There are podcasts about books? Why yes, there are! Here’s what I usually listen to these days, all through iTunes:
Book Fight – two white male friends in Philly who are writers, editors, and teachers of writing and literature discuss one book or short story per week, sometimes with a theme, and sometimes wandering off into fascinating, funny digressions.
Oh, Comics! – just starting, you can get in on the ground floor! The podcast for the new site about comic books, Panels. One host is a man heavily into comic books, and the other is woman just recently getting into them.
Book Riot – like the site, and the podcast! Everything books- and reading-related. Hosts work well together.
also just picked up Reading Lives, a new podcast in the Book Riot Empire (Book Riot, Oh, Comics!, Dear Book Nerd, etc.).
Bookrageous – a roundtable discussion about what everyone’s reading and why books are great, featuring a rotating cast of fun regulars.
Sword & Laser – The sword and the laser stand for fantasy and science fiction: books, TV, movies, pop culture, and more books. They even have a cute mascot, Lem, a cyborg dragon (Lord Bookwyrm Lem of Swaser).
Books on the Nightstand (sometimes). One of the co-hosts, Ann Kingman, reminds me a lot of my stepmother in both her voice and her vocal tone/inflection/mannerisms, so that makes the podcast a bit weird for me to really enjoy. (N.B.: My stepmother is great tho.)
I tried a few episodes of Dear Book Nerd, but I quit listening because I felt like I always had the ONE RIGHT ANSWER to the question, and the host didn’t. That’s a weird personal preference, though! You might like it.
That’s all the book podcasts I even pretend to keep up with. I have other ones that are about geekdom in general, writing, spec-fic writing, video games, etc.
Grumpeteers, anything I should add?