Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 352: More Publishing, More Problems


Guest: Dr. Mike Filler of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast July 28 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-28th-more-publishing-more-problems-episode-352/

“Let’s start with the good news first.”

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Supercontext: Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom


Hellboy’s a charming, working class hero, despite being a demon’s spawn. We look at how creator Mike Mignola taps into the mythic simplicity of folk tales and how Hellboy itself has become a commodified franchise.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 351: Trust But Verify


Guest: Matt Spitzer of The Center for Open Science.

First broadcast July 21 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-21st-trust-but-verify-episode-351/

Repetition is reassuring because it implies that there is a recognizable something.”

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 350: Disrupting Mainstream History


Guests: Itza Carbajal (UT Austin School of Information), Sine Hwang Jensen (UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library), Irina Rogova (U Richmond library) & Jessea Young (Loyola Marymount U library).  

First broadcast July 14 2017

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-14th-disrupting-mainstream-history-episode-350/

“Librarianship and archivy should be radical.”

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Supercontext: Stephen King’s The Gunslinger


A novel that took Stephen King 12.5 years to write is now a major franchise. But what was it like when fans (and retailers) were rabid for more? Did King have a “responsibility” to them? And why didn’t he plot his fantasy world… instead of writing it by the seat of his pants? 

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Lost in the Stacks, ENCORE Episode 179: A Personal Guide To Open Access


Part 1 of OPEN ACCESS

Guest: Michael Chang of the Brook Byers Institute

First broadcast on October 11th, 2013

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2013/10/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-october-11th-2013-a-personal-guide-to-open-access-episode-179/

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Supercontext: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers


All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is a film (and record) by Tim Rutili of the band Califone. We interview Tim about his experience creating a project like this in multiple media and how that changed his process going forward.

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