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.
It's mid-summer already?! The year is flying by and Overdue Finds hosts Bryce and Caroline already have lots of favourites from 2022. Books, movies, music and more - join them as they get a head start on sharing their picks for Best of the Year (So Far).
On this episode of Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline are joined by Levi Hayes and Jones Harvey to talk about their favourite Queer characters from books, movies, and TV. From graphic novels to poetry, romantic dramas to horror, there is something for everyone as we discuss what we love about these characters. Plus: summer reading clubs, technical updates, and what not to say to Peter Weller.
EPL has been participating in a project that connects Ukrainian families with virtual programming for kids of various ages. This episode, Bryce and Caroline welcome returning guest, Nancy Sheng, as well as first time guest, Anna Maria Barczak, to talk about connecting with kids in Ukraine. Nancy and Anna Maria talk about how much the kids want to connect with others and how meaningful the experience has been for them. No matter where they're from, kids love to talk about their favourite things, and of course, so does the Overdue Finds crew. Listen to the episode to find out their top picks for this week!
Bryce and Caroline welcome first-time guests Amanda Derksen, Digital Initiatives Librarian extraordinaire, and Nicole Auriat, Library Services Coordinator and resident Canada Goose watcher at the Castle Downs Branch, to talk about the film "Stand By Me." An adaptation of the Stephen King novella "The Body", "Stand By Me" is an incredible coming of age story about 4 childhood friends who go on a journey of self discovery while on the search for a dead body. The group chats about the film's incredible actors, Amanda's Stephen King readathon project, and just how much Stephen King you can read before you lose track of reality.
On this episode of Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline are joined by guests Ben Ehlers and Bethany Arsenault to talk about the best and worst TV show finales. We cover the good, the bad, and the controversial - you won't want to miss it! Plus: what makes a good ending? And can you ever get closure from an unresolved cliffhanger...?
The Kids in the Hall are back with a reboot and Overdue Finds takes a look at the troupe's comedic legacy. Indy Randhawa and Kyle Burley are guests on this episode and everyone shares their most loved skits and characters. Plus, if you tune in, you will find out if Indy has a favourite nebula, and what was the reason that Caroline first tuned into Dave Foley's 'the True Meaning of Christmas Specials' (could it have been Elvis Stojko?).
Bryce, Caroline, and friend of the show Camilla Fita revisit one of Hollywood's greatest films as it celebrates its 50 year anniversary. The Godfather was a commercial success and remains to be seen as a masterpiece American Mafioso film. Our crew discuss Camilla's penchant for crime movies, the Mario Puzo book that started it all, and their favourite characters and scenes from The Godfather franchise. They also make a case for the best piece of Mafia media: is it the book, the first movie, or the second movie? Listen in and find out!
Overdue Finds takes you back to the summer of 1994 when a little movie called The Lion King made us laugh, cry, and feel the love tonight. Bryce and Caroline are joined by Overdue Finds Family Member Meg DeForest to do a deep dive on the 2022 March Madness runner-up. From the all-star voice cast to the Oscar-winning music, we look at what made this movie work (and dream of the ABBA disco version that exists in an alternate universe!).
Get your light sticks and fan signs, it's time to talk about K-Pop! Bryce and Caroline are joined by Discovery and Cataloguing Librarian Carol Ma and library assistant/podcast family member Maria Milanowski to talk all about the South Korean music sensation that is taking the world by storm. Listen in for a taste of our guests' K-Pop fan origins, BTS x McDonalds marketing ideas, and a whole lot of fun recommendations.
March 13, 2022 was the library's 109th EPL-iversary - and a lot has changed over the years! To get the inside scoop, Bryce and Caroline chatted with longtime EPL staff member Bernice Linkewich (who recently celebrated fifty years with the library!). From lizards to laserdiscs, Overdue Finds has all of the details from the past few decades. Plus: Dylan McDermott, The Price is Right, and we ask: is the Strathcona branch haunted?
In this episode, you can hear all about the Stanley A. Milner Library's newest learning space - The Kitchen! Don't listen on an empty stomach though, because Bryce and Caroline chat with teaching kitchen coordinator, Zofia Trebaczkiewicz, about food, cooking, and the things you can learn in EPL's hottest new space.
