Best Books and Writing podcasts (Updated January 2018; image)
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Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
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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
Monthly
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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What Should I Read Next?
Weekly
 
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
 
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 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, Kevin Young.
 
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Fictional
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Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
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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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Literary Disco » Literary Disco
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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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Club Book
Monthly
 
The Book Club Rewritten
 
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The Next Chapter from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.
 
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Writers on Writing
Monthly+
 
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 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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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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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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Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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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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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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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
Daily+
 
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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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Author Kerry Gardiner chats with James about the rise of message bots; what they are, how they work, and how authors can use them for list-building, reader interaction, and so much more. This week’s highlights include: Discussion of the changes to the Facebook algorithms and their possible affect on advertising authors The potential Kerry sees ...…
 
Author and artist Myriam Gurba joins co-hosts Eric Newman and Kate Wolf for a conversation about her new book Mean, which is receiving effusive praise across the literary, art, and mainstream presses - including a glowing review from last week's guest, Jonathan Alexander, in the LA Review of Books. Billed as part True Crime Tale, part Ghost Sto ...…
 
This episode features the second part of our historic interview with James Laughlin from 1997. Find the first part in Poetry Spoken Here Episode 060. In the second part of the show, host Charlie Rossiter talks about Wishbone, the little dog who teaches classic literature.To listen to Part 1 of the James Laughlin interview, go here: https://soun ...…
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet 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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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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We were joined by one of Ireland’s most exciting young novelists, Sara Baume, to discuss her new book A Line Made By Walking. In association with éditions Noir sur Blanc.
 
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Homemade Stories
 
An honest take on setting our resolutions and goals for this new year.
 
Prof Richard Pithouse (wits University) joined Eusebius to eplore how we canall learn to read texts more carefully and closlely and yet not uncritically.
 
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The Tolkien Professor
 
By olsen@tolkienprofessor.com (Corey Olsen).
 
Eusebius McKaiser atalks to Guest: Richard Pithouse – Associate Professor WISER
 
EP#82: Welcome to Ask ALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This is our monthly Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon, with advice, tips and tools for indie authors just starting out. And here are your regular hosts for the beginners’ salon: Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn. The topics covered in this beg ...…
 
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Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
 
This week's poem is 'Please bring a token home from each journey' by Noshi Gillani from Pakistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Lavinia Greenlaw and then in Urdu by Shamila Kamsie. If you enjoyed this recording and would like to learn more about Noshi and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.p ...…
 
Speechless: A Year in My Father's Business is a "masterpiece" memoir written by James Button, first published by Melbourne University Press in 2012, followed by a revised edition in 2013.James Button's 2016 book, published by Melbourne University Press, is Comeback: The Fall and Rise of Geelong.By James Button with Euan Mitchell and David McLean..
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy 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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Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon
 
Stig Abell and Thea Lenarduzzi are joined in the studio by Daisy Dunn to discuss the history of the written word (yes, all of it), from the Chinese invention of paper in 100 BC to the advent of a new BuzzFeed-y style guide; What was Stalin's real purpose? Lewis Siegelbaum considers Stalin's middle years in light of a new instalment of Stephen K ...…
 
Former Books on The Nightstand host, "rep extraordinaire" and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list! Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein, the writer of Ninteen internationally best-selling Alex Cooper novels. Fairstein stopped by Just the Right B ...…
 
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I Should Be Writing
 
I have one resolution this year, and that's to get bored more often. Also, I talk fears, and NBC's The Good Place. I was supposed to have an interview but I just discovered it's crap and I have to re-record. Sorry about that.By mightymur@gmail.com (Mur Lafferty).
 
Kiera Feldman is an investigative reporter. Her latest article is "Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection." "I used to have a lot of anxiety that I don’t seem like an investigative reporter. Utlimately, my reporting personality is just me. It’s just, I want to be real with people. And the number one rule of reporting is ...…
 
It's a new year of Asian American Literature! On this episode, Books & Boba highlights and discusses the latest news in Asian American literature for January 2018 including new releases, publishing deals, and newsworthy stories. For additional thoughts and discussion on the monthly pick, visit the Books & Boba Goodreads group. Don't forget! The ...…
 
This week on the MashReads Podcast, we chat with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, about her new memoir When They Call You A Terrorist. The story documents both Patrisse's own life as well as the founding of Black Lives Matter. "The story of Black Lives Matter starts before Black Lives Matter. The story of Black Lives Matter, ...…
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
The Self Publishing Podcast is evolving. For some time now, Johnny, Sean, and Dave have felt restricted by the bounds of the promise of the podcast’s name and focus. They’re doing so many cool things with story in 2018, and if they don’t share these new and interesting ventures with you, they’d be cheating you out of some amazing ideas. In this ...…
 
Christina Culbertson is a interior book designer and owner of 3Cs Books, LLC. As an author partner, she has learned the ins and outs of self-publishing and has a knack for customized interior design and layouts. You’ll love the four mantras she shares with us about how to make your book beautiful to maximize audience engagement.…
 
Everyone at some time finds themselves embarrassed by being late to the movie or book others are talking about. All About Books host Pat Leach admits to only recently reading Nebraska writer Ted Kooser’s “Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps.” Ted Kooser himself joins Pat to talk about the bo...…
 
Terrance Hayes joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman's poem "Fire" and his own poem “New York Poem."
 
One of our earliest guests on the podcast, almost 150 episodes ago, was Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords. We had him back on this week to talk about some of his predictions for the coming year and marketing tips derived from the 2017 annual survey of the Smashwords sales and distribution data. Note: we had some technical issues so weren’t ...…
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
 
This week, Jeff welcomes Rebecca back from vacation, and then they talk about the Garth Brooks anthology, Barack Obama's favorite books of 2017, PBS and the NYT teaming up for an online book club, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders The Best of 2017 Box Links discussed in this episode: Obama’s favorite books of 2017 ...…
 
[This interview was conducted via Skype, so there may be some audio variation.] On the first episode of 2018, Jenn speaks with artist/musician/writer Arigon Starr (Super Indian) about her ongoing comic book Super Indian, the tenacity & passion it takes to pursue the arts, and how previous jobs helped her learn to better market and create her wo ...…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss book club picks, retellings, books about books, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by OwlCrate and Book Riot Insiders. Questions 1. Hi Amanda and Jen! I am looking for book recommendations about espionage, secret agencies/organizations and heists, but prefer ones that are lighter and ...…
 
Writer Nikesh Shukla and agent Julia Kingsford share their plans for a literary agency for under-represented authors, and Tony White chats about his Oulipian murder mystery, The Fountain in the Forest
 
John Freeman's first poetry collection charts the impact of place on human experience. In Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Rome, and the foothills of a childhood hometown, Freeman navigates legacies of ruin and construction, illness and memory. Warm, mournful, and distinctly urban, Maps offers a compassionate perspective from the experience of on ...…
 
Steve chats with Bonnie Tijerina about patron and data privacy, her passion for librarianship, creating conferences, and her work with the Data & Society Institute, Library Consulting Network, SXSW, and the Awesome Foundation. Bonnie Tijerina is currently a researcher at the Data & Society Institute and a Lecturer at University of Wisconsin, Ma ...…
 
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What Should I Read Next?
 
Time FLIES when you're reading a good book... and, turns out, when you're podcasting. Today marks WSIRN's second anniversary! We thought it would be fun to rewind allllll the way back to our VERY FIRST GUEST, ever-colorful personality and the co-host of The Popcast: Jamie Golden. Today you’ll get to hear some secrets about what Anne originally ...…
 
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