Podcasts to inspire and improve your writing

Here at Writing NSW, we love listening to podcasts, especially when they are on writing! Have you been feeling a little uninspired, or just want to know more about your favourite authors? See the list below for our roundup of entertaining and insightful Australian writing podcasts.

Words and Nerds

Words & Nerds Podcast chats to authors exploring the social and political influences of the writing, the writing process and how literature has  the power to change the world.

You can listen on iTunes, Spotify  or Soundcloud.

Talking Aussie BooksTalking Aussie Books

If you’re keen to support the Australian publishing scene, then this podcast is perfect for you!​ Focussing entirely on fiction titles written by Australian authors, you’ll be surprised at the depth of talent right on our doorstep!

You can listen to the Talking Aussie Books podcast on Apple Podcasts or Soundcloud, or via the website here.

James and Ashley Stay at Home

Hosted by writer James McKenzie Watson and author Ashley Kalagian Blunt, this podcast focusses on writing and health, looking at both from a variety of angles.

Their episodes features interviews with a variety of Australian authors of fiction and non-fiction, such as Lee Kofman and Anna Downes.

You can listen to James and Ashley Stay at Home on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or via the website or any podcast app. 


Writes4Women is all about celebrating women’s voices and supporting women’s rights. It’s about writing the voice, reading the voice and being the voice. It’s where women are invited to take up as much space as they want and we do!

Every week co-hosts author, Pamela Cook and podcaster, Kel Butler interview an outstanding female, trans or non-binary author about their books, process and life.

You can listen to the Writes4Women podcast on Apple Podcasts or via the website here.

Better Reading Podcast

Established in 2017, Stories Behind the Story podcast takes listeners behind the scenes to hear about the dramatic personal experiences that inspire authors. Spotlighting everyone from debut authors to the biggest names in publishing, host Cheryl Akle’s wide ranging and engaging conversational style encourages authors to open up about themselves and their writing, making for fascinating listening.

You can listen to the Better Reading podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher

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