Podcasts, Video, Audio

Podcasts [P], videos [V], and audio programs [A] from literary magazines, book publishers, alternative magazines, universities and bloggers. Includes poetry readings, lectures, author interviews, academic forums and news casts. If you know of sites that would be relevant for our readers, please e-mail info to: denisehill@newpageswork.com

92Y  [A][V]

In addition to other categories of general interest, the 92Y features a Virtual Poetry Center with archival video and recordings by some of the best writers of our time. This and many others are available free on demand.

All Write Already! [P]

A twice-monthly podcast of readings and interviews with guest writers, including writers of novels, short stories, non-fiction, memoirs, satire, storytellers, slam poets, and more. Available free online and on iTunes.

Aloud [P] [V]

A series by the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles going back to 2005.

Apostrophe Cast [P]

A bi-weekly online reading series delivered as a podcast.

Audiograph  [P] [A]

A curated collection of podcasts produced for the Writing Program at The New School. Hosted programming of authors in reading and conversation. Available in iTunes.

Awkward Paper Cut [P] [V]

APC  is devoted to supporting and inspiring innovative artistic creations incorporating words, images, and sound in a new kind of storytelling that mixes different formats and media with original and inventive ideas and approaches.


AWP's podcasts will feature recordings related to literature. These will include recordings from select events at our annual conference.

Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature [A]

This website collects recordings of modern Assyriologists reading ancient Babylonian and Assyrian poetry and literature aloud in the original language.

The Bat Segundo Show [A]

A  cultural and literary podcast that involves very thorough long-form interviews with contemporary authors and other assorted artists. Standard questions that have been asked of guests over and over are avoided, whenever possible. New shows added weekly, at least. Nearly 400 programs currently available.

BBC World Book Club [P]


Bibliocracy Radio [A]

Hosted by Santa Monica Review editor Andrew Tonkovich, Bibliocracy is a weekly literary arts program featuring readings and discussions with writers. Recent guests include: Al Young, Judith Freeman, Daniel Olivas, Reyna Grande, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Toni Mirosevich, Terese Svoboda, Katha Pollitt, Diane Lefer.

Book Ends [A] [P]

Created by writer and award-winning blogger Philippa Moorem, Bookends is a new weekly (Wednesdays) podcast by writers for writers and those who love the written word. Novels, poetry, travel writing, biographies, cook books and all manner of printed works will be discussed: writers in conversation about their work, their inspiration and their advice to those wanting to follow in their footsteps. The program is available online and via iTunes subscription.

Books on the Nightstand [P]

Books on the Nightstand is the blog and podcast of Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman.

Bookworm [P]

Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new, or emerging - interviewed by host Michael Silverblatt. A radio program of KCRW.

Bound Off [P]

Bound Off is a monthly literary audio magazine from Boston University, broadcasting literary short fiction with the new podcasting technology. "We aspire to showcase work that is compelling and driven by narrative, with a force that keeps the listener listening. We are dedicated to publishing stories by both the established and emerging writer.

Center for the Art of Translation [A]

Listen to over a dozen Center events, from Edith Grossman to Robert Hass, Bernardo Atxaga, and more. The Center for the Art of Translation broadens cultural understanding through international literature and translation, with programs in publishing, teaching, and public events.

The Chattahoochee Review [P]

Readings by Shelia Moses, Judson Mitcham, Luis Alberto Urrea, Alistair MacLeod, Nino Ricci, Elizabeth Cox, and several open mic readings with Georgia Perimeter College faculty. Interviews with Judson Mitcham, Mark Bixler, Luis Alberto Urrea,  Maryn McKenna, Patti Callahan Henry,  Jack Pendarvis, Jill McCorkle. Lectures by Mark Bixler, Donald Bogle, William Julius Wilson, Hampton Sides, Leonard Susskind. And more...

Chicago Amplified [P]

Chicago Amplified was created in 2006 to bring wider distribution to some of the most exciting and informative public programming happening throughout the Chicago region.

The Continental Review [V]

The web's first forum devoted exclusively to poets and writers on video. It's a continuously updated journal of video-readings and video-interviews with interesting and well-known members of the literary community, such as Linh Dinh, Noah Eli Gordon, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Allyssa Wolf, Tom Beckett, and Cole Swenson.

The Drum [A]

Ten issues annually of prose readings of contemporary as well as classic works. Content can be listened to online or downloaded for three months after publication.

The Drunken Odyssey With John King [P]

A weekly podcast about the writing life, featuring interviews with writers and lively discussions about writing, literature, culture, and drinking; plus every episode features a memoir essay by a guest writer about a beloved book; plus the host responds to listener mail. 

