Posts tagged: mike

Popmatic Podcast for May 4, 2016: Mother’s Day and Prince

By , May 4, 2016

Color of WaterIt’s Mother’s Day! James McBride is coming to the library to talk about his book about his amazing mother. Would I be pushing it to say this episode is matriarchal? Plus—our Prince memories. The Purple One was a bit much for one young kid in Kentucky to take.


“Mommy Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight” from Collection by Misfits

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

Manchurian Candidate

A Man for All Seasons

The Color of Water by James McBride


Prince was genius.

Listed Sisters


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Popmatic Podcast for April 27, 2016: Death and Taxes, Part 2

By , April 27, 2016

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas PynchonLast week, taxes. This week, death! (We recorded this before Prince died. Don’t worry, that episode’s coming.) We only live twice: once for real and once in our dreams. So on this show, our bucket lists. Only librarians’ bucket lists would include this many books. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Understanding Thomas Pynchon by Robert D. Newman

Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow by Zak Smith

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

The Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn

Breaking the Code: A True Story by a Hells Angel President and the Cop Who Pursued Him by Pat Matter & Chris Omodt

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels by Jay Dobyns

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Angel Guts: Red Classroom by Xiu Xiu

Wonderful and Strange: Xiu Xiu interprets Angelo Badalament’s classic score for Twin Peaks” by Benjamin Shapiro


Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell

Murder He Says


“Elizabeth” by Ghost from Opus Eponymous

Ghost will be at Marathon Music Works May 3rd

When Dungeons & Dragons Set Off a ‘Moral Panic’” by Clyde Haberman


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Popmatic Podcast for April 20, 2016: Death and Taxes, Part 1

By , April 20, 2016

Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become WolvesIt’s two days after tax day and we know some of you still owe the government money. On this episode, things that are taxing besides these filler intros. We all talk about books, except Mike. Oh reading, so hard! Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


It by Stephen King

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

I, Claudius miniseries

I, Claudius by Robert Graves

Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves by Carolyn Chute


cling wrap for carpet

Outlander TV show

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

70s Sci-Fi Art

Atomic! Nashville

Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers CD | DVD


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Popmatic Podcast for April 13, 2016: National Library Week

By , April 13, 2016

The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh HanagarneWe’re right in the middle of National Library Week, or as we like to call it—victory lap. National Library Week is a time to celebrate libraries and all the good things they do. We try not to ruin it. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


the works of Gene Luen Yang, National Library Week’s Honorary Chair

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Joshua Hanagarne

World’s Strongest Librarian blog

Ferguson Municipal Library in Ferguson, MO

Ferguson Municipal Library wins Library Journal Library of the Year

NAZA (Nashville After Zone Alliance)

Studio NPL

Seed Exchange

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Open Library

Community of Many Faces


Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Burger Republic

Black Coat’s Daughter

Catan Con



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Popmatic Podcast for April 6, 2016: Poetry Bomb

By , April 6, 2016

Diary by John CageHistorically, our poetry episodes have been zany and this week’s show is no exception. I’ll leave it at that. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.


30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poetry Writing Workshop at Main Library

poetry from Third Man Books

Diary: How to Improve the World (You’ll Only Make It Worse) by John Cage

The Complete Poems of Stephen Crane

New Times by Violent Femmes

Permanent Record by Violent Femmes

Da Doo Ron Ron” by The Crystals

The Essential Britney Spears

Low by David Bowie


Star Wars: Headspace CD | Hoopla

Music Inspired by Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk by Meco

Tournament of Books

The Tzar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

The Incantations of Daniel Johnston by Ricardo Cavolo & Scott Mcclanahan


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Popmatic Podcast for March 30, 2016: Woo! College!

By , March 30, 2016

I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom WolfeMarch Madness is reaching peak hysteria. The more bookish among us know basketball teams often have colleges attached to them so on this show—college! Sarah joins us. I don’t think she mentions Butler once. Part of me admires her restraint. Another part of me fears she has been traumatized by their recent loss. Somehow a fruit themed pun contest breaks out. All this and more on this week’s episode of the Popmatic Podcast.


I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

Art School Confidential DVD | Hoopla

Art School Confidential: A Screenplay by Daniel Clowes

The Dyer Observatory

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss print | ebook | audio

Donnie Darko

“The Killing Moon” from Songs to Learn and Sing by Echo & the Bunnymen CD | Hoopla

Nashville College for Young Ladies 1899 Basket Ball Team (yes, that’s two words)
Nashville College for Young Ladies Basket Ball Team 1899

For more of the Nashville College for Young Ladies check out Sarah’s awesome post or visit the Metro Archives in person


The Mercy of the Sky by Holly Bailey

Chattanooga Film Festival

Better Nature by Silver Sun Pickups

The Belt by In the Valley Below

Rom Spaceknight

R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Alien: Isolation


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Popmatic Podcast for March 23, 2016: Super Buckley vs. Bat Vidal

By , March 23, 2016

DC Marvel Crossover Classics IIBatman v Superman is coming out so on this show we talk about rivalries. Jeremy and Mike do there best to explain to me how Batman and Superman could be rivals, but I’m not sure if I get it. I am greatly disappointed there was no mention of Holmes and Moriarty. Things get better later in the show when we learn even weather can be sexy. It sounds like this episode was recorded in a closet!


Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, and Kilian Plunkett

How to Catch a Russia Spy: The True Story of an American Spy Turned Double Agent by Naveed Jamali

Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider Man Volume 1 by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko

DC/Marvel Crossover Classics II

Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal

Velvet Underground CD | Hoopla

Lou Reed CD | Freegal | Hoopla

John Cale CD | Freegal | Hoopla

Songs for Drella by Reed & Cale


ARCO (Agency for Covert Rare Operatives) series by Sydney Croft

Starry Eyes: UK Pop Volume 2 1978-1979 featuring “Up the Junction” by Squeeze

Hawk by Steven Brust

The Book of Jhereg by Steven Brust

Dark Money by Jane Mayer

board game artist Terry Leeds

his map for Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection is awesome


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Popmatic Podcast for March 9, 2016: March Weather Madness

By , March 9, 2016

Key LargoMarch means floods and tornadoes. This episode is a whirlwind. Get it. We were pretty much flung off course right from the beginning. I apologize to Mike Love and Beach Boys fans everywhere. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month.


Be prepared for severe weather.

Roar of the Heavens by Stefan Bechtel

Key Largo

Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer by Pierre Borhan

Dorothea Lange: Life Through the Camera by Milton Meltzer

Dorothea Lange: Life in Pictures by Laura Baskes Litwin

2010 Flood Digital History Project

Excerpt from Matt Pylkas’ oral history interview

Jeff Lynne writes a ton of weather songs:

“Loredo Tornado” from Eldorado by Electric Light Orchestra

“Above the Clouds” from A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra

“Summer and Lightning” from Out of the Blue by Electric Light Orchestra

“Standin’ in the Rain” from Out of the Blue by Electric Light Orchestra

“Mr. Blue Skies” from Out of the Blue by Electric Light Orchestra

“Stormy Weather” from Armchair Theatre by Jeff Lynne


Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine

Outcast Season series by Rachel Caine

Hardcore Henry

Cool Hand Luke starring George Kennedy

Fuller House

The Song Machine by John Seabrook


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Popmatic Podcast for March 2, 2016: Alan Rickman, Always

By , March 2, 2016

Galaxy QuestFrom Severus Snape, to Hans Gruber, to Eamon de Valera (sure, Bryan), Alan Rickman was an actor we can never forget. Yes, we know the Oscars happened, but we recorded this last week. Besides, did Alan Rickman ever get one? So on this episode we pay tribute to Mr. Rickman. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week. Got some favorite Rickman roles? Leave your picks in the comments.


Die Hard


CBGB’s: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock

Punk: The Best of Punk Magazine

Love Actually

Galaxy Quest

Harry Potter films


Storm of the Century by Al Roker


The American Friend

Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror

So Tonight That I Might See by Mazzy Star CD | Hoopla


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Popmatic Podcast for February 10, 2016: Love Is in the Air

By , February 10, 2016

See Jane ScoreNothing says Valentine’s Day like hockey and horror movies. It’s a categorical bromance between podcast rivals Bryan and Mike. You will learn what “schmoopy” means. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month.


Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson

The Tamarind Seed


Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

schmoopy defined Urban Dictionary | Wiktionary



Bone Tomahawk

The Story of My Teeth

Jesus’ Son

Weird Love: You Know You Want It edited by Clizia Gussoni & Craig Yoe


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