Podcasts for Bookworms

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Podcasts are radio shows for the Internet age, and it seems there's one or more on every topic. Though they have existed for years, podcasts have become so popular that you can now find one (or more) on pretty much any topic you can imagine: including books! You can listen on your smart phone or other device with your phone's standard podcast app, or download an additional app to manage your subscriptions. If you're looking for new ways to engage your love of reading, these podcasts provide regular book discussions, author interviews, news, and other information to take book lovers to the next level:

  • What Should I read Next? - Blogger Anne Bogel talks to readers about books they love, books they hate, and what you should read next
  • Just the Right Book - Independent Bookstore owner Roxanne Coady helps you find the next great book while keeping you up-to-date on the world of publishing
  • All the Books! - another Book Riot podcasts, this one focuses on each week's new release titles-
  • Books of Your Life with Elizabeth - Goodreads co-founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler talks with interesting people about the books that shaped them
  • Smart Podcast, Trashy Books - Each week author Sarah Wendell talks with authors, publishers, librarians and more about the world of publishing about one of the most popular fiction genres around: romance
  • By the Book - Hosts Kristen and Jolenta read a self-help book, then try to live by its teachings. Hilarity ensues
  • Fictional - Modern and relatable retellings of classic fictional works, for readers who just don't have time to go back and read all the classics
  • Mugglecast - For Harry Potter fans who can't get enough, this podcasts dissects every aspect of that magical world. 
  • Overdue - A podcast about the books you have been meaning to read, and still haven't gotten to just yet...
  • The Librarian Is In - We can't finish this list without reminding you that librarians live to help you find that next great book! In this podcast, the New York Public Library talks about books and culture, and what to read next

If podcasts are still a mystery to you, check out this great tutorial from TechBoomers. It focuses on using an iPhone, but the process is also similar on Android phones.