Bookish Podcasts

Bookish podcastsTo make the most of a busy March I’ve been listening to podcasts during my commute and food prep time. True to the book nerd that I am, some of these are bookish podcasts and I’m here to share them with you!

The Penguin Podcast

Hosted by Penguin Books UK, I really enjoy the conversational interviews between the authors and podcast hosts. I’ve listened to Richard E. Grant’s sessions with both Neil Gaimon and Paula Hawkins. I learned a lot about the authors and their books and especially enjoyed that each one shared a few items of significance.

What Should I Read Next?

Anne Bogel, the founder of Modern Mrs. Darcy (a wonderful blog that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already), hosts the podcast. During sessions that range between 20 and 40 minutes, Anne chats with different guests and gives them recommendations based on what they have already read and what they liked/didn’t like. It’s a great podcast and Anne has a huge range of bookish knowledge!

Modern Love: The Podcast

This podcast is produced by WBUR and based on a New York Times series of reader-submitted essays. Even though it isn’t about written books specifically, this podcast shares a series of stories just like any book. The podcasts focus on romantic love, familial love, self-love, and are very touching and unexpected. With episodes that are about 20 minutes long, the podcasts are the perfect length to listen to while I get ready for work. I highly recommend Modern Love: The Podcast; it’s one of my very favorites!

What about you all? Do you listen to podcasts?

17 thoughts on “Bookish Podcasts

  1. Great post! I adore What Should I Read Next but hadn’t yet searched for other bookish podcasts. Excited to check these out!


  2. If you are interested in podcasts discussing books, I’d recommend The Library Police (

    Other than that, I also having on a regular schedule:

    Sneak Attack!: A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure (clean)
    Welcome to Night Vale
    The Adventure Zone (another D&D Podcast, adult language)
    Radically Christian CrossTalk Podcast


  3. Those sound like some good podcasts, I’ll have to check them out. I am obsessed with podcasts (I’m currently listening to one now haha!) I love listening to podcasts about TV shows, that has become my favourite thing to listen to, but I want to branch out more. I also listen to one that talk about top grossing movies throughout the years called Big Gross Movies, it’s so entertaining because they not only talk about the biggest movie that year, but they really get into the year by playing top hits, talking about the top tv shows and major things that happened that year. 🙂


  4. I just started getting into podcasts and I have been delightfully surprised at the few I have gotten to listen to! Another way I try to maximize my learning time has been to listen to Ted Talks while I work and do chores. I’m hooked!!


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