All The Books Show



Eric Mikols and Nic Gunning host the official podcast of the David A. Howe Public Library. Listen for book news, great segments and library events!


  • Nic and Sally talk Ta-Nehisi Coates

    09/05/2021 Duration: 52min

    Sally Jacoby Murphy stops by to discuss the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates including The Water Dancer, Between the World and Me, plus Black Panther.

  • From the Stacks: Star Wars Day 2021

    04/05/2021 Duration: 01h03min

    In a Star Wars Day special Nic and Amanda discuss Charles Soule's Light of the Jedi and the Legends graphic novel Crimson Forever. Plus they talk Mandalorian, Rebels and Fallen Order.

  • Alex Irvine talks Baseball, Space and the Anthropocene Rag

    25/04/2021 Duration: 36min

    Today Nic is joined by Alex Irvine, a best-selling author whose work spans, novels, comic books, graphic novels, games and animation. And if that isn’t enough, he’s also a Jeopardy Champ! Tune in for our discussion on Astronaut Michael Collins, the history of Baseball and more. For the second half of our conversation tune in to our crossover with Previously on X-Men:

  • From the Stacks: Malik Acosta's Poetry Reading

    19/04/2021 Duration: 17min

    In the special From the Stacks episode library staff member and frequent contributor to the All the Books Show and Howe's Things, Malik Acosta, shares his original poetry.

  • Poetry Month: Phillis Wheatley

    12/04/2021 Duration: 41min

    It's Poetry Month and Nic & Malik are learning about Phillis Wheatley. Join them, won't you?

  • J.T. Ellison and Her Dark Lies

    29/03/2021 Duration: 44min

    Today Nic is joined by author J.T. Ellison to discuss her latest thriller, Her Dark Lies.

  • Everything's Archie with Special Guest Jamie Lee Rotante

    15/03/2021 Duration: 39min

    This week Nic is joined by Jamie Lee Rotante, author and editor from Archie Comics. They discuss the world of Archie, Jamie's run on Betty & Veronica, plus their shared love of vinyl.

  • From the Stacks: Cancelled Comic Cavalcade

    07/03/2021 Duration: 50min

    This week Nic shares the 37th and final episode of the All the Books Show spinoff, Comic Book Coffee Break. He's sentimental. It's a whole thing. Anyway, tune in as Nic and Eric discuss recent comic book reads and review the pilot of the CW's new show Superman & Lois.

  • The World of Patricia Briggs

    01/03/2021 Duration: 59min

    This March, for Women's History Month, we'll be focusing on women authors, withPatricia Briggs up first. Children's Librarian Kate Miller drops by to discuss Briggs' Mercy Thompson universe.

  • A Little Bit of Everything with Steven Barnes

    14/02/2021 Duration: 01h37min

    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.

  • On the Come Up

    06/02/2021 Duration: 42min

    This week Nic is joined by Malik Acosta for a special Black History Month Book Club covering Angie Thomas' On the Come Up.

  • From the Stacks: Melanie Travels Outside the Box

    31/01/2021 Duration: 22min

    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.

  • WandaVision

    25/01/2021 Duration: 53min

    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.

  • Jason Fry on Star Wars, Minecraft and More

    17/01/2021 Duration: 35min

    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. (

  • 2020, But Just the Good Parts

    11/01/2021 Duration: 01h13min

    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.

  • From the Stacks: Graphic Novels v. 2020

    06/01/2021 Duration: 18min

    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.

  • It's Don Dannemann of The Cyrkle

    03/01/2021 Duration: 58min

    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.

  • From the Stacks: It's Comic Book Coffee Break

    28/12/2020 Duration: 57min

    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

  • Melody Carlson and the Christmas Swap

    20/12/2020 Duration: 26min

    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.

  • From the Stacks: Robert B. Parker's Silent Night

    15/12/2020 Duration: 23min

    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.

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