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Best Great Writers podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Great Writers podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Whether you're a seasoned author or beginning writer... Subscribe and tune into WritersLife.org radio to get the latest news, tips and resources needed to take your love of writing to the next level, get published or simply generate an income from. Subscribe now, plus be sure to claim your free Writer's Toolkit by visiting our site at http://www.WritersLife.org/podcast-gift/ Writer's Life Radio - The Only Show for Authors and Writers, by Authors and Writers
 
GREAT WRITERS SHARE It’s no secret that writing can be lonely work. But, does it really have to be? Whether you’re full-time, part-time, or just starting out, you’ll get insights into the tricks, tips and production habits of writers from every level of the biz. From bestselling authors, to those launching their first novels, you’re sure to be in the company of friends as we encourage great writers to divulge and share their secrets.
 
Interviews and speeches by Malcolm Gladwell who is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath.
 
A peek into how great writers conjure and craft their work. From creative rituals to guilty distractions, writers reveal what it really takes to get pen to paper.
 
“One morning Gregor Samsa woke from anxious dreams to find himself transformed into a disgusting insect...” Thus opens one of the most famous books of the twentieth century, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Published in 1915, The Metamorphosis is written originally in German. It is a brief but extremely thought provoking novella. Readers and writers have termed it one of the most influential works of the century and hailed Kafka as the creator of a new form in literary tradition. Today, the ...
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories usi ...
 
Villette was Charlotte Bronte's last published novel. It came out in 1853, just two years before her death in 1855. It is a poignant, strangely lonely and sad work, steeped in conflict between society's demands and personal desires. Set in the fictional town of Villette in France, it is the story of the young and intelligent Lucy Snowe, the narrator in the book. She is described by another character in the book as having “no beauty...no attractive accomplishments...” and strangely seems to l ...
 
A series of interviews with academic experts on a number of great writers. Part of the Great Writers Inspire project.
 
From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to the public and the education community worldwide. This series is aimed primarily at first year undergraduates but will be of interest to school students preparing for university and anyone who would like to know more about the world's great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project which makes a s ...
 
The podcast most capable of ruining bookstores for you forever. TV's Kevin Lanigan, Vern Tooley, Joe Konroy, & Justin Germeroth are veteran improvisers, taking their singular gifts for bringing silly characters to life directly to you. What if all the great writers you learned about in school were alive and well? What if they were unstable morons? What if Jane Austen swung from the chandelier on weekends and Mark Twain was a weird racist? These are the kinds of questions we answer here. You ...
 
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Great Writers Inspire
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From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to the public and the education community worldwide. This series is aimed primarily at first year undergraduates but will be of interest to school students preparing for university and anyone who would like to know more about the world's great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project which makes a s ...
 
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is akin to the great salons of times past. Pour yourself a martini, grab a spot on your favorite sofa and listen to the great artists, writers, politicians, and celebrities of our day discuss and debate the current political and economic scene, art and music, film and literature or maybe talk about the newest trends in fashion, design and haute cuisine. Whether it’s the current political cocktail or the latest must-read award-winning book, Halli tackles all topics ...
 
The MSHSL.org writer travels the state looking for great stories, and talks about them here. Read his work at John's Journal at the MSHSL website.
 
The future is words. More businesses are investing in high quality UX writers and content strategists. Apple, Uber, Shopify, Spotify, Amazon...the list goes on. "UX Writer" is now one of the hottest jobs in tech - and around the world, too. Why? They realise writers embedded in design crews are the great differentiator. This podcast is all about those writers - who they are, where they come from, what they do...and why the work they do is so important. You've heard all about the stories of b ...
 
New York Times bestselling novelist William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books and publishing, plus interviews with major authors, agents, editors, and other professionals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red ...
 
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 ...
 
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Ideas
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IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.
 
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Shipwreck SF
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Shipwreck is a San Francisco-based erotic fanfiction competition that pits six great writers against one great book each month. Fics are performed to a live audience by our resident thespian, that we might preserve author anonymity till the votes are tallied. Hosted by Amy Stephenson and Casey Childers.
 
StoryOsophy is a weekly podcast that dissects elements of story through analysis of books, movies, plays and other mediums that span the history of storytelling. Hosted by Adam Jones and Devin Halden, the show is an on-going exploration of story and where storytelling goes next and where do we as storytellers take it next. It is intended to stimulate conversations about story and the imagination of storytellers. Story + Philosophy = StoryOsophy. Thank you for subscribing! Please provide feed ...
 
Christmas Eve. Guests round a fireside begin telling each other ghost stories. One of them relates a true incident involving the governess of his little nephew and niece. Strange events begin to take place, involving the housekeeper, a stranger who prowls round the grounds, a mysterious woman dressed in black and an unknown misdemeanor committed by the little nephew. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James was published in 1893 and it remains one of the best-known and admired works of this grea ...
 
A podcast about the American writer David Foster Wallace. (Image by Robyn O'Neil c/o The Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)
 
Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi (Old Mans War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazin ...
 
