Popmtic Podcast

Popmatic Podcast July 23, 2014: The Fault in Our Social Media Stars

By , July 23, 2014

Neil GaimanJohn Green made himself famous by using social media (and by writing great books). We clue you in on the best authors and musicians who are active on the interwebs: who’s real, who’s funny, who’s fake, who’s a train wreck, etc. Be sure to put your faves in the comments. And what is tickling our fancy this month. The team convinces me not to talk about copyright.


John Green at NPL

John Green on twitter

John Green on youtube

Neil Gaiman at NPL

Neil Gaiman’s blog

Neil Gaiman on twitter

Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming” by Neil Gaiman

Mother, Wife, Sister, Human, Warrior, Falcon, Yardstick, Turban, Cabbage by Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney on twitter

George Takei at NPL

George Takei on twitter

George Takei on facebook

Try! Live in Concert by John Mayer Trio

John Mayer’s whole catalog on Freegal

John Mayer on twitter

Cherie Priest at NPL

Cherie Priest’s blog

Cherie Priest on twitter

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Amanda Palmer on twitter

Moz is not on twitter.

Kanye New Yorker tweets

Josh Groban sings Kanye tweets

Nick Offerman reads tweets from young female celebrities.

Celebrities read mean tweets about themselves.


Bao Down Nashville food truck

Night Time is the Right Time” performed by Ray Charles

Cosby Show Season 2 Episode 3 “Happy Anniversary”


Forever For Now by LP

Live on the Green

War by Sebastian Junger

Bettie Page Reveals All

The Notorious Bettie Page


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Family Folk Tales: The Ogre

By , July 19, 2014

The Ogre – A lad takes a job working for an ogre. How long will it take him to learn to mind his tongue?

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Family Folk Tales: The Boy Who Could Keep a Secret

By , July 19, 2014

The Boy Who Could Keep a Secret – A boy with a secret aids the King of Hungary – but can he outwit a Sultan?

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Popmatic Podcast July 16, 2014: Love, Summer Of

By , July 16, 2014

Alices' RestaurantThis summer is the anniversary of Woodstock so we revisit the 1960s – the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 1960s. Arguably the summer of love was 1967. Woodstock happened in 1969. August 15, 1969 to be precise but we have something else we want to talk about that week. We figure it is the middle of summer, why not go for it. A summer of love is better than a summer of something else. We welcome new podcaster Moon Beam. We get to the bottom of True Detective. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Gaskin.


Alice’s Restaurant Soundtrack by Arlo Guthrie

Alice’s Restaurant

Stephen Gaskin

The Farm

I’m With the Band by Pamela Des Barres

Pamela Des Barres’s website

The Source Family

The Source Family Soundtrack by the Source Family

The Weather Underground



the passion flower

Gulf Fritillary

All About Tennessee Wild Flowers by Jan W. Midgley

Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby

True Detective Season 1

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast July 9th, 2014: Gril is French for Grill

By , July 9, 2014

The Chopped CookbookSummer time is for cooking out so we gab about the best books movies and music to get you grillin’ and chillin’. Did I just write that? Grillin’ and chillin’. I wrote that. Okay. Let’s move on.


Guy on Fire: 130 Recipes for Adventures in Outdoor Cooking by Guy Fieri

ORCA coolers from Franklin, TN

The Chopped Cookbook: Use What You’ve Got to Make Something Great

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer

upgrade your beer with a French press

Beer Cocktails: 50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails that Liven Up Your Lagers, Ales, and Stouts by Howard Stelzer

Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes by Matt Fitzgerald & George Fear

Shaft: the TV Movie Collection

Oldboy Korean original


Big Kids Club at Main Library superheroes creative writing workshop

Sentinels of the Multiverse – Greg called it “Avengers” of the Multiverse

Between the Bars by The Civil Wars

Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Schwartz

upcoming Midnight Movies at the Belcourt
- Heavy Traffic
- Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Night Moves (1975)

The High Window by Raymond Chandler

Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves

If a Tree Falls

Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

This Sporting Life

ESPN 30 for 30: Broke


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Legends of Film: Alec Smight

By , June 29, 2014

Bill interviews editor, director and producer of the CSI TV series, Alec Smight.  Mr. Smight is the son of late director Jack Smight, who directed this month’s Movies @ Main feature No Way to Treat a Lady.  Alec talks about his father’s directing career as well as his own work on CSI.

