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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cli-fi is a genre now?


Steph and Candice check in again on how life, work and entertainment is going during work from home times.

Hint, it's a lot of television watching, way more than usual

Listen along to hear what they've been watching, reading and maybe eating!

Books

The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie

American War by Omar El Akkad

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Misery by Stephen King

Tommyknockers by Stephen King

A Matter of Taste by Rebecca Tucker

Links

Movie commentary with friends from Candice's podcast, 100% Candice

What is Cli-Fi? 

Read what Stephen King thought of Annie Wilkes, villain of Misery. 

Timestamps

00:33 Intro

01:30 Missing movies with friends

05:50 Choosing what movies to watch

06:50 The Outer Limits reboot of the 90s

09:10 The X-Files conspiracy theory

10:16 Telling stories through years long series

14:30 Role playing games and playing characters outside yourself

19:03 How we communicate in audio without visual cues

22:00 How our reality is different from the tropes of sci fi

24:00 Giving people the nod while out for a walk

26:17 Reading updates

30:50 The Stephen King update

39:10 Steph realizes keeping a journal might be a positive thing, again.

43:45 Candice's accidental food industry book club 

48:50 Plea to support local businesses

49:46 What do live events and celebrations look like now?

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Canned Con Cast 34 - Northern AM Gold

There is a new episode of the podcast I co-host with Anthony Marco, Canned Con Cast, available to stream or download.

It's been roughly 8 months since our last episode, because life happens. But we really reflect on why we started this podcast in the first place in this episode.

Also, note, I suggest to Anthony that he should listen to a specific song by the band Skylark, but I gave him the wrong song title. This is the one he and you should listen to (after listening to our episode!)