Discover Audiobooks and Their Podcast Counterparts

If you’re an avid audiobook listener and you found an audiobook that you totally loved, but now you’re sad that it’s over, this is for you! And for podcast lovers who want more from their favorite hosts, this is for you too!

Team Audiobooks and Team Podcasts unite for this list of audiobooks and their podcast counterparts. If you loved the audiobook, you’ll definitely enjoy the podcast, and vice versa! Plus, did you know that you can listen to all of these podcasts in our app for free if you’re an subscriber? It’s true. Keep reading to see what piques your interest!

Audiobook: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, narrated by Gillian Flynn, Gabra Zackman, Patton Oswalt
Podcast: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: The Podcast

If you tore through I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (as most of us did), then you’ll definitely want to check out I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: The Podcast. The podcast gives you the story behind the publication of the book and features interviews with some of the people involved like McNamara’s husband, Patton Oswalt, and more.

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Audiobook: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, narrated by Brené Brown
Podcast: Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

Named one of the best books of the year by Bloomberg, Dare to Lead shares the tools anyone can use to step up and brave leadership. Now, Brené Brown has launched her own podcast called Unlocking Us, which is a real, unpolished, and honest podcast that reflects the madness and the messiness of what it means to be human.

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Audiobook: The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny, narrated by Nora McInerny
Podcast: Terrible, Thanks for Asking

You may have heard of Nora McInerny from her popular podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking where she talks honestly about pain, awkwardness, and being human. If you’re a fan of her podcast, The Hot Young Widows Club is for you. In a span of a week, McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. In her book she provides a caring roadmap for those dealing with the loss of a loved one or even just going through a difficult time in life.

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Audiobook: The World of Lore by Aaron Mehnke, narrated by Aaron Mehnke
Podcast: Lore

The Lore podcast has been around for a while, and has provided us with dark historical tales, which feature mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Now, not only has Lore been adapted into a TV show, but its tales are also available in a book series too! There are a lot (and we mean a lot) of Lore episodes to work through, so if you’re just looking for a few great stories, check out The World of Lore audiobook series.

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Audiobook: Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt, narrated by Michael Hyatt
Podcast: Lead to Win

Free to Focus from New York Times bestselling author, Michael Hyatt, touches on productivity and how to achieve more by doing less. If your productivity was revolutionized by Hyatt’s three-step system, then you’ll want to get your ears on Lead to Win. In this podcast, Hyatt talks about how to succeed in your personal development, self-leadership, team leadership, and just winning at work and life in general.

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Audiobook: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty, narrated by Caitlin Doughty
Podcast: Death in the Afternoon

If you’re curious about death then you may know Caitlin Doughty from her Ask a Mortician web series where she talks about death practices, death in different cultures, and answers viewer questions. In her book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Doughty offers a new perspective on death while simultaneously relaying an unusual coming-of-age story of her journey into the world of the macabre. If you’re still itching for more, check out her podcast Death in the Afternoon where Doughty, Louise Hung, and Sarah Chavez dispel myths about death and dead bodies and hopefully make you less afraid of the inevitable.

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10 Audiobooks for People Who Love Podcasts

Calling all podcast lovers! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 audiobooks and their related podcasts. Check out the list below and let us know which ones are your favorite:












Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Gary Vaynerchuk

Podcast: The #AskGaryVee Show

In his book Rainbow Comes and Goes, Gary Vaynerchuk draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to answer questions about entrepreneurship, family businesses and social media marketing.  Listen to his talks on-the-go with podcast adaptations of the original hit show.











Jump by Steve Harvey

Podcast: Steve Harvey Morning Show

Steve Harvey shares daily words of wisdom with listeners on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. In his novel, Jump, Harvey expands on his daily words of wisdom by providing spiritual support, comfort, or guidance to anyone in need.












Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book by Bobby Bones

Podcast: Bobbycast

Voice of Country Radio, Bobby Bones, talks about growing up with a young addicted mother, a father who abandoned him at the age of five and being raised by his grandmother in his book, Bare Bones. On the Bobbycast, listen to him interview guests from the comfort of his own home.












Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach

Podcast: Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach

In Forward, Abby Wambach recounts how she lead her soccer team to its recent World Cup Championship and has become an advocate for women’s rights. On her podcast, Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, she shares her opinion on the latest topics in the world of sports.












How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living by Rob Bell

Podcast: The RobCast

In his novel, How to Be Here, Rob Bell helps readers define and follow their dreams. Similarly, on his podcast series, The RobCast, he provides support and insight to listeners and shares uplifting life advice.












Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years by D.L. Hughley

Podcast: The Hughley Truth

Black Man, White House, is perhaps one of the most satirical and honest portrayals of the American politics today. On the Hughley Truth, listen to the author’s uncensored opinion on current news, social issues and popular culture.












It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

Podcast: Terrible, Thanks for Asking

In her novel, It’s Okay to Laugh, Nora McInerny Purmort explores the universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. On her podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, she explores similar topics in a funny/sad/uncomfortable manner.












Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry

Podcast: Serial

Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.  Since arrested, Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has believed wholeheartedly in his innocence. In this novel, she reexamines the investigation from her own view-point.  Rabia also contacted producer, Sarah Koenig, from This American Life, who turned Adnan’s story into an award winning podcast series and shed new light on the case.












Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling by Vincent K. McMahon, Scott E. Williams, Paul O’Brien, Jim Ross and Steve Austin

Podcast: The Ross Reports

Slobberknocker isn’t just a wrestling story. It’s a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams. Jim Ross has held various jobs in the wrestling business, from being a wrestler himself, to calling matches, to consoling contestants. In his latest novel, he shares never-before-told stories about wrestling stars and the politics of the wrestling world.  Similarly, on his weekly podcast, he shares his knowledge of today’s wrestling stars and their story lines.












Unqualified by Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

Podcast: Anna Faris is Unqualified

In her latest novel, Unqualified, Anna Faris has plenty of lessons to share: Advocate for yourself. Know that there are wonderful people out there and that a great relationship is possible. Her podcast offers listeners “romantic advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types.”