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40 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Dungeons & Dragons in Comics with Tim, Glen, and Jeff!
Dungeons & Dragons is the hugely influential table top role playing game known the world over. This means its influence stretches beyond the table top and into media, such as comics. Join Tim, Glen, and Jeff as they discuss three directly produced Dungeons & Dragons graphic novels and one inspirationally tied graphic novel. The titles to be discussed are: Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 1 by Jeff Grub and Rags Morales, Dungeons & Dragons: Fell’s Five by John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito, Legends of Baldur’s Gate by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar, and Die Vol. 1 Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans.
21 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Join Jere and Jen as they review some of the spookiest spoken stories that Hoopla has to offer! They will review radio versions of some favorite Twilight Zone episodes as well as a live-performance radio drama. Titles discussed: "To Serve Man" Twilight Zone Radio Drama, "The Midnight Sun" Twilight Zone Radio Drama, "The Odyssey Of Flight 33" Twilight Zone Radio Drama, and "The Grimm of Stottesden Hall" from The Wireless Theatre Company.
45 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
One Star Book Reviews
Inspired by Fowlerville Public Library’s Tik Tok, Jen and Caroline will read each other one star reviews from Goodreads and guess the books being described! Listen along for a good laugh!
27 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Happy Birthday, JD Robb!
It is the episode you have all been waiting for… Corban finally gets to discuss the works of JD Robb during this very special episode of Shelf Logic. Alyssa discusses the works of Nora Roberts in celebration of Nora’s 71st birthday on October 10th!
69 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Banned Books Week
Kristin and Rob discuss banned books we have read -focusing on Mikhail Bulgakov's classic The Master and Margarita. Listen for read-alike titles too. Bonus topic: A history of Banned Books Week in the US and why it’s important.
12 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Quick-Bite Hoopla Books
Sample some of the most in-demand titles by listening to a quick summary or analysis available on Hoopla! Jane, Jillian, and Jen discuss the insights from recorded summaries on: "Deep Work" by Cal Newport, "Thank You for Being Late" by Thomas L. Friedman, "Victoria: The Queen" by Julia Baird, and "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brené Brown.
24 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Josei Manga with Tim and Glen
Josei is a genre written with the target audience of roughly 18+ women. It’s similar to Seinen manga, which is targeted at men 18+. Like Seinen, Josei can focus on anything from a wider genre list but does tend to more realistic and romantic stories. For this podcast we will focus on Princess Jellyfish, Descending Stories, and Wotakoi: Love is Hard for An Otaku.
26 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
This week, Caroline and Jen review two of BookTok's most suggested reads! The titles discussed are "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue" by V. E. Schwab and "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller--both are available immediately on the Hoopla app with your library card.
44 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Check This Out!
“One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses and oppresses.” -Film Critic Robin Wood The enduring works of the genre ingrained in our pop cultural consciousness not only reflect their era, but challenge their audiences’ viewpoints. In this episode of Check This Out Kristin and Rob discuss diversity in the horror genre, putting it into historical context from Mary Shelley to Jordan Peele, including: Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale, Victor LaValle :The Ballad of Black Tom, The Changeling, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine, Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq) - “Frankenstein in Baghdad”, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color - Shawl, Nisi (ed.) (2019), Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby), The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories - VanderMeer, Ann and Jeff (eds.), and more.
24 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Star Trek Multi-Media with Tim and Caroline!
Star Trek has had a place in the global vision of Science Fiction since the 1960’s. In three separate podcasts, Tim and Caroline will focus on Star Trek in different mediums. Today they will discuss Star Trek in books, graphic novels, audiobooks, and documentaries. Specifically they will break down high points, how Star Trek handles a Utopian vision of the future, and Star Trek’s social commentary.
26 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Join Kelly and Roxie as they discuss Rodgers and Hammerstein and Irving Berlin. They will talk about their favorite musicals such as Jersey Boys, Hamilton, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical and White Christmas.
34 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Book Lovers Day 2021
Join Caroline, Alex, and Jen as they discuss some recent books they love as well as books that have made an impact on them. Titles discussed: Beetle and the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Martian by Andy Weir, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Holes by Louis Sachar, Small Steps by Louis Sachar, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, and Sabriel by Garth Nix.
24 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
50th Shelf Logic Episode!
Can you believe we have done 50 episodes of Shelf Logic? Neither can we! Join Alyssa and Corban as they reminisce on the past few months and their favorite podcasting moments.
67 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Native Representation in Literature
Join Librarian Laura with panelists Byron Aspaas, Naomi Bishop, and Vina Begay as they talk about how books and movies misrepresent Native Americans, how to spot cultural misappropriation, and what advice they have for how writers can correctly and respectfully portray Indigenous cultures in books.
44 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Star Trek Movies with Tim and Caroline!
Star Trek has had a place in the global vision of Science Fiction since the 1960’s. In three separate podcasts, Tim and Caroline will focus on Star Trek in different mediums. Today they will discuss Star Trek in Film. Specifically they will break down high points, how Star Trek handles a Utopian vision of the future, and Star Trek’s social commentary.
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Star Wars Skywalker Saga Movie Showdown
Join Caroline, Nicolas and Travis for round 2 of discussing incredibly popular film franchises as they pick their favorite (and not so favorite) movies from the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. Movies discussed are: Episode I: The Phantom Menace; Episode II: Attack of the Clones; Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; Episode IV: A New Hope; Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back; Episode VI: Return of the Jedi; Episode VII: The Force Awakens; Episode VIII: The Last Jedi; Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker; Rogue One; and Solo.
33 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge Discussion Part 2
Join Caroline and Travis for Part 2 of their PopSugar Reading Challenge discussion as they check in midway through their journey to see how they are progressing. Some of the books discussed: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett; Saga series by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples; The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism by Shirley A. Wiegand and Wayne A. Wiegand; The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie; To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace; Flamer by Mike Curato; Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons from Degrassi and Elsewhere in the World of Music and Television by Stephen Stohn; Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman; Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
21 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
People You Should Know Part 3
Everybody knows Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Betsy Ross, but do you know Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer? On this episode, we will be discussing Billie Jean King, American tennis player and Alan Turing, British mathematician and logician.
46 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Star Trek Television with Tim and Caroline!
Star Trek has had a place in the global vision of Science Fiction since the 1960’s. In three separate podcasts, Tim and Caroline will focus on Star Trek in different mediums. Today they will discuss Star Trek in Television. Specifically they will break down series high points, how Star Trek handles a Utopian vision of the future, and Star Trek’s social commentary.
31 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Pride Month Reads
Join Laura and Jen as they discuss a few titles that are awesome to check out, especially during Pride! Titles to checkout: “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir, “The Murderbot Diaries” by Martha Wells, “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo, “Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us” by CN Lester, “Pet” by Akwaeke Emezi, “The House in the Cerulean Sea” and others by TJ Klune, “Conventionally Yours” and others by Annabeth Albert.
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