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My Favorite Character

Jan 14, 2023

Librarian and raconteur Bill Householder has read a lot of books, but the ones he read as a nerdy teen have stuck with him all along, and the dashing, roguish hero of some of those books is "Slippery" Jim diGriz, aka the Stainless Steel Rat. Revisit the silver age of SFF with Bill and Jenn, and for the love...

Dec 21, 2022

It's' a holiday bonus episode! Before they were (formally) RJ Spirko, Rob and Jenn made a short-lived podcast called "Are We Too Old For This?" And this, the debut of that podcast, has a special theme. Enjoy this break from our format and hear the Spirkos extol the virtues of Jenn's favorite Christmas show, "The Year...

Nov 28, 2022

Artist John Moses introduces us to his favorite character, The Fool, from Robin Hobb's Seven Duchies books. The Fool is also one of Jenn's favorite characters, too! He's complicated and fascinating, sometimes charming and sometimes difficult. Please stay out of his private room, please don't question him too severely,...

Nov 16, 2022

In celebration of Children's Book Week, Jenn asked a bunch of children (ranging in age from 4 to 12) about their favorite characters! Thanks to Cora, Graham, Annalise, Julian, Dominic, Lilliana and Barbara, and to Youth Services Librarian Chelsea Tarwater.

Find Pippi, Agatha, Ivy, Junie, Frowley, Moonwatcher,...

Jun 15, 2022

Graphic Designer Beth Hall introduces us to her favorite amphibian, er, character: Toad, from the delightful Arnold Lobel "Frog and Toad" stories. Toad is chaotic; he's irascible; he is all of us. 

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