Episode 82: Classical Music Favorites

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite classical pieces and our recent live symphony experiences.

Also: our What to Watch Next Bracket poll results! By the will of the popular vote (or the person/s with the most ways of accessing the internet), we will be watching The Good Place.
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The playlist for this episode is on Spotify.

Links
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Für Elise
Seattle Symphony
Tanglewood
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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Classic King FM
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 “Elvira Madigan”
Amadeus
Mozart: Turkish March
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Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
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Ravel: Bolero
Torvill & Dean 1984 Gold Medal Ice Dancing Routine
Tchaikovsky: Final Waltz & Apotheosis
Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
San Francisco Chronicle: “Classical So White and Male: The Time is Overdue for Diversity
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (stand up)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra/2001: A Space Odyssey
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini/Somewhere in Time
Pachelbel: Canon in D
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Satie: Gymnopedie
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Beethoven: Pathétique
Beethoven: 7th Symphony
Billy Joel: This Night
Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Star Trek/Star Wars Spectacular
John Williams

Musical Obsessions
Belle of the Ball” by Leroy Anderson
Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty

Obsessions
A Wrinkle in Time
One Day at a Time

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Episode 77: Movie Advisory 2017B, Best of 2017, and 2018 Preview

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We give our takes on the theatrical releases we watched in the back half of 2017, then talk about our bests of the past year before plunging into what we’re looking forward to in the new year! There are some spoilers, but we rarely make much sense. Movie Advisory 2017A was episode 66!

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Movie Advisory 2017B
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Battle of the Sexes
The Dark Tower
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
It
The Mountain Between Us
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Murder on the Orient Express
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Pitch Perfect 3
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Coming Soon
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Ready Player One
Ocean’s 8
Proud Mary
A Wrinkle in Time
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Pacific Rim: Uprising
Fifty Shades Freed
Crazy Rich Asians
Ant-Man and the Wasp
The House With a Clock in its Walls
Halloween
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best of 2017
Movies: Get Out, Wonder Woman, The Last Jedi, Hidden Figures, Fate of the Furious, The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Books: #libfaves17, Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal, Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz, Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
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Television: Riverdale, One Day at a Time, Supergirl, Hallmark/Lifetime movies
Music: Rainbow by Kesha
Other: the power of twitter (Metro-North train rescue), phone battery replacement, eclipse, Women of NASA Lego set

Looking forward to in 2018
Midterm elections
She-Ra on Netflix
Lumberjanes Coloring Book
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
New Becky Chambers book
Painting by Numbers (Shades of Grey 2) by Jasper Fforde
Black Lightning on the CW
Grown-ish on Freeform
The X-Files on Fox

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Seasons of Love” from Rent
Alene: “Santa Fe” from Rent

Obsessions
Anna: 221B Baker Street board game, Fandom Hearts series by Cathy Yardley, Bingo Love by Tee Franklin and Jenn St. Onge
Alene: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Episode 66: Movie Advisory 2017A

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Our wrap-up of all the first-run movies we saw in the first half of 2017, and what we’re looking forward to for the rest of the year. With special guest Giant Bug.

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Previous Movie Advisory episodes: 35, 53
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Baywatch
Pamela Anderson
David Hasselhoff
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Beauty and the Beast
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Fifty Shades Darker
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’: How Sean Gunn Became Marvel’s Secret Weapon
[Firefly]
[What Dreams May Come]
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Get Out
[The Stepford Wives]
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Hidden Figures
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The Lego Batman Movie
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Office Christmas Party
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Power Rangers
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Sing
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Wonder Woman
Logan (Episode 59)
Fate of the Furious (Episode 65)
[Spider-Man: Homecoming]

Coming Soon:
The Dark Tower
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
It
Blade Runner 2049
Murder on the Orient Express
Justice League
Pitch Perfect 3
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Still Got Time” by Zayn
Alene: “More Than a Feeling” by Boston
[Believe Me by Eddie Izzard]

Obsessions
Anna: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
[The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner]
Alene: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Episode 53: Movie Advisory and Best of 2016

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In this episode, we talk about movies we’ve seen since our last movie advisory (episode 35), share our picks for best of 2016, and squeal over what we’re looking forward to in 2017.

