Literature Podcasts
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All...
Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Sapphire every week as she brings you the creepiest ghost stories, urban legends, and folktales.
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
The creators of The Bible Project have in-depth conversations about biblical theology. A companion podcast to The Bible Project videos found at thebibleproject.com
Your new internet besties give you a weekly dose of books, banter, and folks you should be following. Join 30-something reading enthusiasts and real-life best friends Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman every month for a book club featuring a read they promise you won’t be able to put down. In...
Join Mike Schubert, a grown man reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, as he sits down with HP fanatics to poke fun at plot holes, make painfully incorrect predictions, and rant about how Quidditch is the worst sport ever invented.
From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at creepypod@gmail.com
True horror stories written by those that made it out alive. First person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate in an anthology of terror and suspense.
A #Geek and #Comedy #Podcast that debates battles between superheroes and villains from the worlds of #Comics, #Scifi, & #Fantasy. Hosted by @JamesGavsie
Secure. Contain. Protect. There are things that go bump in the night. Fantastic things. Horrible things. Redacted things. The SCP Foundation was built to keep humanity safe from a world of beings it doesn’t want to know exists. Things of wonder. Things of destruction. And these things have files....
Little Stories for Tiny People is a kids' podcast featuring original kids' stories and poems that will delight the tiny people in your life. Perfect for bleary-eyed parents, innovative preschool teachers, and at-wits’-end babysitters looking for an alternative and non-annoying way to engage the...
Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Curl up and relax as I read you a spooky bed time story! Join me in enjoying the soothing, although somewhat unnerving, sounds of all that goes bump in the night. From ghosts in the bayou to serial killers in the 90s, we've got everything you need to be scared to sleep!
HEA on the go! Original, never-before-heard romance audiobooks from your favorite authors, narrated by professionals and presented for your listening pleasure every, single week! We’ll begin a new, original audiobook every Monday, releasing one section per day, until wrapping it up with a big,...
Bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.
A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone,...
Each week Anne Bogel, host of What Should I Read Next?, tells you about just one great book.
Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is spontaneous, organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths with unexpected people. Come hang with comics, porn stars, bank robbers, drug smugglers, scientists, authors, and world travelers.
The heart of a man is darkness...No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. The worst of the worst cases have occurred all over the world.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Murder, rape, incest,...
Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Helen expected. Directed by Sebastian Silva; written...
Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring discuss the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels of Ann M. Martin in chronological order. Get ready to look with new eyes at the timeless adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I guess Dawn. And probably Mallory too. Fine, and Jessi.
Bend the knee and join us each week as we re-read the epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Each episode will contain a small council meeting for updates on the HBO show, Winds of Winter, and GRR’s ‘Not a Blog’. We also include a short history lesson from A World of...
Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first...
Stream over 400 episodes podcasting HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Watch along, read along, join the show season by season, chapter by chapter, with visits from actors, artisans, and producers of the series.
Chilling Tales for Dark Nights is a horror fiction anthology podcast, with each weekly episode featuring several creepy tales from talented authors, brought to life by professional voice actors, and accompanied by SFX and music.
Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So...
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.
From Shadows at the Door Publishing comes a chilling new podcast, bringing to life a collection of macabre tales and spirited debate. Drawing on the haunted landscapes of classic folk horror, the podcast lifts the veil on some of your favourite ghost stories, and presents new fables throughout a...
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts and more. From WBEZ.
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...
MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss...
Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.
Women of Harry Potter is a feminist podcast lifting up the successes and struggles of the women in our favorite book series. Join Vanessa Zoltan, Ariana Nedelman, and special guests as we bless a new character from the magical world in each episode. As we move the experiences of these women from...
C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors. Find this...
Presented by the Close Reads Podcast Network, The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and...
The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance, hosted by Garrison Keillor.
This podcast features various scary stories, murders, strange mysteries, conspiracy theories, and creepypasta from popular Youtuber MaddMike. These creepy stories are narrations of different peoples postings on reddit and also from different news sources across the internet. From deep web,...
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy,...
Free daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
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,...
Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you...
A podcast on writing that explores the craft of fiction, answers listeners' questions, and provides strategies for a fulfilling writing practice and creative life, hosted by award-winning novelist Nina LaCour.
I’m Layla Saad, and my life is driven by One. Burning. Question. How can I become a Good Ancestor? How can I create a legacy of healing and liberation for those who are here in this lifetime, and those who will come after I am gone? In my pursuit to answer this question, I’m interviewing...
Now a Prime Original TV series. From Gimlet, Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. Starring...