And this week it’s ‘All About Audio’, and I’m listing lit podcasts. I used to listen to them all the time, especially on the commute to the office and on my walks, but now I work from home and have become a lazy arse. Must start walking and listening to them podcasts again. Soon.
This list comprises some favourites and a couple of new discoveries (descriptions are from the sites):
- The Guardian Books Podcasts The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead and Richard Lea. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion.
- The Guardian Book Club Hosted by John Mullan, professor of English at University College London, the Guardian’s Book Club examines a book a month, via a weekly column in the Guardian Review. The first three weeks discuss the book in question; the final column consists of a selection of your comments from the Book Club blog.
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation Books and Arts Podcast Explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.
- The Horn Book Podcast Conversation about children’s literature through the lenses of publishers, librarians, teachers, and fans.
- BBC Radio 4 Books & Authors Podcast This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
- NPR Books Author interviews and book reviews on National Public Radio.
- Books On the Nightstand Book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing.
- Book Riot A podcast dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.
- The Slate Audio Bookclub From the minds behind the popular online magazine, Slate, this podcast features recommendations and discussions pertaining to the current successes and failures in the literary world.
- African Lit Nollywood Hit Where African books and films collide.