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

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We're baaaaaaaack!


After an accidental summer off from recording Steph and Candice are back, much like school and in-store shopping at The Bookshelf!

That's right the bookstore is open to the public 7 days a week from 11am - 6pm. But not to worry, they are still offering delivery, and if you know exactly what you want please consider ordering online for either delivery or pick-up and limiting the number of people browsing the stacks.

We are all in this together and doing what we can to support each other!

Books

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

The Dark Half by Stephen King

The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

The Stand by Stephen King

Well Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

Also follow the online book club Well Read Black Girl

Note - Candice is ashamed to have not been able to come up with the name of Maya Angelou on the spot while trying to remember who said "When you know better, you do better."

In consideration - the return of the Non-Fiction Book Club with a focus on relearning Canadian History.

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Movie Review - Relic

Another week another appearance on End Credits Radio. This week we watched and reviewed Relic - a body horror / family horror film about three generations of women dealing with the dementia of the matriarch and the house which seems to be crumbling along with her mind.

Listen to the full review of Relic at End Credits Radio.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Podcast Appearance - 100 Greatest Albums: Horse by Patti Smith

 I had the honour of stepping in as host on In Your Earholes Podcast's 100 Greatest Albums project, to cover the album Horses by Patti Smith.

I have previously joined Jasen Buch on the project to cover The Who's Tommy, Carole King's Tapestry, and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.

This episode rather than taking the guest duties, I was asked to take the host duties as Jasen usually allows his guests to choose a record, but he really wanted to choose Horses for himself. It's really just a formality, a funny little quirk added to the show. I had no real duties ;-)

Either way, I enjoyed diving into this historic record I had never spent any time with.

I hope you enjoy it too!

Listen to the episode here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Movie Review - Scare Package

This week's episode of End Credits Radio Adam and I review Shudder's new horror anthology Scare Package.

Does the horror comedy anthology go too meta, or just enough meta? Guess it depends on what you want out of your horror films!

Listen to the full episode at the End Credits Radio page.