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Popmatic Podcast March 4th, 2015: Severe Weather (Un)Preparedness Week

By , March 4, 2015

Isaac's Story by Erik LarsonIn Tennessee, Severe Weather Preparedness Week was two weeks ago, the week of the ice storm, so we thought we would lick our wounds. This episode is all about weather: the hot and cold, the wet and dry, the books and movies.


Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 by Brian M. Fagen

Body Heat

“The Girls in Their Summer Dresses” in Short Stories, Five Decades by Irwin Shaw

Whiteout by Greg Rucka

Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two A featuring “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell


The Station Agent

Peter Dinklage


Back to the Beach

Legends of Film interview with Steve Carver

Birdman Inspired Hugh Jackman to Play Wolverine ‘Until I Die’

American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle


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Popmatic Podcast February 25th, 2015: Salute Your Sci Fi Shorts

By , February 25, 2015

Star Trek the Newspaper ComicsFebruary is the shortest month so we were going to talk about short things, but, appropriately enough, we were short staffed due to #SnObama aka the 2015 President’s Day ice storm. With only Bryan, Jeremy and Mike in the studio, this episode slipped down the nerdiest of sci-fi wormholes. Be forewarned, there is discussion of Star Trek uniforms.


Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

William L. Crawford Award

The Best of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith

Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

Star Trek the Newspaper Comics: The Complete Dailies and Sundays 1979-1981 by Thomas Warkentin

Star Trek the Motion Picture uniforms

James Tiptree Jr. Award

works of James Tiptree, Jr.

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double-Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Philips

IDW Publishing

Star Trek the Next Generation: Hive by Brannon Braga

Disney revises Star Wars “canon”

The Compleat Al


Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

Eliot writing about Huckleberry Finn

works of Isaac Asimov

What We Talk About When We Talk about Love by Raymond Carver

What It Says About You If You Enjoy Horror Movies” by Alice Robb

On SF by Thomas M. Disch


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Legends of Film: Steve Carver

By , February 21, 2015

Lone_wolf_mcquadeDuring this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Steve Carver. Carver’s film credits include Big Bad Mama, Capone, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature, Lone Wolf McQuade. Mr. Carver discusses working with the legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, and explains why it’s NOT a good idea to take over a film from another director.

See Lone Wolf Mcquade on Saturday March 14,2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Nashville Public Library, downtown.

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Popmatic Podcast February 18th, 2015: Rutherford B. Hayes was a Werewolf

By , February 18, 2015

Frost/NixonThe library is an educational institution; therefore, we spend most of our President’s Day episode talking about conspiracy theories and werewolves. Duh. Our post-Grammys discussion devolves to shouting.


The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln by Noah Van Sciver

Eighteen Acres by Nicole Wallace

Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents by Bob Greene

Frost/Nixon film

Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan

Frost Nixon the Watergate Interview

Secret Honor

Nixon in China by John Adams


My Dad, the Pornographer” by Chris Offutt

Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West

Presidential Campaigns by Paul F. Boller

The Order 1886

Casting By

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

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Popmatic Podcast February 11th, 2015: Okay, Cupid

By , February 11, 2015

The One I LoveIt’s the Valentine’s Day episode! Fall in the love with the Popmatic Podcast all over again. Find out what movie brings Mike to tears. And what is tickling our fancy this week besides the thought of Mike crying at a movie.


Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks


The Artist

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: A Musical Thriller

Blue Valentine

Sam Cooke CD | Freegal | Hoopla


Harper Lee to release long awaited second novel

Big Driver

Turbo Kid

Kung Fury

Mingering Mike exhibit at the Smithsonian

Mingering Mike by Mingering Mike

The One I Love

the works of Nick Hornby

Tess Gerritsen is suing Warner Bros


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Popmatic Podcast February 4th, 2015: African American History Month

By , February 4, 2015

The Big Payback the History of the Business of Hip-Hop by Dan CharnasIt’s African American History Month and there are events happening at all our branches. The Popmatic crew tell you about best books, movies and music about by or about African Americans. We run the gamut from kids shows to movies banned by the FBI. Bryan does not sing.


Static Shock! Trial By Fire by Dwayne McDuffie

Static Shock: The New Kid TV show

Dwayne McDuffie’s memo to Marvel

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip Hop by Dan Charnas

Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

the work of Ivan Dixon

How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston

I am Not Sidney Pointier by Percival Everett


Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswald

Venture Bros

Adventure Time


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Popmatic Podcast January 28, 2015: Seedy

By , January 28, 2015

Hothouse Flower and the 9 Plants of DesireNPL Seed Exchange is in full bloom so Popmatic decides to veg out. Plant puns abound. And what is tickling our fancy this week.


NPL Seed Exchange


Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin

Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon

The Saga of Swamp Thing Book Two by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben


12 Monkeys original version

Le jetée

Considering Kate (sixth in the Stanislavskis series) by Nora Roberts

The Guest

The Guest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Future Islands on Austin City Limits

Black Messiah by D’Angelo and the Vanguard

D’Angelo and the Vanguard will be on Saturday Night Live 01/31

Nick Lowe CD | Freegal



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Popmatic Podcast January 21, 2015: Dr. King! Dr. King!

By , January 21, 2015

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning MarableIn celebration of MLK Day and release of Selma, we tell you about favorite books, movies, and music about the Civil Rights era. Bryan sings. For real.


The Civil Rights Collection

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Shock Corridor

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont, Brent Anderson, and Steve Oliff

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird film

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and Kill a Mockingbird

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable

Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom

Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Soundtrack for a Revolution soundtrack


Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett

The Making of a President: 1964 by Theodore H. White

Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear

The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Fixer Upper

Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule

Great Train Robbery

Popmatic Podcast on Stitcher


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Popmatic Podcast January 14, 2015: HACKERS

By , January 14, 2015

We are AnonymousCyber warfare is now mainstream news, but some of the Popmatic crew had a very bibliophile interpretation of word “hack.” In short, they hacked the hackers episode.


the works of William Gibson

Cracking the Agrippa Code

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olson

Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties edited by Brittany E. Daley

Coding Freedom: the Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking by Gabriella E. Coleman

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella E. Coleman


War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy by Bill Carter

Secret of Crickley Hall

’48 by James Herbert

The Classic Album Collection by Electric Light Orchestra

The Rosie Effect by Graeme C. Simsion

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang


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Popmatic Podcast January 7th, 2015: It’s a Whole New Year

By , January 7, 2015

Mad_Men_Season_7The fight about Maleficent gets resolved only to be replaced with a fight about Mad Men. It’s a whole new year for Popmatic. We tell you what books, movies, and music you should keep an eye out for in 2015.


Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine

Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan

West Virginia’s Weirdest Country Star Almost Ruined Scott McClanahan’s Life

Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney CD | Hoopla

Mad Men finale

Spectre the new James Bond movie

Crimson Peak new Guillermo Del Toro thriller


Into the Woods

new Twin Peaks episodes

Bill the Galactic Hero film


West World – part of Movies @ Main

Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia by Dennis Covington

Eight Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2015

Can’t Wait Sci-Fi/Fantasy of 2015

Dick Cavett’s Watergate

Epic Rap Battles of History

Will any author that Bryan likes write a book in 2015?


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