Governor 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.
We 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.
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.
It’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?
Much 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!
Knock 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.
During 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.
It’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.