And of course, this episode also has great book, film, and music recommendations - including which fictional restaurants you should check out! The podcast team travels to Tokyo (Meshiya), Seattle (Les Frères Heureux) and Arlen, Texas (Sugarfoot's BBQ) for their imaginary bite-to-eat! Where would you like to dine?
Get your airhorns, everyone, it's time for our annual March Madness showdown! Bryce, Caroline, and special guests Meg DeForest and Christy Travis sit down to discuss the very best of the 90s and which books, movies, music and TV will make it to the end of this social media showdown. What holds up? What is the most nostalgic? Will scrunchies and plaid make a big fashion comeback? Get your tournament bracket at epl.ca/podcast and join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website in March to help decide!
Overdue Finds gets ready for Freedom to Read Week! Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by librarians Ilona Storie and Andrew Halberstadt to talk about intellectual freedom, the role of public libraries, and how the library responds to challenges. Plus: The Great Antonio, a classic Batman, and a controversial question that threatens to divide the podcast forever - does pineapple belong on pizza?
Have you ever found yourself asking “What is #Booktok?” or "Does Tik Tok know when I've bought a jar of garlic stuffed olives?"? Then listen to this episode for all the answers – In our 101st episode, frequent podcast guest Camilla Fita explains all things #BookTok and TikTok. You will also meet one of EPL’s Collection Librarians, Mary Bennett. Mary gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions are made on purchasing material for EPL's collection. And that’s not all! Find out how people decided what to read before BookTok and perhaps get a suggestion for your next read!
Prepare your confetti cannons - it's time for the 100th episode of Overdue Finds! Bryce and Caroline thank Katie Turzansky for being a friend [of the show] as she graces the podcast with her presence for a fifth time. The trio discusses all things Golden Girls, honour Betty White (who sadly passed away shortly before celebrating a centennial of her own), and reminisce about the importance of this hilarious and heartwarming 80s sitcom. We'd also like to extend a super-special thank you to all of our listeners for making it to 100 episodes with us!
The new year is almost here, but before we ring in 2022, Overdue Finds takes a look back at the year that was. Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guests Richard Thornley and Nancy Sheng to share their favourite books, movies, music, and more. We also get into what different media formats mean for library collections and brainstorm ideas for the Overdue Finds Person of the Year. Plus: what we finally checked out this year and what we can’t wait for next year. Don’t miss it!
It’s the 75th Anniversary of the Ultimate Christmas Movie - “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Join Bryce and Caroline as they talk about this classic with podcast guests Indy Randhawa and Camilla Fita. Though this film was initially underappreciated by our podcast panel, their minds have changed over time. Listen in to hear their conversation as well as a few surprising takes such as - George Bailey being compared to Jack Nicholson’s character in ‘The Shining’! and - the ‘The Godfather’ is a Christmas movie!
Pop culture anniversary alert! Bryce and Caroline welcome back Kate Gibson, Official Best Friend of the Show, to discuss Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy just in time for The Fellowship of the Ring's 20 year anniversary. Caroline expresses her love for the Council of Elrond scene, the group discovers which members of the Fellowship they would be, and everyone touches on the story's most memorable and/or most meme-able moments. Also, as you can imagine, spoilers!
Here we go again! Get ready to feel the beat from the tambourine as Overdue Finds dives deep into ABBA! Bryce, Caroline, and returning guest Katie Turzansky discuss the band’s early days, their brand new album Voyage, and next year’s ABBA hologram concert series. Plus: Eurovision, Swedish tax law, and the group's surprising Edmonton connection.
This Friday, things are about to get freaky! Bryce, Caroline, and returning guest Holly Arnason dive into the confusing world of body-swapping. They discuss the surprising amount of waterskiing in Freaky Friday, the awkwardness of getting closer to your crush while you're in your parent's body, and the many ways swaps play out in Star Trek. Plus: identity, consent, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Don't miss it!
On the latest episode of our podcast we're thrilled to be chatting with former TSN host and mental health advocate Michael Landsberg. Learn more about his upcoming Forward Thinking Speaker Series event with us on Wednesday, Nov. 3 called "Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me", his time hosting Off the Record and #SickNotWeak. This is an episode you won't want to miss.
