Finished catching up on the latest episode of “More Than Books Podcast”? Check out these podcasts for a diverse perspective on literature, cultural influence, and join a book club that truly makes you think.

If Books Could Kill

Michael Hobbes and Peter Shamshiri host the new hit podcast “If Books Could Kill”. Do authors have a responsibility to the general public when it comes to interpretation of pseudoscientific data? This podcast examines books deemed “airport bestsellers”, everything from titles such as Freakonomics to The 5 Love Languages. Often looking at pop science titles, each episode focuses on one such book and dives into the influence that it may have had over the years.

Hobbes and Shamshiri offer an in-depth and well researched analysis of the power that these books continue to hold over society as a whole. The podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of literature and societal issues.

LeVar Burton Reads

Fans of Reading Rainbow will love this immersive podcast read by none other than LeVar Burton! Dive into a great story with a short burst of fiction to start your day. This beloved Star Trek actor has a familiar and soothing voice that transports listeners to different realms. From literary fiction to sci-fi, Burton engages with the listener, keeping them hooked onto every word.

Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

Celebrating the diversity of contemporary authors, Glory Edim lifts up the voices of those who are often left behind. With a focus on uplifting the words of Black women, Edim’s podcast provides a rich conversation with authors such as Anita Hill and Gabrielle Union. The love of literature is what joins together the podcast guests, from literacy advocates to Black booksellers. Discussions are lively and listeners find an emphasis on the importance of literature in building a space for diverse writers for generations to come.

Books and Boba

The podcast “Books and Boba” consistently tops the charts among the best literature-based podcasts today. Hosted by Reera Yoo and Marvin Yueh, this podcast focuses on both fiction and non-fiction works by Asian or Asian American authors. Each month the hosts delve into the themes of the selected book, identifying the intersection of culture and literature.

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