Years ago, we used to listen to two radio shows every Sunday night, "The Mind's Eye," which featured fabulous readings of short speculative fiction, followed by the "Goon Show," wacky brainchild of British humorists Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, and Harry Secombe. But with the advent of podcasts and video, one is now able to listen to hours of terrific programming at the click of a mouse.
The Celtic Myth Podshow is a wonderful place to while away time, listening to dramatic readings (with music!) of Celtic Myths, delivered in about 25 minutes episodes. Their series begins with the Book of Invasions, from the Irish Mythological Cycle. Each episode also comes with "show notes" which provide excellent reference materials, including maps, dramatic credits, musical credits, and additional links. There is also a fascinating blog that posts on all things Celtic -- from recent archaeological finds, preservation news, music, and materials for educators.
And if you've a hankering for a little music, consider the Irish and Celtic Music Podcasts, a free bi-monthly downloadable radio program of Independent Irish and Celtic music. The program consists of "Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia and the United States. Hosted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards." Get out your i-pod and fill it up -- there's tons of great stuff here.
Anyone want to recommend other favorite myth and fairy tale podcast sites? I'm thinking of putting together a collection of sites for our links page. Thanks!