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: Journalist Dhruti Shah discusses her favourite Short Stories
04 March 2021

BBC news journalist and author of Bear Markets and Beyond. Dhruti Shah discusses what short stories she keeps coming back to. She also discusses her new book that is a bestiary of business terms that aims to provide financial literacy for all in a fun and accessible way.

Some authors/collections discussed include:
Birthday Stories edited by Haruki Murakami
Sum by David Eagleman
Under the Jaguar Sun by Italo Calvino
A Small Fiction by James Mark Miller

Need to Read: Best sports books with journalist Paul Cuddihy
01 January 2021

Paul Cuddihy is a writer and journalist, currently the editor of Celtic View, the official magazine for Celtic Football Club, and runs the Read All About It podcast on book recommendations. In this podcast, Paul shares his favourite sports books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Books discussed:
1. The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Jenkins.
2. Shoeless Joe by WP Kinsella
3. The Road To Lisbon by Martin Greig & Charles McGarry.
4. The Fight by Norman Mailer (non-fiction).

Need to Read: Young Adult Verse Novels with Ruth Ennis
15 December 2020

Ruth Ennis is a co-founder and features editor for teen and YA literary journal Paper Lanterns. Ruth shares her favourite verse novels for Young Adults with us and discusses writing her own verse novel after being awarded funding from the Arts Council Literary Bursary. : A literary journal for all things to do with Teen and Young Adult Literature.

Books discussed:
Run Rebel by Manjeet Man

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

One by Sarah Crossan.

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.