There seems to be something of a boom in interest in podcasts nowadays. If you unfamiliar with podcasts they’re just mp3s – digital sound files – that can be downloaded and listened to using you computer or ipod. In effect they’re just radio shows which you can listen to when and where you want to, but the beauty of the system is that anybody with a microphone and computer can create their own show.
There have been a couple of great shows I’ve recently enjoyed:
- Word Balloon [RSS] is one of the most consistantly excellent podcasts. They recently talked to Allan Heinberg about writing Wonder Woman and how he made the switch from TV to comics. He also gives some interesting background to his and Geoff Johns JLA arc.
- DC even had their own podcast channel [RSS] which features audio from some of their big convention panels. I found the most interesting to be the Brad Meltzer spotlight where he talks about the genesis of Identify Crisis.
Other great regular comics related podcasts include:
- Fanboy Radio [RSS] – podcast of the long running comicbook radio talk show hosted by Scott Hinze, Oliver Tull and co. Guest have included some of the greatest names in the industry.
- The Golden Age of Comics [RSS] – twice monthly podcast by Bill Jourdain. Each episode discusses one of the stars of the Golden Age and includes news on reprints.
- Comic Geek Speak – Twice weekly meeting with the Speakers of Geek (Bryan, Peter, Jamie, and co). All purpose comicbook podcast focusing on current comics and reviews.