Monday, October 18, 2021

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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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Monday, April 26, 2021

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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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Monday, January 18, 2021

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?

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Monday, November 9, 2020

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

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Monday, October 19, 2020

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

Outer Limits - the 90s reboot of the 60s television show

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

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast