"Backlisted launched two years ago and is now one of the most popular book podcasts. Each episode features a guest (usually a writer) who has chosen a book they love and which they think deserves a wider audience. Though sponsored by the crowd-funding publisher Unbound, it isn’t about selling new product: it’s about how and why some books stand the test of time.
Our listeners are committed, adventurous readers. As well as lively, well-informed discussion we include readings and audio clips of the featured author. Our job is to make you want to read the book."
Book Fight Podcast
The History of Literature
"We are human beings, and human beings tell stories…
For tens of thousands of years, human beings have been using fictional devices to shape their worlds and communicate with one another. Four thousand years ago they began writing down these stories, and a great flourishing of human achievement began. We know it today as literature, a term broad enough to encompass everything from ancient epic poetry to contemporary novels. How did literature develop? What forms has it taken? And what can we learn from engaging with these works today?
Hosted by Jacke Wilson, an amateur scholar with a lifelong passion for literature, THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known."
Join Alex Reads and Raifa Rafiq in their journey to keep up with the millennial experience, while exploring the intersection between literature, wellness and pop-culture. Tune in weekly as they discuss everything that is ‘lit’ in a fun and insightful way!
Smart Podcast Trashy Books
The Book Riot Podcast
Charlie thinks her tastes are shallow.
Hannah thinks his are pretentious.
If they meet in the middle, the movie must be good, whether a Blockbuster, Indie, Foreign Film, Documentary or any other genre.
The Cinema Clash is where the debate rages (most) every week, even in this time of quaranstream!
Thanks for listening."
Left Right and Center
PBS News Hour
"For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to the PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television."
Or wondered how your ancestors experienced their own current events? There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn. That’s where BackStory comes in.
How did a multi-hour long show that consists of nothing more than a host talking about history ever become wildly popular? It’s got something to do with Dan Carlin.
"He’s been called the king of long-form podcasting and “one of the greatest storytellers in the world”. His distinctive voice and style is one of the most instantly recognizable in the medium and with hundreds of millions of downloads, his shows are some of the most listened to podcasts of all time.
Carlin’s work weaves historical information with deep questions and Twilight Zone-style twists to help illustrate the power and continuing relevance of the past. Drama, extremes, empathy and vivid examples of both the highs and lows of humanity dominate the narrative. It’s a trademark mix of elements that has been entertaining listeners since 2005."
"Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.
Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction."
"Welcome to Mogul, a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them."
"What’s a perfect place? And how do we get there?
Utopia is a tantalizing pursuit that’s remained achingly elusive ever since the word “utopia” was coined by author Thomas More in the 1500s. Since then, there have been countless attempts to define and realize a perfect place, and with them, countless almosts, close calls, and abject misses. But each failure holds lessons: When Edison talked about his dogged crusade to invent a lightbulb, he (supposedly) said he hadn’t failed; he just found 10,000 ways it didn’t work."
Alice Isn't Dead
by Night Vale Presents
The Magnus Archives
“Make your statement, face your fear.”
The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join new head archivist Jonathan Sims as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.
Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as they look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…
Written and performed by Jonathan Sims
Directed and produced by Alexander J Newall.
PseudoPod- The Sound of Horror
The Other Stories
Unwell: A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
When In Romance
Not Your Mom's Romance Book Club
All the Kissing
"We’re a group of romance writers who love our craft and want to give back to the fabulous writing community. Our goal with this site is to share the expertise we’ve gathered throughout our writing journeys. We’ll discuss topics specific to romance, as well as a few other themes near and dear to our hearts.
We’re all at varying stages in our path to publication, so we aim to give you a comprehensive look into the trials and tribulations associated with becoming a bonafide romance author. So here’s to you, writer, for dedicating yourself to this career, to embracing the wild ups and downs that come with writing, and working toward your dream. Hopefully, we can help you out along the way!"
"Hosted by Siskoid, with pals Furn, Marty and Bass, THE LONELY HEARTS ROMANCE COMICS PODCAST is basically about guys talking about romance comics, and about romances IN comics. Featuring ROMANCE COMICS THEATER every episode!"
Too Stupid to Live
Read Me Romance
Journeys of Romance
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With over 400 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes and is available on RadioPublic, via RSS and through other apps."