From the Fishouse [A]

Free online audio archive showcases emerging poets (defined for this purpose as poets with fewer than two published books of poetry at the time of submission) reading their own poems, as well as answering questions about poetry and the writing process.

Guardian Book Club [P]

Monthly book club audio podcast from The Guardian (UK) of authors discussing their books with host John Mullan.

Grammar Girl [P]

Mignon Fogarty's "Grammar Girl" series of five-minute grammar tips hosted by QD Now: Quick and Dirty Tips 4 Doing Things Better. Classroom use encouraged!

Harvard University Press [P] [V]

Video discussions with authors published by HUP and audio interviews hosted by Chris Gondek of Heron & Crane.

InDefinite [P]

A podcast from InDigest, an online literary magagzine and arts blog focused on creating a dialogue between the arts.

IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel [P]

The channel promises to uncover the best of today's cutting edge spoken poetry artists, delivering their work through both studio and live recordings, directly to your computer or other personal music device.

Joe Milford Blog Radio [A]

Joe Milford hosts poets and poetry shows once a week.

Jupiter 88 [V]

CA Conrad hosts this video poetry magazine featuring one poet reading one poem per issue.

Kid-Cast [P]

This site invites kids to create their own podcasts as well as allowing adults to post kid-appropriate casts (and no doubt, the kids helped with the process). Each podcast is "age-rated" and reviewed before being posted. Some of the casts are adults reading stories or "lessons" for kids, while others created by kids include discussions of discrimination, global warming, and book reviews.

Lapham's Quarterly [A] [V]

Editor Lewis H. Lapham hosts The World In Time, a program airing Sundays on Bloomberg Radio, featuring scholars and historians such as The New School’s Karl E. Meyer or Columbia’s Eric Foner discussing the events of fifty or 500 years ago, not Meet the Press politicos or This Week pundits grappling with the events of last week.

Late Night Library [P]

Late Night Library is a monthly podcast devoted to new voices in poetry and fiction by Erin Hoover and Paul Martone, by way of Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon. Each month they discuss the work of an emerging writer whose talent and creativity warrant a greater audience, with a focus on first books.

Library of Congress [V]
Poet Vision Series

"Great poets reading and talking intimately about their work. Originally filmed and broadcast in Philadelphia from 1988-90, the 12 episodes capture for posterity insights from and about Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Glück, Sam Hamill, Michael Harper, Stanley Kunitz, Denise Levertov, and Robert Penn Warren."

Library of Congress [A]
The Poet and the Poem

"an ongoing series of live poetry interviews at the Library of Congress with distinguished artists. Webcasts are now available of recent events, including the appearances of two U.S. Poets Laureate and several Witter Bynner fellows."

Lifelines [A]

Delta College Professor Emeritus John Augustine hosts this weekly program spotlighting biographies of famous people we want to or ought to know better through reading.

Linebreak [A]

An online visual and audio poetry weekly.

The Lit Show [A]

A weekly literary radio show based at teh Iowa Writer's Workshop.

Los Angeles Review of Books [P]

Edited by Tom Lutz, this regularly updated program features talks with authors in, around, and passing through the global city of Los Angeles.

Middle Literate  [P]

A traveling reading series, in the form of a podcast, which features literary work that stays true to the Midwestern state-of-mind and effectively represents the intricacies of the people who call the Great Plains home.

Missouri Review [A]

TMR provides their Winter 2007 issue online for free download. Other issues will be made available for a fee.

The Moth [P]

A not-for-profit storytelling organization that provides podcasts from several of its eight programs.

Moving Poetry [V]

A compendium of video poetry from around the web with a new video every weekday.

Bill Moyers Journal [P] [V]

Each week a one-hour PBS broadcast will feature analysis of vital issues, strong interviews with unique voices on politics, the arts and letters, science, religion, and the media, as well as debates on public issues and documentary specials. Video of most current program available on homepage with podcasts of archived programs.

National Public Radio Book Tour [P]

"Book Tour" presents leading authors of fiction and nonfiction as they read from and discuss their new books in front of a live audience. NPR arts reporter Lynn Neary hosts this weekly podcast and Web feature.

New Letters on the Air [P]

Hosted by Angela Elam, this is a half-hour radio companion to the literary quarterly magazine New Letters. Past guests include U.S. Poet Laureates Ted Kooser, Rita Dove, Billy Collins; Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner and novelists Jim Harrison, Jane Smiley, Richard Russo. The program, which also features emerging writers of poetry, fiction, drama and creative non-fiction, is produced by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and distributed via Public Radio’s Content Depot.

New York Times Book Review [P]

Weekly podcasts hosted by Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review. Authors, editors, and critics discuss new books, the lit scene and current best sellers.

New York University [P]

Creative Writing Program podcast of reading series highlights.

