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Anthony Bourdain Podcast Part 2

by monique t
News + Podcasts / July 11, 2006

ANTHONY BOURDAIN UNCENSORED: Raincoast Books Brings You a Day in the Life of a Reluctant Celebrity Chef

Listen to Part 2 of Raincoast's special 3-part podcast on Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, traveller and author of the bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits.

LISTEN NOW
Click here to play the MP3 (Runs: 12:46)

It's 8 a.m. at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks in Vancouver

- Anthony is greeted with a breakfast of champions.
- Why Barbara-Jo had to have Anthony visit her store.
- Anthony meets the fans.
- Anthony's advice on “must sample” street food vendors in New York City.
- Who comes to book signings and why.
- He just doesn't seem like your usual kind of cookbook author ...
- The best hidden cooks in New York.
- Happy 50th birthday wishes and why life is like pinball.

LISTEN NOW (MP3 runs 12:46)

Or subscribe to the podcast series
by iTunes: Searching "Raincoast" on iTunes or
(click here to subscribe directly via iTunes)

by Feedburner: http://feeds.atlargemedia.com/raincoast
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WHAT'S PLAYING NOW: 3-Part Podcast on Anthony Bourdain

Part 1: Bourdain's World (Play Now)

Part 2: The Book Signing (Play Now)

Part 3 in this series will be released next week on July 18.
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About the Anthony Bourdain Podcast
On June 12, 2006, Anthony Bourdain spent a day in Vancouver doing media interviews and bookstore appearances (see photos). He wore a lapel microphone during the entire day, allowing Raincoast Books and At Large Media to record Bourdain's casual conversation with fans, private moments in the car, and regular interview style questions. It's Bourdain as you've never heard him before.

Listen to the Raincoast Podcast


Anthony Bourdain Podast: Part 1

by monique t
News + Podcasts / July 05, 2006

ANTHONY BOURDAIN UNCENSORED
Raincoast Books Brings You a Day in the Life of a Reluctant Celebrity Chef

Listen to Part 1 of Raincoast's special 3-part podcast on Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, traveller and author of the bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits.

LISTEN NOW
Click here to play the MP3 (16.9 MB, MP3 Runs: 14:57)

Or subscribe to the podcast series
by iTunes: Searching "Raincoast" on iTunes or
(click here to subscribe directly via iTunes)

by Feedburner: http://feeds.atlargemedia.com/raincoast

About the Anthony Bourdain Podcast
On June 12, 2006, Anthony Bourdain spent a day in Vancouver doing media interviews and bookstore appearances (see photos). He wore a lapel microphone during the entire day, allowing Raincoast Books and At Large Media to record Bourdain's casual conversation with fans, private moments in the car, and regular interview style questions. It's Bourdain as you've never heard him before.

The Schedule: 3-Part Podcast on Anthony Bourdain
Part 1 starting July 4: Bourdain's World (Play Now)
Part 2 starting July 11: The Book Signing
Part 3 starting July 18: Not All Nasty Bits

Listen to the Raincoast Podcast


Harper Collins Joins Podcasters Raincoast Books and House of Anansi

by monique t
News + Podcasts / July 04, 2006

Marketing Magazine is reporting that Harper Collins Canada will launch a podcast series in mid-July consisting of interviews with Canadian authors to promote their new books. Congratulations to Harper Collins. In late November 2005 House of Anansi joined Raincoast Books as a Canadian podcaster. Here's the original post regarding Anansi. And it was way back on November 15 that Raincoast announced its first podcast. Here's Raincoast's first posting on the podcast series.

UPDATE: By the way, HarperCollins started podcasting in January 2006 with Jay Ingram. Steve Osgoode, Director Online Marketing and New Media, HarperCollinsCanada, (a guy definitely in the know) wrote me a note saying they did 21 episodes. You can hear the first podcast by visiting Jay Ingram's website.

Today Raincoast launched Podcast Edition #5, a 3-part podcast series on Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, traveller and author of the bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits.