Come see No Way to Treat a Lady on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.


Popmatic Podcast June 25th, 2014: Indie

By , June 25, 2014


In honor of Independence Day, we feature our favorite indie books, movies, and music. This is a surprisingly literary episode. No Superchunk in sight.


Subterranean Press at Nashville Public Library

Subterranean Press website

Wool series by Hugh Howey

Akashic Books at Nashville Public Library

Akashic Books website

Graywolf Press at Nashville Public Library

Graywolf Press website

Dalkey Archive at Nashville Public Library

Dalkey Archive website

Worthy: Meditations on the Lamb of God by Jay Rouse

Praise Gathering – Jay Rouse’s music publishing house

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

Playmates by Robert B. Parker

The Last Good Kiss byJames Crumley

Before Sunrise

Before Sunset

Before Midnight directed by Richard Linkater

Up series



Under the Sea” by the Bottle Boys

Rather Outspoken by Dan Rather

Billy Wayne Davis on the WTF Podcast

Killer Thrillers Book Club

Tale of Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast June 18th, 2014: Heavy Lifting

By , June 18, 2014

Popmatic PodcastJune 21st is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year – so this week we are going to talk about long books, movies, and music. It’s Summer Challenge! Do you have what it takes? Can you carry the weight? Don’t wimp out because after that we do the tickle my fancy segment. Fancy that wimps.


Martin Scorsese‘s gangster movies
- Wolf of Wall Street
- Casino
- Goodfellas

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
- Das Rheingold
- Die Walkure
- Siegfried
- Gotterdammerung

What’s Opera Doc?

Wagnerian Wabbit: The Making of “What’s Opera Doc?”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

unabridged Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Flaming Lips CD | Hoopla

7 Skies H3” a 24 hour song

All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Ms. Harkness’ website

Mahler The Complete Symphonies, Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic

Mahler: Symphony No.6 in A minor, “Tragic”, George Szell conducting the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

Coffee and Cigarettes featuring a discussion of Mahler’s “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekkommen”

The Very Best of Janet Baker by Janet Baker CD | Hoopla


Lazzaretto by Jack White

Turn Blue by Black Keys

District B13 [actually written by Luc Besson and directed by Pierre Morel]

Darren Arnofsky producing Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy?

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

What the heck is parkour?

No Way to Treat a Lady as part of Movies @ Main

Crapalachia by Scott McClanahan

book trailer for Crapalachia

McClanahan at 2013 Southern Festival of Books


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast June 11th, 2014: Nashville PRIDE

By , June 11, 2014

Nashville PRIDENashville PRIDE Festival and Concert is this weekend. We celebrate diversity in Middle Tennessee and tell you about our favorite books, movies and music by or about LGBTQ folks. For Summer Challenge we recorded inside a duffel bag! You’ll hear the results! And what is tickling our fancy this week.


the other Nashville PRIDE

Today I am a Boy by Kim Fu

Antony and the Johnsons CD | Hoopla

I’m Your Man

Greg’s a sinophile.

Sunday Bloody Sunday directed by John Schlesinger

Edge of Midnight by William J. Mann

Pop! The First 20 Hits by Erasure CD | Hoopla

On the Road to Nashville by Erasure

not to be confused with Night Ranger

Will & Grace

This Island by Le Tigre

J.D. Samson & MEN

Pariah directed by Dee Rees


Longmire Season 3

Walt Longmire mystery series by Craig Johnson

Platnium by Miranda Lambert

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Rick Sanders’ twitter


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast June 4th, 2014: Summer Challenge

By , June 4, 2014

Summer Challenge? How about a weekly podcast! We’ll give you the skinny on the library’s most popular system wide program. And what is tickling our fancy this week – hint!


The Art of Fermention by Sandor Katz

Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz

Katz will be at the Main Library in person June 21st

NPL Seed Exchange

Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston

Micro by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston

Real Genius

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart

Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandram

Raspberry Pi

Teach Yourself Visually Raspberry Pi by Richard Wentk

the Teach Yourself Visually series


Rocksmith – Greg referred to it as “Guitarsmith”

El Rey Network

detox water

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn

Thief of Thieves by Robert Kirkman

RASL by Jeff Smith


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

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