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KaravanCast, Episode 2 – Beyond Thirty

The new episode of the KaravanCast, is on air right now!
In which Dave rambles about Beyond Thirty, a little known Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, and about history, Doug McClure, Things to Come and then does a rather awkward attempt at blatant self-promotion.

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Waiting for KaravanCast: Beyond Thirty

thelostcontinentedgarriceburroughs565I just got an idea that… who knows?
I’m setting up the next episode of the KaravanCast, and for a number of reasons (see below), I decided to go and take a look at one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “lesser” books: Beyond Thirty, also known as The Lost Continent.
Now, the book is in the public domain, and so I thought you might like to check it out beforehand, so that when (if?) you listen to my podcast, you have a better idea of what I’m talking about.

You can get the novel in various ebook formats from Project Gutenberg, or an audio version from LibriVox.

As for the reasons why I’m covering this less-known work by Burroughs… Continue reading

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KaravanCast Episode 1: a resources list

This is a sort of follow-up to my post about the first episode of the KaravanCast.
I’ve been asked to provide links to some of the books and movies I mentioned in my ramble about King Solomon’s Mines, and here’s a short roundup of what you can find for free on the web.


Future podcasts will be posted with a full list of resources included.
Thanks for listening!


King Solomon’s Mines on Project Gutenberg

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar on Project Gutenberg

The Scarlett Citadel at Project Gutenberg Australia

Movies on Youtube

1937 King Solomon’s Mines

1950 King Solomon’s Mines

1985 King Solomon’s Mines

2004 King Solomon’s Mines

Note: quality can be less than optimal.


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KaravanCast, or how I became a podcaster

The KaravanCast is doing fine with its Episode 0, and as promised, here’s a little more about this new strange adventure of mine.


I started planning a podcast to go with Karavansara one year ago – thinking it would be a fun thing to do in the long hot summer nights.
I started reading on the subject and I started putting together what I needed – the software, the hardware, the courage. I also started pestering my brother, that has some experience in managing online radios, for suggestions and help.
Then, as we know, things took a different turn – but the idea remained.
I only had one major problem – what the heck should my podcast cover? Continue reading

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KaravanCast, episode 0

So here it is, Episode zero for the KaravanCast, the very first experimental broadcast from the podcast that will start its transmissions in February 2017, to celebrate the fifth year of the Karavansara Blog.

While I am still very dubious about the technical side of the thing, I have no doubt whatsoever that my voice is horrible, and my pronunciation barbaric.
The whole result is ghastly.


But what the heck that’s all I’ve got right now.

You can listen to a general overview of how I’ll organize the future episodes of the KaravanCast from the link above.
And tomorrow I’ll do a proper presentation post and all that.

In the meantime, rest assured that I hate my own voice just as much as you do.