Schlow Library Podcast

Ben Drain

The Schlow Library Podcast features interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.

Episode 116: Guantanamo Voices & the PA Center for the BookEpisode 115: Cooking from the Archives and food history with Dr. NicosiaEpisode 114: Growing SchlowEpisode 113: Biking and Sustainabilty in the Centre RegionEpisode 112: Chinese Art and Art History with Dr. Tan and Ashley Yang Liu!Episode 111: Celebrating the crazy phenomena that is writing (and reading) with Dr. Nancy McCabeEpisode 110: Parable of the Sower
We talk with Lynnicia Massenburg, Dr. Kristen Lillvis, and Dr. Kendra R. Parker about Octavia E. Butler's dystopian novel Parable of the Sower. This is in advance of a book discussion on the novel hosted by Schlow Library  in collaboration with the Black Graduate Student Association at Penn State.  Come join us!If you'd like to read Parable of the Sower, we have it in print, ebook, audiobook, and comic form. Also in this episode,  our Underwriters from Fiction comes from Pawnee, Indiana's largest Internet Service Provider, and our prose nightcap is a selection from Nancy McCabe's memoir Can This Marriage Be Saved?Further reading & listening Lavender III, I. (2019). Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement. United States: Ohio State University Press.Womack, Y. (2013). Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture. United States: Chicago Review Press.Eshun, K. (2003). Further Considerations on Afrofuturism. CR: The New Centennial Review, 3(2), 287-302. Retrieved February 2, 2021, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/41949397The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler. (2020). United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Publishing.Parker, K. R. (2018). Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977–2011: She Bites Back. United States: Lexington Books.Lillvis, K. (2017). Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination. Greece: University of Georgia Press.Rhee, M. (2017). Love, Robot. United States: Operating System.Shaw, K. (2019). Too Numerous. United States: University of Massachusetts Press.Bertram, L. (2019). Travesty Generator. United States: Noemi Press.Adrienne Maree Brown & Toshi Reagon (2019-2020). Octavia's Parables. Retrieved February 2, 2021Shankar Vedantam, et al. (2019). Where does religion come from? One researcher points to 'cultural' evolution. Hidden Brain. Retrieved February 2, 2021Additional info on BGSA's Black Business Week coming up in Feb. 2021.
Feb 3 2021
48 mins
Episode 109: Matt Maris of Local Historia takes us on a tour of the surprising history of Centre CountyEpisode 108: Role-playing games as a new type of fiction?Episode 107: How Schlow can help you stay connected, with Maria Burchill.Episode 106: Hope for Democracy with Dr. John GastilEpisode 105: Talking Tolkien with Prof. Scott SmithEpisode 104: King of King Court & the PA Center for the BookEpisode 103: Wrongful Convictions with Tim RobicheauxEpisode 102: Nurturing a verdant world with Margaret BrittinghamEpisode 101: Author Mermer Blakeslee
Author Mermer Blakeslee talks with us about creativity and writing, and we have an epiphany about why fiction is so important.Underwriters from Fiction continues, if you have an underwriter from fiction that you would like to see sponsor the show, send your advertisement copy to bdrain@sachlowlibrary.org.All kinds of cool events and virtual programming are happening at Schlow Library, come check us out.If you are an eccentric billionaire and would like to purchase us an ASCAP license, please hit me up. In the meantime, we'll be piecing together free CC music. The credits of the music in this episode are found bellow._____Laying Low by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/61081 Ft: ApoxodeJe suis un Phoenix by Bluemillenium (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Bluemillenium/61325 The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: ApoxodeBossa Noir for Nights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61806 Ft: Martijn de Boer (NiGiD),  JavolenusPipes of a Stranger byEsencayEnis (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/EsencayEnis/61926Loopster by Kevin MacLeod (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (4.0) license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The Right Voice by Sackjo22 (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/SackJo22/33699Afternoon Walking Pleasures  by EsencayEnis c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/EsencayEnis/61887
Jul 29 2020
24 mins
Episode 100: The band Simple Gifts teaches us how to jam during the pandemic.Moving OnEpisode 98: Ice Cream and Football: A Conversation with Lee StoutEpisode 97: Francesca Serritella and BookFestPA