Take a Listen: Bookish Podcasts

by Jessica on January 26, 2018

Podcasts are all the rage right now. They’re perfect for commuting, working, exercising or when you just want to take a breather and sit around and listen to the radio. There is quite literally something out there for everyone, too. Including us bibliophiles. We’ve put together some of the top rated literary podcasts out there for you to take a listen to.


This is the podcast version of the wonderful KCRW show. It is an absolute must for the serious reader. Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry and covers the gamut from established to new and emerging writers. All hosted by the incredibly soothing voice of Michael Silverblatt. Some of the recent guests have been Anne Fadiman, Jennifer Egan and George Saunders. Subscribe HERE.

Book Riot Podcasts
We are huge fans of Book Riots online content! They have fun lists and information pieces about the literary world everyday. They also have a slew of great podcasts to please your ears. They’re podcasts range from The Book Riot Podcast – a general overview of the literary world with topics like talking about the literary award nominations, to Roxane Gay’s new advice column to audiobook rundowns. They have one called Recommended in which authors recommend books for you! They also have one dedicated to mysteries and one dedicated to Young Adult books. Plus, a few others. Something for everyone. Check ’em out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast provider.

Literary Disco
With the tagline, Where Books Come to Dance, you really can’t go wrong! Literary Disco is hosted by Julia Pistell, Tod Goldberg and Rider Strong. Three friends who happen to love books. They read everything, and we mean everything fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and more. Then they talk about it! They periodically bring on authors as well. Check out more about them HERE and make sure to subscribe too!

Between the Covers
This one is hosted by David Naimon in Portland, Oregon. He covers fiction, nonfiction and poetry and interviews today’s best writers, both established and up-and-coming. Some of the latest episodes have featured Celeste Ng, Eileen Myles and Peter Rock. Check out his blog HERE.

H.P. Lovecraft Literary
A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired. Each episode, the two hosts Chad Fifer and Christopher Lackey discuss a piece of weird fiction. Voice actors bring the texts to life and music helps to create the atmosphere. Super fun listen! More info HERE.


Do you listen to any of these on a regular basis?
Are there any you would recommend? Let us know in the comments!