Archive for the ‘radio’ Category

Non-fiction variety

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
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I got into podcasts through the literary craft-friendly ones like Craftlit and Forgotten Classics, (both often referred to here) and I now seem to be downloading hours’ worth every day of many different types and topics.(Why no, I can’t really keep up!) It was actually Julie on Forgotten Classics (in the USA, ironically enough) who pointed out that RTE are podcasting their documentary archive, including old and new works. Having grown up in Ireland I appreciate the local references, and sometimes it’s good to be able to discuss programmes with my mother that she’s heard on the radio, but these are so very varied that anyone could find some to interest them.

More ongoing inspiration

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

NaBloPoMo Jan2011I’m strongly considering trying for daily posting beyond January. NaBloPoMo is great for manageable monthly goals, but WordPress has now set up a year-long challenge, over at Daily Post, to either Post-A-Day or Post-A-Week. I’m pretty sure I won’t get to 365 posts (and I’d rather get to 365 books), but we can only try! (Let’s try, though, for more posting about actual topics other than whether or not I’m blogging and why I’m reading the same books over and over…

And now for something a bit more interesting…

So, what do people think about The Archers 60th Anniversary special? I amn’t as upset as some of the fans, but killing off Nigel was, in my opinion, gratuitous as well as clumsily done. Monday’s first reaction episode was far better, but that’s precisely because the actors and characters have been there a long time and have emotional depth; killing the characters off for pure sensation is simply annoying.

And yes, here I am blogging about something I’ve never discussed here before, and I will still be listening for now (via the podcast), so on some level this has worked to get me among so many others talking about it, but I’m still annoyed.