Podcast Review: ThrillerCast

Following on from my last post, I want to continue talking about podcasts. This post relates to non-book podcasts.

Book podcasts are much like audiobooks, the reader is telling the listener a story. Non-book podcasts are different as the reader is giving the listener information. The information can be about anything, but in this case, the reader (or should I say hosts, as I doubt they have a set script in front of them) are talking specifically about writing. Writing thrillers, in particular.

ThrillerCast is new to the podcast world. The hosts, Alan Baxter and David Wood, are published authors. They talk amongst themselves regarding writing thrillers, reading them and getting them published.

The first episode was a good, sound introduction. The hosts work well together, are easy to listen to and had me chuckling out loud at one stage (which was embarrassing as I was on a crowded train at the time).

The second episode is about ebooks. They discuss the past, the present and what they predict for the future of digital publishing. I found their insights to be well thought out and inspiring. They made me want to get to work and get more publications out there so that I can be a part of it.

The third episode is about size – short stories, novellas and novels. The information isn’t new, but I liked the way they put it across. It made me realise there is a place for novellas in today’s market. Anything that makes you revise your opinion has to be good. And…as for the cat’s fifteen minutes of fame…I loved it! You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out what I mean.

I have a feeling these two authors will share a lot of useful information in the future and I look forward to future episodes.

I recommend this podcast to all writers…and you don’t have to be a thriller writer to gain something useful. Visit the ThrillerCast website or go to iTunes to download and subscribe to the podcast.

2 thoughts on “Podcast Review: ThrillerCast

  1. Karen,
    Thank you very much for the review, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the podcast. As you can probably tell, we have a blast doing it. We’re two guys who love talking about writing, and can’t get our wives to listen to us, so we’re making the world suffer instead.
    Thanks again,
    Dave

  2. I know what you mean about getting your wives to listen to you. I see my partner’s eyes glaze over and know he’s trying very hard to be polite, but is bored out of his brain. So talk away, I’ll be listening. 😀

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