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Friday, July 23, 2010

In honor of my new (and first) iPod, I thought I would highlight some of the podcasts that I’ve been downloading and enjoying.

First off is the Book of Life.  Created and hosted by fellow librarian Heidi Estrin.  This podcast focuses on “the Jewish people and the books we read.” Heidi does a great job interviewing authors, illustrators, and any one else involved in Jewish literature.

Have you ever been to a convention and wished that you could be in 3 places at once?  The Association of Jewish Libraries podcasts many of the sessions from their convention.  Since I tend to go to the presentations that are applicable to academic libraries, I really enjoy listening to the sessions I missed on Jewish kid-lit, history, and Jewish culture from around the world.

Next on my list of podcasts to check out is at Vox Tablet – the podcast of Tablet Magazine (a project of Nextbook Press) Their very diverse offerings cover Jewish art and culture.

Book lovers will enjoy Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust

While straying much further from Jewish books, I love the many varied talks at TEDtalks.  These are short (5-20 minute) lectures by brilliant people of the subjects that they are passionate about.

I would love to hear more suggestion of great Jewish and/or literary podcasts!