The Australian Literary Podcast Directory

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First established in 2015,  Audacious  is the audio-journal of arts organisation Melbourne Spoken Word (MSW).

First established in 2015, Audacious is the audio-journal of arts organisation Melbourne Spoken Word (MSW).

The  ABR  Podcast  features extended interviews and major features from the magazine, recorded and discussed by their authors.

The ABR Podcast features extended interviews and major features from the magazine, recorded and discussed by their authors.

All The Best  is for new Australian storytelling. We’ve been telling stories in a variety of different forms since 2010, picking a theme each week and using short form documentary, personal narrative, interviews, and fiction to tell our stories.

All The Best is for new Australian storytelling. We’ve been telling stories in a variety of different forms since 2010, picking a theme each week and using short form documentary, personal narrative, interviews, and fiction to tell our stories.

 

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Better Reading Podcast is a weekly bookish podcast where Better Reading founder and director Cheryl Akle holds in-depth conversations with both Australian and international authors.

Better Reading Podcast is a weekly bookish podcast where Better Reading founder and director Cheryl Akle holds in-depth conversations with both Australian and international authors.

A podcast about YA and genre books... with friends! Join these bookworms as they share their love of books by discussing and reviewing new releases, old favourites and more.

A podcast about YA and genre books... with friends! Join these bookworms as they share their love of books by discussing and reviewing new releases, old favourites and more.

The Bookshelf is a program for dedicated readers and those who wished they read more. What are we reading, loving, being surprised or challenged by? What’s new and what have you missed?

The Bookshelf is a program for dedicated readers and those who wished they read more. What are we reading, loving, being surprised or challenged by? What’s new and what have you missed?

Established in 2015, The Booktopia Podcast publishes weekly episodes involving author interviews, book reviews, recommendations and bookish banter, with a focus on Australian-authored books.

Established in 2015, The Booktopia Podcast publishes weekly episodes involving author interviews, book reviews, recommendations and bookish banter, with a focus on Australian-authored books.

Better Words  is a podcast about books, movies, music, or anything else that takes our fancy. Started by two book bloggers who also happen to be best friends. Make yourself a cup of tea and join Caitlin and Michelle for Better Words.

Better Words is a podcast about books, movies, music, or anything else that takes our fancy. Started by two book bloggers who also happen to be best friends. Make yourself a cup of tea and join Caitlin and Michelle for Better Words.

 

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Join Ali and Emma as they listen to and then chat about a short-short story over their morning coffee.

Join Ali and Emma as they listen to and then chat about a short-short story over their morning coffee.

Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more,  Conversations With Writers  is published every two weeks.

Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more, Conversations With Writers is published every two weeks.

The Creative Life  podcast will feature regular conversations with fellow creatives, discussing artistic process, inspiration, formative years and texts, and the journey to finding sustainable pathways in the creative fields.

The Creative Life podcast will feature regular conversations with fellow creatives, discussing artistic process, inspiration, formative years and texts, and the journey to finding sustainable pathways in the creative fields.

 
 

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Established in 2012, the  Dymocks Podcast  includes author interviews and conversations about the world of books and publishing.

Established in 2012, the Dymocks Podcast includes author interviews and conversations about the world of books and publishing.

 
 

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The Fremantle Press podcast  series is about discovering new talent. Our interviewers are students and new graduates specialising in the fields of literature, creative writing, media or communications. Our subjects are the latest new and emerging Western Australian authors.

The Fremantle Press podcast series is about discovering new talent. Our interviewers are students and new graduates specialising in the fields of literature, creative writing, media or communications. Our subjects are the latest new and emerging Western Australian authors.

Established in 2017,  From the Lighthouse  is a fortnightly literary podcast produced by the English department at Macquarie University.

Established in 2017, From the Lighthouse is a fortnightly literary podcast produced by the English department at Macquarie University.

Great conversations with authors from Australia and around the world.

Great conversations with authors from Australia and around the world.

A  podcast  about the first time you...publish a book. One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover.

A podcast about the first time you...publish a book. One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover.

