Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and other EPL staff members will be hosting conversations about books, movies, music, pop culture and other great things happening in Edmonton. We’re hoping you’ll learn more about what you can find at the library. We'd love to hear from our listeners! You can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or episode suggestions.
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Episode 22 - Children's Picture Books Are Where It's At
We're joined this week by EPL librarians Laura Young and Tamsin Shute as we talk about some of the best books for kids. Learn all about some great books that celebrate diversity and kids non-fiction books about everything from Simon & Garfunkel to a secret NYC subway. We also take a walk down memory lane and share our favourite books from when we were kids and chat about some of those great shows on Access during the 80's & 90's.
Be sure to checkout our list of all the great books that we talk about during this episode.
Episode 21 - Best of 2018
The New Year has arrived! In the first episode of 2019, Bryce sits down with fellow EPLers Allison DaSilva and Nancy Sheng to talk about the best (and not so great) books, movies, music, and video games from 2018. Tune in to find out their picks and learn why Mr. Rogers would be very proud of Nancy's make-believe skills.
A complete list of all the items that we talk about can be found in our show notes.
Be sure to also check out our blog that features some of the top "overdue finds" of 2018 from our hosts and past guests like Jana G. Pruden, Natasha Deen, Michael Hingston and Rayanne Haines.
Episode 20 - Where's My Hoverboard?
Fire up your DeLorean and join Bryce and librarian Caroline Land as they share their favourite time travel titles. Not only do we explore the Back to the Future series but we also look at why Wolverine is the perfect person to send back in time and of course the do's and dont's of time travel. Plus find out which year our hosts would like to travel in time to.
For a complete list of all the picks this episode, please checkout our show notes.
Episode 19 - Surviving the Holidays
With Christmas just around the corner, Bryce sits down with fellow EPLers Camilla Fita, Kyle Marshall and Suzuanne Burwash to chat all about their favourite Christmas titles. The group shares some great advice on how to manage the stress of the holidays including some great tips from a couple of young listeners. Kyle shares his knowledge of wine and the group shares which celebrity they would like to spend Christmas with.
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Episode 18 - Let's Go Exploring with Michael Hingston
Edmonton writer Michael Hingston joins Bryce and Kate Gibson in studio to chat about his book about Calvin and Hobbes called Let's Go Exploring. They discuss the legacy of the legendary newspaper comic strip and of course those infamous Calvin car decals. Michael also shares details about his new short story advent calendar and what it's like to work with comedian Patton Oswalt on Ghost Box. This is a must listen for any Calvin and Hobbes fan!
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Episode 17 - The Evolution of Archie
Bryce is joined by librarian Carla Iacchelli and the official "comics correspondent of Overdue Finds" Amie Wright as they explore everything Archie and the entire Riverdale universe. They look at how the series has changed since it was first introduced in 1941 to include everything from comics and TV shows to some crazy crossovers. Carla and Amie share why Riverdale is a guilty pleasure must watch and Bryce shares a comics storyline where Archie picks up a rather controversial part-time job. PLUS, we also have an interview that Bryce and Amie did with Archie Comics artist Dan Parent near the end of the episode.
Be sure to check out the complete list of items that were talked about in this episode.
BONUS EPISODE 3 - Comic Expo Interviews with Amy Chu and Jenn St-Onge
In this "truly truly truly outrageous" bonus episode of Overdue Finds Bryce and Amie Wright hit up the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo to chat with more comic writers and artists. They chat with Red Sonja writer Amy Chu about an upcoming Red Sonja Christmas crossover and Jenn St-Onge talks about being involved with the new Jem and the Holograms comic series and being inspired by young fans.
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Episode 16 - Books to Film: Halloween Edition
It's an extra spooky edition of Overdue Finds as Bryce is joined by fellow EPLer Allison DaSilva as we explore some of our favourite scary books that have been turned into movies. Find out which documentary terrified Bryce and the crazy conspiracy theories behind The Shining. We also share which book we would like to see turned into a movie and Bryce does a terrible impression of Bane. Grab your flashlights because you won't want to miss these spooky picks.
