A bumper episode of the the if:book Podcast for March with our guest Andrew Duval. Get comfortable because we couldn't bear to cut this one down. Just as well this is not radio. Featured artist is Charles D'Almaine playing Imitation of bagpipes and Scotch airs on the violin. Sourced and remastered from Edison Gold Moulded Record 7377 and our friends at the Internet Archive. No bagpipes were harmed in the making of this record.
Emily attempts to goad Simon into ranting about Hugh Howey's reports on the Author Earnings web site, but he's distracted by memories of Happy Days. Somehow they still launch into a discussion that makes sense.
Our guest is the rather awesome Andrew Duval of Liquid Interactive: the brains behind the Writelike web-based learning platform.
Some links to the stuff we discuss:
- Liquid Interactive (Andrew respectfully asks you don't judge the site too harshly)
- Settlers of Catan
- Cognitive Load Theory
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- David Sedaris's Santaland Diaries
- J. K. Rowling's psuedonym
- Brian Faulkner's The Assault
- The poem Simon couldn't remember the name of was 'The Orange Sweatshirt' by David Devanny
- Hunter S. Thompson learned to write by typing out The Great Gatsby verbatim. So says The New Yorker and I believe them.
Because we we distracted by interesting discussion, we didn't quite get to Cool Stuff We Found On The Internet. Next month. Promise.
Also, it's worth noting that every podcast is an adventure in audio engineering. In other words, we'll give Emily her own microphone next time.