Podcasts: A Movable Feast (For Your Ears)

Looking for something fun to listen to while you study? While you work out? While you drive to campus? While you clean your dorm room? Give podcasts a try!

Podcasts are available on practically any subject you could ever want to listen to, both fiction and non-fiction. And the best part? Most podcasts can be listened to on demand any time for FREE either directly from websites or using a mobile app such as iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.

I’ve highlighted a few of my personal favorites below. I love receiving recommendations, so shoot me an email at bbell@stfrancis.edu and tell me what you’ve been listening to!

Fiction Podcasts

Welcome to Night Vale
This radio show chronicles the goings-on in a surreal, nightmarish desert town called Night Vale. The radio host delivers reports of hooded figures, ghoulish strangers, and an enormous, monstrous librarian in a hilariously sinister pitch.


Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

Non-Fiction Podcasts

A safe space for “nerding out” about all the things you’re watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life. Hosts Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen talk to people about their obsessions: from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé.

Invisibilia is Latin for “the invisible things.” This podcast explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior — things like ideas,

beliefs, assumptions and emotions.


Written by Brigitte Bell for the 2017 Fall Library Newsletter


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