500 episodes

This is The Booktopia Podcast, the original podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore.

Booktopia has been voted Australia's Favourite Bookshop and Australia's Best Online Bookshop. We love books, especially Australian ones.

This show feed is now no longer being updated. Booktopia now runs a brand new show, 𝙏𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙈𝙚 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙏𝙤 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙, which is now available on all major podcast platforms:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-me-what-to-read/id1625617572
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1d97mLxV5KGHvOi8hw0pV3
PodBean: https://tell-me-what-to-read-booktopia.podbean.com/page/1/
Audible/Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/00b2b696-3bb2-4607-8411-7101de27487f
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iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/97310105/
PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3353701
Listen Notes: https://lnns.co/b-khXRDLtOf
Deezer: https://deezer.com/show/3726497
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=706483
Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3969423
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/booktopiabooks

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    • 3.8 • 45 Ratings

This is The Booktopia Podcast, the original podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore.

Booktopia has been voted Australia's Favourite Bookshop and Australia's Best Online Bookshop. We love books, especially Australian ones.

This show feed is now no longer being updated. Booktopia now runs a brand new show, 𝙏𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙈𝙚 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙏𝙤 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙, which is now available on all major podcast platforms:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-me-what-to-read/id1625617572
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1d97mLxV5KGHvOi8hw0pV3
PodBean: https://tell-me-what-to-read-booktopia.podbean.com/page/1/
Audible/Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/00b2b696-3bb2-4607-8411-7101de27487f
TuneIn: http://tun.in/pllgx
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/97310105/
PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3353701
Listen Notes: https://lnns.co/b-khXRDLtOf
Deezer: https://deezer.com/show/3726497
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=706483
Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3969423
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/booktopiabooks

    Tell Me What To Read Has A Brand New Home!

    Tell Me What To Read Has A Brand New Home!

    We have a major announcement: Tell Me What To Read has new digs for our new season!

    This show feed is now no longer being updated. However our new show 𝙏𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙈𝙚 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙏𝙤 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙, is now available on all major podcast platforms:

    Subscribe: https://www.podbean.com/site/podcatcher/index/blog/aVz081fLPHj2

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tell-me-what-to-read/id1625617572
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1d97mLxV5KGHvOi8hw0pV3
    PodBean: https://tell-me-what-to-read-booktopia.podbean.com/page/1/
    Google Podcasts: Forthcoming
    Audible/Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/00b2b696-3bb2-4607-8411-7101de27487f
    Pandora: Forthcoming
    TuneIn: http://tun.in/pllgx
    iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/97310105/
    PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3353701
    Listen Notes: https://lnns.co/b-khXRDLtOf
    Podchaser: Forthcoming
    Deezer: https://deezer.com/show/3726497
    Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=706483
    Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3969423
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/booktopiabooks

    • 2 min
    Episode 42 - Brisbane Writers Festival - Book Discussion - Christine Leunens & Annabel Abbs

    Episode 42 - Brisbane Writers Festival - Book Discussion - Christine Leunens & Annabel Abbs

    This is Tell Me What To Read, the podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore. Join us for our bi-weekly show with episodes going out every Wednesday and Friday! Join us on Wednesdays as we speak to authors from Australia and around the world about their latest books, and hit us up on Fridays for the books that we are reading and recommending!

    This week, we sit down with for a special podcast. With us now being less than a week out from the start of the Brisbane Writers Festival, Nick sits down with authors Christine Leunens and Annabel Abbs to discuss their latest books, involvement in the festival, what they are most excited to see, and more.

    Events & Tickets: https://bwf.org.au/
    Author/Illustrator Series & Author/Editor Series (use the discount code BOOKTOPIA to get access to $10 tickets): https://bwf.org.au/whats-on/online-events
    Christine Leunens Events: https://bit.ly/3kqV7zv
    Annabel Abbs Events: https://bit.ly/3kqV5HT

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Christine Leunens - In Ambers Wake: https://bit.ly/3LohnWB
    Christine Leunens - Caging Skies: https://bit.ly/3LsXfCM
    Annabel Abbs - Windswept: https://bit.ly/3EWnJKD
    Annabel Abbs - The Joyce Girl: https://bit.ly/3LrsXQO
    Charlotte Wood - The Luminous Solution: https://bit.ly/3kgCuhX
    Katherine Mansfield - Full Collection: https://bit.ly/3vo4lD4
    Miro Bilborough - In the Time of the Manaroans: https://bit.ly/3rTeOEo
    Nick Wasiliev - When Men Cry: https://bit.ly/2VxhoiO

    *Producer's Note: Due to our team being in social isolation, the sound quality is more variable.

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Guest/s: Christine Leunens & Annabel Abbs
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 41 - Australian Stories - Hilde Hinton & Benjamin Stevenson

    Episode 41 - Australian Stories - Hilde Hinton & Benjamin Stevenson

    This is Tell Me What To Read, the podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore. Join us for our bi-weekly show with episodes going out every Wednesday and Friday! Join us on Wednesdays as we speak to authors from Australia and around the world about their latest books, and hit us up on Fridays for the books that we are reading and recommending!

    This week, we cover the latest in Australian fiction, as Ben sits down with Hilde Hinton, author of A Solitary Walk On The Moon, and Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone.

