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A roundtable review and discussion of recommended media from the Des Plaines Public Library.

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A roundtable review and discussion of recommended media from the Des Plaines Public Library.

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A great listen!

By Marakna - Jul 25 2018
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They crack me up! These four have the info down and the pulse on public opinion. Cutting edge on what’s happening and old school with knowledge. It’s a great listen. Plus the girl is truly a fan really knows her stuff!

Interesting new podcast

By comelloyellow - Mar 08 2016
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Great roundtable discussions from librarians, who are on the front lines of pop culture. Can't wait to hear more!

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9 Ratings
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9
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A great listen!

By Marakna - Jul 25 2018
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They crack me up! These four have the info down and the pulse on public opinion. Cutting edge on what’s happening and old school with knowledge. It’s a great listen. Plus the girl is truly a fan really knows her stuff!

Interesting new podcast

By comelloyellow - Mar 08 2016
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Great roundtable discussions from librarians, who are on the front lines of pop culture. Can't wait to hear more!
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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 62: Fandoms

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On this episode, Dave, Tony, Jami and Joel engage in a spirited conversation on what it means to be a fan, the pros and cons of engaging with a fan community, the disappointment of underwhelming sequels and much more.

Nov 15 2019

36mins

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Rank #2: Episode 60: Spider-Man

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On this episode, Dave, Jami, Tony and Joel discuss Spider-Man and recommend various forms of Spider-Man media, including the films Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Far From Home, the comic book series The Superior Spider-Man, the Playstation game Spider-Man and much more!

Sep 13 2019

35mins

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Rank #3: Episode 58: Kindred

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On this episode, Dave, Jami, Tony and Joel discuss Octavia E. Butler's 1979 novel Kindred, as well as the 2017 graphic novel adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings.

Jul 05 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: Episode 57: Science Books

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On this episode, Dave, Jami, Joel and Tony celebrate our space-themed summer reading program by reading books about science, including The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Cocktail by Katherine Freese, Brief Answers To The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, and Undeniable by Bill Nye.

Jun 08 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: Episode 56: The Man In The High Castle

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On this episode, Dave, Tony and Joel discuss The Man In The High Castle, a television series which adapts Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name, a dystopian alternate history depicting a world in which the Allies had lost World War II.

May 17 2019

21mins

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Rank #6: Episode 52: Venom

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On this episode, Dave, Tony and Joel talk about the new Marvel film Venom.

Jan 11 2019

18mins

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Rank #7: Episode 50: 50th Episode Lookback

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To celebrate the 50th episode of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave, Tony, Joel and Charlie look back on their experience recording the podcast, how the program has evolved, and reflect on the future of the show.

Dec 10 2018

30mins

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Rank #8: Episode 48: I'll Be Gone In The Dark

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On this episode, Dave, Tony, Joel and Charlie discuss I'll Be Gone In The Dark, a true crime book written by Michelle McNamara.

Sep 18 2018

28mins

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Rank #9: Episode 46: The Beatles (The White Album)

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On this episode, Dave, Charlie, Jo and special guest Gregory Alexander (aka Professor Moptop) celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' self-titled 1968 double-album (more commonly referred to as The White Album).

Jul 31 2018

45mins

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Rank #10: Episode 44: Avengers: Infinity War

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On this episode, Dave, Alonso, Tony and Joel discuss Avengers: Infinity War, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

Jun 15 2018

22mins

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Rank #11: Episode 43: Ready Player One

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On this episode, Dave, Jami, Tony and Stephanie discuss Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One.

Jun 04 2018

21mins

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Rank #12: Episode 41: A Wrinkle In Time

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On this episode, Dave, Tony, Joel and Jami talk about Ava DuVernay's new film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time.

May 07 2018

22mins

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Rank #13: Episode 40: MoviePass & cinematic experiences

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On this episode, Dave, Tony, Joel and Jami discuss MoviePass, a subscription service that allows unlimited movie tickets for a flat rate. After talking about the pros and cons of the service, they embark on a broader discussion of their experiences seeing films in a cinema.

Apr 13 2018

32mins

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Rank #14: Episode 39: Black Panther, Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets

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On this episode, Dave, Tony, Joel and Jami discuss the latest Marvel character to hit the big screen, Black Panther. First, they discuss this year's blockbuster film adaptation, directed by Ryan Coogler, and then they discuss Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets, a graphic novel collecting Ta-Nehisi Coates' entries to the comic book series.

Mar 20 2018

20mins

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Rank #15: Episode 28: Hoopla (The Addiction, Moana soundtrack, Green Lanterns, Pan's Labyrinth, Ghost In The Shell)

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On this episode, Dave, Tony, Kristyn and Joel take a look at some of the media available to stream for free (with a DPPL library card) from hoopladigital.com. Their recommendations include the 1995 Abel Ferrara film The Addiction, the soundtrack to the recent Disney motion picture Moana, the DC comic Green Lanterns Vol. 1: Rage Planet, written by Geoff Johns, the 2006 Guillermo del Toro film Pan's Labyrinth, and Ghost In The Shell, the original 1995 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii.

Apr 25 2017

36mins

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Rank #16: Episode 22: Strange (HarmonQuest, As She Climbed Across The Table, The Manhattan Projects, Dr. Strange)

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Dave, Jami and Tony talk about some of their favorite odd, quirky or offbeat media, including the animated/live-action television series HarmonQuest, the Jonathan Lethem novel As She Climbed Across The Table, the comic book series The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra, and the film adaptation of Dr. Strange.

Dec 12 2016

30mins

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Rank #17: Episode 16: Kingdom Come, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: The Killing Joke, Suicide Squad

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Dave, Tony and Jami talk about the DC graphic novels Kingdom Come; Injustice: Gods Among Us; Batman: The Killing Joke and the new film adaptation of Suicide Squad.

Sep 12 2016

30mins

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Rank #18: Episode 6: The Walking Dead (season 6), 2666, Cliq and Fast & Furious

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Dave, Jami and Tony talk about the sixth season of The Walking Dead, the book 2666 by Roberto Bolaño and the play adaptation at The Goodman Theater, the social app Cliq, and the film franchise The Fast & The Furious.

Apr 25 2016

30mins

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Rank #19: Episode 3: Rocket League, Mr. Splitfoot, The Revenant & The Martian

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Dave, Jami and Tony discuss the game Rocket League, the book Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt, the movie The Revenant, and the book and film adaptation of The Martian.

Mar 22 2016

26mins

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Rank #20: Episode 1: Neko Atsume, Superbetter, Darth Vader & The Force Awakens

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In our inaugural episode, Dave, Jami and Tony discuss the game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector, the book SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient--Powered by the Science of Games by Jane McGonigal, the comic book series Darth Vader, and the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Feb 15 2016

30mins

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