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#1 chesilbeach

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:05 PM

Does anyone else watch and listen to book programmes and podcasts?

I watch "The Book Show" on Sky Arts, plus I listen to:

BBC Radio 4 - Open Book, A Good Read and Book Club (all through iPlayer)
BBC Five Live - Book reviews on The Daily Mayo (Thursday afternoon via podcast).
BBC Radio 2 - Claudia Winkleman's Arts Show podcast - (often includes a book review or author interview)

If I run out of podcasts to listen to, I'll also download to the ABC Radio National Book Show podcast from Australia, but it's a daily programme, and if I've got other stuff to listen to, I'll probably stop downloading it for a while as I just end up with far too many to keep up with.

I like The Book Quiz on BBC Four, and keep an eye on the BBC Four television schedules as they sometimes have a documentary on a specific book or author, such as recently when one of the "Mark Lawson Talks To ..." programmes was an hour long interview with William Boyd, which was thoroughly enjoyable.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:12 PM

I used to regularly listen to OneWord Radio before it went belly up. It had some great stuff on it and I loved to have it on while I was surfing the net and catching up on the forum. I really miss it, actually. :friends0:

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

Does anyone else watch and listen to book programmes and podcasts?

I watch "The Book Show" on Sky Arts, plus I listen to:

BBC Radio 4 - Open Book, A Good Read and Book Club (all through iPlayer)
BBC Five Live - Book reviews on The Daily Mayo (Thursday afternoon via podcast).
BBC Radio 2 - Claudia Winkleman's Arts Show podcast - (often includes a book review or author interview)

If I run out of podcasts to listen to, I'll also download to the ABC Radio National Book Show podcast from Australia, but it's a daily programme, and if I've got other stuff to listen to, I'll probably stop downloading it for a while as I just end up with far too many to keep up with.

I like The Book Quiz on BBC Four, and keep an eye on the BBC Four television schedules as they sometimes have a documentary on a specific book or author, such as recently when one of the "Mark Lawson Talks To ..." programmes was an hour long interview with William Boyd, which was thoroughly enjoyable.


I've just started subscribing to 'Books and Authors' podcast from the BBC. I also have the 'Front Row' podcast from Radio 4. I keep forgetting to watch The Book Quiz but enjoy it when I do remember

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

I used to regularly listen to OneWord Radio before it went belly up. It had some great stuff on it and I loved to have it on while I was surfing the net and catching up on the forum. I really miss it, actually. :friends0:


I used to listen to OneWord too, Kell, and miss it. After it closed down they broadcast birdsong on a sort of loop thing for a while which was nice to listen to as well.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:28 PM

Chesilbeach, there's also a video podcast you can download of the ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, which is on once a month. They review two books each month. That's the only book-related show I watch.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:17 AM

Chesilbeach, there's also a video podcast you can download of the ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, which is on once a month. They review two books each month. That's the only book-related show I watch.


Thanks Kylie, I'll look out for that :motz:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:27 PM

I used to like Bookworm, on Sunday afternoons, and latterly Tuesday (or was it Wednesday?) evenings.

The Beeb should have a regular book program as part of its public service work!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

I thought I'd resurrect this thread, as I've started to listen to a couple of (new to me) podcasts that I'd thoroughly recommend.
 
Down The Rabbit Hole is a radio programme dedicated to children's books, from picture books, through middle grade and YA, and is hosted by author Katherine Woodfine.  It's a monthly programme (although there are some longer ones for special occasions I think), and have had lots of great children's authors and illustrators on.  They interview some authors, talk about favourite books on a theme sometimes, review some recent books, and recommend books due to be published in that month.
 
Secondly, I've started listening to the Book Shambles podcast with Josie Long and Robin Ince.  Each episode they have a guest, which could be an author, comedian, academic, even an astronaut, and they chat to them, and hopefully talk about some of their favourite books.  As the title suggests, it's very unstructured and the discussions can wander all over the place, but books are always at the heart of the discussions.  Just a warning, there can be some swearing and some adult discussions, politics always comes up, and I could totally understand if others hated it, but I really enjoy listening to it.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:44 PM

chelisbeach, I'm a podcast junkie. I find I would rather listen to a podcast than music. There's an app called "castbox" you can download pretty much any type of podcast. I've found some really nice book ones. I'm personally found of those that are centered around the UK. Its something about the podcasters that interest me. I love to imagine I'm doing walks around the country side and visiting ancient ruins. 



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:39 PM

I tend to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or talk radio programmes more than music too!  I used to listen to an American podcast from The Tattered Cover book store who used to podcast interviews with authors, but I must admit, I went through such a long spell of not knowing any of the authors, I gave up.  I might have to go and have a look and see if they're still doing them.  The majority of podcasts I listen to are BBC radio programmes, but I've started looking around a bit more, and the Down The Rabbit Hole and Book Shambles have been my favourites so far :)






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