Chris Meadows writes: I am delighted to announce that on Wednesday, January 24th at 12 noon Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific., I will be conducting a live call-in talk radio interview with Hugo-winning fantasy author Peter S. Beagle on my book-related talk show, The Biblio File ( The topic of the interview will be Beagle’s career, including The Last Unicorn novel and movie, the Lord of the Rings animated movie, the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Sarek,” and more. After I finish my prepared questions, Beagle will take questions from the audience.

Anyone who wishes to call in to the show to listen or participate will be welcome to do so.

I’ve written a comprehensive page on the various methods of connecting to TalkShoe at that covers in detail all the ways to listen or participate but I will summarize:

If you just want to listen, you can do that via streaming audio from the TalkShoe page itself, while the show is airing: Also, the complete show will be downloadable as an MP3 file (you can also use RSS to syndicate it to your podcast-sync software of choice if you like) starting about half an hour after the show ends. No registration of any kind is necessary to listen.

If you would like to listen and have the opportunity to converse with other listeners and submit questions via text chat, you can register at (it’s free) and download their Java-based text chat client, which includes the ability to listen via streaming audio at the same time.

If you would like to phone in and listen that way, as well as having the opportunity to ask a question on the air, you can register at and phone in to (724) 444-7444. (It is a Pittsburgh number, so it will be a long-distance call for most people.) You will be asked for the show’s ID number, which is 7022, and your PIN number, which you set when you register. You can phone in with or without also using the chat client, though you should use the chat client if you wish to be able to signal that you would like to be unmuted to ask a question. (You can also phone in via Voice Over IP applications, for free, which I cover in detail on the tutorial page mentioned above.)

Finally, if you will not be able to participate live but would still like to submit questions, email me via the address on this message, or the contact form at I can’t promise I’ll ask all questions that are submitted but I will try to ask any good ones.