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Popmatic Podcast September 17th, 2014: Hispanic Heritage Month

By , September 17, 2014

The_MiddlemanIt’s Hispanic Heritage Month! You could easily turn our mispronunciations into a drinking game. Seriously, if anyone wants to call out our mispronunciations go for it in the comments. It’s Greg’s last show so he can define Hispanic however he wants. Godspeed Greg! Everyone should go visit him at the new Southeast Branch.


Hispanic Heritage Month events at NPL

The Middleman starring Natalie Morales

The Middleman‘s Last Defense Against Monsters Tells All

Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil by Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Carmen Miranda CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Gilberto Gil CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Os Mutantes CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Mutations by Beck

The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan


Pan’s Labyrinth

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Sin City

Rebel Without a Crew; or, How a 23-year-old filmmaker with $7,000 became a Hollywood Player by Robert Rodriguez

Rodriguez’ Corazon de Oro Award acceptance speech


new Southeast Branch Library


99% Invisible

Tiny House Nation

The Lego Movie


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Sue Monk Kidd – The Invention of Wings

By , September 13, 2014

Sue Monk Kidd discusses her book, The Invention of Wings. This author talk was recorded in January, 2014. Sue Monk Kidd appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

See upcoming author visits, including Carl Hiaasen and Jodi Picoult, and learn more salonat615.org

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Popmatic Podcast September 10th, 2014: Critical Rehab

By , September 10, 2014

Tales by H.P. LovecraftThis week we give some needlessly maligned books, movies, and music some critical rehabilitation. You know, things like, um, Led Zeppelin(?). Then a fight breaks out about opera because LIBRARIANS.


Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls

Sophia Petrillo from Golden Girls

Jack Shephard from Lost

Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

The Library of America

Henry Kuttner

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Only God Forgives

Tangerine Dream CD | Freegal | Hoopla

A Tribute to Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume 1

One More Try” covered by Iron and Wine on A.V. Club Undercover


All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

Tennessee Volksfest

Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar by Robert Plant

Hansel and Gretel by Beni Montresor

The Witches of Venice by Philip Glass



Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Dennis Lehane – Live By Night

By , September 6, 2014

Dennis Lehane discusses his book, Live By Night. The novel follows con man Joe Coughlin through three decades of crime. This talk was recorded in October, 2012, as part of the ongoing Salon@615 author series.

Learn more about Salon@615 and view upcoming author visits, including Kristen Gillibrand and Carl Hiaasen, at salonat615.org.

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Popmatic Podcast September 3rd, 2014: Work, Work, Work

By , September 3, 2014

Intern's Handbook by Shane KuhnIt’s back to business after Labor Day. Unironically, we do a work themed episode and we all choose to talk about books. We’re librarians – get it? During tickle my fancy, a debate flares up about whether Popmatic is about high or low culture. Amanda settles it with an appreciation of Drunk History.


The Interns’ Handbook by Shane Kuhn

High Plains Drifter

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People interactive infographic

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Carsick by John Waters


Shakespeare in the Park

David Olney

Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey

Drunk History

Go” by Grimes and Blood Diamonds

video for “Go

Work” by Iggy Izalea


VNV Nation Hoopla | Freegal


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Legends of Film: Bud Smith

By , August 29, 2014

During this episode we talk to film editor Bud Smith.  Mr. Smith’s editing credits include The Exorcist, Flashdance, and this month’s Movies @ Main feature Sorcerer.   Smith discusses the making of Sorcerer, why the original version of The Exorcist is much better than the extended directors cut, and how to edit an X-rated movie to make it an R-rated movie.  See Sorcerer on the big screen Saturday September 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, downtown.  All are welcome – no tickets required…

Popmatic Podcast August 27th, 2014: Dog Days

By , August 27, 2014

Sinners on TourThe dog days of summer are hot. Hot like four nerds sitting in a room talking about books. We tell you about the hottest books, movies and music. Things keep sizzling in the tickle my fancy segment.


Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning

Dog Day Afternoon

The Dog trailer

Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester featuring the story “Fondly Fahrenheit”

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 1 Disc 2 featuring the episode “Shopping for Death”

“Validating Ray Bradbury: Climate change and high temps linked to violent behavior”

FKA twigs on YouTube


Inside the Actors Studio: Robin Williams

Stardust Drive-In Theatre

What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton

John Oliver Terrifying Times [extended & uncensored]

Stories We Tell directed by Sarah Polley


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Emily Giffin – The One and Only

By , August 23, 2014

Emily Giffin discusses her latest book, The One and Only. In Giffin’s words, The One & Only is a story about love and friendship set against the backdrop of Texas football.  This author talk was recorded June 9, 2014. Emily Giffin appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

Learn more about Salon@615 and view upcoming author visits at  salonat615.org

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Popmatic Podcast August 20th, 2014: Summer Challenge FTW

By , August 20, 2014

The Fever by Megan AbbottThe crew recaps the best stuff they read, watched or accidentally broke during Summer Challenge. Half way through Bryan starts calling it “summer reading” again. It’s hard to teach an old library dog new library dog tricks. We take a minute to remember Robin Williams.


The Proud Highway: the Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S. Thompson

Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America by Brian Kevin

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Dark Family: V.C. Andrews and the Secret Life of Little Girls” by Megan Abbott & Sara Gran

Sudden Sea by R.A. Scotti

Therapy Horses of Gentle Carousel

Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz


Dead Poets Society


Mork & Mindy

Marc Maron’s interview with Robin Williams

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Singles by Future Islands

“Doves” (Vince Clark remix) by Future Islands

Kevin Pollock’s Chat Show

Mandatory Fun by Weird Al Yankovic

Dungeons & Dragons “5th Edition”


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Family Folk Tales: The Un-Looked For Prince

By , August 16, 2014

The Unlooked-For Prince – A king makes a bad bargain, and loses his son. Will the prince escape the evil that awaits him?

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