Category Archives: Radio and Podcasting

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 413: Who Discovered the Archives?

Guest: Alison Reynolds of the Georgia Tech Archives
First broadcast FEB 15, 2019.
Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-15th-who-discovered-the-archives-episode-413/

“If it’s described by an archivist, if it’s online, and if there’s a finding aid, then definitely an archivist has found it.”

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Supercontext: Crashing, Season One

This HBO television show about a standup comedian going through divorce attempts to tackle three big themes: sex, religion and the importance of comedy. We look into Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s motivations behind-the-scenes, while also asking, “What is its point of view beyond self absorption?”

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Library 20/20: Episode 003 – Books?

The Georgia Tech Library is getting ready to transform itself into the library of the future. One piece of this transformation is moving the bulk of the book collection out of the library and into another facility.

Music: “The Informant” by Steelism, “Double Exposure” by Los Close, and “On Three Legs” from the Blue Dot Sessions.

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Supercontext: Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño

This 1996 novella is about the dark history of Chilé, merged with a detective story about poets. We look at Bolaño’s career, while taking into account criticisms of his authenticity and his representation of Chileans from the vantage of his security in Europe.
 

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Supercontext: Throne of Blood

This 1957 Japanese samurai film is a postwar adaptation of Shakespeare’s MacBeth, but we learned that it’s also tapping into historical theatrical techniques and criticisms of nationalistic self-destruction. We turn to other writers and scholars for help unpacking these symbols we don’t know much about, while learning just how universal this critically acclaimed movie actually is.

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Library 20/20: Episode 002 – Reimagine Libraries

This episode contains interpolated audio from the TEDx talk “Reimagine Libraries,” delivered in April 2014 at TEDx Georgia Tech.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 410: The (Library) Innovator’s Dilemma

Guest: Mike Filler of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast January 25 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-25th-the-library-innovators-dilemma-episode-410/

“Since we’ve got you, we’re going to talk about a 20-year-old business book.”

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Supercontext: Pride of Baghdad

This 2006 comic by Brian K. Vaughn and Niko Henrichon is about lions escaping the Baghdad Zoo during the Iraq War. We look at how the creators approached this subject matter, why it’s been challenged in libraries and how it represents people in the Middle East.

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