Popmtic Podcast

Popmatic Podcast October 22nd, 2014: Library Besties

By , October 22, 2014

GhostbustersGovernor Haslam has declared October 19-25, 2014 Friends of Libraries Week. Everyone on Popmatic is BFF with libraries so we go deep with the best BMM (book, movies, music) featuring bibliotecas, or at least as deep as Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, and sugary cereal. Bryan laments silently the absence of Borges.


Friends of Nashville Public Library

Doctor Who Season 4 Episode 8 “Silence in the Library” starring the “Tenth Doctor” David Tennant

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Men can be librarians?



Ghostbusters 2

“Real” ghostbusters at New York Public Library

The Information by James Gleick

Wikipedia on Wikipedia


Walking Dead Season 5 “No Sanctuary”

Shia LaBeouf on Jimmy Kimmel

Interlibrary Loan back on the 3rd Floor of the Main Library

Anna Nicole

Franken Berry cereal


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast October 15th, 2014: Why Not Opera?

By , October 15, 2014

Anna NicoleWe settle the fight that broke out during the Critical Rehab episode. Which operas should Mike listen to? Besides our irreverent suggestions, you should definitely check out whatever the pros at Nashville Opera are up to.


Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass

Candide by Leonard Bernstein CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis

A Night at the Opera film

A Night at the Opera by Queen

Tomorrow, In a Year by The Knife

Suites from Wozzeck and Lulu by Alban Berg

Carmen by Georges Bizet

Doctor Atomic by John Adams

The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

The Beggar’s Opera musical version by Benjamin Britten

Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage & Richard Thompson


Night Watch – part of Movies @ Main

Paste Magazine’s best pumpkin beers

The Thing



Checkout 51


Snap by Groupon

That gum you like is going to come back in style:


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Pat Conroy in conversation with Ann Patchett – The Death of Santini

By , October 11, 2014

Pat Conroy discusses his book The Death of Santini with Ann Patchett.  This author talk was recorded October 29, 2013. Pat Conroy appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series. Pat Conroy returns to Nashville today at the Southern Festival of Books.

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Popmatic Podcast October 8th, 2014: Books, Southern Festival of

By , October 8, 2014

southern_festival_of_booksIt’s the best weekend of the year. It’s Southern Festival of Books! We clue you in on can’t miss authors. Leave your favorites in the comments. Later in the show, we find out Bryan has a thing about Mayim Bialik. Who knew?


Southern Festival of Books full line-up

Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

Nursery Crime series by Jasper Fforde

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Perfidia by James Ellroy

James Ellroy, American Dog

My Dark Places: A L.A. Crime Memoir by James Ellroy

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African American Cuisine by Bryant Terry

Afro-vegan: Farm-fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry



The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed–In Your World by Jeffrey Kluger

13 Bullets (Vampire Tales Vol. 1) by David Wellington

FictFact – Keep track of your book series

Oktober Fest

Syro by Aphex Twin

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes by Thom Yorke

Tor Browser

Bit Torrent


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Popmatic Podcast October 1st, 2014: Artober

By , October 1, 2014

Pollock DVD coverMuch to their parents’ chagrin, all the Popmatic crew turned out “artistic.” It’s a good thing October is Artober in Nashville. During the Tickle My Fancy segment, Mike initiates his own version of Artober, SHOCK-TOBER! Muhahahahahaha!


Artober Nashville

Artober events at NPL

Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible by Alan Rusbridger

4 Ballades by Frédéric Chopin performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy (including “Ballade No.1 in G minor”)

Finding Vivian Maier

Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier


Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visable by B.H. Friedman

Portrait of an Artist: Jackson Pollock documentary

The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan


House of Windows by John Langan

Walk Among the Tombstones

King of New York


Proud Too Be Weird by Ralph Steadman


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Cheryl Strayed – Wild

By , September 27, 2014

Cheryl Strayed discusses her book, Wild :  from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  This author talk was recorded April 18, 2013. Cheryl Strayed appeared as part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

Various staff members have written about Strayed in the past. Check out our reviews of Wild via the Popmatic Podcast, Wild via Off the Shelf, as well as Strayed’s advice book, Tiny Beautiful Things

See upcoming author visits, including Kristen Gillibrand and Carl Hiaasen, and learn more at salonat615.org.

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Popmatic Podcast September 24th, 2014: Banned Books All Year

By , September 24, 2014

Lolita by Vladimir NabokovKnock knock. Who’s there? Humbert. Humbert who? Humbert Humbert. It’s Banned Books Week. We celebrate the freedom to read by plugging our favorite challenged books. If you have a favorite banned or challenged book, tell us in the comments. Later in the show, a book about giant ants proves too much for Mike to handle.


Banned Books Week events happening an NPL

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm large format edition illustrated by Ralph Steadman

Mommy Laid an Egg! or Where Babies Come From by Babette Cole

What’s “Happening to My Body” Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras

What’s “Happening to My Body” Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Homeland by Cory Doctorow read by Wil Wheaton

Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free by Cory Doctorow


The Colony by A.J. Colucci

Hello Goodbye” covered by The Cure

Stark Raving Black by Lewis Black

In God We Rust by Lewis Black

Every Kingdom by Ben Howard

Opulence by Brooke Candy


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Dean Tavoularis: Legends of Film

By , September 20, 2014

outsidersDuring this episode of Legends of Film, we talk to the Academy Award winning production designer, Dean Tavoularis. Mr. Tavoularis discusses his career working on such Francis Ford Coppola films as The Godfather Trilogy, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders. Come see The Outsiders on Saturday 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Nashville Public Library, downtown.

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


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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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