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message 1: by Louise (last edited Oct 09, 2017 05:14PM) (new)

Louise | 1585 comments Do you listen to book-related podcasts? If so, what are you favorite ones? Here are the ones that I listen to, that I really enjoy:

I've been listening to this one for years. I just love Shelagh Rogers!

The Next Chapter: CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/arts...


This is a new one I discovered lately and I went back and listened to every episode from the start and it was well worth it.

Just the Right Book: For enthusiastic and engaged readers, that will help you discover new books and your next read in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world

http://www.bookpodcast.com/


Another one that I have recently discovered only to find out that they have stopped broadcasting but they have all 390 podcasts archived so again, I've started at the beginning and am listening to them all. There is no time limit on good book recommendations.

Books on the Nightstand: We strive to bring you great book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing. We do this through our weekly podcast and frequent blog posts. Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman are lifelong readers who work in the publishing industry.

http://booksonthenightstand.com/podcasts


I also listen to CBCs Writers and Company with Eleanor Wachtel but I don't listen to every episode, only to those interviews with authors I am interested in.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/arts...


So what is your favorite podcast?


message 2: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4241 comments Mod
Fun topic - I can't say that I have listened to many podcasts other than the chapter by chapter podcasts by Terry Fallis of his books. I tend to listen to books only in the car but will have to ponder some podcasts in the future. Great idea for a topic @Louise!


message 3: by Louise (last edited Oct 10, 2017 05:32AM) (new)

Louise | 1585 comments ❀ Susan wrote: "Fun topic - I can't say that I have listened to many podcasts other than the chapter by chapter podcasts by Terry Fallis of his books. I tend to listen to books only in the car but will have to pon..."

Not even The Next Chapter? She always interviews authors in the news, Giller nominees, Canada Reads authors, etc. For Canadian content there is nothing better.

Listening to podcasts really adds to my TBR mountain too. In Just the Right Book, Roxanne Coady asks everyone she interviews "what's the book that changed your life?". It's a great question and always interesting to hear how authors answer it.

I listen to audiobooks when I'm driving or walking dogs but when I'm making dinner, or feeding dogs, or getting ready for work, or doing anything else around the house that's when I enjoy listening to podcasts. You don't need to pay attention as closely as you do when listening to audiobooks.


message 4: by Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (last edited Oct 10, 2017 04:45AM) (new)

Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2039 comments I listen to podcasts while I'm working since they don't need my full attention like audiobooks. My favourite podcasts, like you Louise, are The Next Chapter and Just the Right Book. Roxanne Coady is basically my hero. She was on the same career track as me (professional accounting) and left it behind to open a bookstore, RJ Julia Booksellers. Oh, if only! I also enjoy Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. This podcast is extremely comforting background noise for me. I really enjoy the hosts, their ideas, and their voices. On occasion, I listen to LeVar Burton Reads, where he selects and reads his favourite short stories, but that's more on par with an audiobook.


message 5: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1585 comments The New Yorker has a podcast where different writers read some short stories, written by others, then they talk about them. I only listened to one and I didn't find it all that engaging. Maybe I'll try again.


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2039 comments I've listened to a few podcasts from The New Yorker, but I'm not a fan of authors doing the reading. It's seldom that an author has also been bestowed with the gift of a beautiful voice.


message 7: by Rainey (last edited Oct 10, 2017 05:56AM) (new)

Rainey | 830 comments My favourtie podcasts are from BookRiot.com

https://bookriot.com/listen/

I listed to: Read or Dead (Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature)

Recommended: Recommended features interesting people talking about their favorite books.

Get Booked: Get Booked is a weekly show of custom book recommendations.

Annotated: An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

Not from Bookriot: Brit Lit

https://britlitblog.com/category/podc...

Fully Booked: Get the ultimate insider's scoop on the best new books. The editors at Kirkus Reviews interview your favorite authors, tell you whether or not the books on the bestseller list are worth the read, give you behind-the-scenes insights, and introduce you to great books you may otherwise never find.

https://www.podcastone.com/fully-book...

NON Book related:

Ear Hustle - brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it

https://www.earhustlesq.com/

Authorized from Audible: Love & Romance

Bronzeville scripted podcast:

Starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter, and written by Academy Award(r) and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson ("A History of Violence"), BRONZEVILLE will chronicle the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community's African American residents.

http://bronzevilleseries.com/

Shaun T: Trust & Believe

https://shauntfitness.com/podcast


message 8: by Louise (last edited Oct 10, 2017 05:37AM) (new)

Louise | 1585 comments Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ wrote: "I've listened to a few podcasts from The New Yorker, but I'm not a fan of authors doing the reading. It's seldom that an author has also been bestowed with the gift of a beautiful voice."

Depends on the author but largely you are right. I can't listen to Toni Morrison books for that reason. She reads them herself in a very low voice, so low that I can barely hear her. I returned another book read by the author, Writing My Wrongs, because I could barely understand what he was saying. However I have also listened to books read by the author that were very well done. Terry Fallis for one.


message 9: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1585 comments Wow Rainey, all those podcasts sound super interesting. I will check them out.


message 10: by Emmkay (new)

Emmkay | 383 comments I'm not sure I can listen to too many podcasts about books, given how many books are already on my TBR!

I have listed to Annotated from BookRiot: https://bookriot.com/listen/shows/ann....

When there's an author or book I've enjoyed, I try to seek out related podcasts, interviews, and so on, which avoids the TBR list pitfall. I find BBC's World Book Club can be good for this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003j..., and also sometimes an author has appeared on the BBC's Desert Island Discs, which I really like listening to during commutes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr. Today, I listened to an old one with Ian McEwan, for example.

Non-book-specific podcasts I enjoy a lot include:
- Ear Hustle, mentioned above, which I listen to as soon as there's a new episode
- A Piece of Work, which has short episodes about modern art http://www.wnyc.org/shows/pieceofwork
- Rough Translation, from NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels...
- Saints of Somewhere https://saintsofsomewhere.com/


message 11: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments Does anyone follow the New York Times Book Review podcast?
It's one of my favourites although they do spend a lot of time on politics and of course it's almost always American (sigh),but something seems to have happened to the podcast as I havent' received anything new since September. So I don't know if it has
died. I googled information and found nothing for it. Apparently
the Times is doing major slashing to their Book Review. Looks like
Book reviews in newspapers is going the way of the do do.


message 12: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1585 comments Alan wrote: "Does anyone follow the New York Times Book Review podcast?
It's one of my favourites although they do spend a lot of time on politics and of course it's almost always American (sigh),but something ..."


It's still there: https://www.nytimes.com/column/book-r...

The last podcast was on Oct. 6 with Jennifer Egan:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/bo...


message 13: by Rainey (new)

Rainey | 830 comments I stopped reading the NYT Book Review yeara ago. I just found they werent diverse enough in tbeir picks and their recent treatment of Romance novels just reinforced my decision.


message 14: by CynthiaA (new)

CynthiaA (bookthia) | 121 comments My two faves are CBC's Writers and Company and Just the Right Book. Those are the ones I download. I listen to The Next Chapter occasionally.

I also love Levar Burton Reads, which just completed its first season.

http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com

And for those Harry Potter geeks, like me, I am devoted to Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. This podcast combines deep conversations about the story, the characters, the themes, etc. with spirituality (not exclusively Christian).

http://www.harrypottersacredtext.com

I have a bunch of non-book podcasts I love too... thank goodness there is a lot of driving happening in my life.