Pass the cranberry sauce and break out the mashed potatoes! This week's Overdue Finds is stuffed with the things that Bryce, Caroline and returning guest Katie Turzansky are thankful for. Books, movies, music and more - there's just so much to share, so don't miss this episode! Plus: which fictional family would you like to spend Thanksgiving with?
This week on Overdue Finds, hosts Bryce and Caroline get a little too close to the truth... the truth that EPL has lots of great political thrillers! Join them as they talk about their favourites from Jack Ryan to John Grisham (and a few surprises thrown in). Plus: they celebrate the podcast's latest award and plan out YEG's next great thriller. Don't miss it!
On this new episode of Overdue Finds, we have an exclusive interview with best-selling author and host of CBC's Under the Influence, Terry O'Reilly! You'll hear more about his event with us on September 29th called Customer Service IS Marketing, some of his favourite advertising campaigns he's worked on and what it was like to work with celebrities like Kiefer Sutherland & Bob Newhart.
Do you remember August 2019? It seems soo far away but what a special time it was because that was when we recorded our first Kids Pop Culture Confessions episode! Well, guess what?! We’ve done it again - Welcome to Episode 90 – Even More Kids Pop Culture Confessions. Bryce and Caroline talk to three kids - Corbin 8, Lux 6, and William 13 - and get their pop culture picks for August 2021. Tune in to find out what kind of books, movies, music and games kids are into these days. This episode is so jam-packed with kid picks that there is no time to say 'Hi' to anyone!
Bryce and Caroline explore a few of the best galaxies far, far away with guests and resident Sci Fi enthusiasts Meg DeForest and Vicky Varga. The gang discusses the vast world of science fiction books, makes some great recommendations, and answers pressing questions like "would it be weird if I took my new alien friend to the zoo?"
There's nothing like a sports movie to inspire you to dream bigger, reach higher, and give it 110%! This week hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guest Anna Wallace to talk about the movies that skated, dribbled, and punched their way into our hearts. On your mark, get set, listen to the latest episode of Overdue Finds!
Everybody get ready and get into gear - the one and only Degrassi episode of Overdue Finds is here! Bryce and Caroline are joined by first-time guest Jaime Henderson to discuss everything from Kids of Degrassi Street to School's Out and The Next Generation. Plus: the undeniable romance of Gowan, the relatability of Shoppers Drug Mart, and the night Jaime met Joey and Caitlin!
It's officially summer and whether you're road tripping, barbecuing or just hanging out at home it's the perfect time to blast those tunes! Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by first-time guests and music enthusiasts Josh Carr and Quincy Hiscott to cover Canada's classic sounds. We ask the tough questions like "Can you really have a summer playlist without Bryan Adams?" and "What is the ultimate Kim Mitchell song?" and "Can you really have a junior high dance without Bryan Adams?" Tune in and turn it up!
Great news: EPL carries lots of really popular titles! Because they're so popular, you might have to wait a bit while other people check them out. But more great news: the library can help you find other titles to enjoy while you wait! This week Bryce and Caroline are joined by Overdue Finds Family Members (and awesome librarians) Meg DeForest and Camilla Fita to discuss the hottest titles and the stuff you might have missed. Plus: the raddest summer reading club around and the worst-kept secret in Library Land. Check it out!
Did you know that June is National Indigenous History Month, opens a new window? This week Overdue Finds welcomes Caitlin Miller, a member of the Indigenous Services Team at EPL, to talk about great fiction, non-fiction, and kids books by Indigenous authors. Plus: books to movies, Amazing Race-rs, and Edmonton's new municipal ward names. Don't miss this one!
Grab your knitting needles and get out that cross-stitch! Hosts Bryce and Caroline had "sew" much fun talking with two crafting enthusiasts, Overdue Finds family member Meg DeForest and returning guest Ashley Dotto. From crochet to cosplay, we talk about pop culture's influence on crafting and the resources that EPL has to support makers and creators.
This week Overdue Finds celebrates the best parents in pop culture. Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by Mike Eaton and Su Chau to discuss magnificent moms, devoted dads, and great grandparents! Plus: hockey, baseball, and our picks for positively painful pop culture parenting.
