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The Popmatic Podcast is where you can rock out with your library card out. Librarians at Nashville Public Library tell you about the best books, movies and music. It’s like TV Guide but for people who are too smart for their own good.
Bryan is a librarian at Nashville Public Library. Bryan enjoys board games, bikes, and free software. When he plays D&D, he plays as a wizard.
After eight years and over 180 episodes Popmatic Podcast is about to call it in. December 21st will be our last episode. To congratulate ourselves for all our hard work, we just talk about whatever we want today. There are no rules. Sarah shows up half way through this episode because no rules. Will a beloved Popmatic stalwart call in from a Florida beach? Were there ever any rules? At the very end of the show, we wax poetic about all our podcast memories. If you are sad faced, be calmed. All of December will be our best of the year episodes. Since we know we are about to get canned, I'm sure they will be bonkers.
Comic books rule popular culture these days so maybe we should do an episode about them? Yeah. And John Lewis, 2016 Nashville Public Library Foundation Literary Award winner, chose to write his memoirs in comics form. So we get graphic, literally. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
Fall means pumpkin spice so this show is wall to wall p-spice... or wall to wall fall... or, wait Bryan's back?! I'd love to say this show is off the rails but Popmatic is always a barrel over a waterfall so shut up and chug that latte before we hit bottom. Woooo! Make it a double shot! Plus—what is tickling our fancy with week besides using three exclamation points in this blurb.
In the words of Mel Brooks, "Politics! Politics! Politics! Politics! Politics!" Make sure you get out and vote November 8th. In the meantime, let us entertain you with light-hearted books about assassinations and crumbling marriages. Seriously, we have a lot of fun on this episode. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
Sh-sh-sh-shoctober! We get horrific on Popmatic every Halloween. Mike hosts, Amanda goes cannibal, and we have a group therapy session to heal the damage done by The Exorcist. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
It's our Artober music episode and we're in Nashville so it's wall-to-wall country! Just kidding. It's mostly classical, film scores, doom metal, and (We recorded this just before the Dylan / Nobel announcement.) An evil robot offers ten dollars to anyone who mentions BoomBox. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.
This is our Artober food episode featuring on air taste tests. Start drooling now. We don't mention Southern Festival of Books because we are bad at our jobs. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.