Best Writing Podcasts

While we’re all trying to stay motivated post MFA, online resources are a great way to keep moving forward.  I’ve put together a list of the best writing podcasts, with the help of fellow alums, to get the creativity flowing and learn about the writing world.


  1. Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  2. The Writing Show
  3. Nerdist Writer’s Panel
  4. DIY MFA Radio– recommended by Drema Drudge
  5. The Literary Salon
  6. Booked
  7. Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert, recommended by Drema Drudge
  8. Authorpreneur
  9. Bleeding Ink
  10. Ampersand: the Poets and Writers Podcast, recommended by Drema Drudge
  11. Aural Text
  12. The Secret Podcast
  13. The Moth, recommended by Kristi Hanson
  14. StoryCorps
  15. Novel Marketing
  16. The New Yorker Fiction, recommended Kristi Hanson
  17. Scriptcast
  18. The Naked Book
  19. BBC World Book Club, recommended Kristi Hanson
  20. The Narrative Breakdown
  21. The Story Grid Podcast
  22. NPR- Fresh Air, recommended by Michael Jackman
  23. Writing Excuses
  24. A Way with Words
  25. The New York Times Book Review Podcast, recommended by Drema Drudge
  26. Dead Robots’ Society
  27. First Draft, recommended by Jessica Love
  28. The Outer Dark
  29. Three Guys with Beards
  30. The Poetry Gods, recommended by Teneice Durrant
  31. Beyond Your Blog


I’m looking for contributors for the following posts:

If you run a blog I want to feature yours in the list of our alumni blogs and possibly ask you a few questions on how you run it, and any opportunities that have come from your site.

DEAR SOARING!: Send me your questions to be featured on the blog. Other alumni will help in answering your questions.

Where in the World: Where have you gone recently? Send me a picture with information on your trip and any writing you may have done about the trip.

Awards and Accolades of Alumni: Time to brag! What have you accomplished recently? I want to help spread the word and show just how great our alumni really are.

Email me at to be featured.
Mackenzie Jervis is a Summer 2016 Graduate. She lives in Texas with her husband, two cats, and puppy. She has way too many books, more cameras than she knows how to properly use, and a never ending need to keep moving. She write about her life and adventures at home and around the world at A Wandering Scribbler.

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