[2010 UPDATE: Please note that the below list has become outdated. In May 2010, I prepared an updated list of literary podcasts that is more reflective of the present landscape. I’m leaving this post unmodified so that anybody who wishes to track the podcast scene in 2005 has a resource.]
Like Maud, I’m finding it difficult to keep track of all the literary podcasts. The latest publishing company to enter the fray is Penguin, with the Penguin Podcast. This makes Penguin the second big publisher after Simon & Schuster. (And of course, there’s also Moby Lives Radio.) Personally, I’m waiting to see if Richard Nash will throw his hat into the podcasting ring.
Here’s a rundown of all the literary podcasts I’m aware of — some of them culled from The Millions. If anyone has any to include, please feel free and let me know and I’ll add them to the list.
- Agony Column, The: Rick Kleffel was here before all of us and runs a great show. Predominantly science fiction and literary interviews.
- Air Out My Shorts: Short fiction is submitted and the hosts read it.
- Average Mortal Radio.
- The Bat Segundo Show: Pretty worthless interview program, if you ask me.
- Collected Comics Library: Comic book themed podcast.
- Dead White Males: A student shares his analysis of many literary classics. (Currently on hiatus.)
- Drinks with Tony: Tony DuShane talks with writers and filmmakers. Also broadcast on local microradio.
- Death of the Author: An awful writer hopes to get published.
- Engaging the Word.
- Librivox: “Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.”
- The Literate Loser: More public domain literature read aloud.
- Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast: (Thanks, Gaunt!)
- Mister Ron’s Basement: Random stories and more.
- Nextbook: Jewish life, with many authors represented.
- Pete’s Candy Store: They’ve started offering podcasts of their reading series.
- Pinky’s Paperhaus: An excellent podcast that involves writers mixing playlists on the air.
- The Public Domain: (Thanks, Eileen!) (Link does not appear to be functioning, will check again later.)
- SF Site Reviews: Reviews of science fiction books.
- Weird Deer: The deal is this. You call the number, they read your story on their podcast.
- Who Said?: A literary podcast game show.
- The Word Nerds (found by Carrie)
- The Writing Show.
- Hotzbrinck Podcasts: A podcasting consortium with FSG, Henry Holt, Picador, St. Martin’s and Tor/Forge.
- Moby Lives Radio (Melville House info, author interviews and Moby Lives news).
- The Penguin Podcast.
- Raincoast Books (Thanks, Monique!)
- Simon Says Podcast (No direct link other than XML feed, but it’s there on the main page.)
- Cory Doctorow: Thanks to the Creative Commons license, his works are now available in podcast form.
- Scott Sigler: Sigler reads his novel-in-progress, Earthcore.
- ABC Books and Writing: Weekly Australian radio program.
- BBC Arts and Drama (Thanks, Bryce!)
- BBC Listen Again (Thanks, Bryce!)
- KCRW Bookworm.
- KCRW Overbooked.
- Lannan Readings & Conversations Program: RealAudio only, but lots of writers for this KLMN/KSFR show.
- Word by Word: Bimonthly KRCB literary show with Jordan E. Rosenfeld.
- Writer’s Voice Radio: Local show broadcast on KALW.
If you have any more, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
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