Kirk’s Picks No. 9 – In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust [Book]

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time is one of the richest novels ever written, one that may be with you for the rest of your life.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

If you enjoyed the podcast, follow it on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. For show notes and links to my pick, go to kirkville.com/picks. You can support this podcast by purchasing items via my affiliate links, or you can sign up for my Patreon and donate a few bucks a month.

PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 96: Photographing Children

We’d bet that a sizable portion of the DSLR or mirrorless camera market wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for parents wanting to take photos of their kids. Too often, though, people think that just buying a “good camera” will ensure good photos. Then they discover just how fast kids move. In this episode, Kirk and Jeff talk about overcoming challenges unique to photographing children using traditional cameras. (And why using an iPhone instead can be a better option most of the time.)

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The PhotoActive on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #195: The Danger of Internet-Connected Devices

We take another look at Windows 11 system requirements, we discuss another strange wi-fi network name that can break iPhones, and we look closely at the issue of Western Digital network storage devices that have had data deleted by hackers.

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The Next Track, Episode #213 – The Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs, with Bob Trudeau

This week’s guest, Bob Trudeau, has co-authored a book, with Barry Barnes, about the Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs. Even if you’re not a fan of the Grateful Dead, this episode is an interesting discussion of a band’s repertoire.

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Kirk’s Picks No. 8 – Foregone, by Russell Banks [Book]

Foregone, the new novel by Russell Banks, is a moving novel about the past, about truth, and about the acceptance of death.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

If you enjoyed the podcast, follow it on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. For show notes and links to my pick, go to kirkville.com/picks. You can support this podcast by purchasing items via my affiliate links, or you can sign up for my Patreon and donate a few bucks a month.

Kirk’s Picks No. 7 – Bosch [TV series]

The seventh and final series of Bosch, after the novels of Michael Connelly, is now on Amazon Prime Video.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

If you enjoyed the podcast, follow it on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. For show notes and links to my pick, go to kirkville.com/picks. You can support this podcast by purchasing items via my affiliate links, or you can sign up for my Patreon and donate a few bucks a month.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #194: iCloud Calendar Spam, In-App Purchases, and Windows 11

Owners of WD MyCloud Drives have found all their data remotely wiped by hackers. iCloud Calendar spam is problem again, and we explain why, and how to fix it. We also discuss managing in-app purchases and app subscriptions, and we even discuss the forthcoming Windows 11.

Follow the The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Kirk’s Picks No. 6 – Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans [Music]

This new five-disc retrospective contains music from across Bill Evans’s career, and also has a recently discovered live set from 1975.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

If you enjoyed the podcast, follow it on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. For show notes and links to my pick, go to kirkville.com/picks. You can support this podcast by purchasing items via my affiliate links, or you can sign up for my Patreon and donate a few bucks a month.

Kirk’s Picks No. 5 – Grateful Dead, Skull & Roses [Music]

The Grateful Dead have just released a 50th anniversary edition of their 1971 live album, Skull & Roses, which is one of the best introductions to the band’s music.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

If you enjoyed the podcast, follow it on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. For show notes and links to my pick, go to kirkville.com/picks. You can support this podcast by purchasing items via my affiliate links, or you can sign up for my Patreon and donate a few bucks a month.