I seem to spend more and more time at weekends listening to podcasts. This morning I got through three that are interesting in different ways.
I’ve just blogged at Salon Futura about a Wisconsin Public Radio show that interviews Neil Gaiman, Salman Rushdie and A.S. Byatt about their use of magic in their fiction.
I also caught up with the Christmas Special at Christine Burns’ Just Plain Sense. Rather than Christine interviewing someone, this is a recording of a Saturday Forum show from Gaydio, the Manchester based LGBT FM station, on which Christine was the invited guest. It is a sort of Desert Island Discs format, except the guest is asked to select songs that were significant to her, rather than ones she wants to take away with her. Given that Christine and I are of a similar age, and have similar life experiences, I’m not surprised that the songs she picked resonated strongly with me as well. Cheesy they might be, but Danny Kaye and The Carpenters have created songs that are highly significant for trans people.
Finally the second episode of the Outer Alliance podcast is available, and includes an interview with the awesome Natania Barron.