Shelf Understanding is a monthly podcast from the Bloomington, Illinois Public Library dedicated to books, ideas, art, and much more. The podcast is usually hosted by librarian Danny Rice, along with library associate Marion Archer. Although podcast episodes are directly tailored to events at the Bloomington Public Library (e.g. interviews with authors featured in Bloomington community reads), these episodes may appeal more broadly to book lovers around the world. In the February 2018 episode, Rice interviews author Jamie Ford, who wrote The New York Times bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Another recent episode, hosted by Archer, features a conversation with tattoo artist Ricky Sturdivant about the history of tattoos. Visitors can listen to all past episodes of this podcast via the website. Interested listeners may also subscribe via RSS.
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