Great Reading Podcasts to Listen to Now

By Ashley Rands, Marketing

In a world filled with constant noise and distractions, finding time to sit down and read a good book can be challenging. Fortunately, podcasts offer an excellent alternative for book lovers to indulge in literary discussions, author interviews, and book recommendations while on the go. Whether you’re a bibliophile looking to expand your reading list or seeking insightful conversations about your favorite novels, there’s a reading podcast out there for you. Here are some of the great reading podcasts to listen to now and follow:

What Should I Read Next?

What should I read next podcast

Hosted by Anne Bogel, this podcast helps listeners discover their next favorite book by recommending titles based on their reading preferences. Each episode features a guest who shares their favorite books, which Anne then uses to suggest personalized recommendations, making it a must-listen for anyone looking to expand their reading horizons.

A Cup of Tea With Alan

A cup of tea with Alan Podcast

Hosted by Alan Parks, each episode either features an author or someone in the arts. It is a great way to get to know some different authors as well as broadening your cultural horizons. Sometimes he features more well known authors and other weeks he features indie authors. 

Reading Glasses

Reading Glasses Podcast

Hosted by Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara, Reading Glasses is a podcast dedicated to all things bookish. From tips on how to improve your reading habits to discussions about different genres and bookish news, this podcast is entertaining, informative, and sure to inspire your next reading adventure.

New York Public Library

The Librarian Is In Podcast
Library Talks Podcast

There are two podcasts that the New York Public Library offers listeners. The Librarian Is In, hosted by librarians Crystal and Frank Collerius. It offers discussions about books, culture, book recommendations, and author interviews. This podcast celebrates the joy of reading and encourages listeners to explore new genres and perspectives.

Library Talks is the other podcast they offer. You’ll find the best live conversations from the library and an eclectic mix of voice and perspectives. It features favorite authors and authors you are sure to fall in love with.  Feed your brain with the best live conversations from The New York Public Library. An eclectic mix of voices and perspectives, Library Talks features your favorite writers and the ones you’ll love next. 

Literary Friction

Literary Friction Podcast

Hosted by Carrie and Octavia, Literary Friction is a podcast that delves into the world of books, from classics to contemporary fiction. With thought-provoking discussions and insightful interviews, this podcast offers a fresh perspective on literature. It encourages listeners to engage critically with the texts they read.

LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton Reads Podcast

Inspired by his iconic role as the host of Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton returns with a podcast where he reads handpicked short stories to listeners. With Burton’s soothing voice and impeccable storytelling skills, this podcast is a treat for book lovers of all ages.

Spotlighting The Indie Author

Spotlighting the Indie Author

Hosted by Joseph Clay, Spotlighting the Indie Author, showcases the independent author using book reviews and interviews. Get the scoop on new releases and meet some great indie authors. He also throws in a dash of writing wisdom and it is sure to be a great podcast to tune into.  

Whether you’re looking for book recommendations, author interviews, or engaging literary discussions, these podcasts have something for every reader. So, grab your headphones, tune in, and let these podcasts transport you into the wonderful world of books. Happy listening!

Great Reading Podcasts to Listen to Now