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JASelf

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Fantasy Author Podcasts
« on: December 02, 2011, 12:25:40 AM »
So far I'm following these three:
http://www.writingexcuses.com/
http://www.dragonpage.com/cover2cover/
http://www.theshareddesk.com/

Writing Excuses is the best use of time for podcasts IMHO. It's short and always has something good to say. Hosts are Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and Mary Robinette Kowal.

Cover to Cover is covering a lot of industry news, but they're switching into a kind of self-pub journal now. Hosts are Michael Stackpole and Michael R. Mennenga.

The Shared Desk is a bit too chatty for my taste, but I'm giving it another episode or two before I decide. They've only released 7 episodes so I want to give them time to adjust. Hosts are Phillipa Ballantine and Tee Morris.

I usually prefer podcasts to articles, probably because of the personal element to them.
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Offline AnneLyle

Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 11:06:58 AM »
I'm a big fan of Writing Excuses - I went back and downloaded all the archives :)

Angry Robot has a podcast which usually features an interview with one or two of its authors - they had a hiatus this autumn but are now back up and running. You might even get to hear yours truly on there some day!

http://angryrobotbooks.com/ar-tv/podcasts/ (Episodes #1 and #2, plus links to podcasts from other sources)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/angry-robot-books/id385752152 (Episode #3 onwards)
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Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 12:54:48 PM »
Me and Paul are doing a Podcast, we were meant to launch it earlier this year, but instead are looking to launch it from January, once a month throughout the year. Anyone who is interested keep watch, should be fun :)
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Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 11:20:03 PM »
I'll definitely look forward to it.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 08:55:11 PM »
I'll admit, I was being selfish when I started this thread. I was hoping there was a wealth of podcasts out there just for writers. Also I should mention this one:

http://isbw.murlafferty.com/

"I Should Be Writing" is the earliest of writing podcasts. I like Mur, but again it's a bit long and rambly for me. If I spent more time driving I'd probably follow it, but I usually end up wishing I was writing during that time instead (irony?). She's interviewed basically everyone under the sun, so the archives are a great resource as well.

Offline Michael Sullivan

Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 01:51:16 PM »
All good choices.  Here are some more for your listening enjoyment:

Dead Robot's Society
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Offline Tim Ward

Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 03:31:18 AM »
Author podcasts like the ones mentioned above were extremely helpful to encouraging my dreams to be a writer. Thank you Michael for recommending mine! I've had some trouble with my host not pointing audiotim.com to AudioTim's new location timothycward.com/podcasts. (Itunes and RSS)

Here are a few more to add to your list: (The link under show name is the feed I subscribe to, the link at the end may just be the show page)

Get Published Michell Plested, host, has done this for years, and is set to have his YA novel Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero published by 5 Rivers. He gets great guests to talk about the process of getting published. Very inspirational and informative show. http://www.michellplested.com/category/getpublished/

Roundtable Podcast New show, hosted by Dave Robison and Brion Humphrey, a long time theatre geek and English teacher respectively. They have great chemistry, and I love the format. They pick super pros to host, do a 20 minutes with discussing craft, then an hour or so with a guest writer brainstorming that writer's novel idea. The surprising thing is, even though they aren't brainstorming your story, you still pick up a handful of applicable tips. http://www.roundtablepodcast.com/

Speculate! I'm new to this one, but they have over 40 episodes. So far, I like how they do separate episodes for discussing the story, the craft, and then interviewing the author. Hosted by two published authors, and very well done. http://www.speculatesf.com/blog/

The Once and Future Podcast Anton Strout is a Fantasy author and gamer who also works for Penguin, so he's got insider knowledge. He's funny and puts on a good show. My favorite episode of his so far was the interview with Myke Cole. http://blog.antonstrout.com/

Galley Table Podcast Flying Island Press has roundtable discussions on different topics each week. http://flyingislandpress.com/flagship/category/podcast/

SF Signal Hugo Award nominated podcast. Quality interviews and discussions. http://www.sfsignal.com/

Odyssey Writers SF/F Workshop Short segments taken from their workshops focused on writing topics. Great information. http://www.sff.net/odyssey/podcasts.html

Fiction Addict Quality interviews and book reviews. http://fictionaddict.com/category/podcast/

Pendragon Variety Podcast Variety of different writing topics. http://pendragonvariety.com/

Holy Worlds Podcast Podcast I helped start for the Holy Worlds forum. http://holyworlds.posterous.com/

The Seekrit Project Scott Roche, habitual multi-tasker, hosts this (I think it's his fifth podcast) http://www.theseekritprojekt.com/
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Offline AnneLyle

Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 04:48:11 AM »
Roundtable Podcast New show, hosted by Dave Robison and Brion Humphrey, a long time theatre geek and English teacher respectively. They have great chemistry, and I love the format. They pick super pros to host, do a 20 minutes with discussing craft, then an hour or so with a guest writer brainstorming that writer's novel idea. The surprising thing is, even though they aren't brainstorming your story, you still pick up a handful of applicable tips. http://www.roundtablepodcast.com/

I'm on this one later this month - had a blast recording it last weekend!
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Offline Tim Ward

Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 02:23:45 PM »
I found a new podcast. The First Million Words Podcast has been going for a couple months, and has interviewed Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Michael J. Sullivan, and Rachel Aaron. I'm still working my way through, but so far they're going a fine job.

By way of discussion, since I'm a podcaster assessing the format of my show, what do you enjoy listening to in podcasts? What makes you unsubscribe?
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Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2012, 08:58:50 PM »
I'd say the #1 thing that makes me unsubscribe is when the hosts ramble on about things that aren't related to the theme of the podcast. I especially hate inside jokes that aren't from the podcast.

The #2 thing would be when the podcast promises another episode, then it doesn't come, and doesn't come, more promises, more waiting... :(

Offline animal74

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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 06:56:27 AM »
I highly recommend the Odyssey Workshop podcasts.  I've listened to most of them and some of them many times.  They are actual snippets of guest lecturers during their annual six-week(?) workshops so while short, the snippets are wonderful teachings for writers from authors, publishers, agents, etc.  Many writers have been published after taking the course (James Maxey for one, and I believe Carrie Vaughn as well).
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Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 12:40:59 PM »
It's been some time since I posted this, so an update is in order.

I quit The Shared Desk. It was too much chatter.

Dragon Page: Cover to Cover hasn't released anything since early this year. Don't know if it's dead or not. (They say not, but in the last episode they promised not to podfade.)

I still follow Writing Excuses, but it feels like they are beyond running out of topics.

Offline Elisa Nuckle

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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 09:09:29 AM »
The only one of these I follow is Writing Excuses, and even then, I only recently heard about them and am going through their backlist of podcasts. Lots of material.

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 10:46:32 AM »
I listen to a LOT of fantasy podcasts now but the one that got me started was http://swordandlaser.com/

Hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt they upload about once a week and discuss a monthly book pick interspersed with author interviews and random topics of discussion. This podcast is really easy to digest and while I don't often read along with the book club picks I enjoy the discussion anyway. They also recently got their youtube show kickstarted http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChYQtdE2vqcvElhFrQwNxTg

Even after discovering loads more podcasts I still subscribe to this one and look forward to it every week. :)
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Re: Fantasy Author Podcasts
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2014, 09:06:47 PM »
I love listeing to writing excuses as they always talk about so much in so little time.

Another podcast that i have just started following is Tor's podcast www.tor.com/features/series/rocket-talk-podcast

They have a different feature each week, the feature on the stormlight archives well worth a listen.
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