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Top Rated Literature Podcasts

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The White Vault
Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar production is intended for mature audiences.
Welcome to Night Vale
Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.
Lore
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
Hidden Brain
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
Myths and Legends
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
Audio Drama Production Podcast
How to make fiction podcasts, radio plays, and audio fiction. The Audio Drama Production Podcast covers all aspects of writing, recording and creating Audio Drama. That means radio drama, audio fiction, radio plays, & fiction podcasts.
Fresh Air
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
Bad Storytellers
Follow Josh, Doug, Maxx, and Liam - four friends on the road to becoming professional writers, as they embark on the perilous and often hilarious adventures of reading each others’ work for jollies and cynical critique (posted so you can read along too). All of the media they consume is subject to dissemination (both the good and the bad) and every episode they workshop a movie idea and record a full trailer for it. Come. Join us by the fire.
Nerdy Show Book Club
In these literary episodes, the Nerdy Show crew share the books they’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book they’ve read along with the community! It’s a sexy party in the library, and you’re the guest of honor.
Nerdentials
Welcome to Nerdentials, your weekly dose of the nerdy essentials. Covering TV, Film, Video Games and Comics.
Knifepoint Horror
These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten.'
A Scottish Podcast the Audio Drama Series
'A Scottish Podcast' is a serialised modern audio drama. It chronicles the story of Lee, a washed up former radio DJ who launches a paranormal investigation podcast. Lee wants to see his show The Terror Files mentioned up there alongside podcasts like The Black Tapes, Limetown, and The Message. And he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. Aided by his jaded musician pal Dougie, the pair travel the length and breadth of the country in search of Medieval Demon Kings and Lovecraftian Gods of the Sea. So why not join them on this unique tour of the ancient and mystical lands of Scotland? You’ll walk through the long-forgotten catacombs under Edinburgh. Sail out to the lonely and abandoned island of St.Caillic. Visit dingy pubs, run-down industrial estates, and obscure non-league football grounds. The show contains strong language, “adult situations” (whatever that means), and isn’t for the easily offended.
Greater Boston
Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.
podcast – The Methods of Rationality Podcast
The internet's first source for Rationalist Fiction in audio format!
Creepy
From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at creepypod@gmail.com
The Leviathan Chronicles
The Leviathan Chronicles is a sci-fi podcast that tracks Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool's fantasy, but rather a reality for a several factions of powerful immortals living among us. The Leviathan Chronicles is the ultimate science fiction and fantasy audio drama podcast.
The Bible Project
The creators of The Bible Project have in-depth conversations about biblical theology. A companion podcast to The Bible Project videos found at thebibleproject.com
The Lost Cat Podcast
The entirely true adventures I have had while trying to find my cat.
The Disney vs Disney Debates
WHAT IS THE BEST DISNEY FILM? Disney movies mean a lot of things to a lot of people; happiness, childhood, fun, happily ever after and, most of all, magic. We grew up watching and learning from Disney movies. Through the golden and silver ages and into the age of Pixar, Disney films have captivated us. We each have that special Disney title that touched our hearts and shaped who we are as people, BUT which Disney movie is the BEST Disney movie? Which Disney movie will stand the test of time and go down in history as the masterpiece of this animation giant? Come along for the ride in this totally unofficial and unauthorised debate podcast we will find the definitive answer to the question: What is the BEST Disney film of all time? THE CATEGORIES OF DEBATE: 1. The Memorable Moments 2. The Message 3. The Movie Magic 4. The Magic Music 5. That Disney Touch
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.
Delicious Word Sandwich
Picking each story’s ingredients carefully, from their yeasty origins to their hammy plots, Ol’ Matty Hannibal Butler boldly chews through zesty summaries, meaty analysis, then tells you once and for all, without pretension or apology, if that word sandwich is still fresh and, of course, delicious. Has Ol’ Matty Hannibal Butler bit off a bite more than he could chew? Probably. But where there’s a will, there’s a Hemingway. And it’s all worth it for a bite of that Delicious Word Sandwich. Delicious Word Sandwich: readable edibles; eat with your whole face.
Second Take Podcast
Join hosts Sebastian, Alex and Zane as they talk their way through films from past and present - all in a quest to see whether they are worth a Second Take.
The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast
The Losers’ Club is a weekly podcast for Constant Readers of Stephen King to dig deep into his oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his work. The series is hosted by pop-culture writers Dan Caffrey, Randall Colburn, Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, Mel Kassel, and Michael Roffman, who gather together to read between the pages.
Fictional
Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
We've Got WARD
A Weekly Podcast in which hosts Scott and Matt expertly dissect and discuss the hit web serial Worm, week by week, arc by arc.