Archive for the ‘Podcast’ category

Five Questions: Patrick Mader (Audio)

May 30, 2007

packy1.jpgRecently, I had a chance to speak with Northfield author Patrick Mader about his latest book, Oma Finds a Miracle. Mr. Mader and I chatted following the release party for his book. You can listen to this exclusive interview by clicking below or by subscribing to the River City Books podcast via iTunes (see sidebar at right). Thanks to Mr. Mader for obliging my five questions.

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Listen to Strayed Discuss ‘Torch’

February 20, 2007

strayed21.JPGAh-ha — we have audio! Just click below (or subscribe via iTunes) to listen to Cheryl Strayed, author of the acclaimed novel Torch, read from and discuss her book. Strayed appeared Sunday night at the Northfield Arts Guild as part of the Northfield Reads! community-wide book club.

I wasn’t sure my otherwise trusty iPod would do the trick, but sure enough. Enjoy!

Listen Up

September 7, 2006

I think I’ve mentioned in the past that, probably more than most birds you know, I enjoy listening to author interviews. Well, I just stumbled upon another Book Sense store that produces author podcasts and thought I would pass along the show’s link in case any of you kind readers also use MP3 players to augment your enjoyment of books.

River City on the Fly

May 16, 2006

I only have basic cable — don’t even have CNN headline news, that’s how basic. I was the last one in the nest to get a DVD player. Heck, I don’t even know what TiVo is. But there is one new-fangled gadget I have taken to and that’s my MP3 player. You might think it difficult to listen to headphones while zipping through the air, but try it sometime … you’ll be surprised.

My favorite aspects of MP3-type players are the ability to subscribe — for free — to podcasts and to listen to audio books. It’s so easy, too, even a canary can do it. All you do is plug in and you’re ready to fly.

I am pleased to report that River City Books has its own podcast, River City Ruminations. To subscribe, free of charge, either search in iTunes or, and this is even more handy, click the link on the iTunes icon on the right-hand side of this page (about half-way down).

Say, before I hit the sky, I’d like to thank to this local company for help provided during the process of setting up the RCBlog and River City Ruminations. I also appreciate the post to one of my favorite sites (in addition to this one, of course).