Did you know that over 38 million people listen to podcasts per week?
It’s safe to say that podcasts are one of the hottest new listening and discussion platforms we’ve ever seen.
Because of that, there is a podcast for every single topic imaginable — and dozens of writing podcasts, too.
Whether your commute home is way too long or you’re just looking for another outlet to find writing advice, writing podcasts are a great way to pass the time while learning important skills and information.
The good thing is that writing podcasts all vary and offer different things — perhaps your favorite author will guest star on one while another will help you differentiate between “effect” and “affect.”
(Admit it — this one’s tricky.)
In any case, here’s a list of Kentbury’s favorite writing podcasts for you to go check out today.
Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, and Stitcher
Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules.
Whether English is your first language or second language, Grammar Girl’s punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.
Listen on Apple and Android
The tagline, “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart” isn’t super accurate, time-wise, but it’s a haiku so we’re keeping it.
Writing Excuses is a fast-paced, educational podcast for writers, by writers. It airs weekly, with new episodes appearing each Sunday evening at around 6pm Eastern Time. Episodes vary in length from fifteen to twenty-five minutes, but are usually less than twenty minutes long.
Listen on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google, Soundcloud, and Stitcher
Join Linda and her celebrity co-hosts for deep, funny, powerful interviews with authors and songwriters who have pulled it off—from breakout success to staying power. Heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Details of biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world.
This podcast is available on a variety of podcast apps and radio stations. Check them out here.
A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show and podcast about language examined through history, culture, and family.
Each week, author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies.
Listen on Apple Podcasts, Android, Google Podcasts, and TuneIn
Focusing on the emotional road blocks one finds in a writing career, this show speaks to over 8000 listeners every week.
ISBW is clean (unless otherwise stated), safe for work and kids, and has many success stories. The spin-off show, Ditch Diggers, is not clean, and deals with more advanced problems found in writing. Both are writing-focused, but they are very different and therefore separated.
Listen on Apple
Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
Okay, writing and publishing communities. Did we miss your favorite writing podcast? Are you on a podcast? Let us know in the comments below or shout out to us on Kentbury’s twitter.