Unfortunately, as much as I’d like to, I can’t read all day long. Sometimes I need to cook, clean, or take care of my kids … you know, #adulting and all that. Fortunately, I can listen to bookish content in order to keep myself topped up those fuzzy literary feelings. I know, I know, I could just listen to audiobooks but this is a post about podcasts, ok?
While I’m busy doing all of those boring adult things, podcasts make that time way more enjoyable. I’m sure you’ll think I’m a complete wingnut when I say this, but one of my favorite chores to do is folding laundry because I make myself a fresh cup of tea, turn on my podcast playlist, and go to town! I zone out on the towels I’m folding and let my mind wander to whatever I’m listening to. It’s not usually perfect. I do have to break up sibling fights of course, but you get the idea! Cooking is another perfect time to listen to podcasts.
I have to make a confession though. I listen to other types of podcasts too, not just ones about books. Other subject matters I enjoy are true crime, blogging, homeschooling, organization, and the list goes on. If you’re looking for some more podcast recommendations, let me know!
As professional creatives and mega-readers, Mallory and Brea are experts on integrating a love of reading into a busy lifestyle. Listeners will get help for bookish problems, like how to vanquish that To-Be-Read pile and organize those bookshelves. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on reader dilemmas. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? No matter what you read or how you read it, Reading Glasses will help you do it better.
SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
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
Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature.
Feed your brain every Sunday with the best live conversations from The New York Public Library. An eclectic mix of voices and perspectives, Library Talks features your favorite writers and the ones you’ll love next. Hosted by NYPL live event programmer, Aidan Flax-Clark.
From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.
By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
Prolific readers Alice Slater and Bethany Rutter take a literary theme, from ghost stories to crime to fat women, and chat about it for the next 40 minutes.
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully.
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.
In case you were wondering, I listen to all podcasts on the Podcast Republic app for Android. It’s free but I did upgrade to the premium version for around $4. I find it well worth it to get rid of those pesky ads.