New Yorker Fiction [P]

A monthly reading and conversation with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

Other People [P]

In-depth, inappropriate interviews with authors hosted by Brad Listi, founder of The Nervous Breakdown. New episodes appear twice weekly, on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Podiobooks.com [P]

The term podiobooks was coined by Evo Terra to describe serialized audio books which are made available in podcast format. Listeners to Podiobooks.com can choose to receive the episodes of their books via an RSS feed or by listening to episodes by directly downloading episodes from this site. There is no fee for downloading books, though donations are encouraged throughout the site.

Poem Talk [P]

A poetry blog sponsored by The Poetry Foundation, The Kelly Writers House, and Penn Sound.

Poetastic [V]

A poetry website curating transformative video recordings of reciters reading and recording themselves reciting other people’s poetry.

Poetryvlog.com [V]

A weekly video reading of poetry by the poet. Currently, the site hosts over 90 video readings, George Wallace, poetry editor. Each poet has their own page feedback capability.

Poetry Foundation [P] [A]

Seriously, need I say more? Okay: readings and interviews with poets and critics.

Poets Weave [A]

A five minute weekly poetry program (podcast and stream), broadcast on the NPR station WFIU, Bloomington, Indiana, featuring guest poets reading their own poems as well as poetry read by the host, Christopher Citro. Online audio archives contain 100s of shows, dating back to 2006. Recent shows include live readings by poets such as Ross Gay, Debra Kang Dean, and Alyce Miller.

PBS News Hour [P] [A]

Podcasts including NewsHour, Shields and Brooks, World View, Insider Forums, Stories of the Week, Science, Health, Poetry, TeacherCast, and Supreme Court.

Prosody [A]

Pittsburgh Radio for Contemporary Literature produced by Jan Beatty.

Reading the World [P] [A]

An ongoing series of podcast discussions about the world of international literature, hosted by Chad W. Post (director of Open Letter Books) and Erica Mena (Spanish translator and poet). The programs include interview translators, publishers and writers and cover a range of translation-related issues.

Readings in Les and Bi Women's Erotic Fiction [P] [A]

A BlogTalkRadio program hosted Lara Zielinsky, a bisexual author of mature adult content lesbian and bi-women's fiction, romance and erotica. Every other week she shares excerpts and interviews with authors and others involved in the writing and publication of lesbian and bisexual women's fiction.

Red Lion Square [P] [A]

Red Lion Square is a free, weekly podcast of contemporary poetry intended for a general audience. Each episode includes music and poetry with a segment called "the after party" which might be music, interviews, live readings, etc.

Red Room [P] [A]

The site offers a page for each of its author members with information about their books, events, video, and links. Visitors can search or browse authors, books, events, blogs, podcasts and more. Individuals can also sign up for membership to participate in the site.

A River & Sound Review [P]

A one-of-a-kind, live literary arts entertainment program intended to feature the work of writers and musicians from Puyallup and and the Puget Sound region. Also designed for the allowance for audience interaction -- via its two "literary game shows," Name That Book and Head to Head Shakespeare Trivia Challenge. Podcasts of live shows.

Seal Press [P]
By Women. For Women.

These podcasts feature interviews with current Seal Press authors and the topics range from childbirth options to dealing with the death of a parent, from the issues facing transgender women today to training for a marathon.

Selected Shorts [A] [P]

Weekly public radio broadcast of several stories around a theme. The stories are always fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, always performed by actors from stage, screen and television who bring these short stories to life. Evenings are often co-hosted by writers, literary producers, and other interesting characters and always headed by leader and founder, Isaiah Sheffer.

Skepticality [P]

The Official Podcast of Skeptic magazine. This audio talk show is dedicated to skeptical topics and interviews. Each episode, Skepticality hosts Derek & Swoopy enlighten listeners with interviews and information on science and skepticism. Previous episodes have included guests such as James Randi, Phil Plait, Marc Zimmer, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Michael Shermer, Seth Shostak, Benjamin Radford, Tom Flynn, Ann Druyan, Bob Carroll and Lawrence Krauss.

Stain of Poetry [V]

A reading series that takes place at the Stain Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Student Press Law Center [P]

The SPLC produced a series of monthly updates on the conflicts and controversies affecting the legal rights of the student press. [offline Nov. 09 - check back]

Talus or Scree [P]

Co-hosted by Patrick Culliton and Jay Varner this bi-weekly podcast includes "curiosities": skits, audio essays, poetry readings, music and feature-length conversations with writers, filmmakers, musicians, comedians, and more. Early shows include musician and author Rob Lurie, Filmmaker Ben Fancy, author and film scholar Jake Hinkson, and poets Sommer Browning, Noah Eli Gordon, Zachary Schomburg and Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

Take 5 on Film [A]

Delta College English Professor Ryan Wilson hosts this weekly program looking at current film, local film festivals, and DVDs for holidays and special events.

