Bookish Podcasts You Should Listen To

First off, Why you should listen to Podcasts?

  • They’re great for commuting. I would listen to them when walking to class and now I listen to them on my long London commute.
  • They’re also great for doing mindless tasks- like cooking, or showering, or working out, or just sitting there while you procrastinate that essay you should be writing.
  • They’re a super interesting and under appreciated form of media. Podcasts are one of the only purely auditory.
  • You can listen with your eyes closed- so easy.
  • They can be super informative but also fun.
  • And they’re FREE!

 Okay, but What Podcasts should you listen to?

Well, here are some of my favorites that are in the literary realm. I also listen to others. I sort of accumulate them over time, in the same way I accumulate TV Series.

First Draft with Sarah Enni


Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for a quality hang with young adult and middle grade authors, including the likes of Veronica Roth, Leigh Bardugo, and Victoria Aveyard. In candid and inspiring conversations, writers offer their unique perspectives on the creative process, what keeps them typing, and staying sane in publishing. With all that and regular bonus episodes, there’s more than enough to bust your to-read list!

I have been loving this podcast recently. Sarah Enni is a great interviewer and makes each interview focused on the writers backstory and allows the authors to explain what they wanted out of their books and how their books came about.

Pub Crawl

pub crawl

Authors and publishing pros blogging about all things reading, writing, books, and booze.  Reading Under The Table since 2012.


Pub Crawl podcast is great for people interested in the publishing industry in any form (writer, publisher, agent). Host JJ and Kelly talk about a variety of topics, both business (querying, publishing 101,  author brand) and writing (characterization, genre, POV, archetypes).



Singing Bones

singing bones

Singing Bones  is a podcast that looks at the origin of fairy tales, the bare bones of stories that have been the basis for so much of literature, film, and pop culture.

Listen to our episodes to hear the story behind your favorite tales (you might not know them as well as you think), to look at corresponding tales in other cultures, and examine the place they have in our modern lives.

This podcast is so great, artistically as well as content. The host, Clare Testoni, expertly tells the tales of all your favorite fairy tales by delving into there history and looking at multiple variations of each story. Singing Bones is so pleasant to listen to with  music, bits of history, and bits of story.

Hey YA!


From great new books to favorite classic reads, from novels to the latest on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Hey YA is a relatively new podcast, but I’ve enjoyed the episodes they’ve produced so far. Eric and Kelly discuss topics like talking about YA with YA skeptics, black meets blank pitches, and book recommendations both new and old.


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These are just some of the bookish podcast I’ve been listening to lately. What are some of your favorite podcasts, literary or otherwise?


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