Writing and Creativity Podcasts to Love

These days I prefer listening to my reading, as opposed to absorbing books, news, and articles with my eyes.

I discovered this while pursuing my initiative to sit less and move more. We’ve probably all heard by now that sitting all day is terrible for us, and as writers we tend to sit plenty! To fight this, I now load up my smartphone or iPod with audio files and head out for a productive ramble.



As for listening, I consume fiction audiobooks as well as podcasts. The latter are mostly about industry news and writing craft information but I do subscribe to a couple short story fiction channels as well.

So here’s my list of podcasts I’m enjoying!


1. Writing Excuses

This podcast’s episodes are awesome and described by the tagline: “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.” Run by Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor, Dan Wells, the episodes feature special guests, a writing prompt, and more.


2. TED Talks Art

This spans more than just writing but I find most episodes very relevant.

3. On Being with Krist Tippett

This award-winning podcast is definitely a topical hodgepodge but somehow its episodes always apply to my projects, and my life! Definitely addictive.

4. The Unmistakeable Creative with Srinivas Rao



I’m also loving (read: love/hating some days!) putting together my own podcast about “all the punks”, like steampunk, dieselfpunk, cyberpunk, etc. Find episodes at Storypunks.World.

Be sure to chime in with your favorites by leaving a comment below. These ears always need new ideas and recommendations!

10 thoughts on “Writing and Creativity Podcasts to Love

  1. daemonrange

    Cindy … thanks for the mention and thoughts about our podcast. The next time you publish a book, be sure to send us an email for inclusion in our new releases post.


    Executive Producer, Adventures in Scifi Publishing


  2. James Spoden

    Great post, Cindy. I really like Writing Excuses. My absolute favorite though is A Writer’s Life. Admittedly, not for everyone, but Dan Black thinks of writing in a way not a whole lot of people do and the tips and advice are something you don’t hear on other podcasts.

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    1. cindygrigg

      Hi James. Thanks for the comment because I have never checked that one out. I will definitely give that a listen. Happy writing, and thanks for being part of my blog community!!


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