Annie & I are back to the studio with newest episode. We discuss the things we've been reading and watching. We talk about what the Great American Novel is, David's new Science Fiction book group and the Digital Media Lab. In the second half, we talk about Halloween and the upcoming library programs and events that will be happening.
Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, & Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson by Peter Ames Carlin
My Year of Rest & Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh
The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I Am the New Black by Tracy Morgan
The Last OG
The Barenaked Ladies "Brain Wilson" closes us out for the week.
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.
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
Chef Volume 2
Maren Morris' "Once" closes this weeks episode out.
We are back with another episode of Checking In. Today's episode we will do our usual catching up with the things we've been doing the past couple weeks. After the break we talk about our favorite background TV shows. They're the kind of shows we like on while we're doing other things. We hope you enjoy our picks.
Glow, Season 3
New Girl, Season 7
Background TV Shows:
Cheers, Friends, Wings, Frasier (Jim Burrows Universe)
The Love Letter
Carla Bruni's cover of ABBA's The Winner Takes All sends us off for the week. If you have any favorite background shows or would like to send us a question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we get enough questions we'll do an episode dedicated to those.
Annie & I are back with an episode about going back to school. We reminisce about our days in school and discuss education in general in the year 2019. We also continue to talk about the books, movies, TV shows, and music we've been consuming.
Beautiful Music by James Zadoorian
This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
Boom Town by Sam Anderson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall closes us out this week. Thanks for listening.
Matt & Annie are back to talk about the great outdoors. First, we talk about the stuff we've been doing the past couple weeks: the books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and video games.
Childish Gambino's "Outside" fittingly closes us out this week. Thanks for listening.
Annie & Matt discuss Stranger Things 3 and our thoughts about the season as a whole. We also talk about the books we're reading and shows we're watching. Continuing our theme of Summer, we talk about activities we did and hope to do before it's over.
*Our Stranger Things 3 Discussion ends at the 13:50 mark if you haven't watched and want to avoid spoilers.*
Things We Talked About:
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Bruce Springsteen's Darkness at the Edge of Town closes us out for the week.
This episode of Checking In Annie & Matt have new books they've been reading. In addition to books, some TV watching has taken place. Annie has watched one episode of Stranger Things. One does not simply watch one episode at a time...
Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirsehbaum
Bunny by Mona Awad
Palaces for the People by Eric Klienenberg
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Happy City: Transforming Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
Boom-Town by Sam Anderson
Doc Martin watchalikes
Annie's Summer Movies
The Great Outdoors
Weekend at Bernie's
What About Bob?
Matt's Summer Movie
Back to the Future AKA the best movie ever made
The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" closes us out this week.
Summer is in the air on this latest episode of checking in. Annie & I will be talking about the things we've been up to as well as summery things to do at home and at the library.
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Breaking and Entering by Joy Williams
Florida by Lauren Groff
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Speak: The Graphic Novel Adaptation by Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll
The Good Place
My Ex Life by Stephen McCauley
This One Summer by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki
Last Night at the Viper Room by Gavin Edwards
Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
I Heart Huckabees
Field of Dreams
Taylor Swifts "You Belong to Me" sends us out. Annie's favorite music for her commute.