116 episodes

The Schlow Library Podcast features interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.

Schlow Library Podcast Ben Drain

    • Books
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Schlow Library Podcast features interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.

    Episode 108: Role-playing games as a new type of fiction?

    Episode 108: Role-playing games as a new type of fiction?

    We talk with Dr. John Gastil about role-playing as a feature in his new novel Dungeon Party, as well as with Hansen Bergamini to see what effect role-playing has had in his life.Our Underwriters From Fiction is from a pharmaceutical giant dedicated to ...

    • 30 min
    Episode 107: How Schlow can help you stay connected, with Maria Burchill.

    Episode 107: How Schlow can help you stay connected, with Maria Burchill.

    We talk with Maria Burchill, the head of Schlow's Adult Services, on the various ways we can stay connected together through the winter.  Some of the resources discussed include:All the virtual programing and services Schlow offersSchlow's Zoom rooms...

    • 23 min
    Episode 106: Hope for Democracy with Dr. John Gastil

    Episode 106: Hope for Democracy with Dr. John Gastil

    We explore the ways we can create a more deliberative democracy with Dr. John Gastil. Local engagement in a deliberative process can help us overcome factionalism and empower future political participation. Come see what it can do for you! Our...

    • 34 min
    Episode 105: Talking Tolkien with Prof. Scott Smith

    Episode 105: Talking Tolkien with Prof. Scott Smith

    Professor Scott Smith joins us as we take a deep dive into the fantasy works of JRR Tolkien.Our Underwriters from Fiction continues with one of the best comedies of all time, and we end with our prose nightcap focusing on some beautiful and chilling...

    • 36 min
    Episode 104: King of King Court & the PA Center for the Book

    Episode 104: King of King Court & the PA Center for the Book

    We talk with the judging panel from the Pennsylvania Center for the Book on their awarding the Lynn Ward Graphic Novel Prize to King of King Court by Travis Dandro. We also get a lot of book recommendations at the end, including a bunch of comics to...

    • 35 min
    Episode 103: Wrongful Convictions with Tim Robicheaux

    Episode 103: Wrongful Convictions with Tim Robicheaux

    We discuss wrongful convictions with Tim Robicheaux, an Associate Teaching Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Penn State. You can learn more about wrongful convictions at the The National Registry of Exonerations.Our poetry nightcap is from local...

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

MimiWuj ,

Interesting guests and great conversations

This podcast makes me feel like I’m at a party with a variety of talented people, and I can curl up on the couch and listen to Ben inquire in depth.

Top Podcasts In Books