Library Podcast

Welcome to dlr Libraries Podcast page, a new service from DLR Libraries. If you missed some of our events over the past few months you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened thanks to our new podcasting page.

Here you can browse the complete collection of podcasts in the series. Each one may be played on the page, or downloaded and saved. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Need to Read: Karah Preiss from Belletrist: Best books through Alternative Perspectives
10 December 2020

Karah Preiss content producer & writer based in New York City. Along with actress Emma Roberts, she founded Belletrist, a social media-first community for book lovers and they're currently in a first-look deal for TV at Hulu. Karah shared her favourite books with us through the theme of "Alternative Perspectives".

Books discussed:
Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
& Luster by Raven leilani

Need to Read: Best books on Modern Irish History with economic historian Ciarán Casey
26 November 2020

Ciarán Casey is an Irish economic historian who is currently researching the history of the Department of Finance. Books discussed include: Cormac Ó Gráda- A Rocky Road, Mary Daly- Sixties Ireland, Roy Foster- Vivid Faces and Conor Cruise O'Brien- States of Ireland.

Need to Read: Writer Adrian Duncan's favourite books on "World Building"
10 September 2020

Writer, engineer and artist Adrian Duncan discusses his favourite books on World Building, in terms of architecture and engineering and also in terms of creating a world in historical fiction and memoir writing.

Order the books Adrian discussed on our library catalogue here:

Books chosen: An Engineer Imagines – Peter Rice, Memoirs of Hadrian - Marguerite Yourcenar, Bungalow Bliss – Jack Fitzsimons, Mystery and Manners – Flannery O'Connor.



Need to Read: The transgressive writing of Charles Bukowski by poet Steve Denehan
20 July 2020

Poet Steve Denehan discusses the life and work of the transgressive writer Charles Bukowski.

Best books by fantasy author Terry Pratchett
13 July 2020

Avid reader and library-goer Hugh Torpey explains what draws him to the fantasy books by author Terry Pratchett.