62 episodes

The voices of a Canadian indie bookstore, cinema, bar, bistro, and live music venue.

The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf The Bookshelf

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The voices of a Canadian indie bookstore, cinema, bar, bistro, and live music venue.

    It's The Vibe That Counts

    It's The Vibe That Counts

    This pandemic doesn't seem at all like the post apocalyptic books we've read in the past!There is way more sitting around reading books and watching movies and television shows from our younger years.
    Join Steph and Candice as a conversation about Lindy West brings them down the path of all the things we've revisted recently before we get to the monthly Stephen King update.
    Books Shit Actually by Lindy West
    Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
    Needful Things by Stephen King
    Gerald's Game by Stephen King
    Survivor's Song by Paul Tremblay
    Podcast Links I Hate It But I Love It
    You're Wrong About
    This Ends At Prom
     
    ---
    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
    Theme music from the Free Music Archive, by The Underscore Orkestra

    • 39 min
    There is no break in March

    There is no break in March

    Steph and Candice chat Fox Mulder, critical thinking skills and 20th and 21st century popular music.
    Books: 1973: Rock at the Crossroads by Andrew Grant Jackson
    Links: k-os cover of The Cars Just What I Needed (opens a Youtube video)
    Strong Songs Podcast on Babylon Sisters by Steely Dan
    Switched on Pop podcast How Streaming Changed the Sound of Pop
    Timestamps: 3:00 There was an anti-mask protest near the bookstore; empathy and critical thinking
    7:56 Fox Mulder is not the hero you think he is
    10:30 It's okay to not be okay, but how do we move forward
    16:00 The importance of routine
    22:00 Reading as a habit that shakes up your habit
    26:50 Podcasts vs radio
    30:00 Gen X talking about music these days
    50:00 The terror of algorithms
    ---
    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
    Theme music from the Free Music Archive, by The Underscore Orkestra

    • 55 min
    All about reading for fun (or for a misguided project)

    All about reading for fun (or for a misguided project)

    From Grady Hendrix to habit forming to bananas? It's not as wild a ride as this description would have you believe.
    Candice and Steph check in on recent books and authors and how to be intentional with our time.
    Books The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
    My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
    Needful Things by Stephen King
    Hello Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life by Fumio Sasaki
    Links The Great Stephen King Reread by Grady Hendrix
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro and check in with Steph and Candice - what's new, what are you doing once businesses re-open a bit
    08:16 Steph talks about books she's read and whether or not she can recommend them
    09:45 Let's talk Grady Hendrix 
    21:00 What did women socially do before the book club became popular?
    23:25 Candice's Stephen King reread and how everyone is wrong about Pet Sematary
    30:30 Talking about habit forming
    37:30 What else are we doing to relax besides reading?
    41:00 Intentionally doing nothing or something - just be intentional
    ---
    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
    Theme music from the Free Music Archive, by The Underscore Orkestra

    • 48 min
    The Year That Wasn't In Review

    The Year That Wasn't In Review

    Welcome to 2021! Steph and Candice do a mini year in review for 2020 and talk about the music and movies and restaurants they missed and the books and television and home cooking they didn't miss.
    Books Shining In The Dark: Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library edited by Hans-Ake Lilja
    The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands by Stephen King
    Movies Midsommar - and how we relate to it now https://twitter.com/alexem/status/1339389665590185985
    Links Spotify's business - https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dzje3/daniel-ek-spotify-artists-pay-interview
    Lilja's Library, a Stephen King fansite - https://www.liljas-library.com/
    Stephen King Ranked - https://screenrant.com/every-stephen-king-book-ranked-best-worst 
    Timestamps 01:45 We start with music
    11:30 Moving on to television and streaming services
    16:00 Home cooking
    18:00 Stephen King book club - Steph has a complementary read and we talk about rankings
    33:00 How social media and criticism may have changed Stephen King
    38:40 Movies - Midsommar and how it represents our collective experience
    42:15 What does the future hold?
    ---
    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
    Theme music from the Free Music Archive, by The Underscore Orkestra

    • 46 min
    A letter written on a cold dreary day

    A letter written on a cold dreary day

    Why do we read? To get away, to learn, to watch other people without guilt. Why do we write?
    Let's be honest, Steph and Candice come to no conclusions about these existential questions, but they try.
    Books The Stand, The Green Mile, Needful Things, Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, Cell by Stephen King
    Links Stephen King's accidental blindness on race - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/28/stephen-king-says-oscars-are-rigged-in-favor-of-the-white-folks-washington-post
    Timestamps 02:15 - What's NaNoWriMo?
    07:00 - revisiting stories you already know
    10:00 - taking time to think about what you are reading and watching
    11:00 - The Stephen King Project
    15:00 - Stephen King and the myth of meritocracy
    22:00 - How our lifestyles have changed with Covid
    26:00 - Where everyone wonders "What does epistolary mean?"
    29:00 - The pain of group chats
    30:45 - The real reason why Steph doesn't journal
    34:00 - Students writing letters to elected officials and why you should too
    42:00 Back to The Stand
     
    ---
    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
    Theme music from the Free Music Archive, by The Underscore Orkestra
     
     

    • 48 min
    Spooktober

    Spooktober

    Halloween time has come around again... Steph and Candice take full advantage by chatting about spooky books and spooky tv shows.
    We also discuss whether or not people should be reading stories about the downfall of humanity, whether it be from viruses or robots.
    Books, television and other links Unsolved Mysteries - the proto crime podcast, as a television show of the 80s and 90s
    The Stand by Stephen King - the study described by the sociologist in the book, Glenn Bateman, is entirely fiction. 
    I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the genre or rewriting classics with supernatural elements.
    End Credits Radio, CFRU's movie review program.
    Lindy West, columnist
    Genre bending novels and novelists
    The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Ted Chiang
    ---
    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
    Theme music from the Free Music Archive, by The Underscore Orkestra
     
     

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Arts

Listeners Also Subscribed To