Get Your Book Festival Podcasts Here!

The eighth annual National Book Festival (Sept. 27, 2008) has an outstanding lineup of authors, and I’ve been having the privilege of interviewing several of them for podcasts.

The subscription link is here.

I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I have to disclose that I have been doing my own audio engineering (with practically zero training) on new equipment.  The good news is that the new equipment should significantly increase our capacity to do podcasts.  The bad news is that the first few I recorded weren’t quite so, um, “polished” as more recent ones.  There is a bit of “clipping” in parts, and I sometimes sound like I’m speaking into a coffee can.

Please bear with it, though.  I’ve found every one of the authors with whom I’ve spoken fascinating, and there are some great ones yet to come.


  1. Justin Thorp
    July 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Any chance the podcasts will become available via iTunes?

  2. Talking Books Librarian
    July 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing the interviews! It must be exciting to get to interview some of the authors!

  3. Ricky Alberta
    July 23, 2008 at 2:43 am

    I second the first comment… when will the podcasts be available via itunes?

  4. FreshFor88
    July 24, 2008 at 2:38 am

    This will be a great opportunity to meet writers from all over the world.

    I will see you there!

  5. Matt Raymond
    July 24, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Funny you should mention that. Should be very soon!

  6. DC Web Designer
    July 29, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    You may want to check out the guys at, they’re tech experts out of California that talk about technology.

    When they started podcasting they had very low tech gear but their shows sounded pretty good. I know they wrote about it and periodically talk about podcasting latest and greatest techniques. And, no, I have no affiliation with them. I’m an east coast guy :) but I always recommend checking them out, they’re fantastic.

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