Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Best Book-Related Podcasts

In terms of my commute, I am both lucky and unlucky.  But mostly just lucky.  I drive a bit over thirty minutes each way to work.  I know in places like LA that's no biggie, but here in burb-land it's a fairly long drive.  However, I've got several things going for me:

A) My commute is gorgeous.  I drive right through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  This is, no lie, a view of my daily commute.  Add in an amazing sunset for my drive home at night.

B) My commute is mostly interstate, which means I don't have to do much thinking other than how gorgeous the view is and whatever I'm listening to at the time, which leads me to...

C) My commute is perfectly timed for podcast listening.  Most of the podcasts I enjoy are right about an hour, maybe a bit more - which means one fits perfectly into the hour or so a day I spend in the car.  

So, what, you ask, are my favorite podcasts?  Happy to oblige!  These are my favorite bookish podcasts and next week I'll post my favorite non-bookish, mostly comedy podcasts.

Of all the podcasts I have listed here, this one is the most likely to be NSFW and is, therefore, one of my favorites.  I also like it because I feel like, of all the podcasts I listen to, it focuses the most on readers' advisory type programming.  They talk almost exclusively about specific titles and on giving out recommendations.  It's also one of the most difficult to listen to in my car, because it's hard to add to my TBR list while driving!

Hosted by Jeff O'Neal and Rebecca Schinsky, this weekly podcast focuses more on book and publishing industry news, with a few title highlights each week.  It's an excellent way to keep up with what's going on in bookish current events.  Clean and suitable for public consumption.

This one combines book reviews, author interviews, and news from the world of publishing from various NPR programs, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Fresh Air.  Also clean and suitable for listening to in public.

This one isn't specifically book-related, but I think it's close enough to deserve inclusion on the list.  It's a game show featuring trivia and word games that I think will thrill any book lover's soul.  It's also hilarious and they have a different guest every week.

Any bookish podcasts you listen to that I should check out?

1 comment:

  1. The Book Riot podcast makes Monday mornings much better. :)
    On their site they linked to the Overdue podcast. I like it too -- it's all about finally reading the books you've been meaning to get around to.