AADL-produced Podcasts

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Interview with Vivek Tiwary

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December 10, 2013

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In this episode, Martin talks to Broadway theater producer Vivek Tiwary about his latest project, a graphic novel entitled The Fifth Beatle, which recently reached the #1 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list. The Fifth Beatle tells the story of Brian Epstein, the Liverpool record shop owner who discovered and then managed the Beatles from 1961 until his untimely death in 1967. Tiwary will also write and produce a feature film based on his book, due out in 2015.

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00:21:21
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Martin Bandyke
 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Interview with Ray Davies

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October 23, 2013

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In this first podcast of a new series, Martin Bandyke Under Covers, Martin interviews Ray Davies, the legendary vocalist of British Invasion rock band the Kinks. Ray talks in detail about his insightful, witty and candid new memoir Americana, which details the good, bad and tumultuous times he has spent in the USA over the last six decades. After the Kinks were banned from playing in the U.S. for several years in the mid-60s due to assorted misdeeds, they roared back in the 70s & 80s and gained enormous acclaim here, selling millions of records and filling concert arenas from L.A. to Detroit to New York. After the Kinks disbanded in the 1990s, Davies embarked on a successful solo career and continues to record and tour. As Davies tells Martin in the beginning of the podcast, he was inspired to write Americana after a life-changing 2004 shooting incident in New Orleans.

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00:25:53
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Martin Bandyke
 

AADL Talks to Bob Dascola

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January 13, 2014

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Dascola Barber Shop has been a fixture of downtown Ann Arbor since 1938 when Dominic Dascola first struck out on his own as a business owner. Bob Dascola, his son, has been a part of this tradition for the past 45 years, keeping shop first in his father's original location on E Liberty St and now in his own space on S State St. In that time, he's grown from being one member of the family business to being a small business owner, then a community leader, and now a candidate for City Council in the 3rd Ward. When Bob sat down with us, we talked about going into the family business, how a community member can make a difference, and the things he's learned just by talking with people who come in and sit down in his chair.

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41:57
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
 

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.

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00:09:32
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
 

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.

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00:31:22
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
 

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.

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Ann Arbor District Library
 

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
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
 

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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Ann Arbor District Library
 

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? Learn this and more fun details during this engaging and fascinating presentation.

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Ann Arbor District Library

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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