A Plethora of Podcasts

If you aren’t listening to podcasts these days you are really missing out on tons of useful content. From interviews with industry professionals and reviews of the latest books hitting shelves, to discussions on craft, marketing, and making your way through the hard times in this business…. there’s a podcast for all of it! And (bonus) it’s FREE!


Agents, editors, teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators…they are all creating episodes to share their knowledge and experience. We’d be fools to not listen! I’ve compiled a plethora of writing related podcasts to get you started. The next time you’re driving the kids to school, folding laundry, taking a walk, or even taking a shower, make the most of that time by listening to a podcast. Let me know which ones I missed in the comments!

The Children’s Book Podcast


Hosted by Matthew Winner, elementary school librarian and co-founder of All The Wonders. The Children’s Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf. Contact mwinne2(at)gmail(dot)com for all inquiries.



The Picturebooking Podcast



In-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators





Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide


“In this podcast, we share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children’s books that can be bridges across our cultural divides…the books that can open minds and the books that can be the lifeline a child needs to remember they’re not alone.”

— Ann Braden and Saadia Faruqi

3 Point Perspective: The Illustration Podcast


Tune in as illustrators Will Terry, Lee White, and Jake Parker talk about illustration – how to do it, how to make a living at it, and how to make an impact in the world with it.



The Yarn

the yarn

A narrative adventure. The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children’s literature, and lets them look at all the threads that must be weaved together to create a book.



Books Between Podcast

books between

Helping you connect kids between 8-12 to books they’ll love.






Literary Agent Jennifer Laughran and her friends dish about the world of Children’s Publishing.




Charlesbridge Unplugged


Join Charlesbridge Publishing as we talk to our authors, illustrators, and editors about their recent Charlesbridge projects!



Courage to Create


Join us as we chat with authors, illustrators and other creatives in and outside of the kid-lit field.



Reading With Your Kids

Reading with kids

We are dedicated to encouraging parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone who is caring for a child, to spend more time reading together. Join us as we interview award-winning, best selling children’s authors from around the World.


Stories Unbound


Stories Unbound is your guide to the growing world of kidlit and children’s book publishing. Presented by The Oatley Academy Of Visual Storytelling



Writing For Children


The show focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus, hard-to-find resources and links included in every week’s show notes.


The Manuscript Academy


The Manuscript Academy Podcast is free to everyone, and features interviews with agents and editors, how-to tips, and behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the Academy—plus sneak peeks at classes from our amazing faculty.



***You can listen to podcast online through each podcast’s website. You can also listen on your smartphone.



Apple Podcasts app if you have an iPhone or iPod

If have an Android or Windows device you’ll need to download a podcasting app such as Stitcher or Pocket Casts.


  1. Kim! This is a GREAT list! I’ve been looking for more podcasts to listen too – while driving, cooking, cleaning, laundry before bed, etc.! LOL Thank you!!


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