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Writing Excuses
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Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
 
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, books, literature, folklore, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Can ...
 
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Start With This
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The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
 
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
“Lessons from the Screenplay” creator Michael Tucker and the LFTS team do deeper dives into the storytelling of individual movies and chat with the creatives behind those films.
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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The Slowdown
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Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.
 
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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.
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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Longform
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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.
 
Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast
 
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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.
 
Holy motherforking shirtballs! This is the official comedy and entertainment podcast for NBC's TV show The Good Place. Subscribe and you'll get weekly behind-the-scenes stories, episode and performance insights and funny anecdotes. Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) with a rotating slate of co-hosts and special guests, including actors, writers, producers and more, this podcast takes a deep dive into everything on- and off-screen. Follow: @nbcthegoodplace NBC Entertainment Podcast Net ...
 
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
 
At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popular-science/support
 
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers.Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
 
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By The Book
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Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon. Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the ...
 
Amateur literary 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.
 
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The Legendarium
Weekly
 
The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
 
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
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The Slowdown
Daily
 
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
 
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Book Cheat
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The book club podcast where Dave Warneke has read the book so you don't have to. Each episode Dave tells two special guests all about a classic novel or play, and by the end of the show, both you and they can pretend you've read it. From Austen to Tolstoy, Shakespeare to Hemingway... Devour a classic in a single sitting.
 
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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.
 
C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
 
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Reading Women
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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with talented women writers whose work we’ve loved.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
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Reading Glasses
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Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing their bookshelves and hear reviews on the newest reading gadgets. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on bookish problems. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the ...
 
We read stuff so you don't have to.
 
Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process!
 
The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 400 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ...
 
Audio recordings of classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
 
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One Great Book
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Each week Anne Bogel, host of What Should I Read Next?, tells you about just one great book in ten minutes or less.
 
The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night.In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.
 
CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.
 
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Anything But Silent
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Buzzing, creative, brave. Libraries don’t just keep our stories safe; they’re where new stories begin. Meet the people making amazing things happen in them. Hosted by Cleo Laskarin from the British Library’s exhibitions team. Discover more at www.bl.uk. Supported by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.A Pixiu Production.
 
Odyssey is an intensive six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror held each summer on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures. For more information, visit http://www.odysseyworkshop.org.
 
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LRB Readings
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Listen to our writers reading their pieces from recent (and not so recent) issues on the LRB Readings podcast, interspersed with occasional ‘close reading’ episodes, which consider poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the London Review of Books archive.
 
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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The Paris Review
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An audio odyssey behind the scenes at the world's most legendary literary magazine. A phantasmagoric blend of stories, archival tape, and interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker. Plus, the cutting-edge writers of our time.
 
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How Do You Write
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Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.
 
Learn from writing coach Ann Kroeker how to achieve your writing goals (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive.
 
Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson are reading books they're pretty sure they're going to hate. Read along with us for a podcast book clubs of Ready Player One, Armada, The Eye of Argon and more!
 
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Timely question, since I'm reading a stinker right now! Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.comBy Mur Lafferty.
 
In this show, we answer two listener questions: 1. Should you write about "Bill and Ted's trip" or "Bill's and Ted's trip"? 2. Should you say you'll listen "Tuesday" or "on Tuesday"? LINKS AND SPONSORS | Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT | Passenger List Podcast: https://passengerlist.org | Mastercl ...…
 
Your Hosts: Brandon, Dan, Howard, and Mahtab Let’s make history! In this episode we talk about doing exactly that—creating real-feeling histories for secondary world settings. We discuss the resources we turn to, the pitfalls we try to avoid, and the places where we think the history has been done really well. Credits: This episode was … Contin ...…
 
AMY RIGBY is a songwriter, musician and performer. Her most recent album The Old Guys was voted one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in the Pazz & Jop US music critics’ poll. Her memoir Girl To City is newly out She plays her songs all over the world and writes online at diaryofamyrigby.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband and sometime duet p ...…
 
[Ep 214] Back in July I bought a Garmin watch that tracks steps and heart rate. More importantly, it offers training plans for beginning and intermediate runners. I clicked on a beginner’s plan because I hadn’t run regularly for years, and started following the instructions each day. Now, I tend to wing things in general. More often than not, I ...…
 
Poet Grant Hier, professor at Laguna College of Art and Design, and author of Similitude, The Difference Between, and co-author with John Brantingham of California Continuum, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for what turned out to be a masters' class in writing poetry. You don't have to be a poet or have any interest in writing poetry, to get some ...…
 
Five thoughts on why and how to take up the challenge to start (or continue) to write life-changing fiction.By K.M. Weiland.
 
David and Cargill share more tips on when best to begin and end scenes. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. ind more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Follow Cargill on Twitter @massawyrm. Follow David on Twitter @davechensky. Listen to Cargill’s other podcast ...…
 
Part two of an excerpt from the lecture Paul Witcover gave at Odyssey in the summer of 2019 on Description.By Paul Witcover.
 
Today's poem is Last Kiss by Jane Ebihara.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is Last Kiss by Jane Ebihara.By American Public Media.
 
Kristen and Jolenta's producer Nora answers listener questions! Is she a self-help believer or a skeptic? How did she become a producer? What was she like in high school? Plus, Nora shares a vocal treat with the ladies. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you ...…
 
Jeff and Rebecca try to make sense of this year's double Nobel Prize in Literature. This episode is sponsored by: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory Where to Begin by Cleo Wade The Dolly Factory by Elizabeth Macneal Links discussed in this episode: Two Nobel Prizes Awarded in Literature Ron Charles on the Double Nobel…
 
Not sure which we're talking about, so I talk about both! Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.comBy Mur Lafferty.
 
