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10 Best Literary Podcasts

4 months ago · "Since there are about a million podcasts out there, it can be difficult for a newcomer to know where to start, which is why I have put together a list of recommendations for you. So put on those headphones and follow me. You might learn something."
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Books on the Nightstand

By Books on the Nightstand
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.
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Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature)

By Robert Harrison
Entitled Opinions is a literary talk show on Stanford University Radio, KZSU, in which Professor Robert Harrison interviews guests about issues that range from literature and philosophy to politics and sports.
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In Our Time

By BBC Radio 4
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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Echolocation

a day ago

The New Yorker: Fiction

By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
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The New Yorker: Poetry

By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
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Philosophize This!

By Stephen West
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
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Selected Shorts

By Selected Shorts / Panoply
Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
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Serial

By This American Life
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes...
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S-Town Is Live

a year ago · transcript

Welcome to Night Vale

By Night Vale Presents
Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.
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World Book Club

By BBC World Service
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
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Amy Bloom: Away

16 days ago