February 28, 2020
Annie is back from her trip to Florida and Matt's been chilling here. Annie's family got sick during the trip but still managed to have a good time. Matt relaxed and enjoyed the easy commute and the quiet with lots of people seemingly out of town. We talk about the books we've been reading, shows we watched, among other things.
After the break, we get into library stuff like the short story contest and upcoming events. It's a fun episode where we somehow start talking about Uncle Harry's Deli and Annie's Dutch Blitz rites of passage.
Black Puma's Colors closes us out for the week. Thanks for listening and enjoy the episode.
February 8, 2020
Matt & Annie are back to discuss what they've been up to these past couple weeks. More reading, watching movies and TV shows, and some working out. After the break we talk about what we do to cope during the Michigan grey winter. Things that work for us include: going for walks, funny movies, SAD lights, and leaving. Thanks for listening and enjoy the episode.
George Harrison's "I Got My Mind Set on You" closes us out for the week.
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January 27, 2020
Matt & Annie discuss what they've been doing the past several weeks. We talk about the books we read and shows and movies we watched. In the second half we look back on our first year of podcasting and what we've learned and hope to accomplish.
Some of the mentions include: Little Women, Parasite, Good Place, Last Poets, Memory Police, Good Riddance, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more.
January 14, 2020
It's a new year and a new episode for Checking In. Annie & I discuss what we think are the biggest trends of the decade. We touch on social media, video games, podcasts, and other technology trends. The last decade brought about a lot of change, the next decade is sure to do the same. Maybe looking back we can see what lies ahead.
As always, thanks for listening. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast listening app to get the newest episodes when they are posted.
"Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" from the Netflix show The Witcher closes us out this week. It's a very catchy song, try not to get it stuck in your head.
December 14, 2019
Matt & Annie are back with a holiday themed episode. We talk about our family traditions, things we like about the holidays, and whether or not Die Hard is, in fact, a Christmas movie. We're taking a break for the rest of the year and will be back in January with a new episode. Have a good holiday and new year. See you in 2020!
Trans Siberian Orchestra's Carol of the Bells is our intro for the week and Last Christmas by Wham! closes us out.
November 19, 2019
A previously recorded episode where Matt & Annie discuss what they're reading and the fall holidays. Matt talks about his baby on the way.
UPDATE: Checking In has added a new addition: a healthy baby girl!
October 3, 2019
On this special episode of Checking In Annie and I are on the road with outreach librarian Kathleen. We talk about her role and the services the library offers. Additionally, we talk about the books we've been reading and Grosse pointe architecture.
September 19, 2019
On this episode of Checking In, Shirley Maylock joins us to discuss being a radio performer on the hit show The Lone Ranger. She talks about her time in radio and growing up in Detroit. She sees podcasting as the radio shows of the present and is surprised in the type of resurgence this form of media has. It's an exciting conversation and we hope you enjoy it.
After the break, Annie & I talk about the things we've been doing and get sidetracked talking about studios teenagers and microbrews. Thanks for listening.
Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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Maren Morris' "Once" closes this weeks episode out.