Have you discovered podcasts yet? If not, March is the perfect time to #TryPod! Podcasts are digital audio files available online for downloading to your computer, device, or phone. New installments can be received automatically by subscribing through a “podcatcher” app such as iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. There are all kinds of podcasts out there to choose from: informational, educational, narrative, and just plain fun! They’re perfect for tuning into the content that interests you, when you’re interested in listening to it.
With so many podcasts out there, it’s hard to know where to begin. This is where featured collections and keyword searches come in handy. Books are kind of my thing, so I got started by browsing the iTunes Book Lovers featured collection. These are the ones I sampled and subscribed to … which podcasts do you love? Leave me a comment and recommend one that I should #TryPod!
- All the Books from Book Riot
Hear all about eight of the week’s best new releases in various genres, including nonfiction and young adult, from Book Riot rock stars Liberty and Rebecca!
- The Book Review Podcast from the New York Times
This podcast takes you inside the literary world with in-depth author interviews and discussions about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing.
- HarperAudio Presents
Publisher + Author + Microphone = HarperAudio Presents! Go behind the scenes at Harper with exclusive author interviews and audiobook excerpts.
- HEY YA from Book Riot
Hey YA is a bi-weekly podcast that’s here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit through discussions of fiction, nonfiction, comics, favorite classic reads, the latest in on-screen adaptations, and everything newsworthy and notable!
- Professional Book Nerds from OverDrive
Episode topics include the month’s new releases, author interviews, and discussions of featured genres such as Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and Romance. The professional book nerds will help you find your next favorite book!
- Read or Dead from Book Riot
Read or Dead is a biweekly mystery/thriller podcast with hosts Rincey and Katie discussing everything related to mysteries, thrillers, and suspense books. They also cover current reads, recommendations, adaptations, and other book-adjacent news and topics.
- The Audio Book Club from Slate.com
For when you can’t wait to talk about a book you just finished, but none of your friends have read it!
- What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel
Join the “Modern Mrs. Darcy” and her guest-of-the-week for a lively round of literary matchmaking! Guests discuss their three favorite books, a book they hated, and what they are currently reading so Anne can give them a book prescription they will love.