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.
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.
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.
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 Allusionist – Helen ZaltzmanListen
Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org.
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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.
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.
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.
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.’
This podcast is AKA Crime Writers On…Serial (& More!)
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Made in Sweden: the podcast of The Father – Anton SvenssonListen
The Made in Sweden podcast is the true story behind the novel The Father by Anton Svensson. This is an unforgettable, thrilling real-life story of how three brothers grew up to become Sweden’s most wanted criminals, as told by fourth brother Stefan Thunberg and crime journalist-turned-author Anders Roslund. There are 6 episodes released every Friday for 6 weeks.
The Father is available to buy from iTunes as an ebook and digital audiobook. The hardback is available from all good bookstores. For details, go to www.thecrimevault.com/ebooks/made-in-sweden-the-father
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!
The New Yorker: Poetry – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
ReMade – Serial BoxListen
Everyone wants something they can’t have. Holden wants Seyah to notice him. Nevaeh wants to be cancer-free. Loki wants to be a hero. They’ll die to make it happen. But dying is just the beginning for them. They will be remade together in a mysterious, abandoned world, hunted by killer machines. Each of them finally has what they always wanted – but at what cost?ReMade, a 15-part post-apocalyptic thriller from Serial Box, is written by an award-winning team of writers including Matthew Cody, Andrea Phillips, Carrie Harris, E.C. Meyers, Kiersten White, and Gwenda Bond. Narrated by Greg Tremblay and Laurel Schroede. Visit serialbox.com/remadepodcast for a special offer.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 Scarecast – Scary Stories & Creepypasta – MaddMikeListen
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.
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.
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.
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.
I Should Be Writing – Mur LaffertyListen
Writing interviews and how-tos from a SF writer who’s still learning.
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.
The Self Publishing Podcast – Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers – Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David WrightListen
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There’s never been a better time to make money as a writer — to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be.
Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing company Sterling & Stone) explore everything related to getting your writing published … and making money doing it … in today’s new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn’t artsy talk — it’s “authorpreneurial” business strategy that turns self-publishing from sideline into a rewarding career.
The Lift, An Audio Drama – Daniel Foytik / Cynthia LowmanListen
The hall is dark and the overhead light flickers. Sounds echo, and there’s a creaking and clanging which gets louder as you stand there in the semi-dark.The elevator opens and you’re offered a ride.
A dark place whose original luster is now lost to time. The unlikely, old Victorian building sits overlooked by most on the edge of Pittsburgh. Originally built as a luxury residence for some of the city’s most well to do residents, it now serves a different purpose.
Within its dilapidated walls sits The Lift. Step inside and ride it to the floor chosen for your transformation.
Don’t be afraid, for Victoria, the mysterious girl who operates The Lift, waits to guide you. The nine story building calls only to those who are meant to find it. Choose well, or choose poorly, either will require great sacrifice.
YOUR CHANGE IS COMING.
The Lift is an homage to great dramas of the past like Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone. The Lift is a 2016 PARSEC Award Finalist, featuring dramatic readings of stories written by multiple writers. The Lift is Narrated by Daniel Foytik and Cynthia Lowman with additional voice work by Amber Collins as the voice of Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes.
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.
Beautiful Writers Podcast – Linda SivertsenListen
Linda Sivertsen, author & co-founder of The Beautiful Writers Group, in up-close conversations with bestselling authors, creatives, and industry experts (like Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Brené Brown, Seth Godin, Glennon Doyle Melton, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Steven Pressfield, Martha Beck, Dani Shapiro, Mary Karr, Leeza Gibbons, Gretchen Rubin, Jillian Lauren…) on publishing, writing, deal-making, and the often spiritual, always beautiful complexity of creativity.
Heart-centered encouragement, street smart advice, and insider success (and failure) stories for every writer and creative type. Hosted by author “book mama” Linda Sivertsen (formerly with Danielle LaPorte), and her monthly celebrity guest host, you’re welcomed into deep, funny, and Proust-like chats with authors who have pulled it off—from breakout success to staying power. Hear about their biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, and behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories—and get the courage to get your books, your blog, and your creative business birthed into the world. New episodes released toward the end of every month. Take your dreams from idea to done with us. Find out more: http://beautifulwriterspodcast.com
Get Booked – Book RiotListen
Get Booked is a bi-weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
But That’s Another Story – Will Schwalbe / MacmillanListen
Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them.
The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast – Norm ShermanListen
Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned ‘voice’ that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and ‘other.’ Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm’s own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.
CreepyPodsta: The Creepypasta Podcast – Weaponized LanguageListen
A creepypasta panel discussion show hosted by Jeff Kowalski, editor of Unknowing: An Anthology From Beyond the Veil!
Write Now with Sarah Werner | For Writers, On Writing – Sarah Rhea WernerListen
A weekly podcast for aspiring writers looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Chock full of the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to write every day and retain some semblance of sanity. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, and all of your other favorite things.
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!