Top Ten Tuesday (on Thursday): All About Audio

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday meme (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is two days late because I just haven’t been able to get my shit together.

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):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Horn Book Podcast Conversation about children’s literature through the lenses of publishers, librarians, teachers, and fans.
  5. 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.
  6. NPR Books Author interviews and book reviews on National Public Radio.
  7. Books On the Nightstand Book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing.
  8. Book Riot A podcast dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.
  9. 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.
  10. African Lit Nollywood Hit Where African books and films collide.



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