8 Podcasts For Book Lovers

Whether you’re team hardback or exclusively addicted to audiobooks, a true book lover can never get enough. From lighthearted conversations to in-depth interviews with world-renowned authors, these bookish podcasts will have any bibliophile hitting “subscribe.”

Book Riot

This weekly podcast hosted by Book Riot CEO Jeff O’Neal and executive director Rebecca Joines Schinsky keeps you up-to-date on the latest, most exciting news in the book world.


The Book Review

In this New York Times podcast, host Pamela Paul and the editors behind The New York Times book review keep you updated on the news of the literary world, what they’re reading and the given week’s most popular books.



You know those books you’ve been meaning to read? Each week this podcast tackles one of those “TBR” books on your list with humor and wit. It’s a podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but still gives you a great insight into those books you’ve been meaning to read.


Literary Friction

Hosted by friends Carrie and Octavia, Literary Friction is a monthly conversational podcast. On each show, built around a theme, the hosts interview up-and-coming and established authors. There are lively discussions, personal recommendations and more.


The TLS Podcast

Previously known as the Freedom, Books, Flowers & Moon Podcast in honor of Oscar Wilde’s favorite quote, this weekly podcast by the writers and editors of the Times Literary Supplement delivers episode on all things books and culture. 


Books & Boba

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of Asian and Asian-American authors, you’ll love this podcast. It covers a range of genres, from historical fiction and graphic novels to science fiction and thrillers. In addition to author interviews, this podcast picks a book for its book club each month through its Goodreads forum.



In this bi-weekly podcast, one of my favorite poets, Danez Smith and Franny Choi “have conversations with the people who have chosen to stand between the world and its articulation into language.” They talk about and with poets who are changing the world of poetry, centering the discussion around the artists’ craft as well as the questions they seek to answer in their art.


Honorary Mention: Marlon & Jake Read Dead People

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I give this podcast an honorary mention because it isn’t currently active, but it’s one I really love. Author Marlon James and Riverhead Books Executive Editor Jake Morrissey are so much fun to listen to as they discuss books by dead authors that they love, they hate and everything in between.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram