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||Clean#23 Barefoot Brain - Dr. Tracy Alloway||Dr. Tracy Alloway is an associate professor of Psychology at UNF and a working memory expert. Dr. Alloway stops by to tell us how her research of working memory can improve our health. She also explains the reasoning behind her odd hobby of barefoot...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Mayor for the Day - Micah Hall||On Nov. 1, 2018, fourth grader Micah Hall took office. He was nominated by two of his teachers to be Kid Mayor for the day with Mayor Lenny Curry. Micah stops by the podcast studio to tell Jenna all about his day in office and his hoop dreams. Micah...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 - Headbanging and Hurricanes - Florida Man Lane Pittman||His videos headbanging to Slayer holding an American flag during hurricanes have millions of views. He has been featured on Fox News and invited to rock out with some incredible bands. Lane Pittman is a Jacksonville legend and he talks all about his...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 Who Ya Gonna Call? - Completely Spooked Halloween Special||On this special Halloween episode of Completely Spooked we sit down with the Ghostbuster of Jacksonville, Misty Darnell. Misty is the founder of PFC Paranormal, a local nonprofit that investigates what goes bump in the night. Misty tells a spooky...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 Nevertheless She Persisted - Author Nikesha Williams||This week, local author Nikesha Elise Williams joins us to chat about her books, Four Women and The Appeal of Ebony Jones. As a television producer, many of the stories in her books derived from real news events, such as the killings of Trayvon Martin..||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 Will Robots Take Over the World? - Pablos Holman||Pablos Holman is an inventor, futurist and notorious hacker from Seattle. Producer Bryan and Jenna caught up with him before his talk at UNF to chat about his work saving the world with his inventions, his friendship with Bill Gates, and why we should..||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoo! Guess who? - Jax Book Fest Featured Author||Drumroll please! The headlining author for the 2019 Jax Book Fest is ... You'll have to listen to find out obviously. But make sure you mark your calendars to attend Jax Book Fest at the Main Library Feb. 23, 2019! Authors can apply to sell their...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 Have You Seen Kamiyah? - Eileen Kelley + Gary Mills||Eileen Kelley is an investigative reporter for the Florida Times-Union. She and Gary Mills produced the podcast, Have You Seen Kamiyah?, telling the story of the 5-hour-old baby taken from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998. Eileen tells us about the...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 Children for Sale - Author Kristina McMorris||Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books. She stopped by our Pablo Creek Regional Library on her 50-stop book tour to...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 Let's Talk About Poop - Poozeum||That's right. We're talking about poop on Completely Booked this week. Fossilized poop that is, or Coprolite, as the fancy pants say. We prefer just good ole poo though. George Frandsen is the creator of the Poozeum, and the owner of the largest...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Tropical Shirts and Tight Deadlines - Tim Dorsey||Jenna and Hurley go live with author Tim Dorsey from the Beaches Branch Library. Tim Dorsey is a dark satirical Florida author from Tampa, known for his outrageous serial character Serge A. Storms. Tim takes time before his appearance at the Flamingo...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Sisterhood of the Traveling Tales - Angelina + Berkeley||Angelina (4 years old) and Berkeley (2 years old) are our youngest, and dare we say cutest, guests on Completely Booked thus far. With the help of their mom Erica they are showing the world how to have fun while doing science projects on their...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? - Cole Pepper||The Jaguars are back baby! Hurley and Jenna talk burgers, bacon, and Jaguars with local sports reporter Cole Pepper. Cole discusses his relationship with Mark Brunell and what it's like to work with Mark after covering his career as a Jag. Cole makes...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 Alligators on the Roof - Dr. Adam Rosenblatt||What happens when you put 400 alligator eggs from Louisiana on a rooftop in Jacksonville, FL? Find out in our interview with Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of Biology at the University of North Florida! Dr. Rosenblatt tells Hurley and Jenna all...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Island of Misfit Toys - Aysha Miskin||The Zine scene is strong in Jacksonville. It also just so happens the Jacksonville Public Library has the largest Zine Collection in the Southeastern United States! Aysha Miskin is a local artist and co-contributor to the Nickname Zine. She explains...