Overdue Finds Podcast
Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land 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.
March Madness is Back!!
EPL is proud to present the 2nd annual Overdue Finds March Madness Tournament! Starting Sunday, March 1st, you'll be determining the best of the 2010's by voting on the best movies, books, music and TV from the last decade.
Learn how you can win a signed copy of Mindhunter by sharing your bracket on social media.
Make your picks for the best of the 2010's by voting in the EPL Overdue Finds March Madness tournament starting on Sunday, March 1st. In 2019 The Princess Bride was voted to be the best Movie Based on a Book. This year you’ll be voting on the best in books, movies, TV and music from the last decade!
Fill in your bracket and share it on social media by using #EPLMarchMadness to be entered to win a copy of Mindhunter signed by author John Douglas! The contest runs from February 22, 2020 - March 12, 2020 and is open to Edmonton area residents only.
A lot has changed this we released our last episode! Hosts Bryce and Caroline – recording from separate locations – are joined (remotely) by Edmonton Public Library CEO Pilar Martinez to talk about everything that has been happening in the last few weeks. They ask Pilar about the decision to close library branches, how EPL is working with the City to support Edmontonians, and what qualities are needed to lead in challenging times. (Plus we find out what song all three people sing when they wash their hands!)
Bryce and Caroline are joined by two first time guests, digital literacy expert Sam Hamilton and often-mentioned, Clareview Branch enthusiast Mike Eaton to talk about the best games of the 2010s. Whether you prefer console games or apps, single player, multiplayer, or puzzles we have enough suggestions to make anyone interested in gaming! Had we been able to make a video game bracket for best of the decade, what would your picks be?
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It's that time again! Bryce and Caroline are joined by "Best of" episode expert Nancy Sheng and podcast team member Maria Milanowski to discuss this year's March Madness bracket: Best of the 2010's! What was the best piece of media to come out of the last decade? Is anything groundbreaking missing from our bracket? Can anything defeat the Beyhive? Will there finally be justice for Twilight?! Listen in to find out!
In this appropriately Golden (50th!) episode, Bryce and Caroline welcome back librarian Diego Ibarra to chat about some of the biggest snubs in Oscars history. The trio tackles many important Oscar questions such as: Who should have won? Who should have been nominated? Does one memorable line equate to an Oscar-worthy performance? And of course who would you thank if you won the golden statuette? Join us as we share our thoughts on what the Academy Awards got wrong.
On this episode of Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline are joined by librarian Katie Turzansky to chat all about the concept of time loops in pop culture. There's plenty of talk about the film "Groundhog Day" and the theories around how long Bill Murray's character is stuck in his time loop. The group also talks about the various other types of sub-genres and who they would want to get stuck in a time loop with.
Bryce and Caroline had the opportunity to talk to the first Forward Thinking Speaker Series presenter of 2020, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. He'll be talking about "Building A City for 2 Million People" and how he sees the Edmonton of the near future growing and thriving. In this interview, Mayor Iveson previews some of what he'll be talking about, including why it's so important for him to include youth leaders in the discussion and what challenges and opportunities are facing the Edmonton region. Our hosts also slip in a few pop culture questions, including asking about his favourite fictional politicians and what he's been reading lately.
On this episode of Overdue Finds we go back 20 years (yes, it's been that long) to take a look at the year 2000. Bryce and Caroline are joined by librarians Carol Ma and Cassidy Munro to look at the top movies, books, music, and TV that helped kick-off the new millennium. The group also talks about the paranoia around Y2K, the controversial 2000 US Presidential election (hanging chad) and making some mixed CD's. Join us as we crack open another pop culture time capsule.
Bryce and Caroline are joined by EPL staff members Nancy Sheng and first time podcast guest Hayley Redpath to wrap up 2019. The group shares their picks for their favourite books, music, games, movies and TV from this past year. Caroline shares her love for a book featuring some "protocol-based romance", Bryce talks about the highly anticipated video game sequel that he finally got to play, Nancy gushes about a book written by a mortician and Hayley searches for a mochi hookup.
Bryce and Caroline are joined by local actors Belinda Cornish and Julien Arnold to talk about the many adaptations (dare we say, adaptations past, present and future?) of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Both Belinda and Julien have been involved in the Citadel Theatre's productions of the play for years and can shed some light on different versions of the Dickensian classic, as well as what makes the Edmonton theatre scene so special. You can also catch our guest hosts in this year's production of A Christmas Carol at the Citadel Theatre until December 23, 2019.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at the library? Join hosts Bryce and Caroline as they go behind the scenes with librarians Camilla Fita and Sheila Laroque. Learn all about the memorable moments and funny stories about life at the library. You can't make this stuff up!
