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Ain't That America: History and Culture in the Country

Stacks and Stories Podcast

Release Date: 09/02/2020

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On today’s episode, join Katie and Miranda as they discuss memoirs. Listen as they discuss what they like most about memoirs and recommend a few of their favorites. If you already love memoirs or are just curious about the genre, tune in. You may hear about a new book that could interest you. Books Discussed All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Educated by Tara Westover Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon and Mu by Junji Ito This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Books/Authors Briefly...

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On this episode, the recommendations continue as Alex, Charlie, Mary Rodgers, and Miranda give recommendations for Parks and Rec characters who, as Jean-Ralphio would put it, are the wooooorst. Please note that the audio has been pulled from the video “Parks and Recommendations – Part Three” and has been edited to fit the podcast format.   Books Mentioned Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery by Joanne Fluke Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life by Charlie Spillers...

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Join Charlie, Mary Rodgers, Alex, and Miranda as they recommend books for other Parks and Rec characters! This episode features book recs for besties: best friends Tom and Donna as well as Leslie's two besties, Ben and Ann! Books mentioned in this episode include: Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by André Leon Talley Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Dune series by Frank Herbert The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of...

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Join Charlie, Alex, Mary Rodgers, and Miranda as they give book recommendations for the characters of one of their favorite shows: Parks and Recreation. Parks & Rec fans will enjoy this episode, featuring book recommendations for April Ludgate, Chris Traeger, Ron Swanson, and Leslie Knope herself. Stick around for the bonus feature centered on everybody's favorite tiny horse, Lil Sebastian. This is the first part of a three part series.

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Welcome to this episode of Stacks and Stories, the podcast of the Mississippi Library Commission. On today’s episode, join Shellie and Tracy as they discuss the best books they read, but were not necessarily published, during 2020. How well did their reading routines hold up during the pandemic? Did they find anything that they truly enjoyed? Please note that the following audio has been pulled from the MLC's Shelf Absorbed “Best Books Read in 2020” video that was posted to the MS Library Commission YouTube on December 23, 2020 and has been edited to better fit the podcast format. So,...

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Join Tracy and Shellie as they discuss comfort reads: the books that bring them comfort, relax them, and that they can always turn to when they're in need of a good time.

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Join Mississippi author, journalist, and professor Ellen Meacham in a discussion of Robert F. Kennedy's 1967 visit to the Mississippi Delta and the lasting effect it had on his career. This lecture was cohosted by the First Regional Library and the presentation was made possible by a grant through the Mississippi Humanities Council. Please note that the following audio has been pulled from MLC's Lunch Lecture "Delta Epiphany" video that was posted to MLC's Youtube channel on July 24, 2020 and has been better edited to fit the podcast format. Watch the original video, released July 24, 2020,...

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In this episode of Shelf Absorbed, Pod Squad members Tracy and Shellie talk about their favorite nonfiction books! Please note, the audio is taken from the video "Our Favorite Nonfiction - Shelf Absorbed", released on Sept. 10, 2020, and better edited to fit the podcast format.

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Welcome to this episode of Stacks and Stories, the podcast of the Mississippi Library Commission. On today’s episode, University of Southern Mississippi Associate Professor of History Max Grivno talks about Mississippi's African Americans during and directly after the Civil War, including their service in the federal army and their attendance in schools for formerly enslaved people. Please note that the following audio has been pulled from the MLC's Lunch Lecture “Black Mississippians in the Civil War” video that was posted to the MS Library Commission YouTube on June 19,...

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Welcome to this episode of Stacks and Stories, the podcast of the Mississippi Library Commission. On today’s episode, Pod Squad members Tracy Carr and Shellie Zeigler explore what it means to DNF, why you should give up on a book, and specific books they've given the axe. Please note that the following audio has been pulled from the “DNF-Did Not Finish – Shelf Absorbed” video that is posted to the MS Library Commission YouTube on August 11, 2020 and has been edited to better fit the podcast format. So, stay tuned.      Watch the original chat, originally...

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Join Mississippi State University Professor of History James C. Giesen as he talks about the powerful cultural place of the American farmer and touches on topics as far-reaching as Thomas Jefferson and Jason Aldean. This presentation was made possible by a grant through the Mississippi Humanities Council. 
 
Watch the original presentation, recorded on June 10th, 2020, as part of the Lunch Lecture Series posted to the MS Library Commission YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/HO1QS_aCsHo.