LISTEN NOW (16.9 MB, MP3 Runs: 14:57)

Part One: Bourdain's World
- Anthony Bourdain's most surprising questions.
- How to train for a career in the entertainment business
- Listener mail
- grossest Canadian Food
- getting sick from food
- how Anthony stays trim
- How to succeed in just about anything you do
- Advice to would-be culinary school students

“Seal eyeball ... quite delicious ... I mean like sushi.”
“Having been a heroin addict is really good training for a career in the entertainment business.”
“I've only been poisoned to the point of needing immediate medical assistance once—in France, of all places.”


LISTEN NOW (16.9 MB, MP3 Runs: 14:57)

Part 2 in this series will be released next week on July 11, Part 3 on July 18.


Raincoast Launches 3-Part Podcast on Anthony Bourdain

by monique t
Food & Drink + News + Podcasts / July 04, 2006

Listen to the Raincoast Podcast
 

ANTHONY BOURDAIN UNCENSORED
Raincoast Books Brings You a Day in the Life of a Reluctant Celebrity Chef

Listen to Raincoast's special 3-part podcast of Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, traveller and author of the bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits.

The Schedule: 3-Part Podcast on Anthony Bourdain
Part 1 starting July 4: Bourdain's World (Play Now)
Part 2 starting July 11: The Book Signing
Part 3 starting July 18: Not All Nasty Bits
 

You can LISTEN NOW
Click here to play the MP3, running time: 14:53

Or subscribe to the podcast series
by iTunes: Searching "Raincoast" on iTunes or
(click here to subscribe directly via iTunes)

by Feedburner: feed://feeds.atlargemedia.com/raincoast
 

About the Anthony Bourdain Podcast
On June 12, 2006, Anthony Bourdain spent a day in Vancouver doing media interviews and bookstore appearances (see photos). He wore a lapel microphone during the entire day, allowing Raincoast Books and At Large Media to record Bourdain's casual conversation with fans, private moments in the car, and regular interview style questions. It's Bourdain as you've never heard him before.

About Raincoast Books: Raincoast Books is a Canadian publisher and distributor based in Vancouver, BC. On November 16, 2005, Raincoast officially launched its literary podcast series. Authors interviewed to date include Jim Lynch, Nathan Sellyn, and Sherri Magee and Kathy Scalzo. http://www.raincoast.com/podcast/index.html

About At Large Media: At Large Media works with world-class companies and organizations to build meaningful connections with consumers. They work across a variety of media platforms to provide clients with the strategic support they need to succeed as leaders in today's Information Economy.
See http://www.atlargemedia.com for more information.
 

Media Contact
Monique Trottier
Internet Marketing Manager of Raincoast Books
monique at raincoast dot com


Testing Email Notification

by monique t
June 28, 2006

Hello readers. Please ignore strange test posts today. I'm trying to figure out some of the technical bits of Expression Engine.


Bourdain Turns 50

by monique t
News / June 27, 2006

There's a great post on Megnut.com about Anthony Bourdain's surprise birthday party:

"So attention must be paid. Thursday night a group of about 50 friends and sinister types surprised Tony Bourdain in honor of his half-century on earth. Lured to Siberia on the pretext of an interview with Rolling Stone, Tony had little inkling of the party, judging from the unseemly blubbering that followed the revelation. The heroic drunkenness for which he is highly esteemed, however, was not long in waiting. He'd been out with Mario the night before until dawn; presumably Mario was sleeping it off, but Bourdain himself was as ever in fine form."

Read the full report on Megnut.com

Also, part 1 of the upcoming podcast of Bourdain's visit to Vancouver will be released July 4. For more info see: www.raincoast.com/podcast/


Two Characters Die in Harry Potter 7

by monique t
Harry Potter + News / June 27, 2006

CBC.ca reported yesterday that at least two characters will die in the final installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The CBC was reporting on comments Rowling made in an interview broadcast Monday on Britain's Channel 4.

