Currently, the only podcasts I listen to with any regularity are Coverville (see this posting on why I dig it), Ebert and Roeper and NPR on the Movies. Those podcasts have, however, opened me up to listening to some audio books. I listened to Steven King’s Bag of Bones, read by the author. I’m not ashamed to say that it creeped the hell out of me. Mr. King has a, uh, distinctive voice.
A couple of colleagues have emailed me recently and asked me to plug podcasts. I’ve given them only a cursory listen, and they sound compelling enough to pass on to those who might be interested:
- Monique sent along
her new Raincoast Book initiative: author podcasts. This seems like a natural
fit, as it’s essentially a free, virtual reading. Here’s the
announcement and here’s the
- Monsieur Scoble
is in Ireland at the moment, and Tom
an interview with him. Tom notes "Robert talked about the advantages
of blogging for businesses, attention data and about social software, kind
of as a preview to his addresses at the IT@Cork Annual Conference’.
A series of 30 minute interviews with directors, actors, etc. being interviewed
by good Variety reporters — this isn’t talk show style. They’re talking in
front of an audience who has just seen their film, so it’s pretty insightful.
Good stuff, especially if you like finding out about the process of film making.
I haven’t listened yet, but it sounds like a promising, very un-Entertainment