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Movie Advisory
Love and Friendship
Finding Dory
From The Washington Post: How Finding Dory and Finding Nemo Deal Beautifully With Disabilities
The Secret Life of Pets
Trolls
Kubo and the Two Strings
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
From Slate: J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Flirts With Gay Allegory. Its Sequels Should Go All the Way.
Witch, Please: Roaring Anachronisms and Where To Find Them
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Moana
From Bustle: Moana Kicking The Love Interest Storyline To The Curb May Not Be Something To Celebrate
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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Queen of Katwe
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Rogue One
Moonlight
From The Atlantic: Moonlight Is a Film of Uncommon Grace
Fences

Best of 2016

Movies
Deadpool, Finding Dory, Love and Friendship, Moana, Moonlight, Trolls, Ghostbusters

Books
#libfaves16
American Housewife by Helen Ellis
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Behind the Throne/After the Crown by KB Wagers
Hold Me by Courtney Milan
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

Television
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Conviction, The Crown, Steven Universe, Supergirl Pending: Stranger Things, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Music
Soundtracks: Moana, Trolls, Hamilton, Hamilton Mixtape
Love You To Death by Tegan and Sara
Musical Obsessions Playlist

Other
Tater Tot Casserole (or this recipe)
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
Styling/Volumizing Powder
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In Memoriam

Looking Forward to in 2017

Movies
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Ghost in the Shell, Murder on the Orient Express, Hidden Figures, Fate of the Furious, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Despicable Me 3, Pitch Perfect 3, Beauty and the Beast, It, Baywatch, Power Rangers, Wonder Woman, Fifty Shades Darker, Before I Fall, Annihilation, Star Wars Episode 8
From E!: Movie Preview 2017: 84 Films You Should Know About in the New Year

Music
Spirit from Depeche Mode
Katy Perry, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Fergie, Icona Pop, Lorde, Taylor Swift
From Billboard: 2017 Music Preview: 40 Most Anticipated Albums

Books
Illuminae Files #3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Buried Heart by Kate Elliott (Court of Fives #3)
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
#fridayreads
Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman
Avon romance authors: Sarah Maclean, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Tessa Dare
From The Millions: Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview

Television
Star Trek Discovery, Emerald City, American Gods, Twin Peaks, Riverdale
From A.V. Club: The A.V. Club Tells You What to Watch in 2017

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Club Tropicana by Wham! UK (La Isla Bonita by Madonna)
Anna: Careless Whisper by Wham!, Freedom! ’90 by George Michael

Obsessions
Alene: Pusheen
Anna: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Mini: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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In this episode, Anna and her special guests talk about Star Wars, Legos, Star Wars Legos, and Fun Facts about lightning.
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Links
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How bb-8 works:
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Lego Nexo Knights

Neko Atsume

#colorourcollections

Weather ABC: An Alphabet Book by Blake Hoena

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Episode 27: Hamilton and Best of 2015

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After three months away, we are back to discuss Hamilton (one of us is an expert and one is not) and discuss some of our highlights for 2015. And make an important announcement. Thanks to all our fans for your patience and support.

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Links
Hamilton: An American Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda
LMM and This American Life
LMM on Jeopardy!
“Hamilton” is the Very Model of a Modern Fast-Paced Musical
Disney’s Moana
The Wiz Live!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Carol
Magic Mike XXL
Inside Out
Carly Rae Jepsen
Walk the Moon
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Supergirl
The Flash
The Nine Lives of Christmas
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin

Obsessions
Carolyn:
Justin Bieber: “What Do You Mean?

Anna:
Adele: “Hello
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The Princess and the Prix by Nell Stark
A Lego Brickumentary

Episode 15 Show Notes: Boy Band Extravaganza! and Song of Your Birth

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For this episode, we took a much closer look at a subject that we’ve touched on a few times before: the animal known as the “Boy Band.” DISCLAIMER: We know that there’s no British boy band named “Take Five,” we really do. Let’s blame Robbie Williams or something. We also took a look at what song was topping the charts when we came in to the world.

Links

98 Degrees (They have four members! And toured in 2013!)
The Monkees (also still touring)
Menudo (currently inactive)
New Edition (toured in 2014)
New Kids on the Block (touring in 2015)
Boyz II Men (touring in 2015 + recently released album)
Backstreet Boys (touring in 2015 in China)
*NSYNC (inactive until Justin Timberlake hits sixty)
Arashi
Photo History of Boy Bands: 31 Essential Acts

I Swear” by All 4 One
Please Don’t Go Girl” by New Kids on the Block
Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston
Star Wars Theme” by Cantina Band
Gold Digger” by Kanye West
I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

This Day in Music

Obsessions

Anna:
Lego Catalog
Star Wars Rebels
Texts from Jane Eyre audiobook (available now!)

