Bookbabble Episode 11: Helping Ourselves To The Secret

Jun 25, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 11: Helping Ourselves To The Secret
Recorded 25 June 2008
Babblers: Lars, Gem, Katherine, Donny
Synopsis:
The group talks about self-help books, and whether they are more stink than substance.  Lars braved the entirely of The Secret and gives a brilliant summary – in all of 5 seconds (nobody was counting, anyway).  Others in the discussion include diet books, art of being happy, tools for communications, etc.  Also, Donny highlights a software tool for poets.
Show Length:  49:04 mins
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Bookbabble Episode 10: Bad Leeks

Jun 18, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 10: Bad Leeks
Recorded 18 June 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny
Synopsis:
The group talks about award-winning books that seem to fall short of the expectations that follows recognition, why it’s not as easy as it seems (at least to us).  Find out why Bjorn loves leek so much, just before he explains his love for Pynchon.  Also, a quick update from our resident Harry Potter correspondent, Amazon sanctions authors, Lars’s quick discussion on Who Speaks for Islam by John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed, and Bjorn’s masterful treatment of a classic Swedish poem.

Show Length:
59:29 mins
Special Note: Hmm… let’s see… I forgot to chip in when everyone else said f**k.  I’ve got to take note of that.  Also, Lars mentioned this mysterious entity called ‘Beer Good’.
Links:
Amazon Sanctions Authors (Link from Glenda Larke)
Who Speaks for Islam – as highlighted by Lars in Bookbabble

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Bookbabble Episode 9: Iamb What Iamb – The Iambic Pentametre, that is.

Jun 13, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 9: Iamb What Iamb – The Iambic Pentametre, that is.
Recorded 13 June 2008
Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
The babblers talk poems!  An incredibly well-thought out podcast, filled with deliberate ponderings and critical analysis of the artform this episode is most certainly NOT.  Favourite poems get recited, emotions and thoughts that accompany them are shared.  Tidbits include a syair recital, a cheeky piece by Lars, serious one by Gem, an original by Donny, and a poetry textbook by Stephen Fry.  Also, the guys bring exciting ebook news to diehard ebook fan Gem.

Show Length:  45:24 mins

Special Note: Delicate ears should not listen at 2 points in the podcast, at the 42nd and 44th second mark.

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Bookbabble Episode 8: What you thought you knew about reading… is probably right.

Jun 5, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 8: What you thought you knew about reading… is probably right.
Recorded 5 June 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny, with special guest Katherine!
Synopsis:
Bookbabble has a guest!  The babblers are joined by a fellow bookworm Katherine aka Pontalba from New Orleans, as they all mull about how we experience the process that is book reading.  We took a little time to talk about a Nabokov fan’s view about The Original of Laura, a little about the new Bond novel, and dish a little dirt on book forums.
Show Length:  63:33 mins

 

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Bookbabble Episode 4: Ebooks? That’s doolally!

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Bookbabble Episode 4: Ebooks? That’s doolally!
Recorded 3 May 2008
Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
Lars invites the others to ponder on the importance of language, of the responsibilities of translators and of the English language’s propensity to adapt words from other languages into its own. Also discussed are the good and bad about ebooks, and if it could this be the future of reading. Discover Gem’s secret feelings for the Kindle. Other chitchat include finding love in the library, mobile bookstores and Donny’s book warehouse sales haul!

Show Length: 53:40mins

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