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5 Book Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

People who love books, reading, bookstores, and libraries, often can’t get enough of book-related discussions. Thankfully, there are plenty of book podcasts to keep you sated with lots of book conversations and interviews.

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WAMC’s The Book Show – a long-running radio show on the Albany, NY NPR station, features interviews with a wide variety of writers. We’ve written about The Book show before.

Books on the Nightstand – Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, two dedicated book publishing sales reps, have created one of the most popular book-related podcasts currently running. Their love of books and reading shines through every episode. They’ve also built a dedicated audience that meets at Booktopia events around the country.

Geeks Guide to the Galaxy – If you’re a science fiction and fantasy fan, you should be listening to the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy. Co-hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley interview a wide range of writers, including George R.R. Martin, Richard Dawkins, William Gibson, Terry Brooks, and many, many more.

NPR Books podcast – NPR book reviews, news and author interviews — for people who love to read. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.

Reading and Writing podcast – 80+ interviews with a wide variety of writers, including Lee Child, Joe Lansdale, Jeffrey Deaver, David Morrell and many more. (Full disclosure – this is my podcast, but I do think you’ll enjoy it).

This is only a sampling of book podcasts. If you’d like a more comprehensive list, here’s a curated list of book podcasts.

If you think listening to or managing podcasts is a chore, there are plenty of podcast apps to make your podcast listening pain free with a minimum of tech hassles. Popular podcasting apps include: Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or Instacast.

Did we fail to mention your favorite books podcast? If so, please let us know in the comments.

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