Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weekly Geeks: Book Podcasts

WG_Sticky[5] Wow, it’s a long time since I did a Weekly Geeks post – or much of anything at all on the blog really. But this was a topic that I felt I could make a useful post about, so here I am.

Dewey worded it this way, "find and review a link to a book podcast." I'm modifying this just a bit and am asking you to share with us a podcast you love, preferably book related, but not necessarily so. Give us the link, of course, and share with us details about that podcast and why you enjoy it so much. If you have a couple or three favorites, share them all!

I’ve skimmed around the blogs that have responded and neither of my favourite book podcasts have shown up, so I’m going to share them here.

  • Dragon Page: Cover to Cover
    Your hosts, Mike and Mike, cover fantasy and science fiction, with author (and occasionally publisher) interviews, book reviews, commentary, feedback and a library section. Both are very into ebooks and developing technologies, so those are often discussed which, personally, I find fascinating. I don’t always agree with them, but they’re always interesting to listen to.
  • Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing
    As the title suggests, another SF podcast, although fantasy is equally covered. Your host, Sean, has recently moved and taken on a new job, so episodes are currently sporadic, but always worth the time it takes to listen.

I also listen to a bunch of other podcasts that are not book related and two good ones are Astronomy Cast, which is excellent and Cadmium2 where three friends discuss British Cult TV and Film (with a particular focus on classic Doctor Who) amidst a fair bit of banter and laughing. These two are very different, the first fairly formal and the second definitely not, but both are very enjoyable.

3 comments:

Kelly & Marg said...

Hi Kerry! Thanks for signing up for the Advent Calendar. I was wondering if you could email me your email address? Thanks!

VirtualAdvent (at) gmail (dot) com

orannia said...

Ahhh *embarrassed* - I have to admit to lookin up podcast on Wikipedia. They sound interesting...once I have my new computer and broadband *rubs hands with glee*

Dreamybee said...

This does add some nice variety to the podcast recommendations so far!