Bookbabble Episode 40: The Incredibly Unprepared Discussion on the Google Book Search Copyright Settlement

Aug 1, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 40: The Incredibly Unprepared Discussion on the Google Book Search Copyright Settlement
Recorded 27 July 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Lone, Marcel, Donny

 

Synopsis:
The babblers look at the Google Book Search settlement case, and discuss the fate of books that are out of print, but still in copyright (known as orphan works).  Orphan works are currently a part of the books that are being digitized in libraries around the world under the Google Library Project and made available for searching under Google’s Book Search website.  The babblers are not incredibly prepared with this topic (because it was a surprise! Sort of…), but still managed to get an hour of chitchat out of this.  This could be either because we’re naturally intelligent and analytical, or we just like to talk.

 

Show Length: 73:46 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 39: There’s Gonna Be A Movie Based on The Asteroids Videogame!

Jul 24, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 39: There’s Gonna Be A Movie Based on The Asteroids Videogame!
Recorded 20 July 2009
Babblers: Renee, Lone, Lars, Donny

Synopsis:

The groups discusses books-related movies that either just opened or are around the corner.  We go off on a little tangent, as we usually do BB-style, as we uncover upcoming, jaw-dropping gems in the movie industry.

 

Show Length: 55:24 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 35: Deconstructing The Dan Brown Code

May 27, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 35: Deconstructing the Dan Brown Code
Recorded 24 May 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny with guest Lone Christensen

Synopsis:

The babblers are once again graced by yet another guest, and this time, Lone Christensen from Copenhagen joins the madness!  In this episode, the babblers talk about Dan Brown – if you ever was uncertain where we stood with him, well, let’s just say this episode clears things up.  In conjunction with the release of the new Angels & Demons movie, the babblers say why Dan Brown is such a polarizing figure, why he generates so much attention, what he’s good at and what he isn’t.  The the books (book?) he used as research, the trial, the works.  Also, Bookbabble-approved Dan Brown alternatives.  Plus, Irene postulates that with enough alcohol, anyone can get through a bad book, and Lone singles out a couple of people you’d want to pay attention to in the movie.

 

Show Length: 86:24 mins

 

Note: The babblers make clear of their love and affection for Mr Brown in language that perhaps younger audiences won’t really appreciate.

 

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Bookbabble Episode 34: Hard Times for Literature in Schools

May 22, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 34: Hard Times for Literature in Schools
Recorded 17 May 2009
Babblers:
Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny with guest Emma Sutcliffe

Synopsis:

The babblers are joined by a guest today, the affable Emma Sutcliffe from Blackburn, England, as they talk about literature that is part of the school syllabus.  What’s being taught in schools in the babblers’ countries, whether it needs to be changed and why.  Plus, Emma spills on the book that scarred her during her schooling years.

Show Length: 86:24 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 33: Much Ado About Shakespeare

May 3, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 33: Much Ado About Shakespeare
Recorded 3 May 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:
The episode every Shakespeare fan will wish they were here.  Passion coming through pretty clearly for the babblers who turn into the bard’s fanboys, talking from personal viewpoints about what makes Shakespeare great and why you should read him.  If you have even a passing interest in Shakespeare, you’ll want this episode. Trust me.

Show Length: 79:42 mins

Note: Around the time Bjorn explains Macduff’s “was from his mother’s womb untimely ript” in his final encounter with Macbeth in a more modern fashion, close delicate ears for half a nanosecond.

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