25 Best Nonfiction Podcasts

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Nonfiction Podcasts

Here are 25 Best Nonfiction Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. After Words

After Words Washington, District of Columbia, US
C-SPAN brings together best-selling nonfiction authors and influential interviewers for wide-ranging, hour-long conversations.
1.6M 2.1M 183.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 61 min Sep 2011
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2. The Not Your Grandmother's Book Club Podcast

The Not Your Grandmother's Book Club Podcast San Francisco, California, US
Welcome to the Not Your Grandmother's Book Club Podcast, where we read right-wing nonfiction so you don't have to. Join us and read along, or more lik...ely don't as we slog through the worst that American publishing has to offer.more
390 5.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 81 min Mar 2020
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3. The Book Pile

The Book Pile Want to learn about books without actual books? Ever wish non-fiction could be shorter, funnier, and less accurate? Check out The Book Pile, a podcast... where comedians summarize non-fiction books so you never have to read. Kellen does standup. Dave writes ads. Together they summarize the world's best non-fiction books, unhampered by things like 'expertise.'more
21.1K 4.3K 138.3K 1 episode / week Avg Length 23 min Nov 2020
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4. Nick's Non-fiction

Nick's Non-fiction Denver, Colorado, US
Non-fiction literature summarized and interpreted by your run of mill cis-gendered, white male, unemployed, college graduate. Humor and entertainment ...as always with radio show/podcast host and comic, Nick Muniz.more
177 1 episode / week Avg Length 40 min Jan 2019
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5. Read to Lead Podcast | Listen | Learn | Lead

Read to Lead Podcast | Listen | Learn | Lead Franklin, Tennessee, US
I believe intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights fr...om those I consider to be among today's brightest minds: our nonfiction authors. We discuss each author's latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career, and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff's Notes.more
963 4.6K 1.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 41 min Oct 2014
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6. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara Eugene, Oregon, US
Brendan O'Meara is an author and journalist. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast is a weekly podcast that showcases leaders in narrative journalism, essay..., memoir, documentary film, and radio. Brendan teases out the origins, habits, routines, and tactics these masters Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers use so that listeners can apply those tools to their own work.more
2.5K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 58 min Mar 2013
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7. For Real

For Real Brooklyn, New York, US
For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.
882K 269.2K 298.6K 5 episodes / year Avg Length 47 min Feb 2018
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8. Non-Fiction Nitroglycerin

Non-Fiction Nitroglycerin Notes and reviews of the non-fiction titles I listen to.
Jan 2020
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9. Brief Audio Book

Brief Audio Book Non-fiction book summary discussed briefly in every episode.
535 3 78 1 episode / year Avg Length 19 min Jan 2020
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10. Nonfiction Author Marketing

Nonfiction Author Marketing Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
We are nonfiction authors marketing our books. Yay. Awesome. But what is there beyond those books? Speaking? Courses? Products? Let's see, seminars, m...asterminds, private Facebook groups, podcasts, video channels. There's so much more. In 2020, we're going to gather 52 tactics for the nonfiction author from 52 areas of marketing we can use to grow our brand, build our business, and leapfrog ahead of those just selling books.more
9.1K 262 160 Jan 2020
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11. Multispective

Multispective We believe each person has a unique story to tell. Experiences, both good and bad, shape our everyday lives. Many of us go through similar things, yet... our stories are never the same. Multispective is a podcast that shares these stories of triumph through tribulations. We invite guests from all over the world to share their life experiences providing their perspective on society and culture today, allowing us to see life through juxtaposing eyes.more
163 181 2 episodes / month Avg Length 64 min
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12. Things That Make You Go Hmmm Book Review Podcast

Things That Make You Go Hmmm Book Review Podcast The podcast that reviews popular nonfiction books.
May 2020
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13. The Cultured Club Podcast

The Cultured Club Podcast London, England, UK
Hi, welcome to The Cultured Club Podcast where we review your favorite non-fiction books.
4.1K Oct 2020
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14. Cheerful Book Club

Cheerful Book Club UK
Join Ed Miliband, Geoff Lloyd, and friends for a conversation about the biggest ideas in non-fiction books. Cheerful Book Club features the writers y...ou love and others you need to discover.more
155 613 Jan 2020
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15. Writer on the Side

Writer on the Side Boston, Massachusetts, US
Most employees want to write a book but don't have the time to write or don't know where to start. This podcast will show you how to get your nonficti...on book published while working a full-time job. You'll also get simple tips about launching and marketing your book.more
486 1.7K 675 20 episodes / year Avg Length 26 min Nov 2018
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16. Nonfiction is my Lane | Podcast

Nonfiction is my Lane | Podcast Texas City, Texas, US
A literary chit-chat with seasoned nonfiction writers, sharing highlights of their humble beginnings in the nonfiction space. While breaking down the ...steps they've taken to condition themselves specifically for this genre. As well as sharing the ups and downs of creating the processes and workflows that keep it all running.more
29 836 701 Oct 2020
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17. Guardians of the River

