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Popmatic Podcast for June 24th, 2015: Regency, or Sense and Snarfibility

By , June 24, 2015

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (Rules of Scoundrels Volume 4) by Sarah MacLeanThe Regency period looms disproportionately large in any public library collection. We’ll clue you in as to why. Amanda challenges listeners to give her a reason to read Jane Austen. And we ask you, should the library start making book lists again? Plus what is tickling our fancy this week.


Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell

Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean

Pop Culture Happy Hour‘s “Romance Novel Special

Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein Thomas Edison’s 1910 version

Young Frankenstein

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke

Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep




Ancestry.com is free in the library

The Connection

Kung Fury

Ask Me About My New God! by Maria Bamford


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for June 17, 2015: It’s Fathers’ Day! Where’s My Cake?!

By , June 17, 2015

The Godfather DVDThis episode got real dark, real fast. Every dad we talk about is deceased, a criminal, or both. Regardless, Happy Father’s Day!



This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You film

The Godfather

The Godfather Part 2

The Godfather Part 3

The Godfather by Maria Puzo

Lone Wolf Cub by Kazuo Kioke & Goseki Kojima

Tim Buckley CD | Hoopla

Jeff Buckley CD | Freegal


Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly


Fallout 4

shirt folder [what?]

Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for June 10, 2015: Bonnaroo vs. CMA Fest

By , June 10, 2015

ZABA by Glass AnimalsBonnaroo and CMA Fest are the same weekend causing a musical vortex unlike anything in the history of the known universe. Welcome to the unknown. We have recommendations.


Benjamin Booker by Benjamin Booker

Sturgill Simpson CD | Freegal

Florence and the Machine CD | Hoopla

Glass Animals

Nick Thune

Natasha Leggero

Cameron Esposito

The Kindest Thing Jay Leno Ever Did for Me

Reggie Watts

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop


Deadmau5 CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Tanya Tucker’s Greatest Hits by Tanya Tucker


Dear Bitches Smart Authors podcast

From the Desk of Warren Ellis by Warren Ellis

Phenomenal” by Eminem

Go” by The Chemical Brothers

Steve Albini’s Face the Music 2014 keynote

Sewer Goddess


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for June 3, 2015: Super Summer Challenge

By , June 3, 2015

NPL Summer ChallengeSummer Challenge is here! This year’s theme is super heroes so the Popmatic crew gets bit by a spider and saves the day by giving you awesome book, movie and music recommendations. And yes, listening to this episode, or any episode of Popmatic, counts for Summer Challenge points.

Summer Challenge sign-up

Summer Challenge events

Superheroes Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Black Widow: the Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto & Clayton Cowles

Captain America and the Black Widow by Cullen Bunn & Francesco Francavilla

fan made Black Widow movie titles

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster the Creators of Superman by Brad Ricca

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-creator of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Arrow tv show

Green Arrow comics

Flash comics

Legends of Tomorrow trailer

Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore


Robert Altman retrospective at the Belcourt Theatre

COPRA by Michel Fiffe

Brain Freeze Comics + Zines

Hoopla has comics!

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Announces ‘Digital Inclusion Fellowships’

Silicon Valley



Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for May 27, 2015: Vroom, Vroom

By , May 27, 2015

SennaAre you still buzzing from the Indy 500? Maybe just depressed that Dave Letterman is off the air? None of the Popmatic crew like racing as much as Letterman does but they all love Talladega Nights. And some serious stuff too.


Senna DVD | Hoopla

Fast Track series by Erin McCarthy

Richard “Dick” Trickle

The Last American Hero

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe featuring the essay “The Last American Hero”

Death Race 2000

Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts featuring “The Racer” by Ib Melchior

Legends of Film interview with Tina Hirsch

Legends of Film interview with Lewis Teague

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

Norm Macdonald’s last appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman

The Dali Museum

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack CD | Hoopla

Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for May 20, 2015: WAR

By , May 20, 2015

Monuments Men DVDIn honor of Memorial Day, we pick our favorite war books and movies. And our favorite war… music? Maybe. Plus what is tickling our fancy this week.



The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel

The Monuments Men film

The Bridge On the River Kwai

Fury: My War Gone By by Garth Ennis & Goran Parlov

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by John Krakauer


Honest Trailers YouTube channel

Postmodern Jukebox at Cannery Ballroom

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll part of Light + Sound Machine

“Cement Slippers” by Dengue Fever from the album Cannibal Courtship

Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector by Mick Brown; read by Ray Porter

The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-kept Secret by Kent Hartman

The Devil Is Here In These Hills: West Virginia Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James R. Green

Harlan County U.S.A.


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Popmatic Podcast for May 13th, 2015: Down Under

By , May 13, 2015

The Bat by Jo NesboA new Mad Max movie is coming out. Wait what?! Yeah, seriously. So the Popmatic crew goes to Australia for this episode. Bryan was so proud—so proud—that this episode was dingo free, but alas, somebody had to say it. Plus what is tickling our fancy this month.


The Bat by Jo Nesbo

My Brilliant Career

Australian New Wave

Legends of Film interview with Ted Kotcheff

The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Bird King: An Artists Notebook by Shaun Tan

The Babadook



Hippie Radio 94.5

Spotify on PS4

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica, 1991-2014 by Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood, read Ray Porter

Kraftwerk at the Ryman

Black Widow: Age of Me trailer


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

Family Folk Tales: Puss in Boots

By , May 9, 2015

Listen to “Puss in Boots” – When a youth inherits nothing but a cat, how can he use it to make his fortune?

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* Puss in Boots will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m., during May, 2015. Come see Puss in Boots, an original production, at Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Theater. Brand new marionettes, created by Wishing Chair Productions, will tell the story of a clever cat, an innocent boy, and one hungry ogre.

Popmatic Podcast for April 29th, 2015: Poems and Guns

By , April 29, 2015

Cinema of the Present by Lisa RobertsonWho knew that the poetry episode would be one of the most contentious ever. There was so much bickering over the aesthetics of verse there wasn’t any time for the Tickle My Fancy segment. Remember kids – be nice to one another.


The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker featuring the poem “Frustration”

Another Reason I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House” by Billy Collins

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams featuring the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”

A Monster’s Notes by Laurie Sheck

Love, Of a Kind by Felix Dennis

The Eye-Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead, and Mercy by James Dickey

The James Dickey Reader by James Dickey

Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son by Christopher Dickey

The Second Sex by Michael Robbins

Motherland, Fatherland, and Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood

Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud translated by John Ashberry

Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson


Transcripts of the show are available upon request.

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.

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