Thanks to my friend Gary, Book Punks now has a podcast in which he and I talk about science (that sounds like fiction), news (that sounds like a dystopia), and instead of reviewing books, attempt to convince the other to read something a little outside of their comfort zone in a segment we’re calling Twist My Arm.
In episode one we discuss mind control and Ferguson. Then Gary tries to convince me to read Mirror in the Sky by Mark Geston, and I try to convince him to read Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor. There’s also a song tucked in the middle, in the spirit of Sci Fi Mix Tape, called Fire in the Bones by the Battenkill Ramblers (which, I feel obliged to tell you, is my band). It is partly about revolution, partly about the zombie apocalypse, and partly about finding inspiration in music.
We’re newbies to the tech. Forgive us now. Or just wait until we’re finished with the season I’ve already dubbed “The Awkward Year” and then start tuning in.
Our first podcast! Holy shit! Holy nerves! Don’t listen! Listen! *hides*
Ten thousand high fives to Gary for doing all of the time-consuming and annoying editing work. Without him, this podcast would not have gotten off of the ground.
Expect to find Brain in a Dish here once a month, for as long as we decide the season will run. Episode two will be airing at the beginning of Feburary. Hope to hear you there.
Show notes, links, books mentioned
Mind control links:
News from Dystopia links:
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
Fire in the Bones by Battenkill Ramblers, from Around my Grave Sing Songs of Joy
Twist my Arm:
Mirror in the Sky by Mark Geston
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor