Best Books and Writing podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
Weekly
 
Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full bri ...
 
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The Dead Authors Podcast
Monthly
 
Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing pr ...
 
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Longform
Weekly
 
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories.Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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The New Yorker: Fiction
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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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The Sword and Laser (Audio)
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Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
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Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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Slate's Audio Book Club
Monthly
 
Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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The Guardian Books podcast
Weekly
 
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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I Should Be Writing
Monthly
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history
 
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
Weekly
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
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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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Books and Authors
Weekly
 
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.
 
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The Writers Panel
Weekly
 
The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
Monthly
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
Weekly
 
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
 
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The Legendarium
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The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
 
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Literary Disco » Literary Disco
 
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired.
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing comp ...
 
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Circulating Ideas
Monthly+
 
the librarian interview podcast
 
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Writers on Writing
Weekly
 
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
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Bookclub
Monthly
 
Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
 
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Homemade Stories
Rare
 
Short stories and commentary shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.
 
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Podcast Episodes – The Narrative Breakdown
 
a Podcast about Story Craft for Creative Writers of All Mediums
 
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London Review Podcasts
Monthly
 
LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Ingratitude’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. There’ll be something new every fortnight.
 
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Get Booked
Weekly
 
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
 
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After Words
Weekly
 
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 12pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
 
Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Weekly
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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The Author Hangout: Book Marketing Tips for Indie & Self-Published Authors
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
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LA Review of Books
Weekly
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
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Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week
 
We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between
 
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
 
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The Smarter Artist
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Author entrepreneurs Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant answer questions, offer quick tips, and deliver keen insight to help creative people who want to make a good living off of their hard work. In just a few minutes a day, we promise to help you get smarter faster.
 
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A Podcast of Ice and Fire
Monthly
 
"The delivery and banter can get quite base at times."
 
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Author Strong Podcast | Giving Writers the Tools They Need to Succeed!
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
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This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts Jay W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read. Humor, serious talk, progressive inebriation, who could ask for more?
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Please visit us at blinkist.com/simplify to see our new podcast, Simplify!
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
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Kobo Writing Life Podcast
Monthly+
 
Interviews with authors, tips for self-publishing, digital publishing and using Kobo Writing Life
 
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The Writing Podcast
Monthly+
 
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
This is truly a delightful compilation of some of the best known and loved passages from William Shakespeare's plays. Most readers would be familiar with all or at least some of them. If you've studied Shakespeare in school or college, plays like The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth were probably assigned texts. However, if you haven't encountered these plays before, Shakespeare Monologues is a great volume to browse through and enjoy at leisure. It's important to know that there is a distinct ...
 
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Books and Authors
 
Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit From The Goon Squad. Her new book Manhattan Beach is set largely during the Second World war, her heroine is the first ever female diver employed to mend warships. She talks to Mariella Frostrup about turning her hand to historical fiction, and her literary interest in twins. Also on th ...…
 
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The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth
 
It’s our first ever Prancing Pony Podcast Q&A episode! Alan and Shawn answer live questions from our very special guests, ranging from the fun to the philosophical. Topics include our favorite villains, the surprising similarities between goblins and dwarves, and the importance of reading Tolkien's poetry aloud. Also Entwives, and the uncanny a ...…
 
This week on the MashReads Podast, we talk with Andy Weir, author of 'The Martian,' about his new novel 'Artemis.' The novel follows Jazz Bashara, a space smuggler who has grown up on Artemis, the first city on the moon. When Jazz gets a heist job from one of Artemis' wealthiest citizens, she thinks she's hit the jackpot. However, what Jazz bel ...…
 
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Xtreme Self-Publishing Podcast
 
In this episode, Jo and Frank discuss Frank's series--Engine of Creation--and his return to writing novellas.
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
She rises up above the strapless, her dewy flesh like a soul half out of a body. It makes me remember her one week old, soft, elegant, startled, alone. She stands still, as if, if she moved, her body might pour up out of the bodice, she keeps her steady gaze raised when she walks, she looks exactly forward, led by some radar of the strapless, o ...…
 
Fictionalising a life in Alex Miller’s The Passage of Love; Irish Catholic Brooklyn uncovered in Alice McDermott's, The Ninth Hour; pain, racism and incarceration in Jesmyn Ward's, Sing, Unburied, Sing; from schoolroom to sailing boat with Roger McDonald in A Sea-Chase.
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Concerning “The Land of Shadow”, from the Morgai march to Sam’s star... What a Week! - Amazon, LOTR, Christopher, etc - 1:30 The Lay of the Land - 19:00 The Escape from Cirith Ungol - 23:30 Hope Out of the West - 29:00 Along the Morgai - 33:30 A Small and Passing Thing… - 40:00 Mordor Up Close - 53:00 Orc Fight - 58:30 The Turn East 1:03:00 Hai ...…
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
 
Learn from these real-time examples how to choose the right sentences for your story, in a way that will make you a better writer with every book you write.
 
