60 Best Literature Podcasts

Follow Top 60 Literature Podcasts from one place on Feedspot Reader
The best Literature podcasts from thousands of podcasts on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.

Literature Podcasts

Here are 60 Best Literature Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The History of Literature

The History of Literature Amateur literary enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature from ancient epics to contemporary classics. The History of Literature takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known.
Also in Literature History Podcasts
Play 4.4K 2.8K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 59 min Oct 2015 Get Email Contact

2. American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) In each episode, Evan Lampe discusses around 100 pages from the works of American writers.
Play 1 episode / week Avg Length 26 min Feb 2017 Get Email Contact

3. The Bible as Literature

The Bible as Literature Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.
Play 1.3K 255 1 episode / week Avg Length 21 min Jan 2014 Get Email Contact

4. The Book Review Podcast

The Book Review Podcast New York City, New York, US
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.
Also in The New York Times Podcasts, Reading Podcasts
Play 232.9K 55M 1 episode / week Avg Length 34 min Dec 2014 Get Email Contact

5. The Great Books Podcast

The Great Books Podcast New York City, New York, US
This podcast focuses specifically on classic literature. Each show lasts roughly thirty minutes and features a different guest who discusses a chosen classic. The podcast isn't limited to novels and will occasionally discuss plays by authors such as Shakespeare and Chekhov.
Play 1.1M 345.1K 33K 1 episode / week Avg Length 33 min Get Email Contact

6. Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.

Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside a writer's mind. We discuss books, the social and political influences of a writer's work, and how literature has the power to change the world. The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth and sometimes humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature.
Also in Australian Book and Writing Podcasts
Play 960 3.1K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 42 min Oct 2017 Get Email Contact

7. Just the Best Literature

Just the Best Literature Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.
Play 15 episodes / year Avg Length 29 min Dec 2018 Get Email Contact

8. New Books in Literature

New Books in Literature Interviews with Writers about their New Books.
Play 6 episodes / week Avg Length 41 min Jul 2020 Get Email Contact

9. Didion, Hawthorne, and the In-Between (DH&I)

Didion, Hawthorne, and the In-Between (DH&I) A podcast that underscores the relevancy of literature in the 21st Century through analysis and discussion.
Play 1 episode / week Avg Length 32 min Mar 2019 Get Email Contact

10. Literally Literary

Literally Literary El Paso, Texas, US
From the Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP & the Papagayo Project, this podcast dissects culturally-relevant literature: novels, memoirs, poetry, comics, zines, & short stories. We love reading & analyzing books, comparing their adaptations, & connecting their allusions. We also feature special guests, including the authors themselves.
Play 342 630 12 episodes / year Avg Length 50 min Sep 2019 Get Email Contact

11. Learning Literature with Purba

Learning Literature with Purba Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Hi! Welcome to the Learning Literature with Purba podcast. My name is Purba Chakraborty. I am an English Literature educator, author, blogger, and content developer from Kolkata, India. Each episode of Learning Literature with Purba is bite-sized, packed with fun facts and information on great literary works, literary devices, literary movements, and literary ages. New episode will be out every Monday and Thursday!
Play 926 3 episodes / quarter Avg Length 5 min Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

12. The Joys of Teaching Literature

The Joys of Teaching Literature Mount Laurel, New Jersey, US
Teaching literature in high school is about connecting the past, the present, and the future with the imagination. The study of literature can be fun, relevant, and meaningful for all students if we focus on inspiring creative and curious thinkers and writers. This podcast will deal with new technologies, consciousness, identity, love, culture, classroom management, omniscient narration, rhythm, and all the other topics related to teaching English.
Play 720 6 2 episodes / month Avg Length 36 min May 2020 Get Email Contact

13. The Left Page

The Left Page A podcast about Literature and Leftism! Understanding literary works, themes, authors and more from a Left perspective!
Play 3 episodes / month Avg Length 86 min Feb 2019 Get Email Contact

14. Versify | Poetry and English Literature

Versify | Poetry and English Literature Eastbourne, England, UK
Three genial enthusiasts read and discuss poetry. Join in now and have a listen to the podcast!
Also in British Literature Podcasts
Play 328 5 episodes / year Avg Length 95 min Oct 2019 Get Email Contact

15. You're Booked

You're Booked London, England, UK
Welcome to You are Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favorite author's bookshelves. I am Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I will be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants even though they could not get beyond the first twenty pages.
Also in UK Book Podcasts
Play 265 1.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 53 min Oct 2018 Get Email Contact

16. The Archive Project

The Archive Project Portland, Oregon, US
In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Literary Arts is building a retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the world's best writers over the first 30 years of Portland Arts & Lectures in Portland.
Also in OPB Podcasts
Play 10.4K 9.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 54 min Get Email Contact

