Arts Podcasts

The Street Report show

The Street ReportJoin Now to Follow

The Street Report Hosted by EZ Street

By EZ STREET

Bestseller: A Self-Publishing Podcast by Reedsy show

Bestseller: A Self-Publishing Podcast by ReedsyJoin Now to Follow

Taking a book the whole nine yards is easier said than done. But it’s also easier than you’d think. From Reedsy, this is Bestseller, a podcast for aspiring authors, demystifying the process self-publishing a book, one chapter at a time.

By Reedsy

Shakespeare and Company show

Shakespeare and CompanyJoin Now to Follow

Podcast by Shakespeare and Company

By Shakespeare and Company

Grown-Up Bedtime Stories show

Grown-Up Bedtime StoriesJoin Now to Follow

By popular demand, Beth Wyatt, host of The CALM+COZY Podcast, reads short stories, poetry, and classic literature over calming meditative music. Listen in the evening while you prepare to sleep, or while you're in bed. Find Beth's eBook, 'Fall Asleep Tonight,' on Amazon, and check out the rest of her work at www.bethwyattcoaching.com. (All works read are copyright-free.)

By Beth Wyatt

Reading the End show

Reading the EndJoin Now to Follow

A book focused podcast in which Gin Jenny and Whisky Jenny review books and discuss events in the literary world.

By Gin Jenny and Whiskey Jenny

Unpacked show

UnpackedJoin Now to Follow

Kory and Adam take a fresh look at what's really behind the fascinating people and places around us. This narrative podcast is a production of No Midnight Media.

By No Midnight Media

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott show

Eight Cousins by Louisa May AlcottJoin Now to Follow

This is the story of Rose Campbell, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose’s guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier. At the end of a year, she is given a choice of which relative she is to stay with. Whom will she choose? This is an unabridged recording of Louisa May Alcott’s classic work, originally published in 1874.

By Loyal Books

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson show

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis StevensonJoin Now to Follow

Beloved by many generations of children, A Child’s Garden of Verses is a beautiful collection of children’s poetry. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes whimsical, but always fun.

By Loyal Books

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs show

English Fairy Tales by Joseph JacobsJoin Now to Follow

Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children's literature for centuries. Yet, many of the stories we recount to children today have an English origin, something that we were unaware of. The author, Joseph Jacobs, was an Australian folklorist and historian who painstakingly compiled them from various sources. In the preface to the first edition he recounts how he collected some stories from the descendants of English immigrants in America and Australia, while he sourced others from English gypsies and old ballads. In many cases he had to rewrite and retell those stories which existed in verse form or in ancient dialects. Older forms of English had to be tailored to suit modern readers, while some of the more objectionable parts had to be discarded. Wicked step-mothers, rampaging giants, damsels in distress, gallant princes and evil spells are some of the staples in this fascinating collection. The author himself states that it was his intention to create a book in which the stories would sound as if they were being narrated by an old nurse or grandmother. Hence, the style is simple, direct and like he states, meant to be read aloud and not visually. The original edition also included extensive notes on the source from which he collected the stories and reference material which is of great interest to folk-lore enthusiasts. Such was the impact of some of the stories that they are referenced in Shakespeare's plays and provided inspiration for poets like Milton. The highlight of the book for serious readers is the elaborate footnotes which provide a great deal of information about different variants of these stories that are told in other parts of the world. One of the most attractive features in the book are the charming illustrations that accompany each tale. The book is a delightful read for both parents and children. Apart from old favorites, there are many new tales which most people would not have encountered like “Nix Nought Nothing” “The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh” or “The Earl of Mar's Daughter.”

By Loyal Books

Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the world show

Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the worldJoin Now to Follow

Cities and Memory is a global collaborative sound project that presents field recordings of the world, but also reimagined, recomposed versions of those recordings - remixing the world, one sound at a time. What you'll hear in the podcast are our latest sounds - either a field recording from somewhere in the world, or a remixed new composition based solely on the sounds of the world. Each podcast description tells you more about what you're hearing, and where it came from. There are currently almost 2,500 sounds featured on our sound map, spread over more than 85 countries. The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs in Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice. You can explore the project in full at www.citiesandmemory.com

By Cities and Memory