Checkout the complete list of all the materials talked about in this episode.
BONUS EPISODE 2 - Comic Expo Interviews with Vic Malhotra & Kyle Charles
We're back with another mini-bonus episode of Overdue Finds. Kim and Bryce are bringing you another set of interviews from the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo. In this episode Bryce and Amie Wright chat with Edmonton comic artists Vic Malhotra and Kyle Charles. Vic shares how he got started in comics after having a career in marketing and Kyle bonds with Amie and Bryce over his love for Wolverine and true crime!
Be sure to check out the complete list of everything discussed in this episode.
Episode 15 - Back in Shepherds' Time
In this latest episode, Bryce and Kim welcome Edmonton author Rayanne Haines and official friend of the show Kate Gibson. They chat about everything from some of their favourite kick-ass heroines to which kind of wine would be paired with the show. Rayanne shares her story about getting a book deal with a New York publisher and some of the amazing poets here in Edmonton. Plus, Kim has a major announcement that will surprise all the listeners.
We also created a complete list of everything discussed in this episode.
BONUS EPISODE 1 - Comic Expo interviews with Courtney Loberg & Jeff Martin
Hey, it's a bonus episode of Overdue Finds! In the first of a series of bonus episodes, Bryce and Kim will bring you interviews with some comic book artists who were at the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo. In this first set of interviews Bryce and EPL's comic expert Amie Wright chatted with Edmonton comic artists Courtney Loberg and Jeff Martin. Learn about Courtney's role as Happy Harbor's Comics artist in residence and how she just started at EPL. Plus, get the scoop on how Jeff got started in comics after being a teacher!
Be sure to check out the complete list of materials talked about in this episode.
Episode 14 - A Podcast About Podcasts
Kim and Bryce are joined by fellow EPLer and self confessed "Overdue Finds superfan" Vicky Varga to chat about podcasting and some of our favourite shows. You'll hear all about the Overdue Finds origin story plus learn about shows that cover everything from Dungeons & Dragons to Watergate. You'll also be shocked to learn that there's a true crime podcast that Kim doesn't like!
Check out the complete list of materials that we talk about in this episode.
Episode 13 - Karaoke Ballads & Spelling Bees
We're joined this week by friends of the show Kate Gibson and Rocky Mann as we chat about some festivals taking place this fall featuring some of Edmonton's best musicians and writers. Kim and Bryce make a big announcement about a partnership with the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo. Plus the group chats about who they would like to narrate a book about their lives and which bands they would hire to play a house party. Bryce also gives the group a crash course on fantasy sports.
Here's the complete list of materials that we talk about in this episode.
Episode 12 - Pop Culture Confessions Part 4: Television
We've reached our last pop culture confessions episode for the summer. On this episode we invite one of our most opinionated staff members, Laura Winton, on to discuss dramas, comedies and, importantly, Kim and Laura bond over their love of reality tv! Listen and talk back to whatever device you're listening to about how much you disagree with our opinions. Then tweet at us and we'll defend our positions!
Here's the complete list of all the materials that we talk about in this episode.
Episode 11 - True Crime
Reporter Jana G. Pruden joins Bryce and Kim to talk about True Crime. If you've ever been curious about the work of a crime reporter, Jana basically lays it out for us and it's truly compelling! From her early days at the Interlake Spectator to her current work at The Globe and Mail she has honed her craft to become an incredibly accomplished Canadian journalist. After this conversation we have a next level appreciation for the complexity of a reporter's job - to think it all started with some misunderstood lyrics!
Here's the complete list of all the materials that we talk about it in this episode.
Episode 10 - Pop Culture Confessions Part 3 - Music
In part three of our pop culture confessions series Bryce and Kim share EPL staff picks for some overrated and underrated music. Our hosts share their own picks including some crazy confessions about Canadian music icons, Christmas music and a Kid Rock concert. Plus Kim and Bryce debate about the music of the Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Don't forget to checkout the list of all the EPL materials that are discussed in this episode.