17. Hardcore Literature

Hardcore Literature UK
Welcome to your new favorite book club. If you enjoy deep dives into the greatest books ever written, you will love Hardcore Literature. Provocative poems, evocative epics, and life-changing literary analyses. We don't just read the great books - we live them. Together we'll suck the marrow out of Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy. We'll relish the most moving art ever committed to the page and stage from every age. Join us on the reading adventure of a lifetime.
Play 126 12 episodes / year Avg Length 66 min Oct 2019 Get Email Contact

18. Book Fight! | Tough love for literature

Book Fight! | Tough love for literature Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
Play 2.7K 2 episodes / month Apr 2012 Get Email Contact

19. The Literary Life Podcast

The Literary Life Podcast A podcast exploring all aspects of a life cultivated by books and stories.
3 episodes / month Apr 2019 Get Email Contact

20. Can't Lit

Can't Lit Canada
A monthly podcast on all things Canadian and literature. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and Jen Sookfong Lee.
Also in Book Podcasts, Canadian Book Podcasts, Canadian Literature Podcasts
Play 628 3.7K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 71 min Apr 2014 Get Email Contact

21. Chinese Literature Podcast

Chinese Literature Podcast Eugene, Oregon, US
This podcast is an open-up to the field of Chinese Literary studies, bringing the Middle Kingdom to You One Chat at a Time.
Also in China Podcasts, Chinese Literature Podcasts
Play 915 2 episodes / month Apr 2016 Get Email Contact

22. (sub)Text Literature and Film Podcast

(sub)Text Literature and Film Podcast Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
(sub)Text is a podcast about the human condition, and what we can learn about it from the greatest inventions of the human imagination: fiction, film, drama, poetry, essays, and criticism. In each episode, philosopher Wes Alwan and poet Erin O'Luanaigh explore life's big questions by conducting a close reading of a text or film and co-writing an audio essay about it in real-time.
Play 449 412 1 episode / week Avg Length 55 min Jul 2020 Get Email Contact

23. Unsound Methods

Unsound Methods London, England, UK
A literary fiction podcast that is different from the usual publicity mill. We to talk to fellow writers of literary fiction about their process and, since we started in 2018, we've spoken to everyone from winners of the Nobel prize, Prix Goncourt, Leipziger Buchmesse, and Man Booker International prize to debut novelists and short story writers. We want to share conversations about the nitty-gritty of writing fiction and explore what makes fiction 'real'.
62 930 1 episode / month Get Email Contact

24. Passager Books - Burning Bright Podcast

Passager Books - Burning Bright Podcast Baltimore, Maryland, US
A short weekly podcast featuring poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by writers who have been published by Passager, a nonprofit literary journal, and press highlighting the work of older writers.
Play 829 247 1 episode / week Avg Length 7 min Get Email Contact

25. The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast Dundee, Scotland, UK
A podcast about English translations of Chinese literature, hosted by Angus Stewart. All eras, all genres, all ideologies. Shanghai villas, Beijing alleys. Frozen Manchuria, Sichuan furnaces. Sanmao's Sahara, Liu Cixin's apocalypse. That's where this podcast lives!
Also in Fiction Podcasts
Play 940 1 episode / week Avg Length 112 min Feb 2019 Get Email Contact

26. CraftLit | Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

CraftLit | Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers US
CraftLit is a weekly podcast for people who love, read, and curious about classic literature
Play 1.9K 1.5K 1 episode / month Avg Length 50 min Apr 2006 Get Email Contact

27. JournalSpotting.

JournalSpotting. London, England, UK
General Medicine Education Podcast to keep up to date with the latest and most important medical literature.
Also in UK Medical Podcasts
Play 57 483 1 episode / month Avg Length 56 min Get Email Contact

28. The Global Novel: a literature podcast

The Global Novel: a literature podcast The Global Novel is a podcast that shares a critical lens on the narrative features of world literatures from antiquity to modernity and aims to make academic education in literature accessible to the world.
Play 52 7 1 episode / month Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact

29. The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac California, US
The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance. Each day's offering is five minutes long and contains 'on this day in history' information as well as an accessible poem.
Also in Poetry Podcasts
148.7K 96 5 episodes / week Jul 2018 Get Email Contact

30. An Overview of English Literature

An Overview of English Literature Short episodes on the fascinating history of English literature by a literary scholar and lecturer.
Play 1 episode / week Avg Length 15 min Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

31. Novel Conversations

Novel Conversations Lakewood, Ohio, US
Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world's greatest works of classic literature, in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way.
Play 462 989 1 episode / week Avg Length 33 min Aug 2016 Get Email Contact

32. The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast London, England, UK
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions, and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike.
Also in Guardian Podcasts
Play 8.5M 10.9M Get Email Contact

33. Dear Literature

Dear Literature Welcome to Dear Literature, a new podcast where two friends, Alyssa and Vanessa, discuss books, writing, and publishing.
Play 9 episodes / year Avg Length 56 min Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

34. Royal Literature

Royal Literature Creative creativity by Poorva Mantri.
Play Jul 2020 Get Email Contact

35. The Readist - A Classic Literature Podcast

The Readist - A Classic Literature Podcast This show is dedicated to our love of Classic Literature. It is intended to interject a healthy dose of the classics into your hectic lives, a couple chapters at a time . Wether you're on your morning commute, tucking in to bed, or working the night shift, these Chapter by Chapter episodes aim to connect us back to our love of these stories, and maybe even help you relax at the same time.
Play 1 episode / year Avg Length 19 min Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

36. AAWW Radio | New Asian American Writers & Literature

AAWW Radio | New Asian American Writers & Literature New York City, New York, US
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. A sanctuary for the immigrant imagination, they believe Asian American stories deserve to be told.
Also in Writing Podcasts, Asian Immigrants Podcasts
Play 36.7K 27K Oct 2017 Get Email Contact

37. Literary Disco

Literary Disco Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
Play 3.2K 5.1K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 61 min Mar 2012 Get Email Contact

38. Irritable Book Syndrome

Irritable Book Syndrome Bratislava, Bratislavsky kraj, Slovakia
Three friends having fun reading badly written literature.
Play 6 22 Jan 2021 Get Email Contact

39. Off Book with Dr. Echols

Off Book with Dr. Echols A series of lectures and thoughts on American culture, identity, and literary expression, delivered in support of the American Literature I Survey at Temple College.
Play Jan 2021 Get Email Contact

40. Read Learn Live Podcast

Read Learn Live Podcast Brooklyn, New York, US
Follow Read Learn Live Podcast to improve yourself through literature.Join host Jon Menaster as he conducts an in-depth interview with an author to understand a book.
Play 232 1 episode / year Avg Length 55 min Sep 2016 Get Email Contact

41. Oh No! Lit Class Podcast

Oh No! Lit Class Podcast Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
465 1.7K 1 episode / quarter Feb 2017 Get Email Contact

42. HinduLit | A Podcast On Indian Literature Including Legends, Mythologies, & History

HinduLit | A Podcast On Indian Literature Including Legends, Mythologies, & History HinduLit - short for Hindu Literature is a podcast on Indian Literature including legends, mythologies, history, culture, & practices in India. We will narrate stories, literature, & history specifically from India or about Indians. Hear our stories on the Hindu Gods like Ganesha, Krishna, & Lakshmi; historic figures such as Gandhi, Ambedkar & more. The podcast will attempt to introduce the novice or the modern listener to the nature of India's evolution in history with a modern perspective.
Also in Indian Literature Podcasts, Indian History Podcasts
Play Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

43. Inland Valley Art and Literature Show

Inland Valley Art and Literature Show Claremont, California, US
A broadcast in the Inland Valley featuring book-related news and event announcements from around the valley, interviews with local literary figures, readings, storytelling, and all manner of literary works.
Play 118 36 Sep 2017 Get Email Contact

44. That Book was BONKERS

That Book was BONKERS A podcast about literature and history. Every week Linnea Hartsuyker, Jessica Hatch, Manik Hinchey, and Reidan Fredstrom read a piece of literature and discuss its literary merits and historical context.
25 Apr 2018 Get Email Contact

45. Lit Literature

Lit Literature Chicago, Illinois, US
The Fantasy and sci-fi book club discussion podcast you have been missing. Literature discussion done right! We, The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have a book club discussion on our favorite fantasy and sci-fi literature with select wine, beer, ale, and rum. We will often be reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, and many more. We like books, we like fantasy, we like sci-fi, we like craft drinks, and we love shenanigans! Join us, read with us, and get involved in the discussion!
Also in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Podcasts
Play 97 33 1 episode / year Avg Length 91 min Jan 2018 Get Email Contact

46. AudioShelf

AudioShelf US
AudioShelf is a weekly book review podcast for lovers of all things literature. Your hosts, Brad and Britney will discuss many different topics ranging from audiobook reviews, narrator & author interviews and general industry topics. The episodes are enthusiastic, candid and above all else, honest.
Play 675 1.4K Get Email Contact

47. The Artsy Raven Podcast

The Artsy Raven Podcast JF Garrard (writer, editor and publisher) interviews authors, editors, agents, publishers and other art industry professionals about what inspires them to create and what led to their success. Writers on the podcast will showcase their work by reading from their book. If are an author, a potential author or a reader who just wants to hear about what goes on in a writer's mind and the publishing industry, this is the podcast for you.
Play 187 1.3K 1 episode / year Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact

48. 92Y's Read By

92Y's Read By Manhattan, New York, US
A new podcast where today's finest writers read the work that matters to them - from their homes to yours. Produced and commissioned by the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center, a home for live readings of literature for over 80 years.
Play 6.3K 5.8K Mar 2020 Get Email Contact

