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Popmatic Podcast for September 2, 2015: Labor Day

By , September 2, 2015

Baby MamaLet’s get obstetric! Yeah! It’s “labor” day and we went there. Sarah and Jesse guest on this very special episode. Jeremy abuses his time as host to pitch a movie script. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month.


Baby Mama

Taryn Manning in Orange is the New Black

She’s Having a Baby

Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena

The Filth Child by Doris Lessing

Knocked Up


Kingsman: The Secret Service

End of the Tour

Passion Pit (CD | Freegal) at Live on the Green

Dave Pilkey at Salon@615


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Popmatic Podcast for August 26, 2015: Summer’s End

By , August 26, 2015

I, Jonathan by Jonathan RichmanEveryone knows that August is the end of summer so on this show—endings. Books, movies, and music that end great, won’t end, or whose ending is really just the beginning. Are you following this? There is going to be a quiz. And nostalgia. And cryptography. Plus—Bryan learned how to use an em dash and it is tickling his fancy.



Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

The Imitation Game

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Sunset Blvd

Burned Mind by Wolf Eyes Freegal | Hoopla

Enemy Ladder” by Wolf Eyes

I, Jonathan by Jonathan Richman featuring “That Summer Feeling”


A Long Day at the End of the World by Brent Hendricks

America’s Next Weather Man

God Hates Astronauts Volume 1: The Head That Would Not Die by Ryan Browne

Killer Thrillers Book Club is reading Moving Target by Ross Macdonald


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Family Folk Tales – The Believing Husbands

By , August 22, 2015

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When a man’s wife and her parents collapse in tears over what might have been, he sets off to find three people as silly as they; but will he succeed?

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Popmatic Podcast for August 19, 2015: Dog (Star) Days of Summer

By , August 19, 2015

How I Killed Pluto by Mike BrownThe dog days of summer are named after Sirius, the dog star. I’m serious. It’s Sirius. We’re librarians. We love puns and we’re very popular at parties. Today’s show is about astronomy but there ended up being a lot of talk about surfing. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.



the music of Jack Nitzsche

Silver Surfer: When Calls Galactus by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Marie Severin

Silver Surfer vol. 1: New Dawn by Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Laura Allred, and Clayton Cowles

Silver Surfer vol. 2: Worlds Apart by Dan Slott and Mike Allred

Madman by Mike Allred & Laura Allred

Surfing with the Alien by Joe Satriani

What If the Moon Didn’t Exist?: Voyages to Earths that Might Have Been by Neil F. Comins

What If the Earth had Two Moons?: And Nine Other Thought-Provoking Speculations on the Solar System by Neil F. Comins

How I Killed Pluto and Why It had It Coming by Mike Brown

Your World” by Dogstar (featuring Keanu Reeves)


Solo Sessions and Encores by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends featuring the song “Pipeline”

Weirdo Shrine by La Luz

Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine

Eye Candy by R.L. Stine

The Incredible Herb Trimpe by Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan

Go bowling with your family. It is the most fun ever.


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Popmatic Podcast for August 12, 2015: Summer Challenge Summer Schmallenge

By , August 12, 2015

The Bone Clocks by David MitchellSummer challenged us and we rose to the occasion. Because we scored one million challenge points city-wide during this year’s Summer Challenge program you can have your fines forgiven if you stop by your local branch between August 16th through the 23rd. To celebrate, we tell you about the best things we checked out from the library during Summer Challenge. Jesse joins us and this ends up being a surprisingly high brow episode. At least by our standards.


The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

7: An Experiment in Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker

Laurie’s simplify your life book round up

I Am Radar by Reif Larsen

Z for Zachiariah by Robert C. O’Brien

Tomorrow, in a Year by The Knife, Planningtorock, and Mt. Sims CD | Hoopla

our opera episode

our 1Q84 episode


Courtyard Concerts are happening

“Avant Gardener” and the music of Courtney Barnett

Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day by Macrina Wiederkehr

Orson Welles’ Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind by Josh Karp

A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor


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Popmatic Podcast for August 5, 2015: SCHOOLED

By , August 5, 2015

Deadly ClassSchool—it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. We swing from the light and whimsical to the darkest of the dark on this school themed episode of Popmatic. And what is tickling our fancy this week.


Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo

The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Deadly Class: 1987 Reagan Youth by Rick Remender & Wes Craig

A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King

West Side Story

Michael Bay – What is Bayhem?

Tampa by Alissa Nutting

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen


the actual movies Shudder has that Netflix does not

KMFDM at Exit/In

Up On the Sun by Meat Puppets

Amanda learned about the greatest generation first hand from her grandfather’s letters.


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Popmatic Podcast for July 29, 2015: A Vacation from Yourself

By , July 29, 2015

The Vacationers by Emma StraubDid you know there is a new National Lampoon’s vacation movie coming out today? No, I’m not kidding. Here are some books, movies and music you can get from the library instead. Chevy Chase fans please leave your grumbles in the comments. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

Amanda’s review of The Sex Lives of Cannibals


Legends of Film interview with Westworld producer Paul Lazarus

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Jeff Goldblum laughing

Return to the Valley of the Go-Gos by The Gos-Gos CD | Hoopla

Lexicon Devil: The Short Life and Fast Times of Darby Crash and The Germs by Brendan Mullen

The Dying Grass by William Vollmann


Elvis Costello’s MTV Unplugged

Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst


Ballet 422

I’m On Vacation” by Rhett & Link


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Popmatic Podcast for July 22nd, 2015: That 70s Episode

By , July 22, 2015

My Aim is True by Elvis CostelloWith President Carter visiting the library, we can’t help but to think of the 1970s. Q: What makes the “me decade”? A: Singer songwriters, space rock, gritty crime movies, and one of the best kids books of any decade. Leave your picks in the comments. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


My Aim is True by Elvis Costello

This Year’s Model by Elvis Costello

Armed Forced by Elvis Costello

The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello – The Videos

The Conversation

All the President’s Men


Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Charley Varrick

the music of Yes

Music of Yes: Structure and Vision of Progressive Rock by Bill Martin

Listening to the Future: The Time of Progressive Rock 1968-1978 by Bill Martin


Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

This is How Google’s Deep Dream Sees Nashville

Here’s Patti Lupone Talking About Stealing Theatergoer’s Cellphone

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts


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Popmatic Podcast for July 15th, 2015: French Like the Fries

By , July 15, 2015

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre DumasAmanda being out and technical difficulties did not stop the rest of Popmatic crew from celebrating Bastaille Day the way good old-fashioned red-blooded Americans should—by talking about movie soundtracks. I’m not talking Les Miserables. I’m talking Coneheads?! French factoids and absurdity abound. Plus, what is making Jeremy cry this week.


The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas

The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas

The French Connection

Legends of Film interview with Randy Jurgensen

Coneheads (Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Passion of Joan of Arc


Omni Hut

ArieScope Pictures

finale episodes of Mad Men


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Popmatic Podcast for July 8th, 2015: ‘Merica All Year

By , July 8, 2015

Desserts from the famous Loveless Cafe : simple Southern pies, puddings, cakes, and cobblers from Nashville's landmark restaurantCountry music, comics, cake, and radical politics – this episode is as American as apple pie. Plus, you down with JPS?

American II: Unchained by Johnny Cash

American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash CD | Hoopla

Johnny Cash Reads the Complete New Testament

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby Haight O’Connell

Folk Hits Around the Campfire

Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection

House of Earth by Woodie Guthrie

Mermaid Avenue sessions by Billy Bragg & Wilco

Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe: Simple Southern Pies, Puddings, Cakes, and Cobblers from Nashville’s Landmark Restaurant by Alisa Huntsman

Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book by Gerard Jones


Hellboy II part of Movies @ Main

Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros Soundtrack by Andrew Schartmann

Blackstone Brewery Strawberry Picnic

Nashville Cat Rescue

John Phillip Sousa


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