Episode 9 - Pixels & Parrots
On this week's episode Bryce and Kim sit down with EPL's "robot wrangler" Holly Arnason to chat all things video games. They cover all genres including some independent games that even the most avid gamers might not know about. The group also chats about what an Overdue Finds video game might look like and how a little blue bird has wiggled his way into Kim's heart. We also find out about Old Man Bryce and his mad iPad photo skills!
Checkout the complete list of all the materials that are discussed in this episode.
Episode 8 - Pop Culture Confessions Part 2 - Books
This week we welcome back the charismatic duo of Darrin Hagen and Kate Gibson to reveal their thoughts on overrated and underrated books. We talk bathroom reads, boring reads, find out what Darrin really thinks about Christmas, and Bryce makes us confess to our most embarrassing reads.
Here's a complete list of all the materials that we chat about in this episode.
Episode 7 - Selective Ignorance & Missing Muffins
This week, Bryce and Kim are joined by librarians Angelica Thompson and Carla Iacchelli as they chat about some of the books that they'll be reading this Summer and some fun programs happening at EPL. The group also takes a stroll down memory lane and reminisces about joining Summer reading clubs when they were kids and they chat about which fictional characters they would like to go on vacation with. Plus, we learn all about sleuthing skills of Kim Bates: Library Gumshoe!
Here's a complete list of all the materials that we talk about in this episode.
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Episode 6 - Pop Culture Confessions Part 1 - Movies
This week Kim and Bryce confess and expound upon some of the most favourite and least favourite movies. We've polled the Edmonton Public Library staff and share some relatively controversial opinions! Take a listen and send us your thoughts.
Check out the complete list of materials talked about in this episode.
Episode 5 - Comics are for Everyone!
In this latest "super" episode of Overdue Finds, Kim and Bryce are joined by EPL's comics expert Amie Wright. Amie recently joined EPL from New York, talks about some of her favourite comic book stores there and gives some picks for great Canadian comics. The group has a friendly debate about Marvel vs. DC and Bryce makes a shocking confession about an unpopular comic book movie. Plus, find out which superhero everyone would love to be and why.
Episode 4 - Read Local with Natasha Deen
This week we overcome some unique technical difficulties to welcome back official friend of the show Kate Gibson and chat with local Edmonton author Natasha Deen. The group chats about which local book that they'll be reading in May for the EPL Reading Challenge. Natasha also tells us about a funny mix-up at the US border while traveling with her Mom. Plus, we talk about unlocking your inner super-hero and Stephen King doing a book signing at Wal-Mart. Here's a complete list of everything that we talk about in this episode.
Episode 3 - Soupy Beards and Roller Derby
We have a special guest this week, friend of the podcast and super cool Librarian, Rocky Mann. Rocky manages EPL’s Capital City Records our go to source for local music in Edmonton. In this episode we talk about A LOT, more than you’d think considering it is supposed to be an episode about Edmonton music – although we talk about that too. Get to know Bryce’s ‘eclectic’ iPod playlist and hear Kim fan girl for a long time favourite musical duo. Here's a complete list of everything that we talk about in this episode.
Don't forget to check out the Capital City Records playlist for this episode featuring some the artists that are discussed on this episode.
Episode 2 - Something to Offend Everyone
This week we host an interview between EPL Librarian Kate Gibson and Writer In Residence Darrin Hagen. They discuss banned books, censorship and personal stories about writing. Here's a complete list of everything that we talk about in this episode.
Episode 1 - Welcome to Overdue Finds!
Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Kim Bates will be hosting conversations about movies, music, books, pretty much any sort of popular culture and media you can think of and likely some you’ve never thought of. We’re hoping you’ll learn more about what you can find at the library. Join us for this first conversation about movies and tv not on Netflix that you can find at EPL! Here's a complete list of everything that we talk about in this episode.
We'd love to hear from our listeners! You can email the show at email@example.com if you have any questions, comments or episode suggestions.