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March 16, 2010

I’m adding some new links to the righthand sidebar, so I thought I’d give a quick overview of the what and why.

I listen to podcasts (audio and video) all the time now. It’s my radio. Lately I’ve come across one called Spark, produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC).  It’s great! All about technology and culture – the host Nora Young picks interesting and timely topics and holds solidly good interviews (nothing more uncomfortable to listen to than a bad interview). In good Web2.0 faith, the website bills itself thus: “Spark is a blog, radio show, podcast and an ongoing conversation about technology and culture. Spark is an online collaboration. Leave your thoughts, stories, and ideas here, and together we’ll make a radio show”.

Do any of you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites?

The second newest link is to The Royal Super Bibbatant (Finnish for librarian?). This blog is written by a former fellow student at the Royal School of Library and Information Studies here in Copenhagen, now a working woman. She writes about daily life in the Danish capital, but all in Swedish, so it’s only for the lucky few (or those who like Google translate).

If you like zines as much as I do then you’ll probably like the blog lower east side librarian, which is also the name of a zine the blogger Jenna Freedman writes. The blog talks a lot of zine culture and zines in libraries, but there are book reviews, interviews and other such stuff. Gotta get my hands on one of her zines.

Finally, and completely non-library related, is Moonshine Washingline. It’s a craft blog of a dear friend in New Zealand who makes the most wonderful hats.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sondre permalink
    March 16, 2010 4:02 pm

    I listen to some Norwegian podcasts from NRK P2. Also for the lucky few, since there is no Google Translate for sound yet…

  2. March 25, 2010 3:42 am

    On the topic of podcasts (library related)

    My program tends to record guest speakers (some on the famous side) that can be worthwhile: http://gslis.simmons.edu/podcasts/

    And my latest, laugh out loud podcast comes from Jessamyn West & Jenny Engstrom’s talk about the digital divide (from the viewpoint of librarians in the US) at SXSW Interactive. Freaking great & funny: http://audio.sxsw.com/2010/podcasts/031610i_HowTheOtherside.mp3

    🙂 dre

    • March 26, 2010 1:03 pm

      Ooooh! Nice! I’m about to do some international travel today (he he) and these receive top priority in my listening list.

  3. May 3, 2010 9:45 pm

    if you like comedy and irreverence, “The Best Show on WFMU” is a pretty good radio show. Fresh Air, from WHYY, is also classic.

    Hello from Portland!

  4. bibbanerd permalink
    September 16, 2010 6:36 pm

    I listen to a lot of podcast, mostly from Swedish radio. But also from BBC 4 and the New Yorker (fiction) and New york times (music popcast and sometimes science times). I’d like to find new interesting podcasts but I haven’t got the time to listen to them all. My absolute favorites are P3 kultur (swedish), really nerdy show made by a Finnish-swedish woman (my new role-model). And another one from swedish p3 Kropp och själ, this one is good for my pretend-doctor-degree. 😉

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