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Listeners' Advisory: The San Diego Public Library Podcast

Season 3

Listeners’ Advisory is the San Diego Public Library (SDPL) podcast and audio access point that connects users with SDPL services, facilities, and staff. Enjoy a mixture of narrative-driven segments, in-depth interviews, and roundtable discussions about everything from professional recommendations to community-centric matters. Now in its third season, the Listeners’ Advisory podcast strives to engage listeners with unique content that expands perspective and knowledge.
This podcast is supported by the Library Foundation of San Diego.
Listeners’ Advisory is the San Diego Public Library podcast

S3 E2: Shereen Marisol MerajiShereen meraji headshot

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In this episode, Bob speaks with Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Professor and former host/producer of the NPR podcast, Codeswitch, Shereen Marisol Meraji. They discuss race and culture reporting, growing up in the Bay Area, and a subject near and dear to both Shereen and Bob, hip hop music.

"Can't Truss It" - Public Enemy
"Humpty Dance" - Digital Underground
"Fat Cats, Bigga Fish" - The Coup

NPR - Code Switch
Morning Edition - The Many Sounds of 1993 Bay Area Rap

Nieman Fellowship - Harvard University
Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism - Audio Journalism

Shereen's Audiobook Recommendations: 

S3 E1: New Central Turns 10!Cake decorated with Central Library 10 year anniversary logo

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In this Season 3 premier, Bob speaks with Supervising Librarian, Monnee Tong about the 10 year celebration of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. They discuss Monnee's history with SDPL, some of the enduring features of the new building, and what we can expect from Central's future. Bob also catches up with Listener's Advisory cohost, Scott about the celebration and what you can do if you're thinking of a belated birthday gift.

Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
Floor-by-Floor Directory

Plan a Visit

S3 Bonus Episode: Banned Books Week 2023Books Unbanned with marker lines

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In this bonus episode, Bob conducts several lightning round interviews with his colleagues about their favorite banned books and why they matter. Bob also makes a couple announcements regarding a new service and the upcoming third season of Listeners' Advisory!

San Diego Public Library - Books Unbanned
Seattle Public Library - Books Unbanned
Brooklyn Public Library - Books Unbanned 

S3 Bonus Episode: Our Favorite Podcasts and Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow

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In this Season 3 bonus episode, Bob hangs with Listeners' Advisory Executive Producer, Jennifer Jenkins and podcast cohost, Scott to discuss their favorite podcasts. Scott also speaks with science fiction writer, Cory Doctorow, about his new novel, Red Team Blues.