While we’re looking forward to sharing our podcast with Vic Galloway and James Yorkston later today, we thought we’d give you some extra recommendations for after the Scot Lit Fest weekend to brighten up your work, walk or wherever you choose to listen.
Though the Scottish Book Trust has stopped Book Talk, they’re all still available for you to listen to. Their final Book Talk features Ryan Van Winkle and Val McDermid, two Scot Lit Fest participants, so that’s just an added incentive to listen to what was an excellent podcast.
Scottish Poetry Library podcast
This is basically essential listening for anyone into poetry – with over 200 items on the podcast section of their website, that’s plenty a day that you can delve wholeheartedly into poetry as you go about your day.
The Vintage Books podcast
The Vintage Podcast is a monthly books podcast hosted by journalist Alex Clark with author interviews, book news and discussions on subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to sport, biography and poetry. It comes from the publishers of Jo Nesbo, Nigella Lawson, Irvine Welsh, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and more.
The Guardian Books podcast
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead and Richard Lea. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion.
If you love books, chances are you love stories in general, and the Moth offers them in spades. Stories are told live to crowds worldwide, and then people listen – it’s a simple concept, but the stories can go from the everyday to ordinary, and welcome you into new lives with every listen.
And if you’re looking for some on music, here’s a few extra…
Alternative and indie music from the best of Scotland’s unsigned talent as featured on Vic Galloway’s show on BBC Radio Scotland. They’re only available for 30 days, but they’re a crash course on great new music.
It may have been a while since they posted, but Song Exploder sees musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Interesting stuff.
That’s Not Metal
For those interested in rock or metal music in any form, these two tackle it honestly, even if it goes against what everyone else is saying.