The Podcast Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will focus on “Astrology” in February. The Podcast Club meeting will take place online via Webex, so listeners throughout the area can participate from the comfort and safety of home.
Similar to a book club, the Podcast Club provides an opportunity for podcast listeners to get together to discuss podcast selections from a themed podcast-listening list and share their opinions on trending topics. Each month features a different theme, along with a short list of podcast episodes.
The next meeting of the University Branch Library Podcast Club will take place on Monday, February 15, beginning at 7:00 pm. A link to the Webex meeting will be emailed to all who register.
A direct link to the podcasts can be found on Fort Bend County Libraries’ online calendar on the FBCL website. The playlist of podcasts from which to choose includes:
“Astrology: Are Geminis the Worst?” – Science Vs (26 minutes). For centuries, people have been looking to the stars to tell us all kinds of things — what our future holds, who we should date. So what does science say about astrology? We speak to astronomer Prof. Caty Pilachowski, Prof. Dave Henningsen and astrology lover Natalie Norman.
“Medical Astronomy” – Sawbones (42 minutes). Does the position of the sun and the stars at the time of your birth determine your medical history? No! But some people thought it did.
“Chinese Zodiac: Superstition, Economics, & Destiny” – Stuff to Blow Your Mind (1 hour, 13 minutes). As we celebrate Chinese New Year and enter the year of the fire rooster, join Robert and Joe for an encore Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration of the Chinese zodiac and some interesting studies related to its impact on birth rates, economics, and individual destiny. As always, you can take astrology with a grain of salt, but the impact on human behavior and culture is undeniable.
“Astrology for Happiness and Success” – By the Book (44 minutes). The ladies live by the book Astrology for Happiness and Success, written by Mecca Woods. Will Kristen learn to love astrology? Will Jolenta create the life she wants by using the stars as her guide?
“Is Astrology Real? Here’s What Science Says” – Everyday Einstein’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Sense of Science (9 minutes). About a third of Americans believe astrology is “very” or “sort of” scientific. But does being a Pisces, Virgo rising really matter in the eyes of science?
The Podcast Club is free and open to the public. Registration is required; a link to the Webex meeting will be emailed to all who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the University Branch Library (281-633-5100).