20 Best NPR Book Podcasts

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NPR Book Podcasts

Here are 20 Best NPR Book Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. NPR's Book of the Day

NPR's Book of the Day In need of a good read? Or just want to keep up with the books everyone's talking about? NPR's Book of the Day gives you today's very best... writing in a snackable, skimmable, pocket-sized podcast. Whether you're looking to engage with the big questions of our times or temporarily escape from them we've got an author who will speak to you, all genres, mood, and writing styles included. Catch today's great books in 15 minutes or less.more
6.8M 8.7M 6.4M 2 episodes / week Avg Length 11 min
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2. Nancy's Bookshelf

Nancy's Bookshelf Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Nancy's Bookshelf airs on NSPR Fridays at ...10 a.m.more
6.7M 8.7M 6.6M 3 episodes / month Avg Length 51 min
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3. KRCB-FM: A Novel Idea

KRCB-FM: A Novel Idea Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host Suzanne M. Lang explores the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. We all hav...e a story to tell. It's A Novel Idea.more
6.7M 8.7M 6.6M 1 episode / month
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4. All About Books

All About Books Lincoln, Nebraska, US
A weekly book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated on Thursdays.
36.2K 18.3K 6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 13 min
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5. Book Nook

Book Nook Yellow Springs, Ohio, US
Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.
11K 5.1K 2.4K 3 episodes / week Avg Length 41 min
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6. The Book Show

The Book Show Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading an...d writers.more
14.7K 9.7K 4K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 28 min
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7. Bookworm

Bookworm California, US
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
211.1K 477.8K 161.4K 25 episodes / year Avg Length 32 min
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8. Marginalia

Marginalia Marginalia is a weekly podcast hosted by KMUW's Beth Golay. Episodes feature author interviews, editorial commentary and other marginalia to enhan...ce the reading experience.Several of Beth's interviews are included each year in NPR's Book Concierge.Listen to the episodes at kmuw.org or subscribe to the Marginalia podcast wherever you get your podcasts.more
9.3K 7K 3.4K 1 episode / month Avg Length 24 min
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9. New Arrivals: A Pocket-Sized Book Tour

New Arrivals: A Pocket-Sized Book Tour San Francisco, California, US
Bay Area book tours and launch parties were canceled due to the coronavirus, so KALW producer Lisa Morehouse brought author readings to you in this so...cially-distanced book tour. We loved the idea so much, we're going to keep the book party going with this pocket-sized book tour.Subscribe to this podcast in NPR One, Radio Public, or your favorite podcast player.more
10.3K 6.4K 3.1K 4 episodes / month Avg Length 3 min
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10. Book Review

Book Review Wichita, Kansas, US
Journalist and book reviewer Suzanne Perez reviews the latest books and such for KMUW on air and right here. Discover new reviews on alternate Mondays....more
9.3K 7K 3.4K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 2 min
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11. Baum on Books

Baum on Books Fairfield, Connecticut, US
With an eye on reviewing fiction and nonfiction that has regional resonance for Connecticut or Long Island, Joan Baum considers the timeliness and sig...nificance of recently published work: what these books have to say to a broad group of readers today and how they say it in a distinctive or unique manner, taking into account style and structure as well as subject matter.more
3.6K 2.3K 1.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 5 min
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12. Books & Whatnot

Books & Whatnot Books & Whatnot is a conversation between those who provide book coverage for KMUW listeners. Beth Golay hosts the Marginalia podcast, where she inter...views authors about their work, and Suzanne Perez is KMUW's resident book reviewer.more
9.3K 7K 3.4K 1 episode / day Avg Length 45 min
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13. Martin's Must-Reads

Martin's Must-Reads Cape Girardeau, Missouri, US
There are one million new books published each year. With so many books and so little time, where do you begin to find your next must-read? Betty Mart...in recommends a must-read based on her own biases for historical fiction, quirky characters, and overall well-turned phrases.more
2.2K 558 716 1 episode / week Avg Length 2 min
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14. The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf The Bookshelf presents daily serialized half-hour book readings, featuring local and national authors and read by local Spokane voices. The Bookshelf,... a celebration of the spoken word, is produced by Spokane Public Radio.more
18 episodes / year Avg Length 28 min
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15. Book Public

Book Public San Antonio, Texas, US
Book Public is a Texas Public Radio podcast about books. At Book Public we believe books have the power to enlighten and entertain us. Listen in as we... talk to authors about their books and why and how they wrote them. At Book Public we're committed to connecting listeners to books that help us understand today's world and each other a little bit better.more
33.2K 21.7K 13.3K 1 episode / month Avg Length 32 min
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16. Talk of Iowa Book Club

Talk of Iowa Book Club Des Moines, Iowa, US
We love to read! We know many of you do too. That's why we created a book club at Iowa Public Radio. Hear about the themes, characters and big picture... questions raised by the titles on our reading list. Get a copy of the books, find a comfortable chair, and read or re-read with us.The Talk of Iowa Book Club podcast is sponsored by Western Home Communities and Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Deming Foundation.more
20.3K 18.5K 7.9K 1 episode / month
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NPR Book Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering NPR Book. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Vick Mickunas wyso.org/podcast/book-nook/2023-06-16/book-nook-back-to-the-dirt-by-frank-bill 42
Yvette Benavides tpr.org/podcast/book-public/2022-08-11/book-public-que-esperanzas-sabrina-corina-by-kali-fajardo-anstine 21
Suzanne Perez kmuw.org/podcast/book-review/2023-04-24/author-brendan-slocumb-is-back-with-another-pitch-perfect-musical-mystery 20
Kcrw kcrw.com/culture/shows/bookworm/zac-smith-everything-is-totally-fine-tao-lin?utm_source=KCRW&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=kcrw-show-rss 20
Joe Donahue permalink.castos.com/podcast/18557/episode/1443023 20
Suzanne M. Lang norcalpublicmedia.org/a-novel-idea/jillian-haslam-on-a-novel-idea-with-suzanne-lang-sunday-at-10-am 20
Joan Baum wshu.org/podcast/baum-on-books/2022-12-09/book-review-cleopatra 20
Beth Golay kmuw.org/podcast/marginalia/2023-04-25/rainn-wilson-on-soul-boom-and-embracing-spirituality-to-cure-some-of-our-deepest-problems 20
Nebraska Public Media spreaker.com/user/11359105/the-furrows-by-namwali-serpell 20
Nancy Wiegman, Matt Fidler mynspr.org/show/nancys-bookshelf/2023-04-12/nancys-bookshelf-a-chico-father-publishes-his-deceased-sons-book 20
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