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche A searing indictment of concepts like “truth” and “language” Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche is a deeply thought provoking book that forms one of the keystones of modern thought and politics. In this book, Nietzsche takes the position that our subservience to fixed perspectives that are forced on us by our language and our ideals make us incapable of perceiving reality. He propounds the theory that ideals are not fixed but change over ...
 
Great conversations with authors from Australia and around the world.
 
The foundations of modern skepticism and objective thinking are thought to be rooted in the philosophy of Rene Descartes, the French mathematician, philosopher and writer. This great sixteenth century thinker also gave us theories on mind-body dualism and the concept of ethics as the highest form of science. He is considered the Father of Modern Western Philosophy. His theories also led to the emancipation of humanity from the doctrine that the Church is the sole authority over Man and led t ...
 
The School For Young Writers is a show dedicated to presenting the great work of primary and high school students under the guidance of the organisation 'School For Young Writers'.Students devise, write, produce and perform their own creative radio plays.So far this year young people from Our Lady of Fatima School, Belfast School, Shirley Primary School, Russley School and Thorrington School and the Senior Writers' Group have all participated with the talented support of theatre director Ste ...
 
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Great Lives
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Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
 
The Blackbird Studio is an immersion program dedicated to turning good writers into great ones through comprehensive literary studies.
 
Contemporary Black and Asian British writing is changing how we see and read literature in English around Britain today. This series brings some of the best writers working in and beyond the UK into conversation with readers to discuss reading, writing, and how literature shapes our perceptions of the world and our identities within it. Included in this series you will find writers reading from and discussing their work, responses to this literature by a variety of readers including students ...
 
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The Fear
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The Fear is a comedy podcast about everything that scares us. Comedy writer Sarah Morgan invites her favourite funny guests to bring in and unpack three things that give 'em the fear - their favourite scary scene from film or TV, a childhood terror, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular! This podcast is a member of the Great Big Owl family.
 
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Story Grid Podcast
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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes.Helping you become a better writer.Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.More at www.StoryGrid.com.
 
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Nonfiction4Life
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Nonfiction authors share compelling true stories & books with great ideas for living well. In addition to discussing captivating biographies & memoirs, these writers promote business & entrepreneurship, foster community-building, encourage health & wellness, strengthen home & family, and nurture personal development. Regardless of the genre, all the books we feature are insightful, inspiring, and uplifting. In the end, we save you time by curating long-standing classics, sleepers, and new re ...
 
An improvised free-form audio fiction.Every Wednesday — Editing Manager Spencer Soares and Managing Editor Liz Syrnick take listener character submissions and do their darndest to force ‘em into a fan fiction.
 
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
 
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Selected Shorts
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Your favorite actors bringing great stories to life.
 
In The Universe Speaks in Numbers award-winning science writer Graham Farmelo is in conversation with some of the great names in modern physics and mathematics. Among the interviewees are Michael Atiyah, Ruth Britto, Lance Dixon, Simon Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Juan Maldacena, Michela Massimi, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Simon Schaffer and Edward Witten. To read more see Graham's book The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.
 
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CrimeWAV Volume 3
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CrimeWAV is a podcast series of crime stories that I’m continuing with the aim of introducing the work of published crime writers, some of the great folks I’ve been able to meet, to the podcast crime audience that I’ve developed with my JACK PALMS CRIME podcasts. I’m doing this for two reasons: I want to bring some of the great work that’s out there by people in the crime writing scene to the crime listeners I’ve developed with my podcast series–I want to give my listeners more great crime c ...
 
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 ...
 
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WAIP
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WAIP is a semi-serialized variety show features some of Milwaukee's finest established and up-and-coming talent plus great skits and plays by area writers.All In Productions is a not-for-profit Milwaukee based professional theatre company. Our mission is to produce, primarily, contemporary works not often seen in the metro-Milwaukee area and to provide an opportunity for local and homegrown artists to collaborate and master their craft.
 
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Love Your Work
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Reconnect with the most powerful fuel of all – the fuel of loving your work. Best-selling author and award-winning designer David Kadavy helps you make it as a creative entrepreneur. Find your creative voice, cultivate the mindset you need to succeed, and be the first to capitalize on new opportunities to make a living making your art. Every Thursday, David presents either a guest or his own learnings from his decade-plus career as a creative entrepreneur. Hear from titans of industry like f ...
 
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 ...
 
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
 
Each week, co-hosts, Alida Winternheimer, author and writing coach at Word Essential, Kathryn Arnold, emerging writer, & Robert Scanlon, author of the Blood Empire series, have conversations about the craft of writing fiction. They bring diverse experiences and talents to the table from both the traditional and indie worlds. Our goal is for each episode to be a fun, lively discussion of some aspect of story craft that enlightens, as well as entertains. Sometimes we have special guests. All e ...
 
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 ...
 
The Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories is a six-volume edition, which contains one hundred and one tales written by authors as diverse and separated by history as Pliny the Younger (first century AD), Voltaire (17th century) and Guy de Maupassant (19th century) and also from different parts of the world. This volume which is the first, contains twenty interesting stories, and an introduction by the editor. The fascinating aspect of mystery stories is that sometimes the ...
 
