So happy to bring you today’s blog post, I had so much fun making it!
Literary Listens is the working title for this new series I’m planning on doing which will feature podcasts + books!
To start off, I’ll mostly be recommending books/podcasts based on different topics, but I’m hoping to expand this series beyond just that and integrate discussions on storytelling between the two and so much more!
I’m excited for where this feature will be going and would love to hear your feedback!
Now on to today’s post 😄✨🎙📚
I’ve been wanting to talk more about podcasts on the blog and was unsure of what kind of post to make, then I got the idea of recommending/pairing some ~AMAZING~ podcasts with Young Adult Books!
✨🎙 *Podcasts featured are On-Going Audio Dramas*
1.If you’ve read: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Or are planning to read: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Coming Jan. 2017)
Listen To: Audio Dime Museum
Why: History comes alive! Both The Diviners + Audio Dime Museum are magical/captivating and have the perfect amount of mystery and suspense!
From the excerpt I’ve read, both Caraval + Audio Dime Museum have gorgeous writing that transports you and makes the magic, mysteries, and oddities of their worlds come alive!
Summary: From the Just A Story team, comes a weekly, serialized experimental storytelling podcast which explores historical legends through the artifacts on display in the Audio Dime Museum. Part guided tour, part radio drama; each episode presents the curious story of one object from the collection. Meet your guide on this journey, The Curator, and learn her secrets as you delve into the world of possibility, magic and the unknown. Merging the suspenseful style of mystery with the conventions of ghost stories and the peculiarity that only historical fact can provide, this podcast is not for the faint of heart.
2. If you’ve read: The Raven Boys (Or The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater
Listen To: Return Home (created by Jeff Heimbuch)
Why: Both have central themes of mystery + the supernatural with peculiar happenings in their respective towns.
Summary: Return Home is the story of Jonathan Barker, who returns to his home of Melancholy Falls, NJ, after five years away. An unknown entity beckons him back East, in order to unravel the mystery of what his home town has become…or has always been. Reunited with his best friend, Buddy, Jonathan must discover the secrets of Melancholy Falls, and why he was told to return home.
3.If You’ve Read: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Categorized as Adult but does have YA/Crossover Appeal)
Listen To: The Bright Sessions (created by Lauren Shippen)
Why: Both not only heavily feature people with superpowers/abilities, but show the shades of gray that come with it + the lines between good and evil!
Summary: Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. The show documents these patients’ struggles and discoveries as well as the motivations of their mysterious therapist, Dr. Bright.
From characters with anxiety to different sexualities, The Bright Sessions has a lot of great+diverse representation! Highly recommend it!
If you’ve listened to any of the podcasts mentioned or have recommendations definitely leave a comment! 🙂