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The Librarian Is In Podcast, Biblio File

The LibROCKian Is In: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 81


Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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Fred and Barney... er, Frank and Gwen are reading books with different approaches to the same question: Who are you and what do you want out of life? (This episode has nothing to do with The Flintstones after the first 30 seconds, but the puns cannot be denied.)

Flintstones cartoon sketches, Hanna Barbara Productions, Imaged by Heritage Auctions,

What We're Reading Now

The Flintstones graphic novel reboot by Mark Russell

long black veil

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan (and her memoir, She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders)

Get Out -- now available to check out at the Library!

The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and the episode in which we talk about it

razor edge

The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Non-book Recommendations

Gwen: Netflix's new Queer Eye

Frank: Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America


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The Flintstones

Does Frank remember Dash Riprock?


No - but I remember Stony Curtis and Gina Lollobrickrock! ; )

Rollin into Philly

I'm so excited that you're both coming to Philly! I'm trying to figure out how to get to PLA to meet you. Thanks for all the great episodes, they make my week tolerable.

Eastern State Penitentiary

I'm a reference librarian in Springfield, Missouri and I love your podcast! I also enjoyed Long Black Veil. A few years ago when I was in Philadelphia I visited Eastern State Penitentiary, which is featured in the book. So creepy! I hope I get to see you both at PLA.

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