APL Volumes

APL Volumes

The podcast for book lovers. Written, recorded, and edited at the Austin Public Library.

Episodes

December 6, 2023 51 mins

In this scrumptious episode, Leticia and her guests, Rachele and Katie, discuss the joy of cooking for friends, failed (and very salty) experiments, and all the delightful food programs – from candy sushi to recipe swaps – at APL...

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In this episode about crafts, Leticia and her guests, Jennifer and Claudia, get inspired as they talk about community crafters, niche crafting interests, and how you’re NEVER too old for arts, crafts, and creation. Read more

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November 8, 2023 49 mins

In this rockin’ and

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October 25, 2023 49 mins

This episode is for all the green-thumbs (and wannabe greenies)! Leticia and her guests, Kate and Monica, dig into a conversation all about the joys of being a lazy gardener, the APL seed libraries and gardening programs, and some light plant t...

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October 11, 2023 38 mins

In this episode about board games, Leticia and her guests, Jace and Tina, explore the idea of board games a community-building activity, reveal what the future of games at APL could be, and accept their true alignments.

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September 27, 2023 35 mins

Welcome to Season 2 of APL Volumes! Hosted by Leticia Leal, a Teen Program Specialist at APL, this is our “everything but the books” season. Leticia and her guests, Frida and Jennifer, kick it off with an episode about zines, talking about unex...

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September 1, 2023 1 min

Get ready for SEASON 2 of APL Volumes with your new host, Leticia.  This season, we are going beyond books and checking out EVERYTHING ELSE you can find at APL. Stay tuned! 

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APL Innovate is Austin Public Library’s digital makerspace for collaboration and creation. Located on the 5th floor of the Central Library, we are providing community access to state-of-the-art computer hardware and software to create digital content such as podcasts, videos, 3D renderings, music, and more. 

Open to the public on July 5th, 2023! 

Learn more at https://library.austintexas.gov/makerspace

 

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June 5, 2023 1 min

APL After Dark is an adults-only (21+) evening in the Austin Central Library that explores a fun theme. Come out for entertainment, games, storytelling, music, drinks & more — inside your favorite library!

On June 30th, explore the outdoors and learn about local wildlife with activities from our local favorites, the Parks and Recreation Department and their rangers. Learn about the conservation, care, and history of Texas bats from...

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May 29, 2023 48 mins

In this episode about Visceral horror and Tender Is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica, Maddy and her guest, Hannah, try not to lose their lunch as they discuss the most stomach-turning moments of the book, their own relationships to gory horror, and what and who they’d most like to see in the upcoming TV adaptation.

You can find a list of books, shows, movies, and other podcasts we mention here. 

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May 15, 2023 52 mins

In this episode about Psychological horror and The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay, Maddy and her guest, Dale, talk about the influence of Shirley Jackson on their lives, what happens when horror isn’t scary, and how many bands you can get kicked out of before you realize you’re the problem.

You can find a list of books, shows, movies, and other podcasts we mention at here.

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May 1, 2023 48 mins

In this episode about Paranormal horror and The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, Maddy and her guest, Mike, discuss SGJ’s evocative writing style, what scenes are burned into their brains, and their vastly different middle school biology class experiences.

You can find a list of books, shows, movies, and other podcasts we mention here.

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April 17, 2023 44 mins

In this episode about humor horror and 'John Dies at the End' by Jason Pargin, Maddy and her guest, Bryce, talk about what makes horror so relatable, the interesting choices of the movie adaptation, and why they’ll never look at Ronald McDonald the same way again.

You can find a list of books, shows, movies, and other podcasts we mention here.

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This episode is all about Gothic horror and the books “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe and What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher. Join Maddy and her guests, Kelly and Kathleen, as they discuss the mysterious powers of mushrooms, their ideal retelling of “Usher”, and why Gothic is obviously the best horror subgenre.

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March 20, 2023 56 mins

In this episode about Cosmic horror and The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, Maddy and her guest, Genn, explore the power of reclaiming stories, the human and eldritch monsters in Ballad, and H.P. Lovecraft’s long-enduring legacy.

You can find a list of books, shows, movies, and other podcasts we mention here. 

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March 6, 2023 76 mins

Welcome to APL Volumes! The first season of this new podcast from the Austin Public Library is a deep-dive genre study into Horror. In this episode, APL librarian Maddy and her guests, Jesus and Nancie, talk about the history of horror and its subgenres; Stephen King’s role as the modern, well, king of horror; how The Shining shaped their relationships to horror media – and of course, whether the movie or the book is better.

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February 23, 2023 1 min

In a new season of APL Volumes, we dig up the history of the horror genre! Join host and APL Librarian, Maddy Newquist, as she breaks apart the ingredients of a truly frightening tale, and discusses books (and movies) like The Shining, Tender is the Flesh, John Dies at the End, and more with fellow horror fans. 

Episodes will be available starting in March, 2023. 

 

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