Popmtic Podcast

Popmatic Podcast for May 18, 2016: Funny People

By , May 18, 2016

Innovative comedian Maria Bamford is coming to TPAC and she has a new Netflix show, Lady Dynamite. So on this show—comedians! This is a surprisingly dark and contentious episode. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Popmatic Podcast for May 11, 2016: Choose Privacy All Year

By , May 11, 2016

Choose Privacy Week was last week but privacy matters all year so this week–privacy, or lack thereof.

Popmatic Podcast for May 4, 2016: Mother’s Day and Prince

By , May 4, 2016


Color of WaterIt’s Mother’s Day! James McBride is coming to the library to talk about his book about his amazing mother. Would I be pushing it to say this episode is matriarchal? Plus—our Prince memories. The Purple One was a bit much for one young kid in Kentucky to take.

MOMS

“Mommy Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight” from Collection by Misfits

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

Manchurian Candidate

A Man for All Seasons

The Color of Water by James McBride

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Prince was genius.

Listed Sisters

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Legends of Film: Frank Urioste

By , April 30, 2016

The Spikes Gang movie posterDuring this episode we talk to film editor, Frank J. Urioste. Mr. Urioste’s editing credits include Robocop, Die Hard, Total Recall, The Hitcher, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature, The Spikes Gang. Urisote discusses editing these thrilling movies and much more about his career.

Join us for a free screening of The Spikes Gang on Saturday, May 14th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

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Popmatic Podcast for April 27, 2016: Death and Taxes, Part 2

By , April 27, 2016


Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas PynchonLast week, taxes. This week, death! (We recorded this before Prince died. Don’t worry, that episode’s coming.) We only live twice: once for real and once in our dreams. So on this show, our bucket lists. Only librarians’ bucket lists would include this many books. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

HUMBLE BUCKET LIST

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Understanding Thomas Pynchon by Robert D. Newman

Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow by Zak Smith

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

The Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn

Breaking the Code: A True Story by a Hells Angel President and the Cop Who Pursued Him by Pat Matter & Chris Omodt

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels by Jay Dobyns

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Angel Guts: Red Classroom by Xiu Xiu

Wonderful and Strange: Xiu Xiu interprets Angelo Badalament’s classic score for Twin Peaks” by Benjamin Shapiro

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell

Murder He Says

Concussion

“Elizabeth” by Ghost from Opus Eponymous

Ghost will be at Marathon Music Works May 3rd

When Dungeons & Dragons Set Off a ‘Moral Panic’” by Clyde Haberman

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Popmatic Podcast for April 20, 2016: Death and Taxes, Part 1

By , April 20, 2016


Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become WolvesIt’s two days after tax day and we know some of you still owe the government money. On this episode, things that are taxing besides these filler intros. We all talk about books, except Mike. Oh reading, so hard! Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

TAXATION, CULTURE STYLE

It by Stephen King

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

I, Claudius miniseries

I, Claudius by Robert Graves

Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves by Carolyn Chute

TICKLING OUR FANCY

cling wrap for carpet

Outlander TV show

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

70s Sci-Fi Art

Atomic! Nashville

Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers CD | DVD

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Popmatic Podcast for April 13, 2016: National Library Week

By , April 13, 2016


The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh HanagarneWe’re right in the middle of National Library Week, or as we like to call it—victory lap. National Library Week is a time to celebrate libraries and all the good things they do. We try not to ruin it. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

LIBRARIES

the works of Gene Luen Yang, National Library Week’s Honorary Chair

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Joshua Hanagarne

World’s Strongest Librarian blog

Ferguson Municipal Library in Ferguson, MO

Ferguson Municipal Library wins Library Journal Library of the Year

NAZA (Nashville After Zone Alliance)

Studio NPL

Seed Exchange

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Open Library

Community of Many Faces

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Burger Republic

Black Coat’s Daughter

Catan Con

Safe

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Popmatic Podcast for April 6, 2016: Poetry Bomb

By , April 6, 2016


Diary by John CageHistorically, our poetry episodes have been zany and this week’s show is no exception. I’ll leave it at that. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

POEMS AND SUCH

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poetry Writing Workshop at Main Library

poetry from Third Man Books

Diary: How to Improve the World (You’ll Only Make It Worse) by John Cage

The Complete Poems of Stephen Crane

New Times by Violent Femmes

Permanent Record by Violent Femmes

Da Doo Ron Ron” by The Crystals

The Essential Britney Spears

Low by David Bowie

TICKLING OUR FANCY

Star Wars: Headspace CD | Hoopla

Music Inspired by Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk by Meco

Tournament of Books

The Tzar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

The Incantations of Daniel Johnston by Ricardo Cavolo & Scott Mcclanahan

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Popmatic Podcast for March 30, 2016: Woo! College!

By , March 30, 2016


I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom WolfeMarch Madness is reaching peak hysteria. The more bookish among us know basketball teams often have colleges attached to them so on this show—college! Sarah joins us. I don’t think she mentions Butler once. Part of me admires her restraint. Another part of me fears she has been traumatized by their recent loss. Somehow a fruit themed pun contest breaks out. All this and more on this week’s episode of the Popmatic Podcast.

WOO! COLLEGE!

I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

Art School Confidential DVD | Hoopla

Art School Confidential: A Screenplay by Daniel Clowes

The Dyer Observatory

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss print | ebook | audio

Donnie Darko

“The Killing Moon” from Songs to Learn and Sing by Echo & the Bunnymen CD | Hoopla

Nashville College for Young Ladies 1899 Basket Ball Team (yes, that’s two words)
Nashville College for Young Ladies Basket Ball Team 1899

For more of the Nashville College for Young Ladies check out Sarah’s awesome post or visit the Metro Archives in person

TICKLING OUR FANCY

The Mercy of the Sky by Holly Bailey

Chattanooga Film Festival

Better Nature by Silver Sun Pickups

The Belt by In the Valley Below

Rom Spaceknight

R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Alien: Isolation

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Legends of Film: Paul Hirsch

By , March 25, 2016

Source CodeDuring this episode we talk to Academy Award-winning film editor Paul Hirsch. If you aren’t aware of Mr. Hirsch’s career in film, get ready to be amazed. His editing credits include Star Wars Episodes IV and V, Phantom of the Paradise, Ray, and the upcoming Warcraft movie.

Join us for a free screening of Source Code on Saturday, April 9, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Main Library Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

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