Bryce and Caroline are joined by EPL's newest Capital City Press Featured Writer Premee Mohamed and nine-time podcast guest Kate Gibson to talk about National Novel Writing Month. Premee talks about her experiences in writing and publishing, and everyone comes out of this episode with a pen name. Listen in to find out how EPL and the NaNoWriMo community can help you on your novel-writing journey!
With Halloween right around the corner, Bryce and Caroline and joined by first time guests & movie buffs Steven Sandor and Indy Randhawa to chat about some of their favourite horror hidden gems that you can find at EPL. The group debates whether it's better to watch horror movies at home or in a movie theatre and they share their favourite horror tropes. Plus, Steven shares his rules for watching horror movies. Grab a flashlight and hide under the covers for this spooky edition of Overdue Finds.
On this week's Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline chat with returning guest Tamsin Shute and neonatologist Dr. Amber Reichert about how EPL's Welcome Baby program has expanded into local Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Learn more about how this came about, what it means for parents and hospital staff, why books belong in the NICU and why you should read and sing to your baby!
In this special episode of Overdue Finds we have an exclusive interview with retired FBI Criminal Profiler and "Mindhunter" author John Douglas. Before he comes to Edmonton as part of EPL's Forward Thinking Speaker Series, Douglas chats with our hosts about his legendary career, the differences between his book and the popular Netflix series and interviewing some of histories most notorious criminals including Charles Manson. You'll also hear about the case that nearly killed him and what it was like working under J. Edgar Hoover. This is an episode that you won't want to miss!
On this week's Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline are joined by special guest Brittney Le Blanc (@BritL) to dig into some guilty pleasures! From secret faves to longtime loves, together they break down the books, movies, and music they love - and why they shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying it. Plus, they share some of the guiltiest pleasures of EPL staff members.
In June 2003, former WWE wrestler Dr. Chris Nowinski suffered a serious concussion that threatened his health and cost him his career. Today, Dr. Chris Nowinski is the co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation with Dr. Robert Cantu to solve the sports concussion crisis through education, awareness, policy and research.
Dr. Nowinski will be here in Edmonton on September 17th as part of EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series and he chats with Bryce and Caroline in this special episode about his upcoming event, the important work that his team is doing at the Concussion Legacy Foundation and his time in the WWE.
SPOILER ALERT! We're back with a special bonus episode of Overdue Finds featuring a new set of interviews with kids sharing their favourite pop culture picks. This week our hosts are joined by Jack 10, Declan 13, Arbor 10, Penny 10 and Oscar 12. Hear about the open world awesomeness of Skyrim, building a pinball machine out of cardboard and why The Land of Stories is THE book series that you should be reading.
Oh, the recommendations from episode 37! Bryce and Caroline talk to seven kids to get their pop culture picks and pans. We hear from Luka 6, Ofelia 10, Jovan 8, Gaby 8, and Isabella 12. Do you know what nerdy nummies are? How did a police officer become Dog Man? Which member of the Baby-sitters Club lives with a bewitched cat named Boo-Boo? Tune in to find out the answers and get the scoop on what kids read, watch and play.
This episode of Overdue Finds is for everyone who’s ever said “Why didn’t they teach us this in school?!” Bryce and Caroline are joined by first time guests Melanie St-Onge and Meg DeForest to chat about the concept of “adulting” and the new life skills classes that EPL offers. Plus, we’ll find out what makes Edmonton a City of Learners – just in time for the back to school season! Join us on this learning adventure.
On this episode of Overdue Finds we're going back 50 years to 1969 to explore the top books, movies and music in a new feature that we're calling Pop Culture Time Capsule! EPL Branch Manager Richard Thornley joins Bryce and Caroline to also look at some local events from that year including a story about a hamburger causing trouble at the Alberta Legislature and a legendary rock band visiting Edmonton. From the Archies to Zeppelin, we have your 1969 covered!
Summer is officially here so join Bryce, Caroline, and guests Laura Young and Beth Kilfoy as they discuss their favourite travel memoirs and road trip stories. Hear about what makes a great travel memoir, tacky souvenir stores and the crazy story about why Bryce had to go to the emergency room during a recent trip to St. Louis.
