Literature Podcasts

Scripts & Scribes show

Scripts & ScribesJoin Now to Follow

Scripts & Scribes is a free writer's resource website and weekly podcast with interviews and information from top writing professionals in books/publishing, film & television, theatre, video games and comic books.

By ScriptsandScribes.com

Far Far Away Radio show

Far Far Away RadioJoin Now to Follow

FAR FAR AWAY RADIO is a podcast that offers a fresh perspective on the upcoming Star Wars films. The podcast aims to embrace fans around the globe with an infectious passion and genuine love for a franchise that is beloved by countless fans. <br> <br> FFAR is an entertaining and enthusiastic podcast that focuses on providing listeners with a positive and fun discussion. The main show is hosted by friends Megan Humphrey, Austin Blankenship, Chris Carey, Mallory Conlon, and Jason Hamilton. The FFAR feed also plays host to two additional podcasts. Legends and Lore is a show focusing on the Star Wars canon and Legends, with Jonathan Baker, Elaine Tveit, and FFAR host Jason. Rogue Podron is a book club podcast, where listeners can read the Star Wars: X-Wing series with hosts Saf, Heath, Danny, and Meg.<br> <br> FAR FAR AWAY RADIO is a labor of love from dedicated Star Wars fans. Intellectual discussion and humor combine as the hosts speculate about the future films with true zeal. From dissecting The Force Awakens to speculating about Rogue One, this is the show that you won't want to miss! Visit us on farfarawayradio.com. Subscribe to the feed and never miss another episode.

By Far Far Away Radio - Star Wars Podcasts - With Rogue Podron &amp; Legends and Lore

The Marketing Book Podcast show

The Marketing Book PodcastJoin Now to Follow

Weekly interviews with authors of new marketing and sales books. Named by LinkedIn and Forbes as one of the top marketing and sales podcasts. Hosted by Douglas Burdett, a marketing agency principal, former artillery officer, Madison Avenue ad man, and stand-up comedian.

By Douglas Burdett

The Ghastly Tales Podcast show

The Ghastly Tales PodcastJoin Now to Follow

The Ghastly Tales Horror Show produces original horror narrations, radio plays, and discussions dripping with atmosphere. We create nightmares. Join us. Stay a while, stay forever...

By Ghastly Tales Productions

Dear Mr. Potter: A Harry Potter Seminar show

Dear Mr. Potter: A Harry Potter SeminarJoin Now to Follow

An exploration of the plot, characters, themes and ideas of JK Rowling's modern masterpiece.

By Point North Media

Story and Star Wars show

Story and Star WarsJoin Now to Follow

This fall, story expert Alastair Stephens will look at each of the six core Star Wars movies in release order, and analyse what works and why. We’re going to talk about heroic motivations, serial structure, the power of the five-man band, the interaction of intent and execution, mythic archetypes, the urge to explain, and stories which grow in the telling — and perhaps, we’ll understand a little better why Star Wars is the most important pop culture phenomenon of the modern era.

By Point North Media

Animalogy \ The Animals in Our Everyday Words &amp; Phrases show

Animalogy \ The Animals in Our Everyday Words & PhrasesJoin Now to Follow

ANIMALOGY is a podcast about language, the animal-related words and phrases we use every day, and how they reflect and affect our relationship with animals. Hosted by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author, long-time podcaster, and self-proclaimed zoolinguaphile, Animalogy will change the way you talk -- and think -- about animals. For show notes and more, visit animalogypodcast.com.

By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author

Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki show

Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora OzakiJoin Now to Follow

Many of us are familiar with Grimm's Fairy Tales, or children's stories from France, England, China, India and Germany, but are less aware of similar folk tales and children's stories from Japan. Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki captures the exotic flavor, traditions and customs of this ancient land. Published in 1903 entitled the Japanese Fairy Book, the title was changed in the 1908 edition to Japanese Fairy Tales. Theodora Ozaki was the daughter of a wealthy Japanese aristocrat Baron Ozaki, the first Japanese man to study in the West, and his wife, an American schoolteacher's daughter. The couple separated after a brief marriage and Theodora lived with her father in Japan. She worked as a secretary and spent much of her spare time collecting traditional Japanese stories. She was encouraged to publish the collection by the Scottish writer Andrew Lang, who was himself an accomplished writer of children's literature. The twenty-two stories contained in this volume include one of the best-known Japanese tales, The Tongue-Cut Sparrow, which tells of a vengeful old woman who cruelly cuts off the tongue of her husband's talking sparrow. The charming details in this story are indeed very interesting, as many of the architectural and cultural features of Japanese houses and traditions are provided in it. The Ogre of Rashomon is another macabre tale, while the delightful Adventures of Kintaro the Golden Boy is sure to charm young and old. An interesting feature is that the author often gives the meaning of Japanese words and terms and explains many of the customs for the benefit of non-Japanese readers. In the preface she states that her aim is to bring these beautiful tales to those outside her country so that they may love and enjoy them too. The original edition had some superb illustrations and wood-cuts by Japanese artists.

By Loyal Books

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens show

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. BerensJoin Now to Follow

Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. He organizes them into different dynasties and chronologies to make it easier for the reader to understand the labyrinthine relationships and connections between the various gods, heroes, minor divinities, mythical figures and legendary creatures. Greek and Roman legends form the base of all European art, literature and civilization itself. Since the advent of Christianity, the so called Pagan religion which dominated all of Europe for thousands of years were eclipsed but the study of the Classics as part of the education in Greek and Latin kept them alive. Today there's hardly a serious student of English or art who does not encounter some reference to an ancient Greek or Roman myth or deity somewhere in literature and the Western languages. A visit to any of the museums or classical art galleries in Europe would be one that's filled with allusions and depictions of Greek or Roman legends. For modern day readers, the book is a mine of information about the lineage of the gods, forms of worship, festivals and temples devoted to them. It is interestingly chronicled, right from the primordial legend of Uranus and Gaia to the Creation of the Earth, through the dynasties of the Gods, heroes and divinities of the Night and the Sea, right up to the Trojan War where the Gods played a most important role in the destiny of humans. The section on temples and worship is especially interesting for students of archeology and history. It also includes statues, augurs, soothsayers, temple architecture, altars, priests and sacrifices. The extensive footnotes and author's notes for each chapter add value and interest while the charming illustrations make it attractive for younger readers. Anyone who is interested in exploring the ancient legends of two of the oldest Western civilizations would certainly find Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens a source of hours of reading pleasure and a valuable addition to their bookshelf.

By Loyal Books

This Birding Life show

This Birding LifeJoin Now to Follow

This Birding Life is a podcast from the folks at Bird Watcher's Digest. And like the magazine's content, the topics covered by This Birding Life range far and wide -- from the backyard to the tropics, from bird feeding to bird chasing, from authors reading from their books to birders talking about their "spark" bird. This Birding Life is guaranteed to make you think, laugh, and want to spend more time out there with the birds. It's all about this wonderful hobby we share: watching and enjoying wild birds. Welcome to This Birding Life! Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Music Store.

By Bird Watcher's Digest