We all love to read. But when we’re on the go, what’s the next best thing to reading books? Talking about books of course. This selection of handpicked podcasts is a book lover’s dream. The hosts discuss publishing news, book reviews, preview upcoming books and interview your favorite authors. And the best part? It’s super easy to subscribe, so you’ll never miss an episode. Don’t just sit there like a lump on your morning commute! Fire up your podcast app of choice and enjoy a bit of literary pleasure for your ears
Books on the Nightstand
We’re Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman. At Books on the Nightstand, we strive to bring you great book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing. We do this through our weekly podcast and frequent blog posts.
Our weekly podcasts are the heart of what we do here, and we hope you’ll join us. We post new episodes every Wednesday (or often late Tuesday night). We recommend books, and chat about other bookish things. The most popular feature with listeners is our last segment, “Two books we can’t wait for you to read.” It’s where we tell you about books that we love, most of which are newly published or about to be published.
SUBSCRIBE: iTunes, Android
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics include romance novels, the way the genre is changing, and the brilliant and interesting people who read, write, and produce it, and issues common among romance readers. Plus, we always recommend some books we're reading and really enjoying. Learn more at SB-TB.com/Podcast.
SUBSCRIBE: iTunes, Stitcher
The New Yorker Radio Hour
David Remnick is joined by The New Yorker’s award-winning writers, editors, and artists to present a weekly mix of profiles, storytelling, and insightful conversations about the issues that matter ― plus an occasional blast of comic genius from the magazine’s legendary Shouts and Murmurs page. The New Yorker has set a standard in journalism for generations, and The New Yorker Radio Hour gives it a voice on public radio for the first time. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios. WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.
SUBSCRIBE: iTunes, Stitcher
Winner of the iTunes "Best of 2015" & "Best of 2016" Awards
Winner of the "Best History Podcast 2016" by Podcast Academy
Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.
Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
Each episode examines a new dark tale from history in a style similar to a campfire experience. With over 4,900 5-star reviews on iTunes and over 4-million average monthly listens, that's clearly a good thing.
New episodes are released every two weeks, on Mondays.
SUBSCRIBE: iTunes, Google Play