Carolyn:
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

Episode 10 Show Notes: Best of the Year and What We’re Looking Forward To

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Introducing our best of 2014 lists, which are both arbitrary and silly (as you might have suspected)! New Year’s resolutions? We should go to more concerts. We should keep better track of things.

Carolyn’s List
Guardians of the Galaxy
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Chocolate” by 1975
How to Get Away with Murder
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Lego Movie
True Detective
Walk the Moon‘s album Talking is Hard

Anna’s List
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Big Hero 6
Randoms from Willy Wonka Candy
Lumberjanes
1989 by Taylor Swift
Spotify
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Looking Ahead to 2015
Prudence by Gail Carriger (Book One of the Custard Protocol)
Star Wars Episode VII Teaser Trailer
Inside Out
The Very Thought of You by Connie Willis
IMDB Watchlist feature

Obsessions

Carolyn
The Flash
Arrow

Anna
Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg
Elfquest
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson et. al

Episode 8 Show Notes: Revisiting and Sequels

In this episode, we dive deeper into the topic of re-reading, re-watching, and otherwise revisiting pop culture, which led naturally into the question of sequels–thanks, @younglibrarian!–only a few of which are more popular than the original properties!

Come and read Stephen King’s It with us!

Links:

It by Stephen King
A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving” — Gilmore Girls S3 episode 9
Gail Carriger (on Twitter @gailcarriger)
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories and “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis
Superfudge books by Judy Blume
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
The Godfather
Real Genius
The Care Bears Movie
Grease 2
Avengers & sequel
Iron Man & sequels
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Star Wars Episode 1 (technically a prequel)
Speed 2
Highlander II: The Quickening
Blues Brothers 2000
Batman & Robin
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Lost Boys: The Thirst
Basic Instinct 2
Teen Wolf Too
American Psycho II: All-American Girl
The Jewel of the Nile
Romancing the Stone
Toy Story 2
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Batman Returns
The Silence of the Lambs
The Book of Sequels by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf, and Sarah Durkee
Manhunter
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Benson
Soap
Hastily googled list of TV spinoffs better than originals
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Clue

Obsessions
Anna:
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Same Sex Symbol comedy album by Cameron Esposito

Carolyn:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Episode 7 Show Notes: Our Childhood Favorites and Parenting Perspective

In this episode we field two questions from you (thanks, Cory and Amy!) about the pop culture we loved as kids–and how well it has aged–and how becoming parents has changed our perspective on things. We mention a million things in the show, most linked below.

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Television
Jem
G.I. Joe
Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
Duck Tales
Animaniacs
Cheers
Murphy Brown
Mystery!
WKRP in Cincinnati
Smurfs
Looney Tunes
The Cosby Show
Family Ties
Growing Pains
Who’s the Boss?
Murder, She Wrote
Sesame Street
3-2-1 Contact
Square One
Mathnet
Romper Room
The Electric Company
Gravity Falls

Movies
Labyrinth (and The Goblins of Labyrinth, by Brian Froud and Terry Jones)
The Princess Bride
Goonies
Neverending Story
Star Wars
SpaceCamp
The Monster Squad
Shall We Dance
West Side Story
Shout-out to Marni Nixon!
Pretty in Pink
Sixteen Candles
Ghostbusters
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Scarface
Airplane!
Wayne’s World

Music
Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie
AT40 with Casey Kasem
Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Chicago Greatest Hits 1982-1989
Like a Virgin” by Madonna
Take on Me” by A-Ha
Johnny Gill
The Bangles Different Light
B52s Cosmic Thing
Pretty in Pink soundtrack
The Beatles white album

Books
Hardy Boys
Nancy Drew
Trixie Belden
Three Investigators
Encyclopedia Brown
Robin Hood
King Arthur
John Bellairs
Lloyd Alexander
Susan Cooper
Tamora Pierce
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
Agatha Christie
Christopher Pike
Forever… by Judy Blume
Lurlene McDaniel
The Wizard of Oz series
Paranorman by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Obsessions
Carolyn: wants to find the perfect scary story. Hit her up with recommendations here or on Facebook or Twitter!
A Good and Perfect Child by Justin Evans

Anna:
As You Wish
audiobook by Cary Elwes
Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift