Literature Podcasts

Longreads show

LongreadsJoin Now to Follow

Interviews, essays, reporting and discussion from the home of the best longform stories on the web.

By Longreads

Middle America show

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“Middle America” is a podcast and radio show using history, storytelling, and music to discuss the world that surrounds us. Narrated by the fictional protagonist Wendell Bauer, episodes give both true history of the Central Illinois area and fictional memoir of a resident. Locally created music complements the stories to provide further emotional impact and insight.Topics discussed by “Middle America” thus far have included Illinois abolitionists, the French origins of the Midwest, philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, Chicago’s earliest settlers, Prohibition-era gangsters, and comedian Richard Pryor, among others. Along the way there are outlaws, adventure, murder, mutiny, loss, charity, love, and finally progress. www.patreon.com/midamericapod www.facebook.com/midamericapod www.instagram.com/midamericapod www.twitter.com/midamericapod midamericapod.bandcamp.com middleamericapod@gmail.com

By Wendell Bauer/Jared Grabb

The Nightblade Epic Podcast show

The Nightblade Epic PodcastJoin Now to Follow

A weekly presentation of the Nightblade Epic, the #1 Amazon Bestselling fantasy series by Garrett Robinson.

By Garrett Robinson

Monstruo show

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<p>The heart of a man is darkness...</p><p>No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. The worst of the worst cases have occurred all over the world.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, &amp; cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be unexplored.</p><p>Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill. From the creators of Sword and Scale, Dark Topic &amp; The Westside Fairytales comes MONSTRUO, the most terrifying podcast you will ever hear.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

By Incongruity

Morning Short show

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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators. Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? We’ve got it. Narrative poetry? We’ve got that too. Mystery and ghost stories? You bet! |Who listens to Morning Short?| Entire families. Budding writers, poets, and and authors. Immigrants trying to learn English, or improve their listening comprehension. Startup CEOs. You name it! Enjoy our fictional stories today.

By Audiobook Radio

The Folktale Project show

The Folktale ProjectJoin Now to Follow

Folklore, fairytales, myths and legends from around the world the way they were meant to be. Brought to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Who says you're too old for a good story?

By Dan Scholz

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers show

True Murder: The Most Shocking KillersJoin Now to Follow

Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

By Dan Zupansky -

The Query Show show

The Query ShowJoin Now to Follow

A podcast to help writers get published, hosted by editor and author Blair Thornburgh. Each episode takes a deep dive on a query letter (or two) and diagnoses its strengths and weaknesses so that authors can put their best foot forward into the world of agents and editors.

By Blair Thornburgh

Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars Podcast show

Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars PodcastJoin Now to Follow

Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars Podcast is the home of the Parsec Award winning show that ponders the deep meanings and intricate workings of the Saga. It's nothing but pure Star Wars goodness each week!

By The Nerd Party

Make-Believe show

Make-BelieveJoin Now to Follow

Every story is a crossroads. A diverse company of Chicago artists produces new audio dramas—recorded live—and stages freewheeling audience conversations about them. Led by Founder and Executive Producer Jeremy McCarter, Make-Believe shares suspenseful, moving, hilarious stories, and tries to discover how they shape our world.

By Make-Believe Association