The Regency period looms disproportionately large in any public library collection. We’ll clue you in as to why. Amanda challenges listeners to give her a reason to read Jane Austen. And we ask you, should the library start making book lists again? Plus what is tickling our fancy this week.
Summer Challenge is here! This year’s theme is super heroes so the Popmatic crew gets bit by a spider and saves the day by giving you awesome book, movie and music recommendations. And yes, listening to this episode, or any episode of Popmatic, counts for Summer Challenge points.
Are 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.
A 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.
* 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.
Who 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.
During 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.