Episode 63: The iPad, Dante’s Hell And Ribena Berry Nipples

Feb 26, 2010 by

Bookbabble Episode 63: The iPad, Dante’s Hell And Ribena Berry Nipples
Recorded 8 Feb 2010
Babblers: Gem, Lone, Marcel, Bjorn and Donny

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The crew welcomes a visit from our favourite English farmer (Gem) as they discuss the recently announced iPad, and all the jokes that come with it.  Also, Marcel brings our attention to Electronic Arts’s new Dante’s Inferno, based on Dante’s classic of the same name.  Is having a half-naked monk killing monsters in the depths of hell a brilliant idea?  Also, Terry Pratchett and euthanasia, and find out what the Odyssey has in common with scantily-clad berries.

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Show Length: 1:28:36

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Bookbabble Episode 55: Christmas Gifts!

Dec 7, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 55: Christmas Gifts!

Recorded 30 Nov 2009
Babblers: Lone, Marcel, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

The group talks about Christmas gifts – books we’d like to give people, and what we’d like to receive.  We covered Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many books, and a toaster.  Also, find out what Doraemon and Renee’s handbag have in common (hint: it’s not the colour).

Show Length: 1:35:20 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 47: Music & Literature

Oct 12, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 47: Music & Literature
Recorded 5 October 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Lone, Donny

 

Synopsis:

The babblers talk about the influence of books on musicians, books by musicians, books on music, music on books, and other permutations of the theme.  Somehow we managed to fit Bill Clinton and Viggo Mortensen’s hot body (don’t ask) into this as well.

Also, Bjorn’s experience in a book festival pitching ebook tech, and find out who’s the worse drummer ever in a metal band.

 

Show Length: 1:38:28 mins

 

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Bookbabble Episode 28: It could have been so much better!

Mar 14, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 28: It could have been so much better!

Recorded 15 March 2009

Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

This week’s topic is about authors who suck over time; examples of writers who start off their careers with a bang, but slowly whimper and choke as their output quality deteriorate over time.  The babblers discusses why this happens, and touch on authors who do not suck as they go along.  Also, Donny talks about an attempt to improve on a timeless Jane Austen classic with, uhm, something you might not expect.

Show Length: 63:50 mins

Authors mentioned in show:

  • Stephen King
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Paul Auster
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • Thomas Pynchon
  • Philip Roth
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Gore Vidal
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Agatha Christie
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Harper Lee
  • Frank Herbert
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Robert Jordan
  • Jim Butcher

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Note: There’s a bit of static when I speak, and I apologize for that.  Looks like I may have to start investing in a professional mic… (or just a professional to replace me).

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