Bookish Podcasts

Another list…

Yes I know I like lists but they are a great way of getting resources out there. This time I’m putting together a list of bookish podcasts, some of which no longer get updates but their archive is still well worth a listen.

If you know of any I’ve missed please let me know, thanks!

INDEX: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  • 3 Book Girls The most inappropriate book club you never knew you were missing.
    website | apple | soundcloud


  • 33% Pulp On 33% Pulp, hosts Linzi, Daniel, and a guest host each read a different third of a pulp novel, then recap it over three episodes — piecing together the plot and laughing at the prose. Join us for tales of teleportation, giant crabs, and super awkward descriptions of sex. (no episodes since 3rd September 2019)
    apple | stitcher


  • Backlisted Podcast. The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. Brought to you by Unbound.
    website | apple | overcast | soundcloud


  • Banging Book Club. We are Banging Book Club, three friends who decided to read a book about sex and gender every month. Every episode we bang out the blunders and best bits of our reads, on top of a little bit about our own experiences with all things banging. Basically, we’re the baddest bitches in the sex book genre and we want to take you along for the ride. (no episodes since 24th July 2018)
    acast | apple | soundcloud


  • Beaks and Geeks. On Beaks & Geeks, we have candid conversations with authors. We seek to learn more about the people behind great books. (no episodes since 11th April 2018)
    apple | soundcloud | stitcher


  • Bibliophile Podcast. From June onwards, you can look forward to a monthly dose of Golden Hare goodness tickling your earbuds in the first week of every month. Our booksellers Julie and Annie will not only be telling you all about the new releases we’re most excited about and the books we’re reading ourselves; they’ll also discuss news, debates and the hot topics of the book world today. (no episodes since 11th October 2019)
    website | apple


  • Blank Podcast. Blank is an insightful interview podcast hosted by writer Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly and, which delves into those moments when we go ‘blank’ whether it’s writer’s block, forgetting lines, losing an audience or being off form.
    website | acast | apple | stitcher


  • Bonnets at Dawn. Austen vs. Brontë is a literary thunderdome! Listen each week as Lauren and Hannah compare and contrast the lives, work and fandoms of the Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters.
    apple | player fm | soundcloud | stitcher


  • The Book Club Review. The podcast about book clubs and the books that get people talking.
    website


  • Book Lover’s Companion. A podcast about books, authors, genres, readers and more.
    apple | overcast | spotify


  • The Book Podcast. The inside story of books from new and established Australian women writers of all genres.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Bookings – The King’s Co-op Bookstore Podcast. We interview authors, scholars, and other book lovers in Bookings, Canada’s only bookstore podcast. We also record author talks from events in the city to share. Recorded from the independent and co-operatively run King’s Co-op Bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    website | apple | soundcloud | stitcher


  • Brit Lit Podcast. A fortnightly show about news and views from the world of British books and publishing.
    website | acast | apple | stitcher


  • The Cabot Cast. The Cabot Cast is a book club podcast that looks at Meg Cabot’s collection of very straight books from a very queer perspective.
    apple | overcast


  • Desi Books Podcast. News and views about desi (South Asian) literature from the world over.
    website | apple | anchor.fm | overcast | soundcloud | stitcher


  • Down the Rabbit Hole. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is a monthly podcast and radio show all about children’s books. Founded by three children’s publishing industry insiders – Katherine Woodfine, Melissa Cox and Louise Lamont, it is currently hosted and run by Katherine and Louise, together with Imogen Russell Williams and Jack Noel.
    website | apple


  • The Extraordinary Business Book Club. Alison Jones, publisher and book coach, explores business books from both a writer’s and a reader’s perspective. Interviews with authors, publishers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, tech wizards, social media strategists, PR and marketing experts and others involved in helping businesses tell their story effectively.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • The First Time Podcast. This is a podcast about the first time you publish a book. The First Time is one part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Each episode, we’ll speak to an Australian writer or industry insider about all the feelings and logistics of publishing a debut.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Four Books. I’m a huge fan of Desert Island Discs – but I always want to hear more about the book choices, and about the impact that reading has had on the lives of successful, interesting people. So I decided to do just that. (no episodes since 15th November 2018)
    website | apple


  • The FrankenPod. A podcast stitched together from the corpses of mystery, noir and gothic literature and cinema. (no episodes since 25th August 2019)
    website | anchor.fm | apple | stitcher


  • From Page to Picture. The From Page To Picture Podcast is hosted by Lucy and George and looks at the film adaptations of books. Some adaptations we love while others we think are a disgrace to the source material. Join us each episode to discuss a different book/film!
    spotify


  • Fuckbois of Literature. The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature and legend.
    website | apple | soundcloud | stitcher


  • Galley Beggar Press.Galley Beggar Press is an independent publisher from Norwich, a small city in Europe. We are citizens of the world.
    apple | soundcloud | stitcher


  • The Garret | Writers on Writing. Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret: Writers on Writing is for you.

