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story.lead_photo.caption Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Amanda Gibson, adult services librarian, holds up the logo for a new podcast that will debut this month. Gibson and Bailley Kinsner, public relations and event coordinator, will host the podcast about the library and books.

Although it turned out to be more complicated than expected, librarians Amanda Gibson and Bailley Kinsner are ready to debut their first podcast, "Librarians Unhushed." It should be ready for the public to hear by Jan. 14.

"You think you just sit there and talk, but you don't," Gibson said about making the podcast.

Each podcast will be about 20 to 30 minutes long, but Kinsner will edit a longer conversation to fit the space. She'll take out any rambling that is off topic. She's also adding music.

The first episode will be an introduction, Gibson said. Listeners will learn about the two hosts and their plan for the show.

The February episode will be about Valentine's Day, and the hosts will discuss what literary characters they might choose to be their own Valentines.

The shows will be loaded onto "Tune In," which Gibson describes as a podcast network. They hope it will also be available on iTunes.

They did some research to discover how to make the podcast and how to upload it for viewing. Library Director Suzanne Adams bought them a microphone and they used an existing laptop.

Someday, "Librarians Unhushed" may be a topic at one of the library's newest groups, "Pod People." The group meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. to talk about podcasts.

Gibson has been choosing the podcasts that she believes will stimulate a discussion. For January and February, she chose, "Dr. Death." It's a series of six podcasts about Christopher Duntsch, a neurologist in Dallas, who moved between hospitals after patients died in his care.

"It's very discussable," Gibson said.

It's not clear if Duntsch was a murderer or just a bad doctor.

The first few meetings of the Pod People will probably include a tutorial on how to find and listen to podcasts, Gibson said.

"A lot of people need help with that," she said.

She listens to a lot of podcasts in the car, she explained, and she likes true crime stories. As the group evolves, it may listen to and discuss many other topics.

General News on 01/09/2019

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