Podcasts at DC Public Library

Follow DC Public Library's podcasts to get a glimpse into the minds of library customers and staff. Don't miss a single episode: Subscribe to the DC Public Library Podcast on iTunes.

Watch this space for new offerings -- in addition to new series, DC Public Library podcasts will also occasionally feature special events and programming at your neighborhood library.

Voices of the Library | Check It Or Leave It |Read This, Not That!

MLK Podcast | Programs and Specials | Georgetown Poetry Series


Voices of the Library

In this interview series, everyday library patrons talk about how they use the DC Public Library.
To contribute to this series, email peter.timko@dc.gov.

Episode 1: Jabbar S. -- Jabbar S. talks about how he found a tight community at MLK.
Episode 2: Amanda Huron -- In this episode, we chat with a professor from UDC who's doing research in Washingtoniana.
Episode 3: Scott Morgan -- Library regular Scott Morgan talks about the blog he runs from DC Public Library's Digital Commons.
Episode 4: Robert Newberry -- Nomadic activist Robert Newberry how he got involved in social justice work.

Check It Or Leave It

In this series, DC Public Library pals Tachalla and Peter review books from the popular library that aren't so popular. And by "review," we mean they read the first 50 pages and let you know whether it's worth checking out. 

Episode 1: Family by Natalia Ginzburg
Episode 2: Star Griffin by Michael Kurland 
Episode 3: Murder Within Murder by Frances and Richard Lockridge
Episode 4: Damselflies by Jayel Gibson 
Episode 5: Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin
Episode 6: When the Killing Starts by Ted Wood
Episode 7: Broken Angel by Brian Knight

MLK Podcast

Stories about the happenings in and around the MLK Library.

Episode 1: NaNoWriMo -- A look at National Novel Writing Month, the idea behind the November event, and some of the writers attempting tackle the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Episode 2: Map Story -- A chat with one of the members of the Digital Commons' Dream Lab, one of the founders of MapStory.
Episode 3: Riide at the DC Tech Meeetup -- We chat with the founders of Riide, a startup featured in January's DC Tech Meetup, which brings together 800+ innovators at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library bimonthly to see demos, launch products and meet their future co-founders, partners and funders.

Read This, NOT That!

Join Anne and TaChalla in DCPL's soon to be favorite book club, Read This NOT That! Anne and TaChalla read books that they (and others) consider to be overrated and offer you some much better alternatives. 

Episode 1: Eat, Pray, Love vs. Wild
Episode 2: The Hunger Games vs. Battle Royale 


Mies Comes to Washington -- A look at architect Mies Van der Rohe and the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, as we gear up for a renovation of the central library.

Books and Movies -- Are books always better than their movie versions, or are there some that actually work out? Podcast created by TaChalla Ferris (Library Technician at Tenley), Brianna MacAdoo (Teen of Distinction at Tenley), and Anna Tomlin (Library Technician at Tenley).


Georgetown Poetry Series

Poetry readings recorded as part of the Georgetown Poetry Series in April 2013.

You can also watch members of Poets on the Fringe members read their poetry on the library's YouTube channel.