Podcasts for the page-turners
IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IDLE BOOKLOVERS MUST BE IN WANT OF A BOOK-CLUB PODCAST.
AS IT’S FROWNED upon to walk down the road while reading from your smartphone these days, not to mention unsafe, why not load yourself up with podcasts instead? There are literally hundreds of podcasts out there that can call themselves ‘book clubs’, but rather than listen to them all and decide which were the best in terms of production quality or the fame of the presenters, we thought we’d look for a selection of shows with different twists on the genre. Some of the following went with the ‘select a book and discuss’ type of format, which is probably the most familiar and popular, but others decided to go for something a little more casual and broad, looking at how books influence people’s lives and how the themes present in one book are presented differently in others. If simply reading books isn’t enough, here is a selection of podcasts dedicated to all things books — fiction and non-fiction.