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

The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf The Bookshelf

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

    May Catch Up

    May Catch Up

    Steph and Candice fit in a check in despite very busy schedules.
    They chat about the usual topics - reading writing by women, reading Stephen King and other authors and looking past the problematic racism and misogyny of the 1980s, as well as the problematic misogyny of Dr. Peter Venkman.
    Books Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart
    The Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
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    • 51 min
    We Don't Need a Pandemic to Justify our Escapism

    We Don't Need a Pandemic to Justify our Escapism

    Candice and Steph discuss whether antiheroes, reluctant heroes, or very good heroes are the best to tell stories about. 
    And then they get into trying to decide what makes fantasy fantasy.
    Basically the title says it all "We don't need a pandemic to justify our escapism" and Candice and Steph say read it all, watch it all, whatever makes you happy.
    Books Wizard and Glass: Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
    Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (coming back to print in May 2022)
    What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy
    Xenogenesis Series by Octavia E. Butler
    Movies Licorice Pizza playing March 13 - 17
    West Side Story playing March 13 - 17
    Full schedule
    The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, Guardians of the Galaxy, Abbot Elementary, iZombie
    Timestamps 3:30 Cinema Update
    8:26 The future of movie watching, and Cats the Musical, The Movie.
    15:45 The Batman, and our opinions, having not seen the film.
    20:30 Heroes and chosen family
    26:25 Reading and watching the lighter fare
    36:22 The Stephen King Re-read Update
    42:00 What makes fantasy fantasy?
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    • 50 min
    Time for a Fresh Start

    Time for a Fresh Start

    Steph and Candice declare a new start and share highlights from 2021
    Books A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraquip
    Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
    Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin Diangelo
    Hood Feminism: Notes from the Woman that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O'Meara
    Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R Anderson
    Hello, Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life by Fumio Sasaki
    Links Mallory O'Meara's Podcast Reading Glasses
    Books Unbound Podcast and Bookmark Subscription
    Events January 25 - Lawrence Hill in conversation with Nana aba Duncan about his children's book Beatrice and Croc Harry
    Feb 1 - Tara McKenna in conversation with Candice Batista about her book Don't Be Trashy
    Timestamps 00:00 Welcome
    02:18 Steph's update on 2021 resolutions and goals
    06:20 Candice's update on 2021 goals
    08:07 Update on the Stephen King re read
    17:00 On musicians and writers revisiting their work
    20:07 Steph's reading highlights of 2021
    26:27 Candice's reading higlights of 2021
    33:00 Goals for 2022
    42:00 Events around the Bookshelf
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    • 53 min
    It's Nice To Be Back!

    It's Nice To Be Back!

    After a summer break Candice and Steph are back to talk books, movies and music, with only a side of feminism and social justice.
    Candice read some books on break and Steph started a dance class.
    ** We were together in real space with lots of distance so there's a bit of a big echoey room sound, and lots of talking all over each other. We were excited. Deal with it.
    Books Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, Insomnia, Rose Madder & The Green Mile by Stephen King
    Evil by Julia Shaw
    The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix along with Horrostor, My Best Friend's Exorcism, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
    Movies Just Mercy Trailer - https://youtu.be/GVQbeG5yW78 
    Titane Trailer - https://youtu.be/epoyDw8EU9I
    Suspiria 2018 Trailer - https://youtu.be/BY6QKRl56Ok 
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    • 57 min
    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
     
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    • 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
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    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

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