My Dad Wrote A Porno – My Dad Wrote A PornoListen
Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this brand new comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie will be reading a chapter a week and discovering more about his father than he ever bargained for.
Myths and LegendsListen
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
The NoSleep Podcast – Creative Reason Media Inc.Listen
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
The New Yorker: Fiction – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
George Ezra & Friends – George EzraListen
Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.
A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.
I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.
So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.
What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make.
The Book Review – The New York TimesListen
The world’s top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week’s top books, what we’re reading and what’s going on in the literary world.
The Allusionist – Helen ZaltzmanListen
Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org.
A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
The New Yorker: The Writer’s Voice – New Fiction from The New Yorker – The New Yorker and WNYCListen
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
The Potterotica Podcast – Allie LeFevere, Lyndsay Rush & Danny ChapmanListen
Prepare to be titillated, Harry Potter fans, because The Potterotica Podcast is here; featuring horned-up fantasies, beloved characters, and a heavy dose of comedic commentary. Didn’t know erotic Harry Potter fan fiction existed? Neither did hosts and HP fangirls and fanboy Allie LeFevere, Lyndsay Rush & Danny Chapman…until now. In each episode, Allie, Lyndsay & Danny read and discuss a hot and steamy chapter from an erotic Harry Potter fan fiction story. Join them as they explore and freak out over the (wet and) wild world of Potterotica.
Fictional – Jason Weiser / BardicListen
The greatest stories of classic lit…without actually having to read the books.
From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They’re stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
Writing Excuses – Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard TaylerListen
Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.
What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking – Anne BogelListen
What Should I Read Next is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, host Anne Bogel interviews a new person and finds out their tastes. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next.
The Paris Review – The Paris Review and StitcherListen
An audio odyssey behind the scenes at the world’s most legendary literary magazine. A phantasmagoric blend of stories, archival tape, and interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker. Plus, the cutting-edge writers of our time.
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day – Merriam-WebsterListen
Build your vocabulary with Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day! Each day a Merriam-Webster editor offers insight into a fascinating new word — explaining its meaning, current use, and little-known details about its origin.
GSMC Book Review Podcast – GSMC Book Review PodcastListen
Golden State Media Concepts’ Book Review Podcast is every age of bookworms, covering genres from Mystery to Memoirs, Romance to Comedy, Fantasy to SciFi.
Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan – Christopher RyanListen
Ever wanted to hang with a comedian, dominatrix, health guru, bank robber, author, or Italian prince? Well, here’s your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is organic, uncensored, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.
The Classic Tales Podcast – B.J. HarrisonListen
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 New Yorker: Poetry – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
The Scarecast – Scary Stories & Creepypasta – MaddMikeListen
Andrew Klavan’s Another Kingdom – The Ricochet Audio NetworkListen
In Andrew Klavan’s latest story, ANOTHER KINGDOM, performed by Michael Knowles: Austin Lively is a 30-year-old Hollywood nobody until he walks through a door and finds himself a murder suspect in a bizarre fantasy world.
Story Grid Podcast – Shawn Coyne and Tim GrahlListen
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Helping you become a better writer.
Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.
More at www.StoryGrid.com.
Knifepoint Horror – Soren NarniaListen
These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. The stories, stripped of even proper titles, spill forward as taut, uninterrupted confessions. Knifepoint Horror leaves nothing but the story’s riveting spine to compel and chill you to the core. Music by Kevin MacLeod. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: email@example.com. Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast ‘Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They’ll Never Be Forgotten.’ More horror tales found at https://www.youtube.com/user/winterthurn.
The Real Weird Sisters | A Harry Potter Podcast – Alice Asleson and Martha KrebillListen
Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe.
Podcast episodes may contain spoilers from the entire Harry Potter series.
Writers on Writing – Barbara DeMarco-BarrettListen
weekly podcast on writing and getting published
The Magnus Archives – Rusty QuillListen
Make your statement, face your fear.
A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…
New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
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.
All the Books! – Book RiotListen
All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and discussions about the most interesting and exciting new book releases.
The Great Books – National ReviewListen
Join John J. Miller, the director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College, as he embarks upon a journey across the Western World’s rich literary heritage.
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast – MuggleNet.com and Hypable.comListen
MuggleCast is the most-listened to Harry Potter podcast online, and the only one to release on a regular and timely schedule. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners the most entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, and more!
The Creative Penn Podcast – Joanna PennListen
Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.
The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories – Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringing you the best new stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb.Listen
These aren’t the stories your mother used to tell you … no, these are The Other Stories.
The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits.
Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy – Science Fiction Interviews, Sci-Fi Books and Writing, Movie Reviews – David Barr Kirtley (Fantasy Author and Short Story Writer) and John Joseph Adams (Book Editor and Lightspeed Magazine Publisher)Listen
Author David Barr Kirtley discusses geek culture with guests such as George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Simon Pegg (#39), Margaret Atwood (#94), Philip Pullman (#76), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). The A.V. Club calls the show, “An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out,” and io9 lists it as one of “13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas.” NPR’s earbuds.fm lists the show as a recommended podcast, and CBC Radio writes, “You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but — it is. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits.” Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks
Pseudopod – Escape Artists, Inc.Listen
The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world’s first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today’s most talented authors straight to ears.
