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.

Oct 10, 2019
Salman Rushdie, Part 2: Quichotte
Salman Rushdie discusses Quichotte as an idealist, and his materialized-son Sancho as a cynic.
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!

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.

Oct 14, 2019
The Ghost Bride
Ever wanted to marry a ghost? There's a book for that.
4. 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.

Oct 8, 2019
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on Small Fry
Lisa Brennan-Jobs discusses Small Fry, her coming-of-age memoir about growing up the daughter of Christian Brennan and Steve Jobs.
5. 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.

Oct 15, 2019
Books that won’t let you stop reading
What books are you incapable of putting down?
6. The Allusionist

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman.

Oct 9, 2019
Late 2019 will see the biggest apple launch of our lifetimes.
7. 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.

8. The Librarian Is In

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

9. The B&N Podcast

The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we’re talking about.

10. The B&N YA Podcast

Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, as she sits down with fellow YA authors to talk about books, life, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night.

11. i don't even own a television

a podcast about bad books with your hosts j. w. friedman & chris collision

12. The Ear People

A podcast about Audiobooks and books. Where we will be talking about stories and books, potentially could be on Storytel or just in general. If you like books and enjoy the world of stories you're in the right place.

13. The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain.

14. What Page Are You On?

Prolific readers Alice Slater and Bethany Rutter take a literary theme, from ghost stories to crime to fat women, and chat about it for the next 40 minutes.

15. Book Riot - The Podcast

Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of

16. For Real

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.

17. Book Off!

A literary Podcast with a difference... #books #authors #writers #booklovers #writing #literature

18. The Legendarium

The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.

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