Popmtic Podcast

Popmatic Podcast for February 10, 2016: Love Is in the Air

By , February 10, 2016

See Jane ScoreNothing says Valentine’s Day like hockey and horror movies. It’s a categorical bromance between podcast rivals Bryan and Mike. You will learn what “schmoopy” means. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month.


Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson

The Tamarind Seed


Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

schmoopy defined Urban Dictionary | Wiktionary



Bone Tomahawk

The Story of My Teeth

Jesus’ Son

Weird Love: You Know You Want It edited by Clizia Gussoni & Craig Yoe


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Popmatic Podcast for February 3, 2016: African American History Month

By , February 3, 2016

A Rage in Harlem by Chester HimesFebruary is African American History Month. The library goes all out with a (puppet?) truck load of events. The Popmatic crew tells you about some of their favorite Black artists. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

Yesterday Will Make You Cry by Chester Himes

Dear White People

The Wiz Live!

The Wiz

The Wiz original soundtrack

The Night of the Living Dead (DVD | Hoopla | Internet Archive) starring Duane Jones

Birth of the Living Dead

Our Story Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

My Face is Black is True : Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry

clip at the beginning:
James Baldwin on the artist’s struggle for integrity

clip at the end:
Duane Jones on his role as Ben in Night of the Living Dead


Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux

Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Ratchet by Shamir

Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits by Slyvester

Complete Lady Snowblood


After the Wind by Louis W. Kasischke


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Popmatic Podcast for January 27, 2016: We Just Make This Stuff Up

By , January 27, 2016

Furious 7Nashville Improv is coming to Main Library on January 30th at 2pm. In honor of their show, we embarrass ourselves for your amusement by improvising this entire episode. Upping the chaos factor, we recorded this the morning of the winter storm. Maximum bumble death match. What does this have to do with Furious 7? You’ll have to listen to find out. Big thanks to Jesse for providing our improv queues. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


The Fast & the Furious

Star Trek Beyond

The Great Gatsby soundtrack

Third Man Records

Bryce McCloud of Isle of Printing

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton

In Death series by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts

Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Hild by Nicola Griffith

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Discworld by Terry Pratchett

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series by Fritz Leiber

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente


The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

King Lear at Belmont

Magic Mike


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Popmatic Podcast for January 20, 2016: The Truth is Out There

By , January 20, 2016

Barlowe's Guide to ExtraterrestrialsX-Files is returning so we get extraterrestrial. Amanda and Bryan talk about things relatively popular. Bill and Mike go deep nerd. Listen to the very end for X-Files talk and the most important question of all: mythology or monster-of-the-week? Got a favorite alien? Tell us in the comments.


Redshirts by John Scalzi

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials by Ian Summers, Beth Meacham, & Wayne Barlowe

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spider from Mars by David Bowie

Man Who Fell to Earth

Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

Low by Hugo Wilcken

Bowie’s video for “Lazarus


The Thief Who Couldn’t Sleep by Lawrence Block, first in the Tanner series

The Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward

A Chef’s Life Season 3

The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Moebius


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Popmatic Podcast for January 13, 2015: Save a Horse

By , January 13, 2016

A Million Ways to Die in the WestQuentin Tarantino dropped another western pastiche with The Hateful Eight. It’s a blender slop of westerns, both illustrious and obscure (don’t worry Bill will tell you which ones). So this week—westerns. Tell us yours faves in the comments.


7 Faces of Dr. Lao

High Plains Drifter

A Million Ways to Die in the West

McCabe & Mrs. Miller


Hall of the Mountain Grill by Hawkwind

No Name on the Bullet

The Ridiculous Six

Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie After Insults to Women, Elders

Reel Injun

The Sandman: Overture


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Popmatic Podcast for January 6, 2016: Great Things Are On the Horizon

By , January 6, 2016

Medusa's Web by Tim Powers2016 is going to be an exciting year for books, movies, and music… but you wouldn’t know it listening to this podcast as Mike is the only one that talks about something he hasn’t mentioned before. I jest. Our in-fighting will entertain you plenty. Mike also has enough cookies to talk about, well, cookies during the Tickle My Fancy segment.


Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers

In the meantime, check out Powers’ other books:

Anubis Gates

Last Call



My Father the Pornographer by Chris Offutt

In the meantime, check out Orffut’s other books:

Thieves’ World: Enemies of Fortune featuring a story by Andrew Offutt, Chris’ father

The Good Brother

No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home


End of Watch by Stephen King

in the meantime check out the first two in King’s Bill Hodges series:

Mr. Mercedes

Finders Keepers


Lady DynamiteMaria Bamford‘s new show

in the meantime this other edgy comedy show:

Rick and Morty Season 1


In their Own Words: Jim Henson

Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D. Volume 1


Apple Newtons?


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Popmatic Podcast for December 16, 2015: Best Movies of the Year

By , December 16, 2015

It’s the best movies of the year! Will this episode be as divisive as the best music of the year episode? I hope so! Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month because we think you have all the time in the world to listen to podcasts. Something must brighten the gray of your cubicle cage. Let it be us! Please let it be us! The audio version of Popmatic is going on holiday vacation for two weeks so binge now.



Sicario1) Sicario
2) Ex Machina
The Gift




Call Me Lucky1) Call Me Lucky
2) Going Clear
3) Inside Out




Pixels1) The Intern [We'll get it when it comes out. Pinky swear.]
2) Pixels
3) Straight Outta Compton




Mad Max Fury Road1) Mad Max: Fury Road
2) The End of the Tour
3) What We Do in the Shadows




Felt1) Felt
2) Interstellar [Hack your tractor just like the movie.]
3) Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana






Amanda plays Christmas

Enough About Me by Burt Reynolds

Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

Mike’s movie runner ups:
Last Days in Vietnam
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Creeping Garden
Steve Jobs
The Nightmare
The Search for General Tso


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Popmatic Podcast for December 9, 2015: Best Music of the Year

By , December 9, 2015

It’s the best music of the year! Luckily, Sarah and Jesse are here to ballast this nerd ship. Would Amanda of all people pick something the library doesn’t own? For shame. Plus what is tickling out fancy this week. If anyone wants a Spotify list, ask in the comments. You know what else to put in the comments? Your picks for the best music of the year!


1) “Cassette” by Viet Cong and their video for “Continental Shelf
2) The Deepest Lake by Dengue Fever
3) Heroes by Sabaton

The Fool by Ryn Weaver1) The Fool by Ryn Weaver
2) Daybreaker by Moon Taxi CD | Freegal
3) Then Came the Morning by The Lone Bellow

A Special Episode of Open Mike Eagle1) Beat Happening‘s catalog
2) A Special Episode by Open Mike Eagle
3) Natalie Prass by Natalie Prass

Skrillex and Diplo present Jack U1) Jack Ü by Skrillex & Diplo
2) Capture the Sun by Blockhead
3) “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson

Art Angels by Grimes1) Art Angels by Grimes
2) Mute Records’ catalog
3) Over the Edge Radio


Underdawgs: How Brad Stevens and the Butler Bulldogs Marched Their Way to the Brink of College Basketball’s National Championship by David Woods


Winter by Marissa Meyer

Bryan’s into file formats.


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Popmatic Podcast for December 2, 2015: Best Books of the Year

By , December 2, 2015

The Country of Ice Cream StarIt’s the best books of the year! Put five librarians in a barrel and roll it down a hill and you might get this episode. We have no respect for format. We have no respect for genre. We have little respect for what actually came out this year. What do we have respect for? Copyright law, and your picks for best books of the year. Please tell us your picks in the comments.


1) Mickey Haller series by Michael Connelly
2) J. Maarten Troost’s nonfiction
3) Last One Hundred Years trilogy by Jane Smiley

1) Doing Time: Notes from the Underground by Rob Thomas
2) The Crossing by Michael Connelly
3) Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

1) Slade House by David Mitchell
2) How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Witt
3) God Hates Astronauts, Volume 1: The Head that Would Not Die by Ryan Browne

1) The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
2) Black Rat by Cole Closser
3) Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

1) The Peripheral by William Gibson
2) Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson
3) The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison by Barrett Brown


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JR Ward – The Bourbon Kings

By , November 28, 2015

JR Ward discusses The Bourbon Kings, part of the ongoing Salon@615 author series.

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