With a world of podcasts available at your fingertips, podcast newbies will find this list life-saving. We’ve looked at some of the recent best-selling books and compiled a list of coordinating podcasts to get you started. Even if you already have your favorite shows downloaded, you can still check out these podcasts based on the book you’re reading.
1. If you loved The Handmaid’s Tale, then be sure not to miss Lore.
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Since Hulu’s production of the show with the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale and its shocking illustration of a society devoid of equality has gained popularity. Though set in the fictional kingdom of Gilead, the book is based on true historical events. If you are looking for something similar, then Lore is a podcast you definitely shouldn’t miss! This dark and mysterious podcast explores the hidden background stories of common folklores, hence the name Lore. Released every two weeks on Mondays, Lore is an award-winning podcast that will soon be produced into a television series. With 6-million monthly listeners, it has been awarded as iTunes’ “Best of 2015” and “Best of 2016” podcast.
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If you’re a futuristic type of reader who is drawn to books like Gaiman’s American Gods, Flash Forward would be the podcast version you need to listen to. Every month, producers of Flash Forward release a new episode that takes on an imagined scenario in the future. Just think about it, possible artificial wombs, space pirates or a a world where everyone is face-blind?
3. If you enjoyed reading any one of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, then you must listen to Potterotica. If that’s not your kind of thing, then go for Mugglecast and Harry Potter and the Sacred Text!
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The Potterotica Podcast is presents a world of erotic Harry Potter fan-fiction featuring odd pairings like Snape and Hermione. Every 20-minute episode features hosts Allie LeFevere, Lyndsay Rush, and Danny Chapman performing dramatic readings of hilarious stories. Even if you think the storyline makes you cringe, the hosts’ occasional giggle fits are so contagious you’ll find yourself laughing within the first few minutes of the show.
MuggleCast is the most listened to Harry Potter podcast in the iTunes Store and it already has 284 episodes. Launched in 2005, it’s already 10 years old! Recently, MuggleCast has been discussing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as theme parks!
On the other hand, if you’re a die-hard Potterhead who treats Rowling’s creation as something as sacred as the Bible, you must tune in to Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and follow their truly inspirational readings.
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If you enjoy reading YA novels that discuss a teenager’s coming of age, Rookie from Rookie Magazine and MTV is the podcast you need. As an extension to the magazine, Rookie is dedicated to teenagers. In its episodes, hosts will talk about issues that young people face and how to overcome them.
5. If you read Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, dive into Homecoming.
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For readers into psychological thrillers such as Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water and The Girl on the Train or Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Homecoming is the fiction podcast you must not miss. This is a spine-chilling podcast read by celebrity figures such as Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac and David Schwimmer, who is well-known for his role of Ross in Friends.
6. Fans of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur should try Modern Love!
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Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry about hurting and healing that simply touches the soul. For the hopeless romantics who want to listen to more stories alike, look no further than the New York Times‘ Modern Love column. Each episode, host Meghna Chakrabarti and essayists discuss relationship issues such as breakups, love affairs, marriages and more.