Authors that speak about their mysteries, and hosts that speak on different genres, it’s time to pod away.
If writers love to hideaway in their sanctum sanctorium to create magic with words, many new-age authors of mystery and thrillers are podcasting their way into a bibliophile’s heart. From writers who explore the eerie, uncanny, paranormal, to hosts that explore different genres of writing, the age of the podcast has seen many bestselling authors and hosts come to the fore. Here are a few...
Author of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy
As a historian and writer, Deborah Harkness loves chilling events of the past. Her All Souls Trilogy series has tantalising stories of witches, vampires, and the supernatural, and A Discovery of Witches will be coming to the small screen this January. Harkness casts a new light on the way we understand the past.
National Book Award finalist and bestselling author
National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon is known for his thrilling, gripping novels. Chaon’s latest book, Ill Will, is an acclaimed and suspenseful thriller that finds a psychologist entangled in two haunting, unsolved murders. As a speaker, Chaon takes audiences into the process of writing his stories.
New York Times-bestselling author
Among the most beloved thriller writers working today, Lisa Gardner’s works of psychological suspense regularly reach the top of bestseller lists. Her most recent thriller, the New York Times-bestselling Look For Me, like her others is meticulously-researched, highly authentic, and always full of unexpected and ingenious twists. She speaks about her writing process, tips for success, and inspiring stories.
MacArthur Foundation Fellow and author of Get In Trouble
Hailed as one of the most distinctive voices working today, recent MacArthur fellow Kelly Link is renowned for her short stories that straddle literary fiction, sci-fi, and fantasy. Link’s use of magic and the supernatural in her writing, showcased in her most recent short story collection, Get in Trouble, allows her to take unique looks at common experiences and yield breathtaking revelations for readers.
Creator, writer, and producer of the Lore podcast
Aaron Mahnke’s hit podcast Lore gained a devoted following for its exploration of all things otherworldly. Now, Mahnke’s storytelling has expanded beyond the podcast to include live tours, a book series, and a television show on Amazon. By delving into legends and folklore from around the world, Mahnke uncovers universal truths about the ways that different cultures view death, spirituality, illness, and more. In his lectures, Mahnke stresses the importance of storytelling as a means to understand the mysteries that surround us.
The All genre ones to watch out for
This podcast is for all classic literature lovers who read Frankenstein and The Count of Monte Cristo. What’s interesting in this age where books are seldom read, is that this one retells those classics in a modern and relatable manner. And if you were the type that saw the small lettered many pages of classics and desisted from turning its pages, this is a refresher and much easier to digest.
Get Booked is a podcast by Book Riot. Viewers who like reading can get some good book recommendations from all kinds of genres. Be it a travelogue or a book like Crazy Rich Asians or even 50 Shades of Grey, hosts Amanda and Jenn have some good suggestions for you. And unlike many who ready just the synopsis and recommend, these two claim to have read the books themselves!
Binge Mode: Harry Potter
The Ringer started this podcast as a lead-up to the much-anticipated Season 7 of Game of Thrones, but with its success came a follow-up: Harry Potter! In the series, hosts Mallory and Jason cover each book going into exhaustive details and any Potter fan will love it. Snippets from the movie, and interesting history about Quidditch, Dumbledore and more, most Potterheads have embraced it with sheer joy.
Smart podcasts, trashy books
There are many who love some mush in their lives, even if it is a “literal” one. This particular podcast see the host Sally get witty over romance. She interviews authors, publishers, and more people involved in the romance genre industry. She also recommends books and discusses the story lines and more.