Sci-Fi Scoundrels podcast tends heavily towards TV Sci-Fi, but every so often they give their opinions on books. Hosted by the self styled “bad boys” of Sci-Fi the podcast is done very conversationally. Some people claim it is “irreverent” and full of “keen insights.” Myself, I’ve found this roundtable podcast potty-mouthed, low brow and marginally entertaining. Its more for the slow pitch podcast fan who likes swearing for swearing’s sake and also likes Sci-Fi. Check out one of the podcasts to see if this is for you. I’d recommend trying the Ender’s Game show. In that one the Scoundrels bring the goods to the table, critiquing how the elementary age kids of that novel aren’t speaking very realistically. That one is very meta show – but a careful listen will show these guys aren’t quite as dopey as they at first sound.
Sci-Fi Scoundrels – Episode 38 – Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451|MP3|.
Sci-Fi Scoundrels – Episode 51 – Vernor Vinge’s Marooned In Real Time |MP3|.
Sci-Fi Scoundrels – Episode 53 – Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game |MP3|.
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