1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales – Jon HagadornListen
A hand-picked collection of narrated short stories from classic authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Leo Tolstoy, and many others which will inspire, enlighten, and entertain.
Bookworm – KCRW, Michael SilverblattListen
A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry – the established, new or emerging – all interviewed with insight and precision by the show’s host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.
After 21 years, Bookworm has a new theme — two, in fact! Replacing the familiar “You are a Human Animal,” is “I Am A Bookworm,” an original composition by the idiosyncratic rock-pop group, Sparks, At the end of the show, a second Sparks composition, “Where Would We Be Without Books.” Curious? Check out the lyrics !
Bookworm listeners are invited to participate in the first ever KCRW BOOKWORM BOOK CLUB , hosted on Facebook. Click here , log in to Facebook, and locate the “Ask to Join Group” link at the top right of the facebook page!
Slate’s Audio Book Club – Slate Magazine/PanoplyListen
Join Slate’s critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively – and sometimes heated – debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
Clarkesworld Magazine – Science Fiction & Fantasy – ClarkesworldListen
Science fiction and fantasy stories from Clarkesworld, a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning digital magazine. Stories from Clarkesworld have been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, BSFA, Ditmar, Aurora, Shirley Jackson, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.
I Should Be Writing – Mur LaffertyListen
Writing interviews and how-tos from a SF writer who’s still learning.
Swish and Flick: A Harry Potter Podcast – Harry PotterListen
Welcome to Swish & Flick: An All Potter Podcast!
We will be dissecting all aspects of the Potter series, chapter by chapter, and be warned, there WILL be spoilers. We are rereading the series and putting together all our knowledge from the complete canon as well as adding in what we have learned from JK Rowling’s Pottermore writings, exploring unknown areas with fan theories, and even coming up with some theories and ideas of our own!
Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm – Loyal BooksListen
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing till it got to the seventh edition which contained more than two hundred stories. Initially the authors meant the collection to be read not just by children, but also adults and was meant to be a compilation of folk-tales that had been passed down orally for generations. The first edition was packed with scholarly foot-notes and interesting information about the cultural connotations of each story. Later, the authors were persuaded to change the format and make it suitable for children.
However, many of these stories were found by publishers to be far too gruesome for young readers. Objectionable passages and scenes of violence were removed and replaced with less fearsome ones. The scholarly foot notes were completely eliminated, making the book just a collection of fairy tales that a child might enjoy. The present collection contains some of the most famous and well loved fairy tales that generations of children have enjoyed. The universal themes of fairy tales which include the triumph of good over evil, courage, common-sense, humility, love, the downfall of pride, greed, envy and laziness all find voice in the characters of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were two brothers born in Frankfurt in the old German kingdom of Hesse. They studied law, but were passionately interested in folklore. Jacob was also a philologist studying language. Though Wilhelm’s ill-health made traveling difficult, they toured Germany and neighboring European countries in the 18th century documenting folk tales commonly recounted by word of mouth in small villages and communities. Their interest in preserving these historical examples of native wisdom and culture has made it possible for modern readers to enjoy these age old stories that were told and retold by countless grandparents to generations of grandchildren. Most of the stories retain the lyrical qualities of oral tradition and are meant to be read aloud, creating a magical world for children.
This treasure trove of stories has become an essential part of the bed-time ritual of story-telling for both parents and children all over the world.
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – Chris Lackey & Chad FiferListen
We’re fans of Lovecraftian stories, movies, comics and the like.
In each podcast, we discuss a specific H.P. Lovecraft story – what it’s about, how it reads, why it may have been written and what other works of art it’s influenced.
It’s fun and a little creepy. Won’t you join us?
The horrid truth is that you already have!
History of Westeros (Game of Thrones) – History of WesterosListen
Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.
“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Audiobook (Audio book) – Mark Twain performed by Marc DevineListen
“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” Ernest Hemingway. This audiobook is performed by Marc Devine and co-produced by LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems.com. Each episode is has 2 to 4 chapters and is approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper. Also available via podcast from LiteralSystems and LoudLit.org: “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Heart of Darkness” by Joesph Conrad.
The Moonlit Road Podcast – The Moonlit Road.comListen
Southern ghost stories, folktales, myths, legends and other strange tales from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region’s best storytellers. Original short stories and classic campfire tales.
The Overcast – J.S. ArquinListen
Breathtaking Speculative Fiction from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.
Poem of the Day – Poetry FoundationListen
Great classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
Nightmare Magazine – Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories) – John Joseph Adams (Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy)Listen
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven’t heard of yet. When you read NIGHTMARE, it is our hope that you’ll see where horror comes from, where it is now, and where it’s going. The NIGHTMARE podcast, produced by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media, is presented twice a month, featuring original audio fiction and classic reprints.
Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast – Andrew TateListen
Let’s Not Meet is a podcast about true horror stories submitted to the letsnotmeet forum at reddit.com. Told in the form of a campfire narrative, these are stories of real life encounters with sick and twisted humans. It’s a podcast which sets out to prove that the real monsters are not that of science fiction novels and horror movies. Join Andrew Tate every Sunday for new episodes.
Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast – Jeffrey F HartlineListen
The one true A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Re-Read Podcast by PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish
Escape Pod – Escape PodListen
The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine. Each week Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today’s best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!