Podcasts

Sep. 4th, 2014 08:23 pm
ossamenta: Text: Women and geeks first! Oh no wait that's all of us. (Women and geeks first)
Tonight is quiet. I'm taking a break from my Ph.D. thoughts and am instead relaxing with embroidery and listening to podcasts.

The single science podcast was Human and animal science, who had Naomi Sykes from Nottingham University talking about zooarchaeology and how her chickens made her re-think how we present our analyses.

All the rest were sci-fi related (In case you had missed it, I'm a big SF/Fantasy nerd, mostly on the literary side as opposed to film/tv):

- Kate Elliott and N.K. Jemisin talk reader, writer, and publisher bias on Rocket Talk ("How do our own blind spots influence the choices we make? How does that impact society? How can we do better?") Kate Elliott is an awesome epic fantasy writer who deserves to be better known. Try the Spirit walker trilogy (Cold magic, Cold fire, Cold steel) for an "Afro-Celtic post-Roman icepunk Regency fantasy adventure with airships, Phoenician spies, the intelligent descendents of troodons, and a dash of steampunk whose gas lamps can be easily doused by the touch of a powerful cold mage." N.K. Jemisin is perhaps better known, author of the Inheritance trilogy and the Dreamblood duology.

- Skiffy and Fanty interviewed Kameron Hurley, whose new book Mirror Empire I'm really excited about. ("We tackle the political nature of fiction, Grimdark, feminism, and silly things") Kameron Hurley's previous books (God's war, Infidel, Rapture) are an excellent example of books you need to whack over the head on people who claim women can't write grimdark. God's war was horrifying to read, but an excellent world building and interesting characters kept me going and I'm very glad I did.

Are there any other good sci-fi or history focussed podcasts you think I should listen to?

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