- NPR's Book Tour: Each week, this podcast from National Public Radio includes contemporary authors of fiction and nonfiction discussing and reading from new books.
- NPR's Book Podcast: This bi-weekly podcast pulls from many National Public Radio shows to present a collection of author interviews, reviews, and other literary news. Episodes are released every Monday and Thursday.
- The New York Times Book Review Podcast: NY Times Book Review Editor Sam Tanenhaus speaks with editors, critics, and authors about new books.
- The Library of Congress presents the National Book Festival: Listen to authors like Geraldine Brooks (author of March and People of the Book) or filmmaker Ken Burns discuss books and reading. This podcast collection includes both the 2007 and 2008 Book Festivals.
- Just One More Book: This podcast about "the children's books we love and why we love them..." comes out three times each week, and includes interviews with children's authors and illustrators, along with reviews of new books. A charming and informative broadcast.
- Storyline Online: Members of the Screen Actors Guild read entire children's books for free on this charming videocast, featuring illustrations from each book. Readers include actors like Lou Diamond Phillips, Elijah Wood, and many more. Storyline is entirely free and available to anyone with an Internet connection.
- Library of Congress Webcasts: From time to time, the Library of Congress hosts authors, educators, and other experts as they discuss their work or area of expertise. From a discussion of the Declaration of Independence to Langston Hughes' poetry, these webcasts include both video and audio, and are a real national treasure!
- C-SPAN Podcasts: Listen to "After Words", where nonfiction authors discuss their newest titles. Visit The American Political Archive and listen to recordings from America's past (for example, excerpts from Lyndon Johnson's presidential recordings). Or just browse any of the other political and literary podcasts made available by C-SPAN.