Radio and literature I. Literary programs of today's radio

The radio has always been there. In good and bad. In these times that have touched us, it has not failed either. His relationship with literature has also been important. From the first radio soap operas to those horror stories and the current technology of podcast downloadable audio files of varied themes, their future of symbiosis is still assured. This is a review to some of the literary programs that we can find.

Radio programs

The blue station

Directed and presented by Ignacio Elguero. In RNE. Sundays from 15:00 p.m. to 16:00 p.m.

With almost 20 years on the air there it continues with the aim of continuing to bring literature closer to citizens, as well as continuing to be a meeting place for lovers of reading. Readers are the protagonists and also the reading diffusion and books. They deal with everything: fiction, short stories, novels, poetry, interviews, polls, and reports. And they also have their space dedicated to children.

The basic library

Directed and presented by Esther de Lorenzo. On Radio 5. Sundays at 11:10 am

Search recover the sense of the reading and select the basic ones that are part of our entire cultural heritage.

the little one

Directed and presented by Leticia Audibert. On Radio 5. Mondays at 16.55:18.11 p.m. and Sundays at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m..

They find and give children's and youth literature proposals so that everyone interested in getting children and young people interested in reading knows where to start looking.

Paper bubbles

With more than 30 years on the air, Félix Linares and Kike Martín. as, they run this novelties and writers literature program.

Sand Books

Directed and presented by Susana Santaolalla. On Radio 5. Wednesdays from 16:00 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. Also on National Radio, Monday through Friday from 22:30 p.m. to 23:00 p.m.

A literary space of 30 minutes where you can find all genres and styles, from classics, new figures and novelties.

Paper stories

Directed and presented by Manuel Pedraz. Sundays from 13:45 p.m. to 14:00 p.m. at RNE Andalucía.

Program like reading promotion supplement of RNE in Andalusia. It was born in 1993. It usually includes a interview, the review of two novelties literature, a broader one with which the program opens and a shorter one on the cover, and the recommendation of a listener through a letter.

The many books

Directed and presented by Macarena Berlin. On Cadena Ser. Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:30 hours.

With interviews to authors and sections of in-depth reading of a work of universal literature by Fran Pastor, information journalistic that gives Antonio Rubio or biographies novels to which the writer gives voice Espido freire.

Literary podcast

They have made a more than large gap in content consumption created and issued over the internet. Some of them are these:

The pretty milana

Radio program of reading promotion created in 2010 by a group of journalism students from the University of Valladolid (Víctor Gutiérrez, Samuel Regueira, Ignacio Pillonetto and Sergio Pascual). Every week they analyze a classic of world literature.

Literal minds

They're already going through chapter 60 and he's got a periodicity approximately two weeks. They carry it Ana and Mixtega, Both of you passionate about literature who created it for book lovers like them. They are dedicated to commenting on the books they read in the form of conversation.

Its chapters are usually quite long, with some of more than an hour, which perhaps can take a little back. But believe very good atmosphere and, in any case, you can choose to listen to what interests you the most.


With a more casual style and underground there is this podcast in the format of interviews with writers. It is carried by the cartoonist Darius Adanti and the writer Alba Carballal and was born on the online platform Phi Beta Lambda. They are programs more than an hour long usually.

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