For this Sunday night update post I’d like to talk about recent podcasts I’ve really been enjoying. Instead of listening to audiobooks, I’ve been listening to SFF centered podcasts. I downloaded all of these on the iPhone podcast app but I will be providing a link below where to find it online too. The following is a list of podcasts I have been enjoying lately with the episode I liked the most:
Coode Street Podcast Episode 283: Michael Swanwick and Kij Johnson and the Craft of Short Fiction: This episode is recorded live at MidAmericon with guests Michael Swanwick and Kij Johnson. The topic of discussion is discussing the James Tiptree Jr. classic novelette “The Women Men Don’t See.” I was extremely impressed with how amazing the critical thinking was from Swanwick, Johnson, Wolfe, and Strahan. They dissected this novelette apart on a level that I could only dream of critiquing. Johnson makes the most profound statements as a professor of literature that makes me wish I studied literature in college.
Rocket Talk Podcast Episode 65: Amal El-Mohtar and Kameron Hurley Talk About The Traitor Baru Cormorant: This episode is a little older, almost a year old now, but it was so incredibly good. Hurley and Mohtar talk about controversial subjects dealing with diversity that is both engaging and insightful. There are minor spoilers for The Traitor Baru Cormorant, so be warned. A must listen to get insight from two well-known authors about how to write diversity well when the authors themselves might not be like the characters.
Tea and Jeopardy 54 – Kate Elliott Visits the Tea Lair: What I loved about this interview with Kate Elliott is that Newman and she discuss anxiety as writers. This is a great podcast to listen to if you have been feeling anxiety about doing something new or you are scared to get out of your comfort zone. Kate Elliott waxes poetically about outrigger canoe racing and it is just really relaxing to listen to her talk about something she loves so much.
Other podcasts I listen to: