Writer Podcast Round-Up! 6 Podcasts I Can't Live Without

I love podcasts. I listen to them in the car, while I’m washing dishes, when I’m folding laundry. Even during my once-a-year gym workout.

Over the years there have been a few writing/publishing podcasts I’ve listened to religiously, sometimes even listening to episodes a second or third time. Here are my absolute favorites:

  • Write or Die Podcast with Claribel Ortega and Kat Cho: I’ve listened to every episode. I love Claribel and Kat’s honesty about publishing and as someone who’s had a bumpy publishing journey, I could really relate to this one. The guests they bring on the show are so interesting and insightful.

  • Pub Crawl with S. Jae Jones and Kelly Van Sant: Another one that I’ve listened to every episode, and there are a LOT of them. The hosts are busy so there aren’t as many episodes this year. The “what to expect from publishing” episodes are my favorites, but they do have some good craft ones too.

  • First Draft with Sarah Enni: I started to listen to this a few months ago. I love her interviews with authors. The production is high-quality and I love Sarah’s interview style.

  • Helping Writers Become Authors. K.M. Weiland: This is a craft podcast, and when I’m drafting, I like to listen to new and archived episodes that are relevant to what I’m struggling with. A few weeks ago I listened to her episode on character arcs, and it really helped me work out problems with my main character’s flaws.

  • Hey YA, Kelly Jensen and Eric Smith: I love getting my funny and quirky YA book recommendations from this podcast. I also love their discussions about marketplace trends.

  • 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang: I’ve listened to this podcast since the early days. Yin has really grown as an interviewer and I love her openness with her guests. The authors and creators she’s brought on the show are all high-quality.

  • Podcasts I’ve just started to listen to (and love!): The Manuscript Academy (fun and informative about publishing), Print Run (these hosts should have a TV talk show), Literaticast (kid-lit only, great interview-style) and Shipping & Handling (I want these two to have a late-night radio show).

Happy listening!

Suzanne Park