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AADL Talks to Jennifer Pharr Davis

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August 16, 2013

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In this episode, we talk with Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of Called Again: A Story of Love And Triumph and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year, about her lifelong love of the outdoors and her record-setting thru hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Length: 00:09:32
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Called Again: An Evening with Appalachian Trail Endurance Hiker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis


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AADL Talks to Bill Minutaglio About His Book "Dallas 1963"

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January 27, 2014

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In Dallas 1963, author Bill Minutaglio paints a picture of the environment in Dallas in the early 1960s and how a vivid cast of personalities fit together leading up to the tragic event.

You can also view or download Bill's October 20, 2013 lecture at the Library.

Length: 00:31:22
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Award-Winning Author Bill Minutaglio Discusses His New Book, "Dallas 1963"


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AADL Talks to Rich Magner

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January 14, 2014

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In 1953 an Ann Arbor institution opened, Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger. When Jim Shafer was ready to sell the business in 1992, a Blimpy’s grill team veteran, Rich Magner, took over the most famous burger joint in Tree Town.

Rich sat down with AADL to talk about the history of Krazy Jim’s, the famous order line, what makes a great burger and the origin of the Snow Bears.

Rich gave a progress report on the future of Blimpy Burgers and the crowd-funding campaign currently underway to assure it’s future.

Length: 00:32:05
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Comics Are Great! 88 – Make Your Story as Awesome as a Game, with Eli Neiburger and Dave Carter

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November 26, 2013 at Netcasting Studio

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How might our approach to storytelling change when we study a good gaming experience? I’ve talked with a game designer about this on the Lean Into Art Cast, but this time I’m joined by David Carter, Librarian at the University of Michigan’s Computer and Video Game Archive, and Eli Neiburger, Associate Director of IT and Production at the Ann Arbor District Library and author of Gamers… In the LIBRARY?. Together we’ll explore how storytellers might steal from games to give their readers that “epic win face.”

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

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Length: 1:13:28
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Comics Are Great! 87 – What Makes a Story Scary? With Eric Orchard and Jon David Guerra

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November 25, 2013 at Netcasting Studio

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How do you make a horror story in a static medium like comics? What are the tricks to building dread and suspense? And how does visual style contribute to creating images that are unsettling or frightening?

I’m joined by cartoonists Jon David Guerra and Eric Orchard, who help us uncover some of the dark secrets of haunting your readers with your story.

We close with another round of book recommendations with Rachel Moir of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

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Length: 1:11:59
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AADL Talks to Bruce Kraig, author of Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America

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June 11, 2013

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Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture? World-renowned hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig investigates the history, people, décor, and venues that make up hot dog culture and what it says about our country. Did you know that Flint, MI has a distinctly different "dry" coney dog compared to Detroit's style? Erin sits down with Bruce to talk the history of hot dogs in all their glory!

Length: 00:29:44
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
Media Categories:American Cultures, Books & Authors, Food & Cooking
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Madison Connors, Romance author and publisher

One of the first publishers on board in our unlimited download ebook collection is owner and CEO of Front Porch Romance, a Southeast Michigan Romance publisher. Click here for a list of these romance titles in our collection.

A writer with deep Michigan roots, Madison Connors, in a recent podcast, talked about her writing, her experience in the publishing business, the history and stories behind Front Porch Romance.

You could also catch Madison as she hosts a weekly radio program called Romance Hour, on ArtistsFirst, a CBS Radio News network, Wednesdays at 6 pm where she interviews other romance authors.

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Comics Are Great! 85 – Your Compositions Tell The Story with Nicolas Bannister

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November 7, 2013 at Netcasting Studio

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What are the secrets to designing a world that your readers will believe in? How do you compose panels that communicate tone, tension, blocking, and character? If the “camera” in comics can be anywhere, how do you navigate the nearly infinite choices to create moments that tell the story?

I’m joined by Nicolas Bannister, artist of many amazing comics including The Elsewhere Chronicles and Tib & Tumtum, for a discussion on the narrative power of choosing the right angles in your panels.

Later we’re joined by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

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Length: 01:11:29
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Comics Are Great! 84 – Should You do Free Work “for Exposure?”

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November 7, 2013 at Netcasting Studio

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Is there anything wrong with agreeing to do some work for free? After all, it might catch on with the Internet, and you can cash in later.
And this is the webcomics model, after all! You put out consistent and professional-quality work for free, hoping to attract an audience, and only begin to sell to them once you’ve got 5,000 fans or more. It’s an investment!
Or you may just be doing your work for “the sake of art.” And if this is so, what’s wrong with others asking you to do the same work, in the same name, for them?
I’m joined by Ryan Estrada, creator of the @forexposure_txt Twitter account and producer of the For Exposure dramatic readings series, for a discussion on the perils and misconceptions of “working on spec.”
Later we’re joined by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

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Length: 00:50:56
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Comics Are Great! 83 – Drawing Dynamic with Tony Cliff

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November 7, 2013 at Netcasting Studio

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Comics may be a static medium, but the best cartoonist create an illusion of movement so convincing we’ll often forget that we, the readers, are creating the movement in our minds. How do they do they pull off this trick? And what’s the “secret” to writing engaging and interesting casts? Is there one? Or is it a simple matter of doing one’s research and writing characters with contrast?

Tony Cliff of the recently released Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant stops by the show to share the secrets of creating dynamic and interesting characters, reference strategies for your story’s location, and “The Importance of Being Important.”

We’re joined at the end by Rachel Moir of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

Book Recommendations:

Length: 1:02:50
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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