Two emerging screenwriters – Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis – try to work out what makes great screenplays work. Discovering what it takes by analysing what successful writers put on the page.
 
Alexander Fedoritch Adouev is the naïve, pampered son of Anna Pavlovna, a provincial landowner. He decides to go off to Saint Petersburg, not only to make his mark upon society but also to fulfill his two rosy romantic dreams of becoming a great writer and finding a great love. He is taken under the reluctant wing of his uncle, Piotr Ivanitch Adouev, a pragmatic, hard-headed businessman who scorns everything romantic and tries to cure Alexander Fedoritch of his sentimental, youthful illusion ...
 
Here’s an incredible source for tips and suggestions on how to grow a great Western Pennsylvania garden. KDKA’s Organic Gardeners explores ways to make digging in the dirt a natural and bountiful experience. The Organic Gardeners are Doug Oster, an Emmy Award winning producer, host and garden writer, and Jessica Walliser, a horticulturist, author and devoted bug lover. The Organic Gardeners airs live Sundays at 7:00 AM on KDKA.
 
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Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Winnie Dunn and Stephen Pham discussing this little red thing. this little red thing is a collection of short works of fiction, microfiction and poetry. It brings together nearly ...…
 
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Victoria Saravia, co-founder of BeauteBook, an online firm offering book covers and other graphic design services for writers. Chapter 1: Introduction William Bernhardt's new novel, Trial by Blood, can now be ordered! Chap ...…
 
This week, I sit down alone with my microphone for a public service announcement that the Great Writers Share podcast will be going on a short hiatus. This has been a decision which I have been very hesitant to make. In the full transparency of the show which I value greatly, I am currently dealing with a few monumental shifts in my own persona ...…
 
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"He is a nemesis to many, and is claimed as a friend by only very few," wrote Eduardo Mendieta about Richard Rorty, the most quoted, most criticized, and most widely read of recent U.S. philosophers. Rorty died in 2007, but a passionate crew of 'Rortyans' now devote themselves to keeping his name alive, challenging what they see as the many mis ...…
 
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories where facts, beliefs, and fabrications coincide. Essayist Samantha Irby debunks nature, fresh air, and sunshine in “The Case for Remaining Indoors,” performed by Retta. Rebecca Makkai shares tattered facts about a terrorist in “Everything We Know About the Bomber,” performed by John Cameron Mitch ...…
 
Impeachment full speed ahead. It is no longer whether to impeach or not to impeach, no, that is no longer the question. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday that she was asking the House Judiciary Committee and chairmen of other committees to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, sayin ...…
 
Prep guru John Millea on Minnesota high school sports. Thanks to PizzaBarnPrinceton.com and Bitesquad (code: TALKNORTH)By Talk North Podcast Network
 
I decided last December that I would be taking this December off. I like to give myself some space toward the end of the year so I can recharge, and come into the New Year with a fresh perspective. So, I’m reaching into the vault of more than 200 episodes, and pulling out some of my favorites – especially ones that are good for this time of yea ...…
 
Author Alina Sayre joins us at the Story Works Round Table to talk about refilling the creative well. Sooner or later we all hit that crossroads, whether you're transitioning your life or transitioning between projects, it's time to recharge. Alina has been through this process - and delivered a TEDx talk about it. We learn from Alina's experie ...…
 
Throughout the centuries, politicians, theologians and philosophers have pointed to nature as a way to guide our actions and beliefs. The equivalence between "unnatural" and "bad" seems to be as durable as ever. But philosophical anthropologist Lorraine Daston doesn't think using "nature" as a guide is necessarily all bad.…
 
Writer Ian Martin (Avenue 5, The Death of Stalin, Veep) on podcasts, his loathing of amateur compound swearing, the ‘death of satire’, The Skeletons from Jason And The Argonauts, a half-remembered PIF from the 60s, and nothing. Ian on twitter: @ianmartin Ian’s Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/05/diagnosed-canc ...…
 
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Audio from ‘Inside Llewlyn Davis Trailer’ Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen from StudioCanal and CBS films. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. Wonderwall by Oasis. Renditions from freemidi.org. Sounds from Freesound.org by cydon, damjancd, dxe10, michellegrobler, abuseart, suburbanwizard, cydon.By Fan Fiction Writer's Room
 
Academy Award nominated screenwriter, actor, and author, Kim Krizan, joined me this week to discuss how she came to work with director Richard Linklater on the critically acclaimed Before Sunrise film series, her lifelong study of femme fatales, and the pioneering work of author Anaïs Nin. "I write so the endangered thoughts roaming naked and v ...…
 
The grip conservative evangelicalism has on American social and political life is hard to overestimate. Committed Christian and author Jemar Tisby was joined by historians of religion John Fea and Molly Worthen to help answer the question: what exactly is the relationship between conservative evangelicalism and America today?…
 
In this Very Special Episode, we review our “19 for 2019” lists and report on what we did—and what we didn’t do—on our lists for 2019. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsl ...…
 
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