Popmtic Podcast

Legends of Film – William Lustig

By , April 25, 2015

Ipcress_File_British_quad_posterDuring this episode we talk to filmmaker, William Lustig. Lustig’s directing credits include the cult favorites Maniac, Maniac Cop, and Vigilante. While Mr. Lustig has served in just about every film-making capacity – from actor, to producer, to writer – Lustig also has a passion for film restoration. The Ipcress File is one of the many movies he has restored.

Join us for a free afternoon screening of The Ipcress File on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium.

Popmatic Podcast for April 22nd, 2015: Hip Hop Falcon Crest aka the Musical Episode

By , April 22, 2015

Rocky Horror Picture Show Original SoundtrackEmpire is a media phenomenon that topped both tv ratings and Billboard charts. Mike begged not to do a hip hop show. Bill begged to do a hip hop show. A compromise was reached and we decided on a musicals episode. Discussion of Empire (and QVC) comes at the very end.



Empire Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Kinky Boots original Broadway cast recording CD | Freegal

Kinky Boots film

Little Shop of Horrors Frank Oz version

Little Shop of Horrors Roger Corman version

Cabaret DVD | Hoopla | Overdrive

Cabaret original Broadway cast recording

Joel Grey the original MC

Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood


Moulin Rouge

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show original soundtrack


Broke with Expensive Taste by Azealia Banks

Dirty Gold by Angel Haze

Lip Sync Battle

North 40 by Aaron Williams & Fiona Staples

The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for April 15th, 2015: Buy Me Some Peanuts

By , April 15, 2015

The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachThe Nashville Sounds’ first home game in the brand spanking new First Tennessee Stadium is this week. Special guest Sarah joins the Popmatic crew to pass the time with books and movies about America’s favorite pastime. Keep an ear out too for the best local film, comedy, and music festivals happening soon. Tickling Bryan’s Cagian fancy this week is the sound of ice in someone’s water bottle which is featured heavily in the second half of the show.


Nashville Sounds

adieu Greer Stadium

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine starring Avery Brooks as the baseball loving Captain Benjamin Sisko


Nashville Film Festival

Make It or Break

The Hundred-Foot Journey

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Rites of Spring

Forecastle Festival

Moon Taxi

The Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Footloose

David & Jerry Zucker present AIRPLANE!


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for April 8th, 2015: Sesquicentennials and Such

By , April 8, 2015

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsey McCabeThis week marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War so we get our North and South on. We mostly steer clear heavy history hitters but stock up on local authors and gender bent Union soldiers. Sort of. Obligatory Gone with the Wind fight breaks out and Jeremy sings Guns-n-Roses.


Milliken’s Bend: a Civil War Battle in History and Memory by Linda Barnickel

Linda’s Southern Festival of Books 2013 book talk about Milliken’s Bend

Linda’s blog about Milliken’s Bend and her continuing research

The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War by Don Harrison Doyle

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

“Civil War” by Guns n’ Roses CD | Hoopla

Scarlet Tide” by Elvis Costello

Bryan knows nothing about the Civil War.


TableTop Day

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Antibalas CD | Freegal | Hoopla

new Lisbeth Salander novel to be released

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

Dark Lord Funk


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Garth Stein – A Sudden Light

By , April 4, 2015

Garth Stein discusses his book, A Sudden Light, at Nashville Public Library in November, 2014. This appearance is part of the continuing Salon@615 author series.

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Popmatic Podcast for April 1st, 2015: FOOLS

By , April 1, 2015

Food: A love story by Jim GaffiganGet your fool on full-on this week with double doses of Gaffigan and Evanovich. Plus satrirical takes on the army, aristocracy, vampires and STDs. ST… just listen already.


Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

the works of Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks Make a Noise

Ruthless People

No Time for Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants

The Ruling Class

What We Do In the Shadows


Hunchback of Notre Dame part of Movies@Main

Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich

The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich

It Follows

Heavier Than Heaven


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Legends of Film: Peter Medak

By , March 28, 2015

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - movie posterDuring this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Peter Medak. Mr. Medak’s film credits include The Ruling Class, The Krays, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Medak discusses working with notable actors such as Glenda Jackson and Helen Mirren, his experience directing episodes of two critically acclaimed TV series: Hannibal and Breaking Bad, and finally, his justification for making another film adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

See The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nashville Public Library, downtown.

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Popmatic Podcast for March 25th, 2015: Crime Wave

By , March 25, 2015

Nobody Move by Denis JohnsonReal life crime is down but crime books are as popular as ever. The Popmatic crew clues you onto sure bets ranging from the darkest true crime to the funniest parody novels. Plus – Mike’s tribute to the late, great Terry Pratchett.


Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

A is for Alibi: a Kinsey Millhone mystery by Sue Grafton

Payback, aka The Hunter, first in the Parker series by Richard Stark, aka Donald Westlake

Point Blank DVD | Hoopla

The Score: Ricard Stark’s Parker Volume 3 by Darwyn Cooke

The Hot Rock: the First Dortmunder novel by Donald Westlake

Nobody Move by Denis Johnson


R.I.P. Sir Terry Pratchett


Hinterland aka Y Gwyll


iZombie comics


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for March 18th, 2015: Ides of March

By , March 18, 2015

The Silver PigsThree days after the Ides of March – it’s our Ides of March episode! We pack three days worth of Roman factoids, book recommendations and snarky barbs into one little podcast. And what is tickling our fancy this week. Listen to the end to hear Johnny No Brain (aka Bryan) get schooled yet again.


Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davies

Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Roman Holiday

Asterix Omninbus by Goscinny

A History of Wales by John Davies

Mabinogion featuring “The Dream of Macsen Wledig”

Tacitus, in Five Volumes by Cornelius Tacitus

The Twelve Caesars by Seutonius

The Gallic War by Julius Caesar

I, Claudius by Robert Graves

I, Claudius mini-series


learn Latin and Welsh with Transparent Language


Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Movie Crypt podcast

Mythology by Edith Hamilton with illustrations by Savage Steele

Confessions by St. Augustine

Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll by Peter Bebergal

Cave Evil: a game of brutal necro-demonic dungeon warfare” by Peter Bebergal


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Richard Ford, Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book

By , March 15, 2015

Richard Ford discusses his book, Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book. The author appeared as part of the Salon@615 author series.



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