Podcasts and Blogs

Podcasts and Blogs

Book related podcasts for you to enjoy


The Book Show Logo  Rick O’Shea – The Book Show Podcast

Join Rick O'Shea as he talks to Irish and international authors, book clubs around the country get to ask questions of the author they have just read,  and there are readings, festivals and news from the book world.The podcast has longer interviews and more content than the radio show - subscribe at bit.ly/rtebookshow

Irish Times Books Podcast The Irish Times Book Podcast

The Books Podcast with Martin Doyle. Sponsored by Green & Blacks.You'll find this podcast on Soundcloud


The Guardian Books Podcast Logo 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.



City of Books Logo City of Books (One City One Book Podcast)

A monthly podcast supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with the Museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI). This year's book is Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey.  The podcast is available at the City of Books website


Women's Prize for Fiction Women’s Prize for Fiction

This year is the 25th anniversary of the prize and the podcasts will be broadcast fortnightly.  Featuring past winners and a host of author interviews and discussions it's well worth a listen.



So Many Damn Books So Many Damn Books

In this fun show the hosts and guest talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com.



Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews Podcast

Get the ultimate insider's scoop on the best new books. The editors at Kirkus Reviews interview your favorite authors, tell you whether or not the books on the bestseller list are worth the read, give you behind-the-scenes insights, and introduce you to great books you may otherwise never find.



Vintage Books Podcast  The VINTAGE Podcast

The Vintage Podcast is a fortnightly books podcast, released every other Sunday, hosted by Leena Norms. Author interviews, book news and discussions on subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to biography and poetry. It comes from the publishers of Jo Nesbo, Nigella Lawson, Irvine Welsh, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and more. 



You're Booked Podcast You're Booked

Hosted by author, journalist and media commentator, Daisy Buchanan. She says that You're Booked is a podcast for "literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves. Episodes include guests like Amor Towles, David Nicholls, Isabel Allende, Juno Dawson and many more.



Murder One Logo  Murder One

This is the podcast of Ireland's international crime writing festival. You'll hear some of the world's biggest authors talk crime, crime fiction, and true crime. 



Penguin Podcast The Penguin Podcast

The Penguin podcast asks their guests to bring five objects that have inspired their work with them to the Penguin studios that have inspired their work in order to understand their ideas. Featured guests include Arundhati Roy, Michael Palin, Zadie Smith and Bill Bryson. 



Motherfocloir Logo Motherfoclóir Podcast

This is a podcast about Irish words and words from Ireland. It explores topics like differences between the Irish and English versions of the Constitution, silent letters, Gaeilge and technology, how new words get added to the dictionary and which old words have fallen out. 



Stinging Fly Logo  The Stinging Fly

The Stinging Fly magazine was established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing. The magazine serves as a platform for emerging writers to show their work with special focus on short stories.  Over the years The Stinging Fly has published new work by a number of highly acclaimed Irish and international writers: people like Simon Armitage, Kevin Barry, Philip Casey, Evelyn Conlon, Emma Donoghue, Eamon Grennan, Kerry Hardie, Michael Harding, Claire Keegan, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Toby Litt, Colum McCann, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan, Sinéad Morrissey, Paul Murray, Philip Ó Ceallaigh, Sharon Olds, Keith Ridgway and C.K. Stead. 



The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel  (on BBC Sounds)

Anton Lesser reads the eagerly-awaited finale to Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning Thomas Cromwell series. Abridged by Katrin Williams.




The Waterstones Podcast:

Waterstones Podcast

‘This is a books podcast with a difference, drawing on the regular appearances of authors at events and the more intimate conversations recorded in the studio, each episode takes a different theme.’




We Love Books RTEjr We Love Books (RTEjr)

Love reading and writing, adventure and intrigue, magic and mayhem? Then you'll love We Love Books, the show where we love talking about all things book-related! Jam-packed with author interviews, writing tips, reviews and stories written by our very own listeners, We Love Books is a journey down the rabbit hole into the wonderful world of kids books.


Story Seeds PodcastThe Story Seeds Podcast

This podcast features stories created when children aged 6-12 collaborate with famous authors to create stories.  They match a child's story seed with an author, they meet up, discuss the story idea and the author writes the story.  That story is then published on the Story Seeds Podccast



Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls


A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders, and warriors!



 Words Lightly Spoken  Words Lightly Spoken - Poetry Ireland

Words Lightly Spoken is a weekly podcast of poetry from Ireland. Each episode features a poem, with an introduction.



The Poetry Society Logo   Poetry Society UK

This podcast features both readings by poets and the fascinating exchanges between editors of The Poetry Review and contributors, past and present, as they explore ideas and themes generated by the issue.



The Poetry Foundation Podcasts (US)

Listen! – Lots of different Podcasts about Poetry



Poetry Off the Shelf Poetry Off the Shelf

Helena de Groot explores the diverse world of contemporary poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries.