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APL Volumes

Mar 20, 2023

In this episode about Cosmic horror and The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, Maddy and her guest, Genn, explore the power of reclaiming stories, the human and eldritch monsters in Ballad, and H.P. Lovecraft’s long-enduring legacy.

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Mar 6, 2023

Welcome to APL Volumes! The first season of this new podcast from the Austin Public Library is a deep-dive genre study into Horror. In this episode, APL librarian Maddy and her guests, Jesus and Nancie, talk about the history of horror and its subgenres; Stephen King’s role as the modern, well, king of horror; how The...

Feb 23, 2023

In a new season of APL Volumes, we dig up the history of the horror genre! Join host and APL Librarian, Maddy Newquist, as she breaks apart the ingredients of a truly frightening tale, and discusses books (and movies) like The Shining, Tender is the Flesh, John Dies at the End, and more with fellow horror...