Bookbabble Episode 46: Swordplay with Swordskill – Chit-chat with Crystal Koo

Oct 10, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 46: Swordplay with Swordskill – Chit-chat with Crystal Koo
Recorded 21 Sept 2009

Babblers: Renee, Lone, Marcel, Donny with guests Gabriele Breder and Crystal Koo

Synopsis:
This week the group welcomes short story author Crystal Koo, joining us from Hongkong, while surprise guest Gabriele calls in from Frankfurt in this very interesting episode.  Crystal, Gabriele and the gang talk short fiction, and have Crystal field most of them, considering that she’s a published short fiction author.  Crystal reveals the subject of her undergrad thesis, and we get to talk a little about it too.  True to Bookbabble fashion, there are plenty of other things that gets into the mix as well, including, but not limited to, hellish office moves, Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol, Oktoberfest (which begins in September) and cute puppies.

Note: I was kidding about the cute puppies, but who knows, really?

Show Length: 1:38:28 mins

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[audio:http://m.podshow.com/media/17719/episodes/189346/bookbabbletheshow-189346-10-10-2009.mp3]

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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

Links:

 

[audio:http://m.podshow.com/media/17719/episodes/168226/bookbabbletheshow-168226-08-01-2009.mp3]

 

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