    The Garret is a podcast writers for writers about the craft of writing. It is hosted Astrid Edwards, and her goal is to interview the best writers in Australia (and perhaps some from abroad) about how and why they do what they do.
    apple | spotify


  • Get Grimm. Weekly podcast for the young fairytale-teller, folklorist, or mythologist in your life.
    apple | podbean


  • The Ghost Story Book Club. Welcome to The Ghost Story Book Club. Each episode, along with a special guest, writer and host Adam Z. Robinson looks at a different classic ghost story. Authors will include: M.R. James, E. Nesbit, Edith Wharton, Edgar Allen Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Henry James and many more.
    apple | spotify | stitcher


  • Goosebuds. Goosebuds is a podcast where your hosts Paul, Dom, and Chad dig into the Young Adult Literature worlds of R.L. Stine and give them the deep critique and respect they deserve. Come join us and re-discover the stories you grew up with or jump in for the first time.
    apple | spotify


  • Got Books. This podcast is for those who love getting lost in and among books. We chat to bookshop owners all around the world to ask: What influences our reading choices? Is Orwell right: are bookshops “a kind of paradise where charming old gentlemen browse eternally among calf-bound folios”?
    anchor | apple | spotify |


  • Great Stories Podcast. The greatest short stories read and discussed by Trev Downey and his guests.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Grimm Reading. Join two amateur Grimmologists round the fire to read and discuss the tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Honest Authors. Bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon discuss the truth about being an author, plus expert insider interviews.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Ink to Film. The Ink to Film Podcast (Ink to Film LLC) is the creation of writer Luke Elliott and filmmaker James Bailey. In it, we go first to the source material, read, discuss, and appreciate it before moving on to the subsequent film adaptation. Once we watch, we react to the movie based on its own merit, then compare and contrast it to the source text. We hope that it will provide a comprehensive experience for the passionate fans out there, and an easy access point for the curious.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Interrupted Tales. Vintage and pulp stories just absolutely ruined by some idiots (Rob and Alan) talking over them. Episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays, except when on hiatus(esses).
    website | apple | stitcher


  • The Joy of Writing. Hello, I’m Mark Carew, host of The Joy of Writing. I’m the author of two novels, The Book of Alexander, and Magnus, both published recently by Salt in the UK. I started the Joy of Writing podcast because I wanted to connect with other authors and find out how they went about writing. I also wanted to accentuate the positive, fill up on the fun, and splurge on the satisfaction that authors get from writing novels.
    website | apple


  • Library Girl and Book Boy. A podcast for parents and teachers to help keep you updated with the latest children’s books and recommended reads. Tune in for reviews, interviews and other special content. #Education #Kidlit #LibraryGirlAndBookBoy #FunnyBookChat
    anchor.fm | apple | stitcher


  • Literary Friction. A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme – anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live
    website | apple | soundcloud


  • Litquake’s Litcast. Litquake is San Francisco’s nine-day literary festival for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Litquake’s Lit Cast is our selection of live recordings from the “Epicenter”, a monthly series which embraces a theater of ideas between writers and readers.
    apple


  • Loaded Literature. Book club turned podcast. Come join the conversation! (no episodes since 19th September 2018)
    stitcher


  • Simon Mayo’s Books Of The Year. Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world’s finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.
    acast | apple


  • Newgen Pubcast. A new podcast for a book-loving audience. From our softly furnished spare rooms (for better sound quality), we’ve had the opportunity to interview a variety people from around the book industry. With this podcast, we’re hoping to go behind the scenes and get tips, tricks and advice from those in the know. The podcast will have an initial release of six episodes and one bonus episode, each based around an interview with an author, a bookshop or a publishing professional.
    podchaser | website

  • Novel Predictions Podcast.Best friends Kales and Alyson laugh at themselves and each other as one tries to predict the ending of a book the other has already read.
    apple | stitcher


  • Oh No! Lit Class Podcast. Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let’s ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • The Overlook. Tim & Dave are a couple New Englanders breaking down the work of Maine’s finest treasure Stephen King. Join us at The Overlook as we discuss different King topics!
    apple | stitcher


  • Overdue Podcast. 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 children’s books: they’ll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • The Penguin Podcast. 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.
    acast | apple | soundcloud


  • Penteract Press Podcast. The Penteract Poetry Podcast is the official podcast of Penteract Press, an international poetry publisher specialising in the formal and experimental. This podcast features interviews with poets and publishers from all over the world, with in-depth discussions about both the craft of poetry and the present and future state of the artform.
    website | apple


  • Professional Book Nerds Podcast. We’re not just book nerds. We’re professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It’s our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, “Why not share the conversation!” Hear about the best books we’ve read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can’t wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Read Like a Writer Podcast. Read Like a Writer is the books podcast from Faber & Faber, Serpent’s Tail and Canongate, three independent publishers bringing the voices – and book recommendations – of their authors to your ears, hosted by Anna Fielding. In each episode, we’ll hear about the books they strongly recommend you read, their latest projects and learn a bit about their local indie bookshop too. (no episodes since 22nd March 2019)
    website | apple


  • Reading Glasses. No matter what you read or how you read it, Reading Glasses will help you do it better.
    apple | spotify | stitcher


  • Reading Women. If you look back over the history of literary awards, few women have received top awards. Only sixteen women have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and only thirty-one have won the Pulitzer Prize. Reading Women reclaims the bookshelf by interviewing authors and reviewing books by or about women of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

    Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting several titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with talented women writers.
    apple | spotify | stitcher


  • The Riffraff. The Riff Raff is a writers’ community co-founded by authors Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards. The Riff Raff Podcast features interviews with debut authors who offer tips, inspiration and inside advice on the challenges of getting published.
    website | acast | apple | soundcloud


  • RomBKPod. Welcome to RomBkPod: Inclusively Yours, a weekly #InclusiveRomance podcast inspired by #RomBkLove. If you’d like weekly recommendations for inclusive romance, please take a moment to subscribe. You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @RomBkPod. Thank you for joining us and until next time, happy reading!
    apple | spotify | stitcher


  • Sentimental Garbage. Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.
    website | acast | apple


  • Shelf Love: The Podcast for Romance Nerds. Thought provoking, critical discussions about literature’s most polarizing genre. Shelf Love is a podcast that lovingly digs deeper beneath the surface of the romance genre into the id, ego, and super ego of romance readers and writers, one romance at a time. Host Andrea Martucci is joined by romance experts like authors, critics, academics, and readers. We have fun taking romance novels seriously.
    apple | spotify


  • Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Smart Bitches Trashy Books began in 2005 as a community of romance readers eager to talk about which romance novels rocked their worlds, and which ones made them throw the book with as much velocity as possible. Since then our site has grown to include a community of incredibly smart and savvy romance readers, as well as folks who are curious about all those fuchsia books with the tangerine skies and turquoise ruffles they used to see in the drug stores.
    apple | spotify | stitcher


  • SSR Podcast. Each week, freelance writer and lifelong bookworm Alli Hoff Kosik will challenge a guest to reread a literary throwback or to experience for the first time ever a book they may have missed as a kid. After that, they’ll be asked to spill all the feels and all the opinions about that book on the air for your podcast-listening pleasure. Every Tuesday, you can find us breaking down an old school read from our tween and teen days on a new episode of the show. We’ll cover everything from The Baby-Sitters Club to Holes, Nancy Drew to Harry Potter. This time around, we’re a little wiser (yay!), a lot older (ugh.), and of legal age to drink wine… so we’ll have a lot to say. Happy Reading!
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Strong Sense of Place. One lifetime is too short to visit everywhere and meet everyone. That’s why we love books with a strong sense of place — they let us travel the world in our imagination. In each episode of our podcast, we explore one destination and talk about what makes that place different from everywhere else on earth. Then we recommend five books that took us to that place on the page. We’re on a trip around the globe, one great read at a time. Please join us!
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Sword & Laser. Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Talking Ink Podcast. A podcast for stories, poems and ways of thinking – with a current series of episodes based on interviews from Cardiff’s Seren Poetry Festival. Created by Lucy Smith.
    A podcast in association with Seren Books, Wales’ leading independent publisher.
    player.fm | soundcloud | spotify

  • Tea or Books?. Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of reading and books.
    website | apple


  • Teenage Scream. The podcast that lovingly dissects the best (and worst) of 90s teen horror.
    apple | soundcloud


  • Think in Translation. The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. (no episodes since 21st June 2018)
    website | apple


  • Unassigned Reading. We talk about the books you’re never going to talk about in English class. (no episodes since 13th July 2019)
    website | apple | stitcher


  • Up North Books. Welcome to Up North Books, a podcast discussing all things northern literature. Hosted by Beth Barker and Kate Baguley, the podcast hopes to celebrate and discuss northern books so more people can read about this varied and often underrepresented part of the UK. The North of England is a huge place but we want to try and find, read and discuss as many books as possible that represent its vast diversity and writing talent.
    overcast | spotify

  • What Page Are You On?. Prolific readers Alice Slater and Bethany Rutter take a literary theme, from ghost stories to crime to fat women, and chat about it for the next 40 minutes. Follow us on Twitter @WhatPagePod
    apple


  • What Should I Read Next. 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.
    website | apple | stitcher


  • We’d Like A Word.A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.
    website | apple


  • Wigtown Book Festival Podcast. Putting a little festival spirit into lockdown life, we run the vibrant Wigtown Book Festival and develop the literary and cultural wealth of Scotland’s National Book Town and its region.
    soundcloud


  • The Word Monkeys. The Word Monkeys is a podcast about what it takes to write a book. Author Matt Brown shoots the breeze with some of his favourite writers.
    acast | apple | stitcher


  • Write or Die Podcast. A #writing podcast about authors who had to take the struggle bus to success.
    apple | spotify


  • You’re Booked. Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.
    acast | apple


  • YYY Books Pod. A books podcast with writers Linda Mannheim and Rudi Dornemann. We ask people why they write, publish, and read things.
    website | apple | soundcloud


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