I Love Podcasts
I love podcasts. Great for passing the time at work, doing chores or exercising. The best way to describe it is talk radio for my generation and instead of conservative shock jocks I can listen to a wide variety of personalities and topics.
I listen to several SF or geek themed podcasts including Kevin Smith’s network of podcasts (Fat Man on Batman, Babble-On, Smodcast), HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast, Nerdist, Rooster Teeth, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, SF Signal and Twilight Histories. I was even a guest on the Dissecting Worlds podcast.
Recently I have been getting into audio fiction podcasts. Short stories can be fun to read, but listening to a talented reader tell a story is a completely different experience. I also like the extra filter stories have to go through. Most audio fiction podcast I listen to are usually attached to a print magazine (for example Lightspeed) so the stories need to go through more than one filter before I can listen to them on my iPod. This means the quality of stories is better then what you usually find in an anthology.
There are, however, the occasional disappointment. I guess I just don’t like second person narratives.
Synthetic Voices is a recent find that lists some of the better stories of past months. A quick listen with good recommendations. Think of it as a nexus to the multiverse.
Hopefully one day I will create my own podcast. Maybe I will use it to promote AH Weekly Update or my own fiction. Anyone else interested in starting a podcast should check out this article.
(Note: Sorry I didn’t link to all of the podcasts mentioned, but if you Google them you will find what you are looking for.)