As well as listening to audiobooks on my commute into work, I also love podcasts as a way to pass the time. So I thought it would be fun to share the ones that I can't wait to appear in my library.
Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast
Presented by author of the Forgotten Women series and Editor at Vice, Zing Tsjeng, presents thought provoking discussions including ‘Women Writers Revisited’ and ‘Unsung Heroines of History’. Each week there are inspiring live readings or exclusive interviews with a variety of authors including Anna Burns and Diana Evans.
Recorded behind the scenes with the staff of Slightly Foxed the listener gets to learn what makes this unusual literary magazine tick, meet some of its varied friends and contributors, and hear their personal recommendations for favourite and often forgotten books that have helped, haunted, informed or entertained them. Think of it as an audio version of the magazine, full of interesting bookishness, interviews and discussion – all set around their kitchen table in Hoxton Square.
The Mr B's Podcast
Unfortunately all too infrequently, Jess, Mr B's podcast queen, props up her tiny little microphone on its tiny little stand and talks books along an appropriate or just intriguing theme with a few of her colleagues and, more often than not, an unsuspecting passing author.
The Guardian Books Podcast
The Guardian Books podcast is a weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike.
Shedunnit is a storytelling podcast that unravels the mysteries behind classic detective stories. written, hosted and produced by Caroline Crampton, it features a variety of topics from Victorian pioneers of the genre to the link between snow and the detective novel.
TLS - Freedom, Books, Flowers and the Moon
A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement. Covering a huge variety of topics, Freedom, Books, Flowers and the Moon's strengths lie in its inclusion of experts who discuss various topics with lucidity and intelligence.