Checking In with the GPPL
Game of Thrones - The Bells Recap & Discussion

Game of Thrones - The Bells Recap & Discussion

May 16, 2019

We are back and fully loaded for the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, The Bells. Matt, David, Catherine, and Annie are all here to discuss the episode that was. We talk about madness, military strategy, and who'll be ruling the seven kingdoms once all the dust settles. As always, this will be spoiler heavy so if you haven't watched the episode, do so before you listen.

Game of Thrones - Last of the Starks Recap

Game of Thrones - Last of the Starks Recap

May 9, 2019

This week David is off for his birthday. Catherine joins Matt to discuss the latest episode, The Last of the Starks. As always, this will be spoiler heavy so if you haven't watched the episode, turn back now. With only two episodes left, we talk about how rushed everything feels. Nothing feels earned, even if we agree on where it's heading.

Checking In #7: Standardized Tests & Reading

Checking In #7: Standardized Tests & Reading

May 2, 2019

Maria & I are back to discuss what we've been doing the past couple of weeks. Maria has been reading a lot and Matt has been watching a lot of TV. We're joined by a special guest, Danis. She's here to talk about the local authors fair that's happening later this month. Stay tuned for another episode of checking in.

 

 

 

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

The Test: why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing... by Anya Kamanetz

Twitter & Tear Gas by Zeynep Tufekci

 

TV Shows

Santa Clarita Diet

Atlanta

Sex Education

 

Movies

Singing In the Rain

 

Maria's music pick of the week is One Good Man by Janis Joplin.

Game of Thrones - The Long Night Recap & Discussion

Game of Thrones - The Long Night Recap & Discussion

May 2, 2019

David & I talk about The Long Night, the third episode of Game of Thrones final season. We talk about the implications of what happens and what is to come in the last few episodes. As always, this will be a spoiler heavy episode so if you haven't seen it, come back after you have.

Game of Thrones - Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Recap

Game of Thrones - Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Recap

April 25, 2019

David & I are back to discuss the second epiosde of Game of Thrones' final season. We talk about the calm before the storm and what we think will happen in the battle for the living. Listen along as the GPPL recaps the final season of Game of Thrones.

Checking In #6: Maria Reads Books & Matt Watches TV

Checking In #6: Maria Reads Books & Matt Watches TV

April 18, 2019

Maria & I discuss what we've been up to these past few weeks. She has read all the books and I have read a couple. I've watched a lot of TV shows and she has watched a couple. Join us for some good discussion and thanks for checking in with us. 

Books

Lightly: How to Live a Simple, Stress-Free Life by Francine Jay

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

To Kill a Mockingbird: a Graphic Novel by Harper Lee, adapted by Fred Fordham

The Secret in the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Trial of Lizzie Borden: a True Story by Cara Robertson

An American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

The Subtle Art of Not... by Mark Manson

Mark Manson On Relationships & Self Knowledge (Blogs)

Movies/TV Shows

Muriels Wedding

Clockwatchers

Gloria Bell

Mama's Family

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection

Russian Doll

Santa Clarita Diet

Grand Tour

 

Sky Ferreira's Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Alright) is the music pick of the week.

Game of Thrones - Winterfell Recap & Discussion

Game of Thrones - Winterfell Recap & Discussion

April 18, 2019

David & I discuss the newest episode of Game of Thrones' final season. We will record weekly until the final episode discussing what we saw and what we think will happen. Listen along in this special GPPL podcast for the final season of the biggest show in the world. 

Checking In #5: A New Co-Host Emerges

Checking In #5: A New Co-Host Emerges

March 21, 2019

On this episode Maria joins as a special co-host as Annie is on maternity leave. We discuss a wide range of books and movies today. 

Books:

LikeWar

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Louise Penny Inspector Armand Gamache Series

Che

Bright Sided

Morbid Taste for Bones

Lucy Knisley

Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery Series

Movies:

Private Life

Tully

Hotel Artemis

Atomic Blonde

Apollo 11

Buster Keaton

Bohemian Rhapsody

How to Train Your Dragon 3

 

Jason Mraz's Unlonely is Maria's music pick of the week. If you like us, you can subscribe to us iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

Checking In #4

Checking In #4

March 7, 2019

Matt & Annie talk about their plans for spring break as well as the things they're doing. 

Media mentioned:

Searching

Bad Times at the El Royale

Minding the Gap

Behind the Curve

Sex & Rage

 

Spring Break Reads:

And then it's spring

The poky little puppy

Enchanted April

Tulip Fever

 

Annies music pick of the week is The Rascals Groovin.

Checking In #3

Checking In #3

February 21, 2019

On this episode of Checking In, Annie and I are joined by our colleague David. He's in charge of the Digital Media Lab, a special service the library provides. He talks about the kinds of things you can do in the second segment of the episode.

 

Media discussed:

My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante #1)

This Will Only Hurt a Little

Paper Girls

Eighth Grade

Handmaid's Tale

High Flying Bird

thank u, next by Ariana Grande

 

Tash Sultana's "Free Mind" ends the podcast as our music pick.