Podcasts for Book Lovers

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular, and there is officially a podcast for every topic imaginable. If you like books as much as I do, odds are you like talking about books just as much. I don’t have many friends or family who are as interested in books as I am, so I’ve turned to the internet to feed my book addiction.

Sometimes, I just want to listen to other people talk about book news, spoilers, and the like. There are tons of podcasts for book lovers out there, and these are some of my favorites!

Slate’s Audio Bookcast

Slate hosts a monthly virtual book club through their Bookcast. Each month, Slate chooses a new book, and the podcast discusses it in detail. If you’re looking for book recommendations, or you’re hoping to join yet another book club, this podcast is for you.

Between the Covers

Between the Covers is for serious readers. It features readings, author interviews, and more on a monthly basis. Based in Portland, Oregon, Between the Covers takes reading seriously.

Dear Book Nerd

Dear Book Nerd is hosted by librarian Rita Meade and it features special guests from every corner of the book world. This podcast addresses readers questions and bookish topics like writing professions, reading speed, and whether it’s weird to prefer the presence of books over people.

The Moth

The Moth podcast features a different spoken story each episode. There is a story for everything you could think of. Though this podcast isn’t really about books, it appreciates the fine art of storytelling.

Welcome to Night Vale

This podcast is a spoken story that proceeds through each episode. It’s like a book in that the story plays out in your head. This podcast describes itself as “Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.” Get ready to binge-listen.

Adventures in YA

Young Adult fiction is my guilty pleasure. I’d like to say I read more “mature” books, but these stories suck me in every time! What can I say? I’m an addict. Adventures in YA discusses the latest news in the YA book world including anticipated releases, book reviews, and just good old fashioned book talk.

First Draft

In this podcast, Sarah Enni interviews a different Young Adult or children’s author each episode. Despite this, her range of topics is broad and she focuses on the process of writing in a way relevant to every aspiring writer.

Do you listen to podcasts? Share your favorites in the comments!

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