Saturday, December 29, 2012

Steampunk podcasts on Itunes...



As I have a bit of a commute to work every morning, and frankly soured on what passes for news / propaganda on the morning news stations, I've taken a turn to indulging in podcasts.  A nice reprieve from the talking headless heads, I've been surprised at the small number but quite good Steampunk podcasts that are available.  Waiting in the queue after I completed the current monolithic podcast I'm involved with are...

(Please note - one can also find the iTunes work by searching in iTunes search!...)

The Clockwork Cabaret  - Ongoing
One of my perennial favorite Steampunk podcasts, the Clockwork Cabaret is the audio showcase for the world of Steampunk, and a "must subscribe" for anyone with an ipod (or other fruit-associated electronic device).  To learn more about their extensive work, or find alternate feeds (aside from iTunes , please do visit their website, at: http://www.clockworkcabaret.com/, and the podcast is located at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-clockwork-cabaret/id380506281


Steampunk Research & Development Podcast - (September 2012 - Current)
As part of the comprehensive website "Steampunk Research and Development", the associated podcast is very nicely done, and I am certainly looking forward to their weekly episodes (although the volume is a tad low, so you'll have to check your speakers).  To view the http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/, and the itunes location is at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/steampunk-research-development/id565827941


Steam Geeks - (January 2011 - December 2011)
Hosted by the talented members of the League of Steam, this series did a yeoman job of covering a variety of Steampunk-related news and topics.  On an extended hiatus, it is still an excellent website to download and indulge.  It is located at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/steam-geeks/id414617243


The Non-Euclidean Aethercast - (July 2012 - Ongoing)
The very talented author of the Traveller's Steampunk blog also has an ongoing audio series to accompany his steadfast blog (http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/).  Covering a variety of topics, including the Steampunk realms of Europe, it is high on the list for listening... althoguh I have not found a direct iTunes link, an alternate soundcloud link for The Non-Euclidean Aethercast can be located at:  https://soundcloud.com/yithmas/non-euclidean-aethercast-vol-1


Zen & and the Art of Steampunk - (August 2009)
The only Steampunk podcast (to my knowledge) regarding the Second Life Steamlands, Zen & the Art of Steampunk, hosted by Mr. ZenMondo Wormser, covered a variety of RL & SL Steampunk endeavors.  A brief four episodes, it is still enjoyable to listen to Steampunk in the virtual worlds, "back in the day".  So to indulge, please turn to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/zen-the-art-of-steampunk/id275442942


The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - (April 2011 - Ongoing)
An enticing Steampunk series documenting the continuing episodes of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, winner of the 2011 Airship Awards, and finalist for best science fiction on Goodreads.com, the podcast adds an extra dimension to their current novel (the Janus Affair), and frankly whets one's appitite for more episodes (and well, more novels as well)!  I must say I'm quite looking forward to this series (after indulging in a few samples episodes)!  To get up to speed on the MOPO, please do visit their website, at: http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/ , and their iTunes locale, at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-peculiar-occurrences/id424756892


A few more works that I've yet to listen to, but are loaded onto my little device...

Of Steam, Steel, and Murder- (November 2009 - Ongoing)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/of-steam-steel-and-murder/id345294564

Radio Steam - (Undated, but completed)
[Search through iTunes, please]

The Emperor's Edge (Completed audiobook)
Fables of the Flying City - (November 2005 - June 2012)


Once I'm finished with my growing list of podcasts, I'm eyeing a few audiobooks, though I must say I'm a bit surprised at the cost of said audiobooks.  I will admit to not knowing the machinations regarding completing an audiobook, but for the price (seems to be between 20-30 USD), I'll want to make sure that I *really* like the book!

1 comment:

Edward Pearse said...

You may want to add Voices in the Machine to your list. SL, Steampunk, and Stuff.

http://voicesinthemachine.blogspot.com/

Out of date now, but worth an inclusion.