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Top Literature Podcasts

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.

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.

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.

Dark saga : Aethuran

Nearly a milenia has passed, since the nations of Arne were united under the banner of the Argent order. With the end of the great war, and the army of demon whorshipping cultists aswell as thier demonic overlords defeated, the order has since dwindled into obscurity. Those that remain in its service stand vigilant, seeking out and destroying any taint of black magics. Events are about to transpire that will either be the salvation of the world of Aethuran, or its ultimate destruction. Aethuran : dark saga follows the perspective of four individuals, each with thier own seperate path, and goals, yet ultimately all roads lead to the same place, and each will cross paths with darkness along the way. The story is naration driven, but all dialogue is voice acted. Welcome to the brutal, dark fantasy world of Aethuran.

CasterQuest : The Kingkiller Chronicle Book Club

Home of the "Kingkiller Chronicle" Book Club based on Patrick Rothfuss' best selling fantasy novels. We also recap "Game of Thrones" and occasionally read fanfiction, talk TV/Films, and attend and cosplay at nerdy events.

podcast – The Methods of Rationality Podcast

The internet's first source for Rationalist Fiction in audio format!

Escape Pod

The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine. Each week Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!

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.

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.'

The Sword and Laser (Audio)

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!

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady

Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.

The Diarist ~ an audio drama

The Diarist is a serialized audio fiction podcast. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue Advertising and leads them through the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters.   After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into her boss Richard Hayes' bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires.     The Diarist was written by Donna Barrow-Green.   Credits   Donna Barrow-Green, Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Director   Beth Ricketson (Andrea), Actor, Co-Producer, Co-Director   Ryan Bowen (Richard), Actor, Co-Producer   Corinne Elena, (Margaret Hayes, Lucy), Actor    Darlene Sorensen, Actor (Mother, Ellen)   Eric Schniewind,, Actor (Father, Steven Morris)   Nikki Flinn, Actor (Velvet Maud)    Heather Dowling, Actor (Elizabeth) Pierson Rintz, Actor (Doctor, various) Emerson McRaven, Actor (Various)   Ben Green, Sound Engineering Consultant Chad Thumann, Creative Consultant

Episodes – Witch, Please

Welcome to Witch, Please, a fortnightly podcast in which two lady scholars reread the entire Harry Potter series, rewatch all the movies, and discuss them for their own amusement. You can listen too.

The Potterotica Podcast

Prepare to be titillated, Harry Potter fans, because The Potterotica Podcast is here; featuring horned-up fantasies, beloved characters, and a heavy dose of comedic commentary. Didn’t know erotic Harry Potter fan fiction existed? Neither did hosts and HP fangirls and fanboy Allie LeFevere, Lyndsay Rush & Danny Chapman...until now. In each episode, Allie, Lyndsay & Danny read and discuss a hot and steamy chapter from an erotic Harry Potter fan fiction story. Join them as they explore and freak out over the (wet and) wild world of Potterotica.

History of Westeros (Game of Thrones)

Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.

Charlie's Mailbox

Charlie's Mailbox is a lyrical and poetic tale told through the eyes of Charlie, a lonely girl who stumbles upon a mailbox and the power of dreams.

Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children

Sometimes "happily ever after" is no guarantee. We feature short, original fairy tales that turn towards the dark and unsettling. These stories are not intended for children.

The Artifexian Podcast

Edgar Grunewald and Bill McGrath discuss all things worldbuilding - the process of constructing fictional settings.

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

MuggleCast is the most-listened to Harry Potter podcast (http://www.mugglecast.com) online, and the only one to release on a regular and timely schedule. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners the most entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, and more!

The Dead Authors Podcast

Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.

Radio Westeros ASoIaF Podcasts

Yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar host podcasts about George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels. Analysis and theories, alongside short readings set to specially arranged music, pseudo adverts from Westeros, music from the fandom, guests, soundbytes, idents... this is Radio Westeros, the only radio station this side of Asshai (spoilers all books)

Potterless

Join Mike Schubert, a 25-year-old man reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, as he sits down with HP fanatics to poke fun at plot holes, make painfully incorrect predictions, and rant about how Quidditch is the worst sport ever invented.

I Don't Even Own a Television

This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with or without some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read.

UNspoiled! Harry Potter

Natasha and Roshawn read the Harry Potter series one chapter at a time. Natasha knows everything, Roshawn knows nothing!

Chick Lit Murder Mysteries

Listen to Katy and Frances drink lots of wine and review the most important literature of our time: chick lit murder mysteries!

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