I'm setting up my media library to contain music, movies, shows, audio podcasts, radio dramas, and audiobooks.

I would like audio podcasts, radio dramas, and audiobooks to be in the same category, but I can't think of any term that includes all three. (The closest I can think of is Non-Music Audio.)

Is there any good collective term for audio podcasts, radio dramas, and audiobooks?

  • (Audio) recordings?
    – Tushar Raj
    Jul 6, 2015 at 15:46
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    Maybe Audio (Voice) as opposed to Audio (Music) and Video
    – Avon
    Jul 6, 2015 at 15:53
  • Okay, I think that's right, this is a duplicate. Thanks!
    – IBPX
    Dec 6, 2015 at 19:38

2 Answers 2


Spoken Audio / Spoken Word / Humanoid Sounds

  • Thank you! I'd upvote, but I'm brand new on this community, low rep.
    – IBPX
    Jul 6, 2015 at 16:10
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    "Humanoid Sounds" could include a whole lotta other non-verbal sounds! lol! Jul 6, 2015 at 16:13
  • A little more detail (e.g., establishing the actual currency of these terms for this thing, preferably with links) would make this a better answer. "Spoken Word" for instance, is a long-established hypernym for this genre of recorded sound, but of late the term seems to have been applied to a vogue in poetry (not to be confused with Vogon poetry--but then, maybe on second thought . . .), to the point where the Wikipedia article of that name uses that sense. Jul 6, 2015 at 16:26

Narrative recordings:


1 : something that is narrated : story, account


: to say the words that are heard as part of (a movie, television show, etc.) and that describe what is being seen :

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