Literature Podcasts

Illuminatus! Podcast show

Illuminatus! PodcastJoin Now to Follow

"Nausea, then microamnesia, then the laughing jag, then sex. Be patient. The clear light comes next. Then we can discuss Truth. As if we haven't been discussing it all along." - Hagbard Celine Culled from the 10 hour audiobook of Shea and Wilson's conspiratorial high-camp masterpiece, Illuminatus! Podcast presents THE GOLDEN APPLE in all its golden, frenzied splender.

By Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

Run, An Episodic Suspense Thriller show

Run, An Episodic Suspense ThrillerJoin Now to Follow

Dr. Bridie O’Malley, 38, DVM is on the verge of a career breakthrough with a thoroughbred hopeful going to the Kentucky Derby. Days before the big race, her estranged family of Irish mobsters demand payment on a family debt, long overdue. When her nonverbal brother with a special gift is kidnapped, she discovers the dark truth of her family’s secrets while trying to keep her own under wraps. With the help of her lifelong friends, messages from the other side and her own awakening, she embarks on a journey into the criminal underworld to find the clues that lead to her brother. Fraught with truths of self-discovery, she comes face to face with most destructive betrayal of all, the lies she tells herself.

By Maureen O'Crean

The Narrative Breakdown - Story Craft in Creative Writing, Screenwriting,Young Adult Lit, TV shows and More show

The Narrative Breakdown - Story Craft in Creative Writing, Screenwriting,Young Adult Lit, TV shows and MoreJoin Now to Follow

Cheryl Klein and James Monohan discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl's book 'Second Sight' and James' app 'The Storyometer'.

By Cheryl Klein and James Monohan - Geeking out over great screenwriting, playwriting, children's books, literary fiction, and other creative writing

BookD show

BookDJoin Now to Follow

Welcome to BookD, the podcast that brings you the stories behind your favourite books. Created by Audio Editors, BookD offers a fascinating perspective into the world of publishing. In our fortnightly programs, you can listen to authors discuss the inspiration behind their books, and hear the story of how these books were transformed from a concept to finished print and audio products. Tune in every other week for conversations with the stars of literature, art, film, music, science and politics. BookD isn’t: boring, monotonous or a sleep aid. And it isn’t like any podcast you’ve heard before. For ideas, discussion, inspiration, humour and culture, you're BookD.

By HarperCollins Publishers

Spider on the Web show

Spider on the WebJoin Now to Follow

Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author Spider Robinson speaks directly to his fans in this podcast, with subjects ranging from space exploration to technology, books, music, and anything else this writer's fertile mind settles upon. The weekly series begins with eight essays written while Spider was writer-in-residence at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, BC. Born in NYC, Spider Robinson has published 33 books and countless short stories since 1973, winning 3 Hugo Awards, a Nebula, the John W. Campbell Award For New Writer, and other awards. In 2006 he completed VARIABLE STAR, based on a 1955 outline by Robert Heinlein. The online Callahan's community, inspired by his books, is the largest non-porn cybernetwork. A singer/guitarist, he has recorded with David Crosby, Amos Garrett, and other legends. His op-ed columns appeared in Canadas national newspaper for many years, and he has reviewed SF for Analog and Galaxy.

By Spider Robinson

ZZ9 Podcast: Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy show

ZZ9 Podcast: Hitchhikers Guide To The GalaxyJoin Now to Follow

ZZ9's look at all things Douglas Adams. ZZ9 is the Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society.

By ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

The Writing Show 2005 Archives show

The Writing Show 2005 ArchivesJoin Now to Follow

The Writing Show provides information and inspiration for writers of all kinds. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, songs, games, manuals, ads, reports, reviews, or poetry, we are here to entertain, help, and engage you.

By Paula B

The Writing Show 2007 Archives show

The Writing Show 2007 ArchivesJoin Now to Follow

The Writing Show provides information and inspiration for writers of all kinds. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, songs, games, manuals, ads, reports, reviews, or poetry, we are here to entertain, help, and engage you.

By Paula B

"A Tale of Two Cities" Audiobook (Audio book) show

"A Tale of Two Cities" Audiobook (Audio book)Join Now to Follow

"A Tale of Two Cities" was first published in 1859. Charles Dickens tells a gripping story about the nature of torture, power and love. This audiobook is performed by Jane Aker and co-produced by LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems. Each episode has 1 to 4 chapters and is approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper. Also available via podcast from LiteralSystems and LoudLit.org: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.

By Charles Dickens performed by Jane Aker

The Prophet of Panamindorah show

The Prophet of PanamindorahJoin Now to Follow

Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, unable to remember how he had gotten there. He spoke a language no one recognized, and he was afraid of cars and planes and computers. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to remember, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She is from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. In addition, Corry can read a language that no one in Panamindorah has been able to read for three hundred years; has he really been gone that long? Now he must recover his lost memories and rebuild his life, because the person who tried to kill him once is about to try again. The Prophet of Panamindorah is a free podcast novel for listeners 13 and older. This is the single feed for all three of the Prophet of Panamindorah books. If you want to listen to all of them in one place, as well as occasional comments from the author, subscribe here.

By Abigail Hilton