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Best Literature podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Literature podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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A Podcast on Chinese Literature
 
Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them.
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
 
This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum’s work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children’s stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wiki ...
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
Hosted by Matthew Winner, co-founder of All The Wonders. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.
 
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Lit Literature
Monthly+
 
Literature discussion done right! The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have gotten together to discuss books, literature, and movies with our favorite wine, beer, ale, rum, and general shenanigans.
 
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Nightshade Diary
Weekly+
 
Podcast and video versions of classic ghost stories, urban myths, folklore and more.
 
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The Overcast
Monthly+
 
Breathtaking Speculative Fiction from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.
 
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So Many Damn Books
Monthly+
 
Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
 
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Ditch Diggers
Monthly+
 
The new home for Mur Lafferty's work
 
Rob and Lee Moore talk about Chinese Literature.
 
Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
 
A weekly podcast about young adult literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between.
 
Anonymous Literature (formally known as Anonymous Drama Literature) is a non-profit international anonymous literary organization for anonymous writers, editors, translators, illustrators and poets. We mostly talk about writing, editing, and translating the original anonymous foreign works. If you want more info, contact anonliterature@gmail.com.
 
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Hey YA
Monthly+
 
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.
 
What's out in print, just in case you miss the popular weekly feature!
 
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The Left Page
Monthly
 
A podcast about Literature and Leftism! Understanding literary works, themes, authors and more from a Left perspective!
 
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Reading Envy
Monthly+
 
I'll have what you're reading!
 
This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.
 
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Easy English
Daily+
 
Daily show for kids and the family. Broadcasting from England. Featuring books, jokes and loads of fun!
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
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 murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
Interviews with Writers about their New Books
 
Amateur literary enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
 
Hosted by Cassidy Cash, That Shakespeare Life takes you behind the curtain and into the real life of William Shakespeare.
 
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ConQuest
Monthly+
 
 
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in “Tales of Terror and Mystery”, a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair and let yourself be transported to the strange but compelling world created by Sir Arth ...
 
Discussion of American literature, culture, and history; connects readers to books; and offers analysis of famous first lines from books.
 
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Oh No! Lit Class
Monthly+
 
Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
 
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Recommended
Monthly+
 
Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.
 
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Hysterical History
Weekly+
 
Hysterical History is a comedy podcast where Alexis and Hailey, friends and history lovers, tell each other wacky yet factual stories from the past. Join them every TUESDAY for laughs and weird history realness.
 
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Smarty Pants
Monthly+
 
Tune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. A podcast from The American Scholar magazine. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.
 
Amateur literary enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
 
The Banned Library Podcast offers a unique discussion and emphasis on books and literature that are considered frequently banned or challenged by schools and libraries. Word of Warning, the stories may not be safe for work or children unless you have really cool children and a grown up work place!
 
This podcast is a place to talk about creativity, learn about some artists and writers. It is a safe place for artists and writers to learn about each other's creative processes and craft.
 
Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.
 
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Bogey
Daily+
 
Fun for all the family. Featuring books, quizzes and lots more!
 
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Waves Breaking
Monthly
 
This is a podcast in which I, a lonesome transbaby, interview my contemporaries in trans and genderqueer poetry in order to better understand their literary contributions.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
​Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work.The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth but humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature. Dani Vee your host is a Head Teacher English, podcaster, reader, writer and book enthusiast. Subscribe and listen now.
 
The AskHistorians Podcast showcases the knowledge and enthusiasm of the AskHistorians community, a forum of more than 400,000 history academics, professionals, amateurs, and curious onlookers. The aim is to be a resource accessible across a wide range of listeners for historical topics which so often go overlooked. Together, we have a broad array of people capable of speaking in-depth on topics that get half a page on Wikipedia, a paragraph in a high-school textbook, and not even a minute on ...
 
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Hypnogoria
Weekly
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, Britian's longest running horror podcast! Coming to you from the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a comfy armchair by the fireside to talk of all things weird and wonderful. Here we discuss strange cinema and spooky television, explore weird fiction and delve into the mysteries of folklore. Plus we also regularly gather by the fireside to hear readings of some classic tales of the strange and the macabre.
 
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The Book Club Review
Monthly+
 
Kate and Laura on the books that get you talking. Every episode we sit down to chat about the books read most recently by our book clubs. What did we make of them? Did they spark debate? And whether we loved them or loathed them, we always try to answer the big question: were they great book club books?
 
Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast walks through every chapter of the Harry Potter saga one chapter at a time, touching on the characters, themes and story as we dissect J.K. Rowling's wondrous series.
 
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