Stumbled on to a great podcast called Literary Friction hosted by Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and her friend Octavia Bright, an academic. This monthly podcast features an author and the show is usually centered on some kind of theme. There are discussion and music to boot. Some interesting writers I saw featured include Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sally Rooney, Guy Gunaratne, Leila Slimani and many others. Conversations typically go up to an hour or so.
Check it out and wise yourself up.