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 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 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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