Technology, Entertainment, Design [V]

"Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers."

textsound [A]

An online audio publication "interested in the fields and intersections of poetry, sound poetry/ art, and performance."

Thin Air Video Poetry DVD Archive [V]

Since 1988, a video resource specializing in rare Beat Generation, NY School, Avantgarde and Contemporary Spoken Word. Streaming clips available for preview of DVDs available for purchase. (Requires use of QuickTime plug-in.)

Tiferet Talk [P]

Tiferet Talk, the blogtalk radio show for TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, seeks to aid the journal’s mission of promoting peace in the individual and in the world through writing. Their monthly program interviews writers and religious and spiritual leaders about topics relevant to these goals. The host for this program is Melissa Studdard, contributing editor of Tiferet.

Tin House [P]

Irreverent and well-intentioned podcast, a monthly showcase that features lectures on the craft of writing, author readings, and on the fly interviews, all culled from the endeavors that make up Tin House — its magazine, books imprint, and writers workshop.

Two Words [A]

Audio from the Center for the Art of Translation

University of Pennsylvania

PennSound [P]

An ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. We intend to provide as much documentation about individual recordings as possible; new bibliographic information will be added over time (please contact us if you can supplement the information already provided). Currently houses around 300 mp3 recordings with a few podcasts. Worth a look for downloads.

University of Pennsylvania

Kelly Writer House [P]

Founded in 1995 by a group of students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Kelly Writers House is an actual 13-room house at 3805 Locust Walk on Penn's campus that serves as a center for writers of all kinds from Penn and the Philadelphia region at large.

The Weekly Reader [P]

A twenty-minute interview show in which hosts Benjamin Allocco and Amy Fladeboe discuss the craft of writing with their guests and gives them a forum to highlight their work. Any genre of writing is open for discussion - fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, screenwriting, songwriting, comedy writing, etc. The program airs on 89.7 KMSU-FM, based in Mankato, MN and is also available via streaming and an iTunes podcast.

Utne Magazine [P]

UtneCast with host Leif Utne. Every two weeks, the UtneCast brings you interviews with visionary thinkers, authors, artists, and activists who are working for a greener and kinder world. Plus reviews of new music and movies from independent artists and filmmakers.

Virtual Memories Show [P]

A monthly podcast hosted by Gil Roth about life and books, including interviews with authors about books that have helped shape their lives.

Wired for Books [A]

"For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show (Book Beat). Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century." There are around 600 interviews posted as MP3, over ten years ('82-'93) of Swaim's work.

A Word on Words

In-depth discussions between renowned journalist and First Amendment advocate John Seigenthaler and some of the today’s finest novelists, journalists, historians, memoirists and more.

Words to Go [P]

Author Carole Giangrande hosts this showcase for up-and-coming writers, great reads and the spoken word as well as commentary of issues of interest to readers and writers.

Wordslingers [A]

Live radio for poetry and the conversations and culture it ignites, with a particular emphasis on Chicago. Twice each month, poets and writers convene in WLUW's studios to read their work aloud, and explore how poetry interacts with Chicago's broader literary culture.

WordSmitten [P]

"About the Books" features Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, emerging writers, literary agents, and editors. Recent guests include Jane Smiley, Edward P. Jones, NBF honoree Fiona Maazel, NBF executive director Harold Augenbraum, and best-selling author Francine Prose.

Write the Book [P]

An ongoing podcast of interviews with authors, editors, publishers, and others of interest in the world of reading and writing. Hosted by Shelagh C. Shapiro, Write The Book airs on WOMM-LP 105.9 FM “The Radiator,” in Burlington, Vermont, every Monday at 2:00 p.m.

Writers Almanac [P]

With Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio.

Writers and Company [P] [A]

Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel, in 2011, Writers & Company won the New York Festival Prize for the World's Best Radio Programs. Writers & Company twice won the coveted CBC Award for Programming Excellence for the best weekly show broadcast nationally.

The Writers' Block [P]

KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry. Nearly 100 authors podcasts already archived on this site.

Writers on Writing [P]

Writers on Writing is a weekly radio program hosted by journalist and author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. Each Thursday at 5pm Pacific, writers, poets and literary agents join her. Broadcast from the studios of KUCI-FM; on your radio in Orange County, CA, at 88.9 and simulcast worldwide at www.kuci.org.

Yale Press [P]

A new show about arts, letters, ideas, history, and just about everything else on our authors' minds. Featuring the latest Yale University Press authors and hosted by Chris Gondek.



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