34: Libraries and Newspapers
With the loss of several small, local newspapers around the country, many areas have become "information deserts." Learn how libraries are helping to fill the information gap for their communities and how some are working with the newspapers that are still with us to enhance the information for residents of their communities.
33: Weird Library Items
Did you ever think of checking out an animal pelt from the library? How about a fishing rod or a cake pan? These are some of the items available for checkout at libraries across the country. Also, you can hear some of our technical difficulties at the beginning. That's Logan's fault.
32: Digital Libraries
What will a library look like in 10 years? 15? 50? There's a lot of talk about the future of libraries and what part physical books will play in that future. This week, Logan and Mike discuss a few stories published on the subject and the idea of an all-digital library.
31: The Border Library
Did you know there's a library that rests on the border of the United States and Canada? This week, Logan and Mike talk about the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, the history, and some of the issues of being a library separated by an international border.
30: On Amazing Things
Logan and Mike talk about what they find amazing, like a woman who ran 238 miles in under 58 hours, how three separate groups found the same weakness in Intel chips at the same time, and how one company is shooting a car into orbit around Mars.
29: End of Year & Goals
What are your goals for next year? Logan and Mike talk about their own goals, better ways to achieve them, and why they're scared of 2K18.
28: The Last Jedi
SPOILER ALERT: Don't listen unless you've already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This contains spoilers. Logan and Mike talk about the movie, what they liked about it, and why it wasn't so great.
27: On Upcoming Movies
This week, Logan and Mike talk about the movies they're looking forward to seeing. There's also probably something about food in there, too.
26: On Writing and more
It's been a few weeks since Thanksgiving. See how Logan's and Mike's turkeys turned out. They also talk about their current writing projects and, of course, some of the cool things upcoming at the library.
25: On Turkey
This week, Logan and Mike discuss the upcoming food-based holiday: Thanksgiving. Listen to hear why you shouldn't do the same old Thanksgiving, how to put a little variety in the meal, and why Logan should open his own food truck.
24: On IceCoin and Sous Vide
This week, Logan and Mike talk about cryptocurrencies like BitCoin, cooking meat sous vide, and why we're afraid of our meats. There's also a bit about the library's smartphone app, BookMyne.
23: On Nanowrimo, etc.
This week, Logan and Mike talk National Novel Writing Month, cooking Thanksgiving turkeys, and Dungeons and Dragons.
22: On Blade Runner
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen 'Blade Runner 2049,' better see that before listening to this podcast. In this epidsode, Logan and Mike discuss the recent sci-fi masterpiece, and some goings-on at the library.
21: On Food
This week, Logan and Mike talk about smoking (food), skillets, and shrimp, among other food topics. Learn about some of the resources you can find at your library to help your culinary creativity! There's also some discussion about Jeff Goldblum.
20: On Writing, part 5
Hear the beginnings of a new writing project to get in the Halloween spirit. Unfortunately, Mike is back for this episode. Listen to Logan and him discuss more writing, the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT, and how to solve the electric car issues.
19: On the murdered librarian
Did you know a librarian was murdered on the current site of the Eaton Branch Library? This week, Logan talks with the library's resident Lida Griswold obsessor, Magrace to discuss the creepy happenings surrounding the murder.
18: On Ghosts
Get ready to be terrified! Logan and Mike talk about ghosts, Bigfoots or Bigfeets, and some good ghostly movies and books to add to your to-watch/to-read list.
17: On Writing, Episode 5
This week, Logan and Mike talk about defamiliarization in writing, writing a food blog, and a short span of sidewalk. Get ready to be enthralled!
Logan and Mike watched Christopher Nolan's newest film, Dunkirk. Hear what they think, what some of their favorite war movies are, and just what exactly makes a movie a 'war movie.'
15: The Great American Eclipse
The Great American Eclipse is looming! Logan and Mike talk about what they're expecting from the eclipse and some of the conspiracy theories swirling around the event. Plus, make sure to attend the library's local author events in September.
14: On Tech
Logan and Mike discuss technology, and how the library can help you dabble into something new without financial commitment. There's also some talk of video games and, of course, Logan's Jeep, which seems to come up a lot.
13: On Writing, Episode 4
This week, Logan and Mike get a little more in depth into the official podcast short story. They brainstorm ideas to round out the secondary character and set the major plot points. They also recap some of the events of the Eaton Branch Library's Comic Con last Saturday.
12: Comic Con
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).
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
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
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.'
8: Summer Reading
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
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.
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!
6: On Writing, Pt. 2
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.
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
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
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: On Writing by Stephen King The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
2 : Logan (the movie, not the podcast host)