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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Popmatic Podcast: Best Movies & TV of 2016

12/21/2016
The best stuff we watched this year. Bryan comes back for the final show. Never stop fighting.

Duration:00:56:39

Popmatic Podcast: Best Music of 2016

12/14/2016
The best music we heard in 2016. Prophecy of final episodes being bonkers is true. Here's a Spotify playlist if that is something that you do.

Duration:00:55:52

Popmatic Podcast: Best Books of 2016

12/7/2016
It's our best books of 2016 episode featuring, wait for it, the best books we read in 2016. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:01:01:07

Popmatic Podcast: Party's (Almost) Over

11/30/2016
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....

Duration:01:07:45

Popmatic Podcast: Comic Books Rule

11/16/2016
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.

Duration:00:45:48

Popmatic Podcast: Pumpkin Spicy

11/9/2016
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.

Duration:00:42:48

Popmatic Podcast: Election! Election! Election!

11/2/2016
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.

Duration:00:46:25

Popmatic Podcast: Shocktober 2016

10/26/2016
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.

Duration:00:53:55

Popmatic Podcast: Artober Eardrum Edition

10/19/2016
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.

Duration:00:32:33

Popmatic Podcast: Artober Tastebud Edition

10/12/2016
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.

Duration:00:46:40

Popmatic Podcast: Artober Eyeball Edition

10/5/2016
We kick off Artober with an episode dedicated to the visual arts. Other art themed episodes are coming throughout the month. It's so exciting it makes my head spin, or maybe I'm just getting a sinus infection. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:00:48:50

Popmatic Podcast: Banned Books Week 2016

9/28/2016
It's Banned Books Week! We tell you about our favorite banned or challenged books. We don't learn what "nunga-nungas" are. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:00:44:25

Popmatic Podcast: Wild Wilder Wildest

9/21/2016
Popmatic crew is a bunch of goofballs so on this show we honor the life and legacy of brilliant goofball Gene Wilder. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month. Good day, sir. I said good day!

Duration:00:49:18

Popmatic Podcast: Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

9/14/2016
It's Hispanic Heritage Month and there will be programs all over the library. We tell you about our favorite books, movies, and music by Hispanic creative types. Amanda has enough machismo to talk about John Leguizamo two years in a row. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this month.

Duration:00:41:53

Popmatic Podcast: Highest Fantasy

9/7/2016
Seven is a holy number on Game of Thrones and this posts on the seventh day of September which used to be the sev... yeah, whatever, there's a new Harry Potter book! This show = fantasy. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:00:41:43

Popmatic Podcast: On This Day, Our Labor of Love

8/31/2016
A full cast in who knows how many months results in a show that can only be described as completely bonkers. The theme is Labor Day. Listen to find out how much fun it is to work at the library. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:00:55:39

Popmatic Podcast: Don't Blow Your Top

8/24/2016
We are doing a show about natural history and there is nothing you can do about. Why? Because August 24 is Vesuvius Day. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week besides Sarah returning to Popmatic.

Duration:00:34:40

Popmatic Podcast: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

8/17/2016
Shakespeare in the Park is full tilt through September. We bite our thumbs at you, metaphorically speaking, of course. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:01:03:32

Popmatic Podcast: The Olympics

8/10/2016
Summer Olympics start this week so we juice up our show with books, movies, and music about all the athletics international. The evil robot claims two more victims forcing Mike to host. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:00:26:34

Popmatic Podcast: Summer Challenge, Part 4 - Cheat Week

8/3/2016
Summer Challenge summer shmallenge! We told you about the all good, enlightening stuff to read, watch, and listen to. This week is cheat week! We get terribly irresponsible and read, watch, and listen to whatever we want and encourage you do to the same. Welcome to the danger zone! An evil robot, who sounds suspiciously like the previously banned Bryan, eats Jeremy and hosts the show. Plus—what is tickling our fancy this week.

Duration:00:43:58