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The   Good Reading  podcast  is an interview-based podcast with all kinds of writers, journalists and thinkers from both Australia and overseas.

The Good Reading podcast is an interview-based podcast with all kinds of writers, journalists and thinkers from both Australia and overseas.

Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes,  The Garret  is for you. We interview the best writers writing today and discuss how they draft, edit, publish and market their work.

Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret is for you. We interview the best writers writing today and discuss how they draft, edit, publish and market their work.

 
 

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Your weekly destination for in-depth literary interviews as well as news and analysis about the publishing industry. A must listen for lovers of fiction.

Your weekly destination for in-depth literary interviews as well as news and analysis about the publishing industry. A must listen for lovers of fiction.

 
 

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Jacky Winter Gives You The Business (JWGYTB)  is a weekly podcast produced in-house by the Jacky Winter Group—the Melbourne-based studio—that ‘deep dives into the ideas, issues and insights driving the many moving parts of the creative ecosystem’.

Jacky Winter Gives You The Business (JWGYTB) is a weekly podcast produced in-house by the Jacky Winter Group—the Melbourne-based studio—that ‘deep dives into the ideas, issues and insights driving the many moving parts of the creative ecosystem’.

 
 

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Welcome to The  Kill Your Darlings Podcast ! A monthly (almost) array of interviews, readings and discussions about books, culture and the arts in Australia and beyond.

Welcome to The Kill Your Darlings Podcast! A monthly (almost) array of interviews, readings and discussions about books, culture and the arts in Australia and beyond.

 
 

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Literary Canon Ball  is a book club for your pocket! Inspired by the work of the Stella Count, which reveals the ongoing gender imbalance in the conversations we have about books, Literary Canon Ball is striving to correct some of that imbalance by talking about books written by women and non binary people from around the world.

Literary Canon Ball is a book club for your pocket! Inspired by the work of the Stella Count, which reveals the ongoing gender imbalance in the conversations we have about books, Literary Canon Ball is striving to correct some of that imbalance by talking about books written by women and non binary people from around the world.

 

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The Meanjin Podcast  reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or the broader issues of the times.

The Meanjin Podcast reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or the broader issues of the times.

Memoria is a show about memories. Micro stories about the moments that shape us and how memories change over time.  Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form,  Memoria  is a podcast which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become.

Memoria is a show about memories. Micro stories about the moments that shape us and how memories change over time.

Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria is a podcast which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become.

Launched in 2018,  The Monthly Hour  is a podcast companion to  The Monthly  magazine, described as ‘an essential hour of news, culture and ideas that [offers] insight into each issue of Australia’s leading current affairs magazine’.

Launched in 2018, The Monthly Hour is a podcast companion to The Monthly magazine, described as ‘an essential hour of news, culture and ideas that [offers] insight into each issue of Australia’s leading current affairs magazine’.

Established in 2014,  the Morning Bell  is a literary podcast recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore every second Wednesday. For each episode, a guest joins host  Joel Martin  and co-hosts  Luke Manly  and  Ian Laking  for an hour-long chat, with the technical side of the podcast handled by Lucas Di Quinzio

Established in 2014, the Morning Bell is a literary podcast recorded live at the Brunswick Street Bookstore every second Wednesday. For each episode, a guest joins host Joel Martin and co-hosts Luke Manly and Ian Laking for an hour-long chat, with the technical side of the podcast handled by Lucas Di Quinzio

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Launched in February, 2018,  One More Page  is a fortnightly podcast for lovers of children’s books, hosted by Kate Simpson, Liz Ledden and Nat Amoore.

Launched in February, 2018, One More Page is a fortnightly podcast for lovers of children’s books, hosted by Kate Simpson, Liz Ledden and Nat Amoore.

Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Past guests include Joyce Carol-Oates, E.L James, John Safran, and Charlotte Wood.

Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Past guests include Joyce Carol-Oates, E.L James, John Safran, and Charlotte Wood.

 
 

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Pratchat  is a monthly ‘book club’ podcast hosted by Elizabeth Flux and Ben McKenzie that aims to discuss every Terry Pratchett novel ever written.

