In this series of blogs, we want to focus on some small element of our fabulous resources and in this blog, we would like to place the spotlight on our very own podcast collection, which features a wide diversity of recordings made especially by the library, often in conjunction with partners.
The recordings vary in length from 15 mins to an hour; from concise, in-depth one to one interviews with award winning authors, to recordings of some of our many and diverse public events. They include a wide range of content: African poetry readings to Ngaio Marsh mystery fiction panels to Comicfest panels and beyond. Click here to access the full list but for a small taster of what we have on offer just look below. Perfect long or short term lockdown distractions.
Sadly Comicfest is over for another year, but you can relive it right here! We mentioned in our last post that you could listen to podcasts of the panel discussions on Mixcloud, but we thought it would be good to have them all here on the blog too, for your convenience. We had a great turnout to the panels, and some exciting discussion came out of them, thanks to the input of our fantastic Comicfest guests. Have a listen below!
Thursday 30th April 2015: Cartoons to comics: Sharon Murdoch, Toby Morris, Cory Mathis, Tim Bollinger & Melinda Johnston
Friday 1st May 2015: Panel: On NZ comics with Jonathan King, Tim Gibson, Matt Emery and Tim Bollinger
Saturday 2nd May 2015: New Zealand Women’s Comics with the editors of Three Words – Rae Joyce, Indira Neville and Sarah Laing, with Matt Emery
“News Ad Lib”, hosted by our own library staff, airs monthly on Access Radio 783 AM. The most recent show played on Saturday 20 December from 3.00-3.30pm, and is available for streaming below.
News AdLib – special guest, book selector Christine by Wellington City Libraries on Mixcloud
Jinyun and Christine talked about how books are selected, ordered and added to our collections in our libraries. Music was also played during the show, and included:
- “Instinct” a track on Liminal from The Acid – a band made up of British, American and Australian members
- “Green Garden” – a song from Sing to the Moon, a fabulous double CD from Laura Mvula
- “Rhodesia 11” – from our local Newtown Rocksteady‘s CD Going Steady