Archive for Shoutouts

Recognition


It’s been a busy week for Escape Pod. I’ve got a few shoutouts accumulated over the past few days, so let’s get to them all:

  1. The new Yahoo! Podcasts directory launched on Monday. What’s more, they’ve chosen to feature Escape Pod as one of their “New & Noteworthy” podcasts for their debut week! This is the first time we’ve had prominent front-page status on any major podcast portal, and we’re just tickled about it. If it suits you, feel free to visit our page there and rate us or leave us a review. And to everyone who just found us via Yahoo!, welcome.
  2. I had the pleasure of speaking with Mur Lafferty for her I Should Be Writing podcast, a resource specifically for beginning writers. We had a good conversation, talking about Escape Pod, the Viable Paradise workshop, and perspectives on writing and persistence. If you’re writing and still working to get published, you really should be listening to Mur’s show. Check it out!
  3. Fan art! FNH sent us this fun little piece from the inside of our logo:
    Escape Pod Fan Art
    That’s far too cool for me not to share it with you.
  4. And of course it’s Thursday, so we have a new podcast. You’ll find that right underneath these words.

The Writing Show Interview


This seems to be our week for interviews… There’s another interview with Steve up today at The Writing Show, an engaging podcast by Paula Berinstein featuring interviews with writers, editors, and other movers in the writing industry.

You can find the link to the interview itself here, or you can read the transcript here.

They’ve got some other excellent interviews in their archives as well. My personal favorite is the one with Jim Cox of the Midwest Book Review. Check them out!

Podcast411 Interview


This won’t be news for the many of you who listen to it, but Escape Pod was featured yesterday on Rob Walch’s excellent Podcast411 podcast. That my interview with him sounded decent is a tribute to his masterful editing skills. And if you’re not familiar with his podcast, I highly recommend you check it out — it’s most often described as “Inside the Actor’s Studio” for podcasts. I’ve learned something from every guest he’s had on.

 Click to listen to our interview on podCast411

And if you’re just joining us from there, welcome! Put your feet up, listen to some stories, and Have Fun.

Geek Fu Action Grip


I just caught up with the last six episodes of [Geek Fu Action Grip](http://www.geekfuactiongrip.com) today. I’d heard Mur Lafferty’s essays on [The Dragon Page](http://www.dragonpage.com) for a while, but I’ve been sadly remiss in tracking back to her own (http://essentialmath.com/geekfu/wp-rss2.php).

She’s smart. She’s got a great voice. She understands the virtues of *Babylon 5*. She can rant about babies and gaming in the same sentence. She’s a SF/F writer. And she’s *sarcastic*.

I have a new geek crush.

The Seanachai


[A great podcast I just discovered this morning.](http://goodwordsrightorder.com) A seanachai was an Irish bard or storyteller, and Patrick McLean has nailed the art of packing an entertaining story into a five minute (give or take) podcast. His voice is excellent, his sound production is clean and diverse, and above all, his stories are *fun.* The one about [the man who stole a semi truck full of nickels](http://goodwordsrightorder.com/index.php?blog=2&title=episode_6_a_very_slow_getaway&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) was all it took to get me hooked.