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message 1: by Jan (last edited Aug 18, 2018 06:13PM) (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments I'd love some recommendations for podcasts where stories and/or books are read aloud. I know there are quite a few "literary" podcasts, including discussions and interviews about books and with writers. But I love "Selected Shorts," for instance, and would like to able to add some great podcasts to my favorite book links on my blog. Can you help me add to the list? Thanks!

Selected Shorts -
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/38144348...

Lore - https://www.lorepodcast.com/

The Guardian Books Podcast -
https://www.theguardian.com/books/ser...

The Disney Story Origins Podcast -
http://www.disneystoryoriginspodcast....

Myths and Legends - https://www.mythpodcast.com/

The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast - https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/fic...

LeVar Burton Reads - http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/


message 2: by Judy (new)

Judy (judygreeneyes) | 0 comments Here is one good source:
https://mashable.com/article/storytel...

The BBC is also a good source:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05f...

I love the podcasts by Radiolab. They are not exactly telling stories, but it feels like it much of the time, and true stories.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/rad...


message 3: by Jan (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments Judy wrote: "Here is one good source:
https://mashable.com/article/storytel......"


Judy, thank you so much for your input! I can't wait to check these out. I appreciate your sources and your time to respond.

Jan


message 4: by Warren (new)

Warren Benton | 24 comments Lore is a good one. I listen to about 8 different podcast.
Aaron Mahnke has a couple more besides just Lore now. Cabinet of Curiosities is interesting random things. Unobscured is about the Salem and the witch scare.
Stuff you should know - about random topics
99% invisible about design aspect possibly overlooked.


message 5: by Jan (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments Thanks, Warren! More greatness.


message 6: by Janet (new)

Janet (justjanet) | 327 comments The BBC reads novels in serialized version in their show called Book at Bedtime....currently they're doing Melmoth by Sarah Perry....https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000...


message 7: by Jan (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments Janet wrote: "The BBC reads novels in serialized version in their show called Book at Bedtime....currently they're doing Melmoth by Sarah Perry....https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000..."

That looks wonderful, Janet -- thank you!


message 8: by JZ (new)

JZ | 4 comments If you like true stories about the brain, Shankar Vatandam's "The Hidden Brain" podcast is wonderful.
I didn't see "The Moth" mentioned, did I? Also true stories, told, without notes, with an audience, as they say, live. I've yet to see a dead one.


message 9: by Isak (new)

Isak Theodorsson | 1 comments I'm listening to Obscure with Michael Ian Black
"Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He’s reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes."

https://www.earwolf.com/show/obscure-...


message 10: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (stewartry) | 196 comments My absolute favorite is Craftlit, currently just finishing Anne of Green Gables: https://craftlit.com/

It's about half craft talk and half classic books and book discussion. The library of completed books is: https://craftlit.com/library

Somewhere there used to be the option to get just the books, with no crafty talk, but I can't find it now. Heather Ordover, the host, is marvelous.


message 11: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (stewartry) | 196 comments Oh, there it is: Just the books - - http://crafting-a-life.com/books/libr...


message 12: by Jan (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments Thanks so much, Tracey, Isak, and JZ!


message 13: by Bernie (new)

Bernie Dowling (beedeed) | 4 comments For podcasts and audiobooks https://awesound.com Best royalties for producers and authors.


message 14: by Annette (new)

Annette (wineandspines) | 1 comments Tracey wrote: "My absolute favorite is Craftlit, currently just finishing Anne of Green Gables: https://craftlit.com/

It's about half craft talk and half classic books and book discussion. The librar..."


Tracy -
Love this! I discovered this in November and binged on Anne of Green Gables. However, I think there is a hiatus right now as nothing recent is coming through.


message 15: by IvanOpinion (last edited Jan 16, 2019 02:05AM) (new)

IvanOpinion | 63 comments Janet wrote: "The BBC reads novels in serialized version in their show called Book at Bedtime....currently they're doing Melmoth by Sarah Perry....https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000..."

Be aware, however, that they are heavily abridged, so that they are 2.5 hours long. Melmoth, for instance, is 11 h 20m unabridged, so you are missing more than three quarters of the book.

For me, this would be fine for books I have no intention of reading in full (like War and Peace), but it would spoil a book that I intend to read in full (like Melmoth)


message 16: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 32 comments Abridgment of audiobooks isn’t always a bad idea. When they first came out, many were abridged and I reviewed lots of them for AudioFile Magazine. I’d often go back to the library and read the entire book, and never felt as though it wasn’t fresh. BUT libraries decided they really wanted to add unabridged only, and many listeners felt the same way.

I guess that’s a long way of saying, I wouldn’t worry about the abridged version spoiling the story for you. Consider it a ‘sneak peak’ at the book.


message 17: by Joan (new)

Joan (drj3) | 4 comments For short stories, the New Yorker: Fiction & the New Yorker: Writer's Voice. One hour reading and discussion with writer.


message 18: by Jan (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments IvanOpinion wrote: "Be aware, however, that they are heavily abridged..."
Miriam wrote: "Abridgment of audiobooks isn’t always a bad idea."


I'm glad to know about the abridged versions, Ivan, and although I don't like to skip anything, either, I also understand and appreciate Miriam's point. As long as we KNOW they are abridged, I guess it's a good way to read something we might not want to spend too long on.

Thank you both!


message 19: by Jan (last edited Jan 19, 2019 04:46AM) (new)

Jan (mcfitzsatx) | 124 comments Joan wrote: "For short stories, the New Yorker: Fiction & the New Yorker: Writer's Voice. One hour reading and discussion with writer."

Joan, thank you so much! I will absolutely add the fiction podcast to my list.


message 20: by Clay (new)

Clay Copeland (claycopeland02) | 3 comments I have taken the liberty of converting many YouTube playlists into podcasts, which means all those videos are sitting in my queue waiting to be listened to. If anybody wants me to send them the rss links that they can paste into their podcast player and also listen to these many audiobooks downloaded to their podcast app, message me.


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