Livestreaming, podcasts, and videos on YouTube are an endless source of information, inspiration, and a huge research rabbit hole. Listening or watching while involved in completing mindless household chores, makes my chores more pleasant. Here’s a tiny sample of what I found in the air this month.
Episode 2—available on YouTube
A fascinating panel discussion of space opera featuring five women who work in the field of or read Speculative Fiction. Ann Leckie, Bonnie Milani, Khaalidah Muhammed-Ali, Chandra Trulove Fry, and Diane Morrison discuss space opera they’ve written, read, and watched. In their discussion, the scope of space opera ranges from hard science to fantasy. The setting involves anywhere other than Earth. And they felt that space opera is at least a journey away from Earth. Listen to their wide-ranging discussion on writing and reading space opera.
The Mom Writes Podcast—
Episode #35—on Itunes or the author accelerator website
In this episode mom writers, Abby Mathews and Melanie Parrish, interview Author and Medium Roland Comtois. Comtois’s experiences as a nurse and personal experiences inform his views on grief and pain. His book, 16 Minutes…When One Breath Ends, Another Begins, chronicles his last moments with his mother before she died. This podcast typically is about the story coaching both Abby and Melanie’s receive from Jennie Nash of Author Accelerator as they each learn to write their own books. In today’s episode, they discuss writing, expressing the pain and grief that the author needs to work through, and Comtois’ work as a Medium.
LeVar Burton Reads—
Episode 20—on Stitcher or iTunes
“The Great Wide World Over There” by Ray Bradbury. LeVar Burton reads is a podcast I listen to for the sheer pleasure of listening. This isn’t my favorite Bradbury story, but to listen to LeVar read is heavenly.