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 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 New Yorker: Fiction – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
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.
Rendition – Alex CespedesListen
Come along for a modern re-telling of timeless stories, from ancient Egyptian fables, to Shakespearean plot twists, folk tales, and even pop songs that all have one thing in common–they take you on a journey.
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.
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.
The Scarecast – Scary Stories & Creepypasta – MaddMikeListen
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.
The Allusionist – Helen ZaltzmanListen
Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org.
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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.
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
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 Writer’s Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor – American Public MediaListen
Each day, The Writer’s Almanac features Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reading a short poem or two. The Writer’s Almanac is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media.
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.
Crime Writers On… – Partners in Crime MediaListen
True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture roundtable with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about the blockbuster podcast ‘Serial,’ as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, ‘Crime of the Week.’
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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!
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.
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 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 Wicked Library – Daniel FoytikListen
The Wicked Library is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you stories of horror by the newest and best independent authors! Produced and Hosted by Daniel Foytik beginning with Season Six. Follow us on Twitter @wickedlibrary. For submission guidelines and our entire back catalog of past seasons, visit www.thewickedlibrary.com
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.
Poem of the Day – Poetry FoundationListen
Great classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
The New Yorker: Poetry – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
UNspoiled! Harry Potter – UNspoiled! NetworkListen
Natasha and Roshawn read the Harry Potter series one chapter at a time. Natasha knows everything, Roshawn knows nothing!
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!
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.
Poetry Off the Shelf – Poetry FoundationListen
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
Scary Stories – FearTales.comListen
Listen to the most creepy Horror Stories.
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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.
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.
PotterCast – The Harry Potter Podcast – PotterCastListen
Join PotterCast in a continuing adventure through J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. For eleven years PotterCast has remained your trusted source for discussion, celebration, and interviews with creators and actors from the Harry Potter Universe.
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!
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.
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.
The Dark Verse – M. Amanuensis SharkchildListen
Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. THE DARK VERSE is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information, visit www.thedarkverse.com. To become a patron of the podcast and give monthly support, go to www.patreon.com/thedarkverse. The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 ebook is FREE to download in the iTunes Store!
CreepyPodsta: The Creepypasta Podcast – Weaponized LanguageListen
A creepypasta panel discussion show hosted by Jeff Kowalski, editor of Unknowing: An Anthology From Beyond the Veil!
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!
I Should Be Writing – Mur LaffertyListen
Writing interviews and how-tos from a SF writer who’s still learning.
Helping Writers Become Authors – K.M. WeilandListen
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
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.
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.
Tales To Terrify – Tales To TerrifyListen
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer.
Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.
Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.
The Baby-Sitters Club Club – Jack Shepherd and Tanner GreenringListen
A big dumb idiot and his brilliant, charming friend discuss the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels of Ann M. Martin in chronological order. Get ready to look with new eyes at the timeless adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I guess Dawn. And probably Mallory too. Fine, and Jessi.
Book Riot – The Podcast – Book RiotListen
Book Riot – The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what’s new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter – MuggleNet.comListen
Alohomora! is an interactive and creative collaborative project between fans worldwide and MuggleNet staff. Join us as we re-read the entire series, spin wild theories, and share content all influenced by our love of Harry Potter.
Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today’s Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : – Between The Covers : Author Interviews : Today’s Best Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry -host David Naimon KBOO 90.7FM : A radio podcast on creative writing, craft & books (literary, genre-bending, experimental, fantastical, science fiction)Listen
Author interviews with today’s best writers — established & up-and-coming — in fiction, nonfiction and narrative poetry. Hosted by David Naimon, KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon.
— "e;the most intense and awesome podcast I’ve ever been a part of ” –Gary Shteyngart
Episodes – Witch, Please – @ohwitchpleaseListen
Welcome to Witch, Please, a fortnightly podcast in which two lady scholars reread the entire Harry Potter series, rewatch all the movies, and discuss them for their own amusement. You can listen too.
김영하의 책 읽는 시간 – 김영하Listen