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Here's a handpicked selection of our favourite literary podcasts.
Our pick of literary podcasts

Good Morning!!

This past week has been a buzz of activity at The Podium, and yesterday was an absolute blast!

Wondering why we are so stoked??

Well, we released the 7th Episode of our flagship podcast Founder Thesis featuring Akash Gehani of Instamojo. Plus we also released another scintillating episode of Manto Ki Mastiyan, on our storytelling podcast Kahaniyon Ka Guccha.

But, here’s the catch… We did not stop at that and dived straight into the launch of a brand new podcast show called Beyond Campus!!!

In partnership with Unnati, Beyond Campus is where we aim to spark curiosity and expose the listeners to a range of career options. We want to encourage our youth to break the mold and do the extraordinary!

Listen to the first episode featuring Pranay Prakash of Delhivery, where we explore careers in logistic- tech startups here.

Also, how was your week? We hope it was just as great as ours.


So, now that weekend is finally here, we are going to settle in for a more relaxed vibe – possibly with a glass of vine and some good old books.

ONLINE BOOKS: Books And Wine Meme

Talking of books, this week we are rounding up some of the best literary podcasts out there for all you literature buffs & future writers.

So without much ado let’s dive straight into it…

1. The History of Literature

As the name suggests this podcast explores just that – The History of Literature. Answering questions such as How did literature develop? What forms has it taken? And what can we learn from the age-old works of literature? Hosted by Jacke Wilson this podcast takes a look at some of the most compelling works of literary genius – be it ancient epic poetry or contemporary novels.

🎧 Listen to it here

2. Penguin Podcast

If you read or have ever browsed through Crosswords or WH Smith at the airport then this penguin will most definitely have caught your eye before. Penguin Random House UK’s podcast show is a window into the minds of their creative thinkers & leading authors. Listen to this show to explore the writing process of some of the best authors out there & to understand how they hatch fresh new ideas for books. Check it out to get some writing inspiration. Some of the guests featured here are Arundhati Roy, Michael Palin, Zadie Smith, and our favorite, Bill Bryson.

🎧 Listen to it here.

3. You’re Booked

This chatty podcast hosted by journalist Daisy Buchanan will let you snoop through the bookshelves of your favorite authors. Listen to this one, if you want to find out about the books that inspire your favorite authors, and what is it that took them from being readers to authors.

🎧 Listen to it here.

4. The Invisible College

A BBC production, this podcast is the place to pick up lessons on creating writing from some of the greats in literature. Learn everything from how to create characters to dealing with writer’s block.

🎧 Listen to it here.

5. India Booked (shameless plug 😀)

We could not finish off this list without mentioning our upcoming literary podcast, in collaboration with Purple Pencil Project. Hosted by the founder of Broke Bibliophies of Bombay fame, Ayushi Mona, the podcast features never-before-heard conversations with some of India’s contemporary authors!

No, you can’t hear it yet but you can follow us on twitter and we would keep you posted! Do feed us with who you would want to see in this list 🙂


Well, that’s it from us for this week. We hope you get inspired to author your own book. Do let us know when you do!

Wishing you all a great weekend ahead.

Until Next Time!


Gratitude and Regards,

Madhu, on behalf of thePodium.in team.

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