Today on Literary Listens, I’ll be chatting about nonfiction podcasts! If your familiar with this feature, you’ll know I usually talk about audio drama podcasts and mainly fiction podcasts!
But recently, I’ve found myself on the look out for conversational + nonfiction podcasts surrounding different topics from writing, art history, paranormal + true crime stories!
I’ve found my interested sparked again for art & art history + after recently getting into a true crime podcast (which I will share in this list) & starting to watch Buzzfeed Unsolved!
So here’s a list of some I’ve recently been listening to! For most of them I’m only a few episodes in but am loving each of them! There are a couple (mainly the writing ones) that I’ve listened to more than a few episodes!
I’ll also recommend some I’m planning to start too!
Each podcast delivers its own unique style when discussing + going into conversation through each of the different subjects/topics and these in particular are some of my favorites!
Art + Art History:
1. ArtCurious Podcast
Created by: Jennifer Dasal
Episodes: 41 (+ 10 bonus/additional episodes)
Summary: Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast where we explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.
ArtCurious is art history for all of us. This isn’t like a college lecture, droning on about archaic art terminology (like chiaroscuro or contrapposto) or the importance of linear perspective (um, okay). We’re interested in the juicy stuff! Think art history is boring? Think again. It’s weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great?
I discovered this podcast by browsing twitter & thought I’d give it a listen and fell in love with it! The first episode I listened to was: Episode #10 When Statues Cry! From the storytelling to the way Dasal explores the history, I loved every minute of it! Though I haven’t listened to it yet, I’m also looking forward to The Lonely Palette!
Paranormal + True-Crime
1.And That’s Why We Drink
Created/Hosted by: Christine Schiefer & Em Schulz
Episodes: 89 (+21 Listener Stories)
Summary: Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world’s a scary place. And that’s why we drink!
I originally heard about this podcast through my sister, who basically introduced me to podcasts as a whole! She’s always listening to this one, telling me how amazing it is & now she’s gotten me obsessed with it too! ❤
1.88 Cups Of Tea
Created/Hosted by: Yin Chang
Summary: 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a podcast for the aspiring and professional storyteller alike. On the show, Yin chats with international bestselling novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers about their journey to success. They also discuss career advice and “how-to’s” for listeners to apply actionable steps towards their own storytelling careers. 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a safe space for listeners to learn, and to feel empowered, inspired, and motivated. Welcome to our tribe of storytellers!
I originally heard about this podcast when Victoria Aveyard was a guest on it and have loved it ever since! With my favorite genre of books being Young Adult, its always great hearing Chang’s conversations with well-known YA authors and hearing about their writing process, etc.!
And those are some of my favorite non-fiction + conversational podcasts! Have you listened to any of these? 🎨👻📝✨💕
Any nonfiction podcast recommendations based on the ones I’ve shared? 🎙✨❤