Popmtic Podcast

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


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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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Popmatic Podcast for March 11th, 2015: A Robot By Any Other Name

By , March 11, 2015

Kraftwerk Computer WorldHollywood is banking on robots. So is this episode. Plus what is tickling our fancy this week.


Cybermen in Doctor Who: 1-4 The Doctors Revisited

Forbidden Planet

Cult Movies: the Classics, the Sleepers, the Weird, and the Wonderful by Danny Peary

The Robot Hall of Fame

Outer Limits Season 1 Episode 19 “I, Robot

I am Not Spock by Leonard Nimoy

I am Spock by Leonard Nimoy

My Incredible, Wonderful Miserably Life: An Anti-Memoir by Adam Nimoy



A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Kraftwerk CD | Hoopla

R.U.R. by Karel Capek


Lone Wolf McQuade part of Movies @ Main

Chris Offutt on Fresh Air

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Where Are Ü Now” (featuring Justin Bieber) by Jack Ü aka Skrillex and Diplo


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Glyn Johns, Sound Man

By , March 7, 2015

Glyn Johns discusses his book, Sound Man, at Nashville Public Library.



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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

Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

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