I don’t have an iPod or any other digital audio device, so the recent craze for podcasts has somewhat passed me by – though I occasionally will listen to one on my PC. I have, however, noticed the recent emergence of literary podcasts. Here are a few I’ve noticed so far.
- Bookworm: Michael Silverblatt and his one-of-a-kind interviews with authors. From LA’s KCRW.
- The SF Chronicle has started producing the occasional book-themed podcast.
- Nextbook, the Jewish literary mag has started including podcasts with many of their features, including Shalom Auslander’s recent piece on Leonard Michaels.
- The incomparable Ed Champion is the man behind the Bat Segundo show, which features Jorge, Bat Segundo and a “young, roving correspondent.” In the midst of gleeful wackiness, Ed has landed interviews with the likes of David Mitchell and Jonathan Ames.
- And though they aren’t really literary podcasts, I have to say that I’m very intrigued by Slate’s unauthorized audio tours of museums.
- KCRW’s Overbooked: “David Kipen, literary critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR’s Day to Day, talks about books and bookishness.” (thanks, B Thomas)
- Pinky’s Paperhaus: Podcasting writers who rock – including Steve Almond, Meghan Daum and Neal Pollack
- wierd deer
- The Writing Show
- Word Nerds (via Tingle)
- The Public Domain Podcast (Thanks, Eileen)
- Mr. Ron’s Basement (Thanks, Eileen)
- NPR: Books (Podcast feed lives at the top of the list here)
- Average Mortal Radio (thanks, Adrienne)
- New:The Penguin Podcast (via Boing Boing)
Know of any other literary podcasts? Leave a comment and I’ll add them to the list.
Update: Check out Ed’s very thorough list of literary podcasts.