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Popmatic Podcast for June 22, 2016: LGBTQ Pride

By , June 22, 2016

The Orlando shootings shocked our nation, but so many of us know that love wins. On this show—our favorite LGBTQ themed materials. Nashville Pride Festival is this weekend (June 24-25). The headliner is En Vogue so free your mind and the rest will follow. Plus—what’s tickling our fancy this week besides our community rejecting hatred and celebrating unity.

Popmatic Podcasts for June 15, 2016: You’re Pullin’ My String

By , June 15, 2016

Nashville International Puppet Festival is back! On this show—puppets, duh. Pirates also make an appearance because internet. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for June 8, 2016: Creepy Uncle Stevie

By , June 8, 2016

Stephen King is coming to the Ryman Auditorium June 11th. Few authors receive as much mic time on Popmatic as Uncle Stevie so why not give him some more. More! More! Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for June 1, 2016: The Category is Summer Realness

By , June 1, 2016

Everyone knows June 1st is real start of summer so we give you a summertime warm-up. I’d love to say you’ll leave with so many beach reads to burn through you’ll start a bonfire but this ended up being a music heavy episode. Turn up the radio and sip a margarita. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week

Legends of Film: Jules Brenner

By , May 30, 2016

Johnny Got_His_Gun MovieLegends of Film is proud to present an interview with director of photography, Jules Brenner. Mr. Brenner has photographed such prestigious television productions as Helter Skelter, Salem’s Lot, and The Glass House. He has also been the director of photography on the following motion pictures, Dillinger, The Return of the Living Dead, and Johnny Got His Gun.

Johnny Got His Gun screening, originally scheduled Saturday March, 2016 has been rescheduled for June, 2016.

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Popmatic Podcast for May 25, 2016: Fuller Moon

By , May 25, 2016

Congrats! You survived the full moon last week. It’s one small step this small step for man; one giant leap for… okay, maybe not, but we do talk about Moon Pies on this week’s episode. Plus—what is tickling our fancy. Hey, where’s Bryan?

Popmatic Podcast for May 18, 2016: Funny People

By , May 18, 2016

Innovative comedian Maria Bamford is coming to TPAC and she has a new Netflix show, Lady Dynamite. So on this show—comedians! This is a surprisingly dark and contentious episode. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for May 11, 2016: Choose Privacy All Year

By , May 11, 2016

Choose Privacy Week was last week but privacy matters all year so this week–privacy, or lack thereof.

Popmatic Podcast for May 4, 2016: Mother’s Day and Prince

By , May 4, 2016

Color of WaterIt’s Mother’s Day! James McBride is coming to the library to talk about his book about his amazing mother. Would I be pushing it to say this episode is matriarchal? Plus—our Prince memories. The Purple One was a bit much for one young kid in Kentucky to take.


“Mommy Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight” from Collection by Misfits

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

Manchurian Candidate

A Man for All Seasons

The Color of Water by James McBride


Prince was genius.

Listed Sisters


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