Top Ten Tuesday: Podcasts for the Bookishly Inclined

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the book lovers over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s these is all about audio. To be honest I’ve never been a huge fan of audio books – I don’t have anything against them in theory, I’ve just never really got the hang of them. So instead, I’m going to talk about some of my favourite bookish or literary podcasts!

Here, in no particular order,


 S. S. Librarianship

Not only are the two librarians behind this podcast for “librarians and the nerds who love them” incredibly nice fellow-Vancouverites, they’re also funny, smart and incredibly geeky. Did I mention they’re also fellow Trekkies and D&D players? This podcast is perfect for librarians and information specialists, nerds and geeks of all kinds.

The Yarn

School librarian Travis Jonker and teacher Colby Sharp are the brilliant minds behind The Yarn. The series “goes behind the scenes of children’s literature, taking listeners on a narrative journey behind the making of a book.” The Yarn regularly features great children’s literature authors and illustrators, and past guests have included Patrick Ness, Rebecca Stead, Raina Telgemeier, David Levithan, and Salina Yoon. Perfect for teachers, librarians and children’s book lovers alike.

The Picturebooking Podcast

“A podcast about creating and sharing picturebooks” – now that’s a podcast that’s right up my alley! Host Nick Patton is a picture book author who interviews author picture book creators, whether they’re authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, or all of the above! A great look behind the scenes of the picture book world, perfect for teachers, librarians, booksellers, book bloggers, caregivers and aspiring authors/illustrators!

All the Wonders

All the Wonders describes itself as “Weekly interviews with Authors, Illustrators, Award Winners, Up-And-Comers, and Everyone In Between”. While The Picturebooking Podcast looks specifically at picture books, All the Wonders takes a broader look at children’s literature, taking in everything from picture books to graphic novels to middle grade fiction and everything in between.

Publishers Weekly PW KidsCast

Publisher’s Weekly children’s reviews editor John A. Sellers interviews children’s and YA authors in this ongoing children’s book podcast, giving each author twenty minutes to talk about their works, their creative and personal lives and their paths to authorship.

OK, so it’s not ten, but at least it’s a few to get you started. 😉

What are some of your favourite bookish podcasts?



10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Podcasts for the Bookishly Inclined

  1. I’m definitely going to check some of these out! I’ve recently been listening to The Protagonist, where they discuss characters in books and movies. The hosts are English professors and the discussion takes me back to my days as an English major.


  2. I’m probably one of few book bloggers who doesn’t really listen to audiobooks! *covers face. I just have such a hard time getting into them! But it’s nice to see a list of podcasts because I’ve never considered listening to those before! Maybe I’ll have to try a few! Thanks for the list!


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