Podcasts for book lovers, part 2: Non-Fiction

I have a huge commute nowadays (~5 hours round trip and I am totally for serious about that) which is mostly a really boring bus ride when it isn’t punctuated by flashers or foul stenches. Thus I have been listening to a LOT of podcasts!

What are podcasts? They’re kind of like what old radio shows used to be: people talking into a microphone about all kinds of topics. There are comedy podcasts, drama podcasts, personal diary-type podcasts, news podcasts, music podcasts, and more! Being a book blogger, I tend to listen to lots of book and blog-related podcasts.

Don’t know where to start? Lucky for you I’ve created a series of posts for podcasts recommendations!

This is part 2 of a 3 part series! Here is Part 1 (Fiction) if you missed it.

Non-Fiction aka shows that talk about books

Books on the Nightstand is one of the longest-running book podcasts; they talk about all sorts of different genres, but they seems to lean more towards literary fiction. There’s a great community built around the show, too! books on the nightstand
At Books on the Nightstand, we strive to bring you great book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing. We do this through our weekly podcast and frequent blog posts. Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman are friends and colleagues who work in the publishing industry. That means that we talk about books all day long to other people who love to talk about books. But sometimes, those conversations have to end before we’re ready to stop talking. Thus, this blog.

reading the end podcast Reading the End was created by my friend Jenny! She and her (now former) roommate, Jenny, talk about various books, literary happenings, play (EXTREMELY FUN) games and review books together. They cover a wide range of genres, as well.
The Reading the End Bookcast is a twice-monthly podcast about books and literary happenings, featuring the demographically similar Jennys (Whiskey Jenny and Gin Jenny).

dear bitches smart authorsDear Bitches, Smart Authors is the combo podcast for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and Dear Author, two of the biggest romance review blogs. It’s AMAZING! I marathonned about five episodes a day over the last few weeks. There’s lots of great stuff: interviews, games, reviews, news, recommendations, and more!

bookriot Book Riot – The Podcast is basically the audio version of the Book Riot website. They have a lot of great stuff about current bookish events, plus reviews and other fun things. They’ve also got a dedicated app for the show, which makes listening to the episodes a little easier.
Book Riot – The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what’s new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot.

What are your favorite book discussion podcasts?

The third post will be up soon(ish) and will be for podcasts about blogging! Yay!

6 thoughts on “Podcasts for book lovers, part 2: Non-Fiction”

    1. It’s so easy to fall behind on podcasts; I tend to listen to a bunch of a show’s episodes all at once, and then move on to another one. It’s fun, but it DOES mean I end up being, like, two months behind on other shows.

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