I'm off to explore the new-to-me titles listed in this thread!


message 15: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments Rainey I totally understand how you feel about the Times book podcast but I read recently that the entire review is in serious trouble and bleeding like crazy. I think this is why they are doing things like romance and horror themes-there is a lot of pressure
on them to change. But it's one's right whether or not to like
the changes and I'm sure there are many listeners/readers like yourself who are unhappy with the changes. I didn't read the romance reviews but I thought it was a fun novel idea.


message 16: by Rainey (new)

Rainey | 830 comments Alan wrote: "Rainey I totally understand how you feel about the Times book podcast but I read recently that the entire review is in serious trouble and bleeding like crazy. I think this is why they are doing th..."

Its not the changes its the facr that they have someone doing the romance reviews who doesnt have a clue.

Follow the various articles on the subject here:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/bookriot...


message 17: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments Rainey,great article. I’ve never read a romance novel,maybe I need to start. Thanks for pointing that article out. I didn’t bother to read the coverage in the times for the elitist reasons the writer of the article wrote about. Maybe I need to try a romance book. I’m a very sentimental person.


message 18: by Ann-Marie (new)

Ann-Marie | 213 comments I tuned into CBC radio today for a bit and the theme was Literary podcasts.

I'll dig up the link when I'm back at my laptop, (just posting was I was sure I would forget!)


message 19: by Jamie (last edited Feb 10, 2018 03:12PM) (new)

Jamie Miller | 4 comments Book Riot has several podcasts that are really good: My three favorites are:

Book Riot - The Podcast
All the Books
Get Booked


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2039 comments We’ve had lots of discussion about podcasts, sharing the various ones that we each enjoy, but now I’m wondering if anyone subscribes to bookish YouTube channels? I’m subscribed to Book Riot and a number of publishers. Waterstones in particular has a great segment with well known authors recommending some of their favourite books. I’ve never been a great consumer of YouTube videos. I really don’t like watching videos on my phone much, but I’ve started enjoying these when I’m kicked back in the living room in the evening. Or a Sunday morning, as would be the case right now! I’d love to hear which ones you enjoy.


message 21: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments I'd really be interested in hearing about some good ones too. I'm always trying to find lectures on certain topics-I have minimal success for some reason. Most of the videos I've been finding are by readers who talk about their stash-I found one young woman who was more interesting than many of these people tend to be,
but I'm really not interested in hearing what someone bought/read over the past year on youtube. I didn't know Book
Riot has a channel-I'll have to check that one out.


message 22: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments I just remembered-the Toronto Public Library has an excellent reading series and all of their talks-mostly interviews with very famous writers are recorded and shown on their channel. I believe if you look under Toronto Public Library Apel series you can find lots of talks with top writers and the interviewers are always very strong.

I see that CBC's new streaming service is now airing last year's Giller and Canada Reads episodes if anyone wants to take a memorable walk through the past.


message 23: by Louise (new)

Louise | 1585 comments For me I love podcasts because I can listen to them while doing something else. If I have time to sit and stare at a screen, I prefer my ereader :-).


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2039 comments Louise wrote: "For me I love podcasts because I can listen to them while doing something else. If I have time to sit and stare at a screen, I prefer my ereader :-)."

Ha ha. That's true for me, most of the time, but sometimes I find my brain is too busy for reading. Watching videos is a lazier way to be bookish!


message 25: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments I just started listening to a podcast called What Should I read next-a problem we don’t seem to suffer from. The host had on a guest who has decided to read one book from 1920 to 2019, one hundred years. She did a lot of research and has compiled a spread sheet including page numbers of each title. She figures she will read less than one hundred pages a week and I think her projected total is 30,000 words.very interesting project.


message 26: by Alan (last edited Jan 27, 2019 08:25AM) (new)

Alan | 626 comments I just listened to a podcast called What should I read next-a problem we don’t face here. The host had a guest who has decided to read one book from the past hundred years. She figures this will be less than a hundred pages a week and will allow her to read other things at the same time. It’s an interesting project and her enthusiasm is wonderful.


message 27: by Alan (new)

Alan | 626 comments If I wasn’t clear,she will be starting in 1920 and then going forward to 2019.


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