They have photographed the brain and here is the picture, it is full of branches as I always suspected, each time you arrive the electricity of seeing you is a huge tree lumbering through my skull, the roots waving. It is an earth, its fibres wrap things buried, your forgotten words are graved in my head, an intricate red blue and pink prehensi ...…
 
1) My writing progress ... I managed to squeeze in a writing day before heading to Poland: 2) Look what happened to me this week :-) This means that I have now made sufficient sales to have to pay to use Book Report: 3) My Goodreads giveaways: Dead of Night at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/263177 Mailchimp Unboxed at https://www.goodr ...…
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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The Book Review
 
James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”
 
Tim Powers discusses Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers in Part 1 of a two-part interview. Powers is the author of groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy novels such as The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides (which was the basis for the Pirate of the Caribbean movie series entry). He’s won two World Fantasy award ...…
 
If you are pondering what to cook or bring this Thanksgiving, Roxanne gives her favorite cookbook recommendations in today's Tidbits episode. Also in today’s Tidbits we give you a sneak peek at next week’s interview with Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende, who spoke to Roxanne about her latest book, In the Midst of Winter. Books in this e ...…
 
This week, we're talking about civics education. At a time when our republic feels particularly unsettled, we’re asking: What do students know about their government? What SHOULD they know? Teachers tell us that there is a critical need for materials that help students understand their role in a democracy and as citizens of the world—whether th ...…
 
Sarah Giragosian reads poems from her recently published work, Queer Fish inspired by her fascination with animal-human similarities including one from the perspective of a horseshoe crab. Host Charlie Rossiter recommends Copper Canyon’s unique catalog that is also a mini poetry anthology.Find Queer Fish available for purchase, here: https://ww ...…
 
Books & Boba highlights and discusses the latest news in Asian American literature for November 2017 including new releases, publishing deals, and newsworthy stories. For additional thoughts and discussion on the monthly pick, visit the Books & Boba Goodreads group. Follow the hosts: Reera Yoo (@reeraboo) Marvin Yueh (@marvinyueh) Follow the Bo ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Medieval romance author Cecelia Mecca started out thinking she’d traditionally publish her books. A chat with an indie author at an RWA conference changed Cedelia’s mind and a year later she’s a full-time author, working at home and in full command of her author career. This week’s highlights include: Picking up a manuscript after 20 years and ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
How kind people are! How few in the crowd truly hope the tightrope will break. Rare’s the man who’ll shoot the Pope or throw his shoe at a liar, though joining in—that’s natural. An audience of St. Paul’s sparrows is easily bored, easily frightened. One blasphemy and off they fly. Even a polite dog will snore through reprimands, though he’ll ro ...…
 
Ricci Wolman is the founder and CEO of Written Word Media. You may not have heard of Written Word Media before, but I’m sure you’ve heard of some of their brands, including Free Booksy, Bargain Booksy, and Red Feather Romance, all of which are very popular book promotion websites. Ricci has more than 10 years of experience building online audie ...…
 
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The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs
 
Ricci Wolman is the founder and CEO of Written Word Media. You may not have heard of Written Word Media before, but I’m sure you’ve heard of some of their brands, including Free Booksy, Bargain Booksy, and Red Feather Romance, all of which are very popular book promotion websites. Ricci has more than 10 years of experience building online audie ...…
 
Co-hosts Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher are joined by filmmaker Robin Campillo, and actors Nahuel Perez Biscayart and Arnaud Valois - the Director and the stars, respectively, of 120 BPM, which won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival - to discuss how they captured the spirit of the Parisian chapter of one of the most dynamic and tr ...…
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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Ep#77: This week we're showcasing the session "How Authors use Podcasts to grow their Brand" hosted by Tim Lewis.If you’re considering starting a podcast to raise your indie author profile and grow your audience, Tim shares the what, why, and when of podcasting for beginners.Topics covered in this author podcast include:What is a Podcast?Who Ca ...…
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
 
Anne chats with Eric Zimmer of The One You Feed about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanksgiving What Should I Read Next? Binge: The Popcast with Knox and Jamie - Ep 212 The Nos of Social Media Sorta Awesome with Megan Tietz - Ep 121 Boundaries for the holidays The West Wing Weekly - Ep ...…
 
Blaine Harden has served as The Washington Post's bureau chief in Northeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He was a national correspondent for The New York Times and has contributed to The Economist, PBS Frontline, Time, and Foreign Policy. His latest book, King of Spies, tells the gripping account of the most powerful American spy you've ne ...…
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Welcome to the second season of Simplify! As we mentioned, we're phasing out this RSS feed, so if you want to hear more great stuff, subscribe to the new podcast!iTunes: apple.co/2sUeLYAPocketCasts: pca.st/qnKHOvercast: bit.ly/2uVNFlkRSS: bit.ly/2uVeF4j//In this season's first episode, Caitlin Schiller talks to the bestselling author and legend ...…
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Get ready for Simplify Season 2! As we mentioned, we're phasing out this RSS feed, so if you want to hear more great stuff, subscribe to the new podcast!iTunes: apple.co/2sUeLYAPocketCasts: pca.st/qnKHOvercast: bit.ly/2uVNFlkRSS: bit.ly/2uVeF4j//Tune in! We kick off the new season with an episode featuring Seth Godin. Simplify is made with love ...…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
Bejan Matur is an award-winning Kurdish-Alevi poet from Turkey writing in Turkish and Kurdish. Her poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. She currently lives in London. Her poems were translated by Jen Hadfield and Canan Marasligil. If you would like to support the Poetry Translation Centre please visit poetrytranslation.or ...…
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
Founder of the iconic group The Go Betweens, Robert Forster, joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about his new book Grant and I. There's also chat of the work of Alan Bennett, Jack Kerouac and TS Elliot. And then Josie discovers Robert is a fan of The Neapolitan Novels... To hear extended versions of Book Shambles plus the chance to win gre ...…
 
My father chops with his axe and the leaves fall off the trees. It’s nineteen forty-three. He’s splitting wood for the winter. His gun leans behind the door, beside his goose-greased workboots. Smoke comes out of the metal chimney. At night I sleep in a bunk bed. The waves stroke the lake. In the mornings it is so cold we can see our breath and ...…
 
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