Join Logan and Mike as they discuss movies, books, writing, reading, life, and how libraries continue to be awesome.
The Preble County District Library podcast is available as an RSS feed here. (Note: This won't work on Google Chrome, which will only display the not-very-exciting code. Use Mozilla Firefox for the best experience.) It'll be available soon in the iTunes podcast directory.
Until then, here's a list of the episodes that you can open in your browser for your listening pleasure, most recent first:
12: Comic Con - July 19
Logan and Mike are getting ready for the Preble County Comic Con at Eaton Library on Saturday. In this episode, they talk about the new Spiderman movie, trends in comic book movies, and why you should come to the Preble County Comic Con (hint: there will be real stormtroopers).
11: Music - July 17
Logan and Mike talk a lot about movies, TV, and books. In this episode, hear about music they remember from youth, what has stuck with them, and why music you might think is terrible actually isn't.
10: Obscure Films - July 3
There are a whole lot of movies that don't get big numbers at the box office. Being the avid filmgoers they are, Logan and Mike discuss some films that are great, but which never got the buzz of the big blockbusters. Search the library catalog and place them on hold...now!
9: On Writing, Pt. 3 - June 26
This week, Logan and Mike continue their on-air work on a short story. Listen as they flesh out the setting for their short story: a small town sitting next to a landfill-turned-municipal park called 'The Mound.' (Listen to Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 of the 'On Writing' series first).
8: Summer Reading - June 23
In this episode, Logan and Mike talk about the most important time in keeping kids reading: the summer. Students can lose months of reading ability over the summer, ability that has to be re-learned at the beginning of the new school year before further progress is made. Listen for some info on how libraries prevent the 'summer slide,' which is a term that sounds way too fun to describe declining reading skills.
7: Stories from the Stacks - June 19
We went topic-free this week. Hear us talk mostly about Logan's Jeep, which is best described as erratic. If you need some direction for fixing your vehicle this summer, check out the library's subscription to Chilton Online.
6: On Writing, Pt. 2 - June 6
This week, we start on our journey of writing a piece of fiction over the course of several podcasts. This session, we focus on creating a main (or side) character, and go into a bit of his background. We also toss around a few relationships with other characters and some potential plot ideas. Listen to us as we write a great (or terrible) piece of fiction. Learn what (not) to do.
5: Film - June 6
In this episode, we talk about making films, how to shoot better video, and why you should shoot your own video, even if it ends up terrible. Inspired by Preble County District Library's popular 'Tween Filmmakers Club' for ages 8-12, we'll give you some hints, like why you should never, ever touch the zoom button while shooting or use fancy dissolve cuts. (Hint: it looks amateur).
4: On Making - May 5
In this episode, we discuss the act of creating in our society, how we're gradually becoming luddites, and how libraries are pivotal in fostering creativity. There are also many references to the wisdom of those pushing creation in our modern idea of disposability.
3: On Writing, Pt. 1 - May 2
The written word is a major part of libraries. This episode, we discuss some aspects of the writing process and we introduce an interesting project we'll undertake in future podcasts. Here are some good resources for writing available from the library:
2: Logan (the movie, not the podcast host) - April 26
Listen to Logan and Mike discuss the newest comic book movie: Logan. Or is it a comic book movie? What kind of movie is it?
1: Goals - April 14
Okay, so we recorded this one earlier in the year, with a focus on goals. We were thinking of New Years resolutions, but it took us a little while to get this whole podcast thing going. Enjoy!
Podcast Pilot - April 5
We're just getting started here. Give us a break!