FRIDAY NOTES & NEWS: Discovering Book & Literary Podcasts


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Last week I mentioned a few virtual book and literary festivals and conferences people might like to attend. But if you don’t have the money to attend these virtual events, then a good alternative is to dip into a literary or book podcast, which often feature similar content as the festivals do, for instance, author interviews and panels.

Here’s a few podcast series you might like to try:

Can’t Lit — an irreverent take on all things Canadian and Literature from the West Coast.

The Next Chapter with Sheila Rogers — technically this is not a podcast, but you can listen to episodes of CBC Radio’s long-standing weekly show about books and authors when ever you want.

The Guardian Books podcast — Episode titles include “…What to Read While Self-isolating”, “What if Gandalf Joined the Sweeney [a division of the London Metropolitan Police]”, “The Brontes’ Fantasy World” and “…The Recipe for a Perfect Crime Novel”.

The Librarian Is In — The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture and what to read next.

Contributor News

F. J. Doucet has won second place in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s annual contest, long-form section. As well his work has recently appeared the print journal Yolk, out of Montreal; and in Literary Mama, Blog Section.

Harry Posner‘s award winning novella Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips is now available as an audiobook from

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  1. Thanks for sharing all of this!

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