Brad Listi interviews all the bookish people I wish I could talk to and asks them interesting, real questions. Plus, a new episode twice a week!
Favorite Episodes: Episode 188: Lee Boudreaux (editorial director at Ecco, there are dozens of authors to listen to, but this one is fascinating)
Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman both work in the publishing industry, and each week they touch on hot topics and recommend books. It’s just such a cozy, welcoming podcast to listen to – I definitely look forward to it every week. Since it’s news-centered and weekly, start at the most recent for the best!
This is another one that I’m relatively new to, but loving already. The best part about The Readers is that it’s based in the UK (though, now Simon‘s co-host is American Thomas), so there is a bit of a different perspective and some discussion of books that have not yet been published here in the US.
Favorite Episode: Episode 85: Your Country in Ten (or Eleven) Books (it’s the most recent, but I loved it!)
Another weekly gem! Jeff and Rebecca have perfect, casual banter while talking about what’s going on each week in books and this stat nerd loves how they break all those “studies” down in Methodology Corner. Just like Books on the Nightstand, start with the most recent episode and fall in love!
This was my first adventure into literary podcasting and is still one of my favorites. Though Jenn, Rebecca and Josh record monthly instead of weekly or bi-weekly, the podcast has the feeling of a great book club that is always excited to meet together. Each episode is topical, but always starts with a list of what each person is reading and, trust me, you better have your TBR list ready.
Favorite Episodes: Episode 49: How a Book is Made Part 2, Episode 50: E-Books Revisited (one of the most sensible conversations on paper/e-books ever)
So, if you’re completely new to podcasts, you might be wondering how you listen to these little gems. If you’re just listening from home, you can click on the links above and stream directly from each podcast’s website. However, if you want to listen from your mobile device, you have several options. Podcasts work much like RSS feeds in the blogging world: once you’ve subscribed, new episodes are automatically sent to whichever “reader” (player) you use. Many people subscribe using iTunes, but there are also dedicated podcasting apps available for specific operating systems. I recently started using Stitcher, for both Apple and Android, and love it. Stitcher recently shared their top podcasts for Book Lovers, with some from this list and a few others you can add, too!
Are there any other literary or book related podcasts you’ve been listening to lately?