49. Literature and History

Literature and History California, US
This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.
Play 3.2K 2.6K 1 episode / year Avg Length 129 min Feb 2016 Get Email Contact

50. Fantasy Literature

Fantasy Literature Oxford, England, UK
Fantasy Literature has emerged as one of the most important genres over the past few decades and now enjoys extraordinary levels of popularity. The impact of Tolkiens Middle-earth works and the serialization of George Martins Game of Thrones books have moved these and their contemporaries into mainstream culture. As the popularity grows so does interest in the roots of fantasy, the main writers and themes, and how to approach these texts.
9.3K May 2020 Get Email Contact

51. Top Books of Literature

Top Books of Literature Hello everyone! Welcome to the Top Books of Literature podcast- a place, where we discuss, review, and share our opinions on some of the greatest books ever written, and attempt to figure out the mystery of why they are as great as they are. More than sharing a critical insight of the books' contents to you all, the attempt here is to initiate a refreshed discussion about books, and hopefully, inspire and motivate some of you people to start reading again. My name is Arjun, and I am your host for this podcast. Enjoy Reading!
Play Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

52. World Literature Podcast

World Literature Podcast A podcast for assignments created by M.Durkee's World Literature class.
Play Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

53. American Literature Association Conversations

American Literature Association Conversations The American Literature Association, a coalition of societies devoted to the study of American authors, gathers leading scholars and teachers of American literature for compelling roundtable discussions of the pressing issues that define the discipline today.
Play 3.8K Jul 2020 Get Email Contact

54. Undergrads Literature

Undergrads Literature Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
My name is Luciano Cabral and I'm currently a university lecturer for Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil. This podcast debates American Literature and American Culture.
Play Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

55. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, enthrall and educate generations of readers. This collection of poems serves as a vehicle for Whitman's philosophy, ideals, love of nature, and mystical musings and it subsequently became one of the cornerstones of American literature. It has been celebrated in media as diverse as television, rap music, and modern novels and will surely appeal to readers who enjoy poetry and are interested in the literary history of America.
Play 6.2K 262 Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

56. Spirit of American Literature by John Albert Macy

Spirit of American Literature by John Albert Macy The Spirit of American Literature is a collection of essays reviewing contemporary authors on the literary scene at the turn of the century and assessing the uniquely American characteristics of their growing body of work.
Play 6.2K 262 Dec 2020 Get Email Contact

57. A Brief History of English and American Literature

A Brief History of English and American Literature Henry Augustin Beers, professor of English at Yale, with the help of John Fletcher Hurst, has written a sweeping thousand 900 year history of English literature, up to the end of the 19th century. Although at times biased and sometimes misguided, his research is sound and his criticism is interesting and quite often very balanced. In addition, the last chapter of each part is Hurst's synopsis of religious and theological literature in the language. This book is interesting from its point of view, but also useful as a jumping-off point for those interested in reading the classics.
Play 6.2K 262 Dec 2020 Get Email Contact

58. American Women's Literature

American Women's Literature This is a collection of 20 short stories and long-form poetry from 1847 to 1922 by various American women writers.
Play 6.2K 262 Dec 2020 Get Email Contact

59. Student's History of American Literature by William Simonds

Student's History of American Literature by William Simonds Engaging history of American Lit from the 1600's up through the late 1890's. The author, who was a professor at Knox College, really put a lot into this, combining national history with his love for literature.
Play 6.2K 262 Dec 2020 Get Email Contact

60. Latin American Literature MSU

Latin American Literature MSU In this podcast, we will be discussing poems, novels, short stories, and plays from Latin America in English.
Also in Latin Literature Podcasts
Play Apr 2020 Get Email Contact

61 to 1151 | Get Spreadsheet with email contacts

Literature Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Literature. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Theresa Burgess garrisonkeillor.com 333
Jacke Wilson / The Podglomerate historyofliterature.com 300
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com 287
Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature. wordsandnerds.com 186
The Ephesus School tbal.transistor.fm 96
Evan Lampe hundredpages.podbean.com 72
Literary Disco stitcher.com 67
Daisy Buchanan play.acast.com 66
chineseliteraturepodcast chineseliteraturepodcast.com 51
Literary Arts literary-arts.org 49
Load 11 to 25 of 1000+ Podcasters

Literature Podcasts By Category

Total 354 Podcasts. Email us to Request Spreadsheet with email contacts at anuj@feedspot.com. Learn more.
Category No. of Podcasts
Fiction Podcasts 69
Writing Podcasts 67
Poetry Podcasts 54
Mystery Podcasts 39
Shakespeare Podcasts 20
Short Story Podcasts 19
Mythology Podcasts 15
Literature History Podcasts 11