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Rockbot Studios - Josh Cobb + Producer Bryan's Debut||Josh Cobb grew up on a dairy farm before moving to Florida and slowly moving his way up the coast to Jacksonville. Josh owns Rockbot Studios right down the street from our Willowbranch Library in Riverside and is a long-time friend of our very own...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 Live from Art Walk - Tale of My City Exhibit||The Jax Makerspace Gallery has a new photography exhibit called Jacksonville: A Tale of My City. Jenna and Hurley talk with three of the photographers, Malcolm Jackson, Bob Self, and Cheryl McCain, during the opening reception at Downtown Art Walk....||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Hula Hoop Dreams - Cirque du Soleil||Cirque du Soleil is back in Jax! We caught up with Circus Artist Sante and Corteo's publicist Maxwell at the Lexington Hotel. Sante tells us how her dance career evolved into a circus artist career, and what it's like to perform on a chandelier. Use...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Hip Asian Comfort Food - Chef Dennis Chan||Chef Dennis Chan is the owner of Blue Bamboo Restaurant on Southside Boulevard, and author of the Hip Asian Comfort Food Cookbook (in our collection, obvi). He is also a huge supporter of the Friends of the Library bookstore at the University Park...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Great American Read||Our first BONUS episode! Circe Le Noble, the Grants and Education Outreach Manager for WJCT joins us to discuss the PBS Great American Read. The Great American Read eight-part television series and national voting campaign are designed to get the...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Tenikka's Books for Kids - Tenikka Hughes||Action News Jax Anchor Tenikka Hughes comes from humble beginnings. Her love of reading and desire to give back to her community inspired her to start the Tenikka's Books for Kids Book Drive. This fall she collected more than 3,000 children's book to...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Catalina On Air - Catalina Alers-Alers||Catalina Alers-Alers is the afternoon host for 97.9 Kiss FM, host of But First Brunch Podcast, and fellow book nerd. We talk about her journey to her dream job at Kiss FM, and how books have helped her get in touch with her Columbian roots, and how...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Exploring Your Passion - Patrick Lane||Patrick Lane is an Agent Analyst for Aira, a company that provides video-equipped smart glasses, and one-button access to a network of trained professional agents. Patrick shares his personal connection to the company and how the Aira agents help...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Heartbeat of the Community - Social Grounds Coffee Company||Jason Kelloway is a veteran, owner of Social Grounds Coffee Company, and creator of Cup of Love ministry. Jason discusses his journey from homelessness to starting his Springfield based coffee company.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Summer Adventures - Fun4FirstCoastKids||Terri Mashour from Fun4FirstCoastKids.com stops by to talk free summer fun in Jacksonville! From MOSH exhibits, summer learning excitement, and Florida hiking trails, we will definitely "Completely Book" your summer days! Learn more about Completely...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Gateway Olives - Olive My Pickle||Charlotte Tzabari and her husband Shai moved to Jacksonville and started Olive My Pickle from the San Marco Branch Library in 2010. Charlotte comes in to tell us about their old-world fermentation process and Hurley and...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Finding a Purpose - Kendra Turnage||Kendra Turnage is a veteran, critical-care nurse, and mother to artist Joshua Turnage. Kendra talks to Jenna and Hurley about how her wheelchair-bound, nonverbal son creates gorgeous artwork.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Local Podcast
These women are breathing fresh life into fundamental community building with this podcast. Their guests are interesting and doing positive things in the Jacksonville area. Hurley and Jenna ask great questions and provide some much needed levity to my podcast selections. Also it’s a warm invitation to reconnect with one of Jacksonville’s great institutions: the public library!
My Favorite Local Podcast
This is such a great podcast. It is packed with so many great things about people, places and events in Jacksonville. I recently had the honor of meeting Jeena & Hurley in person at a local Jacksonville Public Library Event. These ladies are funny, interesting, humble and all around amazing. If you have not listen to "Completly Booked", you are missing out!!
It's cool that the library is doing a podcast like this. I enjoy listening every week. Lots of different, interesting local entrepreneurs and such on it. Very interesting.