Hi this is BJ Harrison, and I wanted to tell you about a new premium audio science fiction podcast - DUST. These guys reached out to me, and asked me to listen to what they’re doing, and I was blown away. The quality is top notch – the writing, acting, and sound design, all of it. It’s a fun and immersive listening experience. The first season ...…
 
PopSci contributor Kat Eschner joins us this week as a guest host! The weirdest things we learned ranged from how snow banks turn millennial pink to a dazzling yet dangerous chemistry demonstration. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share y ...…
 
PopSci contributor Kat Eschner joins us this week as a guest host! The weirdest things we learned ranged from how snow banks turn millennial pink to a dazzling yet dangerous chemistry demonstration. Whose story will be voted "The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week"? The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share y ...…
 
Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is On the D Train by Jacqueline Johnson.By American Public Media.
 
In Against Memoir (And Other Stories), Michelle Tea takes us through the hard times and wild creativity of queer life in America. Via a series of essays, addresses and fragments she reclaims Valerie Solanas as an absurdist, remembers the lives and deaths of the lesbian motorcycle gang HAGS and introduces us to activists at a trans protest camp. ...…
 
Nicholas Quah founded and writes Hot Pod, a newsletter about the podcasting industry, and reviews podcasts for Vulture. “I think to some extent I’m in love with the concept of momentum. Sheer velocity. It’s painful. It’s punishing. Physically, I’m worse off for it. But I feel like if I stop moving, something will fall. Something will break. And ...…
 
To close out our month on Cross-Cultural Dualities, Kendra and Sumaiyya chat about this month’s discussion picks. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new bo ...…
 
It’s our third episode discussing Bram Stoker’s “Lair of the White Worm”. If you like coherent horror stories, we apologize. But as a consolation, may we offer you dozens of sentences with upwards of seven commas in them? We get the best of what Bram has to offer here: conversations with old men in parlors, absolute gibberish theories passed of ...…
 
Poorna Bell and Tony Law join Harriett Gilbert to talk about their favourite books.By BBC Radio 4.
 
John and Craig tackle the issue of assistant pay in Hollywood. Last week they called for assistants to share how much they were getting paid and the impact of those wages. They received a record number of responses highlighting the inequities in the industry. Using these emails, they take a look at the biggest issues with current pay and the ch ...…
 
Readers, sometimes podcasting doesn’t go as planned. Schedules conflict, last-minute emergencies strike, the flu sneaks up on us, Anne loses her voice during pollen season… and any of those situations can end with a guest cancelling their recording at the last-minute. That happened recently here at What Should I Read Next HQ, and we needed some ...…
 
Today's poem is My Embodiment by Craig Morgan Teicher.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is My Embodiment by Craig Morgan Teicher.By American Public Media.
 
On this week’s show, we discuss the shock decision to split the prize between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo, and look at two books about the UK’s Windrush generation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspodBy The Guardian.
 
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? Kristen and Jolenta pop in to share the new podcast The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, ...…
 
If you're not using a dictionary to look up puzzling words as you read them, you're missing out on a whole other level of enjoyment. Also, when you're cleaning house, why not clean like there's literally no tomorrow? The term "death cleaning" refers to downsizing and decluttering specifically with the next generation in mind. The good news is t ...…
 
Fly away to relaxation on the wings of feathered friends with this week's reading, Cassell's Book of Birds. You'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about bird tongues, if you make it that far. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Volume 1" at Project Gutenber ...…
 
Ever wanted to marry a ghost? Then boy do we have a book for you! Spooktober continues with Yangsze Choo's debut novel about a young woman in late 19th-century Malaya who winds up promised to a spectral groom. It's a fun book that is almost overflowing with hallmarks of different genres. Coming-of-age concerns, supernatural fantasy, historical ...…
 
Today's poem is My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane.By American Public Media.
 
Today's poem is My Grandmother's Love Letters by Hart Crane.By American Public Media.
 
The book so nice, they discussed it twice! The Blue Team is back for a second conversation about Dead Beat, the seventh book in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. Megan, Todd, and Kenn talk about what it means for Harry to have true friends; how characters have reminded each other of their value; and Craig pops in to tell the panel why he's so ...…
 
Jeff and Rebecca briefly discuss the double Nobel, wonder about a strange The Testaments deployment, consider the National Book Award longlist, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Fabulous Monsters by Alberto Manguel Dad's Maybe Book by Tim O'Brien The Great Courses Plus No Judgements by Meg Cabot Links discussed in this episode: The double ...…
 
Mysteries, clues, and plot twists are great for hooking readers--as long as they are not powered by info dumps. Here are 5 principles for creating exciting plot revealsBy K.M. Weiland.
 
The author of Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man who wrote Dracula spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about the origins of Stoker's vampire, and why he still captures our imagination.
 
Emma Donoghue discusses her new novel Akin, plus a discussion of the best fiction spies.By BBC Radio 4.
 
Now taking a straight and stronger course to recovery, Frodo feels it’s time for food, drink, and merrymaking. He has a brief reunion with Sam, then with Merry and Pippin before they’re all moved on to the hall for a feast. Each way he turns his head, Frodo is surrounded by fair and powerful folk; but he has a pleasant (if cautious) dinner conv ...…
 
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews actors Crispin Glover & Luke Bracey, producer Gala Avary & writer/director Roger Avary about Lucky Day. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2019. All rights reserved.By Jeff Goldsmith.
 
Dana Thomas discusses “Fashionopolis,” and Steven Greenhouse talks about “Beaten Down, Worked Up.”
 
One listener, many questions! Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.comBy Mur Lafferty.
 
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