Let’s get obstetric! Yeah! It’s “labor” day and we went there. Sarah and Jesse guest on this very special episode. Jeremy abuses his time as host to pitch a movie script. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month.
Everyone knows that August is the end of summer so on this show—endings. Books, movies, and music that end great, won’t end, or whose ending is really just the beginning. Are you following this? There is going to be a quiz. And nostalgia. And cryptography. Plus—Bryan learned how to use an em dash and it is tickling his fancy.
The dog days of summer are named after Sirius, the dog star. I’m serious. It’s Sirius. We’re librarians. We love puns and we’re very popular at parties. Today’s show is about astronomy but there ended up being a lot of talk about surfing. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
Summer challenged us and we rose to the occasion. Because we scored one million challenge points city-wide during this year’s Summer Challenge program you can have your fines forgiven if you stop by your local branch between August 16th through the 23rd. To celebrate, we tell you about the best things we checked out from the library during Summer Challenge. Jesse joins us and this ends up being a surprisingly high brow episode. At least by our standards.
School—it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. We swing from the light and whimsical to the darkest of the dark on this school themed episode of Popmatic. And what is tickling our fancy this week.
Did you know there is a new National Lampoon’s vacation movie coming out today? No, I’m not kidding. Here are some books, movies and music you can get from the library instead. Chevy Chase fans please leave your grumbles in the comments. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
With President Carter visiting the library, we can’t help but to think of the 1970s. Q: What makes the “me decade”? A: Singer songwriters, space rock, gritty crime movies, and one of the best kids books of any decade. Leave your picks in the comments. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
Amanda being out and technical difficulties did not stop the rest of Popmatic crew from celebrating Bastaille Day the way good old-fashioned red-blooded Americans should—by talking about movie soundtracks. I’m not talking Les Miserables. I’m talking Coneheads?! French factoids and absurdity abound. Plus, what is making Jeremy cry this week.