Thursday, June 23, 2011

Episode Six: Librarians in Pop Culture

Miyo and James are at it again! This is our first podcast in a year so we decided to devote it to a subject that is partly the reason for the hiatus. Miyo is finally a Librarian, yay!

In this episode we take a look at the many appearances of Librarians in pop culture. We examine librarian stereotypes and how they are perpetuated or challenged.

Further readings:

-You Don't Look Like a Librarian- A book that pops up at many Library conferences! Chapter 2 is devoted to Pop Culture and Librarians.
-The Hollywood Librarian-a film that examines portrayals of librarians in movies.
Spectacles-a blog that examines how pop culture views librarians.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Episode Five: The Wire Podcast (With special guest Sam Ruggieri)

Hey Everybody! I recorded this podcast with Sam quite a while ago. I originally wanted to discuss and debate the similarities and differences between Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, released in the year 2000, and HBO's The Wire, which ran from 2002-2008. However, due to our deep-seated infatuation with The Wire, the podcast turned into us mostly talking about it and what made us love it so much. Enjoy!