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The Books We Loved Podcast

Podcast_Logo(fullcolor_slogan)The Books We Loved is a podcast about revisiting old favorites with an open mind and a new perspective. Despite the title, we won't be limiting ourselves to books – movies, music, TV shows, and other aspects of pop culture will be up for discussion. Hosts and TPL Librarians Manda and Olivia (alongside some special guests from the Troy community!) will be considering the following questions:

  1. What did we love about this book?
  2. What do we love about it now?
  3. What would we love to forget about it?
  4. What are we reading now that we'd love to share?
Tune in to revisit your old favorites while adding some new titles to your TBR list. If you have a piece of pop culture that you would like us to revisit, please write to us at Happy listening, and happy reading!

Take a listen below, or find the podcast on: 
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Episode Six: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Do you remember Harold and the Purple Crayon? Assistant City Manager of Troy, Bob Bruner joins us for our latest podcast! We'll discuss what we loved about Harold, what we would like to forget about Harold, and other books and library news. 

Episode Five: The Witch of Blackbird Pond  by Elizabeth George Speare

Gather 'round with your cauldron, your spellbook, and your friendly familiar-- this week, we're discussing The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare with Cassie from the Adult Services Department! Cassie loved this book when she was young, but what will our hosts make of the book today? 

Click here to find a list of books mentioned in the show. 

Click here to learn more about the Experience Kit collection. 

Are they witches, or are they just really excited about books? Take a listen and decide for yourself! 

Episode Four: Alias

Grab your bright red wig and your secret pen camera and join us as we revisit the TV show Alias. Sam, a member of our Digital Services Department, loved this show once-- what will our hosts make of it now? 

Click here for a full list of books discussed in this episode. 

Learn more about the TPL Memory Lab here.

Episode Three: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Can you hear that? The waves crashing on the shore? The wild dogs howling? This week, we're discussing Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins with our Head of Digital Services, Lauren Arnsman! Lauren loved it once, but how do our hosts feel about it now? 

Click here to learn more about Hoopla and Libby, two of TPL's glorious e-libraries. 

Click here to learn more about the true story behind the book. 

Click here to find a list of books discussed in the show. 

Episode Two: Beauty & the Beast

In this episode, Manda and Olivia are joined by Nicole Armstrong, an artist, performer, and graphic designer extraordinaire, to discuss the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. All three hosts loved the film in childhood, but does it hold up? 

Click here to find a list of books featured in this episode. 

Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie, and let's begin! 

Episode One: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

MandaIn this (the very first!) episode, Manda and Olivia chat about the classic picture book, Where the Wild Things Are, written by Maurice Sendak. Manda loved this book once, but does it hold up? Listen to find out! 

Click here to find a list of books Manda and Olivia talked about in the show. 

As promised, here is Manda dressed as Colonial Sanders for Halloween. What does  that have to do with Where the Wild Things Are? Listen to find out, and let the wild rumpus begin!