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More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 9: The Portrayal of Women in Classic Literature

Welcome to Episode 9 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

 

 

 

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 9! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and Guest cohost Sierra Whitfield discuss how women are portrayed in classic literature, focusing mainly on the novels of Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, and Dracula.

Music Attributions:

  • Intro: Music by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  • Outro: Music by Karen L Unrein/Wyndreth Berginsdottir Artist—Sarah Hester Ross

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My Favorite Books Ep. 13: Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica

If everyone was eating human meat, would you?

 

Welcome to the thirteenth episode of the My Favorite Books podcast! In this episode, Sierra reviews Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica.

 

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Summary from Goodreads:

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing.

Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

 

The views and opinions discussed within the “My Favorite Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

More Than Books Ep 51: More Than Books Newsletter – The 25th Anniversary

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 51! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes! “More Than Books Ep. 51: More Than Books Newsletter – The 25th Anniversary”.

You can listen to the latest episode here!

 

 

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast, Episode 51: More Than Books Newsletter: The 25th Anniversary

We’re joined today by Robin Bernstein, (Senior Director, Library Services) and Alicia James, (Access & Outreach Services Specialist), as we look back on 25 years of the More Than Books Newsletter! We also discuss the importance of Outreach Services, as well as our current and upcoming events!

 

 

Music Attribution:
The Last Noel by Quincas Moreira

 

 

The views and opinions discussed within the “More Than Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

My Favorite Books Episode 12: The Dark Queens by Shelley Puhak

Welcome to the twelfth episode of the My Favorite Books podcast! In this episode, Sierra reviews The Dark Queens by Shelley Puhak.

 

You can listen to the latest episode here.

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Summary from Goodreads:

The remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule.

Brunhild was a Spanish princess, raised to be married off for the sake of alliance-building. Her sister-in-law Fredegund started out as a lowly palace slave. And yet—in the 6th-century Merovingian Empire, where women were excluded from noble succession and royal politics was a blood sport—these two iron-willed strategists reigned over vast realms for decades, changing the face of Europe.

The two queens commanded armies and negotiated with kings and popes. They formed coalitions and broke them, mothered children and lost them. They fought a years-long civil war—against each other. With ingenuity and skill, they battled to stay alive in the game of statecraft, and in the process laid the foundations of what would one day be Charlemagne’s empire. Yet after Brunhild and Fredegund’s deaths—one gentle, the other horrific—their stories were rewritten, their names consigned to slander and legend.

In The Dark Queens, award-winning writer Shelley Puhak sets the record straight. She resurrects two very real women in all their complexity, painting a richly detailed portrait of an unfamiliar time and striking at the roots of some of our culture’s stubbornest myths about female power. The Dark Queens offers proof that the relationships between women can transform the world.”

 

The views and opinions discussed within the “My Favorite Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 8: Juan Pujol Garcia

Welcome to Episode 8 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

Description: 

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 8! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and Guest Cohost Kit Wells discuss the British Spy Juan Pujol Garcia, better known as Agent Garbo and how he used is amazing talents to troll the Nazis into believing that he was their greatest spy… when in fact he was working against them the whole time.

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More Than Books Ep. 50: Banned Books Week, BruinCon Retrospective, and Cosplay 101

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 50! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!  “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 50: Banned Books Week, BruinCon Retrospective, and Cosplay 101.

 

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More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 7: Lizzie Borden

Welcome to Episode 7 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 7! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and Guest cohost Mary Barrett discuss the Lizzie Borden Murders, and the theories behind how, why and by whom these murders were committed.

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My Favorite Books Episode 11: Religion In Fantasy (The Chronicles of Narnia vs. His Dark Materials)

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the My Favorite Books podcast!

In this episode, Sierra delves into the topic of Religion and Fantasy by examining two titular works of 20th Century Fantasy, C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

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Summary from Goodreads:

His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials is an epic trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman consisting of Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in North America), The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. It follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes.

The Chronicles of Narnia
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.

The views and opinions discussed within the “My Favorite Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

More Than Books Ep. 49: Makerspaces & Migrations

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 49! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!  “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 49: Makerspaces & Migrations 

 

You can listen to the latest episode here!

 

 

Description: We’re joined today by Jessica Omer, (Senior Circulation Assistant) and Joel Hartung (Assistant Director, Library Systems) as we delve into the topics of Makerspaces in Libraries, as well as our ILS Migration.

Music Attribution:
The Last Noel by Quincas Moreira

 

 

The views and opinions discussed within the “More Than Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

 

More Than Books Podcast – Library on the Go Edition – Ep. 6: The Ineffable Power of Rasputin and the Romanov’s

Welcome to Episode 6 of the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go Edition!

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast: Library on the Go edition. Episode 6! In this episode Jessica, Allison, and guest cohost Sylvia Stevens discuss the lives, deaths and world impact of Rasputin and the Romanov’s.

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