Moana showed us just how far she could go by winning this year's EPL March Madness! On this week's Overdue Finds, hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by first-time guest Ashley Dotto to talk all about our favourite characters, songs, and moments from the movie. Plus: some documentary recommendations, a school for magical teenagers, and trying to make sense of Disney canon.
Are you in the mood for love? Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guest Beth Kilfoy and first-time guest Anna Wallace to get the scoop on Julia Quinn's Bridgerton novels and the hot new Netflix series! Then we dish about our favourite characters, discuss what we want to see in Season 2, and discover our Bridgerton names. Don't miss it!
The podcast is alive...with the sound of music! Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guest (and Overdue Finds family member) Meg DeForest to talk all about movie soundtracks. Listen along as they cover synthesizers, scores, and the power of the right song for the right scene. Plus: what songs would you include on the soundtrack of your life?
It's time to open up another time capsule - and this time we're checking out 1996! Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guests Camilla Fita and Holly Arnason to explore all of the sights and sounds (and smells!) of the mid-90s. We've got Romeo + Juliet, Mariah and Celine, and Friends and Seinfeld. Don't miss it!
Get your voting fingers ready and grab that airhorn - it's time for the 2021 Overdue Finds March Madness tournament! Hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by Meg DeForest to break down their brackets for the All-Time Best Fictional Character. From heroes to villains, hobbits to muppets, sixty-four unforgettable characters are going head-to-head...and only one will make it to the end. Who will go all the way? Stay tuned - your votes will decide the winner! Don't forget to share your picks on social media with #EPLMarchMadness!
On this week's Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline talk with Anna Alfonso, EPL's Director of Marketing, Communications and Fund Development, all about what it's like to host a big speakers series event during a pandemic. Then we finally air our interview with award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga, opens a new window, whose event with EPL was rescheduled from last year and will be taking place on March 10, 2021. Plus: #PetsofEPL, power couples, and poetry.
Have you missed EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series? We have too! This week, hosts Bryce and Caroline are joined by author Irshad Manji to talk about her upcoming virtual presentation “Moral Courage for Messy Times, opens a new window.” She tells us what people can expect from her presentation, how she defines ‘moral courage,’ and how she feels about social media. We also learn about the role libraries played in her childhood, get the inside scoop on where to eat in Brooklyn, and discuss our favourite fictional dogs. Don’t miss this conversation or her upcoming session – we’re really looking forward to it!
It's time to shake up your streaming routine - and EPL is here to help! This week Overdue Finds shares some suggestions for great things that aren't on Netflix. From dazzling documentaries to terrific TV, there's tons of titles to explore! And best of all, they're all free with your EPL card. Plus: rocking out with Van Halen, getting life advice from Dolly Parton, and Bryce and Caroline discover some common ground on an unexpected topic.
New year, new you? Why not! Whether you're making a change or continuing a journey you've already started, Overdue Finds is here to help! Hosts Bryce and Caroline talk about new year's resolutions, why we are looking forward with optimism, and the importance of staying of hydrated. They also share what library staff want to try in 2021 and how EPL can help support your new hobby or skill!
Ending the year on a happy note, Bryce and Caroline are joined by Meg DeForest and Nancy Sheng to discuss the best books, movies, music, and games of 2020. Caroline accidentally makes a pitch for a podcast sponsor, Bryce searches for the next big thing in dad rock, the group chats about the future of virtual movie releases, and ultimately we just do the best with what we have.
Grab some hot chocolate and fire up the fireplace - this week Overdue Finds talks all about Hallmark Christmas movies! From fake romance that turns real to time-traveling World War II nurses, we dive into our favourite holiday love stories with librarian Beth Kilfoy and author & screenwriter Jennifer Snow, opens a new window. Plus: we break down the appeal of Christmas in July, cast our dream romance movie casts, and stumble into the Netflix Christmas Universe!
Official friend of the show Katie Turzansky joins Bryce and Caroline to talk about Schitt's Creek and Canadian television. Not only did Schitt's Creek make it all the way to the final of our March Madness 2020 bracket, but it also just finished off its sixth & final season this year, winning a whopping 9 Emmy awards in the process. Everyone also pays their respects to Canadian icon Alex Trebek, Bryce lays down some sweet TV trivia, and our hosts talk about the importance of an inclusive, joyful love story.
