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Popmatic Podcast for November 30, 2016: Party’s (Almost) Over

By , November 30, 2016

After eight years and over 180 episodes Popmatic Podcast is about to call it in. December 21st will be our last episode. To congratulate ourselves for all our hard work, we just talk about whatever we want today. There are no rules. Sarah shows up half way through this episode because no rules. Will a beloved Popmatic stalwart call in from a Florida beach? Were there ever any rules? At the very end of the show, we wax poetic about all our podcast memories. If you are sad faced, be calmed. All of December will be our best of the year episodes. Since we know we are about to get canned, I’m sure they will be bonkers.

Popmatic Podcast for November 16, 2016: Comic Books Rule

By , November 16, 2016

Comic books rule popular culture these days so maybe we should do an episode about them? Yeah, and John Lewis, 2016 Nashville Public Library Foundation Literary Award Winner, chose to write his memoirs in comics form. So we get graphic, literally. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for November 9, 2016: Pumpkin Spicy

By , November 9, 2016

Fall means pumpkin spice so this show is wall to wall p-spice… or wall to wall fall… or, wait Bryan’s back?! I’d love to say this show is off the rails but Popmatic is always a barrel over a waterfall so shut up and chug that latte before we hit bottom. Woooo! Make it a double shot! Plus—what is tickling our facing with week besides using three exclamation points in this blurb.

Popmatic Podcast for November 2, 2016: Election! Election! Election!

By , November 2, 2016

In the words of Mel Brooks, “Politics! Politics! Politics! Politics! Politics!” Make sure you get out and vote November 8th. In the meantime, let us entertain you with light-hearted books about assassinations and crumbling marriages. Seriously, we have a lot of fun on this episode. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Legends of Film: Gordon T. Dawson

By , October 29, 2016

During this episode we talk to Second Unit Director, Producer, and Screenwriter Gordon T. Dawson.  In addition to being a longtime Sam Peckinpah collaborator, Dawson co-wrote Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and acted as associate producer and second unit director on Movies @ Main’s current feature, The Getaway.

Join us for a free screening of The Getaway on Saturday, November 12th, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Main Library in the first floor auditorium.

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Popmatic Podcast for October 26, 2016: Shocktober

By , October 26, 2016

Sh-sh-sh-shoctober! We get horrific on Popmatic every Halloween. Mike hosts, Amanda goes cannibal, and we have a group therapy session to heal the damage done by The Exorcist. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for October 19, 2016: Artober Eardrum Edition

By , October 19, 2016

It’s our Artober music episode and we’re in Nashville so it’s wall to wall country! Just kidding. It’s mostly classical, film scores, doom metal, and Jimmy Eat World. An evil robot offers ten dollars to anyone who mentions BoomBox. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for October 12, 2016: Artober Tastebud Edition

By , October 12, 2016

This is our Artober food episode featuring on air taste tests. Start drooling now. We don’t mention Southern Festival of Books because we are bad at our jobs. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for October 5, 2016: Artober Eyeball Edition

By , October 5, 2016

We kick off Artober with an episode dedicated to the visual arts. Other art themed episodes are coming throughout the month. It’s so exciting it makes my head spin, or maybe I’m just getting a sinus infection. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for September 28, 2016: Banned Books Week

By , September 28, 2016

It’s Banned Books Week! We tell you about our favorite banned or challenged books. We don’t learn what “nunga-nungas” are. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

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