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Adapting a Novel to a Podcast (with Mary Robinette Kowal)

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

This is audio from a panel discussion at Penguicon 2010 I was a part of, called “Adapting Your Novel to a Podcast.” Joining me on the panel is author, puppeteer and voice actor Mary Robinette Kowal. I recorded this live with my portable recorder placed between us, and I did what I could in GarageBand to boost the audio (and even out the levels), but a heads up that it is not as loud as I would of liked.

I really enjoyed this panel and Mary is just awesome. We approach podcasting from two different angles, with her being on the very professional end of things, and me coming from the low-tech, amateur end, but I think that made the talk way more fun.

runtime: 56 minutes

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Next Weds (5.12) is audio from another panel I was on, this time with Jim C. Hines and Brian Briggs, “Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

The next episode of the Magic of Eyri, “Flight of the Griffin” runs on Weds., 5.19.

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Magic of Eyri 021-Silver Tongued

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Today’s episode: Steve and his friends escape the Hawk King’s wrath thanks to his blue heron amulet. His joy is short lived when he spots a column of smoke on the horizon, hinting at the destruction brought to Uth, the Last Human Village. Much to Steve’s annoyance, Istrio the blue heron mystic appears to check in with the boy.

In our last episode: The Hawk King burned Uth, the Last Human Village to the ground in his search for Steve.

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Technical Notes: Some sound effects courtesy of Freesound.org (User Attribution list). Other sound effects and music by GarageBand or Daniel J. Hogan.

For more information on the story, please visit the About and Characters pages. These sections will be updated as episodes are put online since I don’t want to spoil too much ahead of time.

Cast:

Daniel J. Hogan

(Host, Narrator, Characters)

Robin Hudson

(Eira the pelican)

Next Time on The Magic of Eyri (04.07.10): “Duck and Cover” – Steve and his friends arrive in Tal, the duck port town. NOTE: I’m kind of skipping a week because there would three episodes in March because of how the weeks line up. I decided to skip the 31st and release episode 22 on April 7th (thus sticking to the first and third Wednesday of the month schedule).

Ramblings:

Istrio is back, and boy does he have some harsh words for Steve.

This episode introduces one of my favorite characters–Gladius, the cranky talking silver swordfish. Gladius was a favorite of mine to write for when I wrote the original novel. There are a few hidden jokes in this episode, but the main one is Uncle Shameless’ line about Steve having a “butch name like Theodore or Gordon.” That refers to former Detroit Red Wings players, Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe. Steve is of course named for another former Red Wing, Steve Yzerman. The joke about Steve’s mother wanting to name him Françoise is a bit of family trivia–that nearly happened to my dad.

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