Part of the Story: Red Deer Public Library's Official Podcast
By Red Deer Public Library
Part of the Story highlights Red Deer, libraries, programs, initiatives, books, and pop culture. Join Sage Black, Shannon Lirondelle, Sarah Spurr and Claire Brown, RDPL staff, as they welcome guests, and discuss all manner of topics.
Pop Culture Time Capsule: 1999
Join hosts Sage Black (@sblackrdpl) and Claire Brown (@whatcsees) for a conversation reminiscing on all things 1999! Journey down memory lane, and follow along on with tangents, and Keanu Reeves detours. Connect with the hosts on Twitter, visit our Facebook page, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
September 15, 2022
Pick or Pass: Summer Reading @ RDPL
Join hosts Sage Black (@sblackrdpl) and Claire Brown (@whatcsees) to chat Summer Reading! Play along with the hosts for their new favourite game "Pick or Pass", and find the entire list on Red Deer Public Library's catalogue. Connect with the hosts on Twitter, visit our Facebook page, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
June 21, 2022
Reading YA with *adults* Sarah & Claire!
Sarah Spurr, and Claire Brown (@whatcsees) make the case that EVERYONE should be reading Young Adult books. Primarily discussing two articles (and offering recommendations of their own), join Claire and Sarah to feel better about your "guilty pleasure" reading. Connect with the hosts on Twitter (@rdpl), visit our Facebook page, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
May 05, 2022
Join hosts Sage Black (@sblackrdpl) and Claire Brown (@whatcsees) to chat all things exciting for Spring! Take a a listening journey from the opening of a pop-up branch at Bower Mall to a discussion of Nicolas Cage (as they do). Spring forward into the season of renewing possibilities! Connect with the hosts on Twitter, visit our Facebook page, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
April 05, 2022
International Women's Day, Authors, & More...
Join hosts Shannon Lirondelle (@shanliron), and Claire Brown (@whatcsees) as they discuss women authors in celebration of Women's History Month AND International Women's Day (March 8, 2022). Connect with the hosts on Twitter, visit our Facebook page, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
March 08, 2022
Choosing Books with Sarah & Claire
Listen to tips from Sarah Spurr (@sspurr_nerdgirl), Claire Brown (@whatcsees), and some internet articles about how they choose books. Discussions on library suggestion services, and covers are a must. Connect with the hosts on Twitter, visit our Facebook page, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
February 16, 2022
New Year; New Us? Resolutions, Intentions, Challenges, and Reading
Join hosts Claire Brown (@whatcsees) and Shannon Lirondelle (@shanliron) as they talk about the difference between resolutions and intentions. What it means to set reading goals, and the challenge of going outside your comfort zone. Connect with the hosts on Twitter, or visit our Facebook, or website (rdpl.org) for more information.
January 07, 2022
What We Loved in 2021!
Join hosts Sage Black, Claire Brown, and Sarah Spurr as they share their favourites from 2021 (and a couple of honourable mentions)!
December 15, 2021
Reading Slumps Tips, Tricks & Thoughts
Join hosts Sage Black and Claire Brown to talk reading slumps. Who has 'em, and how to solve them. Claire and Sage bring research, and oh so many thoughts on reading, slumps, and fixes.
November 15, 2021
Welcome to Season Three!
Join Claire Brown, and a new regular host, Sarah Spurr, as they chat upcoming programming at Red Deer Public Library. (And stick around for their latest recommendations!)
October 07, 2021
Season 2: Episode 16: Season Finale
The Tri-pod returns for their final podcast of season two! They talk summer, tease next season, and share their recommendations for what you should be reading, watching, and listening.
June 22, 2021
Season 2: Episode 15: The Return of Red Deer Reads!
Join hosts Claire Brown and Shannon Lirondelle for a discussion about all things Red Deer Reads 2021! Hear about our three short listed titles, and the plans to celebrate this community wide book club.
June 10, 2021
Season 2: Episode 14: Summer Reading Club!
