Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Gareth Murphy

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January 19, 2015

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Martin talks to author Gareth Murphy about his new book Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry. While music is an integral part of our daily lives, very little is known about the revolutionary men and women on both sides of the Atlantic who founded and shaped this enduring industry. From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic ride through the many cataclysmic musical, cultural and technological changes that shaped a century and a half of the music business. The interview was recorded on January 19, 2015.

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00:26:27
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Words The Podcast - Episode 4: The Human Heart

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February 15, 2015

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Jeremy Allen is a reporter for The Ann Arbor News. His article Brothers without hearts: Man makes history at U-M Hospital as first patient discharged with Total Artificial Heart was wildly popular. Fellow Ann Arbor News reporter Ben Freed stops by to discuss newsroom antics.

Jeremy Berkowitz is a filmmaker. His story, Catherine the Caterpillar, is about an insect that burrows inside the heart of young boy, and has to decided whether it wants to burst out of the boy’s heart.

Jack Bologna is the creator of Words the Podcast, and he brought a mic to the radiology department for a recent CT scan of his heart. His dad, James, helps tell the story I hope I have a broken heart.

This episode was produced in cooperation with the Ann Arbor District Library.

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01:12:02
 

Words The Podcast - Episode 3: The Next Step

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February 8, 2015

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Lucy Tobier is the 10-year-old editor-in-chief of The Murray Avenue Times, the monthly, hyperlocal newspaper all about Murray Ave. in Ann Arbor. If you’d like to order the February edition of her paper, email her at Lucy.is.here.101@gmail.com.

Jacob Conflitti is a writer and the author of For Your Viewing Pleasure, a short story about a dystopian future where people in deep debt are forced into gladiator-style fights for the entertainment of the wealthy.

Brandon Reisch is the director of the Ann Arbor Poetry Blast, a city-wide poetry initiative. Learn more about this project and how to get involved by visiting the Ann Arbor Poetry Blast tab on our website.

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00:51:41
 

Words The Podcast - Episode 2: Competition

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February 1, 2015

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Alejandro Zuniga and Greg Garno are sports journalists and were the 2014 managing editors of The Michigan Daily‘s sports section. They covered University of Michigan football, writing about on the most historically dismal seasons, the firing of Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke, and the hiring of Jim Harbaugh. On-air they tell stories about life in the press box.

Carlina Duan is a poet and Ann Arbor native. she is currently one of the editors of Michigan in Color. Carlina reads three poems on-air and discusses identity, race, perception, and the menstrual cycle.

George Gardner is a short story writer who wrote Treasurer, the story of a girl who will do whatever it takes to win her middle school student government election. George discusses winning, high school wrestling, and more on this week’s episode.

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1:01:26
 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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00:27:07
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