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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poem of the Day – Poetry FoundationListen
Great classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
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
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.
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 New Yorker: Poetry – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Scarecast – Scary Stories & Creepypasta – MaddMikeListen
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
Classic Poetry Aloud – Classic Poetry AloudListen
Classic Poetry Aloud gives voice to poetry through podcast recordings of the great poems of the past. Our library of poems is intended as a resource for anyone interested in reading and listening to poetry. For us, it’s all about the listening, and how hearing a poem can make it more accessible, as well as heightening its emotional impact.
See more at: www.classicpoetryaloud.com
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 Book Bully – Ellison WeistListen
Join obsessive reader and raconteur Ellison Weist, aka “The BookBully,” as she muses about current books and old favorites that may have slipped past you. Interviews with other bibliomaniacs and recommendations galore.
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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
Scary Stories – FearTales.comListen
Listen to the most creepy Horror Stories.
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Knightly Pleasures – Erotica for Women – The Grey KnightListen
I want to make you feel sexy. Strong. Confident. I want you to feel like the world is at your knee’s. Shut the door, put me in your ears, and let’s explore. Together.
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!)
Show website: crimewriterson.com
Follow the show on Twitter @crimewriterson
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Buy our books: http://www.crimewriterson.com/our-books/
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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.
Books on the Nightstand – Books on the NightstandListen
A conversational podcast about books, from two longtime veterans of the publishing industry. If you love to read, this podcast is for you. Listen in to hear what’s new, what’s great, and the books we just can’t stop talking about.
LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE – Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories) – John Joseph Adams and Stefan Rudnicki (Skyboat Media | Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy | Nightmare Magazine)Listen
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you’ll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there’s fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best now voices you haven’t heard yet. When you read LIGHTSPEED, you’ll see where science fiction and fantasy have come from, where they are now, and where they’re going. The LIGHTSPEED podcast, produced by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media, is presented four times a month, featuring original audio fiction and classic reprints.
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
Radio Westeros ASoIaF Podcasts – Radio WesterosListen
Yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar host podcasts about George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ novels. Analysis and theories, alongside short readings set to specially arranged music, pseudo adverts from Westeros, music from the fandom, guests, soundbytes, idents… this is Radio Westeros, the only radio station this side of Asshai (spoilers all books)
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.
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