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Warm Up Your Ears – 36 Awesome Book-Club Podcasts for Readers

Warm Up Your Ears – 36 Awesome Book-Club Podcasts for Readers

Sometimes you just need to take a break from reading, and suck all that reading goodness through a different medium – AUDIO. There are audiobooks and of course book-club specific podcast which focuses on books, literature and any other book genres imaginable. In this special post, we have compiled 36 of these amazing book podcasts which you can listen to anytime you want and break out a little bit from the casual reading session.

Read during your commute, as your morning alarm or even as substitutes for your reading materials. This list of podcast playlists are nothing less than awesome, we guarantee you’ll have a good time. Humor is in abundance, and you’ll get hooked almost immediately. From classical, horror books to coverage among the best-selling titles out there, you’ll get insightful info of what’s happening in the book world today. Most of the sites listed below usually have a secondary iTunes site which lists all of their free podcasts.

Lots of content for you to get occupied for a very long time. Happy listening!

If we’ve missed out any, feel free to leave your comment below.

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Kurt Vonneguys

Join reader-comedians Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim for a fun, digressive trip through the Kurt Vonnegut canon. It’s a book club, a comedy show, and a cavalcade of smart, entertaining segments.

Books on the Nightstand

Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman do weekly podcast on great book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing. New episode every Wednesday.

The Worst Bestsellers

Kait, Renata, and a guest talk about popular books of questionable quality. They read these books because they’re curious about what’s popular, and how to give good readers advisory.

Dead Authors Podcast

Legendary writer H.G. Wells 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!

Myths and Legends

These are stories of magic, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place. New stories every Wednesday.


Hosted by Michael Silverblatt, this podcast involves provocative literary conversations. Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry – the established, new or emerging.

SFFaudio Podcast

Features discussions with contributors, cool podcasters, bloggers and scholars, conversations with people writing books, audiobooks, audio drama and comics. Sci-fi / Fantasy.

The Disney Story Origins Podcast

Family-friendly podcast for Disney fans to hear the real stories, shake our heads, to smile and go, wow, I never knew that. You’ll be telling yourself; wow that is an amusing & informative factiod.

Meet the Author

iBooks and the Apple Store have teamed up to bring you an incredible mix of interesting authors talking about the biggest books. You’ll hear fiction and nonfiction authors discuss their latest books.

A Good Story is Hard to Find

Two Catholics talking about books and movies. Frequent contributors to the SFFaudio site and podcast, they realized that there was a lot to say about books from a Catholic perspective.

The Catapult

A podcast of new work read aloud, hosted and edited by Jaime Green. New materials twice a month, about writing that is beautiful, exciting, funny, and smart, read by the people who wrote it.

Slate’s Audio Book Club

A general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, and culture.

Literary Disco

3 huge book nerds read various genres, do simple interviews, periodically bring authors on to the podcast, and many other nerdy events that they get themselves into.

The Guardian Books Podcast

Weekly look at the world of books, poetry & great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations in contemporary writing.

So Many Damn Books

Christopher and Drew talk books, literature, reading, publishing, what’s hot and what’s not, and try to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things 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.

Druckfrisch (German)

A German literature podcast by Denis Schecks who reviews books, interviews authors, debates on trending topics and keeps you updated on any of the bad literatures out there.

The Readers

News from around the book world, bookish debates and discussions, interviews with authors, bloggers and people in publishing. This aims to be a new ‘chat show for books’ covering all genres.

Big Planet Comics

Weekly podcasts covering latest events, various comic titles and Q&A. Listen online or download in MP3 format.


Founded by Hugh Fraser and Matthew Lynn, Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Classic fairy tales, new children’s stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance.

The New Yorker: Fiction

A monthly reading & conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman. Authors give you their favorite stories and they’ll tell you why they love the stories so much, and read them out loud.

I Don’t Even Own a Television

A podcast about bad books. Every two weeks, hosts J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision get together to talk about a book you almost certainly should not read.

Cast of Thrones (The Game of Thrones Podcast)

“These guys know how to do a podcast — funny, spontaneous, and real. Its like hanging out with a bunch of wacky friends discussing the show.” – Rocketsummer


The most-listened to Harry Potter podcast online, and the only one to release on a regular and timely schedule. MuggleCast brings its listeners the most entertaining and thought-provoking discussions.

BookRiot Podcasts

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 Book Riot.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Sarah Wendell hosts, produces, and masterminds this podcast all about romance. A weekly show with author interviews, reader conversations, group chats with the writers at SBTB.

Drunk Booksellers

A nice podcast in getting an inside perspective in the bookish world, managed by professional booksellers. Fun, insightful, entertaining and easy to listen to.

The Lit Up Show

A podcast about books and writers, they go beyond the book and ask the authors who are sparking the world’s cultural conversations, what they’re reading and what they are thinking.

BBC World Book Club

Invites the globe’s great authors to discuss their best known novel. This monthly programme, presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.

HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast

In each weekly podcast, they discuss a specific H.P. Lovecraft story – what it’s about, how it reads, why it may have been written and what other works of art it’s influenced.

Escape Pod

Premier science fiction podcast magazine. Every week they bring you short stories from some of today’s best science fiction stories, in audio format for your computer or MP3 player.

The Rabbit Room

The Rabbit Room fosters Christ-centered community and spiritual formation through music, story, and art. The podcast, hosted by Andrew Peterson, features music, reviews, readings, and interviews.

Late Night Library

Sustaining book culture, promoting literature, and supporting a diverse array of writers early in their careers. Also unscripted talks with authors, publishers, editors, and other professionals influencing book culture.

The New York Times Book Review Podcast

Started since 2006, this weekly podcast will take you inside the literary world. Lost of content, and the entire archive is available for your listening pleasure.

The Bookrageous Podcast

Funny and insightful hosts that discuss a wide variety of books’ strengths and weaknesses, ranging from graphic novels to feminist tomes, fantasy to literary fiction, popular science to YA.


An award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.

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