Fantasy Book Podcasts

May 2, 2017

Looking for a new fantasy read? Or, maybe you feel like listening to a discussion about a fantasy book you've just read. These three podcasts are worth checking out.


 Looking for some interesting fantasy book discussions? Check out these podcasts



The Square Groot Fantasy Book Club



This podcast, hosted by James and Sam, provides and in-depth and entertaining look at some well-known fantasy titles from The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan to The Lies of Lock Lamora, by Scott Lynch. It's the perfect podcast for listening to a bit of an analysis of the good, the bad and the ugly elements of your favourite fantasy tomes, in a casual chat-with-your-mates kind of style. James and Scott are rather critical of tired, done-to-death tropes, and avid fantasy fans may not be too forgiving of their appraisals, but I enjoy their reflections and the fresh angle they bring to some otherwise cherished fantasy novels.



The Book Speaks Podcast



 This is a brand new weekly podcast hosted by Benjamin Douglas. In the podcast, the first chapter of an Indie novel is read for our enjoyment. It's an interesting way to be exposed to novels you may otherwise not pick up. While the podcast is not strictly 'fantasy', Douglas has something of a penchant for all things sci-fi / fantasy, and there's already some interesting books on the list.



The Bottled Imp



The Bottled Imp is a youtube show hosted by Ken Boyter that reviews everything fantasy – books, films, television shows and games. The show also covers fantasy 'news', highlighting all the latest updates from the world of fantasy. It's an entertaining show, and the reviews are handy for choosing your next book as spoilers are not part of the format.









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