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Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land will be hosting conversations about movies, music, books, pretty much any sort of popular culture and media you can think of and likely some you’ve never thought of. We’re hoping you’ll learn more about what you can find at the library.

Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land will be hosting conversations about movies, music, books, pretty much any sort of popular culture and media you can think of and likely some you’ve never thought of. We’re hoping you’ll learn more about what you can find at the library.

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Canada

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Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land will be hosting conversations about movies, music, books, pretty much any sort of popular culture and media you can think of and likely some you’ve never thought of. We’re hoping you’ll learn more about what you can find at the library.

Twitter:

@EPLdotCA

Language:

English


Episodes

68. The Best of Halloween

10/23/2020
Do you like scary movies? Bryce and Caroline have a hosts-only discussion about The Haunting of Hill House, background music, and their favourite Halloween-themed (or at least Halloween-adjacent) picks. Listen in for some classic recommendations and new finds for this year's spooky season! Don't forget to visit our list that features our favourite Halloween themed titles that we talk about in this episode. Share your thoughts on this episode by emailing us at podcast@epl.ca or tag us on...

Duration:00:46:11

Building NHL's Hub City

10/16/2020
At EPL, we share stories – and the NHL naming Edmonton a hub city is definitely one of the big stories of 2020! In this special bonus Overdue Finds episode, Bryce and Caroline talk with two hockey insiders (Jody Young and Stu Ballantyne from the Oilers Entertainment Group) to find out what it was like going from shutting down in March to shutting out COVID (no positive tests in the bubble during the entire run of the playoffs!). We get the inside scoop on everything from dressing rooms to...

Duration:00:45:44

67. Interactive Storytelling

10/9/2020
Overdue Finds gets interactive as Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning Official Friend of the Show Kate Gibson and Capital City Press Featured Writer Davis G. See to talk about interactive storytelling. We talk about Twine, video games, choosing your own adventure, and more! Be sure to visit our list of all the items that we talk about on this episode which includes links to Davis' writing and some of the games he's written. Share your thoughts on this episode by emailing us at...

Duration:00:32:00

66. The Library is Open

9/25/2020
The Stanley A. Milner Library has officially reopened! On this week's episode of Overdue Finds, Bryce and Caroline talk with Milner Managers Richard Thornley, Holly Arnason, Tamara Van Biert and Dan Alfano about all of the cool things the new library has. From gamerspaces to makerspaces, The Wall to windows, we get the behind-the-scenes story of what it was like opening this space and what it was like to say #HelloMilner. Checkout our list of all the items that are talked about on this...

Duration:01:01:10

65. Dungeons & Dragons

9/11/2020
Like three adventurers on a quest, Bryce, Caroline, and Meg delve into the world of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Listen to hear podcast team member and long time D&D player, Meg, Dungeon Master (DM) the conversation about this popular Role Playing Game (RPG). Meanwhile, Caroline and Bryce top up their D&D Intelligence (INT) and Wisdom (WIS). Meg shares many tips and resources on how to play from home, build a D&D group and characters. Checkout our list of all the great titles that we talk...

Duration:01:06:59

64. Unsolved Mysteries

8/28/2020
Few things are eerier than the unsolved mysteries of Unsolved Mysteries. Did you know that you can now stream classic episodes of the show through Hoopla? It's true! Bryce, Caroline, and Overdue Finds Family Member Meg DeForest dive in and discuss Robert Stack, re-enactments, and really scary things. Plus: an email from an enthusiastic listener, our favourite Heart songs, and when it comes to aliens - is the truth really out there? Don't forget to checkout our list of all the titles that we...

Duration:00:58:03

A Conversation About Racism in Canada (Bonus Episode)

8/21/2020
The prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months has brought to light the structural racism endemic to the United States and has prompted Canadians to examine the ways in which racism impacts our country as well. On August 5, 2020 City of Learners presented "A Conversation About Racism in Canada," moderated by Irfan Chaudhry with guests Andrew Parker, Dr. Farha Shariff, and Rochelle Ignacio. Overdue Finds is pleased to share the audio from this event as a bonus...

Duration:01:13:52

63. Young Reader's Choice Awards

8/14/2020
Have you heard of the Young Reader's Choice Awards? It's a special prize for kids books - and the kids hold all the power! Bryce and Caroline are joined by returning guest and official Friend of the Show Kyle Marshall to talk about what makes this award great and which books are in the running for the next award. Plus: Bryce re-imagines a classic kids book, Kyle confesses his love of atlases, and Caroline is keeping an eye on those murder hornets. Check out our list of recommendations from...

Duration:00:56:45

Bonus Episode: Capital City in Conversation

8/7/2020
If you happened to miss the online "Capital City in Conversation" event on July 21st, don't worry because we're sharing that conversation with you here on a special bonus episode of Overdue Finds. Join Capital City Press writer Marty Chan, Capital City Records musician Martin Kerr, and Edmonton blogger and social media strategist Linda Hoang in conversation as they talk about connecting with community during the COVID-19 crisis. Hosted by Sprucewood Branch Manager, Kate Gibson, we'll be...

Duration:00:49:55

62. Reopening EPL

7/31/2020
It's been a long wait, but EPL branches will be opening back up on August 4th. On this special episode of Overdue Finds, EPL’s CEO Pilar Martinez chats with our hosts about the behind-the-scenes details and challenges of reopening EPL branches during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll learn about the type of safety measures that are in place for customers and staff. Also, you'll hear more details about why EPL made the decision to remove late fees. Plus we answer a very 2020 question, disposable...

Duration:00:16:40

61. 35th Anniversary of Back to the Future

7/16/2020
Great Scott!! On July 3, 1985 a sci-fi comedy about a teenager who travels back in time to 1955 was released and became one of the most beloved films in history. On this episode, Bryce and guest-co-host Meg DeForest are joined by librarian Kate Gibson to chat all about Back to the Future. The group also share their thoughts on the sequels, crazy fan theories about the films and where Back to the Future ranks in terms of great time travel tales. We also have a list of all the different Back...

Duration:00:51:48

60 EPL's Strangest Finds

7/3/2020
In this episode host Bryce Crittenden & guest co-host Meg DeForest welcome collection's librarians and official friends of the podcast Allison DaSilva & Beth Kilfoy to discuss some of the strangest book, movie & music finds in our catalogue. Stay tuned to the end for some hot takes on strange food combinations we all enjoy! Don't forget that we also have a list of all the "strange finds" that we talk about on this episode. Visit the EPL From Home page on our website to learn more about how...

Duration:00:39:09

59 LGBTQ2S+ Reads

6/19/2020
June is Pride Month and on this new episode of Overdue Finds our hosts are joined by Librarian Kyle Marshall and Emily Riddle to chat about some of their favourite titles that support and celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ community. They recommend some great books, movies, music and share tips on how you can celebrate Pride from home this year. Don't forget to visit our list of the great recommended LGBTQ2S+ picks from our guests. Visit the EPL From Home page on our website to learn more about how...

Duration:00:40:10

58 Summer Reading Clubs

6/5/2020
Join Bryce Crittenden, Meg DeForest & Karen Doerksen as they talk about their love of summer reading past and the changes to EPL's summer reading club's for both kids and adults. Also, find out why reading scary stories is an activity best saved for summer and Bryce shares his love for the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series. Be sure to sign yourself or your kids up for EPL's Summer Reading Clubs for kids and adults/teens. Don't forget to check out our list of all the titles that we talk...

Duration:00:37:40

57 Susie Moloney Interview

5/22/2020
On this new episode of our podcast, Bryce and librarian Kate Gibson chat with best-selling author and EPL’s Writer-In-Residence Susie Moloney about her role at EPL. Learn how she’s still been able to help local writers during these days of social distancing and hear the story about how her novel “A Dry Spell” was optioned by Tom Cruise’s production company in the late ‘90’s. Plus, learn about some of the differences between writing novels and screenplays and everyone talks about their...

Duration:00:43:21

56 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

5/8/2020
On this episode Bryce & Caroline look back at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II which recently won the Overdue Finds March Madness Tournament. Joining us for this deep dive into the final Harry Potter film are Potter super fans and librarians Carol Ma & Cassidy Munro. There's lots to dive in to from the casting to the 3D effects and how we're all so glad this movie is the end to all that camping! In addition to Harry Potter we talk about quite a few other titles which you can...

Duration:00:59:43

55 EPL From Home: Kids Stuff

4/24/2020
On this brand new episode of Overdue Finds Bryce and Caroline are chatting with librarian Angela Lieu about some of the amazing online resources that kids can access from home including movies, books and so much more. Plus Angela gives us the scoop on what it was like to work with Hemi the dog on some of the Storytime videos on YouTube. Our hosts also share what they’ve been watching at home during the quarantine and learn about the music instruments they attempted to play when they were...

Duration:00:41:10

BONUS Episode 6 - 2020 Overdue Finds March Madness Recap

4/17/2020
On this special Bonus episode of Overdue Finds we chat about the surprising results of the 2020 Overdue Finds March Madness tournament. Bryce and Caroline are joined by librarian Nancy Sheng and Marina Afonso from EPL's Marketing department to chat about what happened to Game of Thrones, why Beyoncé was knocked out by the Frozen soundtrack, how BTS destroyed Ed Sheeran and how Harry Potter almost didn't make the tournament and the Cinderella like run by Schitt's Creek. Tune in for all the...

Duration:00:30:42

54 EPL From Home: Online Resources

4/10/2020
On this week’s new episode of Overdue Finds, we’re chatting about some of the amazing EPL resources that you can access from home with Librarian Bethany Arsenault. We share details about some of the hidden gem services that you might not have heard of before and some of our favourite titles that are available digitally. Yes, we also manage to briefly chat about Tiger King! Be sure to checkout our list of all the digital resources that we talk about in this episode. Visit the EPL From Home...

Duration:00:43:49

53 EPL's COVID-19 Response

3/27/2020
A lot has changed this we released our last episode! Hosts Bryce and Caroline – recording from separate locations – are joined (remotely) by Edmonton Public Library CEO Pilar Martinez to talk about everything that has been happening in the last few weeks. They ask Pilar about the decision to close library branches, how EPL is working with the City to support Edmontonians, and what qualities are needed to lead in challenging times. (Plus we find out what song all three people sing when they...

Duration:00:18:34