Written Word: Podcasts for Readers & Writers

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Creation Date March 24th, 2020
Updated Date Updated November 27th, 2020
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  1. New York Times bestselling authors, friends, and co-writers Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson answer audience questions about writing and publishing. Questions can be posed on Twitter via the hashtag #askthebards.
  2. Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
  3. Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com
  4. The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
  5. The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...

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