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Happy Halloween!

The day has finally come. Are you in costume? Are you coming to the library tonight to Trick-or-Treat?

No matter. Either way, we wanted to offer some more spooky Halloween content for your reading/listening pleasure. Since we’ve previously offered so much fiction content, how about some non-fiction?

A non-fiction podcast about some of the eerier things that happened around the world. And, what do you know, there are episodes about Vermont history!

 #67 The Red Coats (Bennington)
Trick or Treat 2017 Set 1 (White River Junction)
#84 A Family Affair (Chittenden)
#90 Mind the Gap (Lake Champlain)
#97 Misplaced (Manchester)

This British podcast brings a perspective to crime that Americans might not otherwise see listening to the plethora of American true crime podcasts out there.

A podcast about people facing their fears and researching the unknown, there really is something for everyone in this eerie podcast. For instance, Do Crows Mourn Their Dead?, Spirits of the Past, and Call 601-2-SATAN-2.


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Bookish Podcast 4

Some more bookish podcasts for your listening pleasure:

Literary Disco

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“We’re Julia, Tod, and Rider — three good friends who also happen to be huge book nerds. Scattered to the far reaches of Southern California, more Southern California, and mid-Connecticut, we desperately missed each other’s company and yelling at each other about Stephen King. We decided to rekindle these friendly intellectual discussions using the magic of the internet and fancy microphones.”A lovely group of people to listen to, who conduct unusual book-club-style discussions with authors and read a lot of books that we have in our collection.


Disney Story Origins

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“Where they talk about what Disney left out, forgot to mention, changed and some might say subverted to tell a Disney-style story.”

“This is not an effort to bash on Disney. If you came to hear me make fun of Disney, what evil, corrupt, corporate liars they all are, you’re going to be bored by this. You’ve come to the wrong podcast. Go elsewhere for that. And try not to be so uptight, have a bran muffin or something. This is a podcast for Disney fans to hear the real stories, shake our heads, to smile and go, wow, I never knew that. Sometimes you’ll be telling yourself; wow that is an amusing and informative factoid. Sometimes you’ll be all like… ‘oh bother,’ ‘that really happened?'”

A fascinating podcast about fairy tales, the Disney company, and how they come together.

Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men

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“Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men–because it’s about time someone did.”

Curious about the X-Men? Want to know what the heck all those comics are about? Try Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men for an in-depth look at the world of the X-men from two super fans with academic and comic industry backgrounds.

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Bookish Podcast 3: Harry Potter Edition

Looking for a bit of a nostalgia kick? Fan of Harry Potter? I have SO MANY podcasts for you.


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The original podcast of everything related to Harry Potter from the books to the movies to the games to the fandom at large. This show has been going strong for over a decade and shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re interested about discussions of the upcoming Magical Beasts movie, they have those. Want to know more about the Cursed Child play? They have that too. And you could always go back and explore the old predictions the show used to make before the last of the books were published.

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Bookish Podcasts 2

We recently published a post about bookish podcasts. But there are far more than just those four. Here are some other book-based podcasts for your listening pleasure.

candid conversations with authors

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Candid conversations with authors you love, like C.J. Box, Tana French, Anita Shreve, Clive Cussler, and Amor Towles.

a podcast about the books you’ve been meaning to read

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Two guys discuss a bunch of books that tend to either be well-regarded classics, like Animal Farm and The Handmaid’s Tale, or much talked about/controversial fiction, like Twilight and Outlander.


a bi-weekly podcast that answers your questions about life, love, and literature


This Dear Abby-style podcast answers readers’ questions from How do I get back into a new novel? and What is “real” reading? to How do I keep my books safe when traveling? and How do I diversify my reading choices?

a show about how we create them, and why we suspend our disbelief

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While not all of these are specifically about books, a lot of them are. Eric Molinsky does a wonderful job interviewing authors and talking with them about various themes from various alliases like The First Three Lives of Catherine Webb, explorations of lesser-known authors like The Mysterious James Tiptree Jr., and discussions of controversial topics like Fanfiction (Don’t Judge).


we talk about romance novels – and cause all sorts of trouble

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Fan of romance? Not sure what people find in this genre? Try this clever podcast by romance lovers, about romance. Highlights include: The Books that Made us Romance Readers, Alpha Women, Heroine Friendships, and Supernatural Romance, and Romance, Dating, and Very Real Expectations.


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Bookish Podcasts

These days there’s a podcast for everything, from true crime to ghost stories to parodies of old timey radio. But have you heard of any of these spectacular bookish podcasts?


Annotated is Book Riot’s new audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

Fan of the classics? Love history? This podcast is This American Life for books, covering topics from the 17-year-old that invented Science Fiction to The World’s Most Glamourous Librarian.

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