Borders UK has announced that it is broadcasting a new audio podcast series.

Available fortnightly, the podcast features interviews with authors, musicians and film stars, live music, competitions and offers, as well as news about new book releases.

The podcast is being distributed via the Borders website, iTunes, and around 20 other podcasting directories.

The first podcast is available to download now from www.borders.co.uk and from iTunes very shortly.

It features a live acoustic performance from Martha Wainwright taken from her recent appearance at Borders Oxford St in London, as well as news about Borders’ new competition "The Fame Formula".

And there are also interviews with crime writer Jeffrey Deaver, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kiterunner Khaleid Hosseini, "Cityboy" columnist Geraint Anderson, and Mercury Music Prize nominees Portico Quartet, British Sea Power and Neon Neon.