Howe's Things

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This week Nic is joined by co-host Sally Jacoby Murphy for an exclusive interview with Sci-Fi legend Steven Barnes. They cover his screen-writing career (Andromeda, Twilight Zone), his early collaboration with Larry Niven, his work with Star Trek and Star Wars, plus his books Lion's Blood, Great Sky Woman and more.
This week Nic is joined by Malik Acosta for a special Black History Month Book Club covering Angie Thomas' On the Come Up.
In this special From the Stacks Nic welcomes Melanie Miller, host of the new library podcast Outside the Box from the Alfred Box of Books Library.
This week Nic is joined by Hilary Gunning of the Previously on X-Men podcast ( to take a look at the Marvel/Disney+ series WandaVision.
In this episode Nic is joined by author Jason Fry to discuss his work in the Star Wars franchise, the Minecraft world as well as his original series The Jupiter Pirates. Find Jason online at, jasoncfry on Twitter, or his website Jason Fry's Dorkery. (
This week Nic is joined by his old friend Sally Jacoby Murphy, director of the Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library in Hammondsport, NY. They talk favorite books, movies and TV from 2020.
In this special From the Stacks episode Nic and Eric recount their favorite graphic novels of 2020 in a special segment from the All the Books Show spinoff, Comic Book Coffee Break. Next time, Sally Jacoby Murphy sits in to discuss favorite books, movies and shows.
In this episode Nic sits down with Don Dannemann of The Cyrkle to discuss their biggest hits (Red Rubber Ball and Turn Down Day), touring with The Beatles as well as the bands recent reformation. Find the band at or on Facebook or Twitter.
In this special From the Stacks episode Nic previews what's coming up on Howe's Things in 2020. Plus we listen in to Comic Book Coffee Break, the All the Books Show spinoff with our old friend Eric Mikols. (This episode of CBCB originally aired as on 12/13/20 for
Today Nic is joined by Melody Carlson, the award-winning author of over 200 books for all ages, across a wide variety of genres. She is the winner of many awards including a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, a RITA Award and a Carol Award for Young Adult Fiction. They take a look at her latest book, The Christmas Swap, and discuss her recent foray into adapting her fiction for television.
In this special From the Stacks episode, Amy Cline sits in for a Page Turners Christmas book club selection. Nic and Amy discuss Robert B. Parker's Silent Night, a posthumous release finished by his literary agent Helen Brann.
Welcome to Howe's Things! This week Beau Hutchings (The Nutcracker Prince) joins Nic for a cozy Christmas book club. Spoiler alert the books are shockingly and accidentally similar. Special Thanks to Ben Layman for the music!
In the final episode of the All the Books Show, Nic and Eric go back to where it all started: A Lonely Hearts Book Club featuring a book by Robert Campbell. This time they dig into Plugged Nickel, the first book in the Jake Hatch series. Thanks for your many years of listening. It has meant a lot.
It's the official teaser for Howe's Things, a new podcast from the David A. Howe Public Library
In the penultimate episode of the All the Books show Nic and Eric take a look back and welcome some of their favorite guests.
With the All the Books Show coming to a close with episode 275, now's the perfect time to check out the spinoff, Comic Book Coffee Break! CBCB is not a podcast from the David A. Howe Public Library, but is part of the Radio Meanwhile Network and features Nic and Eric doing weekly deep dives into comic book history. Find out more at (This episode was originally recorded on October 18, 2020.)
It's Dinovember and Nic and Eric are joined by Nic's son for a special review of the new series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous! Plus dino facts, Jack Kirby talk and more.
This week we finally buckle in for chatty overview of Steven Spielberg's work.
This week Nic and Eric take a look at some Sexy New Books and decide whether or not they make the cut for the To-Read List.
This week Nic and Eric are joined by Sally Jacoby Murphy, the director of the Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library and the reigning Queen of Halloween, to discuss Stephen King's Christine.
This week Nic and Eric go over the Harvey Awards in book news, plus discuss what they have been reading and watching. The segment this week, "The All the Votes Show" was released as a standalone. Check it out in the feed.!
It's a voting extravaganza! This week Nic is on location at the Allegany County Board of Elections to get the answers to the most common questions about voting in Allegany County. He is joined by Republican Deputy Elections Commissioner Marcy Crawford and Democratic Elections Commissioner Michael McCormick.
In an attempt at getting Eric into the Halloween Spirit, Nic pulls up the 2020 Stoker Awards!
This week Eric is off, but his Previously On X-Men co-host Hilary sits in for a special interview with author and illustrator Alitha Martinez. They discuss her long career with Marvel, DC and beyond. Find Hilary here: Find Alitha Martinez here:
It's Banned Books Week and Nic & Eric take a look at the years most challenged books. Then in order to bring the mood up they have an impromptu chat about some of the simple joys.
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Howe's Things
Podcast Status
Aug 19th, 2015
Latest Episode
Feb 15th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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