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Best Great Books podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Great Books podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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 other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
In which the CenterForLit staff embarks on a quest to discover the Great Ideas of literature in books of every description: ancient classics to fresh bestsellers; epic poems to bedtime stories. This podcast is a production of The Center for Literary Education and is a reading companion for teachers, homeschoolers, and readers of all stripes.
 
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.
 
Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors to the Close Reads network. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits. For information regarding your data pr ...
 
"I Found This Great Book" is a podcast and website dedicated to sharing books that I have found that I feel will be great reads. The podcast includes interviews with authors of all genres. I have fun talking with authors about their books and we dig into interesting things about the books, the author's background and what new books might be coming soon. You will also want to check out the website www.ifoundthisgreatbook.com because I will post reviews and news about other books I think are g ...
 
From the Close Reads Podcast Network, Close Reads is a book-club podcast hosted by David Kern and featuring an array of contributors, including Tim McIntosh, Heidi White, and others. We read Great Books and talk about them. A NOTE ABOUT OLDER EPISODES: Since most podcast apps don't go further back than 100 episodes, you'll need to click here to listen to anything further back than that. And our first 32 episodes can be found here, on the original CiRCE Institute feed. For information regardi ...
 
Two lovers of the Cosmere explore the universe created by Brandon Sanderson with biweekly episodes discussing the intricacies of this literary masterpiece. Episodes begin with background information on the Cosmere itself and develop to be more specific regarding each world/novel. We discuss the crossovers, magic systems, and characters in great detail. For fans of Sanderson, literature, epic stories, magic, and sexy podcast hosts. #AllSpoilers
 
CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been ...
 
Most people don’t have time to read the books they want to. Each week join Steph (@steph_clarke__), a life-long bookworm, as she brings you the lessons from the best non-fiction books she’s read. Steph will share the ‘three big things’ the books taught her, favourite quotes and actions she’s implemented since reading the book. If you have an ever-growing pile of half-read books on your bedside table, this podcast is for you. Steph's Business Bookshelf; doing the reading so you don't have to.
 
Shipwreck is a San Francisco-based erotic fanfiction competition that pits six great writers against one great book each month. Fics are performed to a live audience by our resident thespian, that we might preserve author anonymity till the votes are tallied. Hosted by Amy Stephenson and Casey Childers.
 
Each Tuesday, a broadcast focused on science, religion, and philosophy, based on the unifying concepts of The Urantia Book. Broadcasts begin 9:00 PM ET(worldtimezone.com for local start time). Co-hosted by Dr. Chris Halvorson, Andrea Barnes, Kermit Anderson, and Brad Garner. Artwork compliments of www.rassouli.com.
 
Three guys spun out by the wheel to correct the pattern… or destroy it? Who knows! Follow along, as our hosts go through the Wheel of Time, chapter by chapter. Listen in as Bill, Rob, and Rich attempt to bend the Pattern...in their own special way. If you curious about this incredible book series, this podcast is the perfect compliment to listen to while reading the books. Come experience Robert Jordan's fantasy world that is so deep and fleshed out with great locations and greater character ...
 
Bible Study with Rev. Barbara Crafton is a come-as-you-are, no-experience-necessary voyage through a great book. A gifted teacher, Rev. Crafton uses her extensive scholarship to offer a fresh, thought-provoking look at the Scriptures, bringing people and stories of the Bible to life. Unable to join our Sunday morning classes in person? Weekly classes are streamed live online at 10:00am at marblechurch.org.
 
On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy
 
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This week I am featuring the prolific and versatile mystery author R. Barri Flowers. R. Barri Flowers is an award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of more than eighty books, including mystery and thriller fiction, relationship novels, young adult mysteries, and children's books. You can see all of his books by going to his website www.r…
 
In late March 2020, in the first few weeks of the social distancing brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris and Suzanne checked in with a few friends about how they’re handling this new stress and isolation, and what (if anything) they’re reading right now.By The Spouter-Inn; or, a Conversation with Great Books
 
This week, Scott and Karl discuss Schopenhauer's Metaphysics of Love. Among 19th-century philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the first to contend that at its core, the universe is not a rational place. His view of love is no different— earnest but slightly unromantic. Scott sums up Schopenhauer's theory by saying, “Love is an experience yo…
 
Paul Celan's poetry marks the end of European modernism: he is the last poet of the era where the poetic "I" could center a subjective vision of the world through language. Celan bears witness to the Holocaust as the irredeemable rupture in European civilization, but he does so in German, the language of the perpetrators who murdered his parents al…
 
Recorded before the Great Quarantine, in this episode Ian finds himself in the middle of a very long read during his turn in the What Are We Reading? hot seat. Discussing Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, we talk about the Dickens pastiche, the difference between intellectual understanding and experience, and Spokane’s cancelled li…
 
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus when she was nineteen years old on a bet. The novel spawned two centuries of creatures that turn against their makers. It examines the limits of scientific innovation, whether the quest for knowledge must be tempered by morality, and why human beings tend to ostracize, …
 
What comes to mind when you think about the Parable of the Prodigal Son? Perhaps you can imagine the wayward son eating alongside the pigs in the pigsty. Or maybe you remember the father running out to clothe his son in his own robe and signet ring. But have you ever considered why the elder son refuses to enter the father's feast? Join us as we di…
 
