Podcasts for readers!
Bookish podcasts, with author interviews and new-book suggestions, are entertaining resources for readers, but they can be hard to find in the vast podcast universe. Here are some of my favorites:
A Bookish Home
Librarian Laura Szaro Kopinski interviews authors and other book-related people.
Favorite episodes: Kristin Hannah (The Four Winds) and Kristin Bair O’Keefe (Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything). (I was interviewed for this podcast last week, and loved talking with Laura. My episode will be up next month.)
Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
This is the current big books podcast. Zibby Owens interviews writers, mostly novelists, about their books, and she releases a new episode every day.
Favorite episodes: Joan Silber (Secrets of Happiness); Miranda Cowley Heller (The Paper Palace).
Host Mitzi Rapkin interviews all the literary writers, mostly novelists. Thoughtful podcast with an emphasis on craft and the writing life.
Top Shelf at the Merrick Library
Librarian Carol Ann Tack interviews authors!
Favorite episodes: Laurie Frankel (One Two Three), Julia Claiborne Johnson (Better Luck Next Time).
Thoughts from a Page
Book review and bookseller Cindy Burnett interviews authors of recent books.
Favorite episodes: Amy Mason Doan (Lady Sunshine), Pam Jenoff (Woman with the Blue Star). (I was interviewed for Thoughts from a Page last winter, if you’d like to listen!)
BookTalk with Kory French
Canadian Kory French interviews authors of new books.
Favorite episode: Virginia Feito (Mrs. March). (I spoke with Kory French about The Wrong Kind of Woman last September–my first podcast interview ever…)
The New York Times Book Review Podcast
Pamela Paul and the other Book Review editors interview authors and talk about the books they’re reviewing.