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Popmatic Podcast for May 27, 2015: Vroom, Vroom

By , May 27, 2015

SennaAre you still buzzing from the Indy 500? Maybe just depressed that Dave Letterman is off the air? None of the Popmatic crew like racing as much as Letterman does but they all love Talladega Nights. And some serious stuff too.


Senna DVD | Hoopla

Fast Track series by Erin McCarthy

Richard “Dick” Trickle

The Last American Hero

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe featuring the essay “The Last American Hero”

Death Race 2000

Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts featuring “The Racer” by Ib Melchior

Legends of Film interview with Tina Hirsch

Legends of Film interview with Lewis Teague

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

Norm Macdonald’s last appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman

The Dali Museum

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack CD | Hoopla

Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for May 20, 2015: WAR

By , May 20, 2015

Monuments Men DVDIn honor of Memorial Day, we pick our favorite war books and movies. And our favorite war… music? Maybe. Plus what is tickling our fancy this week.



The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel

The Monuments Men film

The Bridge On the River Kwai

Fury: My War Gone By by Garth Ennis & Goran Parlov

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by John Krakauer


Honest Trailers YouTube channel

Postmodern Jukebox at Cannery Ballroom

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll part of Light + Sound Machine

“Cement Slippers” by Dengue Fever from the album Cannibal Courtship

Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector by Mick Brown; read by Ray Porter

The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-kept Secret by Kent Hartman

The Devil Is Here In These Hills: West Virginia Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James R. Green

Harlan County U.S.A.


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for May 13th, 2015: Down Under

By , May 13, 2015

The Bat by Jo NesboA new Mad Max movie is coming out. Wait what?! Yeah, seriously. So the Popmatic crew goes to Australia for this episode. Bryan was so proud—so proud—that this episode was dingo free, but alas, somebody had to say it. Plus what is tickling our fancy this month.


The Bat by Jo Nesbo

My Brilliant Career

Australian New Wave

Legends of Film interview with Ted Kotcheff

The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Bird King: An Artists Notebook by Shaun Tan

The Babadook



Hippie Radio 94.5

Spotify on PS4

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica, 1991-2014 by Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood, read Ray Porter

Kraftwerk at the Ryman

Black Widow: Age of Me trailer


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Family Folk Tales: Puss in Boots

By , May 9, 2015

Listen to “Puss in Boots” – When a youth inherits nothing but a cat, how can he use it to make his fortune?

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* Puss in Boots will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m., during May, 2015. Come see Puss in Boots, an original production, at Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Theater. Brand new marionettes, created by Wishing Chair Productions, will tell the story of a clever cat, an innocent boy, and one hungry ogre.

Popmatic Podcast for April 29th, 2015: Poems and Guns

By , April 29, 2015

Cinema of the Present by Lisa RobertsonWho knew that the poetry episode would be one of the most contentious ever. There was so much bickering over the aesthetics of verse there wasn’t any time for the Tickle My Fancy segment. Remember kids – be nice to one another.


The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker featuring the poem “Frustration”

Another Reason I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House” by Billy Collins

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams featuring the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”

A Monster’s Notes by Laurie Sheck

Love, Of a Kind by Felix Dennis

The Eye-Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead, and Mercy by James Dickey

The James Dickey Reader by James Dickey

Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son by Christopher Dickey

The Second Sex by Michael Robbins

Motherland, Fatherland, and Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood

Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud translated by John Ashberry

Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Legends of Film: William Lustig

By , April 25, 2015

Ipcress_File_British_quad_posterDuring this episode we talk to filmmaker, William Lustig. Lustig’s directing credits include the cult favorites Maniac, Maniac Cop, and Vigilante. While Mr. Lustig has served in just about every film-making capacity – from actor, to producer, to writer – Lustig also has a passion for film restoration. The Ipcress File is one of the many movies he has restored.

Join us for a free afternoon screening of The Ipcress File on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium.

Popmatic Podcast for April 22nd, 2015: Hip Hop Falcon Crest aka the Musical Episode

By , April 22, 2015

Rocky Horror Picture Show Original SoundtrackEmpire is a media phenomenon that topped both tv ratings and Billboard charts. Mike begged not to do a hip hop show. Bill begged to do a hip hop show. A compromise was reached and we decided on a musicals episode. Discussion of Empire (and QVC) comes at the very end.



Empire Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Kinky Boots original Broadway cast recording CD | Freegal

Kinky Boots film

Little Shop of Horrors Frank Oz version

Little Shop of Horrors Roger Corman version

Cabaret DVD | Hoopla | Overdrive

Cabaret original Broadway cast recording

Joel Grey the original MC

Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood


Moulin Rouge

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show original soundtrack


Broke with Expensive Taste by Azealia Banks

Dirty Gold by Angel Haze

Lip Sync Battle

North 40 by Aaron Williams & Fiona Staples

The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for April 15th, 2015: Buy Me Some Peanuts

By , April 15, 2015

The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachThe Nashville Sounds’ first home game in the brand spanking new First Tennessee Stadium is this week. Special guest Sarah joins the Popmatic crew to pass the time with books and movies about America’s favorite pastime. Keep an ear out too for the best local film, comedy, and music festivals happening soon. Tickling Bryan’s Cagian fancy this week is the sound of ice in someone’s water bottle which is featured heavily in the second half of the show.


Nashville Sounds

adieu Greer Stadium

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine starring Avery Brooks as the baseball loving Captain Benjamin Sisko


Nashville Film Festival

Make It or Break

The Hundred-Foot Journey

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Rites of Spring

Forecastle Festival

Moon Taxi

The Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Footloose

David & Jerry Zucker present AIRPLANE!


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for April 8th, 2015: Sesquicentennials and Such

By , April 8, 2015

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsey McCabeThis week marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War so we get our North and South on. We mostly steer clear heavy history hitters but stock up on local authors and gender bent Union soldiers. Sort of. Obligatory Gone with the Wind fight breaks out and Jeremy sings Guns-n-Roses.


Milliken’s Bend: a Civil War Battle in History and Memory by Linda Barnickel

Linda’s Southern Festival of Books 2013 book talk about Milliken’s Bend

Linda’s blog about Milliken’s Bend and her continuing research

The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War by Don Harrison Doyle

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

“Civil War” by Guns n’ Roses CD | Hoopla

Scarlet Tide” by Elvis Costello

Bryan knows nothing about the Civil War.


TableTop Day

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Antibalas CD | Freegal | Hoopla

new Lisbeth Salander novel to be released

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

Dark Lord Funk


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Garth Stein – A Sudden Light

By , April 4, 2015

Garth Stein discusses his book, A Sudden Light, at Nashville Public Library in November, 2014. This appearance is part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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