Guardians of the River 2021 Best Narrative Nonfiction Podcast Award winner at Tribeca Film Festival. This is the story of the guardians of the Okavango water system. These g...uardians have a monumental task: safeguard a remote, near pristine environment facing threats from all sides. This podcast follows what happens when worlds connect, and at times collide, with the common goal of protecting a placemore
1.1M 457 8.7K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 40 min Jun 2021
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18. Daily Book Dose

Daily Book Dose I am Miten Shah, and I love reading non-fiction and self-development books. Probably like you, I also read books too fast. Many times did not stop to ...ponder and explore the thoughts and lessons. Daily Book Dose is a passion project, I believe by reading a chapter a day, gathering the thoughts, restructuring them in an easy to understand manner, sharing these lessons and perspective with the universe, will allow us to think more about what we read, and hopefully engage in a conversation with like-minded people from around the world. Check out our podcast.more
65 Nov 2020
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19. Nonfiction4Life

Nonfiction4Life San Francisco, California, US
Nonfiction authors share compelling true stories & books with great ideas for living well. In addition to discussing captivating biographies & memoirs..., these writers promote business & entrepreneurship, foster community-building, encourage health & wellness, strengthen home & family, and nurture personal development. Regardless of the genre, all the books we feature are insightful, inspiring, and uplifting. In the end, we save you time by curating long-standing classics, sleepers, and new releases. At Nonfiction4Life, we believe there's something for everyone!more
30 426 Jun 2017
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20. Smart Women Publish

Smart Women Publish Brisbane, California, US
This podcast is a collection of useful conversations with business and professional women who have self-published non-fiction books. They are happy to... share their experience to help you with yours. You will also find other experts who assist authors in the various aspects of publishing and marketing books and themselves. I am your host, Bev Ryan, author of 'Smart Women Publish'. I also provide book coaching & book production services to non-fiction authors.more
352 927 Oct 2019
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21. Turn Your Book Into A Business Podcast

Turn Your Book Into A Business Podcast Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
In the 'Turn your book into a business' podcast, we help nonfiction & business book authors sell more books, make more money & build a business from w...hat they know! Learn how you can grow a lifestyle business from your books so that you can reach a wide audience, help more people & make a difference in the world.more
1.4K Oct 2019
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Nonfiction Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Nonfiction. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Brief Audio Book anchor.fm 55
Brendan O'Meara brendanomeara.com 15
Jeff Brown readtoleadpodcast.com 14
NYGBC nygbc.podbean.com 14
C-SPAN c-span.org 14
Nick's Non-fiction soundcloud.com 13
Hassan Osman writerontheside.com 5
Book Riot bookriot.com 1
Appbly.com anchor.fm/free-audiobooks 45
Book Riot bookriot.com/listen/shows/heyya 5
Sara Marye, Literacy Teacher stellarteacher.com/stellar-teacher-podcast-with-sara-marye 4
Joseph Bendoski, J Washburn joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing 3
Kent Sanders dailywriterlife.com 3
Michael David Wilson And Bob Pastorella thisishorror.co.uk/category/podcast 3
Write The Book writethebook.podbean.com 3
Anne Bogel modernmrsdarcy.com/blog 2
Caribbean Times caribbeantimes.com 2
Wbur npr.org/podcasts/510051/here-x26-now 2
Amy Allen Clark, Olive Fellows, A Book Olive momadvice-book-gang.simplecast.com 1
Angie Sutton podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/angie-sutton 1
Angourie Rice podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/angourie-rice 1
Ann Harrison anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys 1
Anne Bogel | Wondery modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next 1
Brett Benner, Jason Blitman, Sy Montgomery gaysreading.com 1
Cedar Mill Library cmclibrary.libsyn.com 1
Chelsea Devantez celebritybookclub.libsyn.com 1
Gotham Writers anchor.fm/inside-writing 1
Jake Kelfer feeds.buzzsprout.com/1995654 1
Jenny Blake itsfreetime.com/episodes 1
Kevin Hourigan convergehq.libsyn.com 1
Kim Stewart, Book Marketing Strategist, Christian Entrepreneur bookmarketingmania.com 1
Kj amwriting.substack.com 1
Mississippi Library Commission stacksandstories.libsyn.com 1
Nancy Wiegman, Matt Fidler npr.org/podcasts/503170764/nancy-s-bookshelf 1
Sara Marye stellarteacher.com/stellar-teacher-podcast-with-sara-marye 1
Self-published Success anchor.fm/self-published-success 1
Talk Bookish To Me podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/talk-bookish-to-me 1
Tim Shorts podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gothridgemanor 1
Typicallydia anchor.fm/typicalbooks 1
Work From Home Show workfromhomeshow.com/category/podcast 1
Joanna Penn thecreativepenn.com/podcasts 108
Thomas Umstattd Jr. authormedia.com/novel-marketing 76
Josiane Fortin podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/josiane-fortin7 55
Andrew Keen ajkeen.libsyn.com 43
Joanna thecreativepenn.com/blog 40
Jared Mccormack jaredmccormack.com/mfawriters 38
Stephanie Feger theempoweredauthorpodcast.com 36
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/military-history 34
Marianne Pestana spreaker.com/show/moments-with-marianne 32
Prageru soundcloud.com/user-380352436 32
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