Book lovers everywhere, rejoice! There are so many wonderful, literary, bookish podcasts to binge, consume and otherwise indulge that it could become overwhelming.
Here are eight of the best book podcasts to try, everything from author interviews and conversations to book recommendations, reviews and more. Perfect for book lovers!
If you dream of launching a podcast but you don’t know what to do next, you’re in the right place. This workbook will guide you through the nine steps you need to take to plan your podcast BEFORE you start recording.
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8 literary podcasts for book lovers
The Literary Salon
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamourous locations. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host. Don’t worry it’s not a book club—there’s no homework. Salon Selective!
I’m a Writer But
We’re writers, but…I’m a Writer But is a podcast from Lindsay Hunter and Alex Higley. We talk to writers with jobs/kids about how they make it work, or not.
Between the Covers
Author interviews with today’s best writers—established & up-and-coming—in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Hosted by David Naimon, Tin House & KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon.—The Guardian’s 10 Best Book Podcasts—Book Riot’s 15 Outstanding Podcasts for Book Lovers—the most intense and awesome podcast I’ve ever been a part of—Gary Shteyngart.
Nerdette is a safe space for nerding out about all the things you’re watching, reading, and encountering IRL. Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts, and more.
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.
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.
Get the ultimate insider’s scoop on the best new books. The editors at Kirkus Reviews interview your favorite authors, tell you whether or not the books on the bestseller list are worth the read, give you behind-the-scenes insights, and introduce you to great books you may otherwise never find.
Book Club for Masochists
A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers. (Warning: Language)
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