Book Worm Radio

The Best Podcasts for Book Lovers (2019)

So many books, so little time! We've found the best radio shows and podcasts from librarians and radio hosts who love to read as much as you do. Check out Book Worm Radio on Scout FM to listen to all of these and find your new favorite.

Curated by Joy Chen

Reads & writes. Has some MIT degrees. Claim to fame: 2nd place in high school National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Rides a bike and likes your shoes.

1. Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Apr 18, 2019
In the new book,, a secular Jewish son experiments with the task of shepherding his father’s soul safely to rest.
2. Reading Glasses

Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better!

Apr 18, 2019
Cult Watch 2019
A look at cult books and an interview with Erica Boyce.
3. Overdue

Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

Apr 15, 2019
The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
The protagonist of The Time Machine is able to make guesses about life 800,000 years in the future that happen to align with his worldview.
4. The Book Review

The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

Apr 19, 2019
Robert Caro on How He Does It
The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about his new book, "Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing."
5. So Many Damn Books

Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Apr 16, 2019
American Spy
Lauren Wilkinson discusses her new novel American Spy.
6. What Should I Read Next?

What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next.

Apr 16, 2019
Rearranging your life to read 600 books a year
Books, books, books. A look at the truly committed book worm.
7. The Allusionist

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman.

Apr 11, 2019
The Future is Now?
If the future is now, is that a good thing or a bad thing?
8. The Librarian Is In

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

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