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Words The Podcast - Episode 1: Beginnings

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January 25, 2015

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Dave Askins, formerly of The Ann Arbor Chronicle, Dave discusses his new civic engagement project, CivCity. Dave also brings a copy of Ann Arbor’s most hyperlocal print publication, The Murray Avenue Times.

Jeff Garland wrote Shredded Duck Confit, a short story about a caterer at the Michigan Union who can’t seem to get anyone to try his hors d’ouevres. The story is based on T.S. Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Brendan McCaffery is a poet who writes about sex, drugs, and college. He both disparages and challenges Generation Y. Read the poems featured on this episode.

Length: 1:02:41


 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Mandy Aftel

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December 23, 2014

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Martin talks to internationally known artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel about her new book Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent. An evangelist for the transformative power of scent, Aftel explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, and make us fully alive. A riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant also includes simple recipes for fragrances and edible and drinkable concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with – and reveling in – aroma. The interview was recorded on December 23, 2014.

Length: 00:19:11
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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Rick Bragg

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November 25, 2014

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Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg about his new book Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, a biography about the wildest and most dangerous of the early rock and rollers. Lewis electrified the world in the 50s with hit records such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Breathless,” then lost his place in the music world after the British press uncovered salacious details about his personal life. Lewis came back in the 60s to become the biggest star of country music, and is still electrifying audiences around the world. Lewis’s story is told in full for the first time in Rick Bragg’s new biography, which is full of incredible stories and anecdotes. The interview was recorded on November 25, 2014.

Length: 00:22:18
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Podcast: Local Creators - Filmmaker Jose Mojica

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April 21, 2013 at Downtown Library

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In this episode, AADL Talks to Jose Mojica. Jose Mojica is the author of The Slasher of Flopsville and the writer, owner and director of iFilmFlops, an independent film producer based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Jose's work can be described as humor horror. Here Jose talks about his creative path, how a technical writer came to write about monsters, what it's like to make films as a family, and why he creates family-friendly suspense.

Length: 52:08
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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.

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

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Length: 01:14:54
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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.

Length: 00:38:32
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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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Length: 1:01:02
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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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Length: 1:09:21
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Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library