AADL Podcasts

We also have digitized event videos available online. You can subscribe to the event podcasts at:
Audio: http://www.aadl.org/video/feed/audio
Video (ipod compatible): http://www.aadl.org/video/feed/video

Top Chef Steph Video and Interview!

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Whether you were lucky enough to attend the cooking demo and talk by Bravo TV's Top Chef Season 4 Stephanie Izard last month - or if you missed it - take a listen to our exclusive podcast interview with Top Chef Steph. Fans of Top Chef will enjoy hearing about what it's really like to be on the show (is Padma really that gorgeous in person?). Stephanie shares her memories of Ann Arbor during her time at the University of Michigan (the ONE thing she craved was a chipati from Pizza House!) and of course we talked about food and cooking! Listen up!

You can see the video of her talk and demo in our AADL video on demand collection.

AADL Productions Podcast: Festifools

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A festival of fools will descend on Main Street for the third annual Festifools event next Sunday, April 5, from 4-5 p.m. Last week, we had the opportunity to interview Mark Tucker, the creative force behind Festifools, at his studio. Mark talks about his background in float building, this year's Festifools theme, and he takes us on tour of the studio and the various stages of creating a papier-mâché puppet.

AADL Productions Podcast: Donald Harrison, Ann Arbor Film Festival

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The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival is right around the corner, so we asked the festival's Executive Director, Donald Harrison, to give us a preview of this year's offerings. He let us in on some of the interesting events planned for this year as well as talking about some of the filmmakers who will be showing their work and giving talks. Aside from this year's highlights, we also discussed how the festival has changed over the last few years and how they go about whittling down over 2600 submissions to just 200 films.

What's next for the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Project?

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Listen in as local historians Ray Detter, Louisa Pieper and Grace Shackman talk about the origins, challenges and rewards of putting together the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibits Program. You'll hear about what's coming up (hint: books and corsets) and how our schools are planning to work the exhibit into the AAPS curriculum.

AADL Productions Podcast: Timothy Ferris

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When he was recently in town giving his talk at Washtenaw Community College, AA/Ypsi Reads author Timothy Ferris was kind enough to stop by the Downtown Library for an interview. The author of Seeing in the Dark gave us some insight into his writing process and his love of the night sky. We also got a chance to talk about his documentaries and his work on the Voyager Golden Record that is taking music from around the world out of our solar system and across the universe.

Just click on the player below to listen, or take a stroll over to the AA/Ypsi Reads site to learn more about this year's author.

The Rundown 2/5/08

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Listen to the Rundown to find out about upcoming events in the beginning of February. Also, catch an insider interview with Sophia, a 5th grader, who talks about many of the programs for her age that happened this summer, including Library Lego League, Eggcellent Engineering and a Tween Ice Cream Party.

Hear about TweenSpace, for 4th and 5th graders, on February 5th for Masters of Disguise at the Northeast Branch from 4:30-6 PM. And come back to the Northeast Branch on February 12th for Sock Puppet Theatre.

Preschoolers are invited on February 8th for Music and Motion with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the Downtown library from 9:30-10 AM or 10:30-11 AM. Make Valentines on February 9th at the Pittsfield Branch from 10 AM-12PM and February 10th at the Northeast Branch from 2-4 PM.

Weekly Rundown Jan. 28-Feb. 3

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Welcome to the first Weekly Rundown Podcast! Every week, you will be able to come to our webpage and listen to the programs and events happening for children and teens at the Ann Arbor District Library.

This week, stay glued to the podcast to hear the insider interview at the end. Librarian Elizabeth interviews five Pokemon enthusiasts who frequent the library Pokemon tournaments. Hear Michael, Ben, Brandon, Danny and Nathan speak their thoughts on the AADL Pokemon tournaments and how the battles work. Enjoy!

Player Podcast: The Savages on Balance

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Here's a provocative podcast, produced by longtime tournament regulars [gtplayer:143] (Level 43) and his brother [gtplayer:146] (Level 41), called the AADL-GT Forum. In this episode, they talk about balance, make some excellent suggestions, and air some well-reasoned gripes. Check it out! Don't forget, if you want to produce your own podcast to be published here, or come in and use our podcast studio, just let me know at eli at aadl.org.

Enjoy!

Introducing the Official AADL-GT Podcast!

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AADL-GT is Ann Arbor District Library's Videogame Tournament Series for all ages. Our biggest series is the Super Smash Double Dash Championship Season, which runs August - December and is about to enter its fourth annual season.

In this premiere episode of the AADL-GT podcast, AADL-GT veteran and color commentator 'Major' Tom Coveney talks about some of the changes in the upcoming season and visits with AADL Teen Librarian Elizabeth Schneider and AADL Software Developer Eric Klooster.

If you'd like to create your own AADL-GT podcast, contact us and you can send us your file, or make an appointment to use our podcasting studio. We'll then add your podcast to our feed where anyone can subscribe to it.

Enjoy!