The only things really scary in our Halloween episode are Bryan’s embarrassing attempt to talk about fashion and his usual bad jokes. We throw in zombies, tiny people, and gentlemen demons for good measure. What’s tickling our fancy: church cuisine, morning tv, retro-modern augmented reality novels and a whole lot of other podcasts that will tickle your fancy thus completing some sort of fancy tickling feedback loop. And Crystal wins an argument via Iphone. Thank you Steve Jobs.
Our Halloween picks:
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
Tickling Our Fancy this month:
Bill shared the joys of watching TV on demand while eating breakfast.
Best Church Supper Recipes by Heidi Reuter Lloyd & Mark Hagen (Eds.)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Horror! – Vintage spooky radio shows with original ads
Teamcoco.com is where you can find comedians performing.
Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast is where you can find in depth interviews with comedians.
Lapham’s Quarterly is where you can find a lot of creative historical nonfiction in many formats including an interview with comedian Marc Maron.
Until next time!
Just in time for Halloween, Bill brings us an interview with director Stuart Gordon. Mr. Gordon has directed Re- Animator, From Beyond, Dagon, and Space Truckers. Mr. Gordon has seen it all while on the set. Parental discretion is advised.
Space Truckers will be shown on Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Nashville Public Library at 2 p.m.
School’s ou… I mean in, so we share our surprisingly dark back to school picks. Crystal couldn’t join us but she gives as many picks as the rest of us combined via the Off the Shelf blog. We close with what’s tickling our fancy: historical sagas, neu-horror, awe-inspiring teachers and other bestseller alternatives.
Things we talked about
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Crystal’s big list of back to school picks
Jesse’s evidence that spoilers are good: Spoilers ‘do not ruin stories’, study says
On this month’s show, we talk about things we’ve broken up with… and things we’ve fallen back in love with – the bad habits we can’t put down. And of course, we tell you what tickles our fancy! Can the host obey his own “no jokes” rule?
Things we’ve fallen OUT of love with:
Tori Amos (what gives Tori?)
Neil Gaiman (go win another award already!)
Things we’ve fallen BACK in love with:
Bjork (it means “birch” in Icelandic)
What’s tickling our fancy this month:
Wild Beasts – an indie, dream pop, post punk band from the UK
The Millions – a website dedicated to books and literature
Bill and Clint bring us an interview with Academy Award nominated cinematographer, Owen Roizman. Mr. Roizman has photographed such films as The Exorcist, Network, The Stepford Wives and The French Connection. The Stepford Wives will be shown on Saturday August 13, 2011 at the Nashville Public Library at 2pm.
In honor of our nation’s independence we bring you a Sousa-less run down of our favorite American musicians. Name a Canadian and you get kicked out. And what Tickles Our Fancy: icy mountains, old clothes, and internet security fails. We’re a wily bunch!
Bill brings us an interview with Richard C. Sarafian. Mr. Sarafian has directed Vanishing Point, a classic episode of The Twilight Zone “Living Doll” and Man in the Wilderness. Man in the Wilderness will be shown Saturday July 9, 2011 at the Nashville Public Library at 2:00 p.m.
Small crew, awesome show. In honor the Main Library’s 10th anniversary we pick our favorites of the last 10 years. A fight nearly breaks out over the merits of Alec Baldwin. Jesse gets so mad he leaves early.
Check out items mentioned in Main Library Tenth Anniversary – Popmatic Podcast June 2011 (WorldCat list)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
To Reach the Clouds by Philippe Petit
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Europe Central by William Vollmann
Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
Speak for Yourself by Imogen Heap
Movies & TV:
The Squid and the Whale
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Letters from the Big Man
Popmatic Podcast May 2011 (list) – Check out all items mentioned in this episode from Nashville Public Library
Lee Marvin (WorldCat list)
Trailers From Hell – Movie Trailers