Category Archives: More Than Books Podcast

Byte Fight Episode 1: Worst Book to Movie Adaptation

Welcome to Byte Fight Episode 1! In this episode, Hayley and Sierra duke it out in a battle for the ages. The topic: worst book to movie adaptation. With only five minutes to spare, these two must convince you, the audience, of who’s right and who’s wrong. Who wins? Well, that’s up for you to decide!

Link to Byte Fight Ep. 1: https://archive.org/details/bite-fights-ep-1-worst-book-to-movie-adaptation

 

About the books discussed:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan:

Premise (from Goodreads):

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

 

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead:

Premise (from Goodreads):

Two races of vampires walk our world. One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil-feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway-a half-vampire with poor impulse control-is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…

 

The views and opinions discussed within the “Byte Fight” 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.

Ep. 41: Women In History

Welcome to Episode 41 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 41: Women In History

 

 

Description: Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Sierra and Emily dive headlong into the topic of Women and History. Through exploring the background of five famous dames, these ladies compare and contrast popular media portrayal with historical accuracies. The Women discussed are: Marie Antoinette, Pocahontas, Coretta Scott King, Queen Victoria, and Frida Kahlo.

 

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Music Attribution:

Intro – “Can’t Stop Me” from Feeding the Lions EP by ProleteR
Outro – The Last Noel by Quincas Moreira

 

Links:

Marie Antoinette:
Pocahontas:
Coretta Scott King:
Queen Victoria
  • https://www.royal.uk/queen-victoria https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/queen-victoria-facts-life-children-prince-albert-husband-marriage-reign/
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks3-gcse-history-queen-victoria-monarchy/z73rnrd
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/victoria-and-abdul-friendship-scandalized-england-180964959/
  • https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a16025194/victoria-facts-trivia/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5137338/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
Frida Kahlo
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120679/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2
  • http://www.uky.edu/~lbarr2/gws201fall10_files/Page1034.htm
  • https://www.biography.com/artist/frida-kahlo

 

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.

Ep. 40: Zine-mania!

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 40 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 40: Zine-mania!

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin briefly revisit a previously-covered topic (Episode 16: The Disinformation Age) before diving headlong into the world of zines, including discussing their history, possible precedent publications, and their recent resurgence. They also talk about popular zine topics through the decades, discuss local and internet collections of zines, and talk a little about how to make them.

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Ep. 39: A Banned Books Week Postscript

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 39 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 39: A Banned Books Week Postscript

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin reflect on the history of how controversial texts have been received and how there should be more to Banned Books Week than talking about the latest young adult literature being challenged in public and school libraries. Examples discussed range from the 4th century BCE (the suppression of apocryphal religious texts) up through today (the current state of news media in Turkey).

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Ep. 38: Current Happenings in Libraries and Literature

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 38 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 38: Current Happenings in Libraries and Literature

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin decide to run a gauntlet of four different topics rather than leisurely explore the standard one. They begin by talking about the future of Barnes and Noble, move on to discussing publisher embargoes and what they mean for libraries (12:17), discuss nontraditional lending and how our Library is approaching it (20:29), and wrap up by using the recent passing of author Toni Morrison to briefly discuss what it means when a much-loved artist dies and how maybe we can make something positive of it (29:25).

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Ep. 37: Movie Night!

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 37 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 37: Movie Night!

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin discuss some great films they’ve watched recently, all of which are available via the Kanopy database, and many of which are available on other platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and The Criterion Channel. Note that, while not mentioned in the podcast, Green Room is also available on Netflix. Below is a complete list of the films mentioned in this podcast, not all of which are available for streaming.

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Ep. 36: Open Access

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 36 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 36: Open Access

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin discuss the rise of open access academic publishing and what it means for universities and traditional publishing companies. Approached primarily from a library perspective, they also discuss the pros and cons associated with this rapidly growing publishing trend.

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Ep. 35: Unique Digital Archives

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 35 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 35: Unique Digital Archives

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin scour the internet to bring you their favorite digital archives collections. Covering everything from playing cards and medieval manuscripts to war letters and video games, they also squeeze in time to talk about books bound in human skin and, on a lighter note, reminisce about Lego sets from the ’90s.

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Ep. 34: Tech Trends for 2019

MoreThanBooksLogoWelcome to Episode 34 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! 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. 34: Tech Trends for 2019

Description:  Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast! In this episode Joel and Colin recap the good, the bad, and the ugly technology to come out of CES 2019. Tech discussed includes 5G, VR, over-the-air wireless charging, electric vehicles, ridiculous televisions, veggie burgers, robots, and smart-everything. What is their favorite thing to come out of the expo? Listen to find out!

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