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A roundtable review and discussion of recommended media from the Des Plaines Public Library.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A roundtable review and discussion of recommended media from the Des Plaines Public Library.

    Episode 70: Stephen King's If It Bleeds

    Episode 70: Stephen King's If It Bleeds

    On this episode, Charlie, Lynne, and Joel discuss Stephen King's new collection of novellas If It Bleeds. Their conversation also touches on filmed adaptations of King's work, how future authors might write about the events of 2020, and much more! (Please note: this episode was recorded remotely using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections, which were inherent in the source.)

    • 44 min
    Episode 69: The Water Dancer

    Episode 69: The Water Dancer

    On this episode, Charlie, Jami, and Joel discuss The Water Dancer, the debut novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Along the way, they discuss magical realism, slave narratives, the differences between the printed word and audiobooks, and much more! (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections, which were inherent in the source.)

    • 31 min
    Episode 68: The Office

    Episode 68: The Office

    On this episode, Charlie, Jami, Joel and Natalie discuss The Office, a sitcom originally created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for the BBC, but which took on a life of its own when it was adapted for American television. We'll talk about a few of our favorite episodes, the impact the show had on other comedy shows, other notable projects from members of the cast and much more! (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections, which were inherent in the source.)

    • 43 min
    Episode 67: Bruce Springsteen

    Episode 67: Bruce Springsteen

    On this episode, Charlie, Joel and Laurie discuss the music of Bruce Springsteen, his relationship with his longtime backing group the E Street Band, his recent memoir and Broadway show, his musical and literary influences and much more. (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely from home using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections which were inherent in the source.)

    • 50 min
    Episode 66: Documentaries

    Episode 66: Documentaries

    On this episode, Dave, Joel, Jami and Annie discuss documentary films and series, including films about mountain climbing such as Free Solo, Meru and Pretty Strong; long-form series such as The Last Dance, Tiger King and Ken Burns' Baseball; and other non-fiction films like Icarus, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and American Factory.

    (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely from home using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections which were inherent in the source.)

    • 38 min
    Episode 65: 92nd Academy Awards

    Episode 65: 92nd Academy Awards

    On this episode, Dave, Tony, Natalie and Charlie discuss some of the films nominated for Academy Awards this year, including Parasite, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit and Joker.

    • 33 min

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A great listen!

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Interesting new podcast

Great roundtable discussions from librarians, who are on the front lines of pop culture. Can't wait to hear more!

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