Literature Podcasts

Vinyl Biography show

Vinyl BiographyJoin Now to Follow

Vinyl Biography is a podcast about your story, and music. Your discovery of vinyl, why it's important to you, and your history behind your collection.

By Noble Records

Paraphrase show

ParaphraseJoin Now to Follow

Paraphrase is a podcast all about literary beginnings, from the first words in novel to the first steps in a career. Host Stephen Fishbach asks novelists to discuss the craft and thematic decisions behind the beginnings of their books. 

By Stephen Fishbach

Tea with Tolkien show

Tea with TolkienJoin Now to Follow

Join us for a cup of tea as we grow together in Hobbitness and Holiness, inspired by the faith and philosophy of JRR Tolkien.

By Kaitlyn Facista

Sleepy show

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Doze off to classic stories with Sleepy. Each week, baritone host Otis Gray reads old books in a low, rhythmic tone to lull you into a deep slumber so you can have a fresh start the next day. Sweet dreams. Zzzzzz

By Otis Gray

The Endless Knot show

The Endless KnotJoin Now to Follow

Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.

By Mark Sundaram & Aven McMaster

Railway Children by Edith Nesbit show

Railway Children by Edith NesbitJoin Now to Follow

A thrilling spy story, a children's adventure, a charming portrait of early twentieth century life in London and the countryside and a heart warming family tale are all combined in this classic of children's literature The Railway Children by E Nesbit. The book has remained on the list of the best-loved children's books ever since it was first published as a serial story in The London Magazine in 1905. Later, it was published in book form and won acclaim from critics and readers across the world for its wonderful elements of character and plot. Edith Nesbit the author published more than sixty books during her long and illustrious career as a children's writer. She was considered to be the first modern children's writer and departed from the hitherto focus on fantasy and fairytale type of themes that were considered suitable for children. Apart from writing for children, she wrote several novels for adults. She also dabbled in poetry, horror fiction and collaborations with other writers. Her works include another famous book, The Secret Garden which also explores the childhood landscape and influenced generations of children's writers. She was also a political activist and laid the foundations for the present Labor Party in England. Her dominant themes were children in real life settings, contemporary events, children's encounters with the mysterious and often nefarious activities of grown-ups, a deep psychological insight into the mind of a child and the enduring love of nature, family relationships and the simple pleasures of countryside life. The story opens with the description of three little Londoners who enjoy an ordinary, peaceful life in the city with visits to the Zoo and Madame Tussauds. They have a charming, well-appointed home and loving parents. Things take a sudden turn for the worst when Father suddenly leaves after receiving mysterious “bad news.” Mother decides equally suddenly to move with the children to the country-side and here begins their adventure with the railways. They befriend a strange Old Gentleman who invariably travels on the 9.15 train from near their home and get drawn into bizarre and dangerous events. Said to be based on contemporary events such as the Dreyfus Affair, Russian dissidents who were fighting the Tsarist regime and the circumstances leading up to World War I, The Railway Children though ostensibly written for children certainly appeals to readers of all ages. It has been adapted extensively for radio, stage, television and screen and has retained its freshness and thrill over the hundred plus years since it first made its debut.

By Loyal Books

Film, Literature and the New World Order show

Film, Literature and the New World OrderJoin Now to Follow

Film, Literature and the New World Order is a monthly podcast series from CorbettReport.com. In this series, James Corbett of The Corbett Report and a rotating series of guests dissect a different book or movie each month, examining its messages, exposing propaganda, understanding connections and finding the real agenda (and sometimes the real solutions) offered to us in the media we consume.

By The Corbett Report

Uncanny Japan - Japanese Myths, Folktales, Superstitions, History and Language show

Uncanny Japan - Japanese Myths, Folktales, Superstitions, History and LanguageJoin Now to Follow

Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from old Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.

By Thersa Matsuura

Saga show

SagaJoin Now to Follow

پادکستی که در اون افسانه ها و اسطوره های سرزمینهای دور رو به زبان امروز می شنوید. داستانهایی که ممکنه بعضیهاشون رو بشناسید و دوست دارید بیشتر باهاشون آشنا بشید و ممکن هم هست بعضی داستانها رو برای اولین بار بشنوید

By Golosein

Lucinda show

LucindaJoin Now to Follow

Following your dreams can turn out to be a total nightmare…

By Susan Bennett