A Piece of Work
"Hosted by Abbi Jacobson, it’s everything you want to know about modern art but were afraid to ask."
Art For Your Ear: The Jealous Curator
Creative Caffeine: No Agenda
Creative Pep Talk
"ARE YOU A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR? FREELANCER? ASPIRING CREATIVE PRO?
If so, this podcast was made for you!
Andy J. Miller is passionate about helping creative's strike the perfect balance between art and business.
Through ridiculous analogies, personal stories and artist interviews, Andy hopes to help you break free from confusion and make a plan for your creative career success!
You'll get this and MORE!(the more being Boyz II Men and Fraggle Rock references)"
The Modern Art Notes Podcast
"WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide."
"MISSION TO ZYXX is an improvised science fiction podcast following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic ZYXX QUADRANT of the TREMILLION SECTOR. They work for the benevolent and harmonious FEDERATED ALLIANCE, which has recently defeated the evil GALACTIC MONARCHY. The Federated Alliance is definitely less evil.
The Alliance's newest recruit is AMBASSADOR PLECK DECKSETTER, a naive, gung-ho farm boy whose crew includes trusty, know-it-all droid C-53, and hulking, omnisexual security officer DAR. They travel aboard the outdated, sentient starship THE BARGAREAN JADE - aka BARGIE - who has as many ex-husbands as stories about her glory days. Their mission is nominally overseen by JUNIOR MISSIONS OPERATIONS MANAGER NERMUT BUNDALOY, a striving, entry-level bureaucrat yearning for respect. "
"A show about the advantages of floating, tiny and alone, in the middle of nowhere."
Critical Role began as a bunch of nerdy ass voice actors sitting around a table together as friends to create epic stories, but has since morphed into a full-fledged, 100% independent and creator-owned media company. We create collaborative, story-driven content through our original shows which have blossomed into other media such as comic book series, art books, and even an animated series!
The Faeforge Academy is the preeminent school of magic and artisanry in the known world. Bordering the Feywilds and the Material Plane in the world of Evastria, the Faeforge Academy exists to teach those who can hear the echoes of magic that remain in the world to hone their skills to create beautiful, wondrous and powerful objects that can reshape the world. Our journey will follow 5 students, newly accepted to the Academy. What secrets will they uncover, can they survive the dangers of the Feywilds, and what will they learn about themselves?
Join the Party is a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast, powered by the rules of Dungeons and Dragons. That means a group of friends create a story together, chapter by chapter, that takes us beyond the tabletop to parts unknown. In the first campaign, we explored fantasy adventure, intrigue, magic, and drama. In the newest story, we tackle science, superpowers, a better future, and the responsibility of helping others.
Every month, we sit down for the Afterparty, where we break down our game and answer your questions about how to play D&D and other roleplaying games at home. We also have segments at the beginning of each campaign to teach people how to play the game themselves. It’s a party, and you’re invited! Find out more at jointhepartypod.com.
Serendipity City is an actual-play podcast that takes place in a sprawling, dieselpunk metropolis with a magical underworld (in more ways than one). Anarchists fight corrupt companies, shapeshifters fight for turf, dwarves work in the caves underneath the city, and through it all, our intrepid group of questionable heroes just wants to do the job they were hired for.
Behold Her Podcast is a monthly show that spotlights inspiring women in tabletop gaming, hosted and produced by Lysa Penrose. Interviews, discussions, and audio essays capture the diverse experiences of being a female gamer in tabletop RPGs.
Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of… you know, kobolds or whatever in… The Adventure Zone.
I Am Hear is a conversational podcast that focuses on the guest and their experiences with RPGs and the RPG community. It explores the unique stories of RPG community members and purposefully features members of the community marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, neurodivergence, and/or disability. I Am Hear aims to boost those folks and their stories. Every episode is someone's story. And every story is worth listening to. Season 3 coming Fall 2020.
"We are an improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix.
A group of comedy improvisers come together every two weeks to co‐create a story using the Dungeon World roleplaying system. No animals are harmed.
Sean and Eli, the creators of Alba Salix, have spent a long time building the world, but even they don’t know how the story is going to unfold. It’s a tale of flightless fairies, half-demons and cafeteria line workers, dystopian empires, magical waterfalls and mysterious books. Oh, and the end of time—that’s in there somewhere too."