Nothing 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.
February 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.
Nashville 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.
X-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.
Quentin 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.
2016 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.
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.
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!
It’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.