Art Spiegelman's Maus is the story of an American cartoonist's efforts to uncover and record his father's story of survival of the Holocaust. It is also a cartoon, where the Jews are mice, the Nazis cats, the Poles dogs, and the French, well, you'll have to read it. It's a story of survival and also a story of silences, and how the next generation …
 
How does Draft Zero cope with lockdown? LINKS Facebook: http://facebook.com/draftzeropodcast/ Patreon: http://patreon.com/draftzero/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIEz5b9FMNa7Tj8DkcJQWRA Dear DZ Listeners, We hope you are all staying healthy and safe. Due this difficult time of lockdown, Chas and Stu have decided to “regularly” do speci…
 
A note from Anne — I’ve been soooo looking forward to sharing today’s episode with you. Today we’re sharing the live audio from my book tour stop at the Strand in New York City. This evening in their gorgeous rare books room was MAGICAL. The room was packed with avid readers (and quite a few What Should I Read Next alums, which is what we like to c…
 
On this episode of New Books in Language, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they) interviews Dr. Amy Koerber (she/hers), Professor at Texas Tech University, on the groundbreaking book From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History (Penn State University Press, 2018). Filled with fresh takes on classical rhetorical theories, From Hysteria is an engaging explorat…
 
On this episode of New Books in Language, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they) interviews Dr. Amy Koerber (she/hers), Professor at Texas Tech University, on the groundbreaking book From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History (Penn State University Press, 2018). Filled with fresh takes on classical rhetorical theories, From Hysteria is an engaging explorat…
 
Long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Bhutto’s lyrical debut novel unfolds over the course of one morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border.Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, it chronicles the lives of five young people trying to live and love in a world on fire. On a day s…
 
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: a puzzle from Ideal Bookshelf and comfort reading in the time of COVID19 Current Reads: each of us shares three books we’ve been reading lately. Deep Dive: Girl, Get You a Bookstagram Book Presses: some big magic for your creative pursuits and a book that your newest readers (and their par…
 
Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson's: the number of impacted patients has doubled to more than six million over the last twenty-five years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides that increase the risk of Parkinson's continue to proliferate, many people rem…
 
The right to decision making is important for all people. It allows us to choose how to we our lives – both on a daily basis, and also in terms of how we wish to express ourselves, to live in accordance with our values and desires. However, the right to make decisions has been, and continues to be, routinely denied to people with disabilities – som…
 
The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the…
 
In his new book Creative Repetition and Intersubjectivity: Contemporary Freudian Explorations of Trauma, Memory, and Clinical Process (Routledge, 2019), Bruce E. Reis writes intimacy is “transformative prior to the delivery of observation or interpretation” and while this book explores “the monsters, dreams and madness which emerge in the consultin…
 
WoTSpoilers is a twice weekly book-club. You can join the conversations that make the podcast on Discord. Please remember, Seth and Patrick are two nerds in a basement who would rather be creating content full time, than working our 9-5s. You can help us create the content you love, and become full time podcast creators, by donating on Patreon…
 
About the author “My name is Michael. I can hop. Do you want to see me hop?” That’s how Michael introduced himself to bemused strangers at the supermarket when he was three. Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior and competency. His book The Coa…
 
Comfort reads, things to curl up with, or things to provoke, stimulate and challenge, this episode is all about the lockdown. To distract us we have period drama Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, London-based fantasy Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, we escape to Provence with unreconstructed male-wish-fulfillment novel Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle, escape alt…
 
Psychiatry has always aimed to peer deep into the human mind, daring to cast light on its darkest corners and untangle its thorniest knots, often invoking the latest medical science in doing so. But, as Owen Whooley’s sweeping new book tells us, peering deep into the human mind is, well, really hard. On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Po…
 
Psychiatry has always aimed to peer deep into the human mind, daring to cast light on its darkest corners and untangle its thorniest knots, often invoking the latest medical science in doing so. But, as Owen Whooley’s sweeping new book tells us, peering deep into the human mind is, well, really hard. On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Po…
 
The fact that secrecy and the concealment of information is important in today’s China is hardly a secret in itself, yet the ways that this secrecy is structured and sustained in such a vast society is not especially well understood. A lot more must be at play than simply the PRC state’s vast censorship apparatus when it comes to obscuring everythi…
 
The fact that secrecy and the concealment of information is important in today’s China is hardly a secret in itself, yet the ways that this secrecy is structured and sustained in such a vast society is not especially well understood. A lot more must be at play than simply the PRC state’s vast censorship apparatus when it comes to obscuring everythi…
 
The Jātaka tales, or stories of the Buddha’s previous lives as a bodhisatta, are included in the Pāli Canon and have for centuries been a rich source of inspiration in Theravada Buddhism. In addition to these classical Jātaka, a number of other non-canonical Jātaka tales emerged in Southeast Asia and were widely circulated throughout the region. Co…
 
These are ominous times, and difficult ones. I hope this podcast can provide some solace as we all ride in our lonely whaleboats through a storm-toss't sea. Talia talks with Alexandra Petri, an old friend and the humor columnist at the Washington Post, about "The Ship" -- in which we finally meet The Pequod, the whaleship on which we will spend the…
 
“Let us therefore do as I suggest… We can move from place to place, spending one day here and another there, pursuing whatever pleasures and entertainment the present times will afford. In this way of life we shall continue until such time as we discover (provided we are spared from early death) the end decreed by heaven for these terrible events.”…
 
Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they discuss Anne's continued adventures with Diana, the way the book changes structurally during these chapters, and Lucy Maud Montgomery's view of Anne's imagination. If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you access podcasts! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/p…
 
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