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Top 5 Podcasts for Writers

Warning: All of these writing podcasts have hours of binge-worthy episodes that you may not want to stop once you start… You have been warned.

Podcasts offer instant access to hours of on-demand entertainment and content at home or on the go for free! Whether you’re a podcast power user or just getting started; you can start listening to these writing-focused podcasts instantly on one of your favorite podcast apps (e.g., Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, etc.) or online. Whether writing is your passion or you’re just someone who just wants to know when to use “affect” vs. “effect” or “e.g.” vs. “etc.”; these podcasts will help you find the write words and improve your writing.

Happy Listening!

The Best Podcasts for Writers — Offbeat Poet

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi(Old Mans War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazine), Emma Donoghue (Oscar Nominee for Room), Maria Konnikova (The Confidence Game), Andy Weir (The Martian), Dan Buettner (The Blue Zones), Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist), Daniel Pink (When), and serial guest hosts: neuroscientist Michael Grybko, journalist Adam Skolnick, and short story writer Robert Bruce.


Write Now with Sarah Werner

Write Now with Sarah Rhea Werner is a weekly podcast for aspiring writers looking to find a healthy work, life, and writing balance. Chock full of the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion & write every day.


Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl , founded by Mignon Fogarty, provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast. Find the full, ad-free archive of Grammar Girl, as well as exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. Use code GRAMMAR for one free month(thanks Mignon Fogarty). —


The Prolific Writer with Ryan J. Pelton

The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan J. Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on the latest trends in publishing.


The Creative Penn Podcast

Information, inspiration, and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing. Created by Joanna Penn.

Still wanting more? Check out my full list of podcasts for writers, poets, and authors; The Best Podcasts for Writers by Offbeat Poet on Medium!

Thanks for reading. I hope these podcasts help you find the write words. Stay tuned for more Offbeat Poet podcast suggestions in Offbeat Poetry on Medium. Cheers to creativity!

*All podcast descriptions quoted include direct links to both the podcast publisher’s website and Apple Podcasts page (source).

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