true and its hard to avoid the media with all the tweeting and facebooking going around. but evading a comics podcast until you read your books is not that difficult but you should mark it as a show with spoilers. because i think the thing is that your podcast always was pretty much spoiler free until it suddendly wasnt.
To be fair, it was just a case of someone getting excited about a book and slipping up. It was just a one-off.
Heh, I appreciate you going to bat for on my behalf, Huw. The truth of the matter is that I will make mistakes every now and again, but I will always strive to learn from them. Of the 178+ podcasts that we've recorded over the past 3+ years, if I've only spoiled aspects* of a few books, we should all consider ourselves lucky. I'm a ranter. I'm also someone who no matter how long we've been doing this still gets nervous from time to time. We've got thousands of weekly listeners, and with that comes an underlying pressure to perform, knowing that your opinion is etched into an audible form that people can scrutinize at their leisure.
I honestly don't remember spoiling Southern Cross, but in regard to The Sculptor, I love love LOVED that book - and if I talked too much about it that evening it was only because I was so excited to share it with everyone that I lost myself in the review. I've had countless amounts of people tweeting, emailing, and FB messaging me to tell me how much they fell in love with that book after I had talked about it on the podcast. That makes me feel good. I will always strive to present myself better on the podcast, but I'm only human, and will from time to time will make a mistake. It's just the nature of the beast. Cheers!