San Antonio Public Library Podcast — Tuned In
San Antonio Public Library Podcast — Tuned In
San Antonio Public Library Podcast — Tuned In
The San Antonio Public Library changes lives through information, imagination, and ideas… and podcasts! Join the San Antonio Public Library Tuned In crew as they share and reveal some of the inner workings of the library, highlight the many features and programs on offer, and discuss topics which are important in the library world… like eReaders, public services, books, tacos, and more. We want your feedback. Feel free to contact us at the email address below. We're always interested in what you have to say, or in any ideas you may have for the podcast. Thank you.
Film Virtuosity
On this episode we welcome 3 local independent filmmakers from right here in San Antonio, whose films were showcased at the library this year as part of a new SAPL film program entitled Film Virtuosity. Filmmakers Kerry Valderrama, Justin Rodriguez and Danny Geraldo Martinez sat down with Jared Thompson and JD Elizondo to discuss independent film and its importance in the local community as well as to talk about their recent film projects. Our filmmakers will also weigh in on what lies in the future for the industry, as well as give some words of wisdom to anyone out there who has ever wanted to work in film and the arts! **Please note** Since this episode's recording in August 2023, it is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Mr. Kerry Valderamma, featured in this episode, who tragically lost his life on October 29th, just 2 months after recording this episode with us. The San Antonio Public Library and Tuned wish to send out their deepest heartfelt condolences to the Valderrama family. Hosts Jared and JD want to express what an absolute privilege it was to interview Kerry in this episode and to get insight from one of the industry's biggest names and influencers. Now, we are beyond excited to finally release this episode in honor of our friend Kerry and the legacy he has left on the San Antonio and Texas film community. Thank you and enjoy! To learn more about the filmmakers please visit their websites and social media: Facebook links for the filmmakers: Kerry: https://www.facebook.com/kerryvalderrama Justin: https://www.facebook.com/justin.rodriguez.100 Danny: https://www.facebook.com/dannygeraldo -Instagram links: Kerry: @KerryValderrama Danny: @dann_el_ Justin: @bravepicture Website Links: Kerry: www.alamocitystudios.com Justin: www.bravepicturefilms.com
Jun 7
55 min
Naked Mole Rats on the Self-Awareness Train
Episode 33: This month the crew ventures off to the Verdant planet of Sask-E where we'll discuss the appropriate punishment for eating poached meat, define personhood, explore life in a city under a volcano, and ponder the virtue of copyrighting our genomes. We may also dedicate some time to discussing Annalee Newitz's book The Terreformers. Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
Jun 3
1 hr
The Prologue Is the Epilogue
Episode 32: Brew up a cup of your favorite hot beverage and join the crew for this month’s discussion of Travis Baldree’s Legends & Lattes. We’ll discuss potential jobs for retired orcs, technological inventions we’d introduce to fantasy worlds, and names for our alternate universe coffee shop fan fiction. Bonus topics include the Durias’s racial identity, Pendry’s creation of Norwegian death metal, and Mary Elizabeth’s desire for her very own Amity the dire cat. Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
May 1
39 min
National Poetry Month
Episode 24-01: Edward and Raquel (San Antonio Public Library) sit down with Dr. Reggie Scott Young and special guests: Natalia Treviño and Octavio Quintanilla to talk about the origins and impact of National Poetry Month; as well as how poetry became a part of their lives; and how they came to teach, write, and present poetry. To learn more about National Poetry Month, please visit: https://guides.mysapl.org/poetry/PoetryForAdults To learn more about Reggie Scott Young, visit: https://reggiescottyoung.com/ To learn more about Natalia Treviño, visit: https://www.nataliatrevino.com/ To learn more about Octavio Quintanilla, visit: https://www.octavioquintanilla.com/ Visit https://guides.mysapl.org/sapltunedin for more information and other episodes of San Antonio Public Library's podcast, Tuned In. Thank you for listening.
Apr 3
52 min
Dinosaurs, Deep Topics, and the Metaphorical Meaning of Cheese
Episode 31: Superheroes and supervillains, don your masks and capes and join the Escape the Earth crew as we discuss Brenna Raney’s The Meister of Decimen City. In this episode we’ll cover the trials and tribulations of raising your own genetically enhanced pack of dinosaurs, where cats go when they disappear, and some deep topics like recovering from trauma and family dysfunction. Please forgive us when it gets cheesy along the way. Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
Mar 30
48 min
Starships and sweet lips
Episode 30: Strap in with the crew as we head into our next adventure where we try to figure out what a soul is, who can we trust, and what would it be like to live in a pearl, as we discuss Emery Robin's, The Stars Undying. Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
Mar 11
56 min
Dungeons and Dirty Comics
Episode 29: Get your favorite goth face paint ready and join the crew for an in-depth discussion on how to keep it from running while you train or getting in your mouth when you eat. We also spend some time analyzing Tamsyn Muir's debut novel Gideon the Ninth. Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
Feb 15
51 min
Behold the Metaverse! (circa 1992)
Episode 28: In this month’s episode the Escape the Earth crew discuss the book that named the Metaverse—Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. We’ll struggle to explain Stephenson's complex and groundbreaking cyberpunk work, delight in all its crazy worldbuilding elements, and hold it up to the light of Elissa and Mary Elizabeth’s feminist critique—all the while trying to figure out whether or not Hiro Protagonist, the book’s samurai sword wielding pizza Deliverator, is a “good guy.” Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
Jan 2
52 min
You can’t spell Aliens without AI
Episode 27: Would you upload your consciousness? Are aliens the answer to world peace? Is Bob Ross’s hair space worthy? All these questions and more are explored when the crew of Escape the Earth meet the crew of the Rosebud during our discussion of Paul Cornell’s Rosebud. Although opinions were split on the book, we did enjoy pondering the fate of AI’s involvement with humanity, humanity’s destructive nature, and whether humanity can save themselves or if we’ll have to rely on aliens to do it. Join the discussion with Escape the Earth: email: saplescapetheearth@gmail.com goodreads: www.goodreads.com/group/show/10939…escape-the-earth libguide: guides.mysapl.org/ETE
Dec 1, 2023
50 min
Roaring Softly + The Importance of Pink
Episode 8: Are you looking for an author/artist who explores big feelings, feminism, pop culture, inclusion, mental health, and all things pink? If so, you may be enamored by Tyler Feder (she/her)! Tyler is the brilliance behind Dancing at the Pity Party, a graphic memoir about the premature death of her super cool mom, Bodies Are Cool, a love-your-body picture book for kids, and Are You Mad At Me?, a picture book about Opal the nervous (and super cute) ostrich who suffers from “the noodles” when she’s anxious. Tyler’s art can be found in varying publications, through social media activism: #drawmetyler, and on her website. Meet the inQUEERies team and learn more about the topics discussed by visiting: guides.mysapl.org/inqueeries
Nov 27, 2023
1 hr 6 min
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