Rowling is quoted as saying, "The final chapter is hidden away, although it's now changed very slightly ... One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die."

She also notes that she's never been tempted to kill Harry off before the end of book seven, but that main characters are in grave danger for book seven: "A price has to be paid, we are dealing with pure evil here. They don't target extras do they? They go for the main characters ... well, I do. This is a world where some pretty nasty things can happen."

There is no announcement yet on the release date for Book 7. Fans are welcome to subscribe to the Harry Potter News Alert from Raincoast, visit www.raincoast.com/newsletters/ for details.


World Premiere of Greenpeace: Making a Stand

by monique t
Current Affairs + Environment + Events + News / June 26, 2006

Omnifilm presents the World Premiere of Greenpeace: Making a Stand a documentary by Director, Leigh Badgley.

In 2004, Raincoast published Greenpeace by Rex Weyler. With an historian's insight and a novelist's style, Weyler introduces us to the characters and events that shaped an "eco-navy"--from the first voyage into the Pacific to "stop the bomb" to the risky mission to "save the whales" to the struggles with money and ideology that accompanied success.

Like the book, the documentary film reveals the remarkable achievement of the citizens of Vancouver who started Greenpeace and the world citizens who continue the work today. The book and documentary are a snapshot of the mid-20th-century zeitgeist; a fascinating study of media manipulation; an uncompromising look at the sometimes brutal internal struggles of activist organizations; and above all, an inspiring call-to-arms that deepens our understanding of what it means to be politically engaged.

The evening will be hosted by Terry David Mulligan with some original members of Greenpeace.

Chan Centre, UBC,
Tuesday, June 27,
6:00 reception, 7:00 show.

RSVP to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The film will be aired again in September on GlobalTV.


Timothy Leary Review in New York Times

by monique t
June 26, 2006

Timothy Leary by Robert Greenfield was reviewed in the New York Times Books section this weekend. Reviewer Luc Sante says, "nearly every page is riveting in Timothy Leary, which unfolds like the great novel Sinclair Lewis might have written had he lived to the age of 120. Greenfield is not one of those biographers who set out to besmirch their subjects and deplore their lives, and for whom every detail is an indictment. Neither, unlike many, does he seek foreshadowing in every trespass of his subject's youth."

To read the full review visit, NYTimes.com.


Beat Boredom with a Book

by monique t
News / June 26, 2006

The early days of summer are often filled with pool hopping and play groups, but when the heat sets in and the regular routine becomes watching tv and wandering about the house, it's time for a book diversion.

Here are some tips for keeping kids active and reading during summer, as suggested by Akron Beacon Journal (part of Knight Ridder Newspapers):

Hang out at the library. It's air-conditioned, kid-friendly, and most offer summer programs aimed at children.

Give your child a book allowance/budget, perhaps in the form of a bookstore gift card.

Give kids as much leeway as possible in making their own choices about what to read.

Place books around the house where kids are likely to welcome a diversion.

Introduce kids to many kinds of books, including biographies, mysteries, fantasies, literary novels and poetry. Some readers may find age-appropriate comic books and graphic novels especially engaging.

Encourage kids to view a variety of materials as "reading," including magazines, newspapers and reference books.

Pack a "booknic." Add some books to a picnic lunch and read outdoors.

Form a kids' book club, or a "movie and book" club in which kids read books that have been made into movies. When they've finished the books, rent the movies and talk about the differences and similarities and which they liked better and why. Examples include Holes, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Chronicles of Narnia, Hoot, the Princess Diaries series and, of course, the Harry Potter series.

Make it a contest. Let siblings, cousins or friends challenge one another to see who can read the most books over the summer. Variations might include who can read the most or who can be the first to finish a series.

Put on a show. Help kids stage a play based on a book they read together.

Make reading a part of the family vacation. Kids can read brochures about destinations before you go and listen to books on tape on the way there. Find a book in the gift shop that reinforces what you've seen. Or plan a vacation to a place featured in a favorite story.

Sources: Scholastic, Woman's Day


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