See Me. Hear Me?
Considering that I was born before 1990, I consider myself pretty web-savvy. One little word freaks me out beyond all measure, however. PODCASTS. Booga booga. At first I couldn't even figure out what the heck they were. Then, as I discovered them on other websites, I eased into the idea oh-so-slowly. It's like internet radio? Cool. I can deal with that. But what if... and here I'm talking crazy talk but... what if I did my own podcasts? How cool would that be? You could hear me rant and rave in my very own voice and (shudder gasp) download me onto your iPod. I could conduct interviews with major players and sing loud songs for no apparent reason. Joy!
But I'm not that brave yet. Not by a long stretch of the imagination. Someone who is that brave, however, is the website Just One More Book. Self-described as "A podcast about the children's books we love and why we love them", Mark and Andrea (who aren't particularly inclined to give much in the way of information about themselves) talk about children's books thrice a week. Where do they live? Dunno. Why do they do it? Haven't a clue. And the only authors they've interviewed thus far are E. B. McHenry, Lee Edward Fodi, and Loris Lesynski.
Still, it's an intriguing site and an even better idea. They don't do any books that are particularly new, but they're worth watching.