Join Shannon Lirondelle as she welcomes Red Deer Public Library's 2021 Summer Reading Club Coordinators Claire Stange, and Ainsley Lirondelle. They chat a bit about how they found this opportunity, philosophies on what summer reading club means to them, and why neither listen to podcasts.
May 27, 2021
Season 2: Episode 13: Claire & Sage Always Recommend
Join hosts Sage Black and Claire Brown for their latest top five adventure. The hosts give their always recommended from Nicolas Cage to Anime, and of course honourable mentions.
May 14, 2021
Season 2: Episode 12: Another Story Told
Join hosts Claire Brown and Shannon Lirondelle to celebrate the inaugural issue of Red Deer Public Library's magazine "Another Story". The hosts are in conversation with Emil John Aquino, Leah Martinoski, and Catherine Butcher about their creative processes, day jobs, and being published for the first time.
April 30, 2021
Season 2: Episode 11: The Fitness Adventures of Sage & Shannon
Join hosts Sage Black, and Shannon Lirondelle as they discuss their fitness journeys (including the open and closing of the gyms), becoming experts on their bodies, and finding out what works for them.
April 16, 2021
Season 2: Episode 10: The Tri-Pod has a Check-in
Join hosts Sage Black, Shannon Lirondelle, and Claire Brown for a chat about how their 2021 goals are progressing, and some unique new offerings at the library.
April 01, 2021
Season 2: Episode 9: Sage & Claire Talk Joys of 2021
Join hosts Sage Black, and Claire Brown as they talk about what's giving them joy so far in 2021. From the big things to the small, join the hosts as they reflect on joys and hopeful feelings.
March 18, 2021
Season 2: Episode 8: Quarantine Adventures: Shannon, Claire & The Romance Genre
The Quarantine Adventures of Part of the Story continue as hosts Shannon Lirondelle, and Claire Brown dive into the genre of romance. How they define it, where it does a disservice to itself, bodice-rippers, and whether it is inherently feminist.
March 02, 2021
Season 2: Episode 7: The First of the Quarantine Tri-Pod
Join all three hosts to chat about goals in 2021 from fitness pursuits to puppies (and being a nice person in between).
January 28, 2021
Season 2: Episode 6: The Return of Quarantine Pod with Sarah Spurr & a 2020 Top Five
Join Claire Brown with Sarah Spurr back in quarantine with a list of favourites they enjoyed in 2020! Forgive the audio, and come on a top five adventure!
December 23, 2020
Season 2: Episode 5: Good Things of 2020 Aka The First Top Three of the Tri-Pod
Join hosts Sage Black, Shannon Lirondelle, and Claire Brown for their first top three list as a tri-pod. The hosts discuss things that were good despite COVID, being acquaintances after eight years, the joys of pet parenthood, and getting physical (exercise that is).
December 10, 2020
Season 2: Episode 4: Trish Klein, Library History, and Being a Maker
Hosts Claire Brown, and Shannon Lirondelle welcome Adult Services Coordinator Trish Klein. Trish tells us a little library history as we discuss the changing preferences of the public, and how being a maker influences her library programs.
November 26, 2020
Season 2: Episode 3: Season Two REBOOT, and Intro to the Tri-Pod
Host Claire Brown welcomes NEW co-host Shannon Lirondelle, and welcomes back original co-host Sage Black. The three catch up on the happenings in lives, at the library, and what the future of this podcast might look like. Get ready to tri-pod.
November 13, 2020
Season 2: Episode 2: Karen Drok, Canadian Library Month, Outreach, & Audio Issues
Host Claire Brown welcomes Youth Outreach & School Services Manager Karen Drok to celebrate Canadian Library Month. Karen tells us about library memories, serving community, and what outreach means to her all while battling audio issues!
October 10, 2020
Season 2: Episode 1: Kareena Fulton, the chaos of COVID, considerations vs challenges, and why she still loves change
Claire Brown welcomes you back to season two of Red Deer Public Library's official podcast with a visit from former guest, and newly minted Public Services Manager Kareena Fulton to talk about the chaos of upheaval, finding small happinesses, being anchored, and staying tethered to your community.
September 08, 2020
Episode 14: Season 1.5: Series! Aka ‘A list in no particular order’
Join Claire Brown, and guest co-host Mary Medinsky as they talk about series (of all kinds) that were and are important, a CanCon Classic, and whether a particular title is actually in the Poirot series.
June 18, 2020
Episode 13: Season 1.5, Steven Kwasny, and Learning in the Age of Quarantine
Claire Brown welcomes guest cohost Mary Medinsky to chat with Steven Kwasny about competitive learning, the history of graham crackers, deep diving into beluga whales, and everything in between.
May 08, 2020
Episode 12: The Last Quarantine Adventure of Sage & Claire Aka The Season One Finale
Sage Black, and Claire Brown talk about what they’re doing in quarantine, how they connect, feel grateful, and enjoy re-reads. We also *temporarily* say goodbye Sage, and get ready for season 1.5 and beyond.
April 30, 2020
Episode 11: Top 5 Films to Rewatch (During Quarantine or Anytime)
Join Sage Black, and Claire Brown on another top five adventure — with fewer rules broken — and a digression about Keanu! Hear about their favourite rewatches, Marvel & Harry Potter secret confessions, and of course honourable mentions.
April 23, 2020
Episode 10: Favourite Characters (A Loose Top Five Adventure)
Join Sage Black and Claire Brown as they talk about their favourite characters in pop culture, break their own rules for the list, have a too long discussion about Harrison Ford, and reminisce about getting to know each other on this podcast.
April 17, 2020
Episode 9: Long Distance Tri-Podcasting & Quarantine...(it’s a thing)
Sage Black, and Claire Brown welcome Mary Medinsky (college administrator, and sister to Claire) to chat about how we are spending our time, Dolly Parton, and whether you should cut your bangs.
April 09, 2020
Episode 8: Public Domain in the Time of Quarantine
Sage Black, and Claire Brown give you the rundown about public domain, how almost getting an English degree has proved useful, and time being a construct.
April 03, 2020
Episode 7: Claire & Sage in Quarantine aka The Long Distance Podcast
Join Sage Black and Claire Brown for their first quarantine episode. Get recommendations for Libby, podcasts, and a mini digression about Nicolas Cage.
March 26, 2020
Episode 6: Let's Talk Change (but with our bosses)...
Sage Black, and Claire Brown welcome their managers Kareena Fulton, and Candice Putnam to talk about change. It's a discussion about personal changes, how libraries change over time, and the very real changes of the physical space at the Downtown Branch.
March 13, 2020
Episode 5: What's Coming in 2020?
Sage Black, and Claire Brown chat about what they are looking forward to in 2020 -- exciting new library initiatives, books, and way too many films. Join Sage, and Claire talk about what they are most anticipating for 2020!
February 11, 2020
Episode 4: Sara Girardin: Raising Readers, Book Clubs, and Reading Challenges
Sage Black, and Claire Brown welcome Sara Girardin to talk about raising readers, how the library fits into modern life, and yearly reading goals.
January 17, 2020
Episode 3: 2019 Highlights, and wrap-ups
Sage Black, and Claire Brown discuss 2019 highlights at Red Deer Public Library, professionally, and their favourite reads, watches, and listens from the past year!
December 06, 2019
Episode 2: Shannon Lirondelle: Turning Passion into Programs
Sage Black, and Claire Brown welcome their first guest Shannon Lirondelle. Shannon is a reader, writer, and children's programmer. Sage, and Claire talk to Shannon about turning passions into programs, believing in yourself, and whether you should reread.
November 08, 2019
Episode 1: Red Deer Reads
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Part of the Story! Here Sage Black, and Claire Brown give a quick history of Red Deer Reads, and discuss the 2019 winner.
October 12, 2019
Part of the Story: Red Deer Public Library's Official Podcast Trailer
Welcome! We are so excited to announce Red Deer Public Library's new podcast - Part of the Story. Join us as we celebrate Red Deer, libraries, books, and pop culture!
October 07, 2019