That's right, Edmonton - there's a new festival in town! Bryce and Caroline are joined by official friend of the show Melanie St-Onge and first-time guest Susan Mikytyshyn to learn all about the How To Festival, opens a new window, a new event from EPL and City of Learners, opens a new window. It's an opportunity to learn some new things, listen to new voices, and sharpen some new skills...all from the comfort of your home! Get all the details about this free event in this week's episode. Plus: we talk about the skills we learned during the pandemic, our dream celebrity mentors, and the fictional teachers that stuck in our memories!
Do you like scary movies? Bryce and Caroline have a hosts-only discussion about The Haunting of Hill House, background music, and their favourite Halloween-themed (or at least Halloween-adjacent) picks. Listen in for some classic recommendations and new finds for this year's spooky season!
At EPL, we share stories – and the NHL naming Edmonton a hub city is definitely one of the big stories of 2020! In this special bonus Overdue Finds episode, Bryce and Caroline talk with two hockey insiders (Jody Young and Stu Ballantyne from the Oilers Entertainment Group) to find out what it was like going from shutting down in March to shutting out COVID (no positive tests in the bubble during the entire run of the playoffs!). We get the inside scoop on everything from dressing rooms to making ice to what it was like feeding all those NHL teams! Plus: tips for Call of Duty, the adrenaline of race car driving, and Miss Nelson is…missing?!
Overdue Finds gets interactive as Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning Official Friend of the Show Kate Gibson and Capital City Press Featured Writer Davis G. See to talk about interactive storytelling. We talk about Twine, video games, choosing your own adventure, and more!
The Stanley A. Milner Library has officially reopened! On this week's episode of Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline talk with Milner Managers Richard Thornley, Holly Arnason, Tamara Van Biert and Dan Alfano about all of the cool things the new library has. From gamerspaces to makerspaces, The Wall to windows, we get the behind-the-scenes story of what it was like opening this space and what it was like to say #HelloMilner.
Like three adventurers on a quest, Bryce, Caroline, and Meg delve into the world of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Listen to hear podcast team member and long time D&D player, Meg, Dungeon Master (DM) the conversation about this popular Role Playing Game (RPG). Meanwhile, Caroline and Bryce top up their D&D Intelligence (INT) and Wisdom (WIS). Meg shares many tips and resources on how to play from home, build a D&D group and characters.
Few things are eerier than the unsolved mysteries of Unsolved Mysteries. Did you know that you can now stream classic episodes of the show through Hoopla, opens a new window? It's true! Bryce, Caroline, and Overdue Finds Family Member Meg DeForest dive in and discuss Robert Stack, re-enactments, and really scary things. Plus: an email from an enthusiastic listener, our favourite Heart songs, and when it comes to aliens - is the truth really out there?
The prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months has brought to light the structural racism endemic to the United States and has prompted Canadians to examine the ways in which racism impacts our country as well.
On August 5, 2020 City of Learners, opens a new window presented "A Conversation About Racism in Canada," moderated by Irfan Chaudhry with guests Andrew Parker, Dr. Farha Shariff, and Rochelle Ignacio. Overdue Finds is pleased to share the audio from this event as a bonus episode.
Have you heard of the Young Reader's Choice Awards, opens a new window? It's a special prize for kids books - and the kids hold all the power! Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guest and official Friend of the Show Kyle Marshall to talk about what makes this award great and which books are in the running for the next award. Plus: Bryce re-imagines a classic kids book, Kyle confesses his love of atlases, and Caroline is keeping an eye on those murder hornets.
If you happened to miss the online "Capital City in Conversation" event on July 21st, don't worry because we're sharing that conversation with you here on a special bonus episode of Overdue Finds. Join Capital City Press, opens a new window writer Marty Chan, opens a new window, Capital City Records, opens a new window musician Martin Kerr, opens a new window, and Edmonton blogger and social media strategist Linda Hoang, opens a new window in conversation as they talk about connecting with community during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hosted by Sprucewood Branch Manager, Kate Gibson, we'll be discussing Letters from the Pandemic, opens a new window, pop-up neighbourhood concerts, the International Cat Festival, opens a new window, #AdoptAShopYEG, opens a new window, and all the ways we have changed to help us stay connected while physically apart.