    Interviews In this podcast:
    Hilde Hinton - A Solitary Walk On The Moon: 0:50-18:53
    Benjamin Stevenson - Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone: 19:03-39:45

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Hilde Hinton - A Solitary Walk On The Moon: https://bit.ly/3rjuAIA
    Benjamin Stevenson - Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone: https://bit.ly/3LZXwwV

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Interviewer: Ben Hunter
    Guests: Hilde Hinton & Benjamin Stevenson
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 41 min
    Episode 40 - Breezy Reads - Emily Henry & Toni Jordan

    Episode 40 - Breezy Reads - Emily Henry & Toni Jordan

    This is Tell Me What To Read, the podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore. Join us for our bi-weekly show with episodes going out every Wednesday and Friday! Join us on Wednesdays as we speak to authors from Australia and around the world about their latest books, and hit us up on Fridays for the books that we are reading and recommending!

    This week, we discuss some of the best of fun, light, breezy reads, as Sarah sits down with Emily Henry, author of Book Lovers, and Ben sits down with Toni Jordan, author of Dinner with the Schnabels.

    *Producer's Note: Due to our team being in social isolation, the sound quality is more variable.

    Interviews In this podcast:
    Emily Henry - Book Lovers: 0:50-26:20
    Toni Jordan - Dinner with the Schnabels: 26:30-48:17

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Emily Henry - Book Lovers: https://bit.ly/3NTdGdp
    Toni Jordan - Dinner with the Schnabels: https://bit.ly/3Kd1RMH

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Interviewer: Sarah McDuling & Ben Hunter
    Guests: Emily Henry & Toni Jordan
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 49 min
    Episode 39 - Australian Non-Fiction - Indira Naidoo & Peter FitzSimons

    Episode 39 - Australian Non-Fiction - Indira Naidoo & Peter FitzSimons

    This is Tell Me What To Read, the podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore. Join us for our bi-weekly show with episodes going out every Wednesday and Friday! Join us on Wednesdays as we speak to authors from Australia and around the world about their latest books, and hit us up on Fridays for the books that we are reading and recommending!

    This week, we discuss some of the best new releases in Australian Non-Fiction, as Stefania sits down with Indira Naidoo, author of The Space Between The Stars, and Peter FitzSimons, author of The Opera House.

    WARNING: Indira's interview discusses topics of mental health, listener discretion is advised. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

    *Producer's Note: Due to our team being in social isolation, the sound quality is more variable.

    Interviews In this podcast:
    Indira Naidoo - The Space Between The Stars: 0:54-29:35
    Peter FitzSimons - The Opera House: 29:45-56:01

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Indira Naidoo - The Space Between The Stars: https://bit.ly/3JqS1G9
    Peter FitzSimons - The Opera House: https://bit.ly/3LGBNKp

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Interviewer: Stefania Capogna
    Guests: Indira Naidoo & Peter FitzSimons
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 57 min
    Episode 38 - The 2022 Stella Prize Shortlist Special

    Episode 38 - The 2022 Stella Prize Shortlist Special

    This is Tell Me What To Read, the podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore. Join us for our bi-weekly show with episodes going out every Wednesday and Friday! Join us on Wednesdays as we speak to authors from Australia and around the world about their latest books, and hit us up on Fridays for the books that we are reading and recommending!

    Today, we sit down for a special podcast! With the unveilling of the 2022 Stella Prize Shortlist, Nick sits down to chat with some of the incredible authors, poets and artists who have made the list.

    WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language and adult themes.

    The Stella Prize Shortlist:

    TAKE CARE by Eunice Andrada (Giramondo Publishing)
    Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen (University of Queensland Press)
    No Document by Anwen Crawford (Giramondo Publishing)
    Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down (Text Publishing)
    Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (Fantagraphics)
    Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki (Magabala Books)

    *Producer's Note: Due to our team being in social isolation, the sound quality is more variable.

    Check out what the judges had to say on the Stella Prize: https://bit.ly/3Dvhs7K

    Interviews In this podcast:
    Examination of Elfie Shiosaki's Homecoming: 2:06-4:24
    Evelyn Araluen - Dropbear: 4:36-20:06
    Lee Lai - Stone Fruit: 20:19-39:40
    Eunice Andrada - TAKE CARE: 39:53-1:01:18
    Jennifer Down - Bodies Of Light: 1:01:30-1:24:29
    Anwen Crawford - No Document: 1:24:38-1:53:17

    Books mentioned in this podcast:
    Elfie Shiosaki - Homecoming: https://bit.ly/3LxVmEw
    Evelyn Araluen - Dropbear: https://bit.ly/352d3sO
    Lee Lai - Stone Fruit: https://bit.ly/3JWIbg0
    Eunice Andrada - TAKE CARE: https://bit.ly/3JXz3YL
    Jennifer Down - Bodies Of Light: https://bit.ly/35tmbdH
    Anwen Crawford - No Document: https://bit.ly/2RFUyHr

    Host: Nick Wasiliev
    Interviewer: Nick Wasiliev
    Guests: Evelyn Araluen, Lee Lai, Eunice Andrada, Jennifer Down & Anwen Crawford
    Producer: Nick Wasiliev

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

foxymardy ,

Good but can be better

Love your content but the sound is terrible. I also appreciate Mark’s attempt at making jokes, I find them funny (and I would encourage him tbh) though his co hosts disagree. I can hear he’s trying but I think the chemistry is off, there’s a lot of forced laughing from cohosts, delayed reaction, people talking on top of each other, that makes it awkward to listen to. The flow should be better.

Dani.Vee ,

Literary Podcast

Thanks for having me on again! Had a blast as usual and nightmares about Book Fight! Thank you for letting me rave on about my favourite 2021 reads 🔥🔥🔥

Dani - Words & Nerds Podcast

J-Special ,

Poor audio quality and needs editing

The audio quality is terrible, it sounds like they’re recording inside a tin can. Really needs a good edit - cut out all the ummms and the prolonged sentences. Get to the point people! Not a good connection between the hosts - they are awkward and stilted.

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