Monday, April 25, 2016

Episode 70: Hey! Listen! #6: Studio Ghibli



Today we discuss the amazing movies of Studio Ghibli, and Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and artist extraordinaire, Hayao Miyazaki. We go through our favorites, what we like about each one, common themes that cross a lot of Miyazaki movies, and things that are maybe a little strange. And, very importantly, Michael tries to explain to me the ending of Princess Mononoke and convince me that it doesn’t invalidate the message of the rest of the movie. But mostly, we gush about how great all these movies are!

Have we inspired you to give any of these movies a try? Here are all the Miyazaki videos OCLN has available to borrow - try one, try em all!

We hope you’ll join us next time for more great geek and gamer-related reminiscing and discussions. And check out the new adult video games we have available to check out at the Duxbury Free library -- including some of the newest and most popular Xbox One and Playstation 4 games!


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Monday, April 11, 2016

Episode 69: Hey! Listen! #5: Batman



Today we talk about that surly epitome of comic book fame -- Batman. Is he a superhero or just a masked vigilante with rage issues? We discuss everything from favorite actors, best villains, and the morality of killing enemies or keeping them alive, covering movies, tv, comics, and video games. Holy podcast Batman!

Note: we recorded this episode before Batman v. Superman was released, so as we say at the end of the episode, we’ll be back another time with our impressions of that movie.




We hope you’ll join us next time for more great geek and gamer-related reminiscing and discussions. And check out the new adult video games we have available to check out at the Duxbury Free library -- including some of the newest and most popular Xbox One and Playstation 4 games, including the most recent Batman game: Arkham Knight!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Episode 68: Hey! Listen! Episode #4: Fallout 4



Today we discuss the game we’re both playing right now -- Fallout 4. We talk about the setting, stats, armor, weapons, enemies, companions, and lots more awesome stuff! Neither of us have gotten very far into the main storyline, so this is a spoiler-free, fun conversation about all the factors that make the game so great (and a couple small complaints, because of course). Overall, a fantastic game that is absolutely worth playing for fans of the franchise and newbies alike!

We hope you’ll join us every week for more great geek and gamer-related reminiscing and discussions. And check out the new adult video games we have available to check out at the Duxbury Free library -- including some of the newest and most popular Xbox One and Playstation 4 games -- such as Fallout 4 for Playstation 4!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Episode 67: Hey! Listen! Episode #3: Xbox v. Playstation


In this week’s episode, we discuss the great gaming debate: Microsoft Xbox vs. Sony Playstation systems. We give some background on our history with the systems -- including Playstation, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 -- favorite games and milestones.

We finish with the systems we’re playing now; one of us has an XBox One and the other has a Playstation 4. Will we ever find common ground?!

Note: We recorded this in December 2015, so when we say games are coming out next year, we mean 2016! 

We hope you’ll join us every week for more great geek and gamer-related reminiscing and discussions. And check out the new adult video games we have available to check out at the Duxbury Free library -- including some of the newest and most popular Xbox One and Playstation 4 games!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Episode 66: Hey! Listen! #2: NES



This week we continue our reminiscing into our gaming pasts, with a specific focus on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console. We talk favorite games, how hard some of the early games were, and of course the always-effective blowing into cartridges to solve any problems!

We hope you’ll join us every week for more great geek and gamer-related reminiscing and discussions. And check out the new adult video games we have available to check out at the Duxbury Free library -- including some of the newest and most popular Xbox One and Playstation 4 games!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Episode 65: Becoming Home





Suzanne talks with the DFL's new YA Librarian, Larissa Farrell, and her partner Michael Dubois. Larissa and Michael own a production company and are submitting a documentary called Becoming Home to film festivals. Becoming Home is about Michael's experiences with grief after the passing of his mother, and finding his place in the world over the following five years. Learn all about it on their website Dream of the Woods.




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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Episode 64: Hey! Listen! #1 Video Games Intro


Welcome to our new podcast series -- Hey! Listen! dedicated to all things geek and gamer-related. In this episode, we introduce ourselves via highlights from our gaming pasts.

A bit more about us: 

BETH: A library associate at the Duxbury Free Library, I have a graduate degree in environmental policy and undergraduate in sociology and journalism. I am a MA resident, avid reader (especially of fantasy, historical fiction, and YA), passionate cook, and amateur painter. My top fandoms are Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, and all things Joss Whedon. I am a lifelong gamer, starting with the original Nintendo and continuing with every Nintendo console through the Wii, with a secondary selection of other rotating consoles, and extensive gaming on a Mac. The Xbox One is now my console of choice. I’ve always tended to gravitate more toward RPGs and fantasy-based games, though not exclusively. My least favorite gaming style is turn-based, my most favorite is open-world RPGs.

I also write a book review blog for the library, From Austen to Zusak. Check it out here

MICHAEL: A library associate at the Duxbury Free Library, I have an undergraduate degree in history and archaeology. I’ve lived in Hingham, MA my whole life and also work in the archives of the Hingham Historical Society. I’ve always been an avid gamer from the original NES to my first Gameboy and so on through the years. I’m a massive Nintendo and Playstation II fan but also dabble in other consoles. Currently I primarily play the Xbox360 and PS4. I am also a big MMO fan, having played several over the years including World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, City of Villains, Star Wars Galaxies, and The Old Republic. I’ve always loved fantasy games and sandbox style or open world titles. My favorite console of all time is the N64. Other fandoms include Harry Potter, Magic the Gathering, LoTR, Pokemon, Star Wars, and Studio Ghibli. I love to write, blog, draw, and be outside (contrary to my geeky obsessions!).

I also write a blog for the library, Dive Deep into Music & Movies. Check it out here.

We hope you’ll join us every week for more great geek and gamer-related reminiscing and discussions. And check out the new adult video games we have available to check out at the Duxbury Free library -- including some of the newest and most popular Xbox One and Playstation 4 games!

Check out this episode!