Today is International Podcast Day! If you’re obsessed with the charismatic hosts, revealing interviews, and addictive episodic structures of podcasts, then you’ll want to bend your discerning ear to these audiobooks—many of which are written and read by your favorite podcasters. And to truly go behind the curtain and discover what it’s like to record an audiobook, add our This Is the Author podcast to your regular listening rotation.
Now pick your champions below to find immersive stories, intimate narration, and the chance to deep-dive into your niche obsessions.
For Fans of Lore (and other scary stories)
For Fans of The Dave Chang Show (calling all foodies)
Need a palette cleanser after the Lore audiobooks scare your pants off? Take a bite out of chef David Chang’s New York Times bestselling memoir Eat a Peach. If you’re hip, you may also know Chef Dave from his podcast The Dave Chang Show, but you’ll learn even more from listening to him read his audiobook.
For Fans of the Bodega Boys (and hilarious pop culture realness)
From Desus & Mero, co-hosts of the Bodega Boys podcast, comes God-Level Knowledge Darts, a guide to life the likes of which you really should know. As Desus & Mero put it: â€śWe want to share all weâ€™ve learned, after years in the Bronx streets, with you: the people. So with a lifetime spent building up a plethora of information from trials and tribulations and a handful of misdemeanors, we decided to write this book—a sequel to the Bible, or maybe to The Hitchhikerâ€™s Guide to the Galaxy, depending on how big a nerd you are. Let this book be your North Star.â€ť
For Fans of Your First Million (and other business-minded podcasts)
For Fans of Stay Tuned with Preet (we see you, legal eagles!)
For Fans of Oprah’s Book Club (and other podcasts that talk about books)
A New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club Pick. The Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Listen to the audiobook, and then listen to Oprah in conversation with author Isabel Wilkerson on the Oprah’s Book Club Podcast.
For Fans of Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us (and paradigm-shifting self-care)
The tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller. What transforms The Gifts of Imperfection audiobook into effective daily practices are Brene’s ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.
For Fans of The Dropout (and true crime generally)
A New York Times bestseller. The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmesâ€”now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventorâ€”by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.
For Fans of Nothing Much Happens (and going to sleep)
Yes, you read that right. This audiobook from the host of the Nothing Much Happens podcast is designed to help you drift off to sleep. Host Kathryn Nicolai is a pro at bedtime stories for adults; soft, peaceful tales that will release your mind from the worries of the day so that you can drift off to dreamland, a chorus of sheep harmonizing along the way. It’s 2020, and that means you need this audiobook.
Looking to go behind the scenes and hear what it’s like for your favorite podcasters to record their audiobooks? Look no further.