Thursday, July 29, 2010


Weirdness follow-up, House Hunters International has contacted us AGAIN to see if they could do a show.  Think not.  Though maybe the architect and builder would like it if we did, make their careers, no?  If we like the job.

While listening this morning to a brilliant podcast, it struck me that it might be nice to share; so here are some of my favs:

WNYC Radio lab, cool thought provoking, slick, witty and funny, all you'd hope for from something out of NYC.  I particularly loved their show that I listened to this morning on memory.

A Way with Words, that Beth recommended, a big fat thanks for that one.

I adore the Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, all about books!  Then there is Quirks and Quarks, also from CBC.

The Guardian Book Podcast is also pretty darned good, out of the UK.

Then there is a new strategy I have, when I wake up in the night and can't sleep cause I'm fussing about something, or just can't get my brain to settle down, I turn on the iPod really really quiet and listen to interesting, but not toooooo interesting podcasts.  My favourites are Excess Baggage, Coast and Country and Scotland Outdoors, all from the BBC.  I enjoy these podcasts when I am awake too, but something about those British vowels discussing lovely walks through the damp and green countryside sends me right back to sleep.  Lovely.

Finally, if you want to hear free books on podcast, CBC has Between the Covers, which has novels serialised into 20 minute segments, some abridged, some not.  Mostly Canadian literature, which I humbly submit is some of the very best in English in the world right now, but some others as well too.

Anyone else out there listening to podcasts?  Which do you like?


J.G. said...

C'mon, you could get your 15 minutes of fame in a really fun way! Not to mention an extra bargaining chip with the architect, builders, etc. "If you don't do it my way, I am going to pitch a major fit, ON CAMERA."

Actually, I'm joking. I wouldn't want to do it, either.

oreneta said...

JG, I'd think about it if they paid me a WHOLE lot of money, and it would get the architect and the contractor some work.... but way.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

House Hunters International? I don't think your situation is quite correct for that show. More like a combination of that show and Build a New Life in the Country. How about Fantasy Homes by the Sea? :o)

oreneta said...

Doug, I thought the same thing, we've already got the house.....and the reno isn't from h*ll, so far anyway.... Weird.

Helen said...

Love, love love A History of the World in 100 objects from the BBC.