Popmtic Podcast

Kirsten Gillibrand – Off the Sidelines

By , November 22, 2014

Kirsten Gillibrand discusses her book Off the Sidelines with Connie Britton. This author talk was recorded September 20, 2014. Gillibrand appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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Popmatic Podcast November 19th, 2014: Give Thanks!

By , November 19, 2014

Help Thanks WowOn this episode, we take time to count our bibliographic blessings. Wonder Woman, Bronies, and the guys from the library mail room all make appearances. This ended up being a very personal, behind the scenes at the library kind of episode. It is dedicated to Nancy Sellars.


Special Collections

VuFind lets you browse new materials easily

the staff and patrons at Edmondson Pike branch

Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen

Interlibrary Loan

Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott

the library Mail Room staff


Doctor Who Season 8 starring Peter Capaldi

How soon is too soon for holiday decorations?

News Channel 5 holiday commercial

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes

Star Trek Voyager starring Kate Mulgrew

the “new 52″ Wonder Woman

Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman art

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony


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Family Folk Tales: The Wonderful Birch

By , November 15, 2014

The Wonderful Birch – Will the witch’s daughter or her step-daughter live happily ever after in this Cinderella-like tale?

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Popmatic Podcast November 12th, 2014: Space Cadets

By , November 12, 2014

Babylon 5If Interstellar and Guardians of the Galaxy are any indication, then Sun Ra is correct: space is the place. We go far beyond our world. Bring an oxygen tank. Refreshingly, there is very little Star Wars or Star Trek, but a lot of cookie butter in this episode.


Silent Running

Dreadstar by Jim Starlin

Babylon 5

The Planets by Gustav Holst

Solaris (1972)


Prisoners of Gravity

cookie butter

Night at the Cotton Club at Nashville Symphony

The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison

Tabletop Season 3


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Popmatic Podcast November 5th, 2014: Courtroom Shocker

By , November 5, 2014

The Escape ArtistIn honor  this year’s Nashville Public Library Literary Award winner, Scott Turow, we feature of our favorite legal thrillers; or at least our favorite cop shows. There is a huge surprise during the “tickle my fancy” segment that results in our amps being cranked to eleven.

Pro tip: at the end of every show, we do corrections of the previous show. This is often embarrassing and/or hilarious.


Scott Turow free public lecture


Psych novels by William Rabkin

Perry Mason

Perry Mason novels by Erle Stanely Gardner

The Escape Artist

Defending Jacob by William Landay

12 Angry Men

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Wikileaks’ response to the film


Blurred Lines” by Postmodern Jukebox

Juggernaut – part of Movies@Main

Doug Loves Movies recording at Zanies

Birth School Metallica Death by Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood

Jim Carrey’s return to SNL

My Gimpy Life


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Popmatic Podcast October 29th, 2014: Goth

By , October 29, 2014

Only Lovers Left AliveWe go goth in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve. Clearly, some members of Popmatic crew are goths in denial.


Only Lovers Left Alive

The World of Chas Addams by Charles “Chas” Addams

Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life by Linda H. Davis

Addams Family: A New Musical


Michael McDowell

An Overture by Youth Code

A Place to Stand by Youth Code

Alliance of Sound Tour


Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Serial podcast

Lights Out


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Popmatic Podcast October 22nd, 2014: Library Besties

By , October 22, 2014

GhostbustersGovernor Haslam has declared October 19-25, 2014 Friends of Libraries Week. Everyone on Popmatic is BFF with libraries so we go deep with the best BMM (book, movies, music) featuring bibliotecas, or at least as deep as Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, and sugary cereal. Bryan laments silently the absence of Borges.


Friends of Nashville Public Library

Doctor Who Season 4 Episode 8 “Silence in the Library” starring the “Tenth Doctor” David Tennant

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Men can be librarians?



Ghostbusters 2

“Real” ghostbusters at New York Public Library

The Information by James Gleick

Wikipedia on Wikipedia


Walking Dead Season 5 “No Sanctuary”

Shia LaBeouf on Jimmy Kimmel

Interlibrary Loan back on the 3rd Floor of the Main Library

Anna Nicole

Franken Berry cereal


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Popmatic Podcast October 15th, 2014: Why Not Opera?

By , October 15, 2014

Anna NicoleWe settle the fight that broke out during the Critical Rehab episode. Which operas should Mike listen to? Besides our irreverent suggestions, you should definitely check out whatever the pros at Nashville Opera are up to.


Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass

Candide by Leonard Bernstein CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis

A Night at the Opera film

A Night at the Opera by Queen

Tomorrow, In a Year by The Knife

Suites from Wozzeck and Lulu by Alban Berg

Carmen by Georges Bizet

Doctor Atomic by John Adams

The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

The Beggar’s Opera musical version by Benjamin Britten

Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage & Richard Thompson


Night Watch – part of Movies @ Main

Paste Magazine’s best pumpkin beers

The Thing



Checkout 51


Snap by Groupon

That gum you like is going to come back in style:


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Pat Conroy in conversation with Ann Patchett – The Death of Santini

By , October 11, 2014

Pat Conroy discusses his book The Death of Santini with Ann Patchett.  This author talk was recorded October 29, 2013. Pat Conroy appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series. Pat Conroy returns to Nashville today at the Southern Festival of Books.

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Popmatic Podcast October 8th, 2014: Books, Southern Festival of

By , October 8, 2014

southern_festival_of_booksIt’s the best weekend of the year. It’s Southern Festival of Books! We clue you in on can’t miss authors. Leave your favorites in the comments. Later in the show, we find out Bryan has a thing about Mayim Bialik. Who knew?


Southern Festival of Books full line-up

Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

Nursery Crime series by Jasper Fforde

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Perfidia by James Ellroy

James Ellroy, American Dog

My Dark Places: A L.A. Crime Memoir by James Ellroy

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African American Cuisine by Bryant Terry

Afro-vegan: Farm-fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry



The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed–In Your World by Jeffrey Kluger

13 Bullets (Vampire Tales Vol. 1) by David Wellington

FictFact – Keep track of your book series

Oktober Fest

Syro by Aphex Twin

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes by Thom Yorke

Tor Browser

Bit Torrent


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