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University Branch Library’s Online Podcast Club Focuses on “True Crime” in January

January 2022

The next meeting of the University Branch Library Podcast Club will take place online on Thursday, January 20, beginning at 6:00 pm. The theme for the month is “True Crime.” A link to the Webex meeting will be emailed to all who register.

Similar to a book club, the Podcast Club provides an opportunity for podcast listeners to get together to discuss podcast selections from a themed podcast-listening list and share their opinions on trending topics. Each month features a different theme, along with a short list of podcast episodes.

A direct link to the podcasts can be found on Fort Bend County Libraries’ online calendar, or by clicking here. The playlist of podcasts from which to choose includes:

  • Criminal Warning Signs in Childhood” – Con Artists (18 minutes). Hear about criminal warning signs in childhood. What acts did criminals perform in their childhood that may have pointed to their future murders in adulthood? Take a closer look using clips from shows across the Parcast Network. Clips featured: Serial Killers: The Candyman Pt. 1, Crimes of Passion: Larry Swartz Pt. 1, Villains: Richard Kuklinski.
  • Why Are Women True Crime’s Bloodthirstiest Fans?” – Stuff Mom Never Told You (40 minutes). Whether in print or on television, true crime draws its largest audience from women. Investigate why in this classic episode.
  • MFM Guest Host Picks #1: Steven Ray Morris” – My Favorite Murder (55 minutes). Guest host Steven Ray Morris -- MFM audio engineer and host of The Purrrcast --discusses the stories of Selena (Episode 32) and The Lady of the Dunes (Episode 133).
  • Ten Thousand Feet in the Air” – Criminal (33 minutes). On the afternoon of June 23rd, 1972, Martin McNally walked into the St. Louis airport with a wig, a sawed-off rifle, and a plan.
  • Gnome Sweet Gnome” – Excuse Me, That’s Illegal (31 minutes). Dive into the sleazy, sinister world of garden gnomes.

The Podcast Club is free and open to the public. Registration is required; a link to the Webex meeting will be emailed to all who register. To register online, click here. Participants may also register by calling the University Branch Library (281-633-5100).