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Created March 07, 2021

Updated January 01, 2024



  1. A blessing, a curse, a podcast, since 2014. Christopher (@cdhermelin) invites folks to the Damn Library to talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through the never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed
  2. The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.Listen to this podcast in New York Times
  3. Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advi
  4. The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
  5. What is Family Folktales? Think of it as story time on demand. Whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites. Th
  6. Jeff, Hoi, and a rotating roster of special guests discuss the adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspires our gaming
  7. From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.
  8. Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.
  9. Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. Featured in USA Today, Orange County Register, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The Spectator, Vice and countless others.  A Washington Post Best Literary Podca
  10. Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
  11. The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. For show notes visit backlisted.fm and get an extra two shows a month by supporting the pod at patreon.com/backlisted
  12. 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 b
  13. Friends Julia, Kelly, and Rachael discuss the newest books, trends and their never-ending TBR stacks. There will be laughs, great recommendations, and possibly (definitely) some spoilers. Tune in weekly and find out why these three have entirel
  14. Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing
  15. We're two librarians who spend our off-hours chattering about recent reads, library shenanigans, and the booze that makes it all bearable.
  16. 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 childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at
  17. A book review podcast where we discuss how authors treat and traumatize their characters. Part of the Certain Point of View network.
  18. Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson are reading a book they're pretty sure they're going to hate. Read along with us for a podcast book club of Ready Player One and Armada by Ernest Cline.
  19. Interviews with Writers about their New BooksSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature
  20. The book club podcast where Dave Warneke has read the book so you don't have to. Each episode Dave tells two special guests all about a classic novel or play, and by the end of the show, both you and they can pretend you've read it. From Austen
  21. Welcome to Novel Pairings, a podcast dedicated to making the classics readable, relevant, and fun. As two nerdy bookworms, we appreciate the role of classic lit, but we but we won’t get too academic about it. We’ll talk about the books we love
  22. •FBOL is now on Patreon! Subscribe: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit•The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wa
  23. Review and relive the books that made you cringe in school, but now with cocktails and sass. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unfortunately-required/support
  24. What happens when damsels don't need the hero? What happens when they do? Deconstructing Damsels talks about the women characters of romance and how well they work within an author's world. Irreverent humor and cussing may apply.
  25. This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
  26. Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat.
  27. Interviews with Authors about their New BooksSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
  28. Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
  29. The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they've faced along the way. Listen for livel
  30. Shelf Centered is Orange County Library System's (FL) official podcast covering library events and services.
  31. A podcast celebrating the wonderful world of books. In every episode, writer and journalist, Paul Cuddihy, takes his guests on the literary journey of their lives. They will choose their favourite book from childhood; their teenage/student (for
  32. Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.Find out about our upcoming events here https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy
  33. A weekly podcast on books and culture brought to you by the writers and editors of the Times Literary Supplement. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
  34. Black Chick Lit is a twice-monthly podcast that talks books by and for black women. Join Dani and Mollie as they talk prose, drink wine and laugh at their own jokes.
  35. Censored is a podcast for the filthy minded. Explore banned films, books, magazines, newspapers and cinema like a smut-obsessed censor. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
  36. Two crime writers - Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste - discuss publishing news, hear reviews from bloggers, and speak to the biggest names in the book world.
  37. Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature.
  38. High school librarians John and Rachel chat about books and news from the library at White House High School in White House, Tennessee. Join in for conversations about current happenings and young adult literature.
  39. Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/rgbc/subscribeAre you tired of reading the same angsty hero narrative over and over again? So are we. That's why we're examining stories that feature rebellious heroines through an intersectional fe
  40. The most listened to romance novel podcast, Fated Mates is co-hosted by bestselling author Sarah MacLean and romance critic Jen Prokop. Weekly episodes include romance novel read-alongs and lively discussions of the work of the genre, highlight
  41. Half advice show, half cultural critique, and one wild ride through the world of wellness. Join podcast besties Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg as they dissect the inner workings of the betterment industry - and offer up some advice along
  42. A podcast where writers talk honestly about books, writing, and the literary world. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, authors and long-time editors for Barrelhouse, a nonprofit literary magazine and book publisher. New episodes every ot
  43. A Cup of Tea with Alan is an opportunity to really get to know the person behind your favourite books. I aim to get to know the person behind the author, spending hours making that book a reality. Sit back, put the kettle on and enjoy A Cup of
  44. Coffee and Books podcast is hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, a noted author, social commentator, professor, and owner of a coffee shop and bookstore in Philadelphia named Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. In each episode he chats with authors and promi
  45. The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions and investigations make this the perfect compa
  46. The latest books from the best writers. Join books writer, Nicole Abadee, as she interviews top Australian and international Authors about their new releases. Make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a comfy chair, and settle in for some great conve
  47. A professional interview program where new and seasoned authors in all book genres present their work to readers. Some interviews include short readings.
  48. The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Techn
  49. Join Chris & Paris every other Tuesday to discover if you really can judge a book by its hideous cover, bad title, or weird synopsis.Support TBC on Patreon
  50. Hosted by Charnaie Gordon, of the blog Here Wee Read, this podcast celebrates diverse and inclusive books for kids and adults. In addition to interviewing kid lit and adult writers and illustrators on occasion, you’ll be updated on the latest b
  51. Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
  52. Are you a fan of books but don’t have time for the commitments of a book club? Do you wish you could get an honest review of popular releases to know if they are worth your time? If you answered "yes" to any one of those questions then this pod
  53. As librarians, books are kind of our thing. Listen in as we talk about what we\’re reading, make book recommendations, and all sorts of book-related fun.
  54. When In Romance is a biweekly show dedicated to romance novel news, gushing, and book recommendations!
  55. Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of o
  56. It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.
  57. Discussion, debate, even a little dispute – expect it all on The Book Club Review. Every month hosts Kate and Laura bring you a new episode. That could be Book Club where we chat about the book read most recently by one of our book clubs. It co
  58. Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
  59. The aim of this podcast will be to describe a book, which will include spoilers. Followed up with a discussion of the book between a guest and myself. All while, my guest and I enjoy booze. There may also be suggestions of the booze consumed.
  60. A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not!Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences,
  61. The independent-minded book review magazine that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretenti
  62. 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 Strong Sense of Place podcast, we explore one desti