy Tales. Theodora Ozaki was the daughter of a wealthy Japanese aristocrat ...
 
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Simplify
Monthly+
 
Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.
 
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TASTE Daily
Daily
 
If you're a fan of home cooking, deep dives into culinary history, and emerging topics in today’s quickly moving food culture, TASTE Daily is a must-listen. Home to the popular series TASTE Food Questions, as well as essays, travel features, interviews, and deeply reported narrative non-fiction published on TASTE. Produced by Max Falkowitz, Anna Hezel, and Matt Rodbard.
 
Written by the man who mentored Lewis Carroll and encouraged him to submit Alice for publication, At the Back of the North Wind is today a forgotten classic of Victorian children's literature. The story tells of a young boy named Diamond, the son of a coachman in an English country mansion. Diamond sleeps in the hayloft above the stables and at night he finds he's disturbed by the wind blowing through the holes in the wall. He tries to plug them but one night, he hears an imperious voice sco ...
 
5 - 10 + minute stories 2 soothe you 2 sleep, spoken or sung, in a soft soothing style. Readings or songs will range from Bible Stories 2 Nursery Rhymes 2 other Fiction and Non-Fiction Novels, Stories, Letters, Commentaries and the like.🌹 2 Corinthians 10:5 🌹If you would like to support this channel and learn a little more about my mission, please consider supporting this broadcast with a small donation by clicking on the “Support” button. Feel free to visit the link below from my 2016 sooth ...
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
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Some of the most riveting food writing of the 1950s took place among revolutionaries feasting on boas and canned sausages in the jungles of Cuba.
 
This is our last bonus episode on here. Join Patreon/reallifescifi to continue listening to bonus episodes. Thank you for all of your support. We are still getting better at this :) email us at wadeandwilly@gmail.com your questions and commentsBy Real Life Sci-Fi.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Stephen King-Hall.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Mark Twain.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Lafcadio Hearn.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Zane Grey.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alan Edward Nourse.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Maude L. Radford.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Smith Fletcher.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Lord Redesdale.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Yei Theodora Ozaki.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy George MacDonald.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Smith Fletcher.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Leo Tolstoy.
 
David Epstein has reported for ProPublica, Sports Illustrated, and This American Life. His new book is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. “You can’t just introspect or take a personality quiz and know what you’re good at or interested in. You actually have to try stuff and then reflect on it. That’s how you learn about yours ...…
 
In this week's episode I'm joined by author Louise O'Neill (she's written four books so far, the last being The Surface Breaks, a feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid) to talk all things anxiety, with a particular focus on her experience of anxiety and social media, and how her anxiety has improved after a year away from the apps along with ...…
 
I’m not a pregnant woman or even near that stage in my life, but the conversation I had with our guest this episode was truly one of the most intriguing. We were talking about home birth. If you’re like most people, you have some thoughts, emotions or questions around this practice. But you don’t truly understand what makes a home birth a legal ...…
 
Our author today was such a pleasure to talk to, and his topic is one we can all relate to, but especially if you’re on the younger side. We live in a world that feels increasingly volatile and certain complex and ambiguous. For young people, this sense of unease that the world creates comes with some serious difficulties. Many are asking how c ...…
 
When you’re ready to take the next step in your life, whether that means starting a new business or applying for college. One force will block your path like a brick wall. That is fear. It becomes nearly impossible to take a risk when the negative consequences of that choice swirl in your head: financial ruin, humiliation or the sting of failur ...…
 
We’ve talked a bit about retirement with other authors before, but this time, we’re focusing on something a bit new. We’re not talking about if you’re decades away from retirement years or trying to save for college or pay for your kid’s wedding. We’re talking about if you were great at whatever you did to support yourself and built up substant ...…
 
You have grand entrepreneurial dreams, but uncertainty and fear of failure are holding you back. The fact is, there’s no better time to start a new business or expand an old one than right now. You can make it all happen by embracing the core principles of one remarkable family. Today, we have father and son duo, Glenn and Jordan Edwards, and t ...…
 
And what gives them that curly fry taste?
 
This week, Matt reviews episode 25 from The Twilight Zone’s second season: The Silence. He also shares his thoughts on episode 7 of Science Fiction Theatre’s first season, The Brain of John Emerson, in a brief spoiler-free bonus review. Tweet your thoughts on the podcast and The Twilight Zone itself @OVAnthologyPod. You can also reach the show ...…
 
Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep 29 We have as our guest today, Mansi Shetty, Founder of What Are You Reading Today. In the first half of the episode we discuss My Life With Bob by Pamela Paul. In the second half we discuss It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden, Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider, ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Lafcadio Hearn.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Zane Grey.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alan Edward Nourse.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Smith Fletcher.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Lord Redesdale.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Yei Theodora Ozaki.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Robert Louis Stevenson.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy George MacDonald.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Allan Poe.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Smith Fletcher.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Stephen King-Hall.
 
'Vivid prose reinventing ideas of motherhood, belonging and taking us into the community of drag balls and protest, both personal and political' Jenni FaganWe were joined by the exceptional Niven Govinden to discuss his vital fifth novel This Brutal House.By Shakespeare and Company.
 
Follow the simple steps in a pie inspired by Darina Allen’s Forgotten Skills of Cooking. Failure is an option.
 
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