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.
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"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
Chef Volume 2
Maren Morris' "Once" closes this weeks episode out.
July 25, 2019
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:
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Bruce Springsteen's Darkness at the Edge of Town closes us out for the week.