Obligatory disclaimer: since posting this, I've become a Book Riot contributor - but that in no way negates my love for them, that love being the reason I wanted to write for them.
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    Book Riot - the Podcast
    A weekly talk show and what's new, cool and worth talking about in the world of books and reading. This was my gateway drug to the world of Book Riot - so be warned! http://bookriot.com/category/podcast/
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    Books and Authors - by BBC Radio 4
    This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with various guests. I listened to this religiously when I was first getting seriously into books and writing. It's nice to sometimes hear about a British angle on the book world, too. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrsfl/episodes/downloads
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    Guardian Books
    Presented by editor of Guardian books Claire Armitstead - author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of our monthly book club. Often themed. http://www.theguardian.com/books/series/books
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    All the Books!
    A weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases, by Liberty Hardy and Rebecca Schinsky of Book Riot. This is probably the most fun books podcast. If a book is being talked about all over the place & I hear them talk about it, I *know* it's a must-read, rather than just suspecting it is. But they often talk about books I wouldn't have heard of otherwise too. TINY PRETTY THINGS was a great find, for example. http://bookriot.com/category/all-the-books/
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    Inside the New York Times Book Review
    Each week, Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks to authors, editors and critics about new books, the literary scene and current best sellers. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/books/books-podcast-archive.html?pagewanted=all
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    Dear Book Nerd
    Dear Book Nerd is a fortnightly/bi-weekly advice show about life, love, and literature. It's unique! The lovely, warm Rita Meade hosts, with a different co-host every week. Three readers' letters are read and their bookish concerns addressed. http://bookriot.com/category/dear-book-nerd/
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    Bookclub
    Led by James Naughtie of BBC Radio Four, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s5sf
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    Get Booked
    Get Booked is a biweekly/fortnightly write-in show for personalised book recommendations, whether they’re for you, your great Aunt Sally, or anyone else in your life! Want to know what to read to fill the Harry Potter void? They're here for you. Need a bookish gift for your dad? On it. Want a list of excellent romance novels for your book club? They've got your back. The fab Amanda Nelson hosts the show, and each week she has a new guest host to help her. http://bookriot.com/category/get-booked/
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    Slate's Audio Book Club
    Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as critics have a lively and sometimes heated discussion. http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_audio_book_club.html
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    Reading Lives
    Reading Lives is an interview podcast with interesting people who love books. Hosted by Jeff O'Neal of Book Riot. http://bookriot.com/category/reading-lives/
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    World Book Club
    The BBC World Service's World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003jhsk/episodes/downloads
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    New Yorker Fiction podcast
    A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman. http://www.newyorker.com/series/fiction-podcast