Popmatic Podcast February 2014: Groundhog Day – African American History Month Mashup

By , February 2, 2014

Just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, we’re caught in a time loop. We tell you about the best books, movies and music to read / watch / listen to over and over again. Tell us your favorites in the comments. Because we’re ninjas, we seamlessly weave in African American History Month plus what’s tickling our fancy.

African American History Month at NPL


In a surprise AMA on Reddit Bill Murray said he thought Groundhog Day was really underrated.

Sister Act

Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Bourne films starring Matt Damon

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments as a teen comedy

Death at a Funeral UK version*

Death at a Funeral USA version


*These titles are on order and will appear in the catalog shortly.


the novels of Ross Thomas

Chopped cookbook gets April release date

Hatchet Job of the Year Shortlist

SNL‘s Real Race Problem

Oscar Picks at the Belcourt

Goya: The Disasters of War at the Frist

Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan at the Frist

Hate watching” is a thing?


A transcript of the show is available upon request.

4 Responses to “Popmatic Podcast February 2014: Groundhog Day – African American History Month Mashup”

  1. Librarian Bryan says:

    I can’t believe we didn’t mention the Super Bowl!

  2. Josh says:

    Or the fish bowl

  3. Bryan says:

    I received a private message excoriating us for a mistake we made. In Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Burl Ives plays SAM THE SNOWMAN not Frosty.

    Confession: I did know that Burl Ives was a singer who did LPs of children’s songs. His rendition of “Grey Goose” plays a part in Jonathan Lethem‘s new novel Dissident Gardens. I knew nothing about snowmen though I have seen that version of Rudolph many times.

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