A friend asked me yesterday which podcasts I listened to, or what other ways am I getting ideas of books to read. I started listing them and thought hey, this would make a great post! In fact I had so much to say, I'm only going to talk about podcasts this time around.
- KCRW Bookworm - absolute favorite. I want to be Michael Silverblatt or just hang out with his brain. My only problem is that I don't like to listen to the episodes until I've read the book they're discussing, so seeing the new interviews keeps me adding to my list. If you aren't a person who subscribes to podcasts, you can also keep up with them in Facebook.
- New York Review of Books - okay I'm a bit of a podcast fraud because I've only listened to this once or twice BUT I have friends who think it is great.
- NPR Books - I'm more likely to read the website than listen, but that's just because I have a short commute.
- NY Times Book Review - Great stuff here!
- SFBRP (Science Fiction Book Review Podcast) - Luke Burrage listens to or reads science fiction books and then reviews them. I save these for after I've read the book too. He also has a group in GoodReads.
- SFF Audio - I end up reading so many books I wouldn't have read otherwise because of my involvement with SFF Audio. This can span from "hurry up you have 24 hours to read a 400 page book and discuss it on the air" to "nobody wanted this review audiobook and it sounds slightly interesting." Since I coordinate reviews there, I'm always getting ideas from other people of even more books to read.
- Sword and Laser - I've been a dedicated follower of Tom and Veronica for years and years. I love their author guides and they often talk about upcoming releases. I also end up reading books with the group that I never would have picked. Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, anyone?
- Others - from time to time I listen to SF Signal, Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, and some very specific topical podcasts like Re:Joyce.