As a book nerd, I love to listen to audio books on the run. But audio books are so stale. Most of the time, I just lose interest with the reading of the text. I end up grabbing the physical novel to finish it. I have been turning to podcasts, ever since I read “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered” as well as “Conviction.” Here is a list of Bookish Podcasts, fiction series podcasts, as well as true crime ones. I do not vouch for them all, just the few that I have listened to and enjoyed. Happy listening, book nerds!

Book Nerd Podcasts

  • Modern Mrs. Darcy
  • Feminist Book Club
  • From the Front Porch
  • I Like All the Books
  • What Should I Read Next
  • Currently Reading
  • One Great Book
  • Bad On Paper
  • Reading Glasses
  • Sarah’s Bookshelf
  • He Read, She Read
  • Reading Report
  • Fully Booked
  • Book Club Girl
  • Novel Suspects
  • All The Books
  • The Stacks
  • Potterless
  • Short Stories
  • LaVar Burton Reads

Book Nerd Fiction Series Podcasts

  • Limetown- A mysterious town that everyone goes missing
  • Homecoming- caseworker at a mysterious facilty attending to a military vetern returning from war
  • The Truth- Various stories with a wide range of genres
  • Welcome to Night Vale- a radio show where all conspiracy theories are true
  • The Unexplained Disappearance of Mars Patel- Mystery for kids
  • Hello from Magic Tavern-magical world called Foon
  • Bright Sessions- Sci-fi that is about a therapist who deals with various supernaturally oriented patients
  • Alice Isn’t Dead- A truck driver in search for his missing wife
  • Imaginary Advice- a collection of various experiments in audio fiction form
  • Wolverine: The Long Night (Marvel)- A podcast with Wolverine!
  • Steal the Stars- Government worker on a secret test site
  • Hunted
  • The walk
  • Harlem Queen- Sci-fi/Horror- Based on a true story of the “Numbers Queen” who was a mobster and gambler.
  • Wolf 359- Audio drama space opera set on a space station orbiting a red dwarf star
  • The Big Loop- Sci-fi with magical realism- Different stories and not done in order.
  • Caravan- Demons, vampires, banshees, and the caravans that slay them
  • 36 questions- full musical about a husband and wife who are recently separated and their attempts to get back together
  • Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back- Romantic drama
  • Marsfall- Sci-Fi about Mars Expedition

Book Nerd True Crime Podcasts

  • Serial
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Up and vanished
  • Dateline
  • Criminal
  • S-Town
  • Casefile True Crime
  • Swindled
  • The killing of Marilyn Monroe
  • In the Dark
  • Dirty John
  • Ther Killing of JonBenet
  • Serial Killers
  • Sword and Scale
  • Small Town Murder
  • Dr. Death
  • Crime Town


  • Armchair Experts
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Ted Talks
  • NPR
  • Oprah’s Super Soul
  • The Daily Show
  • WTF
  • The Way I Hear It by Mike Rowe
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • The Office Ladies
  • Modern love
  • An American Life
  • 99% Invisible
  • How I Built This
  • How Did This Get Made
  • The Joe Rogan Experience
  • In the Dark
  • 1619

There are 100s and 100s of podcasts. Do this is just a snapshot of what is out there.

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