It's been a long wait, but EPL branches will be opening back up on August 4th. On this special episode of Overdue Finds, EPL’s CEO Pilar Martinez chats with our hosts about the behind-the-scenes details and challenges of reopening EPL branches during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll learn about the type of safety measures that are in place for customers and staff. Also, you'll hear more details about why EPL made the decision to remove late fees. Plus we answer a very 2020 question, disposable masks or cloth masks?
Great Scott!! On July 3, 1985 a sci-fi comedy about a teenager who travels back in time to 1955 was released and became one of the most beloved films in history. On this episode, Bryce and guest-co-host Meg DeForest are joined by librarian Kate Gibson to chat all about Back to the Future. The group also share their thoughts on the sequels, crazy fan theories about the films and where Back to the Future ranks in terms of great time travel tales
In this episode host Bryce Crittenden & guest co-host Meg DeForest welcome collection's librarians and official friends of the podcast Allison DaSilva & Beth Kilfoy to discuss some of the strangest book, movie & music finds in our catalogue. Stay tuned to the end for some hot takes on strange food combinations we all enjoy!
June is Pride Month and on this new episode of Overdue Finds our hosts are joined by Librarian Kyle Marshall and Emily Riddle to chat about some of their favourite titles that support and celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ community. They recommend some great books, movies, music and share tips on how you can celebrate Pride from home this year.
Join Bryce Crittenden, Meg DeForest & Karen Doerksen as they talk about their love of summer reading past and the changes to EPL's summer reading club's for both kids and adults. Also, find out why reading scary stories is an activity best saved for summer and Bryce shares his love for the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series.
On this new episode of our podcast, Bryce and librarian Kate Gibson chat with best-selling author and EPL’s Writer-In-Residence Susie Moloney, opens a new window about her role at EPL. Learn how she’s still been able to help local writers during these days of social distancing and hear the story about how her novel “A Dry Spell” was optioned by Tom Cruise’s production company in the late ‘90’s. Plus, learn about some of the differences between writing novels and screenplays and everyone talks about their favourite horror movies and so much more!
On this episode Bryce & Caroline look back at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II which recently won the Overdue Finds March Madness Tournament. Joining us for this deep dive into the final Harry Potter film are Potter super fans and librarians Carol Ma & Cassidy Munro. There's lots to dive in to from the casting to the 3D effects and how we're all so glad this movie is the end to all that camping!
On this special Bonus episode of Overdue Finds we chat about the surprising results of the 2020 Overdue Finds March Madness tournament.
Bryce and Caroline are joined by librarian Nancy Sheng and Marina Afonso from EPL's Marketing department to chat about what happened to Game of Thrones, why Beyoncé was knocked out by the Frozen soundtrack, how BTS destroyed Ed Sheeran and how Harry Potter almost didn't make the tournament and the Cinderella like run by Schitt's Creek.
Tune in for all the drama, excitement, and betrayal (oh yes, there was betrayal) as we recap the 2nd Annual EPL Overdue Finds March Madness tournament!
On this brand new episode of Overdue Finds Bryce and Caroline are chatting with librarian Angela Lieu about some of the amazing online resources that kids can access from home including movies, books and so much more. Plus Angela gives us the scoop on what it was like to work with Hemi the dog on some of the Storytime videos on YouTube. Our hosts also share what they’ve been watching at home during the quarantine and learn about the music instruments they attempted to play when they were kids.
On this week’s new episode of Overdue Finds, we’re chatting about some of the amazing EPL resources that you can access from home with Librarian Bethany Arsenault. We share details about some of the hidden gem services that you might not have heard of before and some of our favourite titles that are available digitally. Yes, we also manage to briefly chat about Tiger King!
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, opens a new window presenter of 2020, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. He'll be talking about "Building A City for 2 Million People, opens a new window" 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, opens a new window 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, opens a new window. 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, opens a new window 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, opens a new window, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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.
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.
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!
This year it's all about the Best of the 90's as you get to decide your favourite title or musician from that decade.
Voting has now ended and after receiving over 32,000 votes, the winner of this year's Overdue Finds March Madness tournament is......
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!