Pratchat is a monthly ‘book club’ podcast hosted by Elizabeth Flux and Ben McKenzie that aims to discuss every Terry Pratchett novel ever written.

 
 

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The Readings Podcast  is a celebration of books, reading and pop culture. Episodes are published fortnightly and include author interviews, event recordings, booksellers chatting about their favourite reads, industry insights, and more.

The Readings Podcast is a celebration of books, reading and pop culture. Episodes are published fortnightly and include author interviews, event recordings, booksellers chatting about their favourite reads, industry insights, and more.

Established in 2011,  The Rereaders  is a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast that has been described as Melbourne’s answer to the  Slate  Culture Gabfest

Established in 2011, The Rereaders is a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast that has been described as Melbourne’s answer to the Slate Culture Gabfest

 
 

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Launched in 2016,  Sisteria  is a Melbourne-based podcast about ‘women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture’

Launched in 2016, Sisteria is a Melbourne-based podcast about ‘women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture’

So You Want to Be a Writer  is made by the Australian Writers’ Centre (AWC) and co-hosted by author Allison Tait and AWC CEO Valerie Khoo. Each episode covers writing tips, new developments in the publishing world, advice on how to succeed and interviews with writers.

So You Want to Be a Writer is made by the Australian Writers’ Centre (AWC) and co-hosted by author Allison Tait and AWC CEO Valerie Khoo. Each episode covers writing tips, new developments in the publishing world, advice on how to succeed and interviews with writers.

SPUN Stories  is a live storytelling night in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory, and we've now landed in the world of podcasts! Join us and be transported to the wondrous backyards, communities and lives of Territory locals.

SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory, and we've now landed in the world of podcasts! Join us and be transported to the wondrous backyards, communities and lives of Territory locals.

Oh hey there! I’m Honor Eastly, the creator of  Starving Artist , a podcast about art, money, and how to combine those things. If you’re a creative who’s ever wondered “how the hell do you make this work?!” (like me) then this podcast is for you.

Oh hey there! I’m Honor Eastly, the creator of Starving Artist, a podcast about art, money, and how to combine those things. If you’re a creative who’s ever wondered “how the hell do you make this work?!” (like me) then this podcast is for you.

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Tea in the Treetops  is the official podcast of the TITTP blog. We mostly read and review Fantasy and Sci-fi books for all ages, but with a focus on young adult titles.

Tea in the Treetops is the official podcast of the TITTP blog. We mostly read and review Fantasy and Sci-fi books for all ages, but with a focus on young adult titles.

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Unladylike  talks about women and writing. We talk with women and non-binary people about writing and reading, and particularly about process: the thinking, planning, plotting (or not), research, drafting and editing that writers do. And we invite women, genderqueer and non-binary people to talk with one another about their work.

Unladylike talks about women and writing. We talk with women and non-binary people about writing and reading, and particularly about process: the thinking, planning, plotting (or not), research, drafting and editing that writers do. And we invite women, genderqueer and non-binary people to talk with one another about their work.

 
 

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Each month, the  Verity La Poetry  Podcast talks with a member of our poetic community. We discuss a poem they’ve published in the journal, as well as hear about a poet they admire.

Each month, the Verity La Poetry Podcast talks with a member of our poetic community. We discuss a poem they’ve published in the journal, as well as hear about a poet they admire.

 

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Established in 2010,  The Wheeler Centre (TWC) podcast  features full recordings of talks hosted in TWC building in Melbourne.

Established in 2010, The Wheeler Centre (TWC) podcast features full recordings of talks hosted in TWC building in Melbourne.

Words and Nerds  Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work. .

Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work. .

Hosted by speculative fiction author Madeleine D’Este,  Write Through the Roof  is a podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. Guests have included crime writer  Emma Viskic  and Writers Victoria director  Angela Savage .

Hosted by speculative fiction author Madeleine D’Este, Write Through the Roof is a podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. Guests have included crime writer Emma Viskic and Writers Victoria director Angela Savage.