Did you take the podcast on vacation with you this summer? Let us know at email@example.com!
Episode 33 is all about Game of Thrones – and consider yourself warned -There Will Be Spoilers! Kate Gibson and Allison DaSilva join Caroline Land and Bryce Crittenden to talk about the pop culture phenomenon that had everyone watching. Tune in to the podcast for some Overdue Finds drama – Allison joins the 5-timers club! Kate reveals Caroline's GoT secret! and Bryce lets us know which book should become the next epic TV series!
What would you do if you were arrested for a crime you didn't commit? What would you do if you passed a polygraph test, but no one believed you? Wrongfully convicted of two murders and on death row for 30 years—this is the true story of Anthony Ray Hinton. On this special edition of Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline chat with Anthony Ray Hinton who will be in Edmonton on June 12 as part of EPL's Forward Thinking Speaker Series. Join us as Mr. Hinton talks about his incredible story, how friendship helped him get through some of his darkest days and his important work with the Equal Justice Initiative. This is an episode that you won't want to miss!
To hear more of Mr. Hinton's incredible story be sure to pick up a copy of his book The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life & Freedom on Death Row, which is available now.
Bryce and Caroline are excited to finally chat about the new Emilio Estevez film "The Public" which looks at some of the challenges facing a large urban library. Joining us to talk about the movie is librarian Angelica Thompson and social worker Hilary Kirkpatrick. Find out what the movie got right about working in a library and why EPL staff felt "seen" after watching it.
It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights: on this week's Overdue Finds, we talk about the Muppets! Hosts Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land are joined by Muppet enthusiast Carla Iacchelli to discuss Jim Henson, the Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Muppet Babies, and their favourite Muppet memories. Make sure to check out this most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational episode!
EPL librarian and official friend of the show Beth Kilfoy joins Bryce and Caroline to discuss libraries and librarians in pop culture. We chat about the best fantasy libraries, the stereotypes vs realities of working in the library world, and which recording artists would make the best cover of The Library Card Song from Arthur. From monster hunters to book detectives, wizened old crones to giant tentacled monsters, how are librarians represented in your favourite media?
EPL’s new Writer-in-Residence, Matthew Stepanic, joins hosts Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land, along with our “five timers club” guest host, Kate Gibson, to talk about zines, poetry, and literary events. We talk about tons of local talent, independent bookstores, and the upcoming Edmonton Poetry Festival.
The votes are in and the #EPLMarchMadness winner has been crowned! Overdue Finds hosts Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land are joined by guests Allison DaSilva and Marina Fernandes to talk about the thrilling victories and the agonizing defeats from EPL's first movie tournament!
We welcome back EPL librarian Rocky Mann to the show to tell us all about super-cool Capital City Records vinyl album. Get the scoop on how the project came together and hear about some of the amazing Edmonton artists that are featured on the album. Plus, the group reminisces about the very first album that they bought when they were kids.
Are you overwhelmed by event planning? (or do you love hearing about events gone wrong like the ill-fated Fyre Festival?) If the answer is ‘yes’, then you need to listen to this episode! Get tips from EPL’s Fund Development Events Specialist, Hannah Whittaker, as she examines all things ‘events’ along with hosts Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land.
Join Bryce, new official co-host Caroline Land, and guests Allison DaSilva and Diego Ibarra as we dive into EPL's first ever Overdue Finds March Madness bracket! (*cue airhorn noises*) Take an epic journey through our collection to find the best movie adapted from a book. Opinions will be expressed, hearts will be broken, and justice will be demanded (#justiceforthenotebook), but which book/movie combo will come out on top?
Check out the tournament bracket to see who won during the voting period between March 1 - April 2, 2019.
Local romance author Jennifer Snow joins Bryce and EPL librarian Beth Kilfoy to chat all about steamy romance novels. The group chats about not only some Harlequin titles but also some of the different romance genres. Jennifer shares some funny stories about how those infamous covers come together and Bryce shares his thoughts on reading his first romance novel. You don't want to miss this episode!
Our podcast listeners were invited to send in their burning questions about the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library (or anything EPL). Now’s your chance to hear the answers! EPL’s CEO, Pilar Martinez, joins hosts Bryce Crittenden and Laura Young to discuss libraries (both real and fictional!) and, of course, share their finds. Check it out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't forget to check out the Capital City Records playlist for this episode featuring some the artists that are discussed on this episode.
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.
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!