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Eric Mikols and Nic Gunning host the official podcast of the David A. Howe Public Library. Listen for book news, great segments and library events!

Nic Gunning and Eric Mikols


    • Sep 22, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 57m AVG DURATION
    • 373 EPISODES


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    Book Banning is Stupid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 58:24


    It's Banned Books Week and we're over it! Nic is joined by music maestro Ben Laymen, who takes a break from turning 30 to talk about the most challenged books of 2021.

    Batman Day 2022 - Batgirl Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 36:43


    Nic and Daphne take a look at the oft overlooked series, The Batman in a special Batman Day episode.

    Star Trek Day 2022: The Wrath of Khan at 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 68:07


    It's a Star Trek Day miracle when Hilary from Previously on X-Men rolls in to go in depth on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan!

    Ally and Nic talk Alice Oseman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 38:45


    Nic is starving, but he and Ally talk about Alice Oseman anyway!

    From the Stacks: DC's League of Super-Pets

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 16:22


    In this special From the Stacks episode Nic is joined by a special co-host to review the DC League of Super-Pets movie and graphic novel.

    Mike Vosburg on She-Hulk and Beyond!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 45:30


    This week Nic sits down with artist Mike Vosburg to discuss his long career in comics, film and animation. They talk in depth about his legendary run on the Savage She-Hulk and bond over their shared history in Battle Creek, Michigan!

    Lonely Hearts Book Club: Dervish in Digital

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 56:53


    After our disastrous last Lonely Hearts Book Club we are trying again! This time Nic and Ally are joined by Heather Molloy to discuss Pat Cadigan's book Dervish in Digital.

    Clive Cussler's The Chase!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 50:36


    This week we're searching for gold when Nic is joined by Steve Rudd (https://thisendorianlife.podbean.com/) for a look at the late, great Clive Cussler

    Dylan Newton is All Fired Up!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 56:49


    Author Dylan Newtown stops by to tell Nic and Ally all about her latest novel, All Fired Up! https://www.dylannewton.com/

    Cool for the Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 55:05


    It's an ocean of possibilities when Nic and Ally sit down to talk summer reads.

    Pride Month Book Club: The Guncle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 73:29


    Beau Hutchings returns for a Pride Month Book Club discussion on Steven Rowley's The Guncle.

    From the Stacks: Ally and Nic in the Multiverse of Spoilers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 42:51


    Ally and Nic go on a spoiler-filled journey through Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

    Hello Doctor Strange!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 48:55


    Ally and Nic take a casual look at the history of Doctor Strange, all the while avoiding spoilers for Multiverse of Madness.

    Lonely Hearts Book Club: Marrying Off Mother

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 52:43


    Nic and Daphne make the unwise decision to dig into the stacks for a book that hasn't circulated since the mid 1990s.

    Star Wars Day Book Club: Alphabet Squadron

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 44:38


    It's a Star Wars Day miracle when we crossover with This Endorian Life, a Star Wars podcast from the Radio Meanwhile Network, for a special May the 4th book club on Alexander Freed's Alphabet Squadron

    The Hill We Climb

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 45:44


    It's Poetry Month and Malik rolls in to take all things Amanda Gorman. Plus, we talk a little Star Wars too.

    Web Comics and You!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 49:02


    Ally drops by to school Nic on the world of Web Comics!

    Oops! All Bookmark

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 57:58


    Nic is joined by Kendra Mikols for an extended Book Mark segment where they look at all of the things they've been reading and watching. Buckle up!

    David A. Meow

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 58:55


    Ally is back to introduce the world to David A. Meow, library cat.

    Let's Talk Ewok: A Zack Giallongo Spotlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 43:59


    This week Nic is joined by Stephen Rudd of This Endorian Life for a look at the works of Zack Giallongo, with a special focus on his graphic novel Star Wars Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. https://www.zackgiallongo.com/ https://thisendorianlife.podbean.com/

    March, Run and the Legacy of John Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 40:48


    Malik drops in to discuss the March and Run graphic novels by John Lewis.

    From the Stacks: Susan Wiggs, but for Real This Time!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 37:24


    In this bonus episode, Nic re-airs his 2020 interview with author Susan Wiggs in anticipation of her upcoming visit to the David A. Howe Public Library and the Olean Public Library in April of 2022!

    Hey, it's the Youth Media Awards 2022!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 69:42


    Nic and Kate settle in for the 2022 Youth Media Awards

    Page to Screen in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 41:27


    Ally swings by to chat about some of the Page to Screen adaptations coming in 2022.

    Comic Book Coffee Break: Giant-Sized Annual #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 75:06


    Nic and Eric reteam to revive Comic Book Coffee Break, the first spinoff of the All the Books Show, for a special Giant-Sized Annual episode. They are looking back on their favorite comics, graphic novels, films and series from 2021!

    Apparently it's 2022?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 75:43


    Happy New Year! Nic is joined by Kendra Mikols (https://soundcloud.com/9021hereweg0) for a look back on favorite movies, TV series and books from 2021

    Cozy Bros Second Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 105:25


    We love a good Christmas tradition, so it's time for Beau Hutchings to dust off his Nook and join Nic for a good, old-fashioned Christmas book club! Books include: Christmas Donut Murder by Susan Gillard How the Witch Stole Christmas by Dakota Cassidy

    The Oneders

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 67:37


    Ally and Nic take a look at literary one-hit wonders including Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Plus random discussions on Agatha Christie, The Incredible Hulk and Joe vs. The Volcano.

    Picture It!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 48:41


    Kate is back to talk Picture Book Month and share some of her favorites. Plus, find out what Nic was binge-watching during quarantine!

    From the Stacks: Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:36


    It's DiNovember and Kate stops by to talk Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur!

    Duney Dune

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 61:18


    Nic has finally completed his decades long quest to read Frank Herbert's Dune! He is joined by his pal Sarah Jacoby Murphy for a look at the book as well as the 2021 film adaptation.

    Halloween Now VII

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 53:28


    It's Halloween and the Queen of Halloween stops by to reclaim her throne! Nic is joined by Sally Jacoby Murphy to discuss all things Halloween with a focus on Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

    Bruce Lee: Always Cool

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 47:49


    Nic and Malik and a thorough look at the one and only Bruce Lee!

    Enough with the Book Banning Already

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 54:03


    Nic and Ally settle in for a discussion on Banned Books Week 2021.

    From the Stacks: Batman Day 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 31:21


    It's a Batman Day party when Hilary from Previously on X-Men stops by to discuss the story Batman Universe written by X-Men scribe Brian Michael Bendis. Put on your cowl and join us, won't you?

    Star Trek Day 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 77:52


    This week Nic is joined by Stephen Rudd to discuss all things Star Trek, just in time for Star Trek Day 2021.

    Couch Potatoes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 38:24


    Kendra Mikols from the 9021 Here We G0 pod stops by to talk favorite childhood TV shows. Nic and Kendra's 8 year age gap doesn't allow for a lot of crossover.

    This Victorian Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 53:27


    Nic and Ally get in to Ally's love of all things Victorian. Also, there's some Scooby-Doo talk. Just roll with it.

    Lonely Hearts Book Club - Jinny Williams: Library Assistant

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 33:38


    Longtime student worker Alexa Hill joins Nic for a Lonely Hearts Book Club featuring a forgotten book from 1962.

    Black Widow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 57:00


    Ally and Nic take a look at the world of Black Widow!

    Rom Coms with Dylan Newton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 32:06


    This week author Dylan Newton swings by to help Nic compile a list of summer Rom Coms. Her new book, How Sweet It Is, hits the shelves July 13, 2021! https://www.dylannewton.com/

    Tails & Tales: Erin Hunter's Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 52:40


    Nic and Kate tumble headlong into the world of Erin Hunter's Warriors. It's the Tails & Tales (woop woop) Summer Reading Program episode!

    The David A. Howe Public Library Presents: Aunt Velma's House of Horrors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 38:40


    This week we bring you a special audio drama as part as the 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tales and Tails. Presented by The Valley Theatre and written by Nic Gunning, Aunt Velma's House of Horrors tells a story of a family who inherits a house that may be more trouble than it's worth. Then, stick around for a rebroadcast of last years radio play Dragnet: The Big Small.

    Pride Month Book Club: Red, White and Royal Blue

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 92:15


    No, it's not Christmas, but Beau Hutchings is back for another book club. In this extended episode we take a deep dive into our Pride Month book club pick: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.

    From the Stacks: Art Baltazar, Franco and a few Transformers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 15:17


    It's an off week, but we've got a special guest ready to talk about some great comics by Franco and Art Baltazar. We also get in to some Transformers talk as well. Aww Yeah!

    Fairytale Spins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 45:21


    This week Nic is joined by the DAHPL's new Youth Librarian Ally Stevick! They talk spins on classic fairytales.

    From the Stacks: This Endorian Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 11:10


    No new episode this week, but you can check out a preview for a new show Nic is doing on the Radio Meanwhile Network with All the Books Show guest star Stephen Rudd! Stephen and Nic take a deep dive into Vintage Star Wars covering the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi through the 80s cartoon. New episodes bi-weekly starting June 15! Look for it wherever you get your podcasts. This podcast is brought to you by the Radio Meanwhile Network.

    Defying Gravity with Tess Gerritsen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 37:00


    Tess Gerritsen stops by to discuss her early medical thriller Gravity, plus a preview of upcoming books Choose Me (July 2021) and a long awaited return to the Rizzoli and Isles series. For our earlier conversation dive into the All the Books Show Archives: https://soundcloud.com/allthebooks/author-interview-tess-gerritsen

    Nic and Sally talk Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 52:45


    Sally Jacoby Murphy stops by to discuss the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates including The Water Dancer, Between the World and Me, plus Black Panther.

    From the Stacks: Star Wars Day 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 63:14


    In a Star Wars Day special Nic and Amanda discuss Charles Soule's Light of the Jedi and the Legends graphic novel Crimson Forever. Plus they talk Mandalorian, Rebels and Fallen Order.

    Alex Irvine talks Baseball, Space and the Anthropocene Rag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 36:35


    Today Nic is joined by Alex Irvine, a best-selling author whose work spans, novels, comic books, graphic novels, games and animation. And if that isn’t enough, he’s also a Jeopardy Champ! https://alex-irvine.com/about/ For the second half of our conversation tune in to our crossover with Previously on X-Men: https://previously-on-x-men.libsyn.com/alex-irvine-is-a-bamf

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