AADL-produced Podcasts

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The Storytellers of AADL - Rachel Yanikoglu

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May 2, 2013

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Rachel sat down with us to discuss her knowledge and love of storytelling.

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The Storytellers of AADL - Laura Raynor

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January 11, 2013

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Laura sat down with us and discussed her career as a storyteller, both locally and nationally. For many in town Laura is considered the face of storytelling here at the library. Even her stories about stories are entertaining.

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00:27:07
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Comics Are Great! 108

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December 17, 2014 at Netcasting Studio

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We’re continuing our tradition of closing out the year with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier of The Comics Bakery. Join us for a rapid round of book talks on some of our favorite comics, which you can use as your last-minute holiday gift guide!
And check out the book talks we did last year!
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01:14:54
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

The Storytellers of AADL - Josie Parker

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October 16, 2013

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Josie discusses with us her beginnings as a storyteller and how she came to tell stories here at the Library.

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00:38:32
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Comics Are Great! 107 - Animals Doing People Things

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December 3, 2014 at Netcasting Studio

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Anthropomorphic comics characters have enjoyed a wide appeal almost since the invention of the comic. Who doesn’t love Snoopy? Characters like Garfield have inspired an entire generation of professional cartoonists. Even the critically-acclaimed Maus featured talking animal characters.
So what is it about “animals doing people things” that’s so compelling? Why are we so willing to invest in a character whose design is so defiantly absurd and unrealistic?
I’m joined by John Green , co-creator of the Teen Boat! graphic novels and creator of the upcoming Hippopotamister, published by First Second Books. Together we unlock the secret powers held within “funny animal characters.”
We’re also joined by Anne Drozd of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!
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1:01:02
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Comics Are Great! 105 - Banned Books

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September 24, 2014 at Netcasting Studio

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Join us for a discussion on Banned Books Week with David Carter, Librarian at the University of Michigan’s Comics and Video Game Archive. Together we explore censorship in comics and ways we can better advocate for our medium.
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1:09:21
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Brian Jones

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October 8, 2014

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Martin talks to author Paul Trynka about his new book Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones. Former editor of the essential English music magazine Mojo, Trynka has also written critically-acclaimed biographies about David Bowie and Iggy Pop. His latest book focuses on the brilliant but deeply flawed musician Brian Jones, whose deep love of the blues and endless creativity in the studio helped give the Rolling Stones their distinctive sound. The interview was recorded on October 8, 2014.

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14:17
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Comics Are Great! 106 - Talent or Effort?

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October 29, 2014 at Netcasting Studio

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It’s time to unbox the age-old question of Talent vs. Effort on Comics Are Great!
How does your comics work change when you shift your focus from “expressing yourself” to “putting in the effort?” Are these terms mutually exclusive, or does the focus oscillate between those poles throughout the project? If so, how do you know when it’s time to change your focus?
I’m joined by Zack Giallongo, cartoonist behind Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, and the Stratford Zoo Midnight Review series. Together we explore how a career in cartooning is equal parts creative expression and herculean effort, and how one finds balance between the two.
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1:17:32
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Comics Are Great! 90 – Why are all of the Cartoonists on Tumblr?

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May 10, 2014 at Netcasting Studio

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There are more ways than ever to share our work with our intended audience. Some solutions are as simple as pushing a button, while others may require a little bit of technical know-how.

But how do you find the hosting/publishing/social media solution that connects you to the right readers? Do you use them all? Or is there a value in investing in the culture of a smaller set?

How do the cultures of sites like DeviantArt, Tumblr, Reddit, or Smack Jeeves affect the way the audience interacts with our work, and how might that help us find the right solution and find the right audience?

And why have so many visual artists turned to Tumblr, anyway?

I’m joined by a group of young artists who will help me unravel these questions on Comics Are Great! 90.

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1:13:13
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: James Harvey

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September 24, 2014

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Martin talks to playwright, essayist, and critic James Harvey about his new book Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar. With great perception and insight, Harvey explores how charisma is created in the movies, writing about Greta Garbo, Robert De Niro, Charles Laughton, John Wayne and many other stars, concluding with a strikingly moving passage about director Robert Bresson’s masterpiece Au Hasard Balthazar, whose star is a donkey! Hopwood Award winner James Harvey, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in English, has written a deeply personal and extraordinarily compelling account of the films that have changed his life and will also change yours. The interview was recorded on September 24, 2014.

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17:17
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Ann Arbor District Library
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