Bookbabble Episode 2: Harry Potter News Correspondent

Apr 21, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 2: Harry Potter News Correspondent
Recorded 20 April 2008

Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
The significance of the Orange Prize for Fiction and Donny attempts to explain the perceived differences between male and female authors. The babblers disagree on Rowling’s decision to block the publication of a fan-created encyclopedia of Harry Potter’s universe, and ponders on the absolutely, incredibly difficult question of reading vs watching TV. Also in the menu: book blogs, a turkish writer’s quest for freedom of speech, and Jose Saramago.

Show Length: 52:58 mins

Important Notes:
– A couple of words unsuitable for young listeners towards the end. I think.
– I mention running times during the show, but the times are inaccurate, as I’ve edited stuff out.
– There’s a spoiler for the Hobbit, so if you haven’t read it yet, and intend to, please plug your ears (or unplug them, if you’re using earphones) at 40:41 for 5 seconds.

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Bookbabble Episode 1: Podcast Starting

Apr 14, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 1: Podcast Starting
Recorded 28 March 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny
Synopsis:
Inaugural episode! The cast is introduced, and starts off the projected weekly podcast on everything that a booklover would love to talk about in the world of reading. Here, the babblers talk about the the causes and effects of book banning, whether book lists or book charts barometers of what’s really good out there, and what Umberto Eco thinks about his bestsellers. Also find out the latest planned incarnation of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, and what Lars thinks about The Wheel of Time as he re-reads the series in preparation for the forthcoming Memory of Light.

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