LwL Episode 14: Christmas special

For Episode 14 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I assembled some of my illustrious alumni: Clare McCluskey Dean (Episode 3), Mike Ewen (Episode 4), Andrew Oakes (Episode 5), Katherine Burchell (Episode 7), Laura Woods (Episode 9), Siobhan from NLPN standing in for Amy and Helen (Episode 10), Tom Peach (Episode 11), me (Episode 12), Tracy Z. Maleeff (Episode 13) and Michael Jones (Episode 18, forthcoming, due for release on 23rd January 2018) for an evening of Skype Audio merriment and chaos.

To give you a sense of how much fun we had, the original recording was 1 hour 25 minutes and I have heavily edited it down to just shy of 41 minutes. It’s pretty tricky to keep order in a Skype audio call featuring so many people. I had a few set questions but we deviated hugely from the original brief. It was brilliant fun though [Note to self: it is always better if the host has a good microphone.]

Broadly, we cover: life post-LwL stardom (and in prospect for Michael Jones), setting up an in-person LwL event in 2018 (!!), favourite Christmas songs (there’s a Spotify playlist), favourite Christmas films and recommended seasonal viewing (& listening):

Father Christmas

A Christmas Story

A very Murray Christmas

Ocho Kandelikas

Dinner for One

Father Ted: A Christmassy Ted

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

A Christmas Prince

All I want for Christmas is you (it’s a film too!)

The year without Santa Claus

The Snowman

The Muppet Christmas Carol

We absolutely DO NOT recommend Love Actually. You’ll hear why.

Huge thanks to Mike  for suggesting that we do a Christmas special. I’m really pleased that so many of my alumni were willing to give up another chunk of their time for the podcast. It feels like we’ve really started something here.

I’m  having a little break for Christmas but Librarians with Lives will be returning in 2018, with a side-special on #Libraruns with Michael Cook on Tuesday 2nd January.

Regular LwL episodes resume on 9th January with Nick Poole. Oooh!
Happy listening, Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!


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