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17 Literary Podcasts to Ease Your Commute

2 months ago · "From candid interview with your favorite authors to humorous reviews of romance novels, these audio recordings will ensure that you will have a pleasant and semi-intellectual commute (disclaimer: increased intelligence not guaranteed). So plug in your headphones or blast your speakers, tune out the world and get lost with these 17 audiotastic literary podcasts!"
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AAWW Radio: New Asian American Writers & Literature

By Asian American Writers' Workshop
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, qui...
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Banging Book Club

By Hannah Witton, Lucy Moon and Leena Norms
Hello! We are Banging Book Club, three friends who decided to read a book about sex every month of 2016. We thought we'd document it in a monthly podcast, which you can listen to here! We hope you enjoy it - feel free to subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or listen on Soundcloud. If you're looking for spoiler free summaries of each book, we have created a five minute video for each read which you can find the link to in the description of each podcast. Basically, we're the baddest bitches in...
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Book Fight

By Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
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Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon

By the TLS
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.
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The Guardian Books podcast

By theguardian.com
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
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Bookworm

By KCRW, Michael Silverblatt
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
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Literary Disco » Literary Disco

By Literary Disco
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
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Lit Up

By Lit Up
Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.
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Literary Friction

By Literary Friction
Literary Friction is a monthly conversation about books and ideas. Hosts Carrie and Octavia interview up-and-coming and established authors, and each show is built around a theme - anything from breakfast to coastlines to corpses. Listen in for lively discussion, book recommendations and a little music to boot.
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Minorities in Publishing

By Jenn Baker, Bev Rivero
Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.
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Otherppl with Brad Listi

By Brad Listi
A weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading authors.
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Overdue

By Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting
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.
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The Paris Review

By The Paris Review and Stitcher
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.
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Reading Women

By The Reading Women
Reading Women is bi-weekly podcast featuring books by or about women.
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So Many Damn Books

By Christopher Hermelin + Drew Broussard
A bookish podcast celebrating a love of reading, with literary